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Gretchen with Dean Hill, candidate for 78th District State House Representative

2017-2018 Officers 


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

"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

Our "Color Us Blue" Resale Shop is open during the same hours as our Headquarters.  Sales help keep Headquarters open and help the community by providing affordable and needed items for sale.

We appreciate donations of clean, working items - small appliances, decorative items, furniture and other useful things.  Please no books, clothing or kid's toys.


We are also a collection point for Helping Hands Food Bank.  We appreciate any non-perishable not outdated food items.


                          ELECTION 2018

     Click the candidate's name to go their website
 
US Senator:   
Debbie Stabenow
 
Democratic Primary Candidates for US House of Representatives 6th District:
Paul Clements
Rich Eichholz
Matt Longjohn
David Benac
Eponine Garrod
George Franklin

 
Democratic Primary Candidates for Michigan Governor:
Shri Thanadar
Abdul El-Syed
Gretchen Whitmer


Michigan Secretary of State:

Jocelyn Benson


MDP Endorsed Candidate for MI Attorney General:

Dana Nessel


Michigan State Representative District 59 (All of St Joseph County and most of Cass County)

Dennis B. Smith

 

Michigan State Representative District 78 (Milton, Ontwa, Howard, Silver Creek Townships)
Dean E. Hill  (No website yet) 


Press Release-4-24-18
 
Gretchen Whitmer visits Cass County
 
Democratic candidate for governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, visited Cass County Democrats on Saturday at their headquarters in Cassopolis.  She was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd, eager to hear about her platform.  Gretchen is the most experienced of the front runners for governor, having served in the State House from 2000-2006, then the State Senate from 2006-2015.  In 2011, she was chosen Minority Leader.  She claims education and infrastructure among her top priorities and has detailed plans for both issues on her website www.gretchenwhitmer.com
 
"I was very impressed with Gretchen" said Democratic Party chair, Cathy LaPointe.  "She is professional, warm, and totally informed about issues we care about.  I want a governor who is ready on day one, and that person is Gretchen.  She knows the legislature inside and out and can work with both sides to get things done."
 
Candidates for governor will be on the primary election ballot on August 7.  The winners of that vote will face off in the general election on November 6

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               BAN ON GERRYMANDERING IN MICHIGAN

                     WILL BE ON THE BALLOT IN 2018!!
 
We're happy to announce that over 450,000 petition signatures were collected in record time, and the required number were certified by the State.  This insures that the voters will be able to vote to end partisan gerrymandering in Michigan in the November general election.  Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers that gave us this wonderful Christmas present!  Special thanks to our Cass County team led by Sue Monahan, Naomi Ludman, and Zane Lankford.  They and their dedicated team worked tirelessly to help make this happen.  Thank you from the citizens of Michigan!


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If you care about the next generation, Vote Democrat!!

                                   Meeting Times and Locations


Calvin - 2nd Tuesday 6:00 pm 18727 Mt Zion Street, Cassopolis
Howard - 3rd Tuesday 7:00 pm 1345 Barron Lake Rd., Niles
Jefferson - 2nd Thursday 6:30 pm 24725 Jefferson Center Street, Cassopolis
LaGrange - 3rd Tuesday 7:00 pm 58253 M-62, Cassopolis
Marcellus - 3rd Tuesday 6:00 pm 13163 Marcellus Highway, Marcellus
Mason - 2nd Tuesday 7:00 pm 17049 US12 Edwardaburg
Milton - 3rd Tuesday 7:00 pm 32097 Bertrand Street, Niles
Newburg - 2nd Monday 7:00 pm 13020 Born Street, Jones
Ontwa - 2nd Monday 7:00 pm US12, Edwardsburg
Penn - 2nd Monday 6:30 pm 60717 S. Main Street, Vandalia
Pokagon - 2nd Wednesday 7:30 pm 30683 Peavine Street, Dowagiac
Porter - 2nd Tuesday 7:00 pm 69373 Baldwin Prairie Rd., Union
Silver Creek - 2nd @Wednesday 7:00 pm 32764 Dixon Street, Dowagiac
Volina - 2nd Monday 7:30 pm Corner of Marcellus Hwy & Goodenough Rd., Marcellus
Wayne - 1st Monday 7:30 pm 53950 Glenwood Rd., Dowagiac
City of Dowagiac Council meetings - 2nd & 4th Mondays 7:00 pm 241 S. Front Street, Dowagiac

Sixth District Candidate Forum at Turtle Lodge

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Welcome to Cass County MI Democratic Party

Monthly Meetings 

CCDP Executive Committee
Regular Meeting



5:00 pm Third Tuesday

of the month
at our Headquarters

Commissioner

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


Over 80 people attended the 6th District Candidate Forum at Turtle Lodge in Cassopolis on Sunday, April 29 from 2-5pm.  All six candidates running in the August 7th primary election were there to answer questions about the issues, as well as personal questions that would likely be brought up in the general election in November, when challenging 32 -year incumbent, Republican Fred Upton.  CCDP thanks Darin Boyles for allowing us to stage the event in Turtle Lodge, a wonderful venue for this and many types of events. 
 
The entire forum was videotaped and can be watched on YouTube 

​​Keep up with votes by Senators Debbie Stabenow and  Gary Peters and Representative Fred Upton on:

                     congress.org 

All politics is local--we've heard that forever, and it's true.  A grass roots effort to change anything starts at our own back door.  Therefore, CCDP is encouraging everyone to attend their local township meetings, or if you're in Dowagiac, the council meetings.  Get informed and get involved.  Below is the list of meeting dates and times.  Introduce yourself to each other, and come to our CCDP meetings the third Tuesday of the month at 5 pm.   Hope to see you soon!  Cathy

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Keep up with votes by Michigan Senator John Proos and  Representatives Aaron Miller and Dave Pagel on:


                michiganvotes.org


which you must check periodically by name

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Eponine Garrod, Paul Clements,  David Benac, Matt Longjohn, Rich Eicholz, George Franklin

Ban Fracking in Michigan

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

Gretchen Whitmer, candidate for Michigan Governor, visits Cass County Democratic Headquarters Saturday, April 21st.

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