McMorrow helps restore funding for Civil Rights Museums, Clawson Downtown Development Authority

LANSING — Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) issued the following statement after the passage of a supplemental budget that includes funding for three of the state’s civil rights museums: the Holocaust Memorial Center, the Arab American National Museum, and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History: 

“These three world-class museums are critical to building knowledge, collaboration, and understanding among our diverse residents in Metro Detroit, especially in a time of rising tension, fear, and increased rates of hate crimes. It’s essential we support these institutions that anchor our communities to help us learn from our past — both in celebration of our vibrant cultures and in acknowledgement of the evils and pains — so we can move forward as a welcoming, inclusive Michigan for everyone.” 

The supplemental budget also includes $100,000 for the Clawson Downtown Development Authority.

“Clawson is such a vibrant city, with so much heart and passion. This funding for the Downtown Development Authority will help the city invest in its downtown for both Clawson residents and visitors to visit, explore, and enjoy — and I can’t wait to see what they’ll do next,” McMorrow said.

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