WCDP News: Winning in November

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Winning in November

Republican candidate Tudor Dixon trails Whitmer 40% to 51%

  • Tudor Dixon, who will be the GOP nominee for governor, faces a fundraising deficit against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
  • Republican consultants say Dixon must seek support from independent voters by stressing economic issues to stand a chance against Whitmer


  • Governor Whitmer is willing to sit down with anyone to get things done. She has brought Republicans and Democrats together and has signed over 900 bipartisan bills.
  • She made the largest investment in K-12 education in our state’s history without raising taxes, turned a projected $3 billion deficit into a $7 billion surplus, cut taxes for small business owners, and provided over $400 million to local businesses to support and retain jobs.
  • Whitmer is reversing decades of disinvestment from our infrastructure and moving dirt to fix the damn roads. She has already repaired over 13,000 lane miles and more than 900 bridges, while supporting over 80,000 good paying jobs.
  • Governor Whitmer has secured 25,000 new auto jobs. Thanks to her leadership, the future of auto manufacturing will be made in Michigan, by Michigan workers.
  • Whitmer helped enroll 35,000 four-year-olds in high-quality pre-K and brought affordable child care to 105,000 more children.
  • The Governor has put 170,000 Michiganders and counting on a path to good-paying jobs with tuition-free skills training and higher education programs.
  • And she is putting more money back in the pockets of Michiganders with $400 refund checks for every driver in the state.
  • Governor Whitmer is delivering on the fundamentals, creating opportunity, and improving people’s lives.


  • Tudor Dixon has made it clear she will drag Michigan backwards.
  • From stripping Michiganders of their fundamental rights to slashing funding for public education, Dixon’s plans for Michigan would reverse meaningful progress and make things more difficult for hardworking families.
  • Dixon is a strong supporter of the extreme 1931 abortion ban that provides no exceptions for rape or incest and would throw nurses and doctors in jail for providing critical care to Michigan women.
    • Dixon has pledged to enact an abortion ban that make no exceptions for rape, incest, or health of the mother.
    • Recently, Dixon called a hypothetical 14-year-old victim of abuse a “perfect example” of why abortion should be banned.
    • Dixon has been endorsed by the radical Susan B. Anthony List – a group that has already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on her behalf – whose explicit mission is to “end abortion.”
  • Dixon would implement a DeVos-style agenda to dismantle public education by slashing billions from schools, and rewriting Michigan’s constitution to implement a radical voucher plan to send taxpayer dollars to private schools.
  • She has also pledged to enact a budget plan that would cut funding from critical public services and reverse progress on infrastructure projects that have strengthened communities across our state. She called the bipartisan federal infrastructure package “fake.”
  • Dixon would fight against efforts to bring new, good-paying jobs to Michigan and has said she does not support the massive job-creating $7 billion dollar deal with GM that will bring thousands of good-paying jobs to Michigan.
    • Dixon also championed the Ambassador Bridge blockade that caused the auto industry to suffer almost $300 million in direct losses and resulted in workers weathering up to $51 million in lost wages.
  • and spread countless conspiracy theories that undermine our democratic institutions. Despite over 250 audits backing up the results of the 2020 election in Michigan, she has claimed the election was stolen thanks to “sloppy” and “obvious” fraud.
  • Dixon’s agenda is wrong for Michigan women, children, and families.

Let your Yard Bristle with Democracy

Yard signs available!

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

🪧 East Location: The WCDP Ypsilanti office during our sidewalk sale hours. We can only accept check (preferred) or cash.  Please call ahead to check on stock: 734-879-0556.

Sidewalk Yard Sign Sales
Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m.
Fridays, 4-6 p.m.
Saturdays, 1-3 p.m.
Sundays, 1-3 p.m.
🪧 West Location:  At the home of WCDP Chair Chris Savage at 2367 Baker Road, Dexter, MI

This kiosk is self-serve and is on the right (north) side of the garage! There is a box for donations and a form to fill out to keep us compliant with the FEC. Checks are preferred (made out to “WCDP”) but cash is accepted. Please watch for cats when pulling into the driveway (and expect our dogs to bark at you!)

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Video up from Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor School Board Forum

Missed the forum on Saturday, 8/6?  Here you go!

Video up from Chelsea, Lincoln, & Saline School Board Forum

The forums just don’t stop.  If you couldn’t make it on Monday, August 8, we’ve got you covered.

The WCDP will hold an Endorsement Meeting on Monday, August 15th at 6:00 p.m. This is when we choose the candidates to endorse for the November 2022 General Election.

Pre-registration is required (see below) and will close at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

In order to participate, you must have been a member of the Michigan Democratic Party for at least 30 days (by no later than July 16th). This 30-day requirement is waived for Precinct Delegates and Democratic elected officials but they must become a member no later than 5:30 p.m. on August 15th and send proof of their membership by forwarding their email receipt to info@washtenawdems.org.

When you pre-register, we will check your eligibility before sending the meeting link. Help us all and pre-register early (not on the last day!) to avoid delaying things on August 15th.

Endorsement questionnaire responses from candidates are at https://www.washtenawdems.org/2022-endorsement-responses/ Not all candidates have responded yet – check back daily for updates up until the day of the meeting.Candidates seeking our endorsement and wanting to speak should email info@washtenawdems.org no later than Friday, August 12th. You must be a member of the MDP. Candidates will be given two minutes to address the members before each vote (via Zoom poll). More on our endorsement requirements can be found in Article 9 of our bylaws.

Mark your calendars and register at

Unity Picnic

Tuesday, August 16 @ 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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This year’s Democratic primary was feisty and competitive as is so often the case in Washtenaw County and even more so after the recent redistricting. Now that the dust has settled and we have our nominees, it is time for Democrats to pull together in a show of unity and determination.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Please join the Washtenaw County Democratic Party (WCDP), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, and other special guests at a Unity Picnic on Tuesday, August 16th from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at Pavilion B at Island Park in Ann Arbor.

We will have multiple speakers and a boxed dinner will be generously provided by Congresswoman Dingell.

Please bring a lawn chair if you have one, seating will be limited at the park. We also highly recommend wearing a mask when not eating/drinking.

To receive a boxed dinner, please RSVP here as soon as possible.

Boxed dinners will only be provided to those who RSVP.

Join Democrats from across Michigan for our 2022 Fall Nominating Convention on August 20th and 21st at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan, where we will formally  nominate Democratic candidates to the November 8 General Election.

Sign up to attend the convention

Visit the convention website

Volunteers, November 8, and GOTV

Just 90 days to go before the election.  Up and down the ballot we need to fight for every seat in every race.  Find a candidate to support and do what you can!

US Congress
6th, Debbie Dingell: https://debbiedingellforcongress.com/

State Senate
14th, Sue Shink: https://www.votesueshink.com/
15th, Jeff Irwin: https://irwinforsenate.com/

State House
23rd, Jason Morgan: https://www.votejasonmorgan.com/
31st, Reggie Miller: https://www.votereggiemiller.com/
32nd, Jimmie Wilson Jr. https://www.jimmiewilsonjr.com/
33rd, Felicia Brabec: https://www.feliciabrabec.com/
46th, Maurice Imhoff: https://www.mauriceimhoff.org/
47th, Carrie Rheingans: https://www.carrierheingans.com/
48th, Jennifer Conlin: https://www.conlinforstaterep.com/

County Commissioner
1st, Jason Maciejewski: https://www.facebook.com/votemaciejewski/
2nd, Crystal Lyte: https://www.electcrystallyte.com/
3rd, Shannon Beeman: http://votebeeman.com/
4th, Caroline Sanders: https://www.sanders4commissioner22.com/
5th, Justin Hodge: https://www.votejustinhodge.com/
6th, Annie Somerville: https://www.voteanniesomerville.com/
7th, Andy LaBarre: https://www.andylabarre.com/
8th, Yousef Rabhi: https://www.voterabhi.com/
9th, Katie Scott: https://www.votekatiescott.com/

2022 WCDP Voter Guide 

Volunteers unloading bundles and bales of Voter Guides in 2020

In 2020 the WCDP printed nearly 100,000 Voter Guides, which were walked to doors, mailed to voters, and shared at events.

Print is only half the story though, and making our online voter guide easier to use on the web and on your phone is a key goal in 2022! 

Your support will decide how many guides we can print in 2022. Support this key voter resource to help #FlipLansingBlue!

Donate to fund the WCDP Voter Guide

 Get More Voter Info from the WCDP

Bridge Michigan supports democracy with their MI ballot proposal tracker, explaining goals, funders, & more.

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

The Final Word
You won redistricting in 2020

Chart from 538 showing the partisan lean of US House Races form 2000 to 2020, with a forecast for 2022.  The big takeaway is that Republican won redistricting a.k.a. gerrymandering in a big way in 2000 and 2010, and you can see that on the chart.  But Democarts won redistricting in 2020, which means we have the best maps for the 2022 US House in over two decades.

When we vote, we win

Your votes for fairer maps in 2018 mattered.  Similar movements all across the country mattered.  Thanks to you we’ve got the best maps for the US House in over two decades

You did it in 2018.  You did it in 2020.  And we are going to do it in 2022.  Pass it on.

“Note on the chart how the tipping-point seat’s partisan lean lurched rightward in both 2002 and 2012, reflecting Republicans’ gains in redistricting after the 2000 and 2010 censuses. Not only did Democrats break this mini-streak of good redistricting cycles for Republicans, but they also reversed the effects of two pro-GOP redistricting cycles in one fell swoop.” Read full article here. 

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