Grab a virtual drink and join other Royal Oak Democrats who are writing postcards to Georgia voters (see below).
Our guest speaker will be Dr. Kevin Deegan-Krause, Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University. Dr.Deegan-Krause will explain how ranked choice voting could strengthen our democracy. Previously, Dr. Deegan-Krause helped lead the successful "Voters Not Politicians" effort to win redistricting reform in Michigan.
Note that our meeting was pushed back one week from our usual date to avoid the holiday weekend:
We will elect 2021 officers at this meeting: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. You must be a dues-paying member to vote or run in this election. You can pay your dues this month to count towards 2021. Scroll down to see how to pay your dues on-line. If you would rather pay your dues by check, make the check payable to "GRODC" and mail to my address: 3126 Glenview, Royal Oak MI 48073. Dues remain $10 per person per year.
The newly-elected chair will have the option of appointing members to our club board. If you are interested in serving on the club board in 2021 you can reply to this email, or you can inform the 2021 chair after the January meeting. The club board meets as needed to plan and execute all club events.
The runoff election in Georgia will determine control of the United States Senate. Right now the Republicans hold a 50-48 advantage. If the two Democratic candidates win in Georgia it will be a 50-50 tie, and Vice President Kamala Harris becomes the tie-breaking vote.
You can write postcards, phone bank, text bank, donate money, or even go to Georgia and volunteer.
At our December meeting we voted to donate $500 to the Welcome Inn, which provides a day sanctuary for homeless people from the Starr Presbyterian Church at Crooks and 13 Mile Rd.
Our treasurer Ian Duncanson has created a means for us to accept membership dues payments on-line: https://greater-royal-oak-democratic-club.square.site. Dues are just $10 per person per year.
Our co-chair Lauren Jasinski records and uploads all of our virtual events to our club YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjRzSueWlf_hBQC0mlG-e6g/featured.
Club treasurer Ian Duncanson has a new podcast, "Mitten Politics," with new episodes every other Monday. For more information: