President Barack Obama will be speaking at the University of Michigan on Jan. 27. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Michigan Union Ticket Office beginning at 9 a.m. on Jan. 26.
News From and About the Michigan Democratic Party
WHAT THE AMERICAN JOBS ACT MEANS FOR MICHIGAN
President Obama has announced a comprehensive plan to create jobs: the American Jobs Act. The purpose of the plan is simple: put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans. And it would do so without adding a dime to the deficit.
Here are the five main components of the plan, and details on how some of the programs the President has proposed would affect Michigan: (more…)
The following is a message from Mark Brewer, Chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party:
Michigan Democrats call upon Michigan Republicans to join together with us to save Michigan taxpayers the $10 million that the 2012 Michigan Presidential Primary would cost. The Michigan Democratic Party, recognizing the severe budgetary stress on state and local governments, has decided not to use the state-funded presidential primary in 2012 to allow the $10 million it would cost to be used for our local schools, colleges and police services. Michigan Democrats will hold our own presidential caucuses — at our own expense — on May 5, 2012. We call upon the Republican Party to do the same thing.
The Michigan presidential primary is set under existing law for February 28, 2012, a date that is in violation of the rules of both the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee (“RNC”). If Michigan Republicans use this February 2012 presidential primary, the RNC automatically will cut the number of delegates from Michigan to the Republican National Convention in half – with absolutely no possibility under RNC rules that these lost delegate positions can be restored. (more…)
The Michigan Democratic Party has posted two job openings for field organizers. Responsibilities would be: under the general supervision of the Political Organizing Director, undertakes organizing activity on behalf of the Party, including but not limited to building and maintaining relationships with elected Democratic officials, state and local Party organizations, constituency groups and allied organizations; planning and executing organizing efforts; training of Party members and activists; candidate recruitment and training; voter registration, education, and issues conferences. During the six months prior to November in a General Election year, duties may be changed to include working on campaigns.
The contact for the openings is Kevin Hrit, who is Political Organizing Director for the MDP. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 15. See the attached listing for full information.