Join the Party

Please join or renew your membership in the Benzie County Democratic Party. All funding received through the memberships stays local – support for theKicker and Blue Tiger events, forums, campaign expenses, and contributions. Last year’s contributions were down and we hope to raise more this year.

Please consider helping out financially by making a donation and mailing it in with the membership form. If you can’t afford a donation consider volunteering your time and/ or a talent to the campaign or maybe an event.

With your help we can win in 2014!!


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.


Meet Mark Schauer, Candidate for Governor

Mark Schauer for GovernorOn October 12, candidate Mark Schauer will be at the Bayview Grille in Frankfort to meet voters 5 to 6 pm. Please save the date and come out to join us in welcoming the next Governor of Michigan! The Bayview Grille is at 727 Main Street in Frankfort.

Schauer is a lifelong fighter for Michigan workers, families, and businesses. Throughout his career in public service, he has fought for quality schools, healthy communities, better job training, and an economy that works for everyone. He won his first race for the Michigan House of Representatives by defeating an incumbent in 1996, and was re-elected in 1998 and 2000.

In 2002, he won a competitive open race for State Senate, and was re-elected in 2006. Schauer was elected to represent Michigan’s 7th district in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008, defeating incumbent Tim Walberg. In Congress, Mark was instrumental in rescuing the auto industry, saving jobs across our state. Learn more on the Internet at:

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