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Picnic in the Park for GT Dems

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Grand Traverse Democrats were joined by friends at the Civic Center Park for their Annual Potluck Picnic in the Park. The speakers included the two Democratic candidates running to challenge Rep. Jack Bergman for the First District in 2018. Dwight Brady addressed the group on the theme of Big Ideas, i.e. clean energy initiatives, government supported two years of community college education, and single payer health care for all. Matt Morgan stressed relief for Working Families with education and training for our modern economy, full funding for public education, health care for all, and wage inequality. Present members of the Traverse City Commission, Tim Wer

Matt Morgan Speaks to TC Indivisibles

Democratic candidate Matt Morgan, who is running to challenge Jack Bergman, a.k.a. Absent Jack, for US Representative for Michigan’s First District, spoke to members of Indivisible Traverse City and interested citizens on Sunday at the Workshop Brewery. He opened by saying, “the Resistance matters!” Matt and his wife Angie, met while they were both serving in the US Marine Corp. He was there to witness the transition from the Bush to the Obama administration and knows what a coherent transition looks like. He remembers that Obama asked as he was leaving, for all of us to continue to believe, and to ask ourselves what we can do to continue to serve our country. He has taken this admonitio

Traverse City Holds Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville

On Sunday evening, August 13th, a Candlelight Vigil was held on the grounds of Traverse City’s Historic Court House. Organized by Betsy Coffia, the vigil was attended by upwards of 400 people or more, who in Betsy’s word,s “came not only to honor the memory of those killed but because we who are NOT targets of white supremacy, have a special responsibility in this moment to find ways to step up, to be the best possible allies in this fight against hate.” The vigil began by everyone lighting their candles and observing a minute of silence. Among the speakers who addressed the solemn crowd were Holly T. Bird, local attorney and Tribal Judge, Civil Ground Coordinator for the Water Protectors

Health Care Town Hall at TC Indivisibles – Part Two

Members of Indivisible Traverse City and concerned citizens met Sunday, August 20th, at the Workshop Brewery to hear Democratic Representative Christine Greig from Farmington, Michigan, and Charles Gaba, a national health care specialist, speak on the aspects and provisions of the Affordable Care Act. This portion of our report covers the information received from Charles Gaba on the specifics of the ACA compiled by Linda Pepper. SPEAKER: CHARLES GABA His complete slide show presentation can be found at www.ACASignups.net. There are both tutorials and YouTube videos to explain all the provisions of the ACA and what parts need to be fixed. Before 2009, about ½ of all Americans were covered b

Health Care Town Hall at TC Indivisibles – Part One

Members of Indivisible Traverse City and concerned citizens met Sunday, August 20th, at the Workshop Brewery to hear Democratic Representative Christine Greig from Farmington, Michigan, and Charles Gaba, a national health care specialist, speak on the aspects and provisions of the Affordable Care Act. This portion of our report will focus on the information given by Rep. Grieg. Part Two by Linda Pepper will focus on Charles Gaba's presentation. Rep. Greig said that increasingly states are having to move forward with legislation to protect the people of their states against the draconian safety net cuts being proposed by Republicans and the Trump administration. Democrats in Michigan have i

Kudos to GT Dems Outreach at the Fair

Volunteers for the Grand Traverse Democratic Party made sure we were well represented at the Northwest Michigan Fair held in Traverse City this year. The Democratic booth at the fair sparkled with bright banners, signs, and colorful swags staffed by smiling volunteers from Leelanau, Kalkaska and Grand Traverse Counties. A total of 26 volunteers manned our booth every day from August 6th through the 12th. We are extremely grateful for the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, and the long hours they put in getting the word out regarding our candidates and the mission we stand for. Over the course of seven days our volunteers gathered signatures from Fair goers on nominating petitions that we

TC Indivisibles Meet Dwight Brady

Dwight Brady is running against Jack Bergman to be the Congressional Representative of Michigan's 1st District. He lives in Schoolcraft County in the Upper Peninsula and is a professor at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. Dwight states that his mission is simply to "repeal and replace" Jack Bergman. He feels his best credential is that he was born and raised in the UP and knows firsthand the problems people of Michigan's 1st District face. Facing the millions of dollars that will be backing Bergman, he responds with "our passion will be a strong force against their money.” He will concentrate on the primary, and rely on reconnecting with people as volunteers. He believes that comp

Time for a Bipartisan Forward-Thinking Agenda

It is time for members of Congress, and Americans in general, to come to terms with the anti-science, anti-technology, anti-education agenda spewing from the Trump administration, and members of the extremist element of the Republican Party, that is threatening the formation of a forward thinking American agenda that will prepare us to face the educational, science and technology challenges of the future. In the area of public education, Trump’s proposed budget would cut $2.25 billion from a program that provides federal grants to states to train and recruit teachers and would trim another $43 million from a different program that offers professional development and training to current and p

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