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Attorney William Isaac Robinson has a proven record of accomplishment in public service. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, Isaac's parents taught him about the importance of public service and grassroots activism. His mother, Attorney Rose Mary C. Robinson is a pioneer in Michigan politics. She was the first woman elected to the Wayne County Commission in 1970, was a DNC Convention Delegate in 1968, and later became General Counsel for AFSMCE Council #25. Isaac's father, Roger Robinson, was one of the first young dems on MDP State Central in the 1960s, organized several locals for AFSCME District Council #77, was a committee man at Fisher Body Fleetwood from UAW Local 15 and was an UAW Convention delegate from Local 400. Isaac continues his parents' advocacy for progressive values through his leadership in the labor movement and the Democratic Party.
Isaac's accomplishments began at a young age. In 1993, Isaac graduated from Renaissance High School, one of Michigan's premier academic high schools. He earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and his law degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. At Northwestern, his peers and faculty recognized Isaac's talents. Fellow students elected Isaac as the President of the Northwestern Student Bar Association and he received the Outstanding Leader of the Year award presented by the NU. At his law graduation, he was the recipient of the Wigmore Key award, given to the one law graduate who has done the most to preserve the traditions of NU Law.
Isaac has a passion for the labor movement. In 1998, he began his career in the labor movement as an organizer for the Service Employees International Union. While he was in law school, he became a law clerk for the UAW legal Department and the Minneapolis Legal Aid Society. After Isaac graduated from law school, he joined the staff of the Chicago Teamsters Local 743 in 2001. Isaac came back home to Michigan in 2002 to help coordinate Labor 2002 for Governor Jennifer Granholm for the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO. In 2003, Isaac joined the staff of the Michigan Teamsters and is currently the Teamsters Director of Field and Political Action.
As you can see, politics and grassroots activism are in his blood. Isaac organized young people for the Richard Gephardt presidential campaign and he joined the Young Democrats of Michigan and the Young Democrats of America in 2003. Isaac helped coordinate the successful 2004 Michigan Youth Coordinated Campaign and in 2005, Isaac became President of the Young Democrats of Michigan. In summer 2007, he was elected Chair of the Young Democrats of America Labor Caucus and he is a current member of the Young Democrats of America Executive Committee.
In 2008, Isaac co-founded Michigan Democratic Future – a grassroots political volunteer group. Volunteer leaders from Michigan Democratic Future were thrilled when Senator Barack Obama recognized MDF during his campaign speech at Joe Louis Arena in Michigan. MDF sent volunteers to help in targeted races throughout the state of Michigan. The activist organization also played pivotal roles in the MI Congressional District 9 race for Congressman Gary Peters, State Representative Tim Bledsoe in the MI State House District 1, and the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.
Isaac is currently a precinct delegate and member of the MDP State Central Committee from the 14th Congressional District. He is a lifetime member of the Detroit Branch NAACP. In 2006, Robinson joined the board of directors of ARC Detroit - an advocacy group for people with developmental disabilities. In 2008, the University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns honored Isaac's commitment to the disabled community by presenting Isaac with a Certificate of Appreciation for his work raising consciousness about disability issues.
What many people do not know about Isaac is that he loves sports. He was a starter at first base for the Renaissance High School baseball team and was captain of the basketball team. Isaac started for the Detroit Public School League Baseball All-Star game in 1993. He played college basketball at University of Michigan – Dearborn for several years.
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