Grassroots group endorses Mike Duggan for Mayor
The Community Coalition, a grassroots organization of Detroit residents and community activists, announced June 7 it is throwing its full support behind Mike Duggan for Mayor of Detroit. The group announced its endorsement at a large community fair on the grounds of New Bethel Baptist Church, which over the years has played an important role in the Civil Rights movement and Black political activism.
The group’s founder, Ernest Johnson, said the role of the Community Coalition is to carefully vet candidates looking to represent the residents of Detroit and endorse those who have the constituents’ best interests in mind. In this election, Johnson said that Duggan is the best choice to lead Detroit forward.
“When you look beyond where someone has lived and pay attention to what they have done throughout their career for Detroit, Mike Duggan is clearly the best person for the job,” Johnson said. ”Some people will call our endorsement a controversial choice, but it was an easy choice. Johnson said he is committing the Coalition’s resources to assist Duggan’s field organization throughout the campaign.