Candidate For U.S. House Weighs In
W. Michigan’s Davidson kicks run for Congress into high gear as more than 100 attend signature rally
Spring Lake– Dr. Rob Davidson took his bid for Congress in West Michigan’s 2nd congressional district to the next level last Sunday evening with an energized, raucous rally that packed Seven Steps Up, a popular concert and meeting venue in Ottawa County. Davidson’s supporters at the rally helped kick off the signature gathering phase of the campaign to garner at least 1,000 valid signatures to get his name on the ballot for the November 2018 General Election.
“I am both humbled and electrified by the tremendous show of support from so many ordinary Americans in West Michigan who have put their trust and their enthusiasm in a non-politician like myself who simply wants to make sure we have a West Michigan that is fairer and stronger, with more opportunities for all Americans, not just the powerful, the privileged and the politically connected,” Davidson told the crowd of more than 150 supporters.
Davidson is an emergency physician in Newaygo County and longtime Spring Lake resident. A member of the Spring Lake School Board and a 20-year emergency medicine veteran, Davidson is a strong advocate of healthcare for all, modeled on a “Medicare for all” proposal that has been introduced in Congress since the early 2000s under HR 676.
According to Davidson the proposal is designed to provide quality, comprehensive and affordable health insurance for all Americans, while reducing government bureaucracy and consumer costs.
“Healthcare is a right, a necessity for every American to enjoy their unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as each individual defines it, and that’s why healthcare for every American is moral, humane and necessary for all Americans to succeed,” Davidson said. “Healthcare for all means families no longer have to worry about whether a medical emergency will bankrupt them. Healthcare for all means small businesses can invest their money in growth and new jobs, not premiums that keep going up every year. Healthcare for all means stronger communities, reduced sicknesses that hold people back, and more freedom and liberty for each and every one of us.”
Davidson stated he is committed to helping public schools get the resources they need to provide a world-class education for all students, regardless of geography, family income and ability. He feels strong schools also mean more support for teachers and staff to ensure they can teach students and provide safe, nurturing environments in schools, with hard-earned taxpayer dollars going to the public good instead of being siphoned away to profit driven schools managed by unaccountable corporations.
Davidson also believes that Michigan’s Great Lakes, rivers, stream, land and air are vital resources that drive local economies and define Michigan’s special quality of life.
“As a member of Congress, I promise to put people before corporate polluters who are getting a free pass to contaminate our precious Great Lakes, thanks to the Trump administration and their bought-and-paid for political cronies in Congress,” Davidson said. “Real and responsible stewardship means corporations must be held accountable for toxic pollution that endangers our natural resources. We have a moral duty to preserve and conserve our Great Lakes for generations to come.”
The 2nd Congressional District covers Ottawa, Muskegon, Oceana, Lake and Newaygo Counties, and portions of Mason and Kent counties, including the cities of Grandville, Kentwood and Wyoming.
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