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Primary Election Day is tomorrow, August 5th!

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Tomorrow is Primary Election Day in Michigan, and it is absolutely crucial that Democrats across the state get out and vote! From statewide offices to local millage’s, there are important races up and down the ballot, and we need you to make your voice heard. Not sure what’s on your ballot or where to vote? You can click below to preview your sample ballot and find your polling place.


The Primary Election is the first real chance for us to show that Democrats mean business and refuse to settle for the GOP’s backwards priorities. A strong turnout tomorrow sets the stage for November, when we can change the path our state is on to make it a good one for Michigan’s families, kids and seniors.

We need you to go to the polls tomorrow and vote. And when you do, don’t go alone. Take a family member or friend with you, because we know that when we turn out the vote, we win!

College Dems Meet U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

Engaging young Democrats in the political process during this election cycle is going to make all of the difference in Michigan. That is why the Washtenaw County Democrats were thrilled to sponsor tickets for two college students who have been involved in Washtenaw County elections to attend an event in support of U.S. Congressman Gary Peters in his campaign for U.S. Senate with special guest U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. Check out what these students have to say about their experience:

Mary Bridget Lee, Former Communications Director,
University of Michigan College Democrats


“It was so exciting to meet Senator Warren in Detroit last week! As a student, I really appreciate Senator Warren’s work on student loan debt reform and her willingness to fight for everyday Americans. Senator Warren is a great, truly progressive voice in the Senate and I can’t wait to see Rep. Peters join her!”

Stephen Culbertson, Communications Director,
University of Michigan College Democrats

Elizabeth Warren

“I had a wonderful time at the Peters for Michigan fundraiser. I am always excited any time I have the opportunity to hear from public figures like Debbie Dingell, Senator Debbie Stabenow, and of course Congressman (and soon-to-be Senator) Gary Peters. However, I was especially excited to hear from the Guest Speaker, Senator Elizabeth Warren, whom I was fortunate enough to meet! I’m incredibly appreciative to the Washtenaw County Democratic Party and to Fran Brennan for allowing me to attend this fundraiser, and giving me the opportunity to hear Senator Warren and others speak. I was honored to have represented the College Democrats at the University of Michigan at the fundraiser.”

You can contribute to the Washtenaw County Democrats today in order to help us give more young Democrats the opportunity to participate in political events in Michigan!


By Cassandra Spratling, Detroit Free Press Staff Writer

So often, when people think of leaders in the civil rights movement, images of men come to mind. But that is not where the story ends. Women, too, have played a significant role in the struggle for civil rights, often at great risk to themselves and their families. Some of these women are well-known. And others should be. That’s why, this month, the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame in Lansing opens an exhibit featuring six Michigan women whose impact is still being felt today. The exhibit, “Courage in Action: Stories of Michigan Women in the Civil Rights Movement,” opens Thursday. The exhibit marks Women’s History Month while also celebrating the 50th anniversary of both the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. “These women were directly responsible for getting things done, and their roles too often get overlooked,” says Emily Fijol, executive director of the center. “These were everyday women who chose to do something extraordinary. They chose not to accept the status quo, and we can all make that choice.”