President Obama Endorses Chokwe Pitchford for State Representative

President Obama Endorses Chokwe Pitchford for State Representative Pitchford Campaign recognized as a critical race by our 44th president as endorsements flood in 
 
Today Chokwe (“​shō ​ -kway”) Pitchford has received the endorsement of former President Barack Obama in his race for *79th district State Representative.  
 
“As a former state legislator himself, President Obama recognizes the importance of electing strong leaders at the state level,” said Pitchford. “It is quite an honor to receive the president’s endorsement and know that he believes in our campaign. We stand with him in our fight to reduce prescription drug prices, to expand unions, apprenticeships and career and technical education programs, and to improve economic stability for every working family in our district and throughout Michigan. This distinction will only fuel our fire to win and give the people of the 79th district the representation they deserve.” 
 
“There is so much at stake this cycle and we are excited to join forces with President Obama to highlight the amazing candidates like Chokwe Pitchford running in must-watch races for their state legislatures,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “As the country faces a prolonged public health crisis and with redistricting around the corner, it’s never been more important to elect Democrats to state legislatures. We stand united and will do everything we can to elect candidates like Chokwe Pitchford who will stand up for Democratic values and fight for their communities.”  
 
President Obama’s endorsement follows other recent high profile endorsements for the Pitchford Campaign, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.  
Pitchford is also endorsed by Voters Not Politicians, Let America Vote, Michigan AFL-CIO, UAW Region 1-D, Michigan Education Association, the Michigan Black Caucus, and dozens of other labor and community groups.   To learn more about Chokwe Pitchford, his platform, why the race is critical to expanding Democratic power in Michigan, and to support Pitchford’s campaign, voters can visit his website at  ​https://Chokwefor79th.org​. 
 
For more information or to schedule an interview with Chokwe (“​shō ​ -kway”) Pitchford, please email Nealie Andrews at ​nealie@chokwefor79th.org​. For more information about the DLCC, or to schedule an interview with DLCC President Jessica Post, please email Christina Polizzi at ​polizzi@dlcc.org​. 
 
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*The 79th State House district includes Bainbridge, Benton, Coloma, Hagar, Lake, Lincoln, Royalton, St. Joseph, and Watervliet Townships and the municipalities within them. 
 



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