Join us for a virtual meeting!

May Meeting

Please join us for our May Meeting virtually! May 20, 7 pm.


Our guest speakers will be:


State Representative Matt Koleszar, who will give us an update from Lansing. https://housedems.com/koleszar

Dr. Preeti Malani, Chief Health Officer and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan, who will be giving us an update on COVID-19 in Michigan. https://president.umich.edu/leadership-team/direct-reports/preeti-malani/


Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, https://www.waynecounty.com/elected/prosecutor/biography.aspx

We are very excited to hear from them and If you have any questions for any of the speakers, please email us at cantondemclub@gmail.com.

We also will be holding some important membership votes, including nominating/voting on our open board seats. If you have a nomination for the board, please email us at cantondemclub@gmail.com.

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Dr. Preeti Malani

Become a Precinct Delegate!

From Steven Sneideman, Chair of Precinct Delegate Recruiting:

 Friends, you can still be a Precinct Delegate!!!!   The time to file for  the ballot has passed, but you can still be "write in" using these easy  steps!   Why not do it this weekend!?!?   Wouldn't that be fun?????    Give it a try and let us know if you do complete it.  Go Dems!!!! 


Please download the file below if you are interested!

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Precinct Delegate Instructions:

Precinct Delegate Instructions 2020 - write in (pdf)

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A Message from Our President:

 The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), social distancing  and having to quarantine ourselves for an undetermined amount of time  are taking their toll on all of us. We wanted to make sure to reach out  to our valued members and check-in on your well-being. Please feel free  to contact us if you are in need of any assistance. We are happy to  check-in, via phone or video, and see if we can connect you to the right  resource for help.
 

We are doing our best to adjust to this unprecedented situation. At this  point, we have postponed our brunch, canceled our spring gala and we  are looking into ways to convert our April 15th meeting to a  teleconference. We will keep you posted with any updates. 
 

Keeping our local Democratic community safe and strong is of the utmost  importance to us. I'm also listing some possible resources and volunteer  opportunities. 
 

Please take care of yourselves and we will see you soon. 
 

Sonia Patel
President, Canton Democratic Club

We have links to some COVID 19 resources available here.  Please send any links to additional resources to cantondemclub@gmail.com. Thank you!



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UPDATE--CANCELED--Democratic Spring Gala, May 2

 

* DEMOCRATIC SPRING GALA 2020 IS CANCELED *
Dear Fellow Democrats,


With great sadness, on behalf of the Canton, Livonia, Northville, Novi and Plymouth Democratic Clubs, we have canceled Democratic Spring Gala 2020. While COVID-19 continues to spread and the government shuts down public venues, our lives will be disrupted in many ways. Our thoughts are with our fellow citizens who are struggling with the outbreak, the loss of jobs, food insecurity and our normal way of life.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank Speaker Pelosi for her leadership and the Families First Act that would support Americans affected by the crisis with economic security, food security and health security. Let's hope it passes the Senate and is signed into law. We organize in order to support the Democrats who fight for the security of all Americans.


2020 is such an important election year and we look forward to working together to restore full faith and credibility to our democracy. This means electing a Democratic President, keeping the House, regaining the Senate, flipping the State House and retaining our local elected Democrats. Please stay engaged with your local Democratic club and consider making a donation, we will be looking for opportunities for how to help with the elections while staying safe.


Lisa DiRado--President, Northville Democratic Club
Sonia Patel--President, Canton Democratic Club
Kate Shishkovsky--President, Livonia Democratic Club
Brittany Pinnock--Chair, Novi Democratic Club
Mary Maguire--President, Plymouth Democratic Club


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Upcoming Events

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May Meeting

 Please join us for our virtual May membership meeting--

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM. 

 

Zoom information will be added to this invite soon.

Our speakers will be:
State Representative Matt Koleszar, who will give us an update from Lansing. https://housedems.com/koleszar

Dr. Pretty Malani, Chief Health Officer and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan, who will be giving us an update on COVID-19 in Michigan. https://president.umich.edu/leadership-team/direct-reports/preeti-malani/

We are very excited to hear from both of them and If you have any questions for either speaker, please email us at cantondemclub@gmail.com.

We also will be holding some important membership votes, including nominating/voting on our open board seats. If you have a nomination for the board, please email us at cantondemclub@gmail.com.  

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POSTPONED - Canton Democratic Club Spring Brunch

UPDATED 3-12-2020

 Unfortunately, we will have to postpone this event due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic. We don't want to jeopardize anyone's health. We will honor all the tickets and sponsorships at the rescheduled event, but if you would like a refund, please send an email to cantondemclub@gmail.com. Thank you for your understanding.

          "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the

                ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”  - Barack Obama


The Canton Democratic Club was formed in 2013 to elect democrats, advocate for progressive values, and build progressive leadership. We believe that democracy thrives when informed citizens actively participate in the political process through advocacy, action and discussion. Unfortunately, we now see how fragile our democracy can be. Everyday, it seems as if we are witnessing an assault on the values that we hold dear. Ill-conceived tweets from the White House seek to divide us and threaten our faith in our democratic institutions. There is a systematic dismantling of our healthcare, voting rights, civil rights and economic security.


Now is the time for action! We must work for change and it begins within our own community. It is a day to day, issue by issue battle which requires us to be united as a party as never before with battles to come including healthcare, taxes, climate and the next Presidential Election in 2020.


We are your neighbors, your friends, your school teachers, your union members, and your elected officials. We have close to 200 members. Every day we are building a larger, more diverse and inclusive membership. The Democratic Party in Canton is stronger than ever.  Join Today!

Club Monthly Meetings & Social Event Hour

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Monthly Meeting

Membership meetings occur the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7pm-8:30 pm, followed by a social hour at a Canton establishment. Our meetings provide an opportunity to learn from a variety of speakers invited to discuss hot topics in all levels of government, plus updates from our Elected Representatives. 

The Club provides us with an unparalleled chance to meet candidates and ask questions about their platforms. In fact, leading up to the 2020 primary elections, most Michigan candidates running for local, state and federal contests spoke at least once at our meetings or events. 


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Social Event Hour

The Social Event Hour occurs immediately following our monthly meetings from 8:45-10pm. We believe that our community has many great things to offer and we want you to come and experience them with us.  Each month the Canton Democratic Club chooses a different Canton business to go to after our monthly meeting.  This is an opportunity for club members, guests, volunteers, candidates and elected officials to gather in a less formal setting to get to know each other on a more personal level while trying the many different restaurants and gathering places throughout Canton Township. We advertise the locations of our events each month on our social media pages. Please join us at one of our monthly Social Event Hours. We look forward to seeing you at the next gathering!


Past Social Event Hours were held at:

JB's Smokehouse

Tony Sacco's Pizza

Authentikka Canton

Shakers Bar & Grill

La Shisho Palace

Buffalo Wild Wings

Basement Burger Bar

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Help Elect Democrats

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals for the next election cycle. Your generous donation will fund our mission of supporting Democratic Candidates in 2020.