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Detroit Regional Chamber Announces Ballot Initiatives Decisions

DETROIT, July 25, 2018 – The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors has agreed to positions on the following ballot initiatives for the 2018 general election:


Promote the Vote

“The health of our democracy requires active participation from voters,” said Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber. “The Promote the Vote ballot initiative will make it easier for voters to speak and bring Michigan more in line with voting practices of other states across the country.


Minimum Wage Increase

Paid Sick Leave

“Michigan has made remarkable progress the past eight years growing the economy. Both the minimum wage increase and paid sick leave ballot initiatives would slow hiring and create undo burden on job creators,” said Baruah.

About the Detroit Regional Chamber

Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. As the voice for business in the 11-county Southeast Michigan region, the Chamber’s mission is carried out through creating a business-friendly climate and value for members, leading a robust economic development strategy, and convening Michigan’s most influential audience at the nationally unique Mackinac Policy Conference.