WCDP News: UM Rally with Big Gretch and Pete Buttigieg Friday!

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Pete Buttigieg joins Gov. Whitmer at UM Rally Nov. 4

When: Friday, Nov. 4, 5-6:45 PM

Where: U of M – The exact location will be sent the day prior to the event to those who RSVP. 

Who: US Secretary Pete Buttigieg will be joining the rally in support of Governor Whitmer!


RSVP: U of M Dems Rally with Governor Whitmer and Secretary Pete Buttigieg

From WCDP Chair Chris Savage: 

Hi, folks. An election season that seems to have lasted a full two years is nearing the end and I’m guessing that, like me, you’re pretty darn tired. But now is decidedly NOT the time to pause for rest because the people that want to destroy our democracy and set us back in time to a place where women and other marginalized groups are treated as less than citizens are definitely not going to rest.
 
Think of the rally this Friday night as a charger for your psychic batteries. Go, get recharged by the energy of our amazing candidates and by the crowd of like-minded, democracy-defending warriors all around you. Then, redouble your efforts over the weekend and through Tuesday at 8 p.m. so that, no matter what happens, on Wednesday, November 9th, you will know you did everything you could to win this election from top to bottom.
 
If you need help finding something to do, go to our website at washtenawdems.org. We have a full menu of things you can do to get involved in the final days of this election cycle.
 
And, no matter what, remember that WCDP is HERE FOR GOOD and we’re working together toward a future where everyone is treated with the full dignity, love, and respect that they deserve. Let that thought fill your heart and feed your soul in these final few days.

Get Out the Vote Canvass Kickoff this Saturday!

Join the Washtenaw County Democratic Party and the One Campaign for our Get Out the Vote Canvass Kickoff! We’ll be knocking doors all over Washtenaw to reelect Gov. Whitmer, LG Gilchrist, AG Nessel, and our fantastic slate of Democratic candidates up and down the ballot!

Saturday, November 5
Two shifts:
10 am –1 pm 
1-4 pm

Washtenaw Dems HQ
418 W Michigan Ave
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

SIGN UP HERE!

MORE THINGS TO DO!

Campus outreach at UM. Last week’s pilot was a big success – we talked to lots of students who needed and appreciated our information. We’ll be handing out cookies and the miVoter.org link and directing students to UM Museum of Art to vote.

Please sign up here for a shift and bring a friend! (On Friday, we’ll be staffing the rally with Buttigieg, but won’t have details about location until the day before.)

Neighbor calling neighbor. Sign up here to get a list of your precinct neighbors who haven’t voted yet, to contact up to and through Election Day.

Help pass Prop 2 (Promote the Vote). Click HERE to begin texting eligible voters. Sign up here to canvass in person.
Election Day

Poll greeting — we’ll be meeting voters at the polls with last-minute voting recommendations, in print and with miVoter.org. We’ll be covering the highest-traffic polling places first. Sign up here for a shift

Top six areas are: Carpenter School on Central in A2; St. Joseph Church on Whittaker Rd. in Ypsi; Victorious Life Church on E. Clark in Ypsi; Whitmore Lake Middle School on Main Street in Whitmore Lake; Rawsonville School on Grove in Ypsi; Township Hall on Webster Church Road in Dexter. We hope to fill these up!

See more at Mobilize or our calendar  

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Latest DemCast messaging research reveals…

What Dems care most about heading into midterms 
Democrats believe we must continue to protect, shore up, and expand Social Security. Democrats know social security benefits are a lifeline for our seniors, and the Social Security Administration recently announced that benefits will be increased by 8.7% in 2023. This increase will help seniors cover health care costs, stock up on groceries, and more.

Democrats support the increase recently announced by the Social Security Administration. Starting in 2023, Social Security recipients will see their checks increase by an average of $140, meaning for the first time in a decade, Medicare premiums will decrease as Social Security checks increase. This helps seniors get ahead of inflation with a little extra breathing room.

Dems put people over politics creating 10 million new jobs, lowering prescription drug costs, health care costs, and energy costs, and promoting paid leave and women’s right to choose. Republicans said no to workers, undermine our freedoms and threaten Social Security and Medicare

Democrats want to proactively work with communities to prevent crime, not just react after it happens. Democrats and our policies are designed to find solutions, not rely on scare tactics and self-serving deflection of responsibility.

Democrats believe it is not okay for politicians to decide what America’s girls and women can do with their bodies. We should leave the decision to the women. Rape is a crime. Incest in a crime. Abortion is not.

*Special thanks to Dan Saunders and Jill Schultz for researching and creating the awesome graphic above.
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Michigan Voting – Keeping it Safe and Fair

Michigan elections are secure, accurate, and fair. Here is information about voting security and factual information so all Michiganders can have faith in our elections.

Election Security
 
Elections and Campaign Finance Facts

COMBATING DISINFORMATION OR DISRUPTION TO VOTING
If you notice disinformation or see anyone committing voter intimidation, notify an election worker, send an email to misinformation@michigan.gov or call the nonpartisan voter protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE. (866-687-8683)

DISINFORMATION
Spreading disinformation about elections, voting, or issues on the ballot is a threat to our democracy. Be a critical consumer of media, and only share information based on facts and the law. Do your part by reporting any misinformation to misinformation@michigan.gov.

VOTER INTIMIDATION
Voter intimidation is against the law. Help protect our elections by reporting any voter intimidation, harassment, or coercion you witness. Notify an election worker or call the nonpartisan voter protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE

POLLING LOCATION INTIMIDATION
Election Day Polling Location Intimidation is a FELONY punishable by 5 Years in State Prison! If you see anyone committing voter intimidation, send an e-mail to misinformation@michigan.gov or call the voter protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE. (866-687-8683)

New WCDP Office Hours

WCDP office hours now through November 8th are:

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sundays, 1 to 3 p.m.
Monday, November 7th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, November 8th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

At the moment we have no office hours scheduled beyond November 8th.  We will continue to monitor the answering machine remotely. 


A PERSONALIZED BALLOT CARD NOW ON YOUR PHONE!

The Washtenaw County Democratic Party (WCDP) introduces miVoter.org, a way to have all endorsed Democratic candidates for the November 8 election literally at your fingertips in the voting booth.

For more information, go to miVoter.org and click on FAQ

You’re Invited

Washtenaw County Convention held Nov. 28th

Electing 2022-24 WCDP County Committee 

Pursuant to the rules and bylaws of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party (WCDP) and the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP), the WCDP will hold its November County Convention beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 28th via Zoom. To register for this County Convention, click this link.

At this convention, we will elect members to the 2022-2024 WCDP County Committee. The number of positions to be elected must be equal to twice the number of Democratic nominees for county office, the state legislature, and congress in the most recent primary election.

While 2/3 of the Committee will be elected at the Convention, the remaining 1/3 of the Committee will be comprised of those individuals who were nominated at the most recent primary election for county office, the state legislature, and Congress.

READ FULL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE

Show out for Democrats!

Get signs & more at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market Saturday mornings.

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

Or on the eastside!
At the 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

Or on the westside!
At the 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 driveway cats! 

The Final Word

Check https://miVoter.org for your local endorsements and 
visit https://mi.gov/vote to make a plan to vote.

You turned out in huge numbers in 2018 and 2020, and every vote mattered. 
Keep it up and help #FlipMichiganBlue

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