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Sarah Schulz 2020 Campaign Kickoff 6:00 pm
Sarah Schulz 2020 Campaign Kickoff @ Midland Mall
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sarah Schulz 2020 Campaign Kickoff @ Midland Mall | Midland | Michigan | United States
Stand with Sarah 2020 Kickoff! We built something special in 2018 and we never stopped. Join us as we kickoff the 2020 campaign for Michigan's 98th House seat with a big community gathering of friends.[...]
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Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy (MCP3) Monthly Meeting 6:30 pm
Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy (MCP3) Monthly Meeting @ Grand Traverse Pie Company - Peninsula Room
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy (MCP3) Monthly Meeting @ Grand Traverse Pie Company - Peninsula Room | Midland | Michigan | United States
The team of Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy will meet in the Peninsula Room at the Grand Traverse Pie Company from 10 to noon the third Saturday of the remaining months in 2019.  Due[...]
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Midland Progressives Monthly Meeting 6:30 pm
Midland Progressives Monthly Meeting @ Midland County Bldg.- Commissioners Room
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Our guest speaker will be Bob Haiducek. This will be a question and answer session on Universal Health Care and Medicare for All. Bring your family, friends, coworkers or anyone else who has questions about[...]
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Midland County Democratic Party (MCDP) Monthly Meeting 7:00 pm
Midland County Democratic Party (MCDP) Monthly Meeting @ Midland County Administration Building
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Midland County Democratic Party (MCDP) Monthly Meeting @ Midland County Administration Building | Midland | Michigan | United States
The Midland County Democratic Party (MCDP) is a grassroots community organization of committed citizens dedicated to supporting Democratic Party efforts within Midland County, the State of Michigan, and the United States of America.  Our primary[...]
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Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy (MCP3) Monthly Meeting 10:00 am
Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy (MCP3) Monthly Meeting @ Grand Traverse Pie Company - Peninsula Room
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy (MCP3) Monthly Meeting @ Grand Traverse Pie Company - Peninsula Room | Midland | Michigan | United States
The team of Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy will meet in the Peninsula Room at the Grand Traverse Pie Company from 10 to noon the third Saturday of the remaining months in 2019.  Due[...]
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Monthly MCDP Book Club Meeting 7:00 pm
Monthly MCDP Book Club Meeting @ Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly MCDP Book Club Meeting @ Grace A. Dow Memorial Library | Midland | Michigan | United States
The Midland Dems Book Discussion Group usually meets on the fourth Thursday of the month between 7:00-8:30 pm for polite, informal discussion of political topics and books. Beginning in April, 2019, the group will be moving their friendly[...]
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Midland County Democratic Party (MCDP) Monthly Meeting @ Midland County Administration Building
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Midland County Democratic Party (MCDP) is a grassroots community organization of committed citizens dedicated to supporting Democratic Party efforts within Midland County, the State of Michigan, and the United States of America.  Our primary mission is to support qualified local candidates.

New members and community supporters are always welcome!

Our monthly meetings take place on the third Wednesday at 7:00 pm, in the Commissioner Room located on the first floor of the Midland County Administration Building, 220 W Ellsworth St, Midland, MI 48640.

We do not meet in August or in December.

These meetings are FREE and open to the general public.  Bring your questions, comments, new ideas and a friend or two!

In September, our special guest will be Kody Vitale, our regional organizer from the Michigan Democratic Party.

Kody is dedicated to helping us turn Michigan BLUE in 2020.

Discussion starts at 6:30 PM. The monthly meeting starts at 7 PM in the Commissioner Room at the Midland County Bldg, 220 Ellsworth, Midland MI 48640.

To receive a copy of the agenda for an upcoming meeting or learn find  information about other upcoming community events, sign up for our newsletter.

Sep
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Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy (MCP3) Monthly Meeting @ Grand Traverse Pie Company - Peninsula Room
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The team of Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy will meet in the Peninsula Room at the Grand Traverse Pie Company from 10 to noon the third Saturday of the remaining months in 2019.  Due to the holidays, we will meet on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

Visitors are always welcome. Contact Norbert Bufka at 989-835-2832 with questions or community discussion suggestions.

The Michigan Center for Progressive Public policy was established in 2017 to conduct policy research on matters affecting the people of the State of Michigan.

Our goal is to discuss and propose approaches to public policy issues consistent with the traditional American values of public education, equality under the law, and cooperation between government and free enterprise.

That includes labor for sustainable economic growth and development, promoting public health, and responsible stewardship of public commons and the environment.

We believe cooperation among the various segments of society builds a stronger society and economy than the current philosophy of the bottom line in a free market which has never existed.

MCP3 is a local nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy
P. O. Box 2382
Midland, MI 48641
mictrp3@gmail.com
https://www.mcp3.net

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Monthly MCDP Book Club Meeting @ Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Midland Dems Book Discussion Group usually meets on the fourth Thursday of the month between 7:00-8:30 pm for polite, informal discussion of political topics and books.

Beginning in April, 2019, the group will be moving their friendly monthly community get-together back to the Grace A Dow Library in Conference Rm A on the lower level.

This month we’ll discuss why President Trump is so insistent on keeping the citizenship question on the 2020 census,

You can find out some of his motives by listening to “Gerrymandering, The 2020 Census & Voter Suppression“, the Fresh Air interview with Ari Berman from July 9, 2019.

Or, read Ari Berman’s book “Give Us the Ballot”. Let’s put our minds together and find out more about this topic!!

Remember, you don’t need to have read the material to join the discussion.

Bring your thoughts, ideas and an interested friend or two!

 

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MCDP – Day of Voter Education Action @ Action HQ
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Since Proposal 18-3 passed by an overwhelming majority in the 2018 midterm election, Michigan voters can now experience straight-ticket voting, automatic voter registration, same-day voter registration, and no excuse absentee voting. 

This is what democracy is supposed to look like! 

On Saturday, Oct 5th, concerned citizens and volunteers from the Midland County Democratic Party will meet Michigan Democratic Party organizer, Kody Vitale for some fun and informative voter education training.  

Agenda: Meet at 900 Crescent Drive, Midland, MI 48642

10:00 -11:00 a.m., knock doors of Democrats in Midland

11:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. to sign people up to get on the permanent absentee list, then

1:30–2 p.m. return for debriefing.

There will be food and snacks. Bring a water bottle and if you have one a smart phone or ipad. Help us educate Democrats in Midland so we all can win in 2020!
 
When Michiganders vote — Dems win!

 

Oct
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Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy (MCP3) Monthly Meeting @ Grand Traverse Pie Company - Peninsula Room
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The team of Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy will meet in the Peninsula Room at the Grand Traverse Pie Company from 10 to noon the third Saturday of the remaining months in 2019.  Due to the holidays, we will meet on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

Visitors are always welcome. Contact Norbert Bufka at 989-835-2832 with questions or community discussion suggestions.

The Michigan Center for Progressive Public policy was established in 2017 to conduct policy research on matters affecting the people of the State of Michigan.

Our goal is to discuss and propose approaches to public policy issues consistent with the traditional American values of public education, equality under the law, and cooperation between government and free enterprise.

That includes labor for sustainable economic growth and development, promoting public health, and responsible stewardship of public commons and the environment.

We believe cooperation among the various segments of society builds a stronger society and economy than the current philosophy of the bottom line in a free market which has never existed.

MCP3 is a local nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy
P. O. Box 2382
Midland, MI 48641
mictrp3@gmail.com
https://www.mcp3.net

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Midland County Mobile Food Pantry @ United Steel Workers of America Hall
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network (EFPN) is a non-profit, charitable organization established as a cooperative effort to provide food and supplies to people in Midland County.

Visit the Midland County EFPN mobile food pantry and receive free food to help supplement your family’s pantry.

Date: Thursday – October 10, 2019

Registration Time: 10:00 a.m. (in your car)

Distribution Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: United Steel Workers of America Hall, 3510 James Savage Road – Midland

PARKING LOT WILL NOT OPEN UNTIL 10:30 A.M.!  PLEASE PARK ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROAD ONLY! DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS OR ROADS.

No identification or proof of income necessary

Sponsored by: Central Michigan AFL-CIO Labor Council

QUESTIONS? Contact 989-486-9393

Note: This is an emergency feeding program intended to provide a supplemental food source to families and/or individuals who are in need. This is a first-come first-served program. There will be enough food for 250 households. Client registration begins prior to distribution time. Midland County residents who have an ongoing or emergency need for food can connect with our regular pantry program by calling 989-486-9393.

Oct
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Midland County Democratic Party (MCDP) Monthly Meeting @ Midland County Administration Building
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Midland County Democratic Party (MCDP) is a grassroots community organization of committed citizens dedicated to supporting Democratic Party efforts within Midland County, the State of Michigan, and the United States of America.  Our primary mission is to support qualified local candidates.

New members and community supporters are always welcome!

Our monthly meetings take place on the third Wednesday at 7:00 pm, in the Commissioner Room located on the first floor of the Midland County Administration Building, 220 W Ellsworth St, Midland, MI 48640.

We do not meet in August or in December.

These meetings are FREE and open to the general public.  Bring your questions, comments, new ideas and a friend or two!

In September, our special guest will be Kody Vitale, our regional organizer from the Michigan Democratic Party.

Kody is dedicated to helping us turn Michigan BLUE in 2020.

Discussion starts at 6:30 PM. The monthly meeting starts at 7 PM in the Commissioner Room at the Midland County Bldg, 220 Ellsworth, Midland MI 48640.

To receive a copy of the agenda for an upcoming meeting or learn find  information about other upcoming community events, sign up for our newsletter.

Oct
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MCP3 Community Presentation – The Rise and Fall of Michigan Public Education @ Creative 360
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy presents John C. Austin

The Rise and Fall of Michigan Public Education

– and What We Must Do to Rise Again

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Creative 360 – 1517 Bayliss, Midland, MI 48640
No fee and no registration required

John C. Austin recently completed 16 years of elected service on the Michigan State Board of Education from 2001-2017. He served his last 6 years as President.

Austin directs the Michigan Economic Center, a center for ideas and network building to advance Michigan’s economic transformation. In 2015, Austin brought together the state’s business, labor, education, higher education, and bi-partisan legislators to form the Michigan Higher Education Attainment Round Table (HEART) to implement a new broadly-supported roadmap to reduce higher education cost, help more citizens – young and old – access a higher education, and put Michigan where it belongs among the best educated states in the country.

Austin received his Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor’s from Swarthmore College in Economics & Political Science, with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Austin has been married 30 years to his wife Terese. They have three children and reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

Oct
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Monthly MCDP Book Club Meeting @ Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Midland Dems Book Discussion Group usually meets on the fourth Thursday of the month between 7:00-8:30 pm for polite, informal discussion of political topics and books.

Beginning in April, 2019, the group will be moving their friendly monthly community get-together back to the Grace A Dow Library in Conference Rm A on the lower level.

This month we’ll discuss why President Trump is so insistent on keeping the citizenship question on the 2020 census,

You can find out some of his motives by listening to “Gerrymandering, The 2020 Census & Voter Suppression“, the Fresh Air interview with Ari Berman from July 9, 2019.

Or, read Ari Berman’s book “Give Us the Ballot”. Let’s put our minds together and find out more about this topic!!

Remember, you don’t need to have read the material to join the discussion.

Bring your thoughts, ideas and an interested friend or two!

 

Nov
16
Sat
Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy (MCP3) Monthly Meeting @ Grand Traverse Pie Company - Peninsula Room
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The team of Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy will meet in the Peninsula Room at the Grand Traverse Pie Company from 10 to noon the third Saturday of the remaining months in 2019.  Due to the holidays, we will meet on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

Visitors are always welcome. Contact Norbert Bufka at 989-835-2832 with questions or community discussion suggestions.

The Michigan Center for Progressive Public policy was established in 2017 to conduct policy research on matters affecting the people of the State of Michigan.

Our goal is to discuss and propose approaches to public policy issues consistent with the traditional American values of public education, equality under the law, and cooperation between government and free enterprise.

That includes labor for sustainable economic growth and development, promoting public health, and responsible stewardship of public commons and the environment.

We believe cooperation among the various segments of society builds a stronger society and economy than the current philosophy of the bottom line in a free market which has never existed.

MCP3 is a local nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy
P. O. Box 2382
Midland, MI 48641
mictrp3@gmail.com
https://www.mcp3.net