PLATFORM

"I come from proud a family that has been involved with public service for as long as I can remember. I want to work for you. We need to create more living wage jobs, improve our schools, and make public safety.  I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate the complicated governmental agencies, and get things done, because I am the man of the people."
Senan Saleh
LIST OF ISSUES
Education

In Michigan, public universities, community colleges, intermediate school districts, and all traditional K–12 districts, called “sponsors,” can authorize an unlimited number of charter schools in Detroit and elsewhere in the state. The city’s charter sector expanded rapidly between 2010 and 2013; 32 new schools opened, a 42 percent increase in just those three years, bringing the total number to 109. By percentage of total enrollment,

 

Detroit has the third-largest charter sector in the country, after New Orleans and Washington, D.C. As of the 2012–13 school year, nearly as many children attend charters (39,353) as attend Detroit’s district schools (49,172) (see Figure 1). Other Detroit families, around 14 percent, take advantage of Michigan’s interdistrict choice law that allows them to send their children to nearby suburban schools. Both Detroit’s charter and traditional public-school sectors serve predominantly African American families (roughly 85 percent) with limited economic resources (in charters, 84.5 percent qualify for free or reduced-price lunch versus 81.6 percent in district schools).

Housing

In Michigan alone, the numbers are stark: a recent report on housing needs by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) suggests that the Wolverine State will have a deficit of more than 150,000 housing units by 2045.

By itself, Michigan’s most populous county, Wayne County, is expected to have a deficit of over 50,000 units. And although Detroit’s devastating population decline has caused a surplus inventory of available homes, many of these are in serious disrepair and are uninhabitable.

Meanwhile, new construction isn’t keeping pace with the need for housing: single-family homebuilding in Michigan has decreased by 16% since 2012. In Detroit alone, the decline is even steeper—a 26% drop in new construction.

Healthcare

Michigan’s health care issues cannot be divorced from the nation’s health care system and policies. It’s frequently noted that the United States spends more per capital on health care than any other nation, yet trails many developed nations in basic measures such as life expectancy, infant mortality and access to care. Almost without exception, higher-performing nations have universal health care coverage and a single-payer system.

Diversity

Martin Luther King Jr. says  “There is nothing more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”  Most diversity and inclusion initiatives fall into misleading and misguidance. Diversity is disconnected in most Michigan communities and it's simply of not understating each other's cultures. I come from a divers family but I was able to understand, communicate with others because I allowed myself to be open to other cultures. As a State Legislator I want to bring divers communities together to work, educate and experience their differences to improve our community.      

Environment

Here are the 5 list of environmental issues in Michigan 2020

  1. Protecting our waterways. 

  2. Air pollution and energy. When it comes to our blue skies above, the greatest issue is man made energy. 

  3. Dealing with waste. 

  4. Clean drinking water. 

  5. Preserving our pollinators. 

It's my duty to present the people in my community to protect their rights, safety and health.