CLINTON TWP. - Today, Congressman Andy Levin announced his reelection campaign for Michigan’s 9th Congressional District. The campaign has already received the endorsement of a diverse array of progressive groups including: Planned Parenthood, SEIU, League of Conservation Voters, MoveOn and the Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC.
Rep. Levin released the following statement:
“I am running to help lead a movement for a new politics that creates a fundamentally more beautiful America. This is about the ‘more perfect union’ we have always sought, but has remained frustratingly beyond our grasp. We’re looking to create an America that is:
Transforming our systems to create equitable policies for the people
Galloping towards a fossil-free future
Ensuring that all have access to quality, affordable healthcare
Revering and fairly compensating teachers - from preschool to university
Guaranteeing workers can form unions, be well paid, and retire with dignity
My freshman term came in one of the most bizarre, consequential two-year sessions of Congress in our history. It also came alongside a massive Democratic wave, with the most diverse class in history.
Over the past two years we’ve seen Donald Trump’s failed government shutdown come and go (without accomplishing a thing), and his impeachment in the House and “you-call-that-a-trial” in the Senate.
And now, beyond our wildest imaginings, a global pandemic is packing a one-two punch on our nation. Not only are we in the middle of the gravest public health crisis in a century, but we’re also witnessing the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and an administration that claims their comeback is grounded in ‘law and order’ when people are in streets demanding long-overdue police reform and racial justice.
It’s impossible not to wonder what would’ve happened had we had competent leadership to meet this challenge. Now, we have an opportunity to turn our nation in a fundamentally new direction, rising from the ashes of this mess of an administration.
We are all saying we’ll get through this, together. And we can. But not to go back to some previous normal. Let’s move into the light of justice. Join me in creating the bold political movement to get us on the right path.
Let’s get to work!”