- Houghton County Democratic Party
- Treasurer Changeover & Callie Barr Meet and Greet
Treasurer Changeover & Callie Barr Meet and Greet
HCDP News for September 12th, 2023
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HCDP News for September 12 2023
Note from the Chair: Treasurer Changeover
Meet & Greet with Callie Barr Tomorrow
Second Highway Clean-Up
Meme of the Week
More Good Things Happening in Lansing
Jenn Hill Fundraiser
Save the Date - Upcoming HCDP Events
The officers of the HCDP are crucial to its operations, making sure we have funds and personnel available, staying on top of social media, and organizing events and political strategies.
For many years, we have deeply appreciated the reliable and skilled efforts of Sherri Lewis as Treasurer. Sherri has been wanting to step down for a while, and after a long search, we are pleased to announce that Margaret Landsparger has been elected by vote of the membership to take her place.
We welcome Margaret and look forward to her assistance in this core role for the Party. We're always grateful for community members that step up with their time and efforts to keep Party activities running strong.
We are pleased to host Callie Barr, candidate for US House District 1, tomorrow, Wednesday September 13th at 7 PM in the conference room at the Houghton Super 8. All are welcome to meet with Callie.
Come join us for our second clean up effort on our adopted section of M-26. Clean up is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26th at 5:30 PM. (The Rain Date is Thursday, September 28th.)
Our stretch of highway runs from just past Goat Hill Rd (heading out of Ripley) on through Dollar Bay. Parking is available at the Adopt-A-Highway sign just past Goat Hill Rd. We provide gloves, safety vests and bags.
Join us in continuing this very worthwhile community service. We hope to see you there!
This week’s meme comes from the Facebook account of the Kent County Democratic Party. Like many Democratic social media accounts around the state, KCDP reposted what the MI Dems first posted at the end of August, and it’s well worth sharing. We’ve been posting about “Good Things Happening in Lansing” all summer, and this post highlights some of the unprecedented results that Democratic majorities in the state legislature have achieved this year.
If the post below is a little hard to read, here are the highlights:
Unemployment rate at lowest level in 23 years
Repealed the retirement tax, putting an average of $1,000 back in the pockets of 500,000 households
Quintupled the Working Families Tax Credit, delivering an average combined refund of $3,150 to 700,000 working families
Record investments in housing and community revitalization projects
Forged powerful economic development strategy and tools to land billions in investment creating thousands of good-paying jobs
Free school meals for all 1.4 million public school students
Free pre-K for 5,600 more kids, taking important steps towards Pre-K for All
Lowered the age for Michigan Reconnect from 25 to 21, expanding tuition-free higher education or skills training to 350,000 people
Repealed the 1931 abortion ban
If you’re on Facebook, why not click on the post above to show the Kent County Dems some ❤️.
Things are heating up in Lansing as the legislature returns for the fall session.
Lawmakers will be busy putting bills together to advance their legislative agenda (which by all reports aligns with the Governor’s “What’s Next” address). They will have to move quickly, based on continued rumors (no confirmation yet) that the session will end earlier than usual. More: WWMT News
In a sign of just how fast Democrats are prepared to move, an 11-bill package of abortion reforms has already been introduced in the Senate. The bills would end the mandatory 24-hour waiting period for patients before abortions, repeal some structural requirements for abortion facilities and allow Medicaid to cover abortion services, among other things. More: Bridge Michigan
AG Dana Nessel has voiced support for bills introduced in both houses that would prevent people convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors in Michigan from possessing or owning a firearm for eight years following their conviction. MORE: Soo Leader
Meanwhile, Governor Whitmer has been in talks with the Big 3 automakers and the UAW as the strike deadline approaches. The Governor was quoted as urging the negotiating parties to “stay at the table and come up with an agreement that supports workers and averts a strike.” The current contract ends this Thursday. MORE: GM Authority
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said in an interview that she will “look closely” at a future run for Governor. She is one of several Democrats said to be weighing a run to be the next leader of our state. MORE: Fox 2 Detroit
Join our friends the Baraga County Dems at a Meet, Greet and Eat with Jenn Hill on Saturday September 16th from 1 PM until 2:30 PM. Jenn is running for State Representative in the 109th District, representing Alger, Baraga, Marquette and part of Dickinson Counties.
You can RSVP to the event at this ActBlue link.