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We need everyone’s help. We need to open eyes to the good things happening in our schools—as well as the challenges we face. We need to open minds and hearts to our vision for great neighborhood public schools, so we can ensure that all our children get the high-quality education they need and deserve. A high-quality public education is an economic necessity, a moral imperative and fundamental civil right.
We are at a crucial moment when we must reclaim the promise of public education—not as it is today or as it was in the past, but as it can be—to fulfill our collective obligation to help all children succeed. Our public schools represent our nation’s commitment to helping all children dream their dreams and achieve them. A high-quality public education for all children is an economic necessity, an anchor of democracy, a moral imperative and a fundamental civil right, without which none of our other rights can be fully realized.
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Are you a precinct delegate? Would you like to be a leader in your precinct? Would you like to learn more about being a precinct delegate? Do you wanna help democrats win in 2014? The Michigan Democratic Party will be holding a precinct delegate training on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. The training will be held at UAW Region 1-C. This training is open to all, you do not have to be a precinct delegate to attend. We hope to see you there!
Thanks to all who attended. Great turnout! Thanks to the MDP and Thomas Collier for coming to Flint and sharing strategies for Winning in 2014!! Fight Everywhere................ and We Win!!
Our Genesee County Democratic Party meeting will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013. A "Meet & Greet" is planned for you and is open to the public. Please join us for fun, food and prizes. See old friends and join us as we prepare to Fight now, in 2014 and beyond. Come out and learn how you can get involved to fight for Democratic Values in 2014!
The meeting will take place at 6:00pm at UAW Region 1-C, 1940 W. Atherton Road in Flint. See you on Thursday, September 12, 2013.
This year's Annual Congressional Dinner will feature United States Congressman Dan Kildee and we will honor the accomplishments of the 2013 Andrew Jackson Transure Award winner. The event will be held at the Riverfront Banquet Centre at 5:30pm, in downtown Flint. Tickets are $50 for an individual and $500 per table. If you have questions, please contact Alex Isaac, Chairman of the 2013 Congressional Dinner!
For more information on the ongoing assault on the poor, visit the Michigan League for Human Services.
We face tough times in Michigan and no one wants to be on public assistance, but too many people need some help to get through a period of a job loss or serious illness.
Republicans, who seem not to be content with cutting pay and benefits for middle class workers are now turning their sights on the poor. They see the average $200 in monthly benefits for families earning less than $2,000 a month as living high on the hog.
They propose forcing families spend down any assets they may have above $5,000 to become eligible for food assistance.
Forcing families who may have someone in a job-training program or suffering from an illness to spend down their meager savings or sell one of their two cars is a recipe for disaster.
Pushing families who are already insecure into further poverty before granting them food assistance will ensure than some families are never able to leave poverty - even with government assistance.
If a family is forced to sell a car or spend emergency savings, what happens when there is an emergency? What happens when the car breaks down and they cannot afford to fix it?
How will this family get to work, get kids to daycare or to after-school activities?
These types of cuts are inhumane and unnecessary. Food assistance is federally funded and will not save Michigan taxpayers a single dime.
Food assistance and the Earned Income Tax Credit (another anti-poverty program eliminated by Governor Snyder and the GOP-led Legislature) should be conservative ideals: limited in nature and strictly controlled to provide a specific type of assistance to the truly needy.
Those who support themselves owe society some answers.