Equity PAC endorses Grand Rapids Community College Trustee Candidates

Equity PAC is endorsing Kathy Crosby and Carlos Sanchez for the GRCC board of trustees.

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Equity PAC endorses Craig Beach for State Senate

Equity PAC is endorsing Craig Beach for State Senate. Craig is running in the 28th district. Michigan's 28th Senate District is the largest in regard to land mass in Kent County. It encompasses the county's northern half and its western edge, including the cities of Wyoming, Walker and Grandville. The seat is currently held by state Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford who took over the seat in 2015.

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Equity PAC endorses Pam DeGryse for 6th District Kent County Commission

Equity PAC is proud to endorse Pam DeGryse for Kent County Commission. Equity PAC adds the endorsement of Ms. DeGryse on top of currently endorsed county commission candidates Stephen Wooden and Monica Sparks.

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Equity PAC endorses Grand Rapids Public School board candidates

Equity PAC is proud to endorse three candidates for Grand Rapids School Board in Kimberly Williams, Chad Patton, and Kymberlie Davis.

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Equity PAC endorses Alida Bryant and Christina Elmore for 17th Circuit Court

Equity PAC strongly endorses both Alida Bryant and Christina Elmore in their campaigns for Kent County Circuit Court. Equity PAC sees this as a priority race for equity in Kent County.

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Equity PAC strongly endorses Voters Not Politicians Prop 2

Equity PAC strongly endorses the Voters Not Politicians and Proposal 2 for an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. We encourage all to vote “yes” on this ballot proposal in November. Furthermore, Equity PAC leadership sees this as the priority equity issue on the ballot.

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Give your feedback on candidates by Oct 12

On Monday, October 6th Equity PAC held our general candidate forum. Please fill out the candidate endorsement survey so that the Equity PAC leadership will have your feedback on the candidates. The forum took place starting at 5:30pm at Muse GR on 727 Leonard St. NW. The event was also be broadcasted live on FB live from the Equity PAC page. 

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Equity PAC announces new endorsements for county and state candidates!

Equity PAC, a local organization working to increase the number of equity-minded policies, practices and officials in West Michigan, enthusiastically endorses the following candidates following our recent endorsement meeting on June 26th, online feedback and deliberation from Equity PAC leadership.

  • Stephen Wooden, County Commissioner
  • Monica Sparks, County Commissioner
  • Robert Van Kirk, 77th State House District


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Equity PAC endorses Carol Mitten for Grand Rapids city manager

After much deliberation, Equity PAC leadership is endorsing the hiring of Carol Mitten for city manager.

We cannot risk a year or more of inaction in addressing policing, housing, immigration, and hundreds of new city hires when a good candidate has emerged. A delay or reboot in the selection of a city manager would only exacerbate the problems we face. The continuation of an interim situation will impact real lives and would only make sense if no good candidates emerged. Fortunately, we are not in that situation.

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Lack of inspiring city manager candidates requires quick action from city commission

On Monday, January 29th, after reviewing an initial slate of City Manager candidates, the City Commission narrowed their search to 3 finalists. We have many concerns after speaking with city leaders,  community members, and others that were directly involved in the interview process. Many have been questioning if this slate of candidates is truly qualified, understands and can advance equity in the city, and if they have been properly vetted by the community itself.

Here are a few of our observations and concerns from this week:

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