Candidates for the Executive Board 2017

Posted on: January 7th, 2017 by Jaime Magiera No Comments

The Nominating Committee of the Ann Arbor Democratic Party met on Saturday, January 07, 2017. The following list of candidates were voted on and will be recommended for election by the General Membership at their meeting on Saturday, January 14, 2017:

  • Chairman – Susan Baskett
  • Treasurer – Georgina LeHuray
  • Secretary – Nora Lee Wright
  • Vice Chair for Organization – Jane Forman
  • Vice Chair for Special Events – Ashley Rutledge
  • Vice Chairs for Outreach and Inclusion – Keith Dumas and Lisa Kramer
  • Vice Chair for Communications – Jeremy Glick
  • Chief Technology Officer – Jaime Magiera
  • Vice Chair for Voter Registration and Protection – Carolyn Hejkal
  • Vice Chairs for Broadcasting and Production – Rod Casey and Jaime Magiera
  • Vice Chairs for Legislative Affairs – Grant Shafer and Peggy Rabhi
  • Vice Chairs for Statewide Engagement – Hedieh Briggs and Mary Hall-Thiam
  • Vice Chair for Women’s Engagement – Anna Zinkel
  • Vice Chairs for Social and Digital Media – Leslie Sobel and Jeremy Glick

The following positions are still open:

  • Vice Chair for Programs
  • Vice Chair for Fundraising
  • Vice Chair for Resolutions, Bylaws and Policy
  • Vice Chair for Mature Adult Issues
  • Liaison to the College Democrats

Submitted by,
Mary Hall-Thiam
Vice Chair of Organization

Ann Arbor Dems Executive Board Elections 2017

Posted on: January 1st, 2017 by Jaime Magiera No Comments

The Nominating Committee will be meeting on January 7th 2:00PM at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor. At that time, members of the party will be nominated for positions on the Executivce Board. The election will take place during the General Membership Meeting on January 14 9:30am-12n at the Washtenaw County Administration Bldg, 200 North Main Street, Ann Arbor.

If you are interested in running for any position on Ann Arbor Dems Executive Board, please contact Mary (mhallthiamaka@gmail.com). You can also just attend the Nominating Committee meeting and let the committee know you are interested. The meeting is open to public.

The Executive Board positions are:

  • Chairman
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Vice Chairs for Organization
  • Vice Chairs for Programs
  • Vice Chairs for Special Events
  • Vice Chair for Fundraising
  • Vice Chairs for Resolutions, Bylaws, & Policy
  • Vice Chairs for Outreach & Inclusion
  • Vice Chair for Communications
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Vice Chair for Mature Adult Issues
  • Liaison to the College Democrats
  • Vice Chair for Voter Registration & Protection
  • Vice Chair for Broadcasting & Production
  • Vice Chair for Legislative Affairs
  • Vice Chair for Statewide Engagement
  • Vice Chair for Womens Engagement
  • Vice Chair for Social & Digital Media

The officer election process is defined in Article IX of Ann Arbor Democratic Party Bylaws.

Fundraising Reception for Hillary Clinton

Posted on: October 21st, 2016 by Sharon Szabo No Comments

Join us at the fundraising reception for Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States

Sunday, October 23, 2016 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Arbor Brewing Company, 114 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Final Pres. Debate Watch Party

Posted on: October 17th, 2016 by Sharon Szabo No Comments

Final Presidential Debate Watch Party

This event will be on October 19th, 2016 at 220 Sunset Rd Ann Arbor, Mi 48105

Starts at 8pm! Free event! CLICK HERE FOR FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION –> debate-watch-party


John Austin Mich Board of Ed Event

Posted on: October 11th, 2016 by Sharon Szabo No Comments

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

5:30 to 7:00pm

At the Corner Brewery

720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti, Mi 48198

Suggested Contribution: $50, $100 or $250


Fundraiser For Debbie Dingell with Gretchen Whitmer and Dan Kildee

Posted on: September 11th, 2016 by mhenry No Comments

Join us at a reception for
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell


Rep. Debbie Dingell

With Special Guests
Congressman Dan Kildee
Former Democratic State Senate Leader and current
Ingham Co. Prosecutor Gretchen Whitmer

Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
University Bank
2015 Washtenaw Ave. • Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Governor Snyder’s term ends in two years.  Who will be our next Governor?

On Thursday September 15th, you have the opportunity to hear first hand and meet the two leading potential Democratic candidates.  According to Inside Michigan Politics, polling data show that the former state senate majority leader Gretchen Whitmer and Congressman Dan Kildee have the inside track to the Democratic Party nomination for Governor in 2018.  That might sound like a long time away, however it really isn’t as it is likely that the race for Governor will officially start in just a couple months.

Join the co-host committee 6-8pm at University Bank, 2015 Washtenaw Avenue on Thursday September 15th.  For the $25 price of admission, you will meet and hear from both Gretchen Whitmer and Congressman Dan Kildee.  It’s actually a fundraiser for Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, who will also speak and be available to speak with you one on one, however for $25 you will also receive free dinner and drinks and tours of University Bank’s historic Mansion.  Other members of the co-host committee are:

Stephen Lange Ranzini & Lisa Ranzini
State Representative Jeff Irwin
State Representative Adam Zemke
State Representative Dave Rutledge
State Representative & Congressional Candidate Gretchen Driskell
County Commissioner & State Representative Candidate Ronnie Peterson
Ann Arbor School Board Member & Candidate for State Representative Donna Lasinski
Former State Representative Kirk Profit

This is the first time that either Gretchen Whitmer or Congressman Dan Kildee have spoken publicly in Washtenaw County.  This is probably the only opportunity you’ll have to compare them side by side and talk to them one on one before the 2018 Governor’s race starts.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend, so we can plan our food and drink order accordingly. This is a major organizing opportunity for the party so please get the word out and bring as many friends as you can!

RSVP online at https://act.myngp.com/Forms/5059513805885669376
or via email at ranzini@university-bank.com

Authorized by Debbie Dingell for Congress
Labor Donated

Washtenaw County Democratic Party (WCDP) is looking for a few good delegates

Posted on: May 17th, 2016 by Jaime Magiera No Comments

Delegates Wanted!

The Washtenaw County Democratic Party (WCDP) is looking for a few good delegates. This is an elected position that helps organize and mobilize Democrats at the precinct level and will elect the County Executive Board after the election. Even though the deadline has passed to be listed on the August 2, 2106 Primary, you may still be a write-in candidate.

To be a precinct delegate, you must be a registered voter in the precinct you live in. You can then register no later than 4PM on July 29th with your City or Township Clerk (NOT the County Clerk) by downloading and printing the write-in candidate form at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Dec-Int-Write-In_94360_7.pdf Read it carefully and fill it out but don’t sign it until you can find a notatary public to witness your signature. (Usually your local clerk’s office will have a notary).

Once you have filled the form in, signed it and had it notarized, submit it to your local clerk. On election day you and your friends can vote for you as a write-in candidate using the exact name you put on the form. In other words if you wrote Jane Elizabeth Doe on the write-in application, you or anyone else would have to write Jane Elizabeth Doe for the vote to count, Jane Doe would not work.

For any questions, please contact Bill Worzel at billwzel@gmail.com or Catherine Daligaa at cdaligga@gmail.com

Don’t be left out when The Donald comes to town! Help send him back where he came from and while we’re at it, let’s take back Lansing!

Annual Chili, Cornbread and Coleslaw Cook-Off

Posted on: April 25th, 2016 by Leo Cartier Jr. No Comments

The Ann Arbor Democratic Party, Insyght Institute & Center for Leadership present the Annual Chili, Cornbread, and Coleslaw Cook-off, Sunday, May 1, 2016, 5-8pm.

Join us during & after the Water Hill Music Festival for great food and music at Hunt Park, 1035 Daniel Street, Ann Arbor, MI (near the corner of Sunset Rd).

Buy tickets securely online NOW! https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/chilicookoff

$10 individual in advance
$10 for students & senior citizens
$15 at the door for all.

Beer Sponsor: Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery & Arbor Brewing Company

For Tickets & Information: Contact Leo Cartier 810-444-6679, or email chilicookoff@annarbordems.org

Bring family & friends along and join Ann Arbor city council members, Washtenaw county commissioners, sitting & retired judges, other government officials, cooking experts, & tons of Dems as they battle and help judge Ann Arbor’s best chili, cornbread, and coleslaw recipes.

Enjoy about 15 different chili selections, varieties of cornbread, numerous coleslaw entries and a beer or thirst-quenching punch, voting privileges, & great music.

Press/Media: Contact Travis Radina 989-274-4433.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact Leo Cartier 810-444-6679 or Leocartierjr@gmail.com

Gala Sunday Feb. 21, 2016

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016 by mhenry No Comments





Flint Water Crisis Info

Posted on: January 20th, 2016 by mhenry No Comments


Flint Water Crisis


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