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Featured Articles From Our Newsletter

Check out the NEW 12th District Congressional District Newsletter

If you are currently receiving the PEG newsletter, you might have noticed something new in your mailbox on Sundays— a newsletter devoted to the 12th Congressional District, with information about interesting and informative events taking place in the 12th outside of Washtenaw County. Check it out! And please share it with your friends.

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The Other Side of Immigration: movie and discussion May 8

Based on over 700 interviews in Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the United States, The Other Side of Immigration addresses why so many Mexicans come to the U.S. and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. Learn how U.S. immigration and economic policies impact our closest neighbor.…

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Special Event

12th Congressional District Activist Summit

Join the 12th District for our first annual day long summit to connect + engage with other community activists/groups. You are invited to join a day of learning, training, and momentum building for the 2018 election.

The day long events will include training sessions on how to improve group effectiveness through improved messaging, canvassing and recruitment and retention. Breakout sessions will afford the opportunity for each group to discuss their activities and issues while learning about the work of other activist organizations in the district. The plan is to convene a meeting toward the end of the day of representatives of each organization to discuss how to better coordinate district activities as we move toward the all-important mid-term elections in November. The hope is to hold a second summit in September more focused on mobilizing for the Fall elections. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Michigan Radio’s Jack Lessenberry will be the keynote lunch speaker.

Participating organizations in formation

Ann Arbor Citizens’ Climate LobbyAnn Arbor Democratic Club12th District Democratic PartyA2D2 Ann Arbor inDivisible for DemocracyCongresswoman Debbie Dingell, Indivisible Downriver 12th District, Indivisible Washtenaw County,Michigan ResistanceMichigan Women’s MarchOur RevolutionReclaim our American DemocracyMichigan to Believe InProtectors of Equality in Government,Poised for Action, Reclaiming Our American DemocracyState Representative Darrin CamilleriState Representative Cara ClementeState Representative Abdullah HammoudState Representative Erika GeissState Representative Donna Lasinski, State Representative Yousef Rabhi, State Representative Adam Zemke, and the Washtenaw County Democratic Party.

Please share this event with your lists and social media. Registration is free and open.Save your space now and visit the Summit website for more information and the schedule. ​Activist groups interested in participating, please contact12thdistrictsummit@gmail.com .

Training Sessions
-Improve group effectiveness through effective messaging
-Social media tips/processes
-Canvassing for success
-Stories/case studies from the field
Goals
-Create a learning/sharing environment for groups to improve their operations/effectiveness
-Connect individuals/groups to leverage expertise
-Create new opportunities to collaborate
-Strengthen the activist social movement to impact change

 

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.