Student video contest highlights Senate Dems’ Michigan 2020 Plan


Voting is now open for the Michigan Senate Democrats’ #mi2020 Scholarship Competition, and 34 high school students from across the state have submitted video entries for this year’s contest.


Go to the competition's website by May 15 and watch the videos the students submitted. You can vote for your favorite and come back once a day to help that student’s chances of winning. The top 10 entries will then move on to the final round and have a chance to win the $10,000 scholarship.


The contest is designed to promote the Senate Democrats’ Michigan 2020 Plan, which would make college free for Michigan students by closing ineffective and outdated tax loopholes for corporate special interests. Senate Democrats recently introduced legislation to implement the proposal: Senate Bills 223, 224 and 225 and Joint Resolution M.


Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, said the Michigan 2020 Plan comes at a critical time, as her Republican colleagues in the Legislature continue to pass budgets that “fail to invest in the one area that matters most: education.”


“The Republican budgets for the next fiscal year once again raid our state’s School Aid Fund to pay for corporate tax handouts, ensuring that class sizes will continue to grow in our K-12 schools and student debt will continue to grow for those who go on to college,” Whitmer said.


“Yet, as discouraging as those misguided priorities are to see,” she said, “I remain confident that we have the solution right in front of us with the Michigan 2020 Plan.” 


To learn more about the Michigan 2020 Plan, visit