As a young person born with a disability and a stutter, Michael knows the power of using one’s voice and BELIEVING THEIR VOICE MATTERS! Michael is tired of the stories that are being told about his state, city, and people. For Michael, policies and laws should never be based on fear tactics! Policy should be based on real stories and ideas that come from the community. Change starts with truth. The truth is: local and state leaders don't care about everyday people, and this needs to change. Stories are the essence of the human experience, and everyone’s voice has power. Stories tell people who they are, and everyone’s stories matter. Michael wants to change the story and ensure every voice is heard in his district.