Congratulations to Tonjia Ray! She is The Precinct Delegate Prominence for the Month of July!!
Tonjia Ray, a native Detroiter, was born and raised on the northwest side of the City and is still proud to call it home. While serving as an union and community activist, Tonjia has also served as a precinct delegate since 2008. When asked what interested her in becoming a precinct delegate, she thought it was a great way to keep herself and those around her informed and engaged with political issues, candidates, politicians and community leaders who have the best interest of our workforce and our community neighborhoods.
Tonjia oftentimes finds herself spending time knocking on doors, phone banking, lobbying in Lansing, and Washington DC. A proud 29-year UAW member of UAW Ford Local 600 and UAW Region 1A, she has
had numerous involvements on several committees and elected positions including Local 600 General Council, Executive Board at Dearborn Engine Plant, Local 600 Women’s Committee with Men, Dearborn Engine Plant Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair, VCAP , Region 1A Cap Council, Women’s Council, Unity Choir and Human and Civil rights.
Currently, Tonjia is Precinct Delegate 272, the 1st Vice President and Women’s Committee Chair of The Coalition of Black Trade Unionist Detroit Chapter, Executive Board Member, of Fannie Lou Hamer PAC, Executive Board Member of the 12th Congressional District, NAACP member, Detroit Public Schools Community District Police Oversight Commission and a mentor with the James E. Wadsworth Jr.
Tonjia is a mother of 2 beautiful children, Tony and Taryn, a Sista friend to many, and a proud child of The Most High always reminded of that as a member of Fellowship Chapel, a place where her activism started.
Congratulations to Fabian Hill! She is The Precinct Delegate Prominence for the Month of April!!
Fabian Hill is a newly elected Precinct Delegate 312, new member of the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) and soon notary for the great State of Michigan. She is currently volunteering her services in her community as a recording secretary for both the 8th Police Precinct Community Council and Detroit Democratic Club ( which is in process) . Fabian is a proud UAW / Region 1 member that sits on several committees and co-chair Voluntary Community Action Plan (V-CAP).
She is a published author and working on a sequel to my memoir. Her professional background was law enforcement and engineering change launch coordinator. She holds an associates and bachelors degree in criminal justice and a Masters degree in Business Administration.
Her mission is to provide political information to her constituents with effective knowledge that shall guide to comprehension in empowering the community.
Congratulations to Veronica Smith! She is The Precinct Delegate Prominence for the Month of March!!
Veronica Smith is a lifelong Detroiter. Born and raised on the Northwest side of Detroit. Ms. Smith comes from a background of industrious parents involved in the Labor Unions. Her mother retired from being a seamstress at Arrow Uniform Co. for 32 years and her father worked for Chrysler Motor Co for 20 years before obtaining and injury. She attended the Detroit Public School System. A graduate of Detroit Central High School. Veronica furthered her education at Central State University where she studied Community Development with a concentration in Public Administration. She put her education on hold to raise her only daughter Windy. Veronica is enrolled at Wayne County Community College where she will obtain her degree in Business Administration. Veronica’s professional career spans over 30 years in the banking industry. Her years also included being an initiative-taking and enthusiastic community activist. Her passion for community activism includes over 10 years of community engagement by building relationships with city and state leadership as well as currently serving as a Precinct Delegate (#360) for six years. She has been a vital asset to city and state leaders serving on several committees and campaigns. Veronica is the Treasurer of the Fannie Lou Hamer PAC, a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, serves on the NAACP’s Voters Education Committee, a member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist and the
Michigan Democratic Party. Veronica is also an active member and served as chair or co-chair on several ministries at Fellowship Chapel Church where Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony serves as pastor. Veronica believes that if you are going to complain about it, you better do something about it. Speak up for those who cannot, educate those who want to learn and believes everyone in her community should have access to all the resources the city has to offer.