FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2021
Contact: Jody LaMacchia
Chair, Oakland County Democratic Party
The Oakland County Democratic Party Invites Residents to Participate in Juneteenth Events This Week
This Memorial Day, the Oakland County Democratic Party solemnly remembers and honors all the valiant men and women throughout the U.S. Armed Forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. We are also holding close the families who have personally suffered a loss we cannot even begin to imagine.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2021
Contact: Jody LaMacchia, Oakland County Democratic Party Chair, (248) 505-3655
Oakland County Democratic Party Chair calls out Republican state legislators for undermining both the governor and the best interests of Michiganders
Rep. Dingell, Rep. Tlaib, Rep. Stevens, and Rep. Levin are among some of the Democratic leaders who have shown their support at the picket line this past week. You can read more about the 7-UP distribution center strike here:
I am sick at heart. The horrific murders in Atlanta underscore what we've been seeing across the country: hate crimes across the board rising to sickening all-time highs, with those targeting Asian Americans up more than 150 percent in major cities in the last year. Not surprisingly, the majority are directed toward Asian women.
This is a prime and disgusting example of elections having dire consequences. Last November Democrats celebrated one the most consequential victories in the history of presidential elections -- and Michigan was instrumental in delivering that huge win. But we fell sorely short with our own state legislature and couldn't manage to flip the Michigan House; Republicans have a narrow four-seat majority there and an even slimmer three-seat majority in the State Senate. So this is what we get.
On International Women's Day, I'm asking you to take two minutes to watch this amazing video of Amanda Gorman reciting her poem "Vital Voices." She's absolutely brilliant, beautiful and captures the essence of everything this day means -- and the radiant power within every one of us to change and challenge our world for the better.
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