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Equality Michigan Pride PAC Endorses Trevor Thomas for Congress


August 3, 2012
Campaign office: 616-235-2012


Equality Michigan Pride PAC Endorses Trevor Thomas for Congress

Leading organization advocating for LGBT communities in West Michigan and across the state


Cate Edwards: "Trevor is a member of our generation who we can count on to stand up for fairness, equality and opportunity for every generation....Trevor is an openly gay, pro-choice, pro-environment progressive who understands first-hand the unique challenges young Americans face today.  He is exactly the kind of candidate we should be standing up to support."

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH - Equality Michigan Pride PAC announced their endorsement of Trevor Thomas in the August 7th Democratic primary for Michigan's 3rd Congressional District. Thomas is the only congressional candidate thatEquality Michigan is endorsing in advance of the primary.

"Trevor Thomas will be a terrific advocate for equality in Congress. His accomplishments and record for taking tough, public stands on key issues will serve those who still feel the effects of discrimination in this country well," said Amy Hunter, President of Equality Michigan Pride PAC.  "He's put together a strong campaign on the ground here in West Michigan, and we hope EqMI Pride PAC supporters will become an enthusiastic a part of that effort leading into the primary."

"I'm honored to have the support of Equality Michigan," said Trevor Thomas. "I'll fight for what's right, and I appreciate their help in this final push to primary day. Facing a self-funding opponent who has put in nearly $600,000 of his own money, every bit counts."

Thomas, who previously worked on the repeal of don't ask, don't tell at a non-profit called the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, has been endorsed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, the National Stonewall Democrats, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, who spearheaded the effort to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell,"  U.S. Reps. Raul Grijalva, Chellie Pingree, and Diana DeGette who are outspoken progressive leaders in Congress, and Cate Edwards, the daughter of the late Elizabeth Edwards.

Thomas has also been endorsed by numerous local leaders including former Lt. Gov. John Cherry, former Grand Rapids City Commissioner Mary Alice Williams, former Kent County Commissioner Paul Mayhue, U.S. Congressman aformer WestMichigan Congressional Candidate Fred Johnson (D-MI), Bob Eleveld, Democracy for America Michigan, and the Progressive Women's Alliance of West Michigan, U.S. Rep.  and BEW Local 275.

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