WCDP News: Picnics, Parades, September Meeting, and more

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Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus Annual Summer Simcha

August 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join 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

Visibility Committee Call for Volunteers

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Being visible helps create a strong Democratic community across the entire County and will build a foundation for the future.  Volunteer to table or march in a parade for WCDP in Ypsilanti, Chelsea and Saline over the last remaining weeks of summer.  You don’t need to be a policy expert!  We offer training for those who have never tabled.  Sign up today at the links below:
Parkridge Community Fest & Joe Dulin Day in Ypsi, Sat., August 26
Chelsea Fair Parade, Sat., August 26
Saline Community Fair, Wed. August 30 through Sun., September 3
Want to learn about volunteer occasions later in the year? Sign Up Here and a member of our team will be in touch.

A2 Dems Labor Day Picnic Coming Up

Sunday, September 3rd @ 4 – 7pm

For sponsorship & more information message annarbordemocrats@gmail.com

Milan friends!

Walk with Rep. Reggie Miller

Friday, Sept. 8, 5-7 pm
Meet up at Milan’s Wilson Park (89 Wabash St.)

Keep the Michigan 31st District Blue!

Sign up online or email FArnet@house.mi.gov for more information

September WCDP Membership Meeting

Bylaws, Resolutions, and Program Exploring Poverty
On Saturday, September 9, 9:15 am – 12:00 pm, the WCDP will hold an educational program and a formal general membership meeting for the purposes of approving bylaws changes and resolutions proposed by members. The schedule is as follows:

  • 9:15-9:45 — Meet and greet, with refreshments and new member welcome!
  • 9:45-10:00 – Party business: Welcomes and introductions, Michigan legislator updates, Washington report fromCongresswoman Debbie Dingell
  • 10:00-11:00 – Program: Poverty across Washtenaw County: Focusing on common themes in rural and urban areas
  • 11:00-11:05 – WCDP County Committee meeting to discuss and vote on the nomination of two new officers, for the positions of Treasurer (Andrew Groat) and Secretary (Josephine Rood)
  • 11:05-noon – Washtenaw County Democratic Party membership meeting to consider bylaws changes and adoption of resolutions.

All are welcome to attend the full meeting. To vote in the general membership meeting, you must be a WCDP member for at least 30 days (by August 9). Learn about membership and find the link to join here. If you are not sure your membership is up-to-date, contact membership@washtenawdem.org.

The meeting will be held via Zoom (register here) and in person at the IBEW Hall, at 7920 Jackson Road. 

Asian and African American Solidarity Unity Picnic


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH FROM 1 – 5 PMMontibeller Park, 4305 Ellsworth Rd A2, 48108

Food, Fun, Music , New Friends & Old!

Special Thanks and Appreciation to:
Host: Pittsfield Township, Supervisor Grewal, & the Board of Trustees!

  • Please donate (monetary), be a sponsor (names listed on publicity) or volunteer. 
  • Contact/questions: Kathy Wyatt (Katherineawyatt@aol.com), Mary Hall-Thiam (mhallthiamaka@gmail.com) or Ayesha Ghazi Edwin (ayesha.ghazi@gmail.com).
  • Checks should be written and sent to Ann Arbor/Hikone Sister City Foundation, c/o Mary Hall-Thiam, 2755 Arrowwood Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.     

Put yourself in the picture:

Next meetup Sunday, 9/10, 2-4 pm
Ann Arbor Friends Meeting House – 1420 Hill St, Ann Arbor

Interested in joining Young Dems? Let us know

Labor Corner

Union contracts for 150,000 UAW autoworkers at the Big Three expire on September 14. It’s going to take the unity and strength of every UAW member, union, community and political ally to win what autoworkers and every worker deserves.Ford, GM and Stellantis/Chrysler have made a quarter-trillion dollars in North American profits in the last ten years. With their extreme profits, they can afford UAW Members’ Demands, among them:

  • End tiered compensation. Equal pay for equal work.
  • Restore COLA. Restore Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) that built the middle class.
  • Ensure Job Security & Just Transition to EVs. Stop plant closures and make “EVery” auto job a good job.

Tell the Big Three CEOs: Record Profits Mean Record Contracts.Workers Deserve Fair Pay and the Big Three Can Afford It.Add your name and sign the petition to show you’ve got 150,000 UAW members’ backs!

  1. Sign the All In’ w/ UAW online petition https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/big-3-ceo-petition-1/  or
  2. Call 318-300-1249 and leave a voice message for the Big Three CEOs.    

Talking Points: Record Profits Mean Record Contracts–Tell the CEOs to give what the workers deserve since it’s workers who produced their $250,000,000,000 (quarter trillion) in North American profits. –Give the workers the same 40% pay raise they gave their CEOs. A starting employee should not have to work 16 years to make what the CEO makes in a week!–Every autoworker should have the same pay and safety standards that generations of UAW members have fought to have. –Our fight is everyone’s fight. With a strong union, these companies want to take away pay, benefits, and safety standards. What chance do the rest of us have if we don’t push for higher labor standards and working conditions for all of us. In Solidarity, Anthony L. Towner
International Servicing Representative
UAW National CAP Department
Cell: 716.830.1869
Office: 313.926.5846

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