house resolution no.319

Reps. Cavanagh, Morse, Aiyash, Young, Pohutsky, Camilleri, Weiss, Sowerby, Steckloff, Tyrone Carter, Brabec, Peterson, Liberati, Hope, Scott, Hood, O'Neal, Pepper, Stone, Kuppa, Anthony, Manoogian, Rabhi, Puri, Brixie, Tate and Yancey offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare June 23-29, 2022, as Grassroots Week in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Grassroots Week is a week to appreciate, highlight, and honor precinct delegates and grassroots leaders throughout the state of Michigan; and

Whereas, A healthy democracy requires participation from every person; and

Whereas, The term “grassroots” has come to refer to movements which mobilize masses to participate in politics; and

Whereas, Grassroots movements are often organized by everyday people rather than elected leaders; and

Whereas, Precinct delegates represent the smallest level of organization in our districting system; and

Whereas, Precinct delegates must be residents of their precinct and act as the link between their community and their elected party; and

Whereas, Precinct delegates are often the principal organizers of grassroots work in their neighborhoods, calling upon their network of connections to move forward a worthy cause; and

Whereas, Precinct delegates commit themselves to many important duties, including registering their neighbors to vote and electing candidates in party conventions based on the preferences of their precinct; and

Whereas, Precinct delegates and grassroots organizers are deserving of recognition for their sacrifice of time, energy, and passion that is essential for building participation in our democracy; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare June 23-29, 2022, as Grassroots Week in the state of Michigan. We salute the service of precinct delegates and grassroots leaders across the state; and be it further

Resolved, That we encourage every Michigan resident to express their gratitude for precinct delegates’ active engagement in our democratic process.