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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Now, more than ever, it is clear that we must continue to stand strong for our commonsense values and constitutional liberties. The current majority continues to introduce radical proposals that favor a few special interests and donor groups over the basic rights of citizens. Likewise, we are seeing a large slate of policies coming forward that would sacrifice affordable, reliable energy at the altar of environmental activism. Despite all this, I am committed to fighting for policies that will defend liberty and encourage economic growth in our state. We have come a long way from the “lost decade” prior to 2010, and we must seize opportunities to stand for what is right and put our state on the right track moving forward.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the Legislature or state government, please do not hesitate to contact my office by calling 517-373-0793 or by going to You can also stay up to date with what I am doing in Lansing by following me on Facebook, or on Twitter. I look forward to listening and learning about your priorities and concerns for our state.


Aric Nesbitt
State Senator
District 20

Green bad deal

With the Legislature’s return to session this fall, Democrats have begun unveiling proposals to rewrite Michigan’s energy strategy with a focus on utilizing 100% “green” energy statewide. Sadly, their proposals ignore the needs of Michiganders across our state — creating new problems that will sacrifice affordability, reliability, and the efficiency of our grid at the altar of environmental activism.

Radical ideology is no way to govern; this short-sighted push — now being unveiled in the Senate at the direction of our governor and other far-left Democrats — to force an extreme California-style Green New Deal upon the people of Michigan is a bad deal for everyone. This extreme approach to energy policy will create burdensome mandates, drive up energy costs for residents across our state, and threaten the stability of our electrical grid. Michiganders cannot afford these kinds of severe policy shifts and do not need the heavy hand of government telling them when it is permissible to turn on their air conditioning or use a stove.

Responsible energy policy must pursue an all-of-the-above approach that utilizes existing and reliable sources, such as natural gas and nuclear energy, while continuing to explore new technologies to improve our grid for the future. It is possible to be both environmentally conscious and help lower costs for families, seniors, and small businesses; and this should be our goal in the Legislature.

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Standing up for the Constitution, Second Amendment

Over the past few years, the residents of Southwest Michigan have shared their overwhelming support for the constitutional right to bear arms. As a long-time hunter and lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Sen. Nesbitt is naturally skeptical of any legislation that seeks to reduce our fundamental right to bear arms.

Not too long ago, several bills came before the Senate that simply recycled old talking points and ignored laws already on the books. Instead of doing “something” for the sake of “something,” Senate Republicans introduced amendments that would actually make our schools safer and help enforce laws that already exist to keep us safe. This included $800 million to help bolster school safety with security infrastructure and $200 million to help prosecutors crack down on violent criminals. Unfortunately, these proposals that would help make our state safer were defeated by Democrats in the Senate.

Too many politicians seek to infringe upon the rights of law-abiding citizens with radical gun-control policies like so-called “red-flag” laws and other schemes. Sen. Nesbitt does not support these policies and will continue fighting for the rights of Michigan gun owners and protecting the Second Amendment from attacks by the state or federal government. In previous sessions, Sen. Nesbitt has worked on legislation to expand the rights of gun owners and keep firearm records confidential, to further protect law-abiding gun owners from government overreach, and has consistently voted against Democrat-introduced legislation to infringe on these rights.

Defending the God-given right to life

With new legislative proposals promoting taxpayer-funded abortions in Michigan, now more than ever, legislators must stand strong to protect the God-given right to life. Constituent input, alongside the commonsense values of Southwest Michigan residents, has made it abundantly clear that we must continue to fight for the unborn. Over the past few years, Sen. Nesbitt and his wife have been blessed with two beautiful children. His family is privileged to witness the gift of new life and this is a further motivation to continue defending this sacred gift in the Michigan Senate.

As the Senate Republican Leader, Sen. Nesbitt will continue promoting pro-life policies and working with colleagues on legislation that defends the sanctity of life. Supporting adoption, the life-affirming choice, is also an important priority. The gift of life is precious, and we must remain strong to defend those who cannot defend themselves.

The pro-life movement in the United States, in Michigan, and in our local communities is growing, and we need to continue working and persuading our fellow citizens to transform America’s culture and laws in the direction of life. The gift of life is one of God’s greatest blessings.

Events across the 20th Senate District

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Sen. Nesbitt recognized Beverly Rajzer for 50 years of service with Van Buren County 4-H.

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Sen. Nesbitt presented a special tribute congratulating the DeGrandchamp family on 65 years of farming in South Haven.

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Sen. Nesbitt joined the St. Joseph-Lincoln Township Senior Service Center to celebrate the grand opening of the Hanes Family Wild Flower Trail.

Senator Aric Nesbitt
S-105 Capitol Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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