The Michigan branch of the Center for Progressive Leadership is taking applications now for their summer Local Candidate and Campaign Manager training. If you’re considering a run for office in Michigan or are interested in helping to run a campaign, this training is for you. Though I have never taken the training, I know many people who have and they all rave about it. Details are below, deadline is May 15th.
Michigan Center for Progressive Leadership offers Local Candidate & Campaign Manager training – Deadline May 15
Nom nom politics
This coming Sunday, the Ann Arbor Dems will host what has become one of Michigan’s premier Democratic events for bringing together Ann Arbor-area Democrats, politicians and elected officials for an afternoon of good food and conversation – their Annual Chili and Cornbread Cook-Off.
Details after the jump.
Reclaiming Abraham Lincoln’s progressive legacy from today’s Republican Party
Next Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the Lapeer County Democratic Party will have their annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Anne and I have been invited to speak to the attendees and we’re both really looking forward to it. In addition, Anne has assembled a 30-minute slideshow of some of her best photos, a “greatest hits” album, if you will, that we’ll be showing for at least part of the time.
Details and printable flyer after the jump.
PHOTOS & QUOTES: Joe Biden rallies Dems in Detroit, “the figurative & literal engine of the middle class in America”
“[T]he grit and the determination and the confidence, the certainty, the absolute commitment that this country has…is more exemplified by Detroit, Michigan than any other state in the Union.”
All photos by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog. Not for reuse without permission.
Last night’s Jefferson Jackson dinner was a rallying point for Michigan Democrats and every speaker from former Congressman Mark Schauer to Vice President Joe Biden called out Republicans for the harm they are doing to our country, our state, and the middle class and called on Democrats to rise to the challenge of seizing back the reins of power in Michigan.…
GUEST POST: Democracy For America offers scholarships to Netroots Nation – Sign up or nominate someone today!
Netroots Nation and Democracy for America: A match made in progressive heaven
This is a guest post from my good friend Alex Showerman who serves as the New Media Manager for Democracy for America (DFA). Every year, DFA sponsors scholarships for a selection of activists who would not be able to attend the Netroots Nation convention otherwise.
Click through for details on how to apply for, nominate someone else for, or vote for a scholarship to this year’s Netroots Nation convention in San Jose, June 20-23.
Protecting our water resources since 1972
My good friends at Clean Water Action are having their annual award ceremony tomorrow night and I wanted to make sure you knew about it. As Clean Water Action’s Michigan State director Nic Clark puts it: “Water literally defines our state and is integral to protecting our Great Lakes way of life. This week we take the time out of our busy schedules to recognize the tireless dedication and commitment of several great Michiganders who fight to protect our vital natural resources.”
Here are the details:
Huron River Watershed Council needs your help to investigate the health of the beautiful Huron River – April 20
Counting bugs was never so fun (or useful)!
From my very good friends at the Huron River Watershed Council comes a terrific opportunity to meet some wonderful protectors of the amazing and beautiful Huron River and help to assess the river’s health at the same time.
Click through for details.
Programming Note: I’ll be at the Eaton County Democratic Party general membership meeting THURSDAY, April 11
Attention, mid-Michigan Democrats!
Just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be speaking to the Eaton County Democratic Party at their general membership meeting this Thursday at the Log Jam Restaurant, 110 West Jefferson Street in Grand Ledge. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
I’ll be showing a slideshow of some of Anne’s amazing photographs, talking about the history and evolution of Eclectablog and sharing my insights on the future of the Democratic Party in Michigan as we head into the 2014 midterms.
If you’re in the mid-Michigan area, please join us!
Beer and bloggers — it doesn’t get any better than that
This is an event for bloggers and blog readers. In other words, you don’t have to be a blogger to attend. We hope you’ll join us.
The event will take place at the Corner Brewery (720 Norris St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198) from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013.
The current list of bloggers who will be in attendance is after the jump.
Beer and bloggers — it’s a match made in heaven
Exactly 10 months and few days after our last Beer with Bloggers event, Mark Maynard of the transcendent MarkMaynard.com and I have set the date and reserved the room for Beer With Bloggers 2013 (well, at least Spring 2013.)
Last year we had about 75 people (you can read about it HERE) and this year we’re pretty sure we’re going to get 76 or maybe even 77. One of those witty, attractive and highly intelligent people could be YOU.
Click through for details.
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