Progress Michigan...

The head of an organization devoted to holding government accountable will speak to Livingston County Democrats this month about the shady record of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan, will speak at the July 26 meeting of Livingston County Democrats. Progress Michigan, based in Lansing, tries to hold public officials and government accountable by investigating the actions of government officials and publicizing the results, while also promoting progressive ideas.

Michigan’s attorney general has been under Progress Michigan’s microscope because he has used his state email for private business and put campaign workers on the state payroll while he runs for governor.

Scott has served as chief staffer for state Reps. Alma Wheeler Smith and Jeff Irwin. He also served as state director for Enroll America, a national non-profit that spread the word about how to obtain health care through the Affordable Care Act.

He will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the meeting at the Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton, 3333 S. Old 23. Light refreshments will be served. The party's regular business meeting will follow.

Please note this is a new meeting location.

(Paid for by Livingston County Democratic Executive Committee, 8028 Grand River, Woodland Plaza, Suite 7, Brighton, MI 48114. Labor donated.)


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.)