In a Letter to the Editor to the Northern Express, four organizers of the Traverse City Women's March reiterate their support and endorsement of Dana Ferguson for US Congress.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Women's March TC is proud to endorse Dana Ferguson for the 1st Congressional District election. Dana is dedicated to making Northern Michigan and our Upper Peninsula stronger, more progressive and a healthier place to live and breathe.
He has a clear vision for our future and will be dedicated to working for and with us to see that plan becomes a reality.
Dana has a good heart and genuine respect for the people he will represent. He cares deeply about women's rights, social justice rights, economic equality, and environmental protection.
His love of our great state is heartfelt, and his honesty and integrity is undeniable. He has visited every county in our district at least three time to meet the people and learn what concerns we have.
He will fight hard for us! Unlike Jack Bergman, who is totally out of touch with his constituents, Dana listens, hears, and responds to our concerns. It's time for a representative who will be dedicated to our district. It's time for a native Michigander to be the true voice for Northern Michigan.
–Monica Evans, Cathy Fenlon, Sara Potter and Peg Fry of Women's March TC, Traverse City
EARLIER THIS YEAR DURING THE PRIMARY ELECTION, FERGUSON GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED THE ENDORSEMENT OF WMTC...
Women's rights are human rights. We all have a duty and responsibility to be an ally to the movement. Such worthy causes transcend identity politics."
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Dana Ferguson received another endorsement highlighting his commitment to Women's Rights and important issues facing a large constituency in the First District. The organizers of Women's March Traverse City announced their support of Ferguson Saturday.
"Women's March TC is proud to endorse Dana Ferguson, candidate for the 1st District in Michigan," said Monica Evans, a co-organizer of the annual event. "We believe that Dana is the candidate who best represents the people of northern Michigan."
Part of Ferguson's robust policy includes specific positions on women's rights prompting individual organizers and TC participants to endorse the candidate earlier this year.
"I'm very grateful," said Ferguson. "I've been surrounded by strong women my entire life with four driven and successful sisters, a caring and compassionate mother and an amazing and talented wife. I'll continue to fight for the equality of all people. I'm honored and humbled the Traverse City chapter entrusts me to take their mission to the national Congressional stage."
"A third generation resident raised in our great state, Dana is committed to women's rights, economic and union rights, and social justice," said Evans. "Dana is ready to beat Jack Bergman, and will be there, waiting to listen, and learn from his constituents."
The Women's March TC is a chapter of the national organization Women's March, which is committed to harnessing the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.
Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events.
"To some, it may seem antithetical to endorse me with a strong female candidate also commendably vying for the position," said Ferguson. "But, this endorsement gives credence to the idea that women's rights are human rights, and we all have a duty and responsibility to be an ally to the movement. Such worthy causes transcend identity politics."
Ferguson participated and spoke at the Women's March TC in January of 2020 and in October of 2020.
"Let's turn our 1st District blue again! said the organization. "Dana can do that. #TakeItHome"