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Conyers to endorse Benny Napoleon for Detroit mayor tomorrow

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a Detroit Democrat, has announced he'll endorse Benny Napoleon for mayor of Detroit tomorrow. His office sent out the following:

WHO:  The second longest serving United States Congressman, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Detroit), will endorse Benny N. Napoleon for Mayor of the city of Detroit. He will be joined at tomorrow’s announcement with Detroit clergy, leaders of labor and other supporters.

WHAT:  Like Napoleon, Conyers strongly believes that Detroit citizens’ right to democracy has been challenged and he is concerned about continued disinvestment in urban centers across America, especially in his hometown of Detroit. Conyers specifically endorses Napoleon’s bold and comprehensive plan to economically revitalize Detroit’s neighborhoods.
 
WHEN/WHERE:  The endorsement announcement will be Thursday, October 24 at 2 p.m. at the Benny Napoleon for Mayor Campaign Headquarters, 2652 E. Jefferson, Detroit (in the Chene shopping plaza).

WHY:  As a lifelong Detroit resident, Conyers has seen the rising crime and focus taken away from the city’s real core – its neighborhoods where most residents live. Napoleon’s Neighborhood Growth Strategy, coupled with his Five-Point 50-Percent Crime Reduction Plan, will affirm Detroit as a safe city; stabilize and revitalize the neighborhoods; develop economic anchors to create jobs, shopping and dining opportunities; build neighborhood public safety service centers and Fire/EMS superstations; and initiate other necessary resources.

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