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Bergman Announces April Town Hall Schedule

Traverse City – Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) announced today (4/11) that he will make two stops this April in a district-wide listening tour that will include town halls, in-district office hours, one-on-one meetings with constituents, and Facebook Live and telephone town hall events. All First District residents are invited to attend. Media is asked to RSVP prior to the events.

Who: Congressman Jack Bergman

What: April Town Halls


Wednesday, April 19th
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bay de Noc Community College
2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829

Thursday, April 20th
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Ellison Place
150 Dale Drive, Gaylord, MI 49735

For security purposes, attendees will be required to show photo identification upon entry. Signs will not be permitted indoors but may be displayed outside prior to the event.

Representative Bergman Represents Michigan’s First District in the House of Representatives. He serves on the Budget and Natural Resources Committees and as Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Upcoming Events:

April 15 – Tax Day Rally in Traverse City at 12:00 noon to demand that Trump must produce his tax returns.  Meet at the Open Space at Grand View and Union St.  This is a nationwide event!

April 19 – Join with Oil &Water Don’t Mix supporters from across the state for a Line 5 Lobby Day and tell our elected representatives to support the resolutions calling for the shutdown of Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac.  The time is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Meet at the Central United Methodist Church at 215 Capital Ave in Lansing.

For more information and/or to register, click on:

April 22 – March for Science – 1-3 pm, gather at Petoskey Post Office.
For more information and/or to register, click on:

April 27 – From the Antrim Women Dems:
Our next meeting will be Thursday, April 27 at noon at the Blue Pelican in Central Lake. The speaker is Marcello Beti from Justice for Our Neighbors in Traverse City. Mr. Beti is an attorney who is himself an immigrant from Brazil. He lives and practices in Traverse City and represents Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) on a part time basis.

JOFN West Michigan is a ministry of hospitality in Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo and Traverse City that welcomes immigrants into our communities by providing affordable, high-quality immigration legal services, engaging in advocacy for immigrant rights, and offering education to communities of faith and the public. JFON advocates for immigrants on issues of social justice and works to make our communities more welcoming to all immigrants, regardless of race or religion

The luncheon will be $12.50. Please RSVP no later than April 22 by emailing Christine Harvey @ chrisandglennh@gmail.com

Finally – It’s Spring Cleaning Time – Save your Stuff!!
The Charlevoix Dems will be hosting a multi-family garage sale on June 23 and 24. Sellers of items included in the community sale agree to pass on their proceeds to the Charlevoix Dems  We have secured a wonderful pole barn right at the intersection of Horton Bay Rd. and the Boyne City Rd. for the sale.

We need your good stuff and we will need volunteers.  Please donate household items, tools, sports equipment, toys, linens, decorator items but please – no clothing or electronics.

Save the dates:  June 22 to accept deliveries, June 23/24 to volunteer

Past Events:

Bergman Rally

Roughly 110 people, representing 11 different District 1 counties, attended the Rally outside the Perry hotel today as Congressman Bergman was inside speaking to the Chamber of Commerce.  At least another 30 of “ours” were inside at the luncheon.  Thanks to all for your energy, enthusiasm, and great signs!

Marhes Around the World

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