Kucinich to Campaign in Detroit Area, Jan 10th to 15th

Presidential candidate Kucinich to campaign in Michigan/Detroit area January 10th to 15th

Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich, a Democratic candidate for President of the United States, is coming to the Detroit area in advance of the Democratic primary election on January 15. Talks and rallies are scheduled for all quadrants of the region: Detroit, Livonia, Troy, Harper Woods, and Ann Arbor. All events are free and open to the public. Please see the complete campaign schedule below.

A six-term congressman, Kucinich represents Ohio's 10th District, including western Cleveland and its suburbs. He chairs the Domestic Policy subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

His 2008 campaign is his second quest for the presidency. "It is an extraordinary event for Michigan and the Detroit area to host a presidential candidate," said Mike Whitty, the State Coordinator of Michigan for Kucinich. "We welcome all area voters to attend — not only Democrats and independents, but even curious Republicans." This a chance for Michigan voters to focus on the Democratic Primary while so much attention is given to the GOP primary.

The Michigan Democratic Party has not endorsed any 2008 candidate for President. There will be four Democratic candidate names on the primary ballot: Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, Mike Gravel and Dennis Kucinich, as well as "Uncommitted." "Uncommitted" votes will be allocated proportionally at the Democratic National Convention Aug. 25-28, 2008, in Denver, CO. The other Democratic candidates asked that their names be withdrawn from the ballot because of Michigan's early primary violated national Democratic Party rules. Senator Dodd dropped out of the race after the Iowa caucus last week..

For more information see Congressman Kucinich's website:

Mike Whitty, State coordinator
Michigan for Kucinich
248 723 0105

January 10, Thursday

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois at Big Beaver Road, Troy 48083
Troy Democratic Club

January 11, Friday

7:00 - 8:30 pm
University of Detroit Mercy, Ford Life Science Building Aud. Room 113
Enter off McNichols - North entrance to parking
4001 W. McNichols Road, Detroit 48221

January 12, Saturday

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Unity of Livonia Church, 28660 Five Mile Rd, Livonia 48154
Sponsored by the Citizens for Peace
Talk on Kucinich's proposal for a Department of Peace, and Nonviolence Legislation

January 13, Sunday

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
St Andrew's Episcopal with noted activist pastor Harry Cook.
Public audience after church services;
journalist Jack Lessenbery will ask Congressman Kucinich questions.
340 North Main St., Clawson 48017, (2 blocks north of 14 Mile on east side)

6:00 - 6:30 pm
Justice Caucus Fund Raising Dinner
Burton Manor 27777 Schoolcraft, Livonia 48150
Remarks at 6:00 pm reception

7:30 - 9:00 pm
Keith and Tada Gunter, 15784 Whitby Livonia 48154

January 14, Monday

2:30 - 4:00 pm
Event: Rally and Talk
Location: University of Michigan
Krause Building Natural Sciences Auditorium
830 North University Street, Ann Arbor, 734.647.1778
Students for a Sensible Drug Policy

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Harper Woods Community Center
19748 Harper, Harper Woods 48225
Pointes for Peace