Joe Biden Joins UAW Strike
“The truth of the matter is you guys, UAW, you saved the automobile industry back in 2008,” said President Biden speaking to union members. “You made a lot of sacrifices and gave up a lot. And the companies were in trouble. Now they’re doing incredibly well. And you should be doing incredibly well, too.”
President Joe Biden joined the UAW picket line in Belleville on Tuesday this week in a historic gesture of support for labor unions. The President’s actions made crystal clear that his allegiance is with the working-class individuals who built this country. As the President always says, “Wall Street didn’t build this country. The middle class built this country, and labor unions built the middle class.”
We’re proud to stand with our President, and with the UAW. Here are just a few of the quotes from media interviews yesterday:
UAW Retiree Bill Cress on ABC 74: “We got a lot of politicians who point out problems and make promises, and never get anything fixed but that’s not Joe [Biden].”
UAW Worker Jason Craig on NBC’s Meet the Press Now: “[Biden’s] walking the walk and talking the talk. … He’s been in our corner.”
UAW Worker on CBS News Detroit: “It means everything…. That made us all feel good: that made us all feel like [President Biden] stands true to his cause.”
UAW Local 14 President Tony Totty on CNN: “Joe Biden’s been by our side the whole way through. It’s nice to hear these words while the companies are profitable. If anybody knows what we deserve, it is President Joe Biden. When you look at the Obama administration, he was over the reconstruction for the auto industry. He knows what we gave up. Now that these corporations are so profitable, just like he said, we deserve that raise.”
UAW Worker on MSNBC: Asked what his message is to President Biden: “Thank you for taking this into consideration and taking a look at this matter to help keep our economy moving forward and building stronger.”
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October 14th: The Housing and Homelessness Crisis in Washtenaw County
9:15-9:45am Social Hour
9:45-10:30am Party BusinessCongresswoman Debbie DingellWater Resources Commissioner Evan Pratt10:30am-noon Housing and Homelessness PanelJennifer Hall, A2 Housing CommissionJustin Hodge, Chair, Board of Commissioners (BoC)Caroline Sanders, Vice Chair, BoCAnnie Sommerville, BoCChris Watson, A2 City CouncilRhonda Weathers, SOS Community ServicesWhen: Saturday, October 14, 9:15am-noon
Where: Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center
4135 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
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October 6th: Student Voting Summit
Campus Vote Project, Oakland University, and the Michigan Department of State are excited to host the 6th annual Michigan Student Voting Summit.
Their mission is to bring together students, teachers, faculty, administrators, election officials, and community partners from high schools, colleges and universities across Michigan to learn from each other, collaborate, and build a robust state-wide network to advance student voting participation.
Learn more, view the agenda, and register here. If you’re interested in participating and want to carpool, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Dems Washtenaw – Join us!
YDW has a logo, thanks to Sarah Rose, and lots of upcoming events, thanks to the growing leadership team. All Young Dems – that’s 16-36 – are invited to all events! Please join the team to turn out the mighty youth vote in Washtenaw County, from Manchester to Milan, Salem to Sylvan! Opportunities to meet friends and get involved:
- Monday, October 9, 3:30 – 5:30: Meeting with Ben Orjada, Chair, Young Dems Michigan, Ann Arbor Friends Meeting House, 1420 Hill Street, A2
- Sunday, October 22, 1:00 – 4:00 pm (noon for YDW meeting): WCDP/YDW picnic, County Farm Park Ann Arbor, main pavilion
- Sunday, Nov. 5, 2:00 – 4:00 pm: YDW welcome, socializing & organizing meeting, West Side Room, Westgate Branch AADL
- Sunday, Dec. 3, 2:00 – 4:00 pm: YDW welcome, socializing & organizing meeting, Location TBD
- Sunday, Jan. 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm: YDW welcome & organizing meeting, Multipurpose Room, Downtown AADL
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New October Office Hours
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New White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention
Gen Z and Moms spoke. President Biden listened. Building on Rep Maxwell Frost’s proposed legislation and the work of March for Our Lives, Moms Demand Action and others, President Biden is establishing the first ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention. Vice President Kamala Harris will oversee the office.
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