Apr 27

Democratic Party Training

​Join Kent County Democrats and the Michigan Democratic Party for a training on best practices for campaigns and political organizing. Learn about more opportunities to get involved in local politics and elections. Topics covered by the training will include campaign finance and compliance rules, budgeting and fundraising, VAN database management, campaign planning and communications. The training will be held on Tuesday, May 19th from 6pm to 9pm, at the AFL-CIO Labor Temple located at 918 Benjamin Ave NE, Grand Rapids 49503. To RSVP please call (616) 406-1573.

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Apr 27

Senator Gary Peters in Grand Rapids!

Please join Senator Gary Peters for a brown bag lunch to talk about the issues important to you and to hear about what’s happening in Washington. This is a great opportunity to meet your elected representatives and to share your concerns with government. The event will be held this Friday, May 1, from 12pm until 1:30pm at Yesterdog’s, 1505 Wealthy Street SE.

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What Democrats Stand For!

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Feb 18

Michigan Progressive Women’s Caucus launches new online tool to help women engage in state policy

MI Progressive Women's CaucusThe Michigan Progressive Women’s Caucus is very pleased to announce the launch of their new website at: http://MIProgressiveWomen.com. This website was designed as a tool to help women get more engaged in the legislative process and to provide the tools and resources to make your voice heard on the issues that matter most to you and your family.

Please take a few minutes to check it out, share it with your friends, and subscribe to receive our E-News updates.

Progressive Women's Caucus Logo



Follow the Progressive Women’s Caucus on Facebook at: http://facebook.com/MIProgressiveWomen

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Jan 19

Take the $15 for 15 Challenge


$15 for 15

In 2014, we spent our political PAC funds down to practically nothing in order to give our candidates the resources that they needed to be successful.  We left it all of the field and didn’t hold back.  But now we need to begin to rebuild for 2016.  Let’s face it… elections are becoming more and more competitive and more and more expensive.

We are challenging each of our members to pitch-in $15 in 2015 to get the ball rolling on 2016.  Do you accept the challenge?  Click here!



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Jan 19

2016 Election Cycle Starts NOW!

Thank-you DemsThank-you to all who pitched-in to get Dems elected in 2014.  Although the results were not as we had hoped, we did excellent work in bucking the national and statewide trend of losing seats.  In Kent County, we were successful in re-electing our two State Representatives and our County Commissioners.  Defending our incumbents from losses is always the first priority, and in that mission we were successful.

With the new year and the start of a new election cycle – Kent County Democrats are gearing-up for another historic election in 2016.  New officers were elected in the December meeting and are in the process of planning the next two years to ensure success on Election Day.  Keep up the great work and and stay engaged as we look towards November 8, 2016!

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Jan 16

Brinks Named Dem Vice Chair of Workforce and Talent Development Committee


State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids, 76th District)

 Brinks to also serve on Education, Health Policy, Tourism committees 

GRAND RAPIDS – State Representatives Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) was appointed the Democratic vice chairwoman of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee today. She was also placed on the Education, Health Policy and Tourism committees.

“It’s a great honor to be tasked with being the Democratic vice chairwoman on the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee,” Rep. Brinks said. “Before joining the Legislature, I worked in an organization that helped improve workplaces by retaining employees and building skills, and I’m excited to put that knowledge and experience to work for the people of Michigan.”

In her first term, Rep. Brinks served on the House Education and Health Policy committees as well. In the Education Committee, Brinks looks forward to continuing her efforts to improve Michigan schools. Brinks was also active in Health Policy in her first term, and authored several bills aimed to improve women’s health care and fight breast cancer.

 “I’m grateful to be also appointed to the House Tourism Committee in my second term,” Brinks said. “Tourism is the Michigan’s second-largest industry, providing our state with thousands of jobs and many opportunities for recreation. I look forward to working on policies that will grow this critical sector of our economy and attract more visitors to our state.”

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Aug 25

KCDP 2014 Gala

Gala posting




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Jul 16


Turn2Blue Facebook

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Jul 02

Gary Peters Visits Vets

Rep. Gary Peters visits veterans on “Stars, Stripes, and Service” tour

Representative Gary Peters visited veterans at the American Legion Post 47 in Comstock Park on Wed. July 2. Peters is on his “Michigan First” Listening Tour, and kicked off a two-day “Stars, Stripes, and Service” tour to meet with Michigan’s veterans and families across the state. In brief comments to the vets assembled, Peters described a series of initiatives to honor those who have served. Peters, a veteran himself, concluded by saying that as a U.S. Senator he “would always have your backs.”

See the video below:

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