Category Archive: Local Politics

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 …

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Sep 09

GR PRESS: State Reps. Dillon, Brinks take week-long SNAP Food Stamp Challenge

By Jonathan Van Zytveld | jvanzytv@mlive.com  on September 07, 2013 at 5:24 PM, updated September 07, 2013 at 5:29 PM GRAND RAPIDS, MI – For a week, state Reps Brandon Dillon and Winnie Brinks will attempt to walk in the shoes of those who struggle to put food on the table each day. Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) and Brinks (D-Grand …

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Jul 01

House Dems Demand Investigation into Quality of Care at Veterans Home

House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and state Reps. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) are calling for an investigation into the quality of health care provided at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and requesting the state Civil Service Commission revisit its decision to allow privatization of caretaker jobs at the home.

Watch the entire Press Conference here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAkwE0oaNZU   House Dems Demand Investigation into Quality of Care at Veterans Home Residents, staff members allege lackluster care in home for veterans GRAND RAPIDS — House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and state Reps. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) and David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) are …

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Sep 30

GOP’s Voter Suppression Plan

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As you can see from Senator Stabenow’s message below, the Republicans have a campaign to prevent us from voting. PLEASE ATTEND OUR UPCOMING PARTY MEETING on October 10, 2012: the Kent County Clerk will be teaching a session on pollwatching at 8:15 pm following our party meeting. WE NEED AS MANY QUALIFIED POLLWATCHERS AS POSSIBLE. …

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Sep 04

Kent County Democrats Remember Dorothy Scott

Dorothy Scott, longtime Democratic Party member and one of the most dedicated of volunteers, died on September 3, 2012. That she died on Labor Day is both highly symbolic and appropriate in light of her long and distinguished history with the union movement and with our party. She will be greatly missed. A memorial celebration …

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Aug 06

76th State House District – How to Write-in Winnie Brinks

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May 18

The Roy Schmidt Cover-Up Begins

Roy Schmidt’s Fake Democrat Withdraws, But Serious Legal Questions Remain LANSING – While Roy Schmidt’s fake Democrat Matt Mojzak has withdrawn from the race, serious legal questions remain. Today, Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer sent letters to Attorney General Bill Schuette and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson calling for an immediate and thorough investigation …

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Apr 19

We want YOU – to be a precinct delegate!

Precinct Delegates — Grassroots of the Democratic Party What is a precinct? A precinct is the smallest political unit in the county, and all voters in a precinct vote at one location. The precinct is where elections are won and lost. It is your neighborhood. You know the people, and you know what issues are …

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