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Waters, Harper say Black representation in Congress matters for Michigan • Michigan Advance

Posted on AllSides June 8th, 2024
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The Michigan congressional delegation currently has one African-American member, U.S. Rep. John James (R-Sterling Heights). But neither seat encompassing Detroit, the nation’s largest Black city, is held by an African-American representative. The 12th District seat is represented by U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), who is Palestinian-American, and U.S. Rep. Shri Thanedar (D-Detroit), who immigrated from India, holds the 13th District seat. Michigan also has never had a Black U.S. senator. Those facts were on the minds of two candidates who held press conferences at last week’s Mackinac Policy Conference, Detroit...

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