NEXT MEETING

Chris Smith, Cand...

A candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 8th Congressional District will speak to Livingston County Democrats later this month.
Chris Smith, a professor at Michigan State University, will discuss his candidacy at the party’s meeting on May 24.
A long-time resident of the 8th district, Chris Smith has taught public policy and law at Michigan State University for 24 years. He has written dozens of books on these subjects, including Courts and the Poor, Constitutional Rights: Myths & Realities, and Courts and Public Policy.
His co-authored book, Living Democracy, is used to teach courses on American government at colleges throughout the country.
Chris has taken an unpaid leave of absence from MSU during 2018 in order to run for the Democratic nomination for Congress.
Chris grew up in a union household and was educated in Michigan public schools. He has been married for 33 years and has two grown children. Chris and his wife Charlotte recently became first-time grandparents.
Chris is one of two candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for 8th District Congress. He will face Elissa Slotkin, a former official in the Defense Department under President Obama, in the August 7 primary.
The party’s monthly meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at RE/Max Platinum Auditorium, 6870 Grand River, between Brighton and Howell. The meeting is open to all Democrats in the county. Attendees are encouraged to park in the back, use the rear entrance, and take the stairs or elevators down to the auditorium.
Light refreshments will be served.
(Paid for by Livingston County Democratic Executive Committee, 8028 Grand River, Woodland Plaza Suite 7, Brighton, MI 48114. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee. Labor donated.)

NEXT MEETING

Promote the Vote ...

A proposed amendment to the Michigan Constitution that would making vote more accessible and fair will be the subject of the next meeting of the Livingston County Democratic Party.

Jessica Ayoub, public engagement specialist with Promote the Vote, will discuss the proposal and the drive to collect a minimum of 315,654 signatures to get the amendment on the November ballot.

The proposed amendment will protect the right to vote a secret ballot, provide the option to vote straight party, provide for automatic voter registration, allow no-reason absentee voting, and require election audits.

Petitions will be available for signing.

Also speaking will be two candidates for Democratic nominations for the Michigan State University board of trustees – Matt Clayson and Andy Spencer.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. on April 26 at RE/Max Platinum Auditorium, 6870 Grand River, between Brighton and Howell. Attendees are advised to park in the back, use the rear entrance, and take the stairs or elevator down to the auditorium.

The party’s regular business meeting will follow. Light refreshments will be served.

(Paid for by Livingston County Democratic Executive Committee, 8028 Grand River, Woodland Plaza Suite 7, Brighton, MI 48114. Labor donated. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.)