TREVOR's PLAN - Fighting for Social Security - Get the facts
July 31, 2012
Campaign office: 616-235-2012
The son of autoworkers, Thomas shares his story and jobs plan for West Michigan
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Ad makes clear the choice for voters: Thomas supports a woman's right to choose while his primary opponent holds an extreme anti-choice position
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A true grassroots effort, funded by support from nearly 3,000 donors, most of whom have given less than $100 each; NO PAC dollars
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WATCH THE AD NOW - SHORT LINK: goo.gl/Ke18z
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH - Michigan Congressional Candidate Trevor Thomas announced today the campaign is airing ads on all major television networks just ahead of the Michigan primary on August 7th. The ad, featuring his mother who worked in a local auto factory for 30 years, shares Thomas' story and the defining difference in the race: Thomas supports stem cell research and a woman's right to choose while his opponent has supported extreme anti-choice positions including not allowing for exceptions of rape or incest.
"Trevor's beliefs and priorities are shaped by his parents and the 30 years they each spent working at GM," said Clint Wallace, Thomas's campaign manager. "Trevor's parents have never waivered in their work ethic and their core values, and neither has Trevor. As his mom says, he'll fight for what's right, and that means a woman's right to choose, protecting Social Security, and his plan to create jobs."
Funding for Thomas's ad has been provided by nearly 3,000 individuals giving as little as a few bucks, with most donations less than $100. Additional donations will be used to purchase new ad spots before election day. Thomas's opponent has raised less money, and has contributed over $590,000 to his campaign accounts to defeat Thomas. Pestka has accepted PAC money in this primary campaign; Thomas has raised funds entirely from individuals, with no PAC contributions.
Momentum continues to mount as community and national leaders announce their support of Thomas. Today, the National Organization for Women (NOW) will announce their endorsement. On Monday, Ionia Mayor Dan Balice, one of the longest-serving mayors in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District, endorsed Thomas. The news follows the endorsements of former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, former Lt. Gov. John Cherry, former Grand Rapids City Commissioner Mary Alice Williams, former Kent County Commissioner Paul Mayhue, former West Michigan Congressional Candidate Fred Johnson (D-MI), Bob Eleveld, IBEW Local 275, Democracy for America Michigan, 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.
"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