Michigan Democratic Party 2015 Convention Coming Up Feb. 14; Deadline Jan. 15 to Join MDP In Order to Vote

The Michigan Democratic Party's 2015 Spring State Convention will be held at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, February 14. At this Convention, we will hear from many great Democratic leaders about how Democrats are fighting to create opportunity for everyone - not just those at the top.
We will elect a Chair and two Vice Chairs. Congressional District parties will caucus to elect their officers earlier in the day.
In order to vote at the State Convention a person (other than precinct delegates, partisan candidates and elected officials) must be a member of the Michigan Democratic Party at least thirty (30) days prior to the State Convention. Membership applications must have been submitted to the MDP by Thursday, January 15, 2015.
For the full convention agenda and information on overnight accommodations, visit the MDP's website:  http://www.michigandems.com/convention.
In preparation for that convention, Livingston County Democrats will hold their county convention on Saturday, Jan. 31. We will elect two people from our county to serve on MDP convention committees. To be eligible to vote at our convention, you must be a party member.
The official Call to the Convention follows.
Call to Convention
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
Registration 9:30 a.m.
Convention 10 a.m.
Livingston County Democratic Party Headquarters
10321 Grand River Road, Suite 600,
Brighton, MI 48116

Agenda

1. Call to order by County Vice Chair acting as temporary chair
2. Appointment of temporary secretary by temporary chair
3. Election of permanent Convention Chair and Secretary
4. Chair announces appointment of permanent County Convention Committees
            A. Credentials
            B. Rules
5. Report of Committee on Credentials
6. Report of Committee on Rules
7. Election of members to the State Convention Standing Committees:
a. Credentials Committee - one female delegate
b. Rules - one male alternate delegate
The credentials committee will meet during the convention at the call of the chair if necessary. Rules committee will meet 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Hart-Kennedy House, 606 Townsend, Lansing. A call-in option will be available.
8. Good and Welfare
            a. Sign up for Walk for Warmth, Feb. 21, - https://www.crowdrise.com/WalkforWarmthLivingston
            b. Pinckney St. Patrick's Day Parade, Mar. 14
            c. Winan's Dinner, Friday, May 15
            d. Other
9. Adjournment

The Livingston County Democratic Party Executive Committee will meet immediately following the convention.

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Livingston County Democrats Donate Nearly
2,200 Meals for Needy

Livingston County Democrats recently opened their pocketbooks and pantries to help their neighbors in need enjoy a more festive holiday.

Democrats who attended the organization’s annual holiday party on Dec. 7 donated cash, checks, and food to Gleaners Community Food Bank that will provide some 2,162 meals for those in need. Party members delivered the food and donations to the Gleaners distribution center in Brighton on Tuesday.

“Donating to Gleaners has been a holiday tradition for local Democrats for many years. The holidays are a hard time for people with limited incomes, and those of us who are lucky enough to have a little extra are glad to share with those in need,” said Judy Daubenmier, chair of the Livingston County Democratic Party.

The collection for Gleaners is part of the Democrats’ tradition of community involvement that includes participating in the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Adopt-a-Highway roadside clean-up program for more than 25 years, collecting items for patients at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor, and the sponsorship of a Wild Game Dinner with Optional Golf Scramble benefiting veterans’ organizations in the county.

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