Welcome

 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

Friday, March 9th – Community Potluck co-hosted by the Emmet, Cheboygan and Charlevoix Dems
Time: 5:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Emmet County Fairgrounds Community Center.
Candidates invited.
Everyone who attends will be asked to bring food to share, with financial contributions optional. This event will welcome community members to hear the candidates and learn more about area Dems.
Let’s join with our neighboring counties and make this a great event!
Please RSVP @ democrats.charlevoix@gmail.com or by calling the Charlevoix Dems at 231-753-8411.

February 19 – Patrick Miles
The Antrim Women Dems host a luncheon meeting on President’s Day, Monday, February 19 at Short’s Brewing Company, 121 N. Bridge Street, Bellaire, Mi
The guest speaker is Pat Miles, running for the Democratic nomination for Michigan Attorney General.  Here is a link to his website:
https://www.milesformichigan.com/
The total cost for lunch at Short’s is $12.50.  Please RSVP to Christine Harvey at chrisandglennh@gmail.com   Let her know if you have any special dietary needs.

February 21 – Promote The Vote                                                                                                 The ACLU is launching a new initiative in Michigan to amend the State Constitution with the goal of modernizing our voting procedures and protecting voter rights.  They are circulating petitions to get a proposed amendment to the State Constitution on the November 2108 ballot. 

Circulators are needed!

Join host Nancy Simon to learn more at a meeting on February 21 at the Charlevoix Library in Community Room B at 6:00 p.m.

Nancy will explain the goals of the initiative and requirements for people as they circulate petitions.  This is a bi-partisan effort open to anyone 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and resident of Michigan.

February 26 – Triston Cole Coffee Hours

Charlevoix: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Charlevoix Public Library, Community Room A

Boyne City: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Boyne City City Hall, Parkview Room, 319 N Lake Street

East Jordan: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at East Jordan City Hall, 201 Main Street

Save the Date                                                                                                            Charlevoix County Democratic Party 2018 Spring Convention.
Date:          Saturday, March 17, 2019
Location:   Charlevoix Library,
Community Room A
Time:         11:30 – 2:30
(Pizza and Sodas provided

 

Mueller or Rosenstein Firing Rapid Response

We have all heard the speculation that Donald Trump could try to fire special counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy A.G.  In the event that this happens, MoveOn.org is planning Rapid Response Rallies.

Our response in the minutes and hours following a power grab will dictate what happens next, and whether Congress—the only body with the constitutional power and obligation to rein Trump in from his rampage—will do anything to stand up to him.

Rallies will begin hours after news breaks of a Mueller firing:

  • If Mueller is fired BEFORE 2 P.M. local time, events will begin @ 5 P.M. local time
  • If Mueller is fired AFTER 2 P.M. local time, events will begin @ noon local time the following day

There are two rallies planned in our area, one in Petoskey’s Pennsylvania Park and one in the Traverse City Open Space.

Follow this link to learn more about the event.

https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/search/

Then scroll down the right side of the page to Michigan events and sign up for the rally you will attend.

Get your signs made NOW and be ready to respond!

 

Here is a great share from the Washtenaw County Dems!


On Saturday February 3rd, the four Democratic candidates for Governor met in Ann Arbor for a forum hosted by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party. It was standing room only. By the end of the event, over 4000 people had viewed the Facebook live feed.
Here is a link to a video of the Forum on YouTube.
https://youtu.be/PaiNiT5TFYE

Charlevoix Dems “Beat the Winter Blues” get together – a grand success! 

WOW – over 70 people gathered at the Pine Lake Lodge for our Beat the Winter Blues Get Together.

Thanks to all for a great meeting.

And a special thanks to candidates who joined us, Matt Morgan candidate for MI-01 and Melissa Fruge, candidate for the 105th State House seat!

Women’s March – January 20

Over 100 people marched in Boyne City  – Congratulations to the Organizers.

BC women's march

And a large group of Charlevoix folks joined the Traverse City March.

Thanks to all who participated.

 

Keep 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.

Advertisements

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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s