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At the monthly meeting on May 10, Chair Paul Purcell spoke briefly about appealing to Millennial issues like health care, higher education, the environment, and civil and religious rights.  He reminded us of the Commission on Aging annual picnic from 10 am to 1 pm on June 15 at Haithco Park.

Kitty Packard questioned what kind of sensible gun legislation will Dems be supporting and later mentioned the May 18 Riverfront Beautification Project. Judi Lincoln updated us on the upcoming candidate committee meeting and poker tournament.

Barb Lauria thanked all the spaghetti dinner volunteers, which led to a discussion of its merits.  Paul informed the group that the profit was about $500 continuing the decline over recent years. Given the amount of effort that goes into it, he wondered whether a more lucrative and/or less work alternative could be found for next year.  Treasurer Kyle Bostwick has declined to chair the event again.

State Representative Vanessa Guerra commented on recent Republican legislation to address school safety and security issues.  The word “gun” didn’t appear in any of it. She announced the Raise the Age public forum on June 4 at 6 pm in the East Side Soup Kitchen.  It’s an effort to change the age required of defendants to be charged as an adult to 18.

 

4th Congressional District candidate Jerry Hilliard introduced his campaign director Will Joseph, a recent political science graduate of MSU.  Good luck to Jerry and Will in their quest to unseat John Moolenaar. For much more information on Jerry read the Midland Daily News article on his candidacy at  https://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/Hilliard-seeks-to-rebuild-middle-class-with-4th-12803938.php

 or go to his Facebook page at 

https://www.facebook.com/jerry4our4th/

County Commissioner Cheryl Hadsell enumerated the list of local ballot proposals voters will face:  senior citizen centers, 911, animal shelter, and castle museum. Bob Leddy explained the virtue of the Camp Millie candidate training June 2.

Mid-Michigan Area Labor Council President Angie Miller received  the 2018 Kathleen Packard Award from the SCDP for Excellence in Community Service from SCDP Chair Paul Purcell.  She also informed us that informational picketing at the AT&T offices was occurring because the workers have no contract.

Three special guests addressed the gathering.  Hayley Stevenson, representing Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization 2018 campaign, laid out the need for all types of volunteers for the monthly projects this summer. In May home repairs in Buena Vista are scheduled, followed by the St. Stephen’s area of the city on June 8 & 15.  For more information, contact Alyssa at 989-753-5200 ext. 208 or email at alyssadeplonty@sshfh.org

MSU Board of Trustees candidate Dennis Denno spoke forcefully about his lifetime of work for the Democratic Party in the legislature and on campaigns.  He seeks to change the closed-door culture, make MSU safer, and restore faith in the university’s governance. He has strong union backing. Find him at www.DENNOforMSU.com

UM Board of Trustees candidate Paul Brown eloquently regaled his U.P. family history in Michigan before stating he is the only union member (AFL-CIO) running, is a teacher, and has extensive board experience.  His endorsements read like a who’s who of former Michigan Democratic politicians. To get the full list visit www.GoBlueVoteBrown.com

At the monthly meeting on May 10, Chair Paul Purcell spoke briefly about appealing to Millennial issues like health care, higher education, the environment, and civil and religious rights.  He reminded us of the Commission on Aging annual picnic from 10 am to 1 pm on June 15 at Haithco Park.

Kitty Packard questioned what kind of sensible gun legislation will Dems be supporting and later mentioned the May 18 Riverfront Beautification Project. Judi Lincoln updated us on the upcoming candidate committee meeting and poker tournament.

Barb Lauria thanked all the spaghetti dinner volunteers, which led to a discussion of its merits.  Paul informed the group that the profit was about $500 continuing the decline over recent years. Given the amount of effort that goes into it, he wondered whether a more lucrative and/or less work alternative could be found for next year.  Treasurer Kyle Bostwick has declined to chair the event again.

State Representative Vanessa Guerra commented on recent Republican legislation to address school safety and security issues.  The word “gun” didn’t appear in any of it. She announced the Raise the Age public forum on June 4 at 6 pm in the East Side Soup Kitchen.  It’s an effort to change the age required of defendants to be charged as an adult to 18.

 

4th Congressional District candidate Jerry Hilliard introduced his campaign director Will Joseph, a recent political science graduate of MSU.  Good luck to Jerry and Will in their quest to unseat John Moolenaar. For much more information on Jerry read the Midland Daily News article on his candidacy at  https://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/Hilliard-seeks-to-rebuild-middle-class-with-4th-12803938.php

 or go to his Facebook page at 

https://www.facebook.com/jerry4our4th/

County Commissioner Cheryl Hadsell enumerated the list of local ballot proposals voters will face:  senior citizen centers, 911, animal shelter, and castle museum. Bob Leddy explained the virtue of the Camp Millie candidate training June 2.

Mid-Michigan Area Labor Council President Angie Miller received  the 2018 Kathleen Packard Award from the SCDP for Excellence in Community Service from SCDP Chair Paul Purcell.  She also informed us that informational picketing at the AT&T offices was occurring because the workers have no contract.

Three special guests addressed the gathering.  Hayley Stevenson, representing Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization 2018 campaign, laid out the need for all types of volunteers for the monthly projects this summer. In May home repairs in Buena Vista are scheduled, followed by the St. Stephen’s area of the city on June 8 & 15.  For more information, contact Alyssa at 989-753-5200 ext. 208 or email at alyssadeplonty@sshfh.org

MSU Board of Trustees candidate Dennis Denno spoke forcefully about his lifetime of work for the Democratic Party in the legislature and on campaigns.  He seeks to change the closed-door culture, make MSU safer, and restore faith in the university’s governance. He has strong union backing. Find him at www.DENNOforMSU.com

UM Board of Trustees candidate Paul Brown eloquently regaled his U.P. family history in Michigan before stating he is the only union member (AFL-CIO) running, is a teacher, and has extensive board experience.  His endorsements read like a who’s who of former Michigan Democratic politicians. To get the full list visit www.GoBlueVoteBrown.com