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Rep. John Dingell Named “Distinguished Warrior” by Urban League of Detroit

The award recognizes individuals who made significant contributions to human and civil rights achievements in Michigan.

U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-District 12, was recognized as a Distinguished Warrior by the Urban League of Detroit during its 34th annual “Salute to Distinguished Warriors” dinner.

The annual banquet honors individuals who have made significant contributions to human and civil rights advancement within the local community.

Dingell, a resident of Dearborn, joined in being recognized alongside lifelong social activist Grace Lee Boggs, retired executive Barbara J. Mahone, architect Howard F. Sims, and Michigan Chronicle publisher Samuel Logan Jr., who was awarded the honor posthumously.

“I consider this an immense honor, and I’m most grateful to share this recognition with a group of individuals that I consider pillars of our community,” said Dingell. “I’ve been blessed to be a part of the movement for equality for all, and I’ve lived through much of what the great city of Detroit has experienced in the fight for racial and gender equality.

"We are a better place because of all we’ve overcome, as we continue our work on behalf of social justice and what is right. I’m proud to have supported the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1964 and 1965, and I considered it a humbling experience to join with Martin Luther King Jr. and other Civil Rights leaders for President Johnson’s signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965."

Dingell was presented with the award by Charles Anderson, president and CEO of the Urban League, and Michael K. Lee, chairman of the Board for the Urban League.

“I thank the Urban League of Detroit and Southeast Michigan for this honor,” added Dingell. “It’s a humbling experience to be recognized alongside my good friends that have continued to fight for what they believe in, and in their life’s work to make Southeast Michigan, and this nation, a better place."

bitsy08 March 27, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Term limits! Term limits!
laplateau March 27, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Bitsy...oh yes, oh yes!! Especially for Dingell!
Lee Jacobsen March 27, 2013 at 03:57 PM
Term limits for sure. Where was Dingell during the decline of Detroit? He was an observer for decades, and did little or nothing apparently, as Detroit can't get much worse under his watch. Dingell is a supporter of Obamacare. He promised cost savings. Why are my healthcare rates going up 40%, and my employees going to the exchanges since I can't afford their coverage anymore? The 20 grand for the lowest Obamacare exchange rate is not going to make them very happy. See here http://moneymorning.com/2013/02/11/the-real-cost-of-obamacare/ Before Obamacare, I could afford to offer BC/BS. I could offer healthcare savings plans, where heathy employees actually made money via healthcare, keeping premiums if they stayed healthy. Not anymore. Obamacare eliminated that program. The good news is that I am back to manufacturing parts, and out of the healthcare business. The bad news, and this is where you are responsible Mr Dingell, my employees have to pay thousands at the exchanges. Did you expect me to pay those thousands? Not when you tie my hands with $20,000 plans. Like others, time to switch to part time, a hassle, and all because of you. I hope you have Obamacare as well, maybe it will change your mind when you use it. Again, where are the savings? In the future? Is this another 'cash for clunkers' fiasco? My increasing premiums say yes. Term limits. http://blog.heritage.org/2012/12/11/even-government-employees-think-private-sector-works-harder/
POWDERBURNER April 04, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Don't you people get it yet? You keep voting for the same political hacks over and over for decades and wonder why we're in this mess now. Yeah, Detroit is a prime example. Santa Claus failed miserably, yet you all vote for the free stuff. Dingel Bell? More like a disgusting career politician.

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