My dad, Dan Morgan, woke up every morning at 4:30 a.m. to go to work at Steelcase, where he’d move heavy sheets of wood and metal from one table to the next, nonstop, all day. He’d get home around 4 p.m., tired and sore — often in too much pain to play with me and my four siblings. But every day he showed up to work so he could provide for his family.
I’m running for the County Commission to represent people like my dad — people who work hard and play by the rules, but see their piece of the pie shrinking each year.
I was still young when Steelcase cut hourly workers’ pay and benefits. At the time, I thought it was pretty cool that I could get my school lunch for free. I only began to understand what was happening after Santa stopped bringing gifts, apart from candy and maybe a baseball cap.
My campaign is dedicated to those who have been left behind in today’s economy. More than half of all Lansing children live in poverty. Until we address the local poverty crisis, any talk of an economic recovery is premature.
As a County Commissioner, I’ll fight to protect programs that help local citizens in need, including Meals on Wheels, veterans’ relief, Community Mental Health, foster care and more. I’ll also work with small business owners to help them create good-paying local jobs, while negotiating with companies receiving tax incentives so they will hire local workers whenever possible.
I’m running for the thousands and thousands of local families struggle to get by.
I’m running for dad.