Upcoming Events in 2019:

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year, Fellow 14th District Democrats!

Greetings, Democrats! As we continue our holiday celebrations and the 2018 year draws to a close, I want to thank you again for all of your hard work. Your voting, your campaigning, your organizing, your attending, your contributions, your candidacies made the difference in Michigan. In a few days time, we will have a Democratic Governor, a Democratic Lieutenant Governor, a Democratic Secretary of State, a Democratic Attorney General, a Democratic-majority State Board of Education, and Democratic-majorities on the Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and University of Michigan boards. We have five more Democrats in the State Senate and five more Democrats in the State House — but we need to work toward Democratic legislative majorities at long last. For the first time in forty years, Democrats now even have a majority on the Oakland County Commission!

As we reflect on the big wins we helped build this year, the 2020 Presidential Election and many important statewide and local races loom on the horizon. I’m committed to continue organizing throughout Wayne and Oakland counties and I hope you’ll continue to join me in that effort through the 14th District Democrats. Here are a reminder of upcoming Democratic activities in the new year:

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, and Statewide Officers, Swearing-In at Lansing State Capitol January 1st
It’s happening on Tuesday, January 1st with the program beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event will take place outdoors on the Capitol Lawn in Lansing, so dress for the weather. To register for the inaugural swearing-in event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inaugural-swearing-in-event-registration-53185938574

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Swearing-In Ceremony and Celebration January 6th
Our dynamic and hardworking Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence was re-elected to a third term in last month’s election. To bring the Congressional swearing-in excitement back home to Michigan, with Democrats taking the U.S. House majority, you are invited to join the Congresswoman for her swearing-in ceremony and a free community celebration. It is Sunday, January 6th at the historic Strand Theatre in downtown Pontiac, 12 N. Saginaw Street, Pontiac 48342. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. and the Program begins at 4:00 p.m. Complimentary valet is available, and street parking is free downtown on Sundays. Please call or text Mike McGuinness at (248) 410-0702 if you plan to attend, so we can plan accordingly. With questions or to RSVP, you can also email info@brendalawrence.com  

14th Congressional District Meeting and Democratic Convention Saturday, January 12thFor the District’s January meeting, the District Convention will convene at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12th at Wayne County Community College Mary Stempfle University Center, 19305 Vernier, Harper Woods 48225. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 10:15 a.m. The purpose of this convention shall be to elect one (1) male and one (1) female and one (1) male alternate and one (1) female alternate to the Credentialing, Resolution, and Rules committees of the State Convention and to consider resolutions to be forwarded to the state party.

Governor Whitmer Winter Warm-Up in Detroit Saturday, January 12th
You are invited to the public reception to celebrate the incoming Governor and her inauguration. There are four events throughout the state, but the one in our area is Saturday, January 12th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Parade Company, 9500 Mount Elliott Street, Detroit, 48211. Come meet Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist! To learn more and to RSVP, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whitmer-winter-warm-up-detroit-registration-53309562336

Michigan Democratic Party “Spring” State Convention Saturday, February 2ndThe Michigan Democratic Party Convention is Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at the Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit. Among other activities, this is the convention when the state Democratic Party leadership  will be elected for the next two years. The 14th District Democrats will convene at Room 260 at 12:30 p.m. and will elect District Leadership for the next two years. 
SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING ACTIVITIES:

March 9, 2019 — 14th District Monthly Meeting at the Oak Park Parks and Recreation Building, 14300 Oak Park Boulevard, Oak Park 48237. Executive Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. General Membership Meeting 11:00 a.m.

April 13, 2019 — 14th District Monthly Meeting at the Oak Park Parks and Recreation Building, 14300 Oak Park Boulevard, Oak Park 48237. Executive Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. General Membership Meeting 11:00 a.m.

May 11, 2019 — 14th District Monthly Meeting at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers, Detroit 48221. Executive Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. General Membership Meeting 11:00 a.m.

June 8, 2019 — 14th District Monthly Meeting at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers, Detroit 48221. Executive Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. General Membership Meeting 11:00 a.m.

July 13, 2019 — 14th District Monthly Meeting at the Oak Park Parks and Recreation Building, 14300 Oak Park Boulevard, Oak Park 48237. Executive Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. General Membership Meeting 11:00 a.m.

August 2019 — Meeting Date and Location To Be Determined

August 30, 2019 — Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Red White and Blue Soiree, an end of summer celebration and fundraiser. Plum Hollow Country Club, Southfield.

September 14, 2019 — 14th District Monthly Meeting at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers, Detroit 48221. Executive Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. General Membership Meeting 11:00 a.m.

October 12, 2019 — 14th District Monthly Meeting at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers, Detroit 48221. Executive Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. General Membership Meeting 11:00 a.m.

October 20, 2019 — Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Birthday Celebration. Details forthcoming upon confirmation.

November 9, 2019 — 14th District Monthly Meeting at Shield’s Pizza, 25101 Telegraph Road, Southfield 48034. Executive Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. General Membership Meeting 11:00 a.m.

December 14, 2019 — 14th District and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Holiday Party. Location and time to be determined.

For more information, please feel free to reach Democratic District Chairman Rick Blocker at (248) 217-1637.

P.S. — If you have any Democratic events that you’d like highlighted on the 14th District Democrats’ website or future email updates, please email us at: info@14thDistrictDems.org

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