Andy Levin was first elected to Congress in 2018 with Council support. Redistricting and the loss of a congressional seat in Michigan has forced an August primary between him and another Democratic incumbent, competing for the seat in Michigan’s new 11th district, where Rep. Levin grew up and has raised his family.
Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Levin was a union organizer, human rights activist, workforce policy expert and green energy entrepreneur.
Levin, an active member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has a perfect voting record on Council for a Livable World issues. He has worked to ensure that peace, justice and respect for human rights are central to United States foreign policy and considers himself an anti-war activist. He is a strong defender of the Iran nuclear agreement and offered legislation to limit the ability of former President Donald Trump to attack Tehran.
Rep. Levin has written, “I cannot support ever-increasing military spending in the face of so much human need across our country. The bloat in military involves not wages and benefits for our troops but unnecessary weapons systems, nuclear expansionism, and waste, fraud and abuse.”