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Dem Blast 3/16/2017

Dem Blast 3/16/2017

From Party Chair, Gwenne Allgeier

Next week is a busy week!!  Great forums……mark your calendars!!

Be sure to come to our Leelanau Democrats Forum on the importance of the media – see you thursday!

Activist To Do:… Rep Bergman – we need a Town Hall; and…. repair, do not repeal, the ACA!!   202 225 4735

– 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 – (go to MI Vote Facebook page)  NMC, Scholars Hall, 6 – 8 pm

– April 12 6-8 at the State Theater – Citizens Climate Lobby presents -“Saving Ourselves: A Conversation About Climate, Energy & Economic Opportunity”




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.


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




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.


Gwenne Allgaier

Chair, Leelanau County Democratic Party