WATCH: Levin Releases Launch Video in Bid for MI-11

February 16, 2022


Andy Levin’s family roots in public service — in the state where unions built the middle class — led to a career of championing workers’ rights and human rights from Oakland County to the halls of Congress. Now, a coalition of over 3.4 million workers nationwide and counting are supporting his reelection in Michigan’s new 11th District.


BLOOMFIELD TWP., MI – Today, Congressman Andy Levin formally launched his bid for Michigan’s newly-drawn Eleventh District with a video telling the story of the five generations of his family in Oakland County and how they found their way to politics and public service.

You can watch the video here:


“When I learned that my new home district would now add Birmingham, Farmington and Pontiac to the cities and townships that sent me to Congress in 2018, I was so excited to have a chance to represent a place where my family has such deep roots, where we found our way to the American dream and to serving our communities,” said Congressman Levin. “My great-grandparents came to the U.S. to escape persecution and became Birmingham’s first Jewish family, saved up enough money to open a small business and raise a family. Their grandsons grew up to be the longest-serving siblings in Congress – including the first Jewish Senator in our state!

“Their legacy of integrity and public service inspired me to become a union organizer, where I was able to help workers across the nation and right here in Farmington organize and bargain collectively for better wages and benefits,” Congressman Levin continued. “I’m so grateful to now be the union organizer of Congress, fighting for workers from Oakland County to the halls of Congress who are demanding a more just and equitable society. The lessons I learned from my brothers and sisters in the labor movement taught me how to fight our most urgent issues: climate change, clean air-water-land, human rights, universal health care, cutting costs for working families and keeping our kids safe from gun violence.”

“I hope viewers enjoy learning more about our history, getting to know our family and how committed we are to Oakland County and all the families who call this place home alongside us,” concluded Congressman Levin. “It’s really touching to look back on the families who have been a part of our journey and to think about all of the great work that we have ahead of us. I’m ready to go!”

To date, Congressman Levin has received endorsements from national and local unions and elected officials:


Individuals

  • U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, MA

  • State Representative Jim Ellison, Royal Oak

  • Oakland County Commissioner Emeritus, Mattie McKinney-Hatchett, Pontiac

  • Oakland County Commissioner Penny Luebs, Clawson

  • Oakland County Commissioner Charlie Cavell Ferndale

  • Oakland County Commissioner Gary McGillivray, Madison Heights

  • Berkley Mayor Dan Terbrack

  • Berkley Mayor Pro Tem Bridget Dean

  • Berkley City Council Member Natalie Price

  • Clawson Former Mayor Reese Scripture

  • Clawson City Council Member Lou Samson

  • Hazel Park Mayor Mike Webb

  • Hazel Park City Council Member Alissa Sullivan

  • Hazel Park City Council Member Luke Londo

  • Hazel Park City Council Member Mike McFall

  • Huntington Woods Mayor Bob Paul

  • Huntington Woods City Commissioner Jeff Jenks

  • Keego Harbor City Council Member Ashley Attisha

  • Madison Heights Mayor Roslyn Grafstein

  • Oak Park City Council Member Carolyn Burns

  • Pleasant Ridge Mayor Bret Scott

  • Pontiac Mayor Tim Greimel

  • Royal Oak Mayor, Mike Fournier

  • Royal Oak City Commissioner Monica Hunt

  • Arab American Chamber Executive Director Fay Beydoun

  • Black Women's Roundtable Metro Detroit Convener Tameka Ramsey, Pontiac

  • Family of Danny Fenster, Huntington Woods

  • Fems for Dems Founder Lori Goldman

  • International Joint Commission Former Chair Lana Pollack

  • Royal Oak Community Leader Danielle Atkinson

Unions

  • Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM)

  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) - CWA District 4 - CWA Local 4009 - CWA Local 4123

  • International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)

  • National Nurses United (NNU)

  • Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)

  • Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)

  • Seafarers International Union (SIU)

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

  • UNITE HERE UNITE HERE Local 24

  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 951

  • Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA)

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