Cass County Democratic Party
Headquarters: 804 E. State St.
Cassopolis, MI 49031

Mailing Address: PO Box 154
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Phone: 269-445-1651
Email:  info@casscountydems.com

Monthly Meetings

CCDP Executive Committee
Regular Meeting


6:00 pm
Third Tuesday of the month

Please note that headquarters is closed for the winter, so we are meeting at the Cass District Library at 5pm.   
  
2014 - 2015 Officers

Chair -- Cathy LaPointe
Vice Chair -- Rudy Gourdine
2nd Vice Chair -- Felomina Patton
Secretary -- Marlene Deming
Treasurer -- Francois Duchesneau

    County Commissioners


Clark Cobb -- District 7
Click here for "Commissioners Corner"

Public Service Announcements

Winter Preparedness -- CLICK HERE for information and tips from David L. Smith of the Cass County Office of Emergency Management to get us through another harsh winter!
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Welcome to Cass County Democratic Party!

    CCDP Headlines  

Click here to see the 
YouTube video of the meeting about fracking.

As we ring in 2015, here is a list of things we can thank President Obama for.  In spite of total, unrelenting opposition from the Republican Party, he has managed to accomplish the following on a national scale:
 
  1. Economy growing at its fastest rate in a decade
  2.  Lowest gas prices in 5 years
  3.  Stock market at record highs, above 18,000
  4.  Personal income up 3% in 2014
  5.  Payrolls grew by 300,000 in November
  6.  10.9 million jobs created during the past 57
       months of straight growth

  7.  Manufacturing at strongest growth since the 90's
  8.  Deficit at pre-recession levels, cut by 2/3
  9.  Trade deficit falling; exports increasing
10.  Consumer spending up, consumer confidence
       highest in 8 years

11.  10 million people enrolled in Obamacare, beating
       targets

12.  Health care costs falling

As a result of the above, a majority of Americans view the economy as 'on the right track.'  Thank you Mr. President!
 



From the Chair



 Hello,
 
We're in process of recovering from a grueling election season that left all of us stunned and saddened--and frankly amazed that voters show such little regard for issues.  We lost so many wonderful candidates that could have made a real difference in the way Michigan is headed, and in our future.    The only bright spots are US Senator Gary Peters and Michigan Supreme Court Judge Richard Bernstein; we're very proud of them and their hard won victories.
 
Losing the rest of our exceptional slate is difficult to bear.   Especially hard for Cass County is losing Mike Moroz, potentially our first State Rep since 1964. 
 
Michigan will continue down the path of privatization and corporatization.  We will see unions continue to be weakened, women's rights continue to be eroded, middle and working class and seniors taxed, while the wealthy and corporations get tax breaks.  And public education will continue to be decimated.
 
Look for the Koch Brothers to continue their assault on our democracy by using the State Houses throughout this country.  Look for our local Tea Party representatives to join ALEC, the Koch Brothers' legislative arm that writes the bills and sets the agenda for Michigan.  They will vote party lines because they will be given no choice.  They will not speak for us because they can't--they are hamstrung now as they have been for recent history. 
 
All we can do is watch carefully, find the truth, and let people know what's actually happening in Lansing.  We must be unrelenting in publicizing votes and what they mean.  We must write letters, sign petitions, and march when needed.  It's not the time to stand down -- our very democracy is at stake. 
 
As for losing the US Senate, it is devastating.  President Obama is all that stands between us and the radical agenda of the Tea Party.  Again, we must be vigilant and give him all the help we can to insure he can fight for us with the tools he has as chief executive. 
 
I wish there was better news, some bright spot.  I'm afraid there's not;  except perhaps the Republican Party will be exposed for what they have become-- a tool of big money and special interests.  We need to continually point out that the emperor has no clothes, it's up to every one of us to do our part to insure that 2016 finds a more informed electorate.  
 
I hope you become involved with Cass County Democratic Party-- get on our email list, attend meetings, step up as a Democrat.  And if you're not sure you're a Democrat, take the www.ISideWith.com quiz that will tell you what political party or parties you affiliate with based on issues. You may be surprised : )  Cathy

"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.  There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things.  Among them are...Texas oil millionaires and an occasional politician or business man from other areas.  Their number is negligible and they are stupid." 


--President Dwight D. Eisenhower, November 8, 1954

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