A BOLD, VALUES BASED MESSAGE
No matter where we fall on the spectrum from progressive to traditional, we share the same foundational values. As Democrats, we believe in having empathy for those around us. We believe in taking responsibility for ourselves, but also for one another. And we believe that government can be a force to promote the common good. These values are what we stand for; now, we need a bold, unifying message to help us share them—and our vision—with voters.
MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE
The 2018 midterms showed how important organizing is to win elections. We can win in unexpected places when our members canvass and phone bank everywhere they can, not just in areas where we get a large percentage of the vote. We need to let local activists lead from the bottom up, not try to force fit a one-size fit all strategy. When we speak to urban, rural, and suburban voters, we learn a lot about what our citizens want and need from us, community by community. We need to do more of this, even in off-years so we can understand the unique challenges people face based on where they live.
LEVERAGING OUR PARTNERSHIPS
We are so powerful when we work together. There are so many of us working in groups throughout the state, all toward the common goal of success for Democratic candidates. We need to network more and create forums for sharing resources and knowledge. Let’s collaborate, not duplicate our efforts.
People within our organization have a ton of valuable knowledge and experience to share, but we need a structured and organized process for getting new candidates and activists up to speed. Also, too often our party’s resources float up to the State-level candidates when we should actively support candidates up and down the ballot. We need to make quality training accessible to everyone in our party.
Transparency is keeping our party members in the loop about the decisions we’re making instead of relying on handshake deals behind the scenes. Transparency is empowering our local activists because they know what their neighborhoods and communities need. We all deserve to be part of the conversation and to trust that our leadership is making decisions that are in the best interests of our party.
Our values are simple, but they inspire us to work together to change our society for the better.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR OURSELVES AND EACH OTHER
THE COMMON GOOD
I NEED YOUR SUPPORT
to build a Michigan Democratic Party that we can all believe in. To make that happen I need your vote at the Michigan Democratic Party State Convention at COBO Center in Detroit on Saturday, February 2nd. Whether you donate to my campaign or share my posts and my message with other Democrats, I appreciate every show of support. Together, we can strengthen our party’s voice and advocate for candidates at every level. Together, we can – and we must – build on the success of 2018 and carry that momentum to 2020.
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