Press releases and public information presented by the Dion for NWI Campaign.
I support your right to Keep and Bear Arms. This means that I am against any Red Flag law UNLESS that law provides for an emergency hearing BEFORE taking away someone's Consitutionally-protected rights. The biggest danger to our Constitution isn't people who hate this country, it is the uninformed. Politicians and talking heads often use emotional subjects to inject fear, and guns are no different. What we can and must do is educate our neighbors about the facts surrounding firearms, and demand that our legislators learn and use these facts, rather than incorrect statements and statistics.
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As an avid supporter of the Constitution and everything it represents, this was an easy survey to complete. I support every American's right to Keep and Bear Arms and I will always stand against any attempt to restrict those rights. Red Flag laws are quickly used to divide us, so I feel it is important to note my stance on it. I am against anything that erodes our rights preemptively. In other words, if there is a real concern, then there should be an emergency hearing. If there was a way to do so BEFORE taking away someone's Constitutionally-protected rights, then I would be in favor of it, but guilty until proven innocent is not the way this country should operate. There is too much room for abuse.
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Immigration is a critical issue in the United States. I feel for all of the less fortunate people of the world that want to come here for a better life. Our nation is founded on welcoming those who want to join us to create a better country, and all of us here came from somewhere else in the world at some point in our family's history. It is crucial that we concentrate on those that would contribute to society, rather than detract from it, however. Our southern border has to be secure, and we have to eliminate free rides, visa lotteries, and deport those that abuse our generosity.
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MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana, January 31, 2020.
On January 22, 2020 the Michigan City News Dispatch published an article in their online publication which announced Dion Bergeron’s candidacy for Indiana’s First Congressional District and we truly appreciate it. The title of the piece was titled “Michigan City Attorney Joins Congressional Race.”
All of the facts in the article were well represented, however the title was completely inaccurate. Mr. Bergeron, while respecting the legal profession, is not now, nor has ever been an attorney. It was not a career path he ever considered and after multiple reviews of the press release the Bergeron campaign sent to all local and many state media outlets, we have not discovered anything that would misrepresent or allude to the Michigan City News Dispatch making such an error.
In the print version of the Michigan City News Dispatch, the article was titled with a title that was not misleading. Dion and the campaign committee want to make sure the record is straight and we do not want to mislead or potentially mislead any voters into thinking Dion Bergeron is an attorney. To the best of our knowledge, no other media outlet has made such a mistake. If there was something in our announcement that may have mislead the public into thinking he was an attorney, we apologize. The initial press release is available on DionBergeron.com and we invite anyone who wishes to look over the press release to do so.
The original piece, titled “Dion Bergeron Announces Candidacy for Indiana Congressional First District” on DionBergeron.com can be found at https://dionbergeron.com/dion-bergeron-announces-candidacy-for-indiana-congressional-first-district.
We hope this clears up any and all confusion.
LA PORTE, Indiana, January 20, 2020.
Despite the wet and cold weather outside, the mood in the Laporte County GOP Women’s Group was upbeat on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Dion Bergeron, a new face in the hotly contested race for Indiana’s 1st District, had been invited to address the ladies there, and they seemed to recognize his authenticity.
“I’m just a regular guy,” he began, “and I’ve had enough of people that will never know what it’s like to be us making laws that affect us. I’m a former truck driver. I did that for a decade. I’ve been to 48 states, Canada, and even Mexico. Alaska and Hawaii are on the bucket list. Maybe someday. I’m also a former Correctional Officer. I worked at Indiana State Prison for 7 years. I’m no different than you, and certainly no better.”
“Everyone on the left seems to be in favor of this Green New Deal. No automobiles, no fossil fuels, and no cows. Enacting this would absolutely cripple the economy in this area. Northwest Indiana is dependent on the transportation industry and the steel industry, both of which would almost cease to exist with this legislation. I have family and friends currently employed at the mill, and more than one family member that retired from there. Some of my extended family are dairy farmers. I don’t think they’d be able to do much business with no cows, do you?”
Dion continued, “I don’t know any of the other candidates personally, but one thing I do want to touch on is that my fellow Republicans’ platforms are all very similar. Some have even openly voiced their willingness to rubber stamp anything President Trump wants.”
His eyes were fixed on each lady present one at a time, while he outlined his own stance. “I believe that Donald Trump has done some very good things for this country, but I do not agree with everything he says and does. He is a human being and he makes mistakes, just as we all do. I am no one’s rubber stamp. If any policy or law is not good for the people of Northwest Indiana, then I will not back it. I will not vote for anything that does not directly serve my district. Trump’s focus has to be for the whole country, just like my focus is for District 1.”
Dion asked those assembled if there were any questions. He was asked about his family, and he responded by introducing his wife, Elizabeth, who had joined him at the event. He also talked about his children.
“My wife works with the developmentally disabled. She’s a Medicaid Case Manager and through her I’ve been able to learn an incredible amount about the danger our home health care system is in. There just aren’t enough providers and the system itself could be vastly improved. My wife and I have 5 children together. I have 2 adult daughters that live in New Jersey, and 3 boys that live with us. There’s 17 year old Orion, 13 year old Donovan (who goes by Nova), and 12 year old Trevor. We live in Michigan City, which I grew up in, while my wife comes from Munster. We met when we both worked at Indiana State Prison.”
The last question of the evening was what he was most passionate about, as far as his issues. “While there are many things that could be improved, I am extremely passionate about the 2nd Amendment, followed closely by the 1st. The 2nd Amendment is the foundation of self defense. I believe that everyone has the right to defend themselves and their family. That is one reason I believe we need more regular people to stand up and demand our government back. I will always defend your rights and those of all of us in this country.”
Dion Bergeron encourages anyone interested in this exciting new opportunity for Indiana First District to contact his campaign at 219-380-9625 or www.dionbergeron.com. He is also available at www.facebook.com/DionForCongress.
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, January 16, 2020.
On Monday, January 13, 2020, Real Estate Broker and former Correctional Officer, Dion Bergeron, formally announced his candidacy for Indiana Congressional District 1. The residents of Indiana’s First District deserve an honest representative and an individual who can relate to and understand their needs. Dion Bergeron is a blue collar alternative to the political machine and is running to restore integrity and confidence in the office and give the people of the 1st District a real voice, with a candidate that has been through the struggles and hardships that politicians will never understand.
A former truck driver and Correctional Officer, this is Dion’s first run for public office. Dion believes the First District faces many difficult challenges such as a home health care industry on the verge of crisis, and a Congress that no longer represents the people. A 2019 Gallup poll about Congress shows that 48% of those surveyed had Very Little Faith in it, and 4% had No Faith. Only 11% had a positive view at all. The people of District 1 deserve a new approach and a candidate that has no ties to the political machine of Washington.
Dion Bergeron humbly asks the people of Indiana’s First District for the honor and opportunity to serve them with the honest and transparent leadership they deserve as well as the ability to know that Dion Bergeron will represent the residents of Indiana’s First District and not special interests.
Dion Bergeron has spent most of his life in Northwest Indiana, primarily in Northwest Indiana. He resides in Michigan City with his wife, Elizabeth and their three sons. Dion Bergeron encourages anyone interested in this exciting new opportunity for Indiana First District to contact his campaign at 219-380-9625 or www.dionbergeron.com. He is also available at www.facebook.com/DionForCongress.