Thursday, March 20, 2014

Democrats to hold March 22 Day of Action: nominating petition signing for candidates Peters, Schauer and Cannon

HANCOCK -- The Houghton County Democratic Party (HCDP) will hold a Day of Action on Saturday, March 22, to gather signatures on a nominating petition for Democratic candidates Gary Peters, Mark Schauer and Jerry Cannon. Peters is running for U.S. Senate (for retiring Sen. Carl Levin's seat), Schauer for Michigan Governor (against Gov. Rick Snyder) and Cannon for 1st District U.S. Representative (against U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek).

This year the deadline for filing a petition to run for office is April 22. The HCDP hopes to play a significant role in helping these candidates achieve their goal.

Volunteers will be collecting signatures locally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the following locations:
  • Outside the Houghton Post Office, 701 Shelden Ave., Houghton.
  • Outside the Hancock Post Office, 221 Quincy St., Hancock.
  • Jutila Center, 200 Michigan St., Hancock. (During the UPEC "Celebrate the UP" event)
  • HCDP Office, 323 Quincy St. in Hancock. 
Rick Kasprzak, HCDP co-chair, is looking for volunteers to help with the petition signing. If you wish to help, please contact Rick at 906-369-1517 or by email at

In Marquette, a petition signing will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, March 22, outside the Marquette Post Office, 202 W Washington St., Marquette.

Dickinson County residents can sign petitions from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. outside the Iron Mountain Post Office, 101 W Ludington St., Iron Mountain.

Jerry Cannon for Congress to host petition signings, fundraisers

Jerry Cannon for Congress will also have petitions available for signing at three Upper Peninsula Fundraisers this weekend:

Marquette: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 22. Home of Carol and Tom Cappuccio, 55 Oak Hill Dr, Marquette. Click here to RSVP.

Sault Ste Marie: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 21. Island Books and Crafts, 101 E Portage Ave, Sault Ste Marie. Click here to RSVP.

Gladstone: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22. Home of Ralph and Ann Miller, 19 Mulberry Cir, Gladstone. Click here to RSVP.

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