Sep 5, 2008
Join energized Democrats at the state convention Saturday
For those of us in Michigan who did not have the privilege of attending the historic Democratic National Convention in Denver last week, we can soak up some of that energizing and inspiring ambience by attending the Michigan Democratic Party Convention Saturday at the Lansing Center.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday Sept. 6. Shortly after that, the caucuses begin that includes caucuses from the Arab and Chaldean Caucus to the Veteran’s Caucus. I guarantee you will not find a more diverse group, as well as fun and energized, anywhere in Michigan.
All Democrats can attend, but only precinct delegates and MDP Party members who have been a MDP member for at least 30 days can vote for the party's state Supreme Court nominee and state education board member candidates later in the day.
You can join the party there for a mere $20, and there will be plenty of happy smiling faces there to welcome you.
The nominee for Michigan Supreme Court is critical important as we try to unseat insurance shill Cliff Taylor. Taylor leads the group of Republican activist judges known as the “Gang of Four." Since then, no insurance company has lost a case, and they have not lost a case in more than a decade. The gang of four has increased government immunity, stripped consumer rights and denied justice to the regular guy. If you re not an insurance company or a corporation, you will get no justice from Cliff. The leading candidate to unset Cliff are Judge Diane Marie Hathaway and Judge Deborah Thomas.
Candidates for other boards are, for State Board of Education, Board President Kathleen Straus, D-Bloomfield Township, the longest serving board member, and Vice President John Austin, D-Ann Arbor, will also run for another term.
The leading candidates for the University of Michigan board appear to be incumbent Larry Deitch and Denise Illich. Running for the MSU trustee spots are former state Representative and Senator Dianne Byrum, Mike Murphy and Brian Massalla. The candidates for the Wayne State Board of Governors are incumbent Paul Massaron, Jackie Washington and Gary Pollard.
You will also get to hear from some great speakers, and almost every Democratic state office holder and candidate for state office will be on hand. I will be there at the registration desk. Stop by and say hello: I will be the handsome guy - self-described - wearing a patriotic football tie.
The Lansing Center is located at 333 E. Michigan Avenue in downtown right on the beautiful Grand River.
See you there.