2014 Begins Now!
One campaign ends and…another begins! Yes, I am planning on running in 2014 and the campaigning is in its unofficial stages right now in 2013. I am continuing to learn about policy issues and to meet people in both Midland and Bay Counties. We are re-building our campaign team and planning our fundraising strategies as well as campaign strategies for late this year and early next year.
The 2014 campaign would not be possible without all of those who helped on the 2012 campaign – especially Victor Draine, my campaign manager (who is now working in Flint for Congressman Dan Kildee), Sara Clavez, who was my volunteer coordinator, Dave Brausch, who was our turf coordinator and all of the team, as well as all of those who contributed to the campaign and had signs in their yards – not to mention all of you who voted for me: 41,000 strong!
Joan Brausch on Small Business
Joan Brausch on Education
Joan Brausch for Michigan House!
I’m running for State Representative because I love this state and I love the people of this area which is my home. The people in Lansing, our “representatives” have made it pretty clear by the laws they have passed and the laws they are trying to pass, that they don’t care much about the ordinary working people of this state – or about the poor and the elderly either. And I decided that I could do more good running for office than getting another petition signed or organizing another direct action or protest. Laws need to be re-written and new laws need to be passed to make this state a better place for regular folks to live and thrive.
I’m running and I believe this year, with the mood of the country, we can win this seat! I need you to volunteer for me! We can’t do this with 5 or 10 people! We need 150 people and more! PLEASE sign up for a yard sign, or a house party, or going door-to-door, or helping with mailings. I need your money! We are going to be raising our money just like Barack Obama did – from individual donors. So please, reach deep into your pockets and give whatever you can! Give whatever you can!