WCDP Newsletter: Don’t Stop

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“The Hill We Climb” – Amanda Gorman

The Inauguration 
On January 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn into office. (Just take a moment to breathe that in…) While the future of our country is uncertain, the new president and vice president are the right people at the right time to navigate the problems we face as a nation and to return a sense of decorum, professionalism, leadership, and much-needed normalcy to our federal government. One of the highlights of the inauguration ceremony was poet and activist Amanda Gorman who so eloquently captured this moment in history with her poem “The Hill We Climb.” Click on the image above to listen.

State Convention and Membership Reminder
Today is the LAST DAY to be sure your MDP membership is current in order to vote at the Virtual State Convention on February 20. Even if you think it is, you can still click this link to renew and be certain! This form is a sign-up with no payment, but you can choose the link on the left to make a contribution if you are able.

The Congressional District Caucuses will be scheduled between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the full State Convention from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Party caucus meetings will take place in the preceding week. For more information on the caucuses, visit the Michigan Democratic Party’s caucus page.

The WCDP Guide to the 2021 Convention will be available soon!

County Convention, 7th Congressional District
February 6, 10:00 a.m.

The Washtenaw County Convention for members of the 7th Congressional District will convene via Zoom on Saturday, February 6 at 10 a.m. Registration will be done at this link and will continue until 9 a.m. the morning of the convention. The purpose of this Convention shall be to elect 1 male member to the Credentialing Committee and 1 female alternate to the Resolutions Committee and to consider resolutions to be forwarded to the State Party for the State Convention taking place on February 20. For more information, read the official Call to Convention.

Shelter Volunteers Needed
As the winter cold grinds on, homelessness persists despite the hard work being done to get people housed. It’s especially hard to get enough volunteers now due to the COVID risk, but the need is great. Volunteers are needed for a daytime and nighttime shelter as well as folks willing to prepare lunch, dinner, and donate snacks. The shelter is at Calvary Methodist Church (1415 Miller Ave) during the month of February. To keep people off the streets during cold weather and COVID, please sign up for a shift or donation.

Statewide Meeting on Single-Payer Healthcare
February 12, 7:00 p.m.

Michigan for Single Payer is having a virtual statewide meeting for activists to discuss the next steps toward universal healthcare. Click here to register for the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Washtenaw County Democratic Party
418 West Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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