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The WCDP is taking precautions due to the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to post updates on canceled events, postponements, and venue changes as they occur.

Action Items

Calls Needed to Support MI Teachers and Students

This week, our Michigan legislators are asking us to continue to put pressure on key state senators to develop legislation that: Keeps pay checks coming for all school employees (including teachers). Provides solutions to enable distance learning for academic credit...

CALL NOW: Support School Employees

Call MI Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (517) 373-5932 to urge him to reconvene the chamber to pass bi-partisan legislation on school employee pay and forgiveness for closure days. Also call these key Republicans: Sen. Jon Bumstead at (517) 373-1635 Sen Jim...

Stop the Ban on Funding Gun Buyback Programs

Recently, House Republicans passed bill HB5479,to local municipalities and law enforcement from using public funds for voluntary gun buyback programs. This bill essentially makes it harder for communities to keep their residents safe from gun violence. The bill has...

News

More on the climate front: DNC Climate Council Reports

As Ann Arbor works to develop its climate plan, the need for coherent and decisive action is felt all over the country. Michelle Deatrick, National Chair of the DNC Environment and Climate Crisis Council, recently traveled across America on a listening tour, meeting...

WICIR Raising Funds for Undocumented Families

The Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights is fundraising to support undocumented families in the Washtenaw County area who might find themselves in difficult situations during this moment of crisis. Many people have been laid off as efforts to stem the...

Stimulus Checks for Lower Income Folks Too!

Many people don't file with the IRS if their income isn't high enough to pay taxes. Please reach out if you know anyone in this group– they can still receive the stimulus "check". To do so they must file a simplified tax return. Setting up direct deposit is probably a...