Dear Fellow Eaton County Democrat:
The US Supreme Court decision on redistricting, holding that crass partisan manipulations of electoral districts are political questions and not subject to judicial review, is a wake-up call to us all.
It is now crystal-clear that the only way to ensure fair redistricting in Michigan and in Eaton County is for Democrats to turn out and vote in Democratic majorities in the state legislature and the county commission.
Although the voters of Michigan approved the Voters Not Politicians ballot proposal last fall, which delegates the task of redistricting to an independent commission, the Republican majority in the Michigan state House and Senate is already hard at work undercutting that initiative by refusing to fully fund the commission. It is certain that they will continue to work against this important reform in any way they can, because undermining it is key to their continued grip on power.
It is now up to us. We must all come together and work to win the county commission and state legislative majorities that are our only only hope finding an antidote to the political poison that has been injected into our democracy’s bloodstream through restrictive and racist voting laws, blatant partisan redistricting and tacit complicity with Russian interference.
Please give this matter some thought – it is important. Each of us must do what we can to restore our American democracy, whether by working on campaigns, becoming active in other progressive political causes, or helping to muster the resources that will be needed to win in November 2020. If you wake up the morning after the 2020 election to find that Republicans have successfully defended their stranglehold on power, you will ask yourself whether you did all you could to stop this madness.
If you have not done so already, please consider making a contribution to Eaton County Democrats by clicking on the link above. If you are able, making a monthly contribution of just $10 per month will go along way towards securing the funding we need to retain our majority on the county commission, reelect Bob Robinson as Treasurer and Tom Reich as Sheriff, and defend Angela Witwer’s state representative seat.
Thanks to the commitment of people such as yourself, Eaton County Democrats have come a long way in the past few years. Please help safeguard that progress by contributing your time, talent and treasure to our common cause.
Brett J. McRae
Eaton County Democratic Party