Gov. Snyder met by protestors during Kalamazoo visit

Posted at 6:40 PM, Oct 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-28 18:43:11-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich.--  With just a week until Election Day, incumbent Governor Rick Snyder has been traveling across the state.   Both Republicans and Democrats have been reaching out to women before they hit the ballot box.

Snyder made a stop at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum Tuesday for his 'Women Strengthening Michigan' tour, and he was greeted by protesters.

Three female panelists joined Gov. Snyder to discuss policy issues impacting women in Michigan.  One of those women was Dr. Marilyn J. Schlack, president of Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

They discussed issues like bringing more jobs for women to Michigan, and encouraging female college graduates to stay in the state to work after graduating.

Democrats supporting Snyder's opponent, former congressman Mark Schauer, said they were unwilling to join in on the conversation because they don't believe Gov. Snyder has done enough for women.

“The governor is inside there and he is telling people how he supports women. We make 75 cents to on every dollar that men make. We deserve equal pay for equal work,” said Joe Anne Peterson.

According to polling aggregator ‘Real Clear Politics,’ Snyder leads Schauer by about three points.

“We’ve been proactive on womens’ equity pay. I’m proud of our record and our administration. To give you a couple of illustrations, I’ve appointed the first female director of Michigan State Police, and the first female dircector of Michigan Department of Agriculture. We are doing first on those things, but let’s create a path so we can do more and more in the future,” said Gov. Snyder.