WCDP News: Jan 6 Hearings Start Tomorrow

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June 8, 2022

Will the Jan. 6th hearings make a difference? 

With mounting evidence that J6 was an organized, well-funded, plotted attempt to overthrow the People’s will, FEWER Americans hold Trump responsible for Jan. 6 now than ever before. According to an NBC poll released Monday, that number is less than 50% of the public.

It is vital we Dems tune in and get loud about J6.The January 6 Committee will start hosting live hearings of testimony and evidence they’ve gathered tomorrow, June 9th, at 8 p.m.,streaming here.  

The hearings are based on hundreds of interviews, and thousands of pages of documents. To date, more than 800 rioters have been charged in connection to the Capitol attack.

What is happening in Michigan? 

A late May poll showed that candidate Ryan Kelley, who was at the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection, leads his party’s primary race for Michigan governor with 19-percent support. The GOP’s top three contenders heading into the August primary – Kelley, Tudor Dixon, and Garrett Soldano – are all courting Trump’s endorsement.
It is vital we Dems tune in and get loud about Jan. 6th.

The Republican Accountability Project, an organization of conservatives opposed to Trump, released a new ad promoting the hearings (click above to view).

“A lie drove the attack,” the ad states. “Now, it’s time to learn the truth.”

Messaging Suggestions:

  • Post: Trump lied. People died. We won’t let justice be denied!  #WCDPforJustice #Jan6Justice
  • Share the video above: https://accountability.gop/time-for-the-truth-about-january-6/
  • Word of Mouth: Talk to everyone you know, liberals and conservatives, and promote the hearings.
  • Get loud: Ask Republican candidates their opinion on Jan. 6th – especially those avoiding giving direct answers. (Please share any relavent quotes you collect with us: WCDP Communications)
  • Provide your insights:Watch the hearings and post summaries on your social media feeds.

We are ALL messengers!

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

Our Promise

Washtenaw County Dems are committed to ending anti-LGBTQ violence, bullying and discrimination.

We are dedicated to ensuring that LGBTQ Americans are treated with dignity and respect in their communities, their workplaces, and their schools.

We will stand up to hateful rhetoric from Republicans.

We will VOTE for good 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! 

Ballot Petitions
And You

We’re in the home stretch, so don’t stop now!

The WCDP has endorsedall 4 groups that are proposing constitutional amendments, and we only have four more weeks to get them on the ballot. Read up and sign as you see fit:

But be careful!  The MI GOP is still pushing petitions that are anti-voter and will harm public schools.  Read everything and make sure it’s one of these four 


 and no more! 

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 Reproductive Freedom For All! 

 Find & Sign Promote the Vote MI! 

WCDP June Candidate Forum Video

Missed it? No worries, the whole thing is on our Youtube channel, or zoom in on what you need to know:

00:12 Welcome by Representative Debbie Dingell – update on gun legislation, formula shortage, gas prices, Dem messaging, August primary
09:35 WCDP Chair Chris Savage on upcoming events
12:38 Contested primaries, WCDP by-laws, and endorsements
15:10 County Prosecutor Eli Savit on Gun Violence Awareness Weekend, Conviction Integrity Unit
25:23 POC Co-Chair Theresa Reid on Promote the Vote 2022 https://promotethevotemi.com/
28:47 Candidate’s Corner 2-minute intros
1:01:40 Candidate Forum: 22nd Circuit Court Judge (Richelew and Slay)
1:39:33 Candidate Forum: 14th State Senate District (Shink and Heck Wood)


Get your signs at the A2 Farmer’s Market!

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

Check or cash preferred. You can also pick up signs 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.

Free help with computers at Ypsi office!

WCDP volunteers are helping area residents with their computers starting Monday, June 13 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 13, 20, and 27, 4-7 p.m. Call 734-769-8726 to make an appointment.

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.

Other events

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:

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.

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


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