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Voter Suppression 2020: Meet the Panel

Voter Suppression 2020: Meet the Panel

Meet the Panel The next WCDP Community Forum and Membership Meeting, centered around Black History Month, will dig into the sordid and ongoing story of voter suppression. Speakers will include Trische’ Duckworth, William V. Hampton, Justin Hodge, and Joel Rutherford....

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Ranked Choice Voting?

Ranked choice voting has been adopted by a number of places, and it is proposed as a way of letting voters indicate their preferences without splitting the vote to the detriment of a more "viable" candidate. Simply put, if the candidate your ballot ranks as "1" is...

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In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King

...on his birthday and Monday's National Holiday, first, the WCDP office will be closed, and second, as is now a tradition, the University of Michigan joins in with many others to organize meaningful talks and events intended to build on Dr. King's legacy. Angela...

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Election Inspectors Needed

Washtenaw County’s city and township Clerks are now preparing for the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary. All 26 municipalities are in need of recruiting qualified folks to serve as Election Inspectors (poll workers) during the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary and...

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WCDP Holiday Office Hours

The WCDP Office is closed for the holiday periods in November, December, and January. November 25th-30th December 19th, 2019-January 5th, 2020 We re-open for normal hours on Monday, January 6th, 2020

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Ypsi Warming Center

Ypsi Warming Center

The Ypsi Gathering Space will begin a third season of providing a warming center in Ypsilanti to provide folks experiencing housing insecurity a warm meal and compassionate community. YGS will start their winter hours on Saturday, Dec 7 from 9am to 4 pm at the...

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Ann Arbor to host a rotating ‘shelter’

Ann Arbor to host a rotating ‘shelter’

This winter, Ann Arbor will once again host a rotating 'shelter' for folks to get warm, grab a snack, and enjoy community. Hosts (call about volunteering)Journey of Faith, Dec 3 - 14, 734-971-4245Trinity Lutheran Dec 17 - 31, (734) 662-4419St....

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Donations for Great Abaco Island, Bahamas

The City of Ypsilanti is accepting donations at the Fire Station on West Michigan Avenue, just down the street from the WCDP Office, for relief to Abaco Island which was devastated by Hurricane Dorian earlier this year.  Checks can be written to City of Ypsilanti with...

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Join the WCDP Board– As Visibility Co-Chair

Nominations are open for Co-Vice Chair for the Visibility committees! Do you enjoy talking to people and spreading the word about the Party? Karen Kostamo could use a hand! Your role would be to ensure we have a presence in the community and at events, with a table or...

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Rep. Ronnie Peterson Hosts Community Conversations

Rep. Peterson is hosting a series of Community Conversations around subjects of interest to the community, beginning Monday the 21st with Rep. Donna Lasinski on the MI State Budget. Other topics include Returning Citizens– bringing people back into the community after...

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YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP TRAINING- MDP Women’s Caucus

The Women's Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party is offering a one-day training to encourage young female leaders, future and present. The MDP has really stepped up its organizing and leadership training opportunities, and WCDP members have been taking advantage!...

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WCDP Members Bring 350.org to Washtenaw

Washtenaw350 is the newly-organized county chapter for 350.org. WCDP members Lisa Patrell, Rita Mitchell and Lauren Sargent invite you to join them! They are traveling the county with Kick-Off events. The Ann Arbor Kick-off is Oct 9, 7pm at The Circ Bar (210 1st...

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WCDP Executive Board Supports the Climate Strike

The Executive Board has voted to support Friday's Climate Strike, organized by students and young people all over the world. We urge all who are able to join the U of M students at Ingalls Mall for a rally and workshops to learn how we can get effective action....

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Protect Our Great Lakes: Rep. Rabhi Creates a New PAC

Representative Yousef Rabhi is responding to the overwhelming pressure being put on Michigan's legislature by Enbridge Energy and other fossil fuel interests, with the creation of a new Political Action Committee to help protect the irreplaceable water system that is...

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