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Politics & Pancakes

On March 28 – the day that misnamed Right to Work (RTW) laws go into effect – Governor Snyder will address an exclusive $75 per person “Pancakes & Politics” breakfast at the Detroit Athletic Club.

Join us Thursday morning to hold him accountable for his distasteful lies and attacks on workers.

Click here to let us know you’ll be there!

State of the State Watch Parties

For those who cannot make it to Lansing on Wednesday for our State of the State action, the Michigan Democratic Party is hosting State of the State watch parties across Michigan to help voters learn more about Gov. Snyder’s agenda and connect with information and resources to continue the fight against Lansing Republicans’ record of supporting corporate special interests instead of Michigan’s working families.

What: State of the State address watch parties and organizing events
Who: Democratic Party activists, concerned citizens
When: Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Viewers can watch Snyder’s speech from the Capitol in Lansing on Michigan public television stations or online at

Click a location to RSVP for a watch party near you:

Sault Ste. Marie Area
Home of Jim and Dorothy Johnson
79 Evergreen Dr., Kincheloe, MI 49788

Traverse City
Home of Kerry Navabi
116 Wakulat Dr., Traverse City, MI 49686

Saginaw County Democratic Party Headquarters
122 Michigan Ave., Saginaw, MI 48602

Kalamazoo County Democratic Party Headquarters
3254 South Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Western Oakland County
Home of Jim and Gail Gualdoni
2370 Ventura Dr., Wolverine Lake, MI 48390

Monroe County
Phillip Murray Building Community Room
41 W. Front St., Monroe, MI 48161

Help Us Congratulate MSU Graduates!

This Saturday, December 15 We Are Michigan, a coalition of faith, community, labor and progressive Michiganders will be gathering at the Kellogg Center Auditorium on Michigan State University’s campus at 8:00 a.m., and will then go to the Breslin Center to congratulate graduates.

Please click here to RSVP and let us know you’ll be there!

Event Location

Kellogg Center Auditorium at Michigan State University
219 South Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

Wednesday, December 12


What: Silent Protest

Where: Office of Urban Affairs, Cadillac Place, 3044 W Grand Blvd, Detroit

When: 11:00am


What: Silent Protest

Where: Roundabout on corner of Michigan and Washington

When: 11:00am


What: Silent Protest

Where: City Hall, 1315 South Washington Avenue, Saginaw

When: 11:00am


What: Silent Protest

Where: Bronson Park, 290 South Rose Street

When: 11:00am

Grand Rapids:

What: Silent Protest

Where: 725 Lake Michigan Drive, Republican Headquarters

When: 11:30am


What: Silent Protest

Where: Governor Snyder’s Office, 244 Baraga St.

When: 3:00pm

Email to let us know you’ll be there!

Tuesday, December 11

What: Day of Action at the Michigan State Capitol Building

When: 8:00AM Tuesday
Where: Michigan State Capitol Building
Transportation Information:

Staging for Day of Action is the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan
(On Michigan Ave between Cedar and Grand)

For People Driving into Lansing –

  • Pay for Parking - Click here for a map (.PDF) of downtown parking areas (ramps and lots). Parking is also available under the Lansing Center.
  • Free Parking with Bus Shuttle to Lansing Center:

- Parking is available at the UAW Locals 724 and 652 parking lots – 450 Clare St., Lansing 48917. These lots are  about 2 miles west of the Lansing Center.

- Parking is also available at the Union Missionary Baptist Church parking lot – 500 South Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Lansing 48915. This lot is about 1 mile west of the Lansing Center.

- Additional lots are being obtained and will be posted as soon as the information is available.

Bus Transportation

Busses bring people to the Day of Action on December 11 should drop people at the Lansing Center (address above). Plan to arrive at 7:30 AM or later. Depending on arrival time, Michigan Ave. may be blocked off in front of the Lansing Center. If this is the case, busses can drop off at the Lugnuts Baseball Stadium one block east of the Lansing Center.

A contact on the bus must notify the Event Transportation Coordinator, Jen Weaver (313-618-5022), ten minutes in advance of arrival to get final details of drop-off. Jen may also be contacted for any questions on the day of the event.

Busses will layover at the Plumber Hall, 5405 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Designated pick-up stops around the Capitol on Allegan, Walnut and Ottawa Streets, will be communicated to drivers during the layover. Drivers will be contacted after the event so they can pick up their riders at the designated stop.

Please contact Tom Ferris with the following information if you have chartered a bus:

  • Union Affiliation
  • Number of Riders
  • Bus Company
  • Anticipated Arrival Time to the Lansing Center
  • Contact on the Bus
  • Cell Phone Number of Contact on Bus
  • Bus Coordinator for Union (if any)

Monday, December 10

What: House Dem Leadership & Freshman Presser on RTW
When: 11:30AM Monday
Where: Capitol building, location TBA (Hammel’s office, Rotunda, or a room on 4th floor; will confirm in the morning)
Contact: Katie Carey, House Dem Comm Director, (616-240-3701 /

What: “Silent Voices” Event
When: 12:00 PM
Where: Calder Plaza in Downtown Grand Rapids

What: Day Of Action Protest
When: 3:00 PM
Where: Congressman Benishek’s office, 307 Street Front Street Marquette
Contact: Todd Schmitz (906-361-4876)

What: Caroling Event
When: 5:30 PM
Where: Intersection of Geddes Road and Valleyview Drive, Ann Arbor (outside of the gates)

What: Marshal Training
When: 6:30 PM
Where: Michigan Education Association, 1216 Kendale Blvd, East Lansing
Contact: (517-917-0382)

Who:Registered nurses who belong to the Michigan Nurses Association will be wearing duct tape over their mouths to protest the war on workers and democracy being waged by Gov. Snyder, right-wing politicians and millionaires who are rushing so-called “Right to Work” legislation through Lansing.
What: Registered nurses with their mouths taped shut, signifying how Gov. Snyder’s corporate takeover will silence them and their abilities to keep patients safe; one nurse will speak for the group; the Rev. Greg Martin, Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing, will speak on behalf of nurses, caregivers and all workers and families who will be hurt by the Governor’s attack on the middle class
When: 10:30 AM
Where: Front steps of the Capitol Building,100 North Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933

Sunday, December 9

What: “Middle Class” Auction
When: 2:00 PM
Where: The corner of Ballenger Hwy & Miller Rd (Island in the road)
Contact: Calvin Johnson (850-228-3201)

What: “Middle Class” Auction at Chamber of Commerce.
When: 2:30 PM
Where: 12900 Hall Road Suite 100, Sterling Heights.
Contact: Emily Kitchin (414-745-8343)

What: Caroling & Balloon Release at Oakland Mall
When: 4:00 PM
Where: 412 W 14 Mile Road, Troy.
Contact: Jeff Howard (313-617-8468)

What: Marshal Training
When: 6:30 PM
Where: Michigan Education Association, 1216 Kendale Blvd, East Lansing
Contact: (517-917-0382)