DEMS CARE: Volunteers needed to help with Food Distributions (November 13th and December 11th)

Community Family Life Centers located at Grace Fellowship Church, 1301 S. Harris, Ypsilanti 48198, is combining their food distributions in November and December. The dates will be: this Wednesday  November 13th and December 11. The group that normally volunteers is not currently able to assist. CFLC desperately needs volunteers to help when Food Gatherers delivers and when hungry people show up at the distributions. There should be over a 100 people each distribution, many of them seniors, who need the food that will be dropped off.
Both the Nov. 13 and Dec. 11 food trucks will arrive at about 9:00 am. Help is needed unloading pallets and bagging or putting on shelves from around 8:50 until 10:15 am. 5-8 people are needed for this time.
The distributions start promptly at 10:15 am. Extra food has been ordered because over 100 people are expected, so extra help is needed. From 10:15 am until maybe 1:30 or 2:00 pm the clients will be “shopping”, so 4-6 people are needed during this time who are able to walk clients through the pantry.
4-6 “cart guys” are needed to push carts out to cars, unload, and bring the carts back in., everything stops if the carts are in the parking lot.
If you can help contact Patti Price at or Kathy Wyatt at

Join Us for a Spectacular 4th of July Parade!

We need marchers in Ann Arbor (line-up time 9:30am) and marchers and musicians to accompany our float in Ypsilanti–a first! (line-up 10:30 am). We also plan to have a blast on Wednesday the 3rd, building and decorating the float, making signs and preparing the music. Want to join us? Drop us an email at or sign up here to march, and here to come on Wednesday.

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Full video of the Gubernatorial Forum held February 3rd. Thank you again to everyone who participated, either at the Learning Center or from home.

Saturday, February 3 at 10 AM – 12 PM

Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center
4135 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

Join the Washtenaw County Democratic Party, and special guests Bill Cobbs, Abdul El-Sayed, Shri Thanedar, and Gretchen Whitmer, democratic candidates for governor of Michigan, at a Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Forum. Those in attendance will have the chance to hear from, and propose questions for each of the candidates.

We hope you will join us on February 3rd for this great event!

Can’t make it in person?  This event will be streaming live on our Facebook page!

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Please join the Washtenaw Dems for our January Membership Meeting

January 6, 2018

Jocelyn Benson, Democratic candidate for the position of Michigan Secretary of State, will speak about voter rights protection, reliable and secure elections, effective and efficient Secretary of State offices, and other issues. In the second hour of the meeting a panel will address the subject of supporting the Latina/o immigrant community in Washtenaw County. Panelists will include Maria Ibarra-Frayre, Dr. William Lopez, and Sarah Schoettle of Michigan Immigrant Rights Center.

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November General Membership Meeting

Saturday, November 4, 2017 • 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center
4135 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI

The November WCDP General Membership meeting will be on Saturday, November 4th. The meeting will take place at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center (4135 Washtenaw Ave. in Ann Arbor.) Social time and networking begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins promptly at 10 a.m. At the end of this meeting we will be voting on proposed revisions to our bylaws. More information will be available soon on that.

This month’s topic is “Promoting Business Competitiveness in Michigan: Government’s Role.” A panel of experts will examine what government has done and can do better to assist Michigan businesses in a very competitive national and international environment. The presentations will be moderated by Andy LaBarre, Executive Vice President & Director of Government Relations at the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce and also Chairman of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners.

Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food bank.


What should be the future direction of United States trade policy?

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 • 6-8p.m.

Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center
4135 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI

President Trump and the Democratic leadership in Congress are competing to push for increasingly protectionist trade policies. Professor Alan Deardorff’s talk will look at the arguments and evidence for and against such policies and address whether an alternative approach would be more beneficial for the American and world economies.

Deardorff is the John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics and a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and an expert on trade policy.

The talk will take place during the Washtenaw County Democratic Party’s General Membership Meeting, which is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave.