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...

#People’s Bailout Digital Rally

Organized by the Poor People’s Campaign In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re calling on our legislators to put people first, take care of our communities, and protect our democracy during this unprecedented crisis. Join Stacey Abrams, Rev. Dr....

Michigan Dems Offer Webinars for Organizers, and All Democrats

The MDP is stepping up its training offerings to help Democrats continue to work for a sane government in the midst of the public health crisis. Learn how to turn Michigan Blue with lots of trainings. More info and the link to sign up are here. VAN and Data for...

Dems Care: School Supplies needed (for kids at home)

The superintendent of the Ypsilanti Schools has mad a special request: THE YPSI COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NEED DONATIONS OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND BOOKS FOR STUDENTS! YCS needs children’s books, crayons, children’s scissors, sharpened pencils to be handed out at food...

WCDP Response to COVID-19

Message from the Chair, Chris Savage Due to the rapidly spreading COVID-19 coronavirus, the Washtenaw County Democratic Party is closing our office, and in-person meetings of other groups within the WCDP are also cancelled. The dedicated volunteers on our committees...

Ann Arbor District Libraries Hosts the 1619 Project

An exhibit of the NYTimes’ 1619 Project opened on March 1st at the downtown library. The WCDP Book Club spent some time with this immense project, looking at the history and the pervasive legacy of enslavement and the slave trade in American life. The author of...

Be an Election Challenger!

BE AN ELECTION CHALLENGER The Michigan Democratic Party is seeking Election Challengers for the 2020 elections, starting with the March 10 presidential primary. You can make an important contribution to our democracy by volunteering for this important role on Election...

WCDP Call to Convention – Spring 2020

The Washtenaw County Democratic Party will hold its spring County Convention on Thursday, February 27th at 6:00 PM (Location to be determined). The purpose of the County Convention will be to elect 1 male member to the Credentialing committee and one female alternate...

Dine and Donate for Homeless Student Count Week

Homelessness significantly impacts the learning ability of public school children.  I was surprised to learn during a recent Ypsilanti Rotary Club presentation that we had 361 such students in wealthy Washtenaw County during the 2019-2020 school year!  102 of these...