Dan Kildee

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Dan Kildee

Dan Kildee is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 5th district of Michigan. Kildee first won election in November 2012[1]

Son of Dale Kildee.


Throughout his career, Dan Kildee has served both as an elected official and a CEO of a national non-profit organization. From 1984 to 2009, he served in a couple of county-level elected positions, as a Genesee County Commissioner and Genesee County Treasurer. He was elected to the United States Congress on November 6, 2012 as the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 5th district. He succeeded his uncle Dale Kildee, who represented Flint in the House of Representatives for 36 years. He resides in Flint Township, Michigan.

Humanitarian Needs in Cuba letter

December 16 2021 , House Rules Committee Chair James McGovern (D-MA), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Gregory Meeks (D-NY), House Appropriations subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations Chair Barbara Lee (D-CA), and House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Energy Chair Bobby Rush (D-IL) led 114 Members of Congress in a letter to President Biden asking him to prioritize the well-being of the Cuban people as they experience the worst economic and humanitarian crisis in recent history...

In the wake of this year’s protests, the members urged the administration to support the Cuban people by suspending U.S. regulations that prevent food, medicine, remittances, and other humanitarian assistance from reaching the Cuban people...

Signatories included Dan Kildee.[2]

Labor Caucus

The Labor Caucus is an official caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2021 members included Dan Kildee .[3]

Congressional Freethought Caucus

Support for the Council on American Islamic Relations

Dan Kildee wrote a letter of support to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on the occasion of their 24th anniversary in September 2018.[4]

Lehman connection


Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America member Sean Lehman worked for Kildee for Congress. Now works for Dan Kildee as a Congressional staffer.

McCollum connection

Mike McCollum managed Congressman Dan Kildee’s 2020 congressional campaign, directed a presidential primary campaign as Elizabeth Warren’s Michigan State Director, led the Michigan House Democrats’ campaign that flipped six state legislative seats from red to blue in 2018, and served as chief of staff of the 2016 Florida Coordinated Campaign.

Congressional Progressive Caucus

Early in 2019 Dan Kildee joined the Congressional Progressive Caucus.[5]

PDA connection

In June 2013 Progressive Democrats of America assigned activists to deliver their material to almost every US Congressman and several Senators. Donald Dyer and Tim Gilbert were assigned as contact for Rep. Kildee.[6]

JStreet endorsement

The socialist infiltrated, anti-Israel "two state solution" JStreet PAC endorsed Dan Kildee in his 2014 Congressional race. [7]

JStreet endorsed him again in 2016.

Kildee has traveled to Israel multiple times – including one trip while in Congress – and strongly supports a two-state solution.[8]

Lawmakers Address 2015 NIAC Leadership Conference


Washington, DC – “Thank you for the work you have been doing,” said Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), discussing the Iran nuclear deal before the 2015 National Iranian American Council leadership conference. “I really don’t think this would have happened without the really exceptional grassroots movement that took place during the summer.”

“This is a moment to tell the true story of the Iranian people,” Murphy observed, “and link together the American people and the Iranian people.”

Joining Murphy were Representatives Donna Edwards (D-MD) and Dan Kildee (D-MI), who discussed their support for the Iran nuclear agreement.

Representative Kildee discussed his efforts to secure the release of his constituent, Amir Hekmati, an Iranian American who has been detained in Iran since August 2011. Kildee noted that some called for the U.S. to condition its support for a nuclear deal on the release of American prisoners. However, he said, doing so would have been a grave mistake that only ensured the U.S. achieved neither goal.

Kildee promised to continue his efforts to secure the release of Hekamati and other detained Americans, and urged the audience to utilize social media to raise the profile of these cases. He said the lifting of sanctions under the deal will also help increase scrutiny of Iran’s human rights behavior. “How likely is a multinational corporation to place…an individual into Iran when they have a pattern and history of apprehending presumably innocent individuals to have leverage?”

Kildee also emphasized the need to understand that there is a political spectrum in Iran just as there is in the United States. “One mistake [is to] think of Iran as a monolithic society and to take the most extreme voices which gather the most tension…as if it is somehow representative of the Iranian people and I know that it is not,” he explained. “Imagine if the rest of the world accepted as a reflection of American political sentiment some of the commentary that you might be hearing in the context of the American presidential campaign.”

Representative Edwards applauded the work of U.S. negotiators in securing the deal, while noting the deal remains vulnerable to spoilers. She argued that the deal could be challenge the international community to think about weaponized nuclear capacities and move towards denuclearizing the rest of the world. Edwards also noted that the next President will need to actively implant the deal. “We will need a president who understands that not only did we get a deal but for our vision of the world we cannot afford to move away from it.”[9]

NIAC Reception / Fundraiser


From Nat'l Iranian American Council NIAC - Meet n Greet Happy Hr

Saturday, February 27, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Harvard Club of NYC

35 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036 · New York, NY

Focus: Iran / Discriminatory Visa Waiver Issue Hors d'oeuvres and open bar Meet:

NIAC Leadership conference 2016

National Iranian American Council September 23, 2016

We're ready for you! Looking forward to an amazing Leadership Conference this weekend in Washington, D.C. - you can get your last minute tickets here: leadership.niacouncil.org

  1. NIAC2016 #CreatingAMorePerfectUnion — with Mehdi Hasan, Ben Rhodes, Joe Cirincione, Tyler Cullis, Rula Jebreal, Trita Parsi, Sanam Anderlini, Suzanne DiMaggio, Maz Jobrani, Tara Kamangar, Celinda Lake, Farideh Farhi, Cyrus Habib, Negin Farsad, Congressman Jared Huffman, Mana Kharrazi, Yahya Alkhansa, Ilan Goldenberg, Congressman Dan Kildee, James Dobbins, Philip Gordon and Office of Foreign Assets .Control.

Condemning Criticism of Islam legislation

On December 17, 2015, Rep. Don Beyer, Jr. introduced legislation condemning "violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States." The legislation is based on unsourced claims that there is a "rise of hateful and anti-Muslim speech, violence, and cultural ignorance," and a "disproportionate targeting" of "Muslim women who wear hijabs, headscarves, or other religious articles of clothing...because of their religious clothing, articles, or observances."

The resolution, H.Res.569 - Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States [10] was cosponsored by Rep. Michael Honda, Rep. Keith Ellison, Rep. Joseph Crowley, Rep. Andre Carson, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rep. Betty McCollum, Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Dan Kildee, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Rep. Charles Rangel, Rep. Scott Peters, Rep. Brad Ashford, Rep. Alan Grayson, Rep. Mark Takai, Rep. Brian Higgins, Rep. William Keating, Rep. Raul Grijalva, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Rep. Gerry Connolly, Rep. Ruben Gallego, Rep. Cheri Bustos, Rep. John Delaney, Rep. Kathy Castor, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Rep. Michael Quigley, Rep. Elizabeth Esty, Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, Rep. Robin Kelly, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Rep. Gregory Meeks, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Al Green, Rep. Katherine Clark, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Alcee Hastings, Rep. Sam Farr, Rep. Frank Pallone, Rep. Jim McDermott, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Donna Edwards, Rep. Robert Brady, Rep. Frederica Wilson, Rep. Michael Doyle, Rep. Albio Sires, Rep. Suzan DelBene, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Jared Polis, Rep. David Loebsack, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Rep. Debbie Dingell, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Steve Cohen, Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, Rep. John Yarmuth, Rep. Niki Tsongas, Rep. Jim Langevin, Rep. Mark Pocan, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Rep. Mark Takano, Rep. Tim Ryan, Rep. Jose Serrano, Rep. Hank Johnson, Rep. Paul Tonko, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Rep. Lois Capps, Rep. David Price, Rep. Doris Matsui, Rep. Gwen Moore, Rep. Denny Heck, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. John Carney, Rep. Xavier Becerra, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Rep. John B. Larson, Rep. Dina Titus, Rep. Peter Welch, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Rep. Jim Himes, Rep. Matt Cartwright.

Praising CAIR

“During our many meetings, you always provide a thoughtful and welcomed perspective that truly helps prepare me for the work ahead. I look forward to continuing to work together in the future.” - Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) (2014). [11]

“It is my sincere wish that you know your faith and continued service in communities like my own are an example to Americans everywhere.”

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) (October 2017).

PFLP meeting

A group of Democratic lawmakers met with an alleged member of a terrorist organization during a trip funded by an anti-Israel nonprofit Spring 2016.

Seventy-one members of Congress were invited on the all-expenses-paid trip to east Jerusalem and Ramallah in the West Bank, but only five accepted: Illinois congressman Luis Gutierrez, Michigan congressman Dan Kildee, Wisconsin congressman Mark Pocan, Pennsylvania congressman Matt Cartwright, and Georgia congressman Hank Johnson.

According to the trip itinerary, the American lawmakers met on May 29 with Shawan Jabarin, an alleged long-time activist for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a designated terrorist organization that has engaged in suicide bombings, assassinations, and plane hijackings. Jabarin serves as director of the Palestinian human rights organization Al Haq, which advocates for economic boycotts of Israel and exploits courts to delegitimize the country, according to NGO Monitor, a pro-Israel watchdog.

The Israeli Supreme Court has described Jabarin as a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, acting some of the time as the CEO of a human rights organization, and at other times as an activist in a terror organization which has not shied away from murder and attempted murder." Jabarin was found guilty of recruiting operatives on behalf of the PFLP in 1985 and has since been denied exit visas by Israel and Jordan.

The May trip also included meetings with Palestinian political and finance officials, including Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. The meeting with Jabarin featured a number of other officials from Palestinian nonprofits as well as the Palestinian minister for prisoner affairs.

The American Global Institute was another sponsor of the trip.[12]

Anti-Trump guest

Rep. John Conyers didn’t attend President Donald Trump’s inauguration January 2017, but the Detroit Democrat plans to be at Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night.

To make a point, he will be accompanied by Nabih Ayad, the lead attorney for the Arab American Civil Rights League who filed suit in Detroit challenging the constitutionality of Trump’s first proposed travel ban.

Conyers and several other Democrats are bringing guests to the speech who have spoken out about or would be personally affected by Trump’s immigration policies or by GOP plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, will be joined by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician who 18 months ago uncovered elevated levels of lead in the blood of Flint children.

Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Southfield, is bringing Fatima Salman, executive director of Muslim Student Association and a board member of the Michigan Muslim Community Council.

Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, will take Phoebe Hopps of Traverse City, an activist who helped organize the Michigan contingent of the women’s march in Washington and the protest against Trump’s travel ban at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.[13]

Nayyirah Shariff connection

Steve Mintline April 29, 2013 ·


With Nayyirah Shariff, Dan Kildee and Rafael Mojica.


Nayyirah Shariff center with Dan Kildee.

McClinton connection

Carma Lewis November 4, 2018 ·

We have some powerful people in Flint. Claire. You are a Rockstar! — feeling blessed with Claire McClinton at 501 Bar and Grill.

Claire McClinton with Dan Kildee.


Laura Gillespie MacIntyre She’s telling him to not compromise in the fight for Medicare for all!! I was there to witness and it was a beautiful sight to behold!!

ARA endorsement, 2014

The Alliance for Retired Americans Political Action Fund endorsed Dan Kildee in 2014, also 2012.[14]

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