Ann Arbor Democratic Party
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; 5 major fundraisers (chili cook-off, elegant strolling gala, Labor Day picnic, July 4th BBQ, straw poll dinner); numerous candidate forums; and approx. 5 to 8 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 2016 calendar below for details and important filing deadlines for voters and candidates. Expect to see our 2017 calendar published by June of 2016.
—– 2016 —–
Jan. 7 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:30-7pm, Home of Hedieh Briggs, 2676 Chateau Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
Jan. 9 – General Membership Mtg (Topics: Annual Mtg, Election, Annual Soapbox), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
Jan. 12 – State Of The Union Mixer, Aubrees, Ypsilanti, MI.
Jan. 20 – Gala Planning Mtg, 6-8pm, Home of Hedieh Briggs, 2676 Chateau Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
Feb. 3 – Exec Cmte Mtg, 5:30-7pm, Home of Hedieh Briggs, 2676 Chateau Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
Feb. 13 – General Membership Mtg (Topic: TBD), 9:30am-12n, Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main Street.
Feb. 21 – Gala Fundraiser, 5-8pm, Rush Street Lounge, 314 South Main Street.
Mar. 8 – MICHIGAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION DAY