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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

Phone banking for Bernie Join other volunteers in your area to make phone calls for Bernie. This is a great opportunity to meet other Bernie supporters, make calls to voters, and help make a big impact in our campaign for President. Please bring a laptop, phone, chargers, and any extra batteries you have. Time: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST Location: Kresge Library - Oakland University (Rochester) 2200 N Squirrel Rd Rochester, MN 48309

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 9:00pm The New Hampshire Union Leader, the state's largest newspaper, announced Tuesday that it will host a Democratic debate on Feb. 4, five days before the Granite State's primary. The debate, moderated by "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, will be broadcast live in prime time on MSNBC.

"Make Government Work" Forum #3, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 10:00 am to noon on Feb. 6, 2016. "Whats the Big Deal About the New Deal?" 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn Michigan

Royal Oak Democratic Club. Please join us at our February meeting: Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:00 AM Royal Oak Senior Center 3500 Marais, Royal Oak MI 48073 Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Flint pediatrician who was a central figure in exposing and publicizing the lead contamination of Flint's tap water, will be our guest speaker. This will be a homecoming for Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who is a 1994 graduate of Royal Oak's Kimball High School. Among her classmates was now-Oakland County Commissioner David Woodward, who arranged this visit.

Fundraiser for Dr Anil Kumar for Conbress 11th District. 1898 W Square Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills. Saturday Feb 6 7pm. RSVP by 2/5/16 at kumarforcongress2016@gmail.com

Oakland County for Bernie Sanders: Weekly Meeting at The Maple Theater. Join fellow Berners in Oakland County to support Bernie Sanders for president! During the meetings we will discuss upcoming events and plan new ones. Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST Host: Gloriann Fields Location: The Maple Theater (Bloomfield Hills, MI), 4135 W Maple Rd. Inside cafe portion.

OCDP February Meeting, Tuesday February 9th, at 7 p.m. upstairs at 5th Avenue in Royal Oak. We will be talking about precinct delegates allotments, the down ballot races we have coming up in 2016, and about rebooting OCDP On the Road! John Austin, who serves on the Michigan Board of Education, will also be stopping by to inform us on education issues around Michigan and his race in 2016. This will also be the perfect opportunity to renew your annual dues if you have not done so yet and sign up to be a precinct delegate for 2016!

Democratic Presidential Primary Debates. Thursday, February 11, 2016 PBS Democratic Primary Debate 9pm ET (8pm CT, 6pm PT) Location: UW-Milwaukee in Wisconsin Sponsors: PBS. Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Univision Democratic Primary Debate Location: Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida Sponsors: Univision, The Washington Post

FEBRUARY WBLDEMS MEETING. February 17, 2016. The meeting starts at 7 PM, with light refreshments and socializing at 6:45, at The Corners, 2075 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield, 48323. More info at Meetings

11th Congressional District Committee Meeting Saturday, February 20, 2016. Executive Committee Meeting 10am-10:30am. DISTRICT MEETING 10:30am - noon. MEA office, 2625 E. Oakley Park Rd Suite 200 Commerce Twp., MI. Monthly Meetings: 3rd Saturday of Every Month, 10:30am - 12. More at 11thdistrictdems.com

Tuesday March 8, 2016. 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. 2016 Michigan Presidential Primary. Links to 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates

Saturday, May 21st, 2016 beginning at 11:00 A.M. EST. District Conventions of enrolled Democrats will be held in each of Michigan's 14 congressional districts. See 2016 Michigan Democratic Party Delegate Selection Plan

July 25, 2016. 2016 DNC National Convention - Philadelphia. phldnc.com

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

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NEWS:

Looking for County Commissioners. County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson is actively recruiting for County Commission candidates. If you believe you or someone you know would be interested, or would like more information, please contact Marcia at flower1693@aol.com

This morning Allan & I were in Lansing again to show our support for Planned Parenthood. There was an Appropriations Committee Hearing to "Prohibit State Funds to Entities Providing Elective Abortions" (House Bill 4145) Sponsor Rep. Thomas Hooker -Republican introduced this legislation along with other Republican reps. Of course, there exists no state funding for abortion in Michigan. (See pictures at right). The anti-choice/anti-abortion side provided their testimonies in support of the bill which at times were particularly repugnant & theatrically outrageous. This is typical of Ed Rivet of Right to Life Michigan. The testimonies opposing HB 4145 were factual, strong, educational, articulate, heartfelt, reasoned & powerful. The President/CEO of Planned Parenthood Lori Carpentier provided an excellent testimony! HB 4145 is one of several anti-choice pieces of legislation which Republicans have introduced recently in the the Michigan State Legislature. This causes us much distress & also reminds us that our activism is consistently needed. Jill Farber-Bramson

West Bloomfield Township showed its ugly side at a recent meeting. I have thanked Teri and Diane and I want to thank you for your vote in favor of diversity. It was appalling to hear such bigotry and xenophobia expressed by people who live in our community. I'm sure you have read Jack Lessenberry's article. That he felt compelled to write such an article when he doesn't live in our community, is an indictment of the behavior shown by the people who spoke with such hate against welcoming immigrants and refugees into our community. I was glad that there were those who spoke up in favor of West Bloomfield being an inclusive community. They were brave to speak up while they were being shouted down. I was especially proud of Teri and Howard's daughter, Julia, and the Muslim women who courageously took the mike and informed others (if they weren't shouting and berating them) of their contributions to our community. I was very proud of the vote that you, Diane and Teri took. I want everyone in our club to view the video and read Jack Lessenberry's article if they didn't hear him speak on Wednesday on Michigan Public Radio: at michiganradio.org. Linda Samelson

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The last thing we need is another corporate Democrat. We had Bill, and we have Obama, and Hillary will be more of the same. We have lost our manufacturing with Bill's Nafta, and will loose more with Obama's TPP. Bill pushed through bank de-regulation, and after the banks collapsed the economy, Obama rescued them with 100's of billions of dollars. We need real health care reform, not fake reform like Obamacare. Obamacare has enriched the insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies and made all the rest of us pay more for health care. We need affordable college for our children. We need roads and infrastructure. We don't need Hillary Clinton. Sheldon Wolberg

Glad for attention to Flint. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expressing the disgust and outrage that so many of us are feeling. She's drawn much needed attention to the human-rights crisis in Flint. The situation needs and deserves the most constructive and expeditious actions by all appropriate authorities and concerned citizens. Stop blaming others for the political hot water you're in Gov. Snyder. It's nothing like the toxic water the people of Flint have been drinking. Jill Farber-Bramson, West Bloomfield. from Detroit News January 21, 2016

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