Aretha Franklin Endorses Brenda Lawrence For Congress


 IN RACE TO WIN THE 14th Congressional District

 Brenda Lawrence is “a woman of integrity, a woman of the future,” says Aretha Franklin.

 Remember that when heading to the polls she says before fans.

Southfield, MI – Mayor Brenda Lawrence is thanking Aretha Franklin for her continued support in the race to win the 14th Congressional District Democratic Primary.

   “I love Aretha Franklin and appreciate her support,” says Lawrence. “We’ve been friends a long time. This campaign reminds me of one word that Aretha is known for…R.E.S.P.E.C.T. I’m fighting for women everywhere to have the respect we deserve when it comes to equal pay for equal work as well as our reproductive rights.”

  Aretha Franklin gave her public support for Brenda Lawrence to fans at a concert recently. The remarks were reported by the Detroit News and have lit the twitterverse on fire.

 “You will be heading to the polls soon, and you should know, she (Brenda Lawrence) is a woman of integrity, a woman of the future,” says Franklin according to the Detroit News.

  The news of Aretha Franklin’s support follows yesterday’s announcement that the Brenda Lawrence for Congress Campaign has set a new record attracting more than 1,000 individual donors in one quarter. Consequently, the surge in the number of donors is having a noticeable impact. Contributions this quarter reached nearly $150,000 – the largest quarterly total to date.

 “We are going to win this race,” says Lawrence. “People want someone who will fight for pay equality for women; increased funding for public transportation, infrastructure and public education; and for closing loopholes to keep illegal guns out of the hands of criminals and reducing college loan debt.”

  Hundreds of volunteers have logged thousands of hours to touch voters. Volunteers have surpassed the 300,000 mark with the number of live phone calls and door-to-door canvassing made to voters in the district. A majority of polls consistently show Lawrence as the leading candidate in the race. Lawrence has a reputation for working on issues important to everyday people. She has the highest job approval of any candidate in the race making her the most popular choice among primary voters. For more information about Mayor Brenda Lawrence’s 10-Point Urban Agenda and her successful campaign, go to