Kenneth V. Cockrel, Jr.

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Kenneth V. Cockrel, Jr.


Kenneth V. Cockrel, Jr. is a Detroit City Council member. He is the son of former council members Ken Cockrel, Sr. and Sheila M. Cockrel.

Detroit City Council

Kenneth V. Cockrel, Jr. was elected to the Detroit City Council in 1998.[1]

Anti privatization

At an October 2009 "meet the candidates" forum current Council President Ken Cockrel Jr. said "privatization should be the last resort instead of the first resort."[2]

Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center

In 2007, Kenneth V. Cockrel, Jr. was a member of the Honorary Host Committee for the Essential: Advocacy for Workplace Justice Reception & Silent Auction. The reception, which was held on Nov. 14, 2007 is the annual fundraising event to benefit the far left National Lawyers Guild-affiliated Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice. The guest of honor at the reception was Andy Levin, son of Congressman Sander Levin, and Deputy Director at the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth.[3]

In 2009, Kenneth V. Cockrel, Jr. was a member of the Host Committee for the Essential: Advocacy for Community Justice Reception & Silent Auction which was held at the Atlas Global Bistro, Detroit. The reception, which was held on Nov. 18, 2009 is the annual fundraising event to benefit the far left National Lawyers Guild-affiliated Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice. Remarks were made by Steve Tobocman and the Maurice Sugar Voice for Justice Award was presented to Marilyn Mullane, Executive Director, Michigan Legal Services.[4]

Van Jones award host committee

Screenshot of Essential: Advocacy for Community Justice reception (click image to enlarge)

On November 18, 2010, the far left Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice presented "The Maurice Sugar Voice for Justice Award" to Van Jones "Human Rights Activist and Green-Jobs Advocate", at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, 660 Woodward Ave, Suite 300.

Members of the Honorary Host Committee were;[5]

Endorsed MichUHCAN

As at Feb. 1, 2011, President of the Detroit City Council Kenneth V. Cockrel, Jr. was listed as an endorser and ongoing supporter of MichUHCAN's Health Care Security Campaign Coalition.[6] The Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network is a state-wide network that promotes comprehensive health care for all and improved health outcomes by addressing the social determinants of health through education, strategy development and advocacy. The leadership of MichUHCAN is heavily dominated by members of Democratic Socialists of America.[7]

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