Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Jocelyn Benson of Engage Michigan to meet with concerned citizens Nov. 4

HOUGHTON -- At noon on Friday, Nov. 4, former Secretary of State candidate Jocelyn Benson will be meeting with concerned citizens at the Keweenaw Brewing Company for lunch.

Benson, an author and law professor at Wayne State University, is currently working with a group called Engage Michigan to gather concerns of voters across the state in order to empower them in the political process. She is interested in what you have to say as a Houghton County citizen. The event is free and open to anyone of voting age.

On Nov. 12, 2011, Benson is leading the state party Issues Convention at the Lansing Center in Lansing to engage Michigan Democrats in a statewide discussion about the direction they take as a party.

"She knows how difficult it is for folks in the U.P. to be at party events downstate so she came all the way to Houghton to make sure local Democrats are heard later this month at the Issues Convention," said Brian Rendel, Houghton County Democratic Party co-chair.

Rick Kasprzak has been coordinating the lunch meeting with Jocelyn. He plans to order pizza for folks who attend. If you are in town and available Friday, help welcome Jocelyn back to Houghton and bring your ideas about the direction you want the Democratic Party to take in the coming year. While reservations are not required, Rick would appreciate knowing if you plan to attend -- especially if you plan to have pizza with the group. Email him at

Click here to learn more about Engage Michigan.

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