WCDP News: Meeting Video and more!

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Late Autumn Morning

…and a guest editorial from the Guardian and Rebecca Solnit.

Why do the media keep saying this election was a loss for Democrats? It wasn’t.

Chelsea certainly wasn’t.

Missed the Meeting?

Here are the best parts, delivered to your inbox.

State Rep. Felicia Brabec, on how to break the misinformation cycle.
MDP Chair Lavora Barnes, to fire us up!
Attorney General Dana Nessel, on how critical the next election will be.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer, on everything!

The Washtenaw County Democratic Party is looking for a few good people to serve on the Executive Board, as Co-Vice Chairs of Communications and VOICE (which works with community outreach). The work will help us organize for the 2022 election cycle and beyond!

Contact us at info@washtenawdems.org, or check out the website at washtenawdems.org!

Take Action! Redistricting

It’s down to the last days for public comment on the maps.

The MICRC has issued draft maps for the State House, State Senate, and U.S. Representative districts. We need folks across the state advocating for fair maps and signing up to give public comment to the MICRC.

We need to give speak up IMMEDIATELY and advocate for fair maps that level the playing field.

MICRC General Comment Portal:
https://www.michigan-mapping.org/#submit

Comment directly on the latest MICRC State Senate map using this link:
https://michigan.mydistricting.com/legdistricting/comments/plan/249/23

Tell the MICRC to prioritize partisan fairness.

DO NOT copy and paste these points, but
DO speak to them in your own words!

“Communities of interest” is NOT an excuse to pack voters of a particular party into fewer and fewer districts to weaken their voice.

How is any map fair in which one party can win a majority of the seats while losing a majority of the votes?

We voted for Prop 2 in 2018 to rid Michigan of the rigged system. We want fair maps that create a level playing field.

No one on the Commission should vote to approve a map that gives a disproportionate advantage to one political party.

MDP Redistricting Toolkit (and Meeting Schedule)
MICRC’s Public Comment Portal
MICRC’s Website
MICRC’s maps

Want some more resources on what to say and how to say it? Here they are.
League of Women Voters – Redistricting
Voters Not Politicians – Redistricting
Redistricting Actions YOU Can Take

Events

November 13th, 10am-12pm
Via Zoom

Ann Arbor Democrats Monthly Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87603197122

November 13th, 2-4pm
Island Park, Ann Arbor
Jeff Irwin Re-Election Kickoff!

Contribute here: ActBlue.com/donate/Irwin13Nov

Monday, November 15th 5:00-6:30pm
Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center

Mental Health Listening Tour with Rep. Felicia Brabec. She will be joined by Rep. Donna Lasinski, Rep. Yousef Rabhi, and Rep. Ronnie Peterson.

To share your experience or weigh in on mental health services via a survey, go here: https://tinyurl.com/BrabecTour

THE FINAL WORD

STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR MICHIGAN REPS

Find your county commissioner here.

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

State 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:

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

State 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). 

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


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