Endorsements

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U.S House of Representatives WHIP
Jim Clyburn

“I am pleased and honored to support Melissa Borom’s campaign for Congress. We need her voice here in Washington advocating for Northwest Indiana. Raised by a teacher and a school custodian, Melissa worked hard to build a life dedicated to helping others, including working in Congressman Pete Visclosky’s office where she distinguished herself as a leader focused on the needs of her community. I hope you’ll join me in supporting Melissa.”

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U.S Representative Bennie Thompson, Homeland Security Chairman

“I’m proud to support Melissa Borom’s campaign for Congress. As a young girl, Melissa was diagnosed with a serious case of pneumonia and her dad’s union health insurance saved her life. Therefore, she strongly believes that all Americans should have access to healthcare regardless of where they live. As a board member of NorthShore Health Centers, Melissa works to increase access to affordable healthcare for her community. We need her voice in Washington working with us to improve healthcare in America.”

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U.S Representative Cedric Richmond, former Congressional Black Caucus Chair

“I fully support Melissa Borom’s campaign for Congress. She’s a dedicated leader who has worked hard her whole life to make the lives of those around her better. I know she’ll be focused on leveling the playing field, to make sure everyone has the opportunity to succeed, no matter where they’re from. I am confident that she will make an exceptional addition to Congress and the Congressional Black Caucus.”

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U.S Representative Marcia Fudge, former Congressional Black Caucus Chair

“I am pleased to endorse Melissa Borom’s campaign to represent Indiana’s 1st Congressional District in the U. S. House of Representatives. Melissa represents the best of her community and our country. She has proven herself to be a hard-working, intelligent, and talented member of her community. Coming from humble beginnings, Melissa has worked hard to create a better life for herself and is now working harder to help create opportunities for others. Through her work with Ladies of Virtue, Melissa has played a vital role in mentoring young women. I know that Melissa will continue to make an impact on the lives of young people when elected to Congress.”

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U.S Representative Barbara Lee, former Congressional Black Caucus Chair

“I am proud to support Melissa Borom for Congress. Melissa is equipped with the values, intelligence, and work ethic that will make her a great addition to the Congressional Black Caucus and Congress. I am excited for the chance to work with Melissa to enact important legislation that will lift up those in need in Indiana and across the country.”

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U.S Representative Frederica Wilson

“I’m proud to support Melissa Borom’s campaign for Congress. We need Melissa in Congress where she can be a strong voice advocating for the needs of Northwest Indiana. Raised in a working class community, Melissa learned from an early age the importance of hard work and access to a quality education. Growing up, she would wake up at 2 am to deliver newspapers before heading to school. Since graduating from Valparaiso University Law School, Melissa has focused on serving her community through her work on the boards of NorthShore Health Centers and Ladies of Virtue, which provides mentorship to young women. I know she will be a strong voice for her community.”

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Former Gary Mayor and current Chicago Urban League President, Karen Freeman-Wilson

“I am delighted to support and join Melissa Borom’s campaign for Congress as campaign co-chair in Indiana’s 1st congressional district. After 35 years of honorable service from Congressman Visclosky, I am confident that Melissa will continue to expand on his good work. As the daughter of a 35-year East Chicago school teacher and a 20-year Merrillville school custodian, Melissa understands the values that make our community strong and the problems that we need to tackle. Through hard-work, Melissa earned her law degree from Valparaiso University Law School and worked for Congressman Pete Visclosky, Senator Dick Durbin, and the House Committee on Appropriations. As a Gary resident, Melissa sees firsthand the struggles of our community, she understands the need for educational enhancement, the need for good paying jobs and the need for affordable healthcare. She also understands the need for reliable access to public transportation and the need for affordable housing and she will work tirelessly to make sure that our community has the same access as other communities.”