Welcome to July.  We are 121 days out from the election and as you know there is still much work to be done.  

I get asked almost daily about the Biden/Trump polling numbers and this is what I tell reporters, candidates, supporters, donors, MDP employees, and anyone who asks – these polls are merely a snapshot in time.  We are taking nothing for granted and will continue to campaign up until the polls close on November 3.  One of our long-term Project 83 organizers recently said that we should be working as though we are 25 points behind.  I cannot agree with him more.  Now is not the time for us to relax.  

This is also a good opportunity for me to remind all of you that we are not just working to deliver Michigan for Joe Biden. We also need to return Gary Peters to the US Senate, protect and add to our majority in the US House of Representatives, flip the State House of Representatives, and elect a progressive majority to the State Supreme Court.  And that is really just the tip of the iceberg.  

There are Democrats across the state, from the top of the ticket to the bottom that we are working to elect.  We keep hearing over and over again that the road to the White House goes through Michigan and though that is true, we are also focused on the road to Lansing, the road to our schools, the road to our courts, and road to our townships, cities, and counties.  

We are continuing to connect with Michiganders across the state. We have over 125 organizers talking to voters everyday.  And though we know signs don’t vote, they do help energize folks and they send a message to our opponents that we are working in all corners of this state. Our first set of signs landed up in Cheboygan a couple of weeks ago. They have made their way across Northern Michigan and the UP and are starting to show up downstate.  If you are interested in a sign, please reach out to your local county party. 

Finally, the MDP continues to encourage, enforce, and practice “staying home, and staying safe” during this global pandemic. It is not over and the number of cases in Michigan continues to climb. If you must go out, wear a mask, keep 6 feet away from others, and if you have any symptoms, please stay home.