WELCOME to the website of the Charlevoix County Democratic Party.  We’re here to help you stay informed, take action, contribute, participate in the political process, and make your voice heard.

Want to make a donation to the Charlevoix Dems?  Click Here

Local Politics

All politics are local. Local gerrymandering and extreme politics in primaries have produced the unthinkable — state and national elections that don’t represent the wishes of the majority.  Get involved — you CAN make a difference. And have fun at the same time.  Call or email and we’ll get back to you.  Or Click Here to let us know how you would like to help.

Upcoming Events  

October Coffee Hours

The Senator will be available to answer questions, provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district.

Feel free to stop in. No appointment is necessary.
For more information, contact Schmidt’s office at SenatorWayneSchmidt.com or call 517-373-2413.

As usual, we don’t have much notice on these.  October coffee hours in our area:
Mon., Oct. 16, 1 – 2 p.m. Roast and Toast,
309 E. Lake St., Petoskey
Mon., Oct 16, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Café Sante,
1 Water St., Boyne City

Candidate Forum

Five candidates are competing for three Boyne City Commission seats in the November 7th election. All have been invited to participate in an October 18th Candidate Forum sponsored by the Boyne Area Chamber and the Boyne City Gazette. The forum is from 6-7:30 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers of Boyne City’s new City Hall.

The candidates are: Chad Culver, incumbent Ron Grunch, Sally Page, Andy Smith, and Dean Solomon. Incumbents Laura Sansom and Gene Towne are not running for reelection, so there will be at least two new commissioners.

To learn more about each candidate follow this link: brief background information to the Boyne City Chamber of Commerce blog site.

Monday, October 23

Bart Stupak, former U.S. Congressional Representative for Michigan’s 1st District will appear at a book signing for his new book “For All Americans: The Dramatic Story behind the Stupak Amendment and the Historic Passage of Obamacare” at a meeting hosted by the Charlevoix County Democratic Party and Charlevoix group, Indivisible: Fighting for Democracy. The meeting will be on Monday October 23, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Community Rooms A and B of the Charlevoix Public Library at 220 West Clinton Street in Charlevoix. Light refreshments will be served.

After brief introductory remarks by Democratic Party County chair Kris Busk, Stupak will give a short presentation followed by questions from the audience. He will address the upcoming 2018 First District Congressional race and how to win back the seat. After taking questions about the First District Congressional campaign, he will talk about the Affordable Care Act debate and passage and then introduce his new book.

Books will be available for purchase and book signing after the meeting.  A paperback copy is $20.00 and a hard cover book is $35.00. Buyers must pay with cash or check only.

RSVP by Oct 19 to:   democrats.charlevoix@gmail.com

Voter Contact in Charlevoix County

Our wonderful volunteers are doing great work here in Charlevoix County making phone calls and knocking on doors.  So far, we have attempted over 3,000 contacts and had more than 850 actual conversations!  That is a fantastic conversion rate!

We have also found over 30 people who want to know more about us or be involved with the Charlevoix Dems.  These are fun and interesting conversations and it’s not too late for you to jump in. Join us!  Can you make phone calls?  Can you knock on doors?

We have one canvass date left at the Charlevoix Library from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m:
Wednesday, October 25

To sign up email us at democrats.charlevoix@gmail.com or give us a call at 231-753-8411 

Save the Date!

General Membership Meeting  – November 13  at 5:30 at the Pine Lake Lodge – above the Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company in Boyne City.  This will be a fun event – more details soon!

Stay in Touch:

Receive email event notices — Click HERE!
Like us on Facebook to join the community of Charlevoix Dems and our lively discussions.
Click on the Calendar tab above to see our printable, downloadable, interactive calendar of meetings and events.


3 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Audrey Etienne

    Just called Congressman Bergman”s office asking him to oppose Trumpcare and work for true reform to the ACA. We must work to fix ACA and do it in a pibatisan way. I asked what was the best way to communicate with him, email, phone or in person. The aide said all are recorded and equal.0

  2. Jane and Jim Rodgers

    We have just moved to Charlevoix and are looking forward to becoming involved with the Charlevoix Dems!

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