Progress for Eaton CountyEaton County Democrats
Hello Fellow Eaton County Democrat,
Dear Fellow Democrat,
I’m going to level with you: The stakes in Eaton County in 2020 are even higher than in 2018.
We need to defend the County Treasurer and County Sheriff positions, plus our new 9-6 majority on the County Commission. We need to defend our hard-won State Representative seat in the 71st District. And we need to do all we can to push voter turn-out in November 2020 for the entire Democratic ticket, from President of the United States to township trustees.
We all know what is at stake in this election, both nationally and here at home. We all understand it will be one of the most historically significant elections in our lifetimes. And we all support focusing Democratic efforts on this election like a laser beam.
So, I’m proposing we do things a little differently so we can focus all our efforts on winning the elections. And I’m giving you the straight facts you need to make our decision on this proposal.
During the 2017-18 election cycle, the Eaton County Democratic Executive Committee, the ECDP’s sole means of directly supporting Democratic candidates in Eaton County, raised about $15,000. Of that amount, we spent about $5,000 on fundraising expenses, leaving us only about $10,000 to spend assisting our candidates.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could raise that kind of money without the fundraising expenses? It would be like getting a 50% raise! Fortunately, there is a way to do that, if you are willing to help.
Imagine instead, that at least 100 proud Eaton County Democrats pledge to donate $10 per month from now until November, 2020. With 17 months to go before the election, that means we could raise $17,000 to help our candidates.
And there are many advantages to raising funds through continuing donations:
- By creating a reliable and ongoing stream of funding, we could offer early help to our candidates instead of having to wait until after the traditional fall fundraiser.
- With the new absentee voting rules, it is more critical than ever for us to get our election mailings out early – a constant funding stream would help us to plan for this new voting environment, avoiding the ups and downs of funding through events
- That stream of funding would also make it much easier to rent office space in 2020, knowing the money for monthly rent payments would be there.
- Instead of focusing so much of our effort on scheduling, planning and paying for fundraising events, we could concentrate our efforts solely on winning our races.
Doesn’t this make more sense?
If you agree, please click on the donation link located at the top of this page, then select ‘Make It Monthly’. You can set the monthly charges to end in November, 2020. If $10 is a stretch for you, we will gratefully accept smaller amounts, whatever works for you. If you can kick in more than $10 each month, we would be happy to accept that, too!
Please join us. Working together, Eaton County Democrats can make a difference in 2020.
We are Eaton County Democrats – people from rich and diverse backgrounds; a community-based organization working for the interests of all citizens in Eaton County. We believe in:
- Safe, high-quality, affordable public education for all our children.
- A strong and vibrant local economy.
- Equal job opportunity for everyone and a fair, living wage.
- Affordable healthcare for everyone.
As Democrats we stand for hope, equal opportunity, and fairness in our political system. We are working hard to preserve and restore these values with meaningful progress and change.
We meet each month for fun and fellowship, and to discuss Democratic leadership and opportunity in Eaton County. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday each month and are held at the Log Jam Restaurant in Grand Ledge.
Come join us! We hope to see you soon!
Eaton County Democratic Party Meeting
Join us for Pints and Politics!
June 14, 6:30pm
Join your fellow Dems for some social time together. Invite anyone you like. The more the merrier.
902 E Saginaw Hwy. Grand Ledge
(Food truck available outside)
Representative Angela Witwer Coffee Hour
June 21, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
A & W
Grand Ledge, MI
Sheriff Tom Reich Golf Outing
Bob Robinson Eaton County Treasurer Golf Outing
Friday, September 13
Centennial Acres, 12485 Dow Rd., Sunfield, MI
Registration: 9:00 a.m.
See event details on the events page
ECDP T-Shirts On Sale
Custom T-Shirts are available to be purchased to help support the Eaton County Democratic Party. We have 2 styles of T-Shirts available. Click on the link below for information and pictures of the T-Shirts