• WCDP Unity Meeting with Western Washtenaw Dems

    Topic: Candidate selection & recruitment
    Wednesday, June 17th starting at 7 p.m.
    IBEW Hall at 7920 Jackson Road


    To provide and support Democratic Party office holders and candidates who are working to promote the interests, values and activities of the Democratic Party and whose districts rest wholly or partially within Washtenaw County.

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News and Recent Activities

Hillary Clinton Announcement Watch Party – This SATURDAY at Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor

This Saturday, June 13th, Hillary for America is sponsoring a Watch Party where local supporters can gather to watch Hillary Clinton make her official announcement speech. From Ben Gardner, the Statewide Grassroots Organizer for Hillary for America:


We know not everyone can be in New York to see Hillary deliver her first major campaign speech this Saturday, June 13th. People at watch parties all across the country can join Hillary via live stream– she’ll be connecting to her supporters around the country and unveiling her policy platform for this historic campaign. You don’t want to miss this, so join fellow supporters and Democrats in Ann Arbor this Saturday at Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington St.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Hillary supporters, and fellow Democrats will be gathering to watch Hillary speak about her vision for moving the country forward! The speaking program will start around 10:45am. Hillary will take the stage in New York around 11:45am. RSVP here or just stop by on Saturday! You can also join our Facebook event and share with your friends.

Food will be provided, courtesy of the 12th Congressional District Democrats. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Looking forward to a great turnout on Saturday!

After Hillary speaks in New York, she will fly to Iowa to speak to house parties all across the country at 7:45pm EDT. If you are willing to host an informal watch party from 7:00pm – 9:00pm EDT, let me know and we can connect you via live stream to Hillary’s Iowa house party!

Ben Gardner
Statewide Grassroots Organizer
Hillary for America
(313) 407-1288

Annual Clayton Classic Golf Outing & Fundraiser – THIS FRIDAY!

This Friday, June 5th, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton is holding his 6th annual “Clayton Classic” golf outing and fundraiser. The event supports the Washtenaw County Community & Justice Foundation, a political action committee (PAC). The goal of the WCCJF is to support community and social justice issues impacting Washtenaw County. The WCC&JF has donated to and assisted many charitable causes throughout the county.

Here are the details:

WHEN: Friday, June 5, 2015. Registration, photo op, and continental breakfast from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch served on the course. Awards and a buffet immediately after.
WHERE: The Polo Fields Golf & Country Club, 2955 Packard Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
WHAT: A great day of golf and fun with Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton: $150, or a foursome for $520 ($130 each)

Hole Sponsorships: $500
Supporter levels: $100 Silver Supporter, $250 Gold Supporter, $400 Platinum Supporter

To RSVP or inquire about hole sponsorship, contact SupportSheriffJerryClayton@aol.com by Thursday afternoon. Checks should be made out to the Washtenaw County Community & Justice Foundation (WCCJF.) No corporate checks or cash, please.

You can view/print a registration brochure HERE. Walk-in registration is fine!

WCDP June General Membership meeting – Saturday, June 6th, 10 a.m.-noon

The Washtenaw County Democratic Party will hold its June General Membership meeting on Saturday, June 6th at the Pittsfield Township Hall at 6201 W. Michigan Avenue in Ann Arbor.

This month, we turn to the podium over to you, our members. We are seeking your thoughts and opinions on how the Washtenaw County Democratic Party can be a better organization. We want your thoughts on programming, how to increase our membership numbers, and how we can better serve Democrats in Washtenaw County. Please plan to attend this important meeting and share your ideas with us.

In addition to the open forum, we will also be voting on a change to our by-laws.

Jim Toy Community Center holds its 4th Annual Birthday Bash fundraiser/celebration FRIDAY, MAY 8th

The Washtenaw County Democratic Party is proud to be a host of the Jim Toy Community Center‘s 4th Annual Birthday Bash fundraiser and celebration. The event helps raise funds for this essential resource for the LGBTQ community in Washtenaw County.

Details can be found in the image below. For more information, updates, and to RSVP, go to their Facebook event page HERE.

Congressional candidate and state House Representative Gretchen Driskell to host community & business leader roundtable discussion

Join State Representative Gretchen Driskell, candidate for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District, and Washtenaw County community and business leaders for a roundtable discussion on economic opportunity.

Special guests include Jennifer Fairfield, owner of Garden Mill in Chelsea, Paul Larned of the Western Washtenaw Business Association, and Dexter City Manager Courtney Nicholls.

This event is the second in a series of roundtables Driskell will be hosting in the coming weeks so that she can hear from community leaders in the 7th District.

The roundtable will take place in Saline Monday, May 4th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Mangiamo Italian Grill, 107 W Michigan Ave.

[Photo credit: Anne C. Savage, used with permission.]

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