Chairwoman Maxine Waters Endorses Levin in MI-11

March 4, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), endorsed Congressman Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Township) for Michigan’s new 11th District. Elected in 1990, Chairwoman Waters is the most senior Black woman in Congress, former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and now the first Black woman Chair of the House Financial Services Committee.

“Congressman Andy Levin has demonstrated with his life’s work fighting for human rights, workers’ rights and racial justice and with his bold leadership in Congress that he is the kind of progressive champion this moment demands,” said Chairwoman Waters. “First drawn to activism as an anti-apartheid activist in college and then starting his career helping women and especially women of color organize their health care facilities with SEIU, Andy continues to be an anti-racist co-conspirator fighting for housing justice, economic justice, and the rights of Black people at home and abroad. His advocacy for the people of Haiti exemplifies how he joins and uplifts a movement in true community: boots on the ground, learning the language, engrossed in the history, and using his platform to shine a light on civil society leaders fighting for justice and democracy. I look forward to our continued partnership in the Congressional Progressive Caucus and in the U.S. House reclaiming justice and dignity for the working class.”

“I have long admired Chairwoman Waters and it is still hard for me to believe that I get to serve alongside a legend like her, let alone earn her trust and support,” said Congressman Andy Levin. “Maxine has never backed down from a fight—from taking on Republican attacks to pushing for the boldest and biggest policies the American people need and deserve. I’m really proud of the work we’re doing to deliver for Black and working families at long last, and I am committed to returning to Congress to continue the fight.”

To date, Congressman Levin has received prominent endorsements from a host of local, state and federal leaders; national and local labor unions; and advocacy groups fighting for climate action, economic justice, human rights, reproductive health care, voting rights and more. You can read the full list here.


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