Sunday, January 16, 2022

Honor Martin Luther King Jr by fighting for voting rights

Today, on this day set aside to honor and remember him, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr will be referenced on social media platforms and media interviews by conservative Republicans. They will share some essentially meaningless quote, or misinterpret him in some way to suit their agenda, or post a picture of him with something generic about honoring his legacy. We are all expected to forget the past year of insane rhetoric about Critical Race Theory and the unfounded backlash against diversity, inclusion, and equality initiatives by these same people.

No, we will not forget. Republicans have openly and viciously attacked the principles at the very heart of Dr. Martin Luther King’s civil rights mission. Pretending that you don’t see color and simply saying to yourself that you aren’t a racist dishonors the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Actively supporting an effort that has resulted in legal challenges to African-American centered children's literature, violence and intimidation targeting school staff, censorship, and whitewashing of history in our school textbooks is a complete betrayal of his legacy. In the wake of the white supremacist inspired insurrection of January 6th, a very real attempt to overthrow the government of the United States, the forces of white anger and grievance have marshaled their efforts behind invalidating the experiences of black lives and silencing black voices.

Across the nation conservative Republicans in elected office at all levels of government have renounced their allegiance to the principles embodied in the Republic. In an act of irony they have sold themselves in slavery to the cult of personality surrounding former President Trump. This, their champion of white supremacy and racial division, now owns them, body and soul.

The ideals upon which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr rested his campaign of non-violence are imperiled by these hypocrites. Justice. Freedom. Equality. These foundations of the Republic are under attack. The open assault on voting rights in states controlled by Republicans is happening right before our eyes. The Big Lie of the stolen election, parroted by millions of aggrieved conservatives, is being weaponized against people of color.

Dr. King fought for justice.

He fought for freedom.

He fought for equality.

And so should you.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Lenawee County Democratic Party COVID-19 Health Department School Mandate Resolution

WHEREAS, Michigan has a very high incident rate of COVID-19 cases;

WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has elevated Michigan's risk for community spread of COVID-19 to substantial;

WHEREAS, the number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19 is on the rise;

WHEREAS, COVID-19, long term morbidity issues among children are unknown;

WHEREAS, local school authorities have failed to fully implement recommendations by CDC, AMA, AAFP, APA to protect student health;

WHEREAS, the science and expert opinion is in universal agreement that masking is necessary to protect both the public health and individual health from COVID-19 infection;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lenawee County Democratic Party demands that the Lenawee County Health Department do its sworn duty, adhering to the science, and mandate mask usage and all other currently recommended risk mitigation strategies in local school districts per the recommendations of and in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the MDHHS so that Lenawee County may slow the spread, reduce morbidity and mortality related to COVID-19, and keep schools open for in-person instruction. 

Adopted September 17, 2021 

Friday, August 14, 2020

Sign Season!!!


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Sunday, April 12, 2020

A COVID19 Easter

Happy Easter to everyone here in our sweet rural home: Lenawee County. To those practicing Christians of all stripes: He is Risen! He has risen indeed!

To those of Jewish faith, our deepest apologies for missing the start of Passover, which, for those that don't know, started the evening of April 8th and will end the evening of April 16th.

To all in Lenawee County we say: Peace! Stay home! Stay safe!

We know these times are trying and things are difficult for many. Unfortunately Governor Whitmer's recent order has been politicized by conservative Republican lawmakers and the conservative media. Partisan attacks during a pandemic? The sickening display that President Trump put on recently in attacking "that woman from Michigan"? His complete incompetence in this crisis can't be deflected with despicable attack's on governors across the country.

We need conservative Republican lawmakers to work on getting doctors, nurses, direct care staff, first responders, and all those essential workers working with the public the PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) and extra support (financial and otherwise) they need and deserve, respectively.

We need conservative Republican lawmakers to work on fixing the horrible COVID19 test situation. We need widespread testing. We need tests for active infection and tests to see who has already had it, etc. That is how we get the economy going again. Nothing else will do.

We need conservative Republican lawmakers to work on helping everyday working class people AND work on helping small businesses. Stop deliberately using people as political pawns to attack Governor Whitmer's stay at home order.

Congressman Tim Walberg, State Representative Bronna Khale, and State Senator Dale Zorn need to work on finding solutions rather than playing politics with the public health of Michiganders.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Lenawee Dems in the community

Your local Democratic party giving back to help the community and the environment!

This summer and fall, The Lenawee Dems have sponsored a 2.7 mile stretch of US223 for the MDOT adopt a highway program. We had a blast cleaning up. We'll be back in the spring and all who care about the environment and fellowship with the Dems are invited. Keep a look out on our Facebook page, this page and our newsletter to get involved with us!

This Fall and Winter, we will be at Share The Warmth of Lenawee, serving meals on the first Thursday of the month. It is a honor and a privilege to help out our community. The Len Dems will take any help to either provide food and/or serve the meals. Please contact us if interested.

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