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
Keep up with votes by Michigan Senator John Proos and Representatives Aaron Miller and Dave Pagel on:
which you must check periodically by name
CCDP Executive Committee
5:00 pm Third Tuesday
of the month
at our Headquarters
Keep up with votes by Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters and Representative Fred Upton on:
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 We appreciate any non-perishable not outdated food items.
Find Out Where You Stand Politically!
Take the quiz on ISideWith.com and find out what percentage your views agree with Democratic, Republican, Socialist, Green and Libertarian Parties.
You may be surprised!
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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
Open House! Tuesday, October 16 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Meet the Candidates!
Free Chili, Cider and Donuts!
See You There!
Click the candidate's name to go their website
MI Supreme Court Justices:
Megan Cavanaugh (S&M)
MI State Senate 21st District
MI State Representative District 59
(All of St Joseph County and most of Cass County)
MI State Representative District 78
(Milton, Ontwa, Howard Silver Creek Twps in Cass Co, all of Berrien Co)
Cass County Commissioner District 7
(Dowagiac and Pokagon Twp.)
E. Clark Cobb (no website)
VOTE YES ON PROP 2!
--Create an independent commission to stop partisan redistricting
(known as 'gerrymandering') and make voting districts fair and representative of the people
--CCDP is neutral on Props 1 and 3
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."
From the Chair --
VOTE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th -- 7 am to 8 pm
MI Supreme Court Justices --
Samuel Bagenstos and Megan Cavanagh (S&M)
Absentee Vote NOW at your clerk's office!
You can vote early! Click here for absentee voting information.
Last Day to Register to Vote - October 9th
Register to vote at the Cass District Library M62 Cassopolis,
Complete and return it to the Cass County Clerk
(120 S Broadway, Cassopolis 49031)
Dowagiac Campaign Office Open! - Mon through Friday 12 - 6 pm
104 E. Division (Across from Shell Station)
Join/Donate to CCDP!
Support the Democratic Party in Cass County, and help keep our headquarters open year round
* Click here for a CCDP Membership Form
* Click Act Blue to donate on line using a credit card
Gretchen Whitmer, candidate for Michigan Governor, visits Cass County Democratic Headquarters Saturday, April 21st.
"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
You will find links to websites and stories of interest on the local, state and national level.
If you're a political junkie, this is the page for you!
Clark Cobb -- District 7
Click here for "Commissioners Corner"
Cass County Michigan Democratic Party
Hold Them Accountable!
Cass County Democratic Party
Headquarters: 804 E. State St.
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Mailing Address: PO Box 154
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Gretchen with Dean Hill, candidate for 78th District State House Representative
Chair -- Cathy LaPointe
Vice Chair -- Rudy Gourdine
2nd Vice Chair -- Felomina Patton
Secretary -- Marlene Deming
Treasurer -- Francois Duchesneau