Michigan Democratic Party Spring State Convention

Let's transform the Michigan Democratic Party!

Michigan to Believe In plans polite (though assertive) participation in this event. Let's keep to the high ground.

SCHEDULE
7:30am.......................Registration begins. Lines can be long! 

7:30am - 9:00am........Michigan to Believe In Reception. Room 260 (Portside).

                                    *Meet other Progressives, get MTBI's endorsed candidate list 

                                    * Get a Keith for DNC sticker!

                                    *8:15: (Brief) presentation, "MTBI: Next Steps for Progressives"

9:00am - 10:30am.....First set of Caucus meetings (to elect new leadership).

                           MTBI has recommended candidate slates for the Progressive Caucus (Room 260 &

                                   the Environmental Caucus (Room 142B). 

10:30am - 12:00pm...Second Set of Caucus meetings (to elect new leadership).

                                  You may wish to attend the Justice Caucus (focus is social and economic justice).

12:30pm - 2:00pm.....Congressional District Meetings (to elect new leadership AND

                                   new State Central Committee Members). MTBI will have endorsed candidates 

                                   (the "Progressive Unity" slate).

2:30pm - 5:00pm.......Official Convention Meeting (to elect new State Party leadership)

5:00 on...................... Anchor Bar: karaoke!

                                   TBD, a quieter event

CONVENTION FAQS

Does MTBI have Endorsed Candidates?

Yes! We'll be handing out the "Progressive Unity" slates at the Convention. Our Environmental Caucus slate is available at our faceboook page, and our Progressive Caucus slate will be available on 2/10. We have also endorsed Amy Benchich for Disability Chair.

When should I get to the Convention/What should I do to get started?

We strongly suggest you arrive early. In the morning, we'll have an MTBI Reception from 7:30am to 9:00am, before the Convention officially begins--get your questions answered, get lists of endorsed candidates, and more. Stick around the same room to vote in the Progressive Caucus, beginning at 9:00am.

   EARLY BIRD PLAN. (Arrive by 7:30). Registration begins at 7:30am. We urge you to arrive earlier if you can.

  • Register and then come to MTBI's pre-Convention Reception in Room 260 (Portside), where you can:
    • Attend MTBI's pre-Convention Reception. Volunteers will be available to answer your questions.
    • At 8:15 there will be a brief Presentation--Michigan to Believe In: Next Steps!
    • Pick up a "Keith for DNC sticker"
    • Meet some of the candidates on the Unity Progressive Slate
  • THEN Attend a Caucus meeting. The first set of Caucus meetings begin at 9:00AM. MTBI will have endorsed candidates lists in both the Progressive Caucus (Room 260/Portside) and the Environmental Caucus (Room 142B).

    LATER ARRIVAL PLAN. (Arrive by 8:15am). 

  • Register.
  • Head quickly to the MTBI Reception in Room 260, which is also where the Progressive Caucus begins at 9:00AM (it's a long walk). 

Am I eligible to vote?

If you became a member of the MDP by January 12th, yes you can vote. Please bring your MDP card. If you haven't received one, be sure to bring your ID. Not sure if you're a member? Contact the MDP. www.michigandems.com

Where is the Official Schedule?

http://www.michigandems.com/sites/default/files/2017%20Convention%20Schedule%20%28Full%20Day%29.pdf

Will MTBI be sending out more information?

Check out MTBI's "Newbies Guide to the Convention" for much more information! And stay tuned to our facebook event page. 

 

WHEN
February 11, 2017 at 9am - 5pm
WHERE
COBO Center. 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
531 RSVPS
Kevin Hayden Nissren Sayed Aletha Oberdier Chris Moritz Joseph Alexander Fournier John Lawrence Ali Cabadas Nancy Davis Ethan T. Terrell Mike Shmebowski Cory Kohn Greg Van Tongeren Susan Sunshine Emily Dolson T Lou Ease Rebecca Lehnert Armstrong Kevin Stoner Al Benchich Maureen Moore Bunch Abby Dart Lauralee Perrine Shelby Christensen Margie Portice Chris Sinclair Anthony Borden Vincent M. Martin Becky Haughey Buchanan Stella Megan Mills Tony Colon Alex Bogue Roslyn Ogburn Gavin Partridge Veneta Toma Vancic Melissa Tapp Colton Michael Dale Kev Churrasco Brian Siwka Kristin Kniffen Streng Brian Middleton Abby Clark Brandon Hynes Santiago Daniel Iglesias Dortheá E. Thomas Bill LaVoy Scott Van de Vyver Ap Mosh Sunshine Shaw

Who's RSVPing

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Chris Moritz
Joseph Alexander Fournier
John Lawrence
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Nancy Davis
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Mike Shmebowski
Cory Kohn
Greg Van Tongeren
Susan Sunshine
Emily Dolson
T Lou Ease
Rebecca Lehnert Armstrong
Kevin Stoner
Al Benchich
Maureen Moore Bunch
Abby Dart
Lauralee Perrine
Shelby Christensen
Margie Portice
Chris Sinclair
Anthony Borden
Vincent M. Martin
Becky Haughey
Buchanan Stella
Megan Mills
Tony Colon

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