Category Archives: News

Health Care Town Hall

Please spread the word!  Since our Republican representatives won’t hold town halls, the MDP and Indivisible have teamed up to hold town halls across Michigan – Christine Grieg is a Democratic US Representative who will talk to us AUGUST 20 10:30 a.m. At Workshop Brewery, 221 Garland St., Traverse City.

Save the date: 9/17/2017

Benzie Dems & Friends are invited to the 2017
Charlotte Robling Honoree Dinner recognizing
Nancy VanderLinde & Chloe McGehee.

Join us to celebrate the contributions of two great Benzie Dems.

No assigned seating. No loud music, overpriced drinks, or rubber chicken. No long, boring speeches. We’ll just have fun proclaiming our love, respect, and gratitude to these volunteers.

Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Fallen Timbers
13901 US 31   (3 miles east of Honor)
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres beginning at 4 p.m.
Buffet dinner and program to follow:
$40.00 per person/cash bar

You can call Carroll Volpe right now at (231) 227-1155, reserve your seats  and pay at the door. Make reservations at least by Sept. 8, or send in your dough now (checks to “Benzie Democrats”), to us at PO Box 403, Beulah, MI 49617.

2017 Parade Photos

Redistricting Reform

Redistricting reform in Michigan is vital, whether you are a Republican, Independent, Democrat, or Other. What’s at stake is the voice each of us has in Lansing and Washington, D.C. The fair representation of that voice counts. Partisan redistricting, or “gerrymandering,” is the deliberate drawing of district boundaries to favor one party or another. It makes districts dependably Democrat or Republican. “Safe” districts make politicians less accountable to voters, which then leads to increased partisanship. It’s time to break that cycle, before districts are redrawn after the next census.

Count MI Vote is the leading grassroots organization supporting the Voters Not Politicians Ballot Committee. Their joint objective is ending political gamesmanship in the drawing of legislative and congressional boundaries in Michigan. Count MI Vote people believe that voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around. Everyone benefits when districts are fair and competitive. You can help Michigan voters get fair representation. Want to get involved? Give us a call at (616) 438-6287!