Ann Arbor, Events — August 30, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Ann Arbor Labor Day “Laborpalooza” picnic to feature Mark Schauer, John Dingell, Gary Peters, and MORE!


The place to be on Labor Day

On Labor Day (Monday, September 2nd, 2013), the Ann Arbor Dems, in conjunction with the Washtenaw County Democratic Party, are having their annual “Laborpalooza” Labor Day picnic. This year there will be an all-star cast of Michigan Democrats in attendance including Dean of the House Congressman John Dingell and his wife Debbie along with Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer and Senate candidate Democratic Congressman Gary Peters.

Here are the details:

The Ann Arbor Democratic Party Club will host Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer, Senate candidate Gary Peters, Congressional candidate Pam Byrnes, and several Democratic elected leaders at Labor Day Laborpalooza Monday, September 2nd, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor. Congressman John Dingell (D-MI 12th District), State Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor), Democratic House Floor Leader David Rutledge (D-Ypsilanti), State Representative Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), State Representative Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline), and Wayne State University Board of Governors Chair Debbie Dingell (D) will also be speaking at the event. Mark Gaffney, former President of the Michigan AFL-CIO, is serving as the Honorary Chair.

Laborpalooza will feature several attractions, including live music, cornhole, rootbeer pong, volleyball, and supersoakers. Fresh fish from Lake Huron, chicken, and ribs will be served in addition to dishes brought by attendees. The event is a celebration of labor solidarity and progressive values, and is expected to have a rally-type atmosphere. Admission is $15 for general attendees and $10 for students. All attendees are encouraged to bring campaign paraphernalia and are afforded a $1 discount on the entrance fee for wearing a campaign shirt of any Democratic campaign, past or present.

WHAT: Ann Arbor Dems Labor Day Laborpalooza 2013

  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer (D)
  • Senate candidate Gary Peters (D)
  • Congressional candidate Pam Byrnes (D)
  • Congressman John Dingell (D-MI 12th District)
  • State Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor)
  • Democratic House Floor Leader David Rutledge (D-Ypsilanti)
  • State Representative Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor)
  • State Representative Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline)
  • Wayne State University Board of Governors Chair Debbie Dingell (D)

WHERE: Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
WHEN: Monday, September 2nd, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
COST: $15 general, $10 student, $1-off if wearing campaign shirt

Looking at that list, it’s an astonishing array of the most amazing Michigan Democrats assembled in one place that I have seen since the Jefferson Jackson dinner earlier this year.

Here’s the flyer for it (which I have “fixed” ; )

(Yes, Anne and I will be attending but clearly not truly the celebrities that I’m pretending we are : )

We hope to see you there!