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The Ann Arbor Democratic Party, Insyght Institute & Center For Leadership present the annual

 Southeast Michigan Chili & Cornbread Cook-off

Sunday, May 1, 2016

5:00 PM  to  8:00 PM

 Hunt Park, 1035 Daniel Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Suggested donation amounts:

$10 in advance, students or seniors.  $15 at the door – kids under 10 are free.

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/chilicookoff

 Join us during & after the Water Hill Music Festival for great food & live music

 Bring family & friends to meet city council members, county commissioners,
sitting & retired judges, state senators and representatives, congresspeople,
government officials & candidates from across the Great State of Michigan,
cooking experts, & tons of neighbors as they battle and help judge
Southeast Michigan’s best chili, cornbread, and coleslaw recipes.

Enjoy 20 different chili selections, varieties of cornbread, numerous coleslaw entries, good Michigan beer, thirst quenching punch & great music.

To enter, sponsor, volunteer or for more information contact
Leo Cartier  810-444-6679  or email  chilicookoff@annarbordems.org

Printed in house.  Labor donated.  Paid for by The Michigan Chili Cook-off, P.O. Box 7497, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

54th House District EMU Debate

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Ann Arbor Dems Annual Chili & Cornbread Cook-off

The Ann Arbor Democratic Party and Insyght Institute & Center For Leadership will hold their Annual Southeast Michigan Chili & Cornbread Cook-off on Sunday, May 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hunt Park, 1035 Daniel Street in Ann Arbor.

Suggested donation amounts:
$10 in advance, students or seniors.  $15 at the door – kids under 10 are free.
Tickets can be purchased athttps://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/chilicookoff

Join them during & after the Water Hill Music Festival for great food & live music.

Bring family & friends to meet city council members, county commissioners, sitting & retired judges, state senators and representatives, congresspeople, government officials & candidates from across the Great State of Michigan, cooking experts, & tons of neighbors as they battle and help judge Southeast Michigan’s best chili, cornbread, and coleslaw recipes.

Enjoy 20 different chili selections, varieties of cornbread, numerous coleslaw entries, good Michigan beer, thirst quenching punch & great music.

To enter, sponsor, volunteer or for more information contact Leo Cartier  810-444-6679 or email chilicookoff@annarbordems.org.

For information on entering your chili, cornbread, or cole slaw, clickHERE.

Snyder Recall training THIS SATURDAY, April 9, 2016

At our April general membership meeting last Saturday, the WCDP unanimously passed a resolution in support of the effort to recall Gov. Rick Snyder. You can read the press release we sent out about it HERE. You can also read my interview with David Alexander Bullock HERE. Bullock is the organizer of this effort and the man largely responsible for the repeal of Michigan’s first Emergency Manager law passed by Republicans in 2010.

The resolution we passed on Saturday was submitted by Leslie Sobel and she has received training on how to fill out the petitions. Since they have only 60 days to collect almost 790,000 valid signatures, time is of the essence. Leslie has agreed to take a leadership role on this in Washtenaw County and is doing trainings for anyone interested in circulating petitions. Her next training session happens this Saturday in conjunction with the Ann Arbor Democratic Party’s April general membership meeting:

Where: Ann Arbor Community Center (625 N Main St, Ann Arbor)
When: Saturday, April 9th starting at noon

You can RSVP for the training and get more information at the event Facebook page HERE. Visit StopSnyder.com for more information about the recall effort itself and to sign up for their email list.

Washtenaw County Democrats Pass Resolution Supporting Recall of Gov. Rick Snyder

On Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, the Washtenaw County Democratic Party unanimously passed a resolution supporting the recall of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. The recall effort headed up by Rev. David Alexander Bullock began collecting signatures on Easter Sunday and has 60 days to collect approximately 790,000 valid signatures from registered voters.

WCDP member Leslie Sobel introduced the resolution at the WCDP’s April general membership meeting. “I proposed that we work on the Snyder recall because I see no forward progress on Flint from the Snyder administration,” said Sobel. “Working on the recall will at the very least help keep the public’s mind on the appalling failures of Snyder and his administration to do the most basic functions of government.”

WCDP Chair Chris Savage said the recall effort is necessary to send a message to Republicans that their policy of “running government like a business” is a failed policy and, in the case of Flint, Michigan, has proven to be harming people’s lives. “The poisoning of Flint’s drinking water with the powerful neurotoxin lead can be traced directly back to Gov. Snyder’s Emergency Manager law, ” Savage said. “It’s time to stop pretending government can be run like a business because people, including vulnerable children, are getting hurt. Our membership is ready to support the recall by gathering signatures and making sure the people of Washtenaw County where Gov. Snyder lives never forget the terrible legacy of his failed policies.”

The website for the recall of Gov. Snyder is StopSnyder.com.

You can listen to WEMU’s coverage of this issue HERE.

[Photo by Anne C. Savage, used with permission.]

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