[Michigan, March 27, 2023]:
During the peak of the Covid-19 crisis, the American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) lost one of its pillars and founding members, State Representative Isaac Robinson to Covid. He died on March 29, 2020. Rep. Robinson is the son of former State Rep. Rose Mary Robinson. He was elected in 2018 and his district (District 4) includes Hamtramck and part of central Detroit at the time.
Isaac died at early age and at prime age of his activism and selfless service helping the people of his District in Detroit as well as others across the county and state. We remember him for his tireless and passionate efforts to help and join almost every community venue. He was a unique people person that made him special, well liked and well respected by a wide spectrum of diverse communities, including the Arab and Muslim American communities.
Three years have already passed, and Isaac’s memory and legacy stay alive in the hearts of his friends, family and all who knew and worked with him. He was a true public servant who devoted his time to genuinely serving the public, something that is highly needed amidst the tremendous challenges facing our state and the nation. He was empathetic and empathy is what we all need these days. As a bridge builder. Isaac connected with people of all kinds of backgrounds. With his passing, AHRC lost a dear friend and a major supporter.
“Representative Isaac Robinson was an incredible humanitarian. He taught and exemplified the value of putting others before himself. He also epitomized the importance of loyalty. Representative Robinson lived the life that many aspire to achieve,” said State Rep. Brenda Carter.
“This March marks 3 years since the passing of State Representative Isaac Robinson, who was not just a colleague of mine but a dear friend,” said State Rep. Karen Whitsett. “On that same note, Rep. Robinson was more than just a representative of his district, but a true friend to his community as well, in which the devastation of his loss is still felt throughout,” added Whitsett. “To this day, his legacy of service and the signs of the impactful life he led are still present in Lansing, Metro-Detroit, and beyond,” concluded Rep. Whitsett.
“We continue to miss Isaac and his memory is alive in our hearts,” said Dr. Saleh Muslah, AHRC Board President. “Isaac’s model of public service is his timeless legacy,” concluded Dr. Muslah.
“Isaac Robinson was larger than life. He was someone filled with so much humor, passion, and a fight like none other. He had a unique ability to bring people together, reach across divides, and keep the fight for greater justice centered in all the work that he did,” said Majority Floor Leader Abraham Aiyash. “I saw first-hand his gift to see those that were often overlooked, hear those that were often voiceless, and to empower and uplift those that were left without power. Michigan lost a big leader and while he is no longer here today,” added Aiyash. “I am heartened by the fact that he touched so many people with his spirit, and that his fight will continue,” concluded Aiyash.
“AHRC missed a true fighter and warrior for social justice and equality,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “With his passing, I lost a true friend,” added Hamad. “His legacy is an inspiration to all of us,” concluded Hamad.
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