Tanya Cabala... "a strong, dedicated and motivated leader • ...she models active listening and empathetic dialogue • ...impressed with Tanya's deep knowledge of the issues and her thoughtful, respectful conversation with those who may disagree  • ...a tireless defender of the environment and a true champion of the people • ...Tanya is the individual with the experience and background to make a real difference" • dedicated • persistent • hardworking • gets things done • leader

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Tanya is honored and proud to have the support of:
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MICHIGAN REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS AND MILLWRIGHTS
"The hard-working men and women of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights only endorse the best candidates who will stand up for them and other working families in the state of Michigan,” said Lisa Canada, political and legislative director for the MRCC. “We believe Tanya Cabala is a skilled and effective leader who is motivated and well-prepared to advocate on behalf of working men and women in her district and throughout the state in Lansing.”
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PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S CAUCUS
The purpose of the Progressive Democratic Women's Caucus is engaging progressive democratic women in the political process by educating, mentoring, networking, recruiting, endorsing, fundraising and advocating for issues. We share the values of equality for women, common wealth for the common good and progressive democratic social and political values.
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MICHIGAN SIERRA CLUB
"...It turns out that from all the various resumes and applications I have seen, there's no doubt in my mind, she is the strongest environmental candidate that we have running this year throughout the state of Michigan." -Robert Gordon, Michigan Sierra Club, announcing endorsement for Tanya Cabala
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EMILY'S LIST
“EMILY's List is excited to endorse Tanya Cabala who has the commitment and experience to get things done in Lansing," said Geri Prado, senior director of state and local campaigns at EMILY's List. "Tanya is a lifelong Muskegon County resident who served 12 years on the Whitehall City Council, and has worked to spur economic growth by protecting Michigan's greatest natural resources. EMILY's List is proud to endorse her."
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD ADVOCATES OF MICHIGAN
I am honored to be endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan. In Muskegon County, Planned Parenthood provides well-woman, preventative healthcare; life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, breast health services and PAP tests. For many, a visit to the health center in Muskegon County is the only healthcare they might have in a given year. More than half of the several thousand individuals who use the center’s services annually live well below the federal poverty level. Most are uninsured or qualify for Medicaid or the Title X family planning program. The center is absolutely essential to the health of many families in our communities, especially today when basic healthcare is out of reach for many of our citizens.
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MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE
"The Mission of the Michigan Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system. We aim to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct of negligence of others can obtain justice in Michigan's courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests."
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LAKESHORE COMMUNITY LABOR COUNCIL
“I write today to inform you that by way of a unanimous vote the Lakeshore Community Labor Council is proud to support your election efforts. We will appreciate and value having a great champion of Labor representing our interests in Lansing. On behalf of working men and women from across our Lakeshore region we say thank you for stepping up and we look forward to standing with you in 2018.
In Solidarity,
Ryan Bennett, Chairman, Lakeshore Community Labor Council”
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AFL-CIO
"It is a privilege to inform you that the Executive Council of the Michigan State AFL-CIO has voted to endorse your candidacy for State House.

The Michigan State AFL-CIO is a federation of labor organizations representing over 1,000,000 active and retired members of unions throughout the state. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families, bring economic justice to the workplace, as well as social justice to our state and the nation. The Michigan State AFL-CIO supports the rights of workers to join and form unions. By exercising their collective voice, ordinary people bargain to improve their living conditions, working conditions, and communities.

We are pleased to have the opportunity to support a candidate who is committed to the interests of working families."
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MEA
My parents were teachers, my brother was a teacher, and my sister was a school paraprofessional. I have been a teacher, substitute teacher, and tutor for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. I know our public schools. I know our teachers. I support them 100%.

I am very honored to be endorsed by the Michigan Education Association (MEA), the largest single public employee union in the state, representing 140,000 teachers, education support professionals and higher-education employees. "The MEA is committed to creating and maintaining an effective education system that supports the development of successful, empowered students; advances the principles of democracy, human and civil rights; meets
the needs of our global society; and improves the quality of life for all."
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END CITIZENS UNITED
Fight for Reform, a state level project of End Citizens United (ECU) endorses Tanya Cabala. ECU endorses candidates with a commitment to campaign finance reform. All candidates run with only grassroots financing, not corporate funding.

Our political system should reflect the interests of citizens, not big corporations and special interest groups. Undisclosed and unlimited money must not be allowed to sway politicians more than the voices of voters. Michigan is especially at risk. Our state ranks in the bottom five in terms of government accountability and transparency. Fixing our government will take courage, and I intend to follow through. I will help bring transparency and fairness to our state legislature.
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MICHIGAN LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS
I am so honored to be endorsed by the Michigan League of Conservation Voters as an environmental champion candidate for state legislature!  – “Michigan LCV remains committed to ensuring our elected officials are advocates for our land, air and water, especially at a time when we need those champions the most,” said Phil Roos, Michigan LCV Board President. “We will continue fighting alongside those who defend our communities and make the health and well being of Michiganders a top priority.”
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PROGRESSIVE WOMEN'S ALLIANCE OF WEST MICHIGAN PAC
Thanks to the Progressive Women’s Alliance of West Michigan PAC (PWA) for their endorsement. I am excited to be recognized by such an amazing group!
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AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES
I am honored to receive an endorsement from the AFSCME! – The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 25 represent over 50,000 public sector workers across Michigan fighting for good jobs and strong communities. Those are good things to fight for.
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EQUALITY MICHIGAN PRIDE PAC
The equality of all humans should be one of the most fundamental principles underlying government. All Michigan citizens should have equal protection and rights under our laws, as well as freedom from discrimination because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
I am so very honored and thrilled to share the endorsement of President Barack Obama of my candidacy as the best in this race to work on behalf of all Michigan citizens.
Cabala is also endorsed by:

Nancy Frye, former Muskegon County Commissioner, former Sgt U.S. Air Force

"Who do you want to represent our 91st District as the State Representative in Lansing?
My answer came about 20 years ago when I approached Tanya Cabala with the idea that it was time for her to enter the political realm, using her learned expertise to benefit the greater community.

At that time she believed she wasn't prepared enough and needed to increase her experience. Tanya continued as an environmental and community activist and was elected to the Whitehall City Council where she served for 12 years. She is now a strong, dedicated and motivated leader surrounded by many who are urging her to represent them as their legislator. Tanya Cabala is now ready to do the job we would expect from a prepared leader. Join with me in electing Tanya Cabala as our State Representative for the 91st District."

Mary Valentine, former Michigan State Representative 91st District

"It is my absolute delight to endorse Tanya Cabala for State Representative in the 91st District. From her decades as an environmental activist to her 12 years as a Whitehall City Council Member, she has continuously demonstrated her strong work ethic, dedication, and persistence. It is time for her to represent us in Lansing. Tanya has shown us time and again that she will negotiate across the aisle to reach solutions without caving to special interests. She always proposes well-researched positions that are thoughtful and productive. And there is no doubt she will persist until the job is done. As a former state representative in this district, I know what it takes to succeed in this position. There is no question in my mind that Tanya Cabala will be a top-notch State Representative and will serve us honorably in Lansing."

Mac Hatch, former Mayor of Whitehall

"Tanya served on the Whitehall City Council with me for 10 of my 20 years. She was strong yet diplomatic, and one of the hardest working Council members! I fully support her as the next 91st district state representative!"

Susan Tate, award-winning Whitehall Middle School teacher

"As a life-long resident of West Michigan, it is vitally important that I vote for candidates who share my values when it comes to protecting our precious natural resources. Tanya Cabala has a proven record of fighting for the cleanup of White Lake, promoting initiatives for recycling and waste-reduction, and educating our community about conservation.

I have known Tanya for over a decade, and in that time she has helped me provide numerous environmental stewardship opportunities for my students, whether that was through her work with the White Lake Public Advisory Council, participating in her guided nature walks, or coming in to speak to our middle school students. I have always been impressed with Tanya’s deep knowledge of the issues, and her thoughtful, respectful conversation with those who may disagree with her on those issues. Tanya firmly believes that there is more that unites us than divides us, and I am thankful that she models active listening and empathetic dialogue in our community and especially to our youngest citizens.

I know that Tanya Cabala will work just as hard fighting for the environment and public education at the state level as she has in the White Lake area, and because of this, I am enthusiastically endorsing her for the Michigan House of Representatives, in the 91st District."

Cheryl Kallio, Associate Director, Freshwater Future, LLPC with Compassionate Christian Counseling, and Co-Director of Dunegrass Healing

"I have had the pleasure of working with Tanya in various capacities for nearly 20 years. She is a proven leader with a long track record of working with people from an array of backgrounds and interests to form collaborative efforts that result in positive changes. Tanya listens to people that represent differing opinions, does her research, and develops common-sense solutions which she then drives forward. For example, I observed Tanya spend well over a year researching threats associated with drilling for oil under our Great Lakes, meeting and learning from stakeholders, including industry experts, lawmakers, community members, and more. She then identified the potential threats along the lakeshore were too great. Her leadership, with others, resulted in a ban on oil drilling under the Great Lakes. Most importantly, Tanya has been so successful because she truly cares about our communities and the Great Lakes way of life. Tanya is well qualified and would be an excellent state representative for Michigan’s 91st district."

Mitch Coleman, White River Yoga

"I am very pleased to endorse Tanya Cabala for 91st district representative. I have known Tanya ever since I moved to the White Lake area 18 years ago. She has been instrumental in the cleanup of White Lake and active in promoting all things positive for our community and beyond. She has always had our best interest at heart and has worked tirelessly for nearly 30 years in many different capacities to serve the people. We need her in Lansing!"

Marcia Hovey-Wright, former Michigan State Representative 92nd District

"Tanya Cabala's campaign kickoff for the 91st Michigan House was an impressive turnout! She has earned the respect of anyone she has worked with over 30 years of working to clean up White Lake. Though solid in her Democratic values, she is supported by leaders from both sides. She is well informed on multiple issues, will fight for what is right and never gives up. I am endorsing Tanya Cabala for State Rep. 91st District."

Jeff Lohman, Director MCC Lakeshore Fitness Center, Head Coach, MCC Women's Soccer

"I am excited to support Tanya Cabala to be my next State Rep. in the 91st District. We need someone to represent us with the ability to have an immediate positive impact on policy and legislation.

Over the past 6 years, our current State Rep. mastered the art of one thing, the photo op. We deserve more and I believe Tanya is the individual with the experience and the background to make a real difference. She has real experience in both writing and influencing policy. It’s an easy choice for me, Tanya Cabala for the 91st."

 

David Kolb, author, and former editorial page editor of The Muskegon Chronicle

“I am delighted to endorse Tanya Cabala, whom I know through long years of reporting to be a tireless defender of our environment and a true champion of the people.”
 

Rick Rediske, professor and environmental scientist, GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute

"It is my pleasure to endorse Tanya Cabala for the representative of the 91st district. I have worked with Tanya for over 20 years on the restoration of White Lake and admire her thoughtful and tireless dedication to environmental issues. She is a strong proponent of the Blue Economy and understands the importance of  clean water and environmental stewardship in the local district and the Great Lakes Region. Tanya is a dedicated public servant with 12 years of experience on the Whitehall City Council and has been active in the areas of downtown improvement, property stewardship, and sustainable planning. She is known for active listening, insightful comments, and building consensus with diverse stakeholder groups. Tanya has the qualifications, commitment, and passion to be an outstanding representative in the 91st District."
 

Dave Dempsey, author, conservationist and Great Lakes policy maker

“Our precious air and water, land and wildlife have long needed a champion in Lansing. Tanya will fight for the Great Lakes and our environment. She will be the change we desperately need in the Legislature. She’ll do what she thinks is right for the people she represents. She’s principled.”

Dave Dempsey has helped shape conservation and Great Lakes policy for 30 years and is an author and co-author of six conservation books. He is currently a policy advisor for FLOW, a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting Great Lakes waters using the public trust doctrine.

Dave’s past positions include:
Environmental Advisor to Michigan Governor James J. Blanchard (1983-1989).
Executive Director, Michigan Council on Environmental Quality (1989-1990).
Program director, Michigan Office, Clean Water Action (1991-1994).
Policy Director/Senior Advisor, Michigan Environmental Council (1994-2004).
Member, Great Lakes Fishery Commission (1994-2001).
Communications Director, Conservation Minnesota (2006-2010).
Policy Advisor, International Joint Commission (2011-2017).

Ken Mahoney, Muskegon County Commissioner, District 9

"I urge you to join with me and vote for Tanya Cabala for the 91st District State Representative. I have known Tanya for a long time and have worked with her on many issues especially environmental concerns. As a Muskegon County Commissioner, I enthusiastically endorse her candidacy. Her drive and enthusiasm will not only make her a great representative, but she is someone the Commission will be able to rely on for help with the many issues that confront the County on a regular basis. Please vote for Tanya as our next State Representative."
 

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