Happy New Year from everyone here at the Kent County Democratic Party! Going into 2022, there is cause for celebration and optimism. The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Committee finalized our State House, Senate and Congressional maps which created the best attempt Michigan has had within the last 30 years at competitive and equitable maps (more on that later). With President Biden’s record win of more than 80 million votes, Democratic control of the House and Senate and now the historic passing of the Infrastructure bill, there is cause for optimism regarding our economy and social safety net.
Now is not the time to take the foot off of the gas. 2022 needs to be a year of relentless dedication if the gains we have worked so hard to achieve will remain in place for another election cycle. To that end we must pull out all of the stops in supporting our local candidates as they run for office, support our State Representatives and Senators as they attempt to take advantage of the new maps we have and support our Governor as she attempts to keep science, reason and humanity at the core of our government's decision making.