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Abdul for Michigan

Abdul for Michigan Releases Third TV Ad, “For the People, By the People”

DETROIT, Mich - On Tuesday, Abdul for Michigan began running a new television advertisement, a 30-second spot called “For the People, By the People”. The advertisement, shot in Detroit, features Abdul directly addressing the camera and outlining his plans for Michigan including single-payer healthcare, de-DeVosing our public schools, and reducing auto insurance rates. This is Abdul for Michigan’s third television advertisement, following “Grandparents” and “The People’s Summer."


Ad Script: I’m Dr. Abdul El-Sayed. We all know why our healthcare and our auto insurance are so expensive, why our air and our water poison our kids. Corporate greed. My pledge is to always put your needs above their profits. It’s why we don’t take a dime of corporate money. We stand for MichCare, state-level Medicare-for-All, to reverse the rates on auto insurance, and to de-Devos our public schools. I’m asking for your vote on August 7th. Together, let’s build a Michigan for people, and by people.

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is running for governor to make state government work for all Michiganders, not just the privileged few. Abdul is a Rhodes scholar, physician and public health expert who, as Detroit’s health commissioner, launched a program to ensure every child who needed one got a free pair of glasses. Abdul is running on a platform of bold, progressive ideas to address gaping inequality between the rich and poor, including raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, passing Medicare for All to guarantee health care as a right, and making college tuition- and debt-free for families earning less than $150,000 a year.


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