Friday, June 24, 2022

Candidate Meet & Greet + July 4th + STW sign-up

 

Share the Warmth volunteers please note: volunteers who wish to participate in Share the Warmth in-person food service are directed to the attached Share the Warmth volunteer application and information guide. You will need to submit the included form and pass the background check. This is only for in-person food service. You may still prepare and drop food without filling out and submitting the form.

Candidate Meet and Greet - Adrian Jun 26th from 4 pm to 6 pm
Come to beautiful Island Park in Adrian, Michigan for a chance to meet Democratic Party candidates for public office. This is a mixer with snacks, drinks, and music. We're expecting United States Congressional candidate for the newly drawn 5th district Bart Goldberg, candidate for the 15th district Michigan State Senator Jeff Irwin, candidate for Michigan State Representative for the 34th district, and a number of other State and local Democratic candidates.
Help needed: volunteers for setup and tear down
Mobilize details: sign up here for reminders
Facebook event: link

Civitan 4th of July Parade - Adrian 9 am to 12 pm
The 4th of July Parade, organized by Civitan of Lenawee, will take place on July 4, 2022. The parade will form at 9:00 AM at the Family Dollar parking lot and Greenly Street and head East on Maumee Street to Monument Park at 10:00 AM. Come walk within the parade and help celebrate the founding of America. We need volunteers to help with handing out candy to the young attendees of the parade.
Meeting place: St Joseph St off of Greenly St 
Mobilize details: sign up here for reminders
Facebook event: link

Share the Warmth Dinner - July 7th
As we do on the first Thursday of every month, we will be working together to put food on the table for our fellow human beings right here in Lenawee County. Consistently living our values is what we believe and, more importantly, it is what we do. Join us in creating and delivering a home cooked, crowd sourced meal for the residents and staff of Share the Warmth of Lenawee.

There are about 40 shelter residents and a few staff awaiting a hot meal. This month, with your help, we will be providing Fried Chicken and a variety of rice dishes with the rest that goes with a well balanced meal. We need volunteers to sign up, prepare, and deliver the following on Thursday July 7th by no later than 6:15 PM. Sign-up here.

2 x Pulled Pork - enough for 20 (~7.5 lbs)
2 x Vegetable - enough for 20 (~4.5 lbs)
2 x Rice dish - enough for 20 (~4.5 lbs)
2 x Buns - enough for 20 (~2.5 lbs)
2 x Dessert - enough for 20 (~4.5 lbs)
2 x Beverage - enough for 20 (~ one gallon milk/juice) 
5 x In-person Volunteer Server

Bill Swift
Chair
Lenawee County Democratic Party

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Democratic Party Candidates Announced for 2022


The following candidates for public office are running under the banner of the Democratic Party for the upcoming general election to be held Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Incumbents are noted via the use of their titles. Democratic challenger candidates who do not have a primary opponent may apply for endorsement in writing via our party email.

Michigan Governor
  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer - Website
Michigan Secretary of State
  • Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson - Website
Michigan Attorney General
  • Attorney General Dana Nessel - Website
United States Congress District 5
Michigan Senate District 15 - Democratic Party Candidate
  • State Senator Jeff Irwin - Email
Michigan Senate District 16 - Democratic Party Candidate
Michigan House District 30 - Democratic Party Candidate
Michigan House District 31 - Democratic Party Candidates
Michigan House District 34 - Democratic Party Candidate
    Michigan House District 35 - Democratic Party Candidate
      Lenawee County Commission District 1
      Lenawee County Commission District 5
      • County Commissioner KZ Bolton - Email
      Lenawee County Commission District 6
      Lenawee County Commission District 9
      • Jeff DiCenzo 

      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!!!

       

      Signs, signs, signs.... call or email the party with your sign requests.

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      Phone: (734) 719-0585

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