Action Item From Michigan Resistance:
Alert the Media!
MI GOP Legislators Could Take Even MORE COVID PPP Aid for their Personal/Family Businesses While CONTINUING to Withhold $2.6 BILLION to Ordinary Michiganders
Since December, 2020, the MI GOP has been withholding billions of dollars in Federal COVID aid in order to push the Governor to relinquish her right to enact emergency orders in a pandemic. While these legislators play political games, they have deprived a growing number of Michiganders in need of earned unemployment benefits, housing, and food assistance.
We thought that was bad enough. But last week we learned that while our elected GOP leaders are fine with making the regular people wait for help, they helped their own businesses to large amounts of Federal COVID PPP dollars. According to our research, 23 Michigan Republican legislators have borrowed, collectively, $11,085,321.00 from the Small Business Administration’s “Paycheck Protection Program” under the 2020 CARES Act.* And now …
With the recent passage of the American Relief Plan, they are poised to receive even more money for themselves in 2021 and beyond.
We elect representatives to protect the people and to ensure our welfare – and we expect them to put OUR collective needs, not their private interests, first. Let the media know. Full details here.
New Covid Resources Page
In response to our speakers at the March membership meeting (catch it here if you missed it) we have been focusing on providing information to some of the underserved communities. A Rapid Response team got out flyers to around 1000 households on short notice, directing residents to a signup for the Wednesday popup clinic in West Willow, and will be ready to help with future popups.
The continued shortage of vaccines for the now-eligible general population is a great frustration for everyone, public and providers. We have created a new webpage centered around Covid resources, regularly updated on vaccine availability. It will also include information on the new American Rescue Plan funds and programs as they become available. Please share widely!
Louis Nagel is a distinguished professor and renowned concert pianist. We are more than thrilled that he is offering us this exceptional (virtual) event– refreshment for the soul as well as support for our work.
And we are also so excited and grateful that Governor Gretchen Whitmer will present the concert! More information here!
WCDP Membership Meeting
Saturday, April 3rd, 9:30 am-12 pm
Increasing Voter Turnout in Ypsilanti Township, Pittsfield Township, Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor
Our speakers includeJim Dries, Chair, Washtenaw County Board of Public Works; West Liberty Information LLC; Retired Washtenaw County Chief Deputy ClerkMorgan Foreman, Director of Constituent Services, Representative Felicia Brabec, Michigan 55th House DistrictRepresentative Yousef Rabhi, Michigan House Democratic Floor Leader, 53rd House DistrictTheresa Reid, Vice Chair, Precinct Organizing, Washtenaw County Democratic PartyAlex Thomas, West Willow Community Advocate
Yousef and You Community Forum
Saturday, March 27th, 10-11 am
More information here.
Paid for by the Washtenaw County Democratic Committee.
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Washtenaw County Democratic Party418 West Michigan AvenueYpsilanti, MI 48197
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