2015 Calendar
(initially published on 03/17/2013, updated on 07/19/2013)

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, theAnn 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 2015 calendar below for details and important filing deadlines for voters and candidates. Click here to review our calendar from 2014. Expect to see our 2016 calendar published by June of 2015.

—– 2015 —–

Jan. 7 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:30-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
Jan. 10 – General Membership Mtg (Topic: Annual Soapbox), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
Jan. TBD – State Of The Union Mixer, Melange Bistro, 312 South Main Street, 734-222-0202.

Feb. 11 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:45-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
Feb. 14 – General Membership Mtg (Topic: TBD), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
Feb. TBD – Gala Fundraiser, 5-9pm, Melange Bistro, 312 South Main Street.
Feb. TBD – Michigan Democratic Party Convention, 8am-5pm, Cobo Hall in Detroit.

Mar. 11 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:45-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
Mar. 14 – UNITY Mtg With Washtenaw County Dems (Topic: TBD), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
Mar. TBD – Mixer, 5:30-9pm.

Apr. TBD – Mixer TBD.
Apr. 8 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:30-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street.
Apr. 11 – General Membership Mtg (Topic: TBD), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.

May 4 – Chili Cook-off and Water Hill Music Festival, 4-8pm.
May 6 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:45-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
May 9 – General Membership Mtg (Topic: Candidate Forum), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
May TBD – 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, 734-794-6140, CityClerk@a2gov.org.

June 6 – Booth at Downtown African American Festival, 8:00am-9:00pm, North Fourth Ave & Ann Street Intersection.
June 10 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:45-7pm, One North Main Bldg, 101 North Main Street, 3rd floor.
June 13 – General Membership Mtg (Topic: Candidate Forum), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
June 20 – Booth at NAACP Juneteenth Celebration, 12n to 5pm, Wheeler Park, corner of North Fourth Ave and Depot Street.

July 4 – Visibility Team at Ann Arbor Jaycees 4th of July Parade, 10am-12n, Downtown Ann Arbor.
July 4 – Independence Day Cook-out, location TBD.
July 8 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:30-7pm, Briggs House, 2676 Chateau Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
July TBD – LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN PRIMARY ELECTION.
July 11 – General Membership Mtg (Topics: AAPS-AAEA Update & Real Estate Development, Design, Neighborhoods & Zoning in Ann Arbor), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
July TBD – Booth at Ann Arbor Art Fair Voter Registration Table.

Aug. 4 – PRIMARY ELECTION DAY.
Aug. 5 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:30-7pm, Briggs House, 2676 Chateau Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
Aug. 8 & 9 – Train To Win Political Boot Camp, 8am-5pm both days, Eisenhower Center, 3200 Eisenhower, Ann Arbor, MI.
Aug. 8 – Train To Win Mixer, 5-9pm, Mediterrano Restaurant (to be confirmed).
Aug. 26 – Labor Day Picnic Planning Cmte Mtg, 5:30-7pm.
No General Membership Mtg scheduled for August.

Sept. 7 – Labor Day Picnic, 4-7pm, Island Park, Ann Arbor, MI.
Sept. 9 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:30-7pm, Briggs House, 2676 Chateau Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
Sept. 12 – General Membership Mtg, 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
Sept. TBD – Mixer TBD.

Oct. 2 or 3 – Straw Poll Dinner, 6-9pm, Briggs House, 2676 Chateau Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
Oct. 5 – LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN GENERAL ELECTION.
Oct. 7 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:30-7pm, Briggs House, 2676 Chateau Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
Oct. 10 – General Membership Mtg, 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
Oct. TBD – Mixer TBD.

Nov. TBD – Mixer TBD.
Nov. 3 – GENERAL ELECTION DAY.
Nov. 11 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:30-7pm, Briggs House, 2676 Chateau Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
Nov. 14 – General Membership Mtg, 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
Nov. TBD – Nominating Committee Mtg TBD.

Dec. 9 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:30-7pm, Briggs House, 2676 Chateau Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
Dec. 12 – Annual Mtg, 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.

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