From Our Convention Chair – Why are you a Democrat?

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From Our Convention Chair – Why are you a Democrat?

Why are you a Democrat?

What reforms do you envision for Michigan to create jobs, improve education, fight corruption and protect our pocketbooks? And what can we do together to reach out to families, friends and neighbors and engage them in our battle for a better tomorrow?

I have gathered a group of concerned community leaders and we would like to hear your ideas, discuss your answers and together develop positive solutions. In concert with the Michigan Democratic Party we are convening a Statewide Fall Issues Convention called “Engage Michigan: Values, Vision, Victory.” Please mark your calendars now for Engage Michigan: Values, Vision, Victory. The conversation will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2011 (9am-5pm), at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan.

Working with my leadership team — which includes State Senator Bert Johnson, Mark Bernstein, David LaGrand, Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner, Ned Staebler, Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, Casandra Ulbrich, Mark Totten, State Representatives Maureen Stapleton, Rudy Hobbs, Rashida Tlaib, Harvey Santana, Jon Switalski, and others — we are planning a gathering where you will take center stage to share your vision for the future of our state.

It will be an opportunity for us to collaborate about solutions that reflect the values that bring us together as Democrats. We will share new ideas for reforms to address the problems that plague our state and discuss ways in which we can work together to Engage Michigan in fighting for our future.

In preparation for our November 12th Issues Convention, our leadership team will be attending local party meetings this September and October to hold regional conversations on these topics and much of what is shared and learned at the regional meetings will help inform our statewide discussion on November 12.

See you this fall!

Jocelyn Benson
Engage Michigan: Values, Vision, Victory

PS – Don’t forget to mark your calendars now for the MDP Fall Issues Convention, Engage Michigan: Vision, Values, Victory: Saturday, November 12th at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan.

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August 4th, 2011|