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Michigan women rally for Biden in Detroit 

Mar 02, 2024 | 10:18 am ET
By Ken Coleman
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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks at Michigan Women for Biden-Harris event in Detroit. on March 1, 2024. State Sen. Sarah Anthony (D-Detroit) looks on. Photo by Ken Coleman

On the first day of National Women’s History Month, Michigan women rallied in Detroit on Friday to support the Biden-Harris Democratic U.S. presidential ticket.

Among the participants were Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and state Sen. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing). Also attending were Reproductive Freedom For All director of Michigan campaigns Shanay Watson-Whittaker and Nicole Wells Stallworth, CEO of the Children’s Center in Detroit.

“I am here as a proud woman in Michigan who will be supporting Joe Biden,” said Anthony. She pointed out that Biden appointed Kamala Harris, a former U.S. senator from California as his vice president.

Benson touted Biden’s support for reproductive freedom for women.

“As a mom, I realize how important it is to, having given birth, to ensure that women have access to reproductive freedoms to protect your ability to make decisions for yourself and not allow others in the doctor’s room for you,” Benson said.

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Reproductive Freedom For All director of Michigan campaigns Shanay Watson-Whittaker speaks at the Michigan Women for Biden-Harris event in Detroit. on March 1, 2024. Photo by Ken Coleman

On Tuesday President Biden won Michigan with more than 81% of the vote but more than 100,000 Democrats who voted uncommitted.

In the Republican Primary, former President Donald Trump defeated former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley 68% to 26.5%.

“There is a contrast between our president and the previous occupant in the White House who is trying to sneak his way back into the hall of power,” added Anthony, referring to Trump.

A call to the Michigan Republican Party office was not returned.