Benzie Dems Cancel Events, Temporarily Close Headquarters

Given the severe public health crisis we are all facing, Benzie Dems have canceled all in-person meetings and events until further notice.

Headquarters is also closed, and will remain so until we are convinced it’s safe for us to gather in person again.

Please visit our Facebook page for local updates on activities we are supporting to help each other and our neighbors through this unprecedented health crisis: facebook.com/benziecountydemocrats.

You are also very welcome to join our e-newsletter list…just click on the link in the right-hand column. We are sending out weekly emails about activities and, soon, virtual gatherings that will keep us in touch with each other and with activities aimed at building November’s Big Blue Benzie Wave.

Be safe. Be strong. Be Kind.

Thank you very much.

The Benzie County Democratic Party

Join Us for Our Last Debate Watch Party before MI’s Primary

We’re gathering in front of the big screen at Headquarters on Tuesday, February 25 to watch the last Democratic Presidential Debate before Michigan’s March 10 primary. Bring your favorite beverages; we’ll have light snacks, decaf and tea there, with the tables set up for relaxed viewing and conversation.

Note, It’s not just our presidential primary on March 10, there are also two important local millages on that ballot: Renewals for the Benzie Bus and 911 Emergency Service..

Doors open at 7:30; showtime is 8 pm to 10 pm. C’mon over and share your thoughts and druthers before our big, March 10 vote! Guests have already spoken to our Saturday meetings about Pete Buttigieg, Michael Bloomfield, and Amy Klobuchar. If you strongly favor one of the other candidates and want to share your views on ’em, this is a good time. We can do that right before the debate starts, during commercial breaks, and after … but only of you want to.

If you’d like to help out the good folks that stage our elections year after year, they need it. We’re now less than a month from the vote, they need to hear from you, pronto.  Just hit this Benzie County Government link and scroll about half-way down, to the township listings. Pick one (it doesn’t have to be yours), call ’em up and offer to help. Go ahead–make their day!

Free Meal & Flick: Feb. 28 is Chili Friday Movie Night #2

We had a ball at Chili Friday #1, last month. Folks outdid themselves preparing really fabulous chili, slaw, cornbread and cookies. And the movies was a hit – people singing along with the Mamas and Papas, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Scott McKenzie …

Our February 28 show,  “Twenty Feet from Stardom,” promises more great ,music … and a chance to meet the backup singers for Sting, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, and Bette Midler, among others, and hear directly from those bandleaders, too. It’s a sweet, tuneful movie full of good, personal stories – some inspiring, some poignant, all very real views into the live of women in the music biz. You’ll leave feeling a song in your heart, and with much more appreciation for the singers who make those stars look so good.

Doors Open and Chili served at 5:30; movie at 7 pm. Get there early for maximum fun and best seats – tho there’s not a bad one in the house!

Step up and run!

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There are many 2020 opportunities for public service in Benzie County. The follow offices will be filled: U.S Representative for the 1st Congressional District of Michigan; All Elected County Officials (County government consists of a County Board of Commissioners (seven members), three judges, and five other elected administrative department heads: county clerk, county treasurer, county prosecutor, register of deeds, and the county sheriff; All Elected Township Officials (Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and Trustees); All Benzie Democratic Precinct Delegates insert permalink. We’re also supporting Gary Peters, our incumbent Democratic Senator. If interested in running or for more information, contact our chair, Jim Dulzo at: 231.881.1341 or email jimdulzo@gmail.com. A candidate fair will be announced soon.