Important Announcements!

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“The Gerry-Mander”, the political cartoon that led to the coining of the term Gerrymander. The district depicted in the cartoon was created by the Massachusetts legislature to favor the incumbent Democratic-Republican party candidates of Governor Elbridge Gerry over the Federalists in 1812. (by Elkanah Tisdale (often falsely attributed to Gilbert Stuart) [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Good Afternoon, Oakland County!

Keep reading for TWO important announcements. 

Hello, we are writing to you because the next month will set the fate of Michigan’s democracy for the next decade, and we need YOUR help.

As you all may know, Michigan’s first ever Independent Citizens’ Redistricting Commission is in the process of drawing our new state House, state Senate, and Congressional districts that will be in place until 2030.

The commission was created with the intent to end unfair partisan gerrymandering, and is supposed to draw their maps based on quantitative data, and feedback from public comments given online or in person. Sadly, Republican groups across Michigan have submitted 70% of the public comments per the Detroit Newsadvocating for GOP-favored districts, attacking commissioners who have advocated for fairness, and trying to insert confusion and disruption into the map-drawing process.

We CANNOT let the GOP efforts hijack this nonpartisan process. This is not only the biggest political fight of 2021, but also might be the most impactful process of the decade. Your action now can help establish fair and balanced elections for years.

Can you attend a Zoom meeting with other progressive allies on how to submit fair and balanced districts for Oakland County? Join us at 7PM on Monday, September 13th, RSVP here: https://aflcio.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qf-6vqjMrGNY6qZZeiQHmeQBoJeWZMESU

Can you attend the in-person hearings in Metro Detroit to speak to the commission on the importance of drawing fair maps? RSVP here: https://forms.gle/VyS65TagdmNYW8Fi7

We need you now more than ever.

Additionally, sign up to volunteer at the OCDP Art and Apples table this weekend!

Thank you to all of our volunteers who came out to Arts, Beats and Eats. We collected 1,200 signatures for Governor Whitmer’s Nominating Petitions! 

We want to hit 1,000 signatures this weekend too!

Sign up to volunteer here! 

Festival dates and hours are:

September 10, 2021, 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
September 11, 2021, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
September 12, 2021, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Volunteer hours will differ slightly.

If you are able, please consider making a small, monthly donation to the OCDP by clicking the “Contribute” button below to ensure that we can continue to support our Democratic community. Thank you!Contribute to the OCDP!

We hope that you are doing well. If you have any questions, please reach out to staff@ocdp.org.

-Jody, Sumaiya and Marci


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The great people who make up the Oakland County Democratic Party are the champions of working families in every city and township throughout our county. Please join us with your activism, your membership, your votes, and your voice as we stand shoulder to shoulder with all of our State and Local Democratic Leaders, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Senator Gary Peters, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, Congresswoman Haley Stevens, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, and Congressman Andy Levin.

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