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DEMS CARE Backpack and School Supplies Drive

Our DEMS CARE program is having a backpack and school supplies drive! Our hard-working WCDP office staff, led by Rae Ann Weymouth, have organized this to support the children of our community. Supplies can be dropped off at the WCDP office (call 734-879-0556 for hours...

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The Mueller Report at the WCDP Book Club

The Mueller Report at the WCDP Book Club

After a very fruitful discussion in July, led by our Secretary, Josephine Rood, the Book Club has opted to continue the discussion in the August meeting. The group watched clips of a staged performance of highlights of the report, read by well-known actors and...

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Memorial for Wendy Watson, Activist

Wendy Watson, a life-long progressive activist with deep roots in many different political, environmental, and social justice communities, died on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, after years of struggle against lung cancer. She would have turned 73 on July 16th. Her...

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MDP Rural Cultural Competency and Outreach Training

The DNC is putting on a series of trainings,beginning with this on outreach to rural constituencies. You are welcome to sign up for this Wednesday at 4pm ET.     This is an hour long web-based training. It's part of a series of Cultural Competency and Outreach...

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Party of Action Summer 2019– All Welcome

Our Party of Action events are a place for newbies and veterans to get together to discuss issues and actions with like-minded Democrats. We will do things like writing postcards and sending texts, while we learn more and better ways to make a difference on the issues...

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Resolution in Support of Benton Harbor Area School System

The Washtenaw County Democratic Party (WCDP) Executive Board has passed a Resolution in solidarity with the people of Benton Harbor, the parents, students, teachers, and administrators of the Benton Harbor School system, and the Berrien County Democratic Party. The...

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Update on Bail Reform

Fix Michigan’s Broken Bail Bond System: The purpose of requiring bail when a person is charged with a crime is to encourage that individual not to flee justice and, if the alleged crime is violent and of a serious nature, to protect the public. The purpose should not...

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Statement about Auto Insurance Reform

As many of you may have heard, the legislature passed auto insurance reform in a rare Friday session. The bill, SB1, was pushed through with legislators having very little time to read it before having to vote. It is being framed as a compromise between Governor...

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Fix Our Broken Bail System

The information below is adapted from this document. The purpose of requiring bail is to ensure a charged – but unconvicted –defendant’s appearance in court and to protect the public until a trial. Unfortunately, thousands of individuals in Michigan are...

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Dems Care-About the Ypsi Gathering Place

Dems Care-About the Ypsi Gathering Place

As part of our Outreach to the under-served communities in Washtenaw County, we support the efforts of the Ypsi Gathering Place. They are in need of clothing and supplies for the spring and summer season. Matt Hoostal has shared the following: The Ypsi Gathering Space...

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