2013 Calendar
(updates occur approx. every 2 weeks; last updated on 09/12/2013)

Each year, the Ann Arbor Democratic Party hosts approx. 9 general membership mtgs held every second Saturday of the month (excluding August and special occasions); 1 annual mtg in December or January; 12 exec cmte mtgs; 3 major fundraisers (chili cook-off, elegant strolling gala, Labor Day picnic); numerous candidate forums; and approx. 10 mixers to support local Ann Arbor businesses.

General membership mtgs typically include: breakfast, guest speakers, resolutions, elected official and candidate remarks, reports, calls to action, and announcements. Two of our general membership mtgs are UNITY meetings done in cooperation with our good friends from the Washtenaw County Democratic Party & other left leaning groups.

Throughout the year, the Ann Arbor Democratic Party offers training weekends and regular evening sessions for Democrats interested in running for political office, serving as a campaign manager, or becoming a precinct delegate.  Participants learn about planning/strategy, fundraising/reporting, messaging, coalition building, securing endorsements, recruiting volunteers, social media, and other important subject areas.

The Ann Arbor Democratic Party also sends delegations to numerous Congressional District Party, Washtenaw County Democratic Party, Michigan Democratic Party, Democratic National Committee, and special Presidential events. Each year, the Ann Arbor Dems participate in numerous local community events (Water Hill music festival, NAACP Juneteenth celebration, Ann Arbor Jaycees July 4th parade, Ann Arbor Art Fair). Check out the 2013 calendar below for details and important filing deadlines for voters and candidates. Click here to review our calendar from last year or click here for an early look at 2014.

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Jan. 9 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:30-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
Jan. 12 – General Membership Mtg (Topic: Annual Soapbox), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
Jan. 21 – Presidential Inauguration, Washington DC.
Jan. 29 – State Of The Ann Arbor Dems Mixer, Melange Bistro, 312 South Main Street, 734-222-0202.

Feb. 6 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:45-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
Feb. 9 – General Membership Mtg (Topic: Fracking and MDP Candidates Mark Brewer and Lon Johnson), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
Feb. 16 – Annual Strolling Gala Fundraiser, 5-9pm, Melange Bistro, 312 South Main Street.
Feb. 23 – Michigan Democratic Party Convention, 8am-5pm, Cobo Hall in Detroit.

Mar. 6 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:45-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
Mar. 9 – UNITY Mtg With Washtenaw County Dems (Topic: Immigration Reform – Expert Panel), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street (time & location at A2 Community Ctr now confirmed with Wash Dems).
Mar. 26 – Mixer, 5:30-9pm, Sava’s on State Street, 216 South State Street, 734-623-2233.

Apr. 10 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:30-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street.
Apr. 13 – General Membership Mtg (Topic: Gun Control – Expert Panel), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
Apr. 20 – MDP Annual Jeff-Jack Dinner (Keynote Speaker: Vice President Joe Biden), Cobo Center in Detroit.
Apr. 22 – Spring Mixer, 5:30-9pm, Black Pearl on Main Street.

May 5 – Annual Chili Cook-off, 3-8pm, Hunt Park, 1035 Daniel Street, during the Water Hill Music Festival.
May 8 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:45-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
May 11 – General Membership Mtg (Topic: Recruiting And Grooming Diverse Candidates – Expert Panel), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
May 14 – City Council Candidate Filing Deadline, 4pm, Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office, Larcom City Hall, Second Floor, 301 E. Huron St. Ann Arbor, MI 48107, phone: 734-794-6140, email: CityClerk@a2gov.org.
May 29 – Endorsement Mixer, 5-9:30pm, Ravens Club, 207 South Main Street, phone 734-214-0400. Click here to sponsor or become a host committee member.

June 1 – Booth at Downtown African American Festival, 8:00am-9:00pm, North Fourth Ave & Ann Street Intersection.
June 5 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:45-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
June 8 – General Membership Mtg (Topic: Candidate Forum & Registration Push for New Voters), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
June 15 – Booth at NAACP Juneteenth Celebration, 12n to 5pm, Wheeler Park, corner of North Fourth Ave & Depot Street.
June 17 – Pride Month Mixer, 5-9pm, Aut Bar, 315 Braun Court (outdoor patio area).

July 4 – Visibility Team at Ann Arbor Jaycees 4th of July Parade, 10am-12n, Downtown Ann Arbor (route: State to Liberty to Main to William to Thompson).
July – GOTV Mixer TBD.
July 8 – LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN PRIMARY ELECTION.
July 10 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:45-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
July 13 – General Membership Mtg (Topic: Getting Out The Vote – GOTV; guest speakers Washtenaw County Clerk Lawrence Kestenbaum and others TBA), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
July 17 to 20 – Booth at Ann Arbor Art Fair Voter Registration Table.
July 31 – Monthly Mixer, 5-9pm, Dominick’s, 812 Monroe Street (rear patio Gazebo area).

Aug. 3 – Noteworthy Night with Congressman John Dingell, 5-11pm, Yack Arena in Wyandotte.
Aug. 6 – PRIMARY ELECTION DAY.
Aug. 7 Aug. 14 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:45-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
Aug. 17 to 18 – Camp Millie Candidate & Campaign Manager Training Weekend, 8am-5pm both days, Eisenhower Center, 3200 East Eisenhower, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
Aug. 28 – Labor Day Picnic Planning Cmte Mtg, 5:30-7pm.
No General Membership Mtg scheduled for August.

Sept. 2 – Annual Labor Day Picnic, 3-7pm, Gallup Park – Wooden Shelter near Gallup Pond.
Sept. 11 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:45-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
Sept. 14 – General Membership Mtg, 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
Sept. 16 – Fall Social Mixer, 5-9pm, Vellum Restaurant, 209 South Main Street.

Oct. – Mixer TBD.
Oct. 7 – LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN GENERAL ELECTION.
Oct. 9 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:45-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
Oct. 12 – General Membership Mtg, 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.

Nov. – Mixer TBD.
Nov. 5 – GENERAL ELECTION DAY.
Nov. 6 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:45-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
Nov. 9 – General Membership Mtg, 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
Nov. – Nominating Committee Mtg TBD.

Dec. 11 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:45-7pm, 5:30-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
Dec. 14 – Annual Mtg, 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.

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