News and Recent Activities
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.]
“WCDP Presents: EMU’s 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration” to air on Ann Arbor City Community Television Network
The Ann Arbor Community Television Network (CTN) will be airing a replay of the EMU 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration on Thursday, April 30th at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 2nd at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, May 3rd at 1:00 p.m., and Wednesday, May 6th at 8:00 p.m.. all on cable channel 17.
The event was videotaped by Washtenaw County Democratic Party (WCDP) Communications Vice-Chair Rod Casey. The theme of this year’s celebration, held in January, was “Breaking the Illusion: The Movement Continues”.
Washtenaw Dems May 2nd General Membership meeting to feature discussions on immigration and No-Fault insurance reform
The Washtenaw County Democratic Party (WCDP) will hold its May meeting on Saturday, May 2nd at the Eisenhower Center in Ann Arbor (3200 E. Eisenhower Pkwy.) The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. with a brief meeting of the County Committee. The General Membership meeting will start at 10:30 a.m.
The General Membership meeting will feature a forum on immigration issues and their impact on Washtenaw County as well as a discussion of the No-Fault auto insurance reform currently being considered by the Michigan legislature.
The immigration forum is titled “Current Realities of our Immigrant Communities, What the Future Holds, and What We Can Do to Help”. Presenters include:
- Melanie Harner – LMSW, Co-founder, Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights. Melanie is a school social worker for the Lincoln Consolidated Schools
- Margaret Harner – Co-founder, Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights. Margaret is retired from the Student Advocacy Center of Michigan
The presentation on No-Fault auto insurance reform will be given by:
- Kevin McKinley – Legislative Consultant for C.P.A.N. (Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault)
- Dan Bogosian – Implementation Coordinator for Eisenhower Center – C.P.A.N. Member
PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS!
If you have a criminal conviction on your record and wish to have it expunged, you will be interested in this event. On Thursday, April 30, 2015, from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM, Judge Deborah A. Thomas will be holding a Criminal Record Expungement Forum at the Greater Faith Transition Center, 670 Onandaga, Ypsilanti (formerly Kaiser Elementary School.)
Judge Thomas has been conducting these forums around the state for years, helping people to have a clean slate and a fresh start.
The event is sponsored by Public Action Committee for Justice
and Insyght Institute 501c3 Production. It is free and open to the public but children should not be brought to the event.
You can download a flyer for the forum HERE.