Our Growing List of Supporters

Ford General Motors Teamsters UAW AFL-CIO Area Agency on Aging - 1B DMC Blue Cross Henry Ford Health System DTE St. John Providence Beaumont Detroit Regional Chamber Macomb Chamber A2Y Detroit News Detroit Free Press Crain's Detroit Business Michigan Chronicle Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Local Businesses

  • A3C Collaborative Architecture
  • ASPRA world Inc.
  • BCD Construction LLC
  • Brainwrap Web Design
  • Brush Up Brush Park
  • ByrnesPR and Media Services
  • Clark Hill PLC
  • Comfort and Care Transportation
  • Cornish, Zack, Hill & Associates, Inc.
  • Creative Detroit Placemakers, LLC
  • Decode Detroit
  • Donigan McLogan LLC
  • DTE Energy
  • DLZ Michigan, Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Foy Communications, LLC
  • General Motors
  • Hagenbuch Weikal Landscape Architecture
  • Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
  • Lean & Green Michigan
  • Lear Corporation
  • livingLAB
  • Mel's Salon & Associates
  • Miller Canfield
  • Penske Corporation
  • Plunkett Cooney CEO Dennis Cowan
  • Proper Group, Intl.
  • Quicken Loans
  • Rock Venture
  • The Detroit Bus Company
  • Velocity Rail Services
  • Zingerman's Community of Businesses

Associations

  • League of Women Voters of Michigan
  • Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers
  • Michigan Community Action
  • Michigan Economic Center
  • Michigan Environmental Council
  • Michigan Fitness Foundation
  • Michigan Health & Hospital Association
  • Michigan League for Public Policy
  • Michigan Licensed Beverage Association
  • Michigan Municipal League
  • Michigan Nonprofit Association
  • Michigan Public Transit Association
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Michigan Chapter
  • Scio Farms Estates Home Owners Association
  • South Dearborn Environmental Improvement Association

Mayors

  • Pro Tem Steve Baker, Berkley
  • LeRoy Burcroff, Romulus
  • Dave Coulter, Ferndale
  • Jim Ellison, Royal Oak
  • Pro Tem Kelly Garrett, Lathrup Village
  • Brian C. Hartwell, Madison Heights
  • Penny Luebs, Clawson
  • Karen Majewski, Hamtramck
  • Marian McClellan, Oak Park
  • Kurt Metzger, Pleasant Ridge
  • Phil O'Dwyer, Berkley
  • Jack O'Reilly, Dearborn
  • Daniel Paletko, Dearborn Heights
  • Joseph Peterson, Wyandotte
  • Pro Tem Melanie Piana, Ferndale
  • Kenneth Poynter, Harper Woods
  • Deputy Mayor Michael Reddy, Westland
  • Rick Sollars, Taylor
  • Township Supervisor Donna Squalls, Royal Oak
  • Christopher Taylor, Ann Arbor
  • Lamar Tidwell, Ecorse
  • Deirdre Waterman, Pontiac
  • William Wild, Westland
  • Hubert Yopp, Highland Park

City Council Members

  • Saad Almasmari, Hamtramck
  • Janee’ Ayers, Detroit
  • Michael Bridges, Farmington Hills
  • Raylon Leaks-May, Ferndale
  • Gregory Pawlica, Ferndale
  • Theresa Rich, Farmington Hills
  • Andre Spivey, Detroit
  • Samantha Steckloff, Farmington Hills

City Commissioner

  • Sharlan Douglas, Royal Oak
  • Michael Fournier, Royal Oak
  • Kyle DuBuc, Royal Oak
  • Jeremy Mahrle, Royal Oak
  • Patricia Paruch, Royal Oak
  • Ann Perry, Pleasant Ridge

Members of Congress

  • Representative John Conyers, Jr.
  • Representative Debbie Dingell
  • Representative Brenda Lawrence
  • Representative Sandy Levin
  • Former Senator Carl Levin
  • Senator Gary Peters

County Commissioners

  • Alisha Bell, Wayne County
  • Marcia Gershen, Oakland County
  • Jeff Jenks, Huntington Woods
  • Yousef Rabhi, Washtenaw County
  • Conan Smith, Washtenaw County
  • Helaine Zack, Oakland County

Chambers of Commerce

  • Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber
  • American Arab Chamber of Commerce
  • Detroit Regional Chamber
  • Macomb County Chamber of Commerce
  • Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber
  • Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce

State Elected Officials

  • Representative Stephanie Chang
  • Representative Fred Durhal III
  • Representative Christine Greig
  • Representative Tim Greimel
  • Representative Jon Hoadley
  • Representative Jeff Irwin
  • Representative Jeremy Moss
  • Representative David E. Rutledge
  • Representative Jim Townsend
  • Representative Robert Wittenberg
  • Senator Steve Bieda
  • Senator Vincent Gregory
  • Senator Bert Johnson
  • Senator Rebekah Warren
  • Senator Coleman Young, Jr.

Senior Groups

  • Area Agency on Aging 1-B
  • Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Presbyterian Villages of Michigan
  • Senior Power Days at Belle Isle
  • The Senior Alliance

Tourism and Culture Groups

  • Detroit Experience Factory
  • Michigan Science Center
  • The Henry Ford

Labor Organizations

  • AAUP - Wayne State
  • AFGE Local 3907
  • American Federation of Teachers Michigan
  • American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO
  • Detroit Police Lieutenants and Sergeants Association
  • Huron Valley Area Labor Federation
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324
  • Metro Detroit AFL-CIO
  • Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Michigan Laborers' District Council Local 499
  • Michigan Laborers' District Council Local 1076
  • Michigan Laborers' District Council Local 1191
  • Michigan Nurses Association
  • Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millrights
  • SEIU Local 1
  • Teamsters Joint Council 43
  • UAW Region 1
  • UAW Region 1A
  • UNITEHERE! Local 24

Local Resolutions of Support

  • Ann Arbor City Council
  • Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
  • Berkley Democratic Club
  • Birmingham Bloomfield Democratic Club
  • City of Berkley
  • City of Pleasant Ridge
  • Greater Royal Oak Democratic Club
  • Pontiac Downtown Business Association
  • Progressives at EMU
  • Roosevelt Institute @ Michigan State University
  • Warren Area Democratic Club
  • Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
  • Ypsilanti City Council
  • Ypsilanti District Library

Faith Community

  • Apostle John C. Harvey, Serenity Christian Church, Hazel Park
  • Bishop Edgar Vann, Second Ebenezer Church, Detroit
  • Fr. Richard Leliaert, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Redford
  • Fr. Robert Scullin, S.J., GESU Catholic Church, Detroit
  • Imam Radwan Mardini, American Muslim Center, Dearborn
  • Imam Steve Mustapha Elturk, Islamic Organization of North America, Warren
  • Rabbi Alana Alpert, Congregation T’chiyah, Oak Park
  • Rabbi Jeffrey L. Falick, Birmingham Temple, Farmington Hills
  • Rabbi Kim Blumenthal, Beth Israel Congregation, Ann Arbor
  • Rabbi Rob Dobrusin, Beth Israel Congregation, Ann Arbor
  • Rev. A. Richard Doss, Fews Memorial CME Church, River Rouge
  • Rev. Aramis Hinds, Breakers Covenant Church International, Detroit
  • Rev. Barton L. Beebe, Christ Lutheran Church, Sterling Heights
  • Rev. Becky Bolander, American Lutheran Church, Clinton Township
  • Rev. Carter M. Grimmett, Good Shepherd UMC, St. Clair Shores
  • Rev. Charlotte Sommers, Northminster Presbyterian Church, Troy
  • Rev. Claude A. May, Oasis of Hope Christian Church, Detroit
  • Rev. Dr. Claude Bass, St. John’s CME Church, Detroit
  • Rev. Dr. Jill Hardt Zundel, Central United Methodist Church, Detroit
  • Rev. Gary Haller, Birmingham First United Methodist Church, Birmingham
  • Rev. Greg Larsen, First Congregational Church, Rochester
  • Rev. Jessie Gutgsell, Assistant Pastor, St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church, Ann Arbor
  • Rev. Kevin Johnson, Calvary Presbyterian Church, Detroit
  • Rev. Kevin Turman, Second Baptist Church, Detroit
  • Rev. Louise R. Ott, Congregational Church of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills
  • Rev. Beth Taylor, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Royal Oak
  • Rev. Robert Cornwall, Central Woodward Christian, Troy
  • Rev. Scott Steiner, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Royal Oak
  • Rev. Susan Bock, Grace Episcopal Church, Mt. Clemens
  • Rev. Theodore Turman, First Baptist Church, Southfield
  • Rev. Tim Spannaus, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Royal Oak
  • Rev. Tyson Kelley, Womack Temple CME, Inkster
  • Sr. Valerie Knoche, IHM, St. Clement of Rome, Romeo

Community and Social Groups

  • Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Service (ACCESS)
  • Bettye Harris Larynx Cancer Awareness Center
  • Black Slate
  • Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
  • Coalition on Temporary Shelter
  • Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) - Michigan
  • Detroit Jews for Justice
  • Eastside Slate
  • Ecology Center
  • Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid-Michigan
  • Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
  • Groundcover News
  • Healthy Pontiac, We Can!
  • Metro Matters
  • Metropolitan Affairs Coalition
  • Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strengths (MOSES)
  • Motor City Freedom Riders
  • NAACP Ypsilanti-Willow Run Branch
  • Osborn Neighborhood Alliance
  • Oakland County Democratic Party
  • Sierra Club Michigan Chapter
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Center for Urban Youth & Family Development
  • Transportation Riders United (TRU)
  • Washtenaw Partners for Transit
  • Washtenaw Regional Organizing Coalition (WEROC)
  • Westside Slate
  • Wish Upon a Teen

Healthcare Organizations

  • Beaumont Health
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • St. John Providence

Disability Groups

  • Disability Network Oakland & Macomb
  • Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC)

Newspaper Endorsements

  • Crain's Detroit Business
  • Detroit News
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Michigan Chronicle