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Fri, Apr 14


Sault Ste. Marie

MI Rural Democratic Summit

LET'S BUILD A DEMOCRATIC RURAL MOVEMENT TOGETHER. Join the MDP Rural Caucus to learn, share, and create a new Rural Michigan Alliance.

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MI Rural Democratic Summit
MI Rural Democratic Summit

Time & Location

Apr 14, 2023, 8:00 AM – Apr 15, 2023, 12:00 PM

Sault Ste. Marie, 2186 Shunk Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, USA

About the event

The Purpose of the Summit is to bring together all Stakeholders who are working to turn rural Michigan blue/bluer to coordinate and collaborate their work for the 2023-24 cycle and beyond.

The Rural MI Alliance will then continue to work together with strategies discussed at the Summit.



Includes four meals and snacks during the Summit

Invited to participate are the DNC, Michigan Democratic Party, Project 83, and State Central Members, the Governor’s Office, US Senators’ and Representatives’ Offices, State Legislators, County, and District Party leaders, Presidential Primary Planners, National Rural Organizers, Labor, Tribal

Communities, and more.



4 PM Begin Registration and Hotel Check-In

6-8 PM Reception for Attendees


8-8:30 Breakfast and Registration

8:30-9:15 Welcome and Summit Launch

9:30-11:15 Break Out Work Session

11:30-12:15 Large Group Share Out

12:15-1:00 Lunch

1:15-1:45 Afternoon Keynote

2:00-3:45 Break Out Work Session

4:00-4:45 Large Group Share Out

6:00-7:30 Dinner and Keynote


8:00-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-9:30 Building Bridges…a Conversation

with Our Legislators

9:45-11:00 Creating Our New Rural MI

Alliance and Next Steps

11:00-11:45 Keynote and Adjourn


  • Communication and Messaging
  • Support of County Parties
  • Policy, Issues and Legislation
  • Fundraising
  • Recruitment and Support of Rural
  • Candidates
  • Liaison and Collaboration-
  • Building with Aligned
  • Organizations
  • Community-Building
  • 2024 Ballot Proposal Possibilities

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