TREVOR's PLAN - Fighting for Social Security - Get the facts
June 4, 2012
May 30, 2012
Trevor Thomas, D-Grand Rapids, announced that one lucky supporter of his bid for Congress will receive the RIAA-certified double-platinum award given to "Vogue," Madonna's 1990 hit single.
2,180 -- that's how many hours I have spent in the cockpit, over the course of 88 combat missions, serving the Air Force and nation that I love.
My fighter jet took missile and artillery fire dozens of times. I was awarded with nine Air Medals, including one for Heroism for stopping Iraqi tanks from advancing on a U.S. convoy. Every day I risked my life for my country.
Then I was outed for being gay, and everything changed. I was thrown on desk duty and placed under investigation because of who I am. I watched moms and dads, sons and daughters, and my friends go back for the third, fourth, fifth deployment, when I was ready, willing, and eager to go return to combat.
That's when I met Trevor Thomas -- a guy from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
I first met Trevor when I was at Mountain Home Air Force Base in the middle-of-nowhere Idaho when Trevor was directing the communications for a legal defense team that was representing me and my suit in federal court to stop the government from firing me. It worked. 14,000 men and women weren’t so lucky.
I owe so much of it to Trevor, for getting my story told in The New York Times and The Washington Post and on every major network you can name. It was because of Trevor's determination and persistence to not just stand up for me, but for thousands silenced under the discriminatory law of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
Now, Trevor is running for Congress in Michigan’s 3rd District. I don’t follow a lot of Congressional races, but like so many people, I am fed up with nothing getting done. I don’t feel like they are speaking for me. So, I asked Trevor last night what he needed to win -- it's simple, he said: "I need to hit my $30,000 goal to get my message out against my millionaire opponents."
Today, I'm asking you to stand up for Trevor just as he stood up for me.
Will you give $20, $35, or $100 toward his goal?
Trevor was key in passing the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." And he did it by building bipartisan support from dozens of GOP members of the U.S. House and Senate -- that doesn't seem to happen anymore.
But maybe with Trevor back in Washington, we can get back there, as a nation.
Lt. Col. Victor J. Fehrenbach
U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Trevor Thomas is willing to refrain from personal attacks while fighting Steve Pestka for the Democratic nomination to face U.S. Rep. Justin Amash in November... "[I]n this campaign there are real substantive differences between the candidates that voters want to know about,” said Clint Wallace, Thomas’ campaign manager. “We have two great Democrats, either of whom can beat Justin Amash,” Tramontana [spokesperson for the Michigan Democratic Party] said. “Mark [Brewer, Chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party] felt it was a good opportunity to do something new.”
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The campaign for Democratic Congressional candidate Trevor Thomas (MI-3) submitted 2,000 confirmed signatures - well above the 1,000 required - to the Michigan Secretary of State today to officially secure his spot on the ballot.
Democratic Congressional candidate Trevor Thomas (MI-3) released a statement today in response to President Obama's support of marriage equality for gay and lesbian Americans.
"It’s time for us to return to the values of Jerry Ford, who put politics aside to do what was best for our country. My parents’ generation helped put the world on wheels and furniture in our living rooms. Now it is our time to stand up and fight for Michigan families to ensure they get a fair shake."
- Trevor Thomas