WCDP News: Upping Our Game on November 8

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Upping our game on November 8

Just 66 percent of Democrats surveyed recently were excited about voting in November.  But we can do better!

When Democrats vote, Democrats win.  In 2016 Trump took Michigan by 10,000 votes. Just two more Democratic voters in every Michigan precinct would have flipped the state.    But you knew that, because you turned out in massive numbers in 2018 and 2020.  You got fairer maps for Michigan. You sent Trump packing. 

Keep it up, and in 2022 we can:

  • Flip the Michigan legislature to blue!
  • Keep our majority in the House!
  • Get a  true majority in the Senate!  

Visit https://washtenawdems.org/voter/ to check your registration, register,  sign up for mail-in voting, find your polling place, and more. Be a voter!

MI Republicans try to kill voting, reproductive rights proposals

Republicans are showing just how afraid they are of the People. Last week’s action by Republicans on the Board of Canvassers to keep the reproductive freedom and voting rights proposals off the ballot proves it.

Thousands of Michiganders worked for months to gather signatures all over the state. And they did, in huge numbers. Record numbers. In fact, they turned in hundreds of thousands more than needed.

Michiganders care about the freedom to decide when to start a family; the freedom to choose our leaders in safe and secure elections; and the freedom to vote & have our votes count.

But Michigan Republicans want to take those freedoms away. They’re afraid if we all vote, they’ll lose. Too bad. That’s how it’s supposed to work.

Let the people vote!

School Boards in Danger

Saline, Dexter, and Chelsea School Board Candidates endorsed by the WCDP are up against right-wing groups and candidates accusing teachers of grooming kids for an “LGBTQ lifestyle” and indoctrinating them with Critical Race Theory. 

Building healthy schools where critical thinking is valued and kids can say who they are without fear takes leadership!  Please do what you can for these candidates.

Saline Candidates Need You

To volunteer, message Darcy Berwick at voteberwick@gmail.com.

Get out the Voter Guide

The print Democratic Voter Guide is our biggest get-out-the-vote effort. It has a sample ballot with candidates endorsed by the WCDP – including judges and school board members – plus candidate info, early voting info, and more.

Starting September 20, we’ll have over 100,000 to get to voters, and you can help!

• No-knock drop offs • List & map provided • 2 hours TOPS

If you can do ONE THING to help #FlipLansingBlue, this is it.  Sign up to GOTV!

Sign up to get out the VOTER GUIDE

Precinct Delegate Meetup

This Sunday Sept 11 @ 4 – 7 PM

Open to all!  Get to know each other, meet candidates, and let the East Side Squad show off local joint Men Like Us, at 3011 E. Michigan Ave, Ypsi  with:

  • Surprise speaker 😯
  • Music 🎶
  • Food and drink if you bring money to buy it 😉

Sign up to meet with PDs in Ypsi

WCDP Presents Generation Z

Saturday October 1 @ 9:30 – Noon

Hear from our youth at the first event in this series: a panel of activists on voting rights, reproductive rights, justice reform, school board elections, cannabis, and environmental issues. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81451905408

Add to Google calendar

Supreme Efforts 

You know the MI Supreme Court matters

So does Michigan Resistance.  To keep our majority they are reaching out to Dem voters with the chant:

‘Bernstein and Bolden
on the Back of the Ballot’

To re-elect Justice Bernstein and elect the first Black woman to the MI Supreme Court, Kyra Harris Bolden, email Terryl Sperlich at tsperlich@sbcglobal.net.

We need them both to win. The court is 4-3 today, and a lot is riding on their rulings in the run up to 2024.  

Weigh in on WCDP Communications

The WCDP Communication Team is assessing our county party communication strategy and would appreciate your perspectives. We are recruiting volunteers who would be willing to share our messaging. 

Thank you for your time in completing this short, five-minute survey!

Take the survey

Donors Make It All Happen

The WCDP Fundraising Committee sends a big thank you to all who attended and/or gave to this year’s fundraisers. We raised over $18,000 at the Garden Party to help elect local Democrats.  These funds will support the WCDP Precinct Organizing Committee’s GOTV efforts and produce the 2022 Voter Guide.

Yard signs – 3 ways to buy!

One –Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market Saturday mornings. Price drop on Whitmer signs!

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

Two – WCDP Ypsilanti office sidewalk sale! Check (preferred) or cash only. Call to check stock: 734-879-0556. Open Wed and Fri 4-6pm & Sat and Sun 1-3pm

Three – Savage home 2367 Baker Road, Dexter, MI. Self-serve kiosk to right of garage. Put your check to “WCDP” (preferred) or cash in box & please fill out FEC form.  Also, watch out for cats! 

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Berstein and Bolden for Michigan Supreme Court yard signNow available!

Bernstein and Bolden yard signs at the WCDP Ypsilanti office. As always, it’s good to call ahead to check stock: 734-879-0556.

2022 Online Voter Guide

See which candidates and proposals are endorsed & more at https://washtenawdems.org/voterguide/

2022 Online Democratic Voter Guide

More things you can do!

More at our calendar

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