“I am incredibly excited to have my dear friends join me on the campaign trail,” said Roberson. “We are excited about this GOTV event and look forward to seeing all of our supporters this weekend.”
The star-studded event was headlined by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, a native Detroiter, who represented Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he championed consumer, worker, environmental, civil, and human-rights protections. As Attorney General for Minnesota, he prosecuted the murder of George Floyd which received national attention and sparked nationwide protects against police brutality.
Judge Lauren Lake, also a native Detroiter, an attorney, author, and Emmy Award-winning TV host of Judge Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court and the new courtroom show, We The People with Judge Lauren Lake also spoke at the event. “I’ve known Portia for 30 years and she has dedicated her life to public service. I know Portia will represent all of the 13th District well “ she said.
Robert Porcher III, the former Detroit Lion who played with the team his entire professional career and known as one of the league’s most productive and feared defensive ends said he was proud to support such a strong advocate for the community.
Portia Roberson I has been endorsed by retiring Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence who joined the rally by phone. Portia has also been endorsed by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, the American Federation of Teachers, Michigan, the 13th Congressional Democrats, national women’s organization, Emily’s List among others.
Polls open at 7:00am Tuesday, August 2nd.