WCDP News: That Woman From Michigan

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That Woman From Michigan

Our favorite quote from this Bloomberg article:

(Whitmer) outperformed the U.S. when T____ was in the White House and continues to do so 15 months after voters rejected his bid for a second term.

Democrats. Our way is better.

Be a voter in 2022 and keep the Republican wrecking crew out of the Governor’s mansion.  We need “that woman from Michigan” to keep doing what she’s doing.

Photographer: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images


The ONE Campaign is coming to town! Calling all canvassers!

The 2022 campaigns are getting off to an early start. As we have for the last few years, WCDP will be sharing the office with the statewide ONE campaign, who will mobilize volunteers for Gov. Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Gilchrist, Atty Gen. Nessel and SoS Benson, as well as many other campaigns.

We welcome Callie Grow, who will be heading up operations in southern MI, and will be kicking off operations on 3/16, with a strategy session and on Sat. and Sun. 3/19-20 with a canvass. You’ll be talking to voters about what concerns them and getting a sense of who our voters are.

If you are ready to start building your canvassing muscles, sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/midems/event/445041/
If you’d like to help strategize and plan (over Zoom) with Callie, sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/midems/event/445043/

Here are the details:

Canvass Kickoff
Days/Times: Saturday, March 19th at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm; Sunday, March 20th at 1pm and 4pm
Location: 418 W Michigan Ave in Ypsilanti

Strategy Session
Day/Time: Wednesday, March 16th at 6pm (will last until about 7:30)
Location: Zoom! We’ll send the link out on the day of the event.

For more info, contact Callie at (615) 943-2436 and cgrow@1campaignmi.com


Bridge MIchigan is still continuously updating their ballot proposal tracker, explaining what each would do, where they are in the process, major funders, and more. Confused? This will help.

ActionHub connects you to 100+ local groups who share our Democratic values.  We are better together. Take action today.


Events

Events

7th Congressional District County Convention
Via Zoom this Saturday, March 19th, 2022 at 1 p.m. – Get info – Register

12th Congressional District County Convention
Via Zoom this Saturday, March 19th, 2022 at 1 p.m. –  Get info – Register

Petitions and Allies

Petitions and Allies


One way to elect politicians/enact legislation that reflect our values is through supporting petition drives and ally organizations. Ball’s in your court!

Debbie Dingell, U.S. Congresswoman for the old 12th District (which covered the most populous part of Washtenaw), will be running in the new 6th District, which will cover ALL of Washtenaw. She needs nominating petition circulators. Sign up here.

Felicia Brabec, State Representative for the old 55th District in SE Washtenaw, will be running in the new 33rd District, which includes the south side of Ann Arbor, Saline, and adjacent townships.She also needs nominating petition circulators.
Sign up here.

Reproductive Freedom for All is an organization dedicated to overturning the 1931 Michigan law banning abortion that will go back into effect if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. You can sign up for updates and to volunteer at this link.

Washtenaw County has updated COVID testing information, including testing sites in the county.
The U.S. Government has now opened a website where you can order free at-home tests.
Washtenaw County COVID Testing website
U.S. Government Free At-Home Tests


The Final Word

Original art by Paweł Jońca, https://paweljonca.com/o-mnie/


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/. Currently virtual coffee hours with Yousef are at 10 am on the 4th Saturday of the month.

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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