WCDP News: MiCare Townhall, August parades, and more!

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Health Care for All Townhall: August 14th

MI Representative Carrie Rheingans recently introduced her universal, publicly-funded healthcare proposal, MiCare, in the Michigan legislature. She will be hosting a town hall on this legislation on Monday, August 14th, from 5:30 – 7:00pm in the Ann Arbor Skyline High School Auditorium with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell to discuss the importance of this legislation and how it could benefit the residents of Michigan. 
She reached out to cordially invite the members of the Washtenaw Democratic Party to attend this event. If you are able to attend, please fill out this RSVP form.

Visibility Committee Call for Volunteers

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Being visible helps us create a strong Democratic community across the entire county.  Volunteer to table or march in a parade for WCDP in Dexter, Chelsea & Ypsilanti over the remaining weeks of summer.  You don’t need to be a policy expert!  We offer training to those who have never tabled. Sign up today at the links below:

Want to learn about volunteer occasions later in the year? Sign Up Here and a member of our team will be in touch.

Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus Annual Summer Simcha

August 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pmJoin the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus for our 4th annual Summer Simcha on Sunday, August 27th at 3:00PM in Southfield. Hear from and support Governor Whitmer, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist II, Secretary of State Benson, Attorney General Nessel, and Democratic Members of Congress and the Legislature.DO NOT WAIT to RSVP – space is very limited both for the main event and the private meet-and-greet.

RSVP online: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/summersimcha2023RSVP by check: Make out to “MDJC” with memo line “Summer Simcha” and remit to P.O. Box 250972 West Bloomfield, MI 48325 along with the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of all guests attending.  Questions? Call 734-368-1209

September WCDP Membership Meeting
Bylaws, Resolutions, and Program Exploring Poverty

On Saturday, September 9, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, the WCDP will hold a general membership meeting for the purposes of approving bylaws changes and resolutions proposed by members.

You must be a WCDP member for at least 30 days (join or renew byAugust 9in order to vote in this meeting. Learn about membership and how to join today!  If you are not sure your membership is up-to-date, contact membership@washtenawdem.org.To propose a resolution for members’ consideration, send it to WCDP Secretary Andrew Groat by August 9, for most efficient handling.

The meeting will be held via Zoom (registration link to be announced later) and in person at the IBEW Hall, at 7920 Jackson Road.In addition to this business meeting, we will feature a program exploring urban and rural poverty in Washtenaw County. We hope to see you there!

Nominating Petition Drive for Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Team Dingell is collecting nominating petition signatures to make sure Debbie is qualified for the ballot in Michigan!Debbie is officially running for reelection to represent Michigan’s 6th District in Congress. Collecting signatures on nominating petition sheets is the only way to ensure voters will see Debbie’s name on the ballot next year. Team Dingell is planning and hosting events so we can collect enough valid signatures before the deadline and help Debbie in this critical step. Join Team Dingell by signing up to volunteer here. A member of the team will reach out to you directly with all the information you need to start collecting signatures, including an option to mail petitions to your address.

GLPA Lead for Justice Training

LEAD for Justice is a candidate recruitment and training program focused on judicial candidates (and those who are interested in running in the future) who need to navigate the judicial appointment process and learn how to run a successful judicial campaign

The next virtual, 5-week judicial training starts on September 13, 2023 and runs weekly on Wednesdays through October 11, 2023.  

  • Sept 13:  The Experience of Running for Judicial Office
  • Sept 20: Nuts & Bolts of Campaigning
  • Sept 27: Judicial Ethics & Compliance
  • Oct 4:    Judicial Fundraising
  • Oct 11:    Judicial Appointments & Endorsements

The cost is $50. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We only accept a limited number of participants.  Apply today!

GLPA partners inlcude the Michigan AFL-CIO, Planned Parenthood Michigan Associates, The Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and the Michigan Association for Justice.

Apply to LEAD for JUSTICE Training Today! 

Meet your elected representatives 


AUGUST 25: State Representative Reggie Miller (31st District) will host coffee and converstation with consitutents.  Friday, August 25th, 11 a.m. at The Owl, Morning ’til Night, 9 W Main Street, Milan, MI, 48160. No RSVP required.

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