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December 2021 Kent Dems Newsletter
In this newsletter:
Letter From The Editor
Happy holidays from everyone here at the Kent County Democratic Party! We hope 2021 has been a great year for you, as it has certainly been an exciting year to be a Kent County Democrat. Among other things, 2021 saw a generally successful redistricting campaign, a landmark infrastructure bill signed by President Biden (more on that later), and Biden's withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan, marking the end of a 20 year war. 

As 2021 winds to a close, I think there are genuine reasons for optimism. Yes, Republicans are galvanized by their losses and by President Trump's rhetoric, but that extremism has also brought many moderate people into our party, and we welcome them gladly. For the first time we have the opportunity to have more equitable representation in our state with a legitimate chance to take the state legislature, a position we haven't been in for over 30 years. And as the striking workers in Battle Creek and many other places have demonstrated, people are remembering the power of organizing and standing together against rampant corporate greed and predation. While we will have our challenges and setbacks in 2022, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often said, “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
 
Want to Work for a Senator?
Each of our U.S. Senators has a full time salaried position open to assist them.  

The office of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow has an opening for a Staff Assistant in her West Michigan Regional Office in Grand Rapids. Responsibilities include answering phones; responding to constituent concerns; and assisting with various administrative duties. Attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, understanding of government, proficiency with computers and technology, and commitment to constituent service desired. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to 

Michigan Senator Gary Peters seeks a highly-motivated, organized Regional Coordinator for his West Michigan Regional Office located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Working with the Senator’s West Michigan Regional Director, the regional coordinator’s primary duties include handling office administrative tasks, including among other things, answering phones, opening mail, drafting and coordinating correspondence, and managing the office’s internship program. Interested parties should email a cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to , with “West MI RC” in the subject line.
Supporting Governor Whitmer
Governor Whitmer is facing strong opposition largely due to her handling of the pandemic and will need our support if we hope to continue to have her in Lansing. Here's how we can do that:

1) Purchase a sign supporting the Governor (available in the office for $10). Call (616) 406-1573 or email inbox@kentdems.us and reserve yours today!
2) Sign up to volunteer in a Whitmer community group here.
Upcoming Events & Activities
Join the Kent Dems 2022 Gala Planning Committee
Kent County Democratic Party Winter Coat Drive

12/2 - North East Kent County Dems Meet & Greet
12/6 - Support Our Schools - Grandville
1/6 - Forest Hills Democratic Club - 1st Meeting!
1/13 - Kentwood Democratic Club Meet & Greet

Monthly Meeting Preview


Our next monthly meeting will take place on December 8 at 7 PM via Zoom. You can register for the meeting here and the full agenda and meeting materials will be shared with KCDP members in advance of the meeting.
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