6.19.19 A New Kind of News from KCDP

Welcome to our e-newsletter! Our goal is to make it easy for you to be as involved in the KCDP as you want to be. This update will hit your inbox every week or so. 

We promise to keep our emails short and sweet, which will be tough, because your local Democrats have a lot going on! And we’ll be getting even busier in the months ahead. 

Keep reading for a rundown on recent events and a heads-up on what’s coming up soon.

All the best,

Jake Andrews, Chair

Kalamazoo County Democratic Party

What we’ve been up to

On June 8th we had an incredible time in downtown Kalamazoo! KCDP was at the Doo Dah Parade in the morning and at Kalamazoo Pride in the evening. 

This year’s Doo Dah theme was “Life is Electrifying.” Our volunteers proved that democracy is striking back with a Wave of Blue Lightning!

After the parade, the sun lit up every rainbow at Pride. It was a great day for inclusion and democratic ideals in Kalamazoo. We hope you can join us next year!

This week

KCDP Volunteer Committee Meeting 

Wednesday, June 19, 5:30-6:30pm

At the home of Margy Belchak, 1210 Hillcrest Ave., Kalamazoo 49008

We will discuss past events and plan upcoming volunteer activities.This committee is getting busier all the time and welcomes additional members.

Questions? Email Dakota Torolski at volunteer@kzoodems.com or just show up!

Monthly KCDP “Third Thursday” Meeting

Thursday, June 20, 5:30-6:30pm Speaker: Moms Demand Action, on responsible gun ownership; 6:30-7:30pm Business Meeting

Travelers Cafe and Pub, 5225 Portage Rd, Portage

Everyone is welcome. If you haven’t yet attended our monthly meeting, give it a try. Order dinner, just a beverage, or nothing at all — but do join us! 

Questions? Email info@kzoodems.com 

Day of Action

Saturday, June 22, brief training at 10:30am; canvassing until 2:30pm 

Meet at IBEW Local 131, 641 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

We will be canvassing to register people for absentee voting—key for 2020! Come for as long as you can and bring friends.  

Questions? Email Margy Belchak at fundraising@kzoodems.com  

Membership Phone-Banking

Wednesday, June 26, 5:30-7:30pm (come for as long as you can)

KCDP office, 3254 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo

Volunteers are calling to remind KCDP members to renew their memberships. 

Questions? Email Margy Belchak at fundraising@kzoodems.com or just show up! 

Coming soon

Volunteers will represent the KCDP at Independence Day parades in Richland and Schoolcraft. In both communities, parades step off at 11am on Thursday, July 4 (lineup begins at 10am). Email volunteer@kzoodems.com to join us or get more info. 

On Saturday, July 13, KCDP will be at the Kalamazoo Black Arts Festival at Lacrone Park, 535 W. Paterson St., from 12-6pm. You can enjoy wonderful food, vendors, and live performances while you help recruit volunteers and hand out KCDP info. Email volunteer@kzoodems.com for details.  

Mark your calendar for another fabulous Party for the People: KCDP Sunday Fund Day on July 14, 2-3:30pm at Old Dog Tavern, 402 East Kalamazoo Avenue, in Kalamazoo. Join us for an afternoon of socializing, raising funds for KCDP, and tipping a brew or two. 

Meet your editor 

Hello! After the 2018 election, I started to look for a way to get involved with the local Democrats, and…you’re reading it! Of the many newsletters I’ve edited, this one feels most important. Really important. We must be organized, strong and united as we head into 2020.

Toward that goal, these updates will help our community of local Democrats—especially newcomers like me—get and stay connected. We hope you’ll forward this email to a friend who might like to hear what your KCDP is up to. 

Content suggestions are welcome! Use the email below to send them my way.   

Jennifer Snyder, Editor

newsletter@kzoodems.com

P.S. If you haven’t already, check out KCDP on Facebook too!

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