Saturday will be the first step toward taking back the Michigan House, the U.S. House, defending the Democratic U.S. Senate, and re-electing President Barack Obama in 2012 when Michigan Democrats gather in Detroit’s Cobo Hall on Saturday for the Michigan Democratic Party Convention.
The theme of this year’s convention is, “The Comeback Starts Now,” and will focus on improving Michigan’s economy and creating jobs.
“This convention will lay out the Democratic goals for 2011-12, and the main goal is creating jobs,” said Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer said. “We need to be focusing on creating jobs, improving our economy, and making it easier for small businesses to succeed.”Various constituency caucuses will be held in the morning and district caucuses in the afternoon, and the main convention will at 3:30 p.m. where long-time Chair Brewer is seeking another two-year term. He is being challenged by what media reports are calling a “Detroit TV producer” named Ron Scott. I have never heard of him.
However, I think it's always a good thing for every office to have a challenge to give voters a choice, but I’m still supporting Brewer, despite the big losses last November. No one could have predicted the wave election, combined with the huge amounts of corporate and foreign cash pumped into GOP coffers.
Make sure to stop by the MDP Environment and Energy Caucus at 8 a.m. in room W2-68 and say hello. We have lined up some excellent speakers to talk about the attempted assault of the fragile environment by the Republicans in the Michigan Legislature, and the fight by Democratic lawmakers to fight the rollbacks of common sense protections.
A panel discussion will feature Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton, D- Huntington Woods, Rep. Jon Switalski, D-Warren, a member of the House Energy and Technology Committee, and Cyndi Roper, State Director of Michigan Clean Water Action. Other elected officials will also be speaking.
See you there.