Holiday Gathering Coming Up

Save the Date: Dec. 7

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Let's get together, relax, and have some fun before we gear up for the 2020 election!

Our holiday event is set for Sunday, December 7 , 5:30 to 7:30 at the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort.

As usual, a few meal basics will be provided, with the rest of dinner a potluck. Please bring a goodie and your own dishes and silverware. Some nonalcoholic beverages will be provided; anything else, BYO.

Our community project will be announced soon.

Calling all Dems 11/16!

 General Membership Meeting

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Please try to join us Saturday for our annual General Meeting, Nov. 16. After our 9:30 social, we’re going to start planning for Benzie's next Big Blue Wave because we've got the election of a lifetime to win in 362 days.

At the annual “general meeting," if you're a signed-up Benzie County Democratic Party member, you can offer proposals, vote, and help set our winning strategy for 2020.

We have plenty of questions:
What do we do about voter registration, given the new rules?
Should we do another Scholarship Dinner?
Should we run hard for every township seat in the county,
or put most of our juice into the federal races?
Should we have tabling at all outdoor events, monthly Chili Friday movie nights through the winter, a community forum on healthcare or something?
Should we write lots and lots of letters--to friends and newspapers?
What do you want to do?
What's the best way to welcome everyone who wants to help and put them on to something that makes a difference?

Here's the thing: Talk to people who’ve been working with the Dems and they’ll tell you that the work, especially working with others,
is making them a lot better!

Welcome Sat. 10/19!

Get together and  meet our fellow Dems

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A lot of news is coming out of D.C., but don’t get distracted from other urgent and cool things we can work on here in Benzie.

Next Saturday, Oct. 19, starting at 9:30 a.m. at our headquarters we’ll meet and move forward.

After diving into quality coffee and breakfast snacks, catching up with old friends, and maybe making a few new ones, we'll hear announcements about positive things going on in Benzie today that can get us busy and feeling better.

For example...

We'll hear from Megan Barnard about November's Benzie school millage ballot, and how we can help our fabulous Huskies lead the pack--in class and on the field!

Jane Wilde will update us on our "Watchers" project--showing up at lawmakers' coffee hours to ask them about their legislative votes.

Because Michigan's pro-choice laws are under serious attack, we pleased to hear from Planned Parenthood of Traverse City, which is leading the local counterattack against the pernicious, statewide petitions for "the heartbeat bill," which, if passed, would lead straight to dangerous restrictions on women's medical choices

After all that good and timely info--and some great volunteering opportunities--it will be about 11 a.m., and time to grab a snack, pair up, and hit the streets.

Soon we’ll bring you some surprising, first-hand accounts of last month's canvassing, from some of the women who did it. Keep an eye out!

Hope we’ll see you Saturday and that you can join us to fuel up on bagels and coffee at Headquarters, hop in a car, and go tell some good Dems about how to make it a lot easier to vote next time. We'll bring our Democratic neighbors the good news about Michigan's excellent, new voting rules--easy absentee balloting, same-day registration, and more, that make it a LOT easier to vote.