Thursday, October 18
at 7:00 PM
at Dial A Ride,
180 Memorial Drive, Manistee
For an Evening Discussion
of the BALLOT INITIATIVES
We will be Voting on in November
with Mark Brewer, of Goodman & Acker Law Firm.
Saturday, November 17 10 AM
Election of County Officer
It’s going to be a
very big year!!
Mark your calendar, grab your hat, bring a friend…….Here we go!!
Sep 20: Regular Meeting
Sep 30: Meet and Greet Kathy
Brown Twp Hall 6-8 PM
Oct: 7 Country Picnic at the Joseph’s
11171 Kerry Rd, Brethren
Oct 17: Kathy at 2264 W. Merkey Rd.
5:30-7:30 Al and Jeanne's
Oct 18 Manistee Dems Meeting
Nov 6: General Election
Nov 15: Manistee Dems Meeting
Nov 17: County Convention 10 AM -
Dec 7: Holiday Pot Luck @ Manistee Inn &
Donald Trump is the biggest popular-vote loser in history to ever call himself President. In spite of the fact that he has no mandate, he will attempt to use his congressional majority to reshape America in his own racist, authoritarian, and corrupt image. If progressives are going to stop this, we must stand indivisibly opposed to Trump and the Members of Congress (MoCs) who would do his bidding. Together, we have the power to resist — and we have the power to win.
We know this because we’ve seen it before. The authors of this guide are former congressional staffers who witnessed the rise of the Tea Party. We saw these activists take on a popular president with a mandate for change and a supermajority in Congress. We saw them organize locally and convince their own MoCs to reject President Obama’s agenda. Their ideas were wrong, cruel, and tinged with racism— and they won.
We believe that protecting our values, our neighbors, and ourselves will require mounting a similar resistance to the Trump agenda — but a resistance built on the values of inclusion, tolerance, and fairness. Trump is not popular. He does not have a mandate. He does not have large congressional majorities. If a small minority in the Tea Party could stop President Obama, then we the majority can stop a petty tyrant named Trump.
To this end, the following chapters offer a step-by-step guide for individuals, groups, and organizations looking to replicate the Tea Party’s success in getting Congress to listen to a small, vocal, dedicated group of constituents. The guide is intended to be equally useful for stiffening Democratic spines and weakening pro-Trump Republican resolve.
We believe that the next four years depend on Americans across the country standing indivisible against the Trump agenda. We believe that buying into false promises or accepting partial concessions will only further empower Trump to victimize us and our neighbors. We hope that this guide will provide those who share that belief with useful tools to make Congress listen.
My advocacy for people began 39 years ago. That’s when I became a registered nurse. My evolution as a professional nurse progressed through many specialty areas such as pediatrics, obstetrics, home care, hospital supervisor, mental health nurse, school nurse, and nursing instructor. The bottom line is I care about people. I care about our environment. I care about children and their education; our future lies in the well-rounded education of our youth. I know that I can offer much to the 101st constituency by way of transparent, honest, ethical problem solving. Throughout my entire career, my focus incorporates my energetic, passionate, commitment to people and their needs.
After attending the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2017, my desire to run for the 101st seat solidified. Marching with my beautiful 33-year old daughter, Adele, surrounded by incredibly loving and diverse people brought such clarity to my next role. This role involves running for office, not waiting for someone else, but to gather my courage and strength and use it for a different kind of good for humanity, for the 101st District.
My Dad, as a WWII veteran on the front lines in Germany and France, infused in me the importance of faith, family, country, and our fellow human beings. He was a union steward, and strong Catholic, and many times while growing up I heard his words, “If someone needs your help, you help them”. Paramount to my work as a nurse involves patient/family advocacy. Always putting their needs before my own, tirelessly under stressful times, helping them to achieve independence or health. This is what I do. So, now I look forward to advocating on a different level, on a legislative level for this district in Lansing.
Whatever the challenges, I am ready to meet them head on with total commitment. It is with love for my fellow man, woman, and child that I go forth. A quote by Representative Cummings exemplifies my focus: “I have my own definition of successful and that is lifting up the lives of ALL American people. In other words making their lives better.”
Kathy Wiejaczka RN, MSN
FREE COUNTRY PICNIC
Sunday, October 7
at the Wanda and Tim Joseph Farm
11171 Kerry Road -- Brethren
Bring a dish to pass
Your table service
and a Friend
Bring apples & a jug if you’d like to make some cider.
Brats and Apple Cider will be served
Meet and Greet some Friendly Politicians
Enjoy Good Country Music
Don Jennings Awardee