Progressives, we need you!! Grand Rapids United Progressives has arranged to charter a bus from Great Lakes Motorcoach for the MDP Convention at Cobo Hall in Detroit on February 2nd. YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY FOR 30 DAYS PRIOR TO FEB. 2ND TO VOTE! Those wishing to ride the bus are to report to the park and ride north of Gravity Taphouse Grille located on the East Beltline and 96. The bus departs at 5:00 a.m., so try to get there by 4:45 a.m. and plan to bring a lunch and something to drink, as purchasing lunch at Cobo is pretty expensive. There will be a second pick up at the Park and Ride at 3030 Grand River Ave. Saranac, MI (Exit 64 of 196). We will leave Cobo Hall at 5:00 p.m. for a return to Grand Rapids, with a quick stop at a fast food restaurant along the way, arriving in Grand Rapids at 8:00 p.m.
The cost for the trip is $28.00 per person, which includes a tip for the driver. If you wish to ride the bus to the convention, please contact Michelle at 616-481-9224 and I’ll give you payment details. PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS AND I WILL SEND A RECEIPT UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR CHECK.The bus holds 55 persons, and we still have some seats left (don’t go by the count above, because it’s not accurate), so try to get your payment in as soon as possible. If you’re able to pay extra for someone who is unable to afford to go, that would be appreciated, as well. We did this the last time, and it was really nice for those that couldn’t….particularly in this economy.