EVENTS:

Tuesday, April 24th. Filing Deadline for Partisan Candidates for Office (Congress, State Legislature, County Commission, et cetera)

Join Voters Not Politicians next Wednesday, April 25th, for a fundraising event featuring Jason Kander, President of Let America Vote. RSVP and purchase your tickets here WHEN: Wednesday, April 25th | VIP Reception (6:30 - 7:00 pm) followed by a General Reception (7:00 - 8:00 pm) WHERE: Home of Linda Kay (24480 Bloomington Dr. Franklin, MI 48025).

Tuesday, May 8th. Filing Deadline for Precinct Delegate Candidacy

OCDP April Meeting Tuesday, May 8th 7:00pm Plumbers Hall 555 Horace Brown Dr. Madison Heights.

MAY WBLDEMS MEETING. TUESDAY MAY 15, 2018. refreshments 6:45. meeting begins at 7:00. Speaker: Gretchen Whitmer - Candidate for Governor of Michigan The meeting will be at the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Building Room #102. More info at Meetings

Monday, July 9th. Last Day to Register to Vote in Primary
Friday, July 27th - 14th District Democrats Annual Dinner
Tuesday, August 7th. Primary Election Day
Tuesday, October 9th. Last Day to Register to Vote in General Election
Tuesday, November 6th. General Election Day.

Join the OCDP every Wednesday night for a Project 83 Canvass. We will be meeting at our office located at 17100 W. 12 Mile Rd. Southfield from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. We will be out talking and listening to voters all over Oakland County. Project 83 is the MDP's blueprint to refocus, retrain & rebuild our organization so we're connecting with the voters of all 83 counties in our state. Fill out this form and let us know if you can join us!

Join our Meetup "Please join us as we modernize our methods and make it easier for local progressives and Democrats to meet, socialize, and share our values." Go to meetup.com/West-Bloomfield-Lakes-Area-Democratic-Club

The West Bloomfield/Lakes Area Democratic Club is on FACEBOOK.. Join Us!

NEWS:

Should metro Detroit's $5.4B transit plan go to ballot? RTA wants your opinion. Metro Detroiters will get a chance over the next couple of weeks to weigh in on the latest version of a proposed 20-year regional transit plan, but whether voters will have an opportunity to decide its fate remains to be seen. At freep.com

Michigan Democratic Party endorses Dana Nessel for Attorney General. More than 6,700 members of the Michigan Democratic Party attended the convention on Sunday. Nessel is an attorney who rose to prominence by challenging Michigan's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, ultimately winning at the U.S. Supreme Court level. See mlive.com

Endorsements for Major Democratic State Candidates. At bridgemi.com.

A Holocaust survivor who knows Trump personally says America feels like Berlin in 1929. "Trump is an enabler. Trump has no ideas. Trump is out for himself. He's a sick, very disturbed individual. I couldn't say that Trump is a fascist because you've got to know what fascism is. And I don't think he has the mental power to even understand it." This is a man who lived what happens when fascism isn't stopped before it metastasizes. At newsweek.com

"We're journalists at a Sinclair news station. We're pissed." Some of us wish we could quit - but our hands are tied. Article here.

How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe. The disinformation campaign and massive radiation increase behind the 5G rollout. The scientific evidence that cell phones and wireless technologies in general can cause cancer and genetic damage is not definitive, but it is abundant and has been increasing over time. Full article at thenation.com

Would Democrats Really Do Better Than Betsy DeVos on Education?. Everybody hates Betsy DeVos. As Donald Trump's Secretary of Education, she's ignorant, unqualified and insincere. But would the Democrats really do much better if they had control of the Executive Branch? The last two Democratic administrations pushed almost the same education policies as the last three Republican ones. They often use different rhetoric and pretend to dislike policies that BOTH parties have championed for decades. More at gadflyonthewallblog

After U.S. Gun Control Marches, Pope Francis Wants Youth to Keep Shouting. At newsweek.com.

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The problem with writing an occasional piece is that in the interim there have been enumerable scandalous things to write about. So for the moment I will write about James Comey. More from Richard at wbldems.blogspot

For once Senators, vote your conscience. Don't take the easy way out! If you didn't trust Pompeo last week, this week's development should make you even more leery.See Al's blog at wbldems.blogspot

Netanyahu and his regime have made defending Israel more difficult than ever in my lifetime. But to use a comparison, you can criticize China's conduct towards non-terrorist Tibetans as just as wrongful as Israel's conduct towards non-terrorist Palestinians. But even Israel's wrongful conduct towards these Palestinians does not justify the boycott movement singling Israeli scientists, scholars, and others for special, worse treatment among the nations. I do not see any such movement or treatment of Chinese scientists, scholars, and others. Also, I urge everyone to read the Newsweek issue of about two weeks ago on Israel. The article has opened my eyes to the degree of right wing domination of Israel and even right wing Jewish terrorist attacks on other Israelis-Arabs and Jews. Howard

If you think that the Iraq War has made the world a better and safer place for Americans, you will love the appointment of John Bolton to the position of National Security Advisor to the President. Bolton was one of the major architects of the Iraq, and he is still proud of his part in it. If you thought it was a disaster, get ready for more! He is a part of Trump's bench strength, Faux News. Trump loves Faux because Faux loves him. And Trump loves their news lineup, Sean Hannity being #1! I find it odd that unconfirmed reports of a gas attack in Syria have been reported, with lot's of video appearing to be proof of children and babies suffering from the effects of the poison agent. But they are old videos of previous attacks. Al

MSNBC outlined yesterday, just how the GREEDY Koch brothers are ready to step in and profit from 100% privatization of health care for the VA. Reasonable people agree that vets need options to the VA if living in remote areas or need vital procedures faster than available by VA. But only the Koch brothers and their cohorts benefit from total privatization. Jeanne Korsh

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