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Ok – we all know that this last election was bitterly disappointing. But, we have a few things to be proud of here in Charlevoix County. First of all, when comparing 2014 results to 2010 results there was improvement in the democratic vote in Charlevoix County. In almost every race, the Republican vote went down while our vote went up! We are making progress. Secondly, we had an amazing group of volunteers. We actually had more volunteers in 2014 than in 2012 – a presidential year. And because of that, we knocked on more doors, made more phone calls and covered more shifts in the office than ever before. We are growing as a party. So, let’s keep it going. We need to continue building a strong foundation for our Charlevoix County Democratic Party (CCDP). Here are some ways you can get involved.
We need people to join our four standing committees:
1. The Membership Committee – working to grow and sustain our party membership.
2. The Political Organizing Committee – focusing recruiting local candidates to run in 2016.
3. The Fundraising Committee – critical to our ability to function in 2016.
4. The Youth Outreach Committee – finding way to get young people involved in the political process.
Thanks and let me know where you can contribute, Kris Busk, Chair Charlevoix County Dems 231.675.8752
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All politics are local. You’ve heard it before, but it has never been more true. Local gerrymandering and extreme politics in primaries have produced the unthinkable — state and national elections that don’t represent the wishes of the majority. Stay involved between presidential elections — you CAN make a difference. And have fun at the same time.
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Meet the Candidates and our new MDP Chair
We have several opportunities in the next few weeks to meet the Candidates for MI – 01 and our new MDP Chair.
Thursday, Sept 24 from 6-8pm: A fundraiser for Lon Johnson, Candidate for Michigan’s First Congressional District. Location: The home of Kate Marshall 1015 E. Mitchell Street Petoskey, MI RSVP: Elisa @ 231-735-0675 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, Oct 6 @ noon: The Antrim Women Dem’s monthly luncheon meeting will feature Lon Johnson as the speaker. Location: The Blue Pelican in Central Lake Cost: $12.50 RSVP: Christine Harvey by Fri. Oct 2. email@example.com
Thursday, Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm: An informal meet and greet with the new Chair of the MDP, Brandon Dillon. This is a joint meeting with the Emmet Dems. Location: Bear Creek Township Hall 373 N. Division Rd. (across from Kilwins) Petoskey
Saturday, Oct 10 @ noon: The Cheboygan Dems Annual Fundraiser with special guests, Brandon Dillon, MDP Chair and 1st Congressional District Candidates, Lon Johnson and Jerry Cannon. Location: Black Lake Conference Ctr 2000 Maxon Road Onaway, MI Cost: $25.00 Tickets: Susan Page 231-625-2827 firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s great that Northern Michigan is getting so much attention from the Candidates and the MDP. Please take advantage of at least one of these opportunities! Finally, Save the date – the Charlevoix Dems will be holding a general membership meeting on Monday Oct 19th. More info to follow.
Meet and Greet August 14
The Charlevoix County Democratic Party, along with Antrim, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego Dems, is pleased to announce a meet and greet with Senator Debbie Stabenow on Friday, August 14.
Here are some highlights from that evening.
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