FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2024
Detroit, MI — Today, Hill Harper, candidate for U.S. Senate in Michigan, proudly announces that he has received the endorsement of the Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Coalition.
“We are excited to endorse Hill Harper for the Democratic primary in the U.S. Senate campaign. His comprehensive understanding of economic issues, dedication to community engagement, and proven leadership make him the right choice for our endorsement of the Democratic side of the ticket,” said John Johnson, CEO of the Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
In response to the endorsement, Hill Harper expressed his gratitude, saying: “I am so grateful for the endorsement of the Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Coalition. Their support demonstrates a shared vision for a future with thriving local communities and businesses and economic security for all Michiganders.”
Hill Harper is a candidate for the U.S. Senate aiming to provide Michiganders with economic security and real representation, prioritizing people over lobbyists and wealthy donors. A lawyer, actor, union organizer, cancer survivor, and single father who owns a popular coffee shop in Detroit, Harper was raised in the Midwest by two doctors. He learned the value of public service early, a commitment he has maintained throughout his diverse career, from Harvard Law School to acting and as a key surrogate for President Barack Obama. His service-oriented journey includes sitting on Obama’s Cancer Panel, writing empowering books for marginalized young people, and founding a charity for youth scholarships and mentorships. Harper’s Senate run is driven by a recognition that we need elected leaders who prioritize public service over personal ambition.
Below is the Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce’s full endorsement announcement:
The Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Coalition* is pleased to announce its official endorsement of Hill Harper for the Democratic primary in the United States Senate campaign. With a proven track record of leadership, dedication to community, and a deep understanding of economic issues, Hill Harper is the ideal candidate to represent the interests of Southeast Michigan in the Senate.
As a distinguished actor, author, and philanthropist, Hill Harper has consistently demonstrated a commitment to positive change and a vision for a prosperous and inclusive future. His passion for economic development aligns with the Chamber’s mission to foster a vibrant business environment that benefits both businesses and residents in Southeast Michigan.
“We are excited to endorse Hill Harper for the Democratic primary in the U.S. Senate campaign,” said John Johnson, CEO of the Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce. “His comprehensive understanding of economic issues, dedication to community engagement, and proven leadership make him the right choice for our endorsement of the Democratic side of the ticket.”
Hill Harper’s platform reflects a focus on job creation, small business support, and sustainable economic growth. His advocacy for policies that promote innovation, workforce development, and infrastructure investment resonates with the Chamber’s priorities for fostering a resilient and thriving business community in Southeast Michigan.
The Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce encourages its members and the broader community to support Hill Harper in the upcoming Democratic primary. By endorsing Harper, the Chamber believes in supporting a candidate who will work tirelessly to advance the economic interests of our region and ensure a prosperous future for all.
*The Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce Political Action Coalition is not an official body of the Chamber. Chamber members that have interest in the local political apparatus meet informally to initiate support for highly qualified candidates for public office.