WCDP News: Enough Is Enough

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Last month our nation was struck by two acts of domestic terrorism – a racially-motivated shooting in Buffalo. NY, and a school shooting in Uvalde,TX.  And Republicans keep telling us that gun violence is just a fact of life.

Mourning kids gunned down at school is not how we have to live.  Grandmothers getting shot at the grocery store is not ‘just how it has to be.’

We are not powerless. Our grief and our anger can be put to use.

Weep. Be outraged.  Andvote.

From the schoolboard to the statehouse, voteVote like our lives depended on it.  

Find a candidate to support. Take a friend to the polls. Vote.

Together we can win in November and make real change.  For good.

Take Action Against Gun Violence

Help save democracy by learning the words that work with Anat Shenker-Osorio on June 22. In Words to Win Our Future, Michiganders will learn how to put the right on their heels by exposing their dog whistle attacks on good government and how to persuide with our hopeful vision for a future where everyone thrives.

Anat will share both high level principles for persuasion as well as concrete examples of proven  messages, ads, and social media that win

Co-sponsored by the WCDP, the Liberal Leadership League, and We Make Michigan

Register Today!

Candidate Forum This Saturday

Meet candidates for judge on the Washtenaw County Trial Court (the 22nd Circuit Court of Michiganand Democratic primary candidates for the new 14th District State Senate seat. 

Invited guests include:

Washtenaw County Trial Court:
Marla Linderman Richelew, Executive Director, Washtenaw Association for Justice
Arianne Slay, Deputy City Attorney, City of Ann Arbor

14th District State Senate:
Sue Shink, Chair of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners and Commissioner for District 2
Val Cochran Toops
Kelsey Heck Wood, former Jackson City Councilperson

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89798205719 this Saturday, June 4, at 9:30 am

Get details & Add to calendar! 

Ballot Petitions
And You

We know it has been confusing, but hear us out.

Good news: of the 13 groups trying to put things on the November ballot, only 4 are left.

Everybody else’s deadline
 (for better or worse) to get petitions turned in was TODAY. No scammers left to try and trick you into signing Betsy Devos’ proposals!

The 4 groups left are each proposing constitutional amendments and we’ve got the rest of June to get them on the ballot.

Better news:The WCDP has endorsedall 4 groups. Read up and sign as you see fit:

Want to help collect signatures?

425,000 signatures is a BIG lift.  Help get these on the ballot in November so voters can decide.

 Find & Sign Promote the Vote MI! 

 Find & Sign Reproductive Freedom For All!

SUNDAY – JULY 17, 2022 – 3 to 6

Hosted by Chris & Anne Savage in their lovely organic garden, at their Dexter home

Your WCDP is all-volunteer. Every dollar raised is used to keep voters informed and increase voter turnout, which we do by:

– candidate forums and issue-based presentations
– community updates on laws & policies that impact us all
– voter outreach, canvassing, voter guides , GOTV, and much more…

The stakes are high in 2022, but with your support we can #FlipLansingBlue! Join us!

More Information: https://www.washtenawdems.org/featured-events/
Buy Tickets: 2022 WCDP Garden Party
Share Away: Facebook event

Can’t attend but want to help?  Sponsor a ticket for a guest who needs one

 Get tickets for the Garden Party!

 Free help with computers at Ypsi office!

WCDP volunteers are helping area residents with their computers starting Monday, June 6 from 4-7 p.m. Bring your laptops or tablets (PCs and Macs) to the Washtenaw County Democratic Party Office, 418 West Michigan Avenue, next to Dos Hermanos.

A computer expert will be available to help with:

  • Downloading programs
  • Creating an email or Facebook account
  • Backing up your documents and photos
  • Checking for malware or viruses
  • Performance issues—slowdowns, unexpected shutdowns,
  • overheating, unusual noises, software problems

Computer assistance will be available Mondays, JUNE 6, 13, 20, and 27, 4-7 p.m. Call 734-769-8726 to make an appointment.

Let your yard bristle with democracy

  • Whitmer Gilchrist Nessel Benson: $15
  • Black Lives Matter: $5
  • Whitmer Gilchrist on white: $10 

Check (preferred) or cash  at the WCDP Ypsilanti office  on Wednesdays, 5 to 7Saturdays, 11 to 3; and Sundays, 1 to 3.  Call ahead to check stock: 734-879-0556.

ActionHub connects you to local groups who share our Democratic values. Take action today!

Bridge Michigan does the reporting a democracy needs with their MI ballot proposal tracker, explaining goals, major funders, & more.

Your elected representatives

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

The Final Word

Taking action isn’t “politics” – it’s governing.
Tell ’em what to do.

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