WCDP News: This March Started a Long Time Ago

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This March Started a Long Time Ago

Two Women's Marches - one from 1972 and one from 2017.  This is what democracy looks like.

March is Women’s History Month and there is a lot to be proud of.

Voting rights, equal opportunity, reproductive rights – these are all human rights.  And they are under attack in Michigan, across our country, and around the world.  

Whenever it looks like we are facing a tough climb ahead, take a moment to remember how far we’ve come.  They knew it was going to be a long fight, and they fought it for us. Now it’s our turn.  

A wise woman once said this country’s “not broken, but simply unfinished.”  

Keep climbing, and let’s make some history together.
Women’s March 1972 – CC BY-NC 2.0, Women’s March 2017 by Ted Eytan – CC BY-SA 2.0


Promote the Vote Petitions!

This week is the start of another big push to safeguard democracy in Michigan, as the Promote the Vote campaign gets off the ground. A coalition including Voters Not Politicians, the ACLU, the League of Women Voters and others is organizing an army of volunteers charged with gathering 425,059 valid signatures before July 11, 2022.

Sign up here to gather signatureshttps://votersnotpoliticians.com/volunteer/


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.


Saturday Canvass with Team Dingell!

Team Dingell is excited to be in Ypsilanti this Saturday for a canvass launch to help get signatures to get Congresswoman Dingell on the ballot in 2022! We are grateful to the partnership with WCDP and excited to welcome you to the WCDP office!

We will be kicking things off at 10:30am by hearing from Congresswoman Dingell! We will have coffee and donuts for everyone and all the supplies needed to collect signatures. We will have a brief training and then hit the doors starting at 11am.

We need your help this weekend to finish strong before our April deadline. Can we count on you to join Team Dingell this Saturday to gather signatures?  Sign up here!

Canvass Kickoff
Day/Time: Saturday March 26th at 10:30am
Location: 418 W Michigan Ave in Ypsilanti

For more info, contact Leaha Skylar Dotson at 734-489-3679 and leaha@debbiedingellforcongress.com


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

Petitions and Allies

One way to elect politicians/enact legislation that reflects 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

Art for social change by Kasha Cooper


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:https://senatedems.com/irwin/coffee-hour-sign-up/

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. Register for Saturday coffee hours 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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