WCDP News: Breaking Barriers

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February 4 Meeting and Program

Breaking Down Barriers – The Importance of African American Firsts

In celebration of Black History Month  – The WCDP is pleased to present special guests who will share with us their journeys of becoming the First African American in their chosen Profession.

  • Sheriff Jerry Clayton
  • Judge Arianne Slay

Please join us on February 4, 2022 at 9:30am via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86796010349

More at our website.

MLK Day Labor Action

WCDP members joined labor leaders in defense of worker civil rights on MLK Day. 

The National Action Network is bringing people together to protest Landmark Properties’ continued contracting with United Electric, who are accused of harboring serious racist violations in its workplaces. United Electric is a nonunion shop, and during a union organizing effort, truly horrifying levels of everyday racism came to light. The IBEW and other labor leaders are supporting civil rights lawsuits by these workers, independently of their union status.

Theresa Reid, WCDP Chair and many members of the Executive Board met up with Congresswoman Dingell, State Senators Sue Shink and Jeff Irwin, several State Reps, and most of the Ann Arbor City Council in support of IBEW and other union movement leaders such as Robert Mack, Ryan Hussey, Bob King, and Ian Robinson as well Rev. Charles Williams of the National Action Network. 

For more info: https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2023/01/anti-racism-protest-in-ann-arbor-takes-aim-at-building-contractor-on-mlk-day.html

2023 MDP Spring Convention

February 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Michigan Democratic Party will be holding its 2023 Spring Convention on February 11, 2023 at Huntington Place in Detroit.

There will be a 6th Congressional District Caucus Meeting in the morning before the statewide meetings at Huntington Place.

To vote at the Spring Convention, you must be a Democratic Party member at least 30 days prior to the Convention (Feb. 11). At the Spring Convention during the 6th Caucus, we will be having elections for leadership of the 6th Congressional District Club and the State Central members. If you seek to run for Chair or Vice Chair of the 6th Congressional District Club, you must declare your desire to run with MDP at least 30 days prior to the Spring Convention.

For more information see the Call to Convention.

WCDP Office Temporarily Closed

For the second time in 6 years, a car has struck our building and ‘closed us down.’ Repairs are underway and we expect to reopen in 2 to 3 months.

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