Monday, August 1, 2011

Meeting Updates - August and September

Hi everyone! Apologies for the absence of posts - it's been a busy summer!

A few updates/announcements: There will be NO August regular meeting.

Our next meeting:

Downriver Young Democrats September Meeting
Saturday, September 10th, 2011
Zodiac Racquetball Club
14795 Dix-Toledo, Southgate MI
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

On the agenda:
  • OFA's plans for 2012, and how we can fold in young voters
  • A chat with Ilona Varga, Wayne County Commissioner (D-Detroit, Lincoln Park)
  • Fundraising planning for next year (DNC in Charlotte, anyone?)
Hope to see you there!


Friday, March 25, 2011

2nd Annual Karaoke Fundraiser

This year's Downriver Young Democrats Karaoke fundraiser, on March 18th at Roosevelt Lanes in Allen Park, was great success. We had a great turnout for our event. Congressman John Dingell and Wayne State Board of Governor's Trustee Debbie Dingell stopped by for a surprise visit. State Representatives Andy Kandrevas, Paul Clemente, Former State Rep. Ed Clemente, and State Senators Hoon-Yung Hopgood, and Rebekah Warren were also in attendance. We raised $392!!
We had many great singers who competed in our Karaoke competition, but we could only have one winner. And the winner was.... Avi and Jack who performing Lady Gaga's song, " Bad Romance." Their winning performance is below. If you think you could beat these guys then be sure to come out to our fundraiser next year and get involved in our other great events, come to our next meeting on the second Saturday in April at the Zodiac at 14795 Dix Toledo Road in
Southgate!!

video

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Downriver Young Democrats go to Lansing

LANSING - The Downriver Young Democrats traveled to Lansing today to join in peaceful protests against Governor Rick Snyder's Budget, and a package of Emergency Financial Manager bills that would galvanize local governments and compromise worker rights.

The protest is the second such protest in two days. Attendance has been estimated to be around 3,000 to 4,000. The DYD traveled alongside UAW Region 1A union members. No DYD members were among the 11 arrested late Wednesday.

Below is video recapping the DYD's experience. Please feel free to share.


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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January 2011 Meeting and MLK Service Day

NOTE THE TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE!

January Meeting and MLK Service Day Project
Saturday, January 22nd

Meeting: 12:00 p.m. - 12:45ish
Mancino's Pizza & Grinders of Taylor
22765 Northline RoadTaylor, MI

Service Project: Gleaners Food Bank Warehouse in Taylor
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Quick Meeting and Lunch at Mancino's Pizza in Taylor. Then, we will go over to Gleaner's Food Bank Taylor Location (Also on Northline, between Telegraph and Beech Daly). We will be volunteering there for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They ask that we bring a small food donation, so please bring a canned good to give.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes! See you at Mancino's!

Monday, September 27, 2010

October General Meeting

Join the Downriver Young Democrats for our last meeting before the 2010 General Election!

DYD October General Meeting
Saturday, October 2nd
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Zodiac Racquetball Club
14975 Dix-Toledo Road, Southgate

On the agenda:
- Campaign Events and Volunteer Opportunities
- What you can do to help!

After the meeting, a few of us will be going door-to-door for Kathleen Law for State Senate. Free pizza as always. See you Saturday!


And, don't forget!
2010 Campaign Kick-Off Training
When: Wednesday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Office of Andrew Kandrevas
13400 Dix-Toledo Rd., Southgate

Dust off your walking shoes and clipboards - it's time to kick it into high gear for the 2010 campaign season! We will be brushing up on our campaign skills with a training the evening of Sept. 29. Don't be shy, all are welcome! We will have snacks and such for volunteers as well.

If you have any questions, or to rsvp, go online to our Facebook group, or email Melissa at melissabrown116@yahoo.com.

Monday, September 20, 2010

September Campaign Events!

The 2010 campaign is kicking into high gear - bring friends with you to these upcoming events!

Campaign Phone Bank
When: Thursday, September 23, 6:30 - 8:30
Where: Office of Andrew Kandrevas
13400 Dix-Toledo Rd., Southgate.

We'll meet at State Rep. Andrew Kandrevas' office in Southgate to make calls to Democrats and Independents to encourage them to vote on November 2nd.

DYD members will also reach out to young potential volunteers in the area and invite them to our campaign training on Wednesday, September 29!


2010 Campaign Kick-Off Training
When: Wednesday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Office of Andrew Kandrevas
13400 Dix-Toledo Rd., Southgate. (Location subject to change)

Dust off your walking shoes and clipboards - it's time to kick it into high gear for the 2010 campaign season! We will be brushing up on our campaign skills with a training the evening of Sept. 29. Don't be shy, all are welcome! We will have snacks and such for volunteers as well.

If you have any questions, or to rsvp, go online to our Facebook group, or email Melissa at melissabrown116@yahoo.com.

Friday, August 27, 2010

September General Meeting

Please join the Downriver Young Democrats for our...

September General Meeting
Saturday, Sept. 11th
12:30 p.m.
Zodiac Racquetball Club in Southgate.


As many people will be out of town for Labor Day, we are pushing our meeting back a week this month. As it is also Sept. 11th, we will be collecting donations for the National September 11th Memorial in New York City - but know that donations are not required to attend the meeting.

You can find out more about the National September 11th Memorial here: http://www.national911memorial.org/

We will have updates on campaigns and upcoming events with Organizing for America, and hopefully a Judicial Candidate for a guest (not confirmed). As always, pizza and good conversation to be had by all.

See you in September!

-Melissa