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ONLINE – Battle for Must Win Michigan with MI Lt. Gov. Gilchrist!
June 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join Together for 2020, Swing Left Greater Boston, and Swing Left Boston MA for Michigan volunteers for an information session about the battle for must win Michigan. Featured speakers include Lt. Governor Gilchrist II, Michigan Democratic Party Deputy Field Director Amy Laube, and State Wide Indivisible Michigan (SWIM) Co-Founders Paula Paula Martinos-Mantay and Michelle Pallas. Learn how you can be part of flipping Michigan blue in 2020!
What’s at stake? Sixteen presidential electoral college votes, holding Senator Peter’s seat, holding two House seats (Elissa Slotkin MI CD-8 and Haley Stevens MI CD-11), and flipping the Michigan State House blue (we just need four seats!) Taking back the Michigan State House blue means overturning gerrymandering, fighting for racial justice, defending water quality/environment and education—and much, much more. Learn why Michigan is critical in 2020!
About Lt. Governor Gilchrist II
Lt. Governor Gilchrist has dedicated his career to fixing problems for hardworking families. From spearheading campaigns for equality and justice to harnessing technology to solve everyday problems for Detroiters, his focus has consistently remained on serving the public by getting things done.
Bringing Michigan’s state government fully into the 21st century is a top priority for Lt. Governor Gilchrist. He brings a lifetime of experience to the task, receiving his first computer at age five and setting up a computer lab in the community recreation center using computers that he built himself at age 16. Lt. Governor Gilchrist studied computer engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, graduating with honors, and later had a successful career as a software engineer at Microsoft, helping to build SharePoint into the fastest growing product in the company’s history.
A native of Detroit, Lt. Governor Gilchrist’s parents are proud lifelong Detroiters. His mother worked at General Motors for 32 years and his father worked in defense contract management for the Department of Defense. His family was active in the community, including serving in leadership roles within their various neighborhood associations, as well as the church. Lt. Governor Gilchrist began speaking at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Detroit at age four.
More about Lt. Governor Gilchrist II here.
About Michigan Dems Deputy Field Director Amy Laube
Amy Laube is the Michigan Dems ONE Campaign Deputy Field Director and out-of-state volunteer coordinator. The ONE campaign is Michigan’s coordinated campaign, focused on electing Democrats up and down the ballot.
About StateWide Indivisible Michigan (SWIM)
SWIM is a Michigan coalition of 48 Indivisible/allied groups defending democracy in Michigan and beyond. Co-founded by Paula Martinos-Mantay and Michelle Pallas in 2019, SWIM is working to flip Michigan blue. The SWIM coalition has partnered with Swing Left Michigan, and is working together to share resources and bring power to the blue wave—and are laser-focused on flipping the Michigan state house blue in 2020.
Co-founders Paula and Michelle will join us, and provide an on-the-ground perspective from Michigan.
About Together for 2020
Together for 2020 (T2020) is a volunteer deployment project led by a community of activists from Indivisible MA, Swing Left Greater Boston, Progressive Mass, Take Back our Democracy Western Mass, Force Multiplier and numerous progressive organizations to reclaim the White House, flip the Senate, hold the House, and take back key state legislatures
About Swing Left
In 2019, Swing Left Greater Boston engaged more than 4,000 volunteers in the fight to help Democrats take back the House of Representatives. In 2020, Swing Left Greater Boston helps volunteers and groups across New England take effective action to win back the White House, the Senate and other key races as the next step in restoring our democracy. MA for Michigan volunteer group is focused on connected local volunteers with opportunities to flip Michigan blue
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