General Membership Meeting
December 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
WCDP Monthly Meeting and Community Forum:
Lessons Learned from the Election, an Open Discussion
The election victory of President Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris, and in Michigan of Senator Gary Peters, gives all thoughtful Americans reasons for gratitude and hope for the future of our country. But the margin of victory was far too small. Republicans remain in control of the Michigan state legislature. Trump and many other leaders of the Republican Party continue to challenge fundamental principles of democracy and the rule of law.
The meeting will examine ways in which the Democrats can improve their performance in office and in future elections. Among the questions to be discussed at this meeting will be: Why have people belonging to certain subgroups of voters, such as Americans who live in rural areas and small towns and small business owners, often voted for Trump and Republicans who support Trump, and how can Democrats appeal to them? How can people who believe in democratic values and the importance of truth respond to the lies and half-lies disseminated by conservative radio talk show hosts and leading Fox News media personalities, and more generally weaken the influence of these sources of misinformation? How can Democrats work together, despite some differences on goals and tactics, to achieve their larger aims, at the local, state, and national levels?
Speakers will include:
- Representative Donna Lasinski, who has just been chosen as the Democratic Leader in the Michigan House of Representatives.
- Representative Felicia Brabec, newly elected to represent the 55th District in the Michigan House of Representatives.
- Washtenaw County Commissioner Andy LaBarre.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13126266799,,82077720599# or +16465588656,,82077720599#
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782
After you have dialed one of these telephone numbers, you will be asked for the identification number for the Webinar. It is found below. After you type in the Webinar ID, please press the pound key (#). This should permit you to listen to the discussion at the meeting.
Webinar ID: 820 7772 0599
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k9BofhfDK
Disclaimer: One of the WCDP’s goals is to promote causes, activities, and events spearheaded by community members and like-minded organizations. With that said, the views and opinions expressed by individuals or organizations on our News and Calendar pages are not necessarily those of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party or its leadership. Similarly, events related to candidates and their campaigns are not endorsements.