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Late Summer.

The frantic news of the world never stops, but the season invites us to slow down. The last of summer’s heat, the slow rise of soon-to-be-autumn mists in the fields, kids heading back to school or preparing to, time for those last vacations before the cooler fall weather hastens our steps.

As Democrats, we have another critical year ahead of us in 2022. Statewide elections for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State. With non-partisan redistricting, a better chance to take back the State House and State Senate. County and city elections. Chelsea has City Council and Mayoral elections this fall.

One thing is certain. We can’t let up in the coming year.

But the season is asking us to recharge before we charge ahead. To catch our breath, to refresh ourselves for what’s coming. If we can find a way to do so now, what we can achieve together later will be better for it.

No newsletter next week, we’ll be taking our own advice.

Campaign News

Speaking of Chelsea –

  • Jane Pacheco is running for Mayor. She’s served on the Chelsea City Council for almost eight years, and has deep roots in both Chelsea and social justice in Washtenaw County.  Check out her Facebook page for more info.
  • Tony Iannelli is also running for re-election to the City Council. Check out his Facebook page.

Michigan House Races

  • County Commissioner Jason Morgan will be kicking off his campaign for State Representative at the home of John and Renee Greden on Wednesday, September 8th from 5:30 – 7:00pm. More details and RSVP here


If you live and vote in Michigan, we need you to tell our legislators and leaders to vote NO on these bills. Find your State Senator here.

 Ask your U.S. House Representative to prioritize the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Find your U.S. House Representative here.

Thank our U.S Senators for supporting the For the People Act, S1, which recently passed the House. Sen. Gary Peters: (202) 224-6221 Sen. Debbie Stabenow: (202) 224-4822


Winning Democratic seats at every level is crucial in 2021 and 2022.  The DNC Campaign Readiness Project is recruiting, training and hiring. Now.

Apply for the Distributed Organizer& Distributed Leadership Bootcamps.

These are paid training opportunities which provide a path to possible employment through the 2022 election.

To begin with, states included are Virginia, New Jersey, Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, N Carolina, Nevada, and Pennsylvania (you need to be connected with the state in some way – see the apps for details).

Learn more & apply


Ypsilanti Frog Island Jazz – Fridays, July 2nd through Sept 3rd, 7-9pm
We have a Washtenaw Dems table there – stop by for swag and conversation!


If your holiday involves travel, be safe out there!


Find your county commissioner here.

Senator Jeff Irwin has a regular Virtual Coffee Hour — To receive the Zoom access code and the next date, please fill out this form:

Rep. Yousef Rabhi, 53rd House district: yousefrabhi@house.mi.gov, Phone: (517) 373-2577. https://housedems.com/yousef-rabhi/.
Typically discussions are 10 am on the 4th Saturday of the month and 6 pm on the 2nd Monday of the month. Click to register:

Rep. Ronnie Peterson, 54th House district: ronniepeterson@house.mi.gov Phone: (517) 373-1771 | Toll-Free: (855) 347-8054, https://housedems.com/ronnie-peterson/

Rep. Donna Lasinski, 52nd House district: donnalasinski@house.mi.gov, Phone: (517) 373-0828 | Toll-Free: (855) 627-5052, https://housedems.com/donna-lasinski/ (sign up for emails here). 

Rep. Felicia Brabec, 55th House district: FeliciaBrabec@house.mi.gov, Phone: (517) 373-1792, https://housedems.com/felicia-brabec/.

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