RELEASE: National Organization for Women (NOW) Endorses Rep. Tim Greimel for Congress

Date: Tuesday, March 6th 2018

Contact: Kyle Buda | (517) 862–1107 |

National Organization for Women (NOW) Endorses Rep. Tim Greimel for Congress

AUBURN HILLS, MI — Tim Greimel, State Representative and Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, has received the endorsement of the National Organization for Women.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is a group dedicated to advancing women’s rights and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states. NOW was founded in 1966 and has worked to eliminate discrimination and achieve & protect the equal rights of all women and girls.

“I’m honored to earn the National Organization for Women’s endorsement,” said Greimel. “Since 1966, NOW has advanced gender equity, pay equality, access to healthcare, and many more important issues. I am honored to be in this fight together and proud of my track record on women’s issues in the Legislature. In Washington I’ll work to amplify the voices of women fighting on the front lines to protect the equal rights of all women and girls.”

“Tim is a strong advocate for women and girls,” said Kim Beebe, President of Oakland/Macomb NOW. “As House Democratic Leader, Tim stood should-to-shoulder with us in the fight for equal pay for equal work, reproductive justice, and gender equality for all. I know Tim will be a tireless advocate for women in Washington.”

In Lansing, Rep. Greimel has led the charge on a number of important battles in the fight for gender equality, such as:

  • Rep. Greimel Co-Sponsored HR 0234 Calling on MSU’s President Lou Anna K. Simon to Resign. [HR 0234 (2018) Passed]
  • Rep. Greimel Co-sponsored House Bill 5912 to Make University Coaches Mandatory Reporters [of abuse]
  • Rep. Greimel Introduced Legislation to Improve Women’s Access to Health Care. [States News Service, 5/13/2013]
  • Greimel Proposal Includes Making Emergency Contraception Available to Rape Victims. [The Detroit News, 5/14/2013]
  • Greimel’s Legislation Requires More and Better Breast Cancer Education. [The Detroit News, 5/14/2013]

The National Organization for Women joins a long, and growing, list of community leaders and over two dozen labor unions who are supporting Rep. Greimel for Congress. Most recently, Rep. Greimel earned the support of the National Education Association and former United States Senator Carl Levin.

Tim Greimel is seeking the Democratic nomination for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. He has served as a state representative for the 29th state House district since 2012 and previously served as an Oakland County Commissioner and as President of the Rochester Community School Board.