Dem Blast

from Party Chair Gwenne Allgeier

How many times since Nov 8 have we all said that we could NOT believe what was happening?  It is a scary time…..things are happening that we thought were impossible in our ‘democracy’…..and we now see what a government without oversight from another party can do……
Citizens are rising up all across our nation – angry and afraid, and determined to act!  Our Senators ask us to keep it up – keep protesting, calling congressional offices, emailing and writing letters.  Our protest IS making a difference, and we need to keep it up!
What can we do?
– Subscribe to Rogan’s List for daily actions.
 – Michiganresistance.org has a weekly email with info on bills in the Michigan legislature.
 – Votespotter and Countable both give info on congressional votes.
 – Call daily!!
We are lucky to have 2 Democratic senators who are very progressive – emails to them supporting their resistance to the Trump agenda is effective for the TC office, calls or emails for the Washington office.  Go to their websites to send emails.  Their phone #’s are:
Senator Stabenow:  202 224 4822
Senator Peters:  202 224 6221
It is especially important to contact Representative Bergman, who is NOT representing us, but voting a straight party line.  Call his Washington office everyday – tell him to vote to protect the Great Lakes Initiative (to keep our Lakes clean), to protect the ACA, to demand Trump’s tax returns and have an independent investigation into his Russian ties.  Also, tell him we NEED A TOWN HALL MEETING IN TC!!
Local Indivisible groups have been going to Bergman’s office on tuesdays at 10:30 am since Jan 24 – we will continue until he talks to us!!  Join us there…..we stay for an hour, and tell staffers our concerns.
ALSO:   UPCOMING EVENTS…….
 – MARCH 11:  Mark Brewer will talk about the ‘Future of Mi Elections’ at Minerva’s from 9:30 to 11:30 am
 – March 21:  A Community Conversation on Climate Change and Clean Energy – Tuesday, March 21st   6:00 – 8:00 – Leelanau Government Center in Suttons Bay- Community Room  (see info, below)
 – March 23:  Forum: News Media Today – 7 pm. Leelanau County Gov’t Center.  General Mtg for LCDP members from 6:30 to 7.   (see info, below)
 – March 24:  Redistricting Reform Town Hall – Count MI Vote Presentation – (see below for link)  NMC, Scholars Hall, 6 – 8 pm
BE SURE TO JOIN THE LEELANAU DEMOCRATIC PARTY, IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE SO ALREADY.  GO TO OUR WEBSITE, AND YOU WILL FIND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO JOIN.  WE NEED TO FIGHT, AND YOUR MEMBERSHIP WILL HELP US DO THAT……
Gwenne Allgaier
Chair, Leelanau Democratic Party
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NEWS MEDIA TODAY – CHALLENGES? CONSEQUENCES?
 
Thursday, March 23, 2017  —  7:00 p.m.
Leelanau County Government Center
8527 E. Government Center Drive
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Note:  6:30 – 7:00 p.m.  General Meeting for LCDP Members
7:00 p.m.     The public is invited to the program.
Speakers:
                   Bob H. Giles, Retired Executive Editor and Publisher of
                   The Detroit News and currently a member of the Publisher’s                          Advisory Board of the military publication, Stars and Stripes
                   Peter Payette, Executive Director of Interlochen Public Radio
                   and has managed the news department since 2001.  He taught                        journalism and radio production at Interlochen Center                                 for the Arts.
                   Jacob (YAH-kob) Wheeler, Founding Editor of “The Glen                         Arbor Sun” and Communications Manager at the Traverse City                      based Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities
Moderator:   Dave Barrons, retired TV broadcast meteorologist and
                   member of the LCDP
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion,
they cannot alter the state of Facts”  John Adam
Refreshments:  Coffee/Tea/Cookies
Sponsored by the Leelanau County Democrat Party
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A Community Conversation on Climate Change and Clean Energy
Tuesday, March 21st
6:00 – 8:00
Leelanau Government Center in Suttons Bay- Community Room
Speakers will be: Skip Pruss- Former Director of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth & Peter Sinclair- Founder of “Climate Crock of the Week” website and also works with Yale Climate Connection.
Talking about the present and future risks of climate change and reducing them by using clean energy.

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