The Bay County Democratic Party will not have a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 28th. Instead, please bring the whole family and join the Bay County Young Dems for their first annual "Made in Michigan" picnic and fundraiser at the UAW Hall, 4427 Wilder Road, Bay City from 5-7pm! The picnic will feature Michigan foods and products as well as some of your favorite picnic games! Jocelyn Benson, candidate for Michigan Secretary of State, will be the headline speaker. Pam Faris, wife of Lt. Governor John Cherry, will also be on hand to give us the latest news and information on his campaign for governor. This event is going to be a popular one, so get your tickets in advance! Tickets are $10.00 a person and kids 12 and under eat free. You can Purchase tickets from any Young Dem, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling Spencer Tobias at 989 482 8498.
See You There!
One of our primary goals this election cycle is to take back the Michigan Supreme Court. But to achieve this goal we must unite to defeat Justice Robert Young. A former insurance company lawyer, Bob Young has been a friend of insurance companies and corporations all at the expense of Michigan residents.
This loyalty to these companies was proven yet again this week when Bob Young wrote a dissenting opinion in the case of Thorn v. MercyMemorialHospital. In this case, Young wanted the Michigan Supreme Court to severely limit the compensation for the future care of the children of a mother killed due to a botched Caesarean section. Thankfully, the majority of the Court disagreed.
Young's statements minimizing the value of a mother's care for her children are an insult not only to all mothers, but to all parents as well. Once again we see Young putting the interests of insurance companies, like the one he used to work for, ahead of people injured or killed in this state, as well as their children.
Young's antiquated views would take us back to the days when "women's work" was used as a crude, offensive stereotype to deny the value of women's role in child-rearing.
The people of Michigan are growing tired of so-called "family values" politicians like Bob Young, Mike Cox, and Mark Sanford who proclaim their fidelity to family values and then betray those values by their actions.
We must send Bob Young a wake up call next November. We need your help to achieve this goal. For more information on some of Bob Young's worst decisions and how he is hurting your family and your rights, please visit www.michigandems.com.
Together, we can take back the Supreme Court and show Bob Young we will no longer stand for his loyalty to insurance companies and corporations - at the expense of the residents of Michigan.
Michigan Democratic Party Chair
I would like to thank you for your continued support. As you many know I have announced my candidacy for State Representative of the 96th District. My good friend Jeff Mayes, who currently holds the seat, must step down due to term limits. I realize that I have some big shoes to fill, but the people of the 96th District want and deserve Quality representation in Lansing, and I am confident that I am up to the task.
I grew up in Bangor Township and I am a proud graduate of John Glenn High School. My wife Judy and I have lived in Bay County all our lives. I have seen Bay County thrive, and lately, I have watched Bay County Struggle. I want to be your voice in Lansing so I can help build a brighter future for all of us-right here in Bay County.
My Campaign will focus primarily on the economy, education, health care and our quality of life. I am honored to have been elected to represent many of you for the last 71/2 years, first as a Bay City Commissioner and now as the Mayor of Bay City. It has not always been an easy job, but even on the toughest days, I have truly enjoyed working with, and for, all of you. Despite the economic struggles we are facing in Bay County and beyond, we have always remained true to our core values. We have never lost faith, and we have never wavered in our commitment to one another, and to this unique and beautiful place we call home. The road ahead may be difficult, but Bay County will continue to grow and prosper because the people of Bay County never give up without a fight. And as your next State Representative, I promise that I will never stop fighting for you.
As we embark on this new journey I hope that I can count on your continued support and friendship! I look forward to seeing you at my upcoming fundraiser.
Charles M. Brunner
BRUNNER FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
"MEET THE CANDIDATE'
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
5:00 - 7:30PM
THE STABLES MARTINI BAR
804 E. MIDLAND STREET
This is an early notice to mark your calendar for the evening of Thursday August 27, 2009. We will be having a fundraiser for the Friends of Brian Elder. You will be receiving more information in the weeks to come. The previous date conflicted with Congressman Dale Kildee's annual event in Genesee County. Growing up in the Flint area, Dale is one of my political heroes (yes, there are actual heroes in politics), and I plan on attending Dale's party.
As I said before, we are facing difficult times both in Bay County and the State of Michigan as a whole. In times like these, leadership, planning and the ability to actually implement solutions are more important than ever. Over the last several years, I have worked hard to help provide just that kind of leadership to the people of Bay County. I want to continue to be a part of that process in the future, helping to preserve the services our people want and deserve in a financially responsible manner.
Thank you very much for all of your support in the past. I look forward to seeing you on August 27th.