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Fall Fest Will Feature Two Great Speakers!

A pair of great speakers will headline Livingston Dems’ annual Fall Fest this September.


Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein will speak, along with State Board of Education member Pamela Pugh.


“Two hot topics this election cycle are the role of the courts in our lives, especially after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on reproductive freedom, and the freedom of teachers to teach and children to learn the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about our nation’s past. Justice Bernstein and Ms. Pugh are ideal speakers to address both these topics,” said Judy Daubenmier, party chair.


The Fall Fest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Howell Eagles, 141 Schroeder Park Dr., Howell. Doors open at noon with lunch served at 1 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, $75 for a family of four, $15 for children ages 10-17, and younger children free. Proof of vaccinations and boosters is required to reduce the risk associated with covid. Weather permitting, the event will be in the outdoor pavilion at the Eagles lodge.





Tickets are available here!


Sponsorships of $250, $125, or $75 are also available for those who want to show extra support.


The event also will feature a 50/50 raffle, used book sale, and an online silent auction. Donations for the silent auction, including gift cards to local businesses, are welcome. Please let us know what you would like to donate here.


Both speakers have outstanding resumes and histories of public service.


Justice Bernstein became the first blind justice, elected by voters statewide, to the Michigan Supreme Court in November 2014. With a commitment to justice and fairness, Bernstein began his 8-year term in January 2015.


Prior to being elected to Michigan’s highest court, Justice Bernstein headed the public service division for The Sam Bernstein Law Firm in Farmington Hills where he worked on cases that advanced the rights and safety of people with disabilities. For example, his cases took on access to the University of Michigan football stadium and access to airports and airplanes.


His many honors include being named by Michigan Lawyers Weekly a 2009 Leader in the Law, and the 2011 James T. Neubacher Award from the University of Michigan for his commitment to equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.


Supreme Court justices in Michigan are nominated by political parties but their names are found in the nonpartisan section of the ballot. Voters must vote for them separately as voting straight ticket does not include them.


Pamela Pugh is serving her first term on the State Board of Education. She is the chief public health advisor for the city of Flint. She has a doctorate in public health from the University of Michigan and has been at the forefront of efforts to reduce the lead poisoning of children in Michigan. Her research concentrates on identifying neighborhoods and households that post the greatest environmental health to children.


Proceeds from this event will help pay for the party’s slate card mailing to thousands of voters prior to the Nov. 8 election.


(Paid for by Livingston County Democratic Executive Committee, 8028 Grand River, Woodland Plaza Suite 7, Brighton, MI 48114. Labor donated.)

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