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9 September 2021

Back To School …
… and there is a LOT to get done in September.

In Washington
 – Fed Government funding authority expires on September 30th.
 – We have a debt limit fight coming up as well.
 – The deadline for action on the House infrastructure bill? September 27th.
 – Which means the Senate has to get behind $3.5T of spending.
 – Votes on filibuster / voting rights / abortion rights?
 – Hurricane Ida / Unemployment Insurance extension / Eviction aid?
 – And that January 6th Select Committee?

At The State Level
 – Fighting Voter Suppression bills being advanced by veto-proof petition.
 – We still have a law on the MI books outlawing abortion, if the Fed law falls.

The weather will start to get cooler, but the news will remain hot and heavy.

The bus is full. Buckle up, the roads haven’t been fixed yet.

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

Dem Candidates! Your news can get posted here, too! Contact us at info@washtenawdems.org** WORTH REPEATING **

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) 224-4822APPLY NOW: DNC CAMPAIGN READINESS PROJECT
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
https://democrats.org/campaign-readiness-project/

 THE FINAL WORD

The COVID-19 virus, however, is no joke. Get vaxxed and mask up, people!STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR MICHIGAN REPS
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:https://senatedems.com/irwin/coffee-hour-sign-up/ 

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:Monday coffee hoursSaturday coffee hours

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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