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Team MDP · [email protected]
May 24, 2022 at 3:09 PM

DeVos endorsement for Governor

Michigan Democratic Party DeVos family endorses Dixon for Governor   BREAKING: DeVos family endorses Dixon for Governor. Rush a contribution to support Democrats like Governor Gretchen Whitmer to defeat Republicans like Dixon in November >>>   Team: The failed former Sec…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
May 19, 2022 at 2:15 PM

You wouldn’t put an arsonist in charge of a fire department

Michigan Democratic Party we all need to come together now to defeat extremists like Republican Kristina Karamo     Team — we all need to come together now to defeat extremists like Republican Kristina Karamo. The MIGOP picked Trump-endorsed Kristina Karamo to be their candidate…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
May 12, 2022 at 6:31 PM

Claim Your MDP Legacy Dinner Tickets - Special Guest Senator Amy Klobuchar!

Michigan Democratic Party Get your ticket today -- Team: I am thrilled to that the special guest at this year’s annual Legacy Dinner is U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar! Senator Klobuchar is a true fighter for our democracy and has stood up time and time again to protect our election…
Team MDP · [email protected]
May 4, 2022 at 8:46 PM

Announcing T3 Training!

Join MDP and the DNC for the Train the Trainer Webinar Program  The Michigan Democratic Party and the DNC Best Practices Institute are about to launch our 2022 Train the Trainer (T3) Webinar Training Program!  WHAT IS T3?T3 is a free six-week program, twelve-part webinar course, covering several as…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
May 4, 2022 at 12:28 PM

One seat closer to defeating GOP majority

Michigan Democratic Party when we come together, we win together, and yesterday, we proved to the entire state that we’re fighting back --   The past two days have felt dark, Team. I am worried about abortion rights and what the leaked opinion means for contraception, marriage …
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
May 3, 2022 at 2:01 PM

Abortion will be illegal in Michigan

Michigan Democratic Party If this draft majority opinion is issued, abortion will be illegal in Michigan with no exceptions --   Last night, Politico reported a draft majority opinion signaling that the U.S. Supreme Court is ready to overturn Roe v Wade.  If this draft majority …
Team MDP · [email protected]
May 2, 2022 at 8:16 PM

MDP Insider - May

Monthly Newsletter   Greetings Michigan Dems! I want to start by first thanking all of you that participated in our recent endorsement convention. The team at MDP worked hard to ensure that everyone, in every corner of the state could participate either in person or virtually. Thank you for your pa…
Team MDP · [email protected]
April 29, 2022 at 1:32 PM

November’s to-do list

Michigan Democratic Party We hope this is the shortest email you read today –   Team: We hope this is the shortest email you read today. Team MDP has a critical end-of-month fundraising deadline tomorrow, but we’re 88 contributions away from reaching our goal. This November, we…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
April 28, 2022 at 12:15 PM

I am worried, Team

Michigan Democratic Party Election Denying, Conspiracy-theorists Endorsed by MIGOP   I am worried, Team.  I am worried because come November, two Republicans are at the top of the ticket that if elected, will destroy our state and our elections. On Saturday, the Michigan Republi…
Team MDP · [email protected]
April 26, 2022 at 5:55 PM

Election deniers are on the ballot

Michigan Democratic Party The two Trump-backed and election-denying candidates progressed through the party’s nomination process --   Team: Over the weekend, the Michigan Republican Party held its nominating convention and it was nothing short of a disaster.  The two Trump-backe…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
April 19, 2022 at 2:44 PM

The latest on Michigan’s economy

Michigan Democratic Party it’s good news --   Team -- Michigan’s latest economic numbers were released and it’s good news. Thanks to the strong leadership of Governor Whitmer, Michigan has added jobs for 11 straight months in a row. Unemployment is at a pandemic-low and we’re gr…
Team MDP · [email protected]
April 15, 2022 at 2:16 PM

Trump’s Ten in Michigan

Michigan Democratic Party his PAC is pouring millions into these races --   Team -- If you’re reading this, you already know how critical the November midterm election is.  Not only do Democrats need to hold the U.S. House, but we need to reelect Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Secre…
Team MDP · [email protected]
April 12, 2022 at 7:21 PM

GOP’s dark plans for Michigan

Michigan Democratic Party GOP joins with militant far right in campaign against democracy --   Team -- The GOP has dark plans for Michigan and we are on the frontlines to stop their efforts to overthrow our democracy. Recently, far-right militants have united with major GOP don…
Team MDP · [email protected]
April 8, 2022 at 2:21 PM

ICYMI: Gov's historic action

Michigan Democratic Party Governor Whitmer filed a lawsuit to protect abortion in Michigan --   ICYMI: Governor Whitmer filed a historic lawsuit to protect abortion rights in Michigan! Team — Yesterday, Governor Whitmer took strong action and filed a lawsuit in order to bring a 1…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
April 7, 2022 at 6:40 PM

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

Michigan Democratic Party the first Black woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court -- Team -- Moments ago, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as the first Black woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court.  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is one of the brighte…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
April 7, 2022 at 2:11 PM

Gov. Whitmer's historic action to protect abortion

Michigan Democratic Party Moments ago, Governor Whitmer filed a lawsuit to protect abortion in Michigan --   Team -- Moments ago, Governor Whitmer filed a lawsuit to protect abortion in Michigan.  The Governor's proactive action today urges the Michigan Supreme Court to address …
Team MDP · [email protected]
April 4, 2022 at 5:14 PM

Trump's Michigan visit (and what it means for us)

Michigan Democratic Party Trump was in Michigan over the weekend for his first stop in our state since 2020 --   Team -- Defeated Donald Trump was in Michigan over the weekend to support several Republicans who will be on the ballot later this year. This was his first stop in ou…
Team MDP · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 1:48 PM

Trump in MI Saturday

Michigan Democratic Party We need to show how strong Democrats are before he steps foot in Michigan --   The defeated Donald Trump is coming to Michigan on Saturday to host a hate-filled “MAGA” rally. We need to show how strong Democrats are before he steps foot in Michigan. Pro…
Team MDP · [email protected]
March 30, 2022 at 1:26 PM

Where we’re at right now

Michigan Democratic Party We cannot fall short --   Team: Team MDP has our first FEC end-of-quarter fundraising deadline of the year and we wanted to let you know where we’re at towards our goal. We set a goal to raise $18,300 before the Federal Election Commission’s deadline.  …
Team MDP · [email protected]
March 29, 2022 at 1:45 PM

First ➡️ Then ➡️ Now

Michigan Democratic Party we need to fight back, and we need to start right now --   Michigan is a critical battleground state — especially when it comes to midterm elections. FIRST, Michigan voters turned out in 2018 to elect Democrats up and down the ticket: Senator Debbie St…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
March 24, 2022 at 10:49 PM

Dark money in Michigan

Michigan Democratic Party republicans are flooding MI with dark money --   Hello, Michigan is a critical battleground state this year and our plan to hold the U.S. House runs directly through Michigan. Why? Michigan has some of the most competitive House races in the country. Re…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
March 24, 2022 at 2:24 PM

Dark money in Michigan

Michigan Democratic Party republicans are flooding MI with dark money --   Hello, Michigan is a critical battleground state this year and our plan to hold the U.S. House runs directly through Michigan. Why? Michigan has some of the most competitive House races in the country. Re…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
March 22, 2022 at 3:09 PM

The true face of the Republican Party

Michigan Democratic Party We must come together now to stop Republicans like Regan from holding office, Team --   Hello,  While this election year isn’t a presidential election, it is still incredibly important that we turn out Democrats to the polls. There is too much on the li…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
March 17, 2022 at 1:55 PM

They’re attacking our right to vote (again)

Michigan Democratic Party House Republicans voted to ban online absentee applications --     Hello, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Michigan is one of the most critical battleground states in 2022 and beyond.  That’s why Republicans are working nonstop to make it ha…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
March 15, 2022 at 2:16 PM

Trump is bankrolling insurrectionists

Michigan Democratic Party the defeated former president is the top campaign donor to many Michigan Republicans --   Hello, Michigan Republicans are getting more extreme by the day. It’s no surprise though when you consider the defeated former president is the top campaign donor …
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
March 2, 2022 at 1:53 PM

He understands

Michigan Democratic Party Biden’s State of the Union --   Hello, Last night, President Biden spoke to America in his State of the Union address.  One thing was very clear to me during his address: President Biden understands the anxiety, fear, and struggles that the American p…
Team MDP · [email protected]
February 28, 2022 at 2:32 PM

We’re counting on Michigan Democrats

Michigan Democratic Party We can’t let this short month mean that we fall short of our goals --   February is the shortest month of the year which means Team MDP has less time to raise the resources we need to build a strong movement ahead of the November midterm elections.  We …
Team MDP · [email protected]
February 25, 2022 at 12:30 AM

Decline to Sign

Michigan Democratic Party Secure MI Vote Petition Folks, We hope you saw this story, and shared it with others. This is what the petition looks like:  This is what it actually does: Mandatory submission of sensitive social security numbers to register to vote Make it illegal f…
Team MDP · [email protected]
February 22, 2022 at 2:13 PM

GOP’s attack on birth control

Michigan Democratic Party A Handmaid’s Tale preview --   This isn’t a plot summary of an episode of a dystopian movie, Team. This is real. All three of the Republicans running for Michigan Attorney General want to see a long-standing Supreme Court decision that protects the righ…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
February 21, 2022 at 3:01 PM

I need to share this with you

Michigan Democratic Party While I want to focus on all the positive change and progress Michigan Democrats will bring --   Hello, There is so much at stake for Michigan this year. While I want to focus on all the positive change and progress Michigan Democrats will bring, I need…
Team MDP · [email protected]
February 16, 2022 at 10:11 PM

Breaking GOP corruption

Michigan Democratic Party (raids, subpoenas, oh my!)   Earlier this week, Michigan State Police searched the home of former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield’s top staffers. Why? Right now, there is an ongoing investigation after Chatfield’s 26-year-old sister-in-law came forwa…
Team MDP · [email protected]
February 15, 2022 at 7:54 PM

Far-right is focusing on MI

Michigan Democratic Party Far-right Republican extremists are ramping up their efforts to win in 2022 and they are laser-focused on Michigan — one of the most critical battleground states in the country --   Hello, Far-right Republican extremists are ramping up their efforts to …
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
February 8, 2022 at 7:01 PM

Detroit News Op Ed

Keep pursuing progress     Detroit News Opinion Editorial Lavora Barnes, Chair Michigan Democratic Party 02.08.2022 I’m Black and I’m proud!    That’s what I’ll be shou…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
February 7, 2022 at 5:34 PM

It's hard to see headlines like this

Michigan Democratic Party Last week, the Republican National Committee called the House January 6 select committee, which is investigating the insurrection, a "persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse." --   Hello, It has been just over 13 months…
Team MDP · [email protected]
February 2, 2022 at 4:35 PM

Two tweets

Michigan Democratic Party Two tweets to explain how critical it is for Michigan Democrats to come together to help Governor Whitmer win --   Hello, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is up for reelection this year. Here are two tweets to explain how critical it is for Michigan Democrats t…
Team MDP · [email protected]
January 31, 2022 at 11:15 PM

$938 to go

Michigan Democratic Party Team MDP is just $938 away from hitting our first critical fundraising goal of the year --   Hello,  We’ll keep this brief: Team MDP is just $938 away from hitting our first critical fundraising goal of the year.  Last updated at 6:03 p.m. Here’s what’…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
January 31, 2022 at 2:11 PM

Today’s deadline

Michigan Democratic Party Today is our first fundraising deadline of 2022 --   Hello,  Today is our first fundraising deadline of 2022. I know what you might be thinking, “Why should I give now?”  True, the election is months away — but the 2022 Midterm Election is one of the mo…
Team MDP · [email protected]
January 28, 2022 at 3:34 PM

Crucial question for Michigan Democrats

Michigan Democratic Party we want to tell you first what hitting this goal means --   Hello,  Team MDP has an important end-of-month fundraising goal and deadline coming up, but before we ask you a crucial question, we want to tell you what hitting this goal means. If we hit our…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
January 27, 2022 at 3:20 PM

She’s fixing the d*mn roads

Michigan Democratic Party Governor Whitmer gave her State of the State address and made it clear that Democrats are delivering for Michigan --   Hello,  Last night, Governor Whitmer gave her State of the State address and made it clear that Democrats are delivering for Michigan…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
January 25, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Breaking news on GOP’s attempt to overturn 2020 election

Michigan Democratic Party Last week, news broke that ex-president Donald Trump’s team attempted to seat fake electors in seven swing states (including Michigan --   From the Detroit Free Press: ​​Michigan GOP co-chair says Trump campaign directed fake electors, per CNN audio[1] …
Team MDP · [email protected]
January 24, 2022 at 2:34 PM

following up re: our survey

Michigan Democratic Party The deadline to complete the survey is Tuesday, January 25th at 4:00 PM ET -- Hi Friend, We're following up today to make sure you saw our message from last week. Team MDP wants to hear from top supporters as we prepare for this important election cycle …
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
January 22, 2022 at 3:08 PM

49 years.

Michigan Democratic Party 49 years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in Roe v Wade that legalized abortion for all Americans --     Hello, 49 years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in Roe v Wade that legalized abortion for…
Team MDP · [email protected]
January 20, 2022 at 5:37 PM

Survey for Michigan Democrats ➡️

Michigan Democratic Party We want to hear from top MDP supporters as we prepare for the work ahead --     MDP ISSUES SURVEY MEMBER: Michigan Democrat, [email protected] STATUS: NOT STARTED Estimated time to complete: 5 m…
Team MDP · [email protected]
January 19, 2022 at 2:35 PM

[PETITION] Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

Michigan Democratic Party Will you stand with Team MDP today by adding your name in support of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act?   Hello, The Senate is currently debating the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, a combination of the original Freedom to Vote and John Lewis V…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
January 17, 2022 at 2:56 PM

“I still have a dream”

Michigan Democratic Party Dr. King’s words and actions have inspired millions of activists for decades. One speech that is inspiring Team MDP today is this –   Hello, Today, the world remembers the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Dr. King’s words and actions have i…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
January 5, 2022 at 1:46 PM

Turn Michigan Blue in ‘22!

Michigan Democratic Party 2022 is our opportunity to turn Michigan blue, and together, I know we can make it happen.   Happy New Year, Team! This new year means new maps for Michigan voters.  2022 is our opportunity to turn Michigan blue, and together, I know we can make it happe…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 2:23 PM

Keep Michigan blue in 2022

Michigan Democratic Party We need to work harder than we ever have before to make sure a repeat of 2010 does not happen --   Hello, Wow, today is the last day of 2021.  Team MDP has a critical FEC end-of-year fundraising deadline at 11:59 PM and I hope you will stand with us by …
Team MDP · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 4:28 PM

Tomorrow’s deadline

Michigan Democratic Party We’ll be honest — right now, our December fundraising numbers are not where they need to be in order to kick off 2022 strong --     2022 is just a few hours away, Team.  Michigan Republicans are putting in the work right now to take away Governor Whitm…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
December 27, 2021 at 8:04 PM

Making history tomorrow.

Michigan Democratic Party Tomorrow, Michigan’s first Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is expected to vote on 3 sets of election district maps --   Tomorrow is a big day for Michigan, Team. Let me explain. Tomorrow, Michigan’s first Independent Citizens Redistricting…
Lavora Barnes · [email protected]
December 21, 2021 at 3:23 PM

Running out of time

Michigan Democratic Party Michigan is a battleground state and Republicans are working overtime to target Michigan Democrats -- Hello, I can’t emphasize this enough: Michigan is a battleground state and Republicans are working overtime to target Michigan Democrats.  Special inte…