September 4, 2023
MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC BLACK CAUCUS ENDORSES HILL HARPER FOR U.S. SENATE
DETROIT – The Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus, founded by the late Sen. David Holmes, on Thursday announced its endorsement of Hill Harper for U.S. Senate. The endorsement, in the midst of a crowded field of candidates vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination to represent Michigan in the U.S. Senate, provides a major boost to Harper’s campaign. The Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus, which provided early endorsements to the campaigns of President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, also launched a successful campaign to pass Proposal R in 2021, which created a task force to study and address the legacy of racism on Black Detroiters.
“Every time an important election is won or progress is made in this country, Black voters are always the backbone of how it happened,” said Hill Harper. “I’m running for the U.S. Senate to fix our broken health care system, take on the climate crisis, and restore everyone’s voting rights. I’m proud that vision is resonating all across Michigan, especially in Black communities, and I’m proud to have the Black Caucus’ endorsement in this campaign.”
Harper’s progressive campaign is built on the principles of social justice and economic dignity. His platform advocates for policies that support small businesses, protect and expand workers’ rights, and ensure that quality healthcare is accessible and affordable for every resident of Michigan. Harper has pledged not to take a dime of corporate PAC money, instead relying on grassroots donations. If elected, Harper would be the only current union member in the U.S. Senate.
“There are lots of candidates running for this seat, but only one with the right combination of experience, judgment, and wisdom to serve our state well, and that’s Hill Harper,” said Keith Williams, Chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus. “We know that when he gets to DC, he won’t just fold to special interests or what lobbyists want him to do; he will fight for what’s right, and make sure all of us are represented in Washington. That’s why we’re endorsing his campaign, and we will do everything we can in the coming days to make sure he wins.”
Harper’s passion for public service came early in life, raised in the Midwest by two doctors who taught Hill that his purpose was to make life better for everyone. That passion for service took him to the campus of Harvard Law School, to the campaign trail as a top surrogate for his classmate President Barack Obama, and to the White House where he sat on the President’s Cancer Panel. Over the course of his career, Harper has also written several best-selling books aimed at empowering marginalized young people, and established a charitable foundation that helps young people achieve their dreams through scholarships, mentorships and grants.
For more information about Hill Harper’s campaign for the U.S. Senate, visit www.hillharper.com.