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Tuesday Primary Election Day!

Monday August 6, 2012

Tomorrow is Primary Election Day. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Don’t forget to confirm your polling place before heading out tomorrow. You can check online:

Make a plan now to get to the polls and VOTE!

Coffee Hours with Representative Cogen Lipton

Rep. Cogen Lipton
July 6, 2012

Please join us for conversation with Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton during coffee hours from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, July 23 at the Hazel Park Memorial Library located at 123 East 9 Mile Road.

Monday, July 23, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Legislative Update

State Representative Ellen Cogen Lipton
July 6, 2012

Greetings friends and neighbors,

Welcome to the latest issue of my e-news, where I aim to update you on happenings in Lansing and in our community. During this in-district work period, I will continue to attend local events and speak with constituents at coffee hours. I hope everyone had a very happy Fourth of July holiday this week. It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend some time together with friends and family, but also to remember how fortunate we are to have the freedoms we enjoy as a country. Enjoy, and stay safe!

In This Issue:

Legislative Update: Michigan Fireworks Safety Act, Kindergarten Entry Age, Voter Suppression Legislation and Robocall Regulation Bill

Protecting the Rights of Voters

Gretchen Whitmer
July 9, 2012

Friends –

Over the past 18 months, Governor Rick Snyder and the Republican legislature have passed more than 600 bills into law, one of the most aggressive legislative periods that Lansing has seen in years. It often seemed over that time that no matter how controversial a proposal has been, whether it was taking billions of dollars from our public schools, raising taxes on seniors or throwing people off of the unemployment line, the GOP has put their stamp of approval on every single one of them with barely a whisper of disagreement.

Last week, however, that unified front suffered one of its very first public blows when Governor Snyder vetoed the most controversial portions of a package of anti-voter legislation being pushed by Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger.

Reflections this Independence Day

Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton
June 27, 2012

I love the Fourth of July. I always participate in parades alongside local and federal officials and spend my evening with family and friends. As I celebrate with fireworks, picnics and parades, I feel great pride for the United States and Michigan. This special holiday is a day on which I celebrate our nation's independence; it is also an opportunity to renew my commitment to work together with other state and national leaders to strengthen our nation’s security and prosperity.

He would fire teachers, firemen, and policemen!

Democratic National Committee
June 18, 2012

Mitt Romney isn't even hiding it -- his policies will hurt Americans if he's elected.

Last week, Romney said that he would cut back on firemen, policemen, and teachers when he mocked the President's plan to create these critical jobs.

Senate Republicans Complete Worst Two-Year Budget Cycle in Recent History

Michigan Senate Democrats
June 5, 2012

Senate Republicans Complete Worst Two-Year Budget Cycle in Recent History
Senate’s passage of School Omnibus bill finalizes 2013 Budget, continues devastating cuts and betrayal of Michigan schools

Lansing –Senate Democrats’ staunch opposition to education cuts was again overridden by the Senate Republicans today as they passed House Bill 5372, the omnibus budget bill for School Aid, Higher Education and Community Colleges. The bill was the final piece to the 2013 Budget plan that completes legislative Republicans’ worst two-year budget cycle in recent history, cutting schools as much as $470 per pupil, stealing nearly $2 billion from the School Aid Fund, and reducing higher education funding by upwards of 15%.

9th District Democratic Party - Call to Convention

9th District Dems
May 17, 2012

Please join us at the 9th District Democratic Party Convention. The purpose of the convention is to elect district-level delegates and alternates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 9:00am