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National Organization for Women Endorses Trevor Thomas for Congress

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 31, 2012
Campaign office: 616-235-2012
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National Organization for Women Endorses Trevor Thomas for Congress

Leading organization for advocacy on women's issues and equality

 

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 - The National Organization for Women (NOW) today announced its endorsement of Michigan Congressional Candidate Trevor Thomas ahead of the Michigan primary on August 7th. The Michigan Chapter of NOW is the largest multi-issue feminist advocacy group in Michigan, and the Michigan Chapter recommended Thomas's endorsement to the national organization.  

"Michigan NOW enthusiastically recommended Trevor Thomas to the national office because he is fighting for the right things, and he's the only candidate standing up for a woman's right to choose and women's access to health care," said Bobbie Walton, President of Michigan NOW. "We are thrilled with the national group's endorsement, and we are ready to help Trevor win on August 7th, and in the general election." 

"I appreciate NOW's support and their steadfast advocacy," said Trevor Thomas. "Voters have an important choice in this primary, and I want them to know that I'm pro choice and I'll fight for them. We need a Democratic Party nominee who will stand up for our core values. I'll do that, and I'm ready to go toe-to-toe with Justin Amash in the fall."

Michigan NOW is a chapter of the National Organization for Women, established to advance women's rights in Michigan. The group is focused on reproductive issues, violence against women, equity, promoting diversity, and fighting for economic justice.  Thomas is up against former state legislator Steve Pestka, who had a record of opposing a woman's right to choose, and even opposed that right in cases of rape and incest. 

Last week, Planned Parenthood Action Fund announced their endorsement of Thomas. The news follows the endorsements of former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, former Lt. Gov. John Cherry, former Grand Rapids City Commissioner Mary Alice Williams, former Kent County Commissioner Paul Mayhue, Ionia Mayor Dan Balice, former West Michigan Congressional Candidate Fred Johnson (D-MI), Bob Eleveld, IBEW Local 275, Democracy for America Michigan, and the Progressive Women's Alliance of West Michigan, Cate Edwards, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree and former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy. 

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