A Message of Thanks
This has been quite a year for disasters: Locust swarms in East Africa, earthquakes in Turkey, a volcano eruption in the Philippines, devastating floods in Indonesia, bushfires in Australia, and of course, a pandemic. We’ve also seen a gas plant explosion in Nigeria, brutal riots in Delhi, a Ukrainian jetliner crash in Iran, a Pakistani airliner crash in Karachi, a massive explosion in Lebanon during an ongoing political and economic crisis, and the escalation of racial tensions here in America. That’s just the short list.
As members of a political organization, we know that dealing with adversity takes more than slogans and platitudes. It takes bold action and transformative legislation. All of us in the WCDP can be thankful for the hard work of our volunteers, community leaders, and elected officials working to enact change that has direct material benefits for everyone, but particularly those who are most vulnerable.
Today, whether you are spending time with your family, friends, or just your cat (and possibly a tub of ice cream), take time to reflect on your small victories over the past year, moments worth remembering, things that make life worth living. Be thankful for simple pleasures (like being able to binge-watch shows on Netflix) and major victories (like removing Trump from the White House).
Be thankful for what you have and giving when you can. – Greg Hafer, Vice-Chair of Communications
Fall County Convention Election Results
On Monday, the WCDP Fall County Convention brought together WCDP members from all across the county to elect a geographically diverse representative body to provide coordination and oversight for the next two years. This body, the County Committee, has the important task of approving the WCDP’s budget and any other major financial investments, electing and removing officers of the Executive Board, and providing insight and oversight on party endeavors to ensure that the WCDP is representing the interests of all Washtenaw County residents. Check out the result of the election on the new County Committee page, now with a handy search feature:
The County Committee will be electing a new Executive Board in the coming weeks and working with that new Executive Board to fill a few vacant County Committee seats in Ann Arbor City (Ward 1), Ypsilanti Township, and Southeast Washtenaw County. More information and updates about the activities of the County Committee will go out in future newsletters.
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