Dems to Celebrate Holiday Season

All Benzie County Democrats are invited to a free winter holiday celebration on Friday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. The pot-luck dinner will be followed by socializing and live music. Meat and some beverages will be provided, or if preferred, celebrants may bring their own alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages, along with and a dish to share. The party is at the Grow Benzie facility, which is on highway M-115 between Benzonia and Frankfort. Music will be provided by Mike Ross and friends.

In the spirit of holiday sharing, donations for the Benzie County Baby Pantry will be collected at the party. Sponsored by St. Phillips Episcopal Church, the pantry is a 501c3 organization, so donations of goods or cash are tax deductible. The Baby Pantry serves families with infants and young children in Benzie and northern Manistee counties. Items provided as available range from diapers and baby food to clothing and baby equipment. The pantry uses cash donations most often to purchase formula, diapers, wipes, shampoo, and so on. Items particularly needed are snow pants in sizes to age 6, diapers, new bottles (BPA free), bibs, rice baby cereal, and baby oil, wash, rash creams, lotion, and shampoo.



Move to Amend Northern Michigan

Move to Amend is a movement to overturn the Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court on January 21, 2010.

Insider coverage of Move to Amend Northern Michigan presentation to Leelanau Independent Women for democratic Action on Nov. 12, 2013

Move to Amend Northern Michigan meets the 3rd Monday of the month at Horizon Books in Traverse City at 6 pm.


The video of David Cobb’s presentation in Traverse City MI on Sept. 16, 2013 is linked below:


Since 2010, when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United, outside special interests and corporations have been able to pour money, with virtually no oversight, into federal elections all across the country.

If you think the people, individuals, should wield power in our elections, tell Congress that it’s time to end Citizens United, now.