News and Recent Activities
This Saturday, July 4th, the Washtenaw County Democratic Party will join with the Ann Arbor Democratic Party, the Eastern Washtenaw Democratic Party, the Western Washtenaw Democratic Party, and the 12th Congressional District Democrats to march in the Ann Arbor Jaycees 25th Annual Fourth of July Parade.
YOU are invited to join us in this Washtenaw County Democrats UNITY MARCH!
Our group will be assembling at Spot #34, near the corner of Maynard and William. The space numbers will be written on the street in chalk/paint. Parade line-up begins at 8 a.m. and you should be in line by 9 a.m. The parade itself begins at 10 a.m. For more details about the parade schedule, click HERE.
We have “Proud to be a Democrat!” t-shirts for marchers, fun signs, and a “Flip the House” banner.
If you would like to join us, please contact Patrick Boeheim at email@example.com.
Following the parade, the Ann Arbor Dems will be hosting July 4th Cook-out and Independence Day Celebration from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will take place at Liberty Plaza (corner of Division and Liberty.) They will have burgers, beer, hot dogs, chips, lemonade, and veggie and vegan grub, too! There will also be music and kid-friendly games. Suggested donations are $10-15 for students and individuals, $15-20 for families and beer drinkers. If you can’t afford a donation, consider helping with set-up and clean-up. For more information, contact Trevor Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Kwasny at email@example.com.
To purchase tickets to the Cook-out and Celebration, click HERE.
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!
Statewide Grassroots Organizer
Hillary for America
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!
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.
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.