February 23rd, 2022
The head of the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday endorsed U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens in the Democratic primary in Michigan’s 11th District over her colleague Rep. Andy Levin.
U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, an Ohio Democrat, chairs the 59-member Black Caucus, which includes members of the House and Senate. Beatty described Stevens in a Wednesday statement as “deeply committed to diversity and inclusion.”
She has stood firm in her commitment to strengthen and expand the Voting Rights Act and as a member of the House Education & Labor Committee, she has repeatedly advocated for increased HBCU funding and support,” Beatty said, referring to historically Black colleges and universities.
Beatty is the second member of the U.S. House to endorse in the primary contest between Stevens and Levin after Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Southfield, endorsed Stevens earlier this month.