News and Recent Activities

Below are selected recent events and activies in which the Washtenaw County Democratic Party has been involved.

House Party Reception

Wednesday, July 26 at 6 PM - 9 PM

Please join State Representative Yousef Rabhi and co-hosts Rachel Glick & WCDP board member Jeremy Glick for an evening reception benefiting the WCDP to discuss the County Party’s statewide strategy for 2018 and to hear a legislative update. Food and beverages served.

Address provided upon RSVP.

Supporter – $50
Friend – $100
Host – $250
Sponsor – $500

Please contact billwzel@gmail.com with questions and to RSVP. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.
Facebook event page

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Can You Lend a Hand?

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As many of you know, the Ann Arbor Art Fair is one of the biggest events of the summer. It’s a great opportunity for us to connect with the community, and we are so excited to be representing the Washtenaw County Democratic Party at the Art Fair this year!

We always need lots of volunteers, but especially so this time around with it being such a long event (July 20-23). Please sign up for as many shifts as you are able and bring your friends and family along.

All volunteers, unless otherwise noted, will pass out brochures, chat with potential members, sell merchandise, and have a good time! You can sign up here.

Location: Booth #43 on the north side of Liberty Street, in front of Kolossos Bead Gallery

 

Party for the Party

July 12, 2017 — 5:00-10:00 PM

Zingerman’s Roadhouse: 
2501 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor 48103

$25 suggested donation. Donate online here:

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Precinct Activist / Delegate Training

Saturday, July 8th 1-5 pm

Hosted by the Washtenaw Precinct Organizing Committee and the Western Washtenaw Dems

The key to our success in 2018 and beyond will be getting voters to the polls. Democratic voters, and those voters whose values align with ours. But how do we know who they are?

We knock on doors and ask them.

The training will give shy people the practice to feel more comfortable in having political conversations with strangers, and bold people better tools to help activate more Democratic voters within your precincts.

All are welcome to attend! No experience necessary! Special strategies for rural, low density precincts!

End results? You will be able to better represent the issues your precinct cares about to the Party, you will encourage people to become more active and connected, and you will help us identify the voters to activate in election years.

Training held at:
IBEW Local 252 2730 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor

Sign up at http://bit.ly/DemsRegister

Questions? Email vicechair@wwdems.org

Precinct Organizing’s Listening Tour Launch Featured In Michigan Daily

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The Precinct Organizing Committee has been working since November on a comprehensive strategy to organize Michigan from the precinct level up. The Michigan Daily’s Jennifer Meer reported:

Washtenaw County Democrats organize to promote communication and higher voter turnout

“About 40 Washtenaw County residents gathered Sunday afternoon at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center for an event titled Mobilizing for Michigan: 2017 Listening Tour Launch. The event, led by the Precinct Organizing Committee of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party, aimed to organize residents from county precincts to canvass effectively and communicate better with local Democratic voters.

Catherine Daligga, a vice chair for the Precinct Organizing Committee, said the event is meant to encourage community members to listen to their neighbors, act upon their concerns and volunteer to canvass locally.”

The committee will be in touch soon with the volunteers who have signed up, with more information on “walk sheets,” scripts, and a training session. All interested are welcome to contact the committee heads, Catherine Daligga and Jane Forman, at wcdp.poc@gmail.com for more info.

 

July General Membership Meeting: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Public Safety in Washtenaw County: A Proposal for Reform

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Saturday, July 8

The meeting will start with a meet and greet from 12:30-1 p.m., and the program will run from 1-3 p.m.

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton will discuss why he believes that Washtenaw County should provide additional help to individuals with mental health and substance abuse challenges. The result would be to reduce arrests and jail terms, improve the lives of the individuals suffering from these challenges, and promote the safety of and improve the quality of life for all residents of the county.

The program will take place during the Washtenaw County Democratic Party’s general membership meeting on Saturday, July 8 at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor.

WCDP Summer Event

Friday, July 14

Join us for fun and food from 6:30-8:30 Friday, July 14 at Montibeller Park, 4305 Ellsworth, Ypsilanti. We’ll have a covered pavilion. Please sign up here to bring a dish or beverage to share.

 

Washtenaw County Democrats Listening Tour Launch

Brought to you by the Precinct Organizing Committee

June 25, 2017

1-3PM

We’re launching our listening tour with a training session for Democrats interested in organizing other Democrats in their neighborhoods! You’ll meet other interested organizers in your area and join with elected delegates for our first training session, to learn what you need to take the next steps.

Visit the Facebook Event page

Location:
Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center
4135 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor

 

 

NAACP’s annual Juneteenth event

June 17, noon to 6pm

WCDP will be present at the NAACP’s annual Juneteenth event on Saturday, June 17 in Wheeler Park. This national celebration commemorates the end of slavery. Ann Arbor’s event will offer music, poetry, storytelling, games, children’s activities, vendors and food, from noon to 6 pm. Our booth will be there, with info on the WCDP and on the Black Caucus.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

You can sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4aa4af2eaafe3-juneteenth   This is a great opportunity to get to know the community and to bring the Democratic message to our neighbors.

 

Coffee Hour with Michelle Deatrick, County Commissioner

Saturday, June 17 , 9am

The Peaberry Bean & Beats · Whitmore Lake, MI
Directions

 Michelle Deatrick, County Commissioner, will hold a coffee hour for constituents in Whitmore Lake/South Lyon. All are welcome.