Join us Sat. Aug 18!

Re: all that stuff “Benedict Donald” and friends are pulling on the Affordable Care Act—

This Saturday, we’ve got a savvy friend headed north to do some ‘splainin’ at our Saturday meeting. John Freeman, a former Democratic state representative and gubernatorial candidate is a fine speaker and a really good guy who knows lots about healthcare. Healthcare is the number one thing on most folks’ minds, so getting up to speed on what’s happening will help us during this campaign season.
Just like always, we’ll koffee klatch 9:30 a.m. at Headquarters. At 10, it’s community announcements. Then John talks about ACA, Medicare, Medicaid, and Healthy Michigan, with plenty of time for questions…and for more coffee and healthy breakfast treats, of course! We’ll have a business meeting after that, and be out by 11:30.

John Freeman

8/19: Cabbage Shed Party

We’re celebrating and supporting our local candidates!

This is our chance to give a big boost to our six Benzie neighbors and one Empire pal running for local and state offices. On Sunday Aug. 19 3:30 to 6 p.m. we’ll be eating, drinking, yakking, enjoying music and buying influence with all of ’em at our traditional Cabbage Shed party in Elberta.

Our candidates are Kathy Wiejaczka, running for the state House, and Mike Taillard, running for the state Senate. We have five county commission candidates: Commissioner Coury Carland, Jeff Sandman, Don Smeltzer, Linda Farrell, and Mark Willette-Green. They’ll be at the Shed, along with some of our favorite local folkies, Jim and Wanda Curtis, and some jam mates from the very blue Uncle Ted and the Crawlers. Jim and Wanda are regulars on the Up North music scene.

We’ll enjoy some nice Shed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar in our own, private back room with a view, so lurking R’s who want to spy on us will have to spend ten bucks to do it. That’s right! A tenner to the candidate of your choice gets you in the door, where you can meet the elite, dig the beat, and help build the Big Blue Wave. So make plans, bring friends and checkbooks, enjoy good people, quality food, drinks, and music, and help a great cause!

Dems on the march – July 4

Two big marches in 90+ degree heat. Thanks to all the Benzie Dems and Friends
who turned out—if the crowd reactions to our signage and singing is any sign, we were just awesome!

We Enjoy Lake Ann!