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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

OCC Voter Registration Drive 2016 Mon Sep 12, 2016 - Thu Sep 29, 2016. Message from Mel Chudnof. We all know how especially important it is in this years election to have a strong turn out of voters. Therefore, I am once again organizing what has been a very effective way to register a large number of voters at the Royal Oak and Southfield Oakland Community college campuses. We're using SignUp.com, a time-saving online coordination tool, to help us organize our upcoming activities. Please click on OCC Voter Registration Drive 2016 to learn more and sign up. It will ask you for your email address and then you will see various time slots you can select to volunteer. We especially need help in the 5-7 slots, Thanks for participating! Mel 248 701 6345 or melanena@comcast.net.

Tuesday weekly Precinct Delegate Call. September 27, 2016. To participate all you have to do is call-in into our Call-in Number: (712) 775-7031 and use the Meeting ID Code 936-058-397# PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE WHEN YOU ARE NOT SPEAKING. The Agenda will include questions and needs that you have as Activists and Precinct Delegates for us. REMINDER: These calls will be every Tuesday at 7pm from now until the election except for October 11th when we are scheduled to have our monthly OCDP meeting at 7pm.

Voter Redistricting in Michigan - Forum. Topics: Voter redistricting, representation, and voter rights. Presenters: Brian Dickerson, Columnist, Detroit Free Press. Jocelyn Benson, Dean, Wayne State University Law School. Judith Karandjeff, League of Women Voters President. Wendy Wagenheim, Former JCRC President. Tuesday, September 27th 7:00pm Adat Shalom Synagogue 29901 Middlebelt Road Farmington Hills. NO CHARGE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. To RSVP please call (248)355- 3300 ext 0 or email: weitzman@ncjwgds.org

Vice presidential debate: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. Other debates: Second presidential debate: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at Washington University in St. Louis. The second presidential debate will be a town meeting, where half of the questions will come from participants and the other from the moderator. Third presidential debate: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas The third presidential debate will have the same format as the first, with six 15-minute segments.

Gloria Steinem will be in conversation with MI Women Win on October 8, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. The event is scheduled to be held at the Wharton Center on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing. Click to reserve your spot

The 2016 Phil Hart Dinner The Oakland County Democratic Party Presents the 56th Annual Philip A. Hart Dinner Sunday October 9th, 2016 Farina's Banquet Hall 2485 Coolidge Highway Berkley, MI 48072 Reception to begin at 4:00pm Dinner to begin at 5:00pm. Click here for tickets. Debate watch party/afterglow at Fifth Avenue in Royal Oak at 9:00 p.m.

Join us to celebrate women who are breaking barriers as they work to turn the House blue in 2016. No Ceilings! Reception Monday, October 10, 2016 Time: 5:30 PM Home of Hannan & Lisa Lis. Address will be emailed upon RSVP

Oakland County Democratic Party Meeting, Tuesday October 11th, at 7pm. General Membership/Executive Meeting. Plumbers Local 98 hall in Madison Heights at 555 Horace Brown Dr #1, Madison Heights, MI 48071

OCTOBER WBLDEMS MEETING. OCTOBER 19, 2016. refreshments 6:45. meeting begins at 7:00. More info at Meetings

Tuesday, November 8, 2016. 2016 Presidential Election - 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

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NEWS:

Years ago, I heard a young reporter ask an old editorial writer what the difference was between Republicans and Democrats. The old guy said, "Democrats love big government, preferably controlled by and run from Washington. Republicans are in favor of smaller, less intrusive government, and local control," he said, and then paused. "Except, that is, when they're not." The young reporter asked when that was. "Whenever local government does something they don't want it to do," the old cynic said. See article by Jack Lessenberry

We likely have a very narrow window to defeat the disastrous Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal in the lame duck Congress. We expect that, as early as the middle of September, the White House will start the process to "fast track" the TPP. From that point, it is likely that Congress must vote within 90 days. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell just said he does not want to vote on TPP this year. And Secretary Hillary Clinton has also said TPP should not come up for a vote in this Congress. Wall Street, corporate America and their representatives in Congress will try to pass this bad trade deal after the election anyway. Sign the Petition to stop the TPP

Michigan Coordinated Campaign West Bloomfield Office. Volunteers needed: Nightly phone banking (5:00-9:00), as many volunteers as possible Location: 7439 Middlebelt Rd., W. Bloomfield, Mi. 48322, N.E. corner Field Organizer John Pavik, (313) 400-5494; jspavik@gmail.com; representing Farmington, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield Open door policy at office; volunteers always welcome and needed; 2 hour shifts. We represent Hillary and all down ticket Democrats.

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Michael Stack is endorsed by the Free Press. This is great news as Michael battles against the DeVos behemoth. Reported in the Free Press yesterday that Klint Kesto, R-39, has raised $176,310 from: DeVos family: $9,000; Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Assoociation PAC $3,500; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC: $2,600. Please do all you can to support Mike, a progressive candidate who will work for "we the people" and not corporations. Linda Samelson

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