EVENTS:

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

11th District Meeting Thursday, April 28, 2016. 6 PM Executive Committee 7 PM District Membership Meeting. Speaker: Lavora Barnes-National Delegate Selection Process. Pipefitters' Local 636 Union Hall 30100 Northwestern Hwy Farmington Hills, MI 48334

MDP Women's Caucus 30th Annual Legacy Luncheon with keynote speaker Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on April 30, 2016, at 11:30 a.m., at the Cobo Conference Center. We are honored to present this year's Eleanor Roosevelt Award to Justice Marilyn Kelly. Purchase tickets here

Join us for our Annual Youth Caucus Reception at Cobo hall on April 30th, at 4:30p.m. before the MDP's first annual Legacy Dinner! At this reception, you'll meet young Democratic professionals and activists from all over the state. For just $25, you'll be helping to promote youth involvement, civic engagement, and getting Democrats elected this November! RSVP here

Join Democrats from across Michigan and around the country, as we honor the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement with special guest and keynote speaker for the evening, Civil Rights leader and icon, Congressman John Lewis. Dinner 6:15 PM. Youth Reception 4:30 PM. Women's Caucus Luncheon 11:30 AM. "Congressman John Lewis is appearing at this event only as a special guest. Congressman John Lewis is not asking for funds or donations." Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT) Cobo Center - 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48226. Get tickets here.

A reception in support of Congressman Dan Kildee Thursday, May 5th 5:30 - 7 p.m. Cellarmen's Brewery 24310 John R Rd Hazel Park, MI 48030 For questions, please contact rsvp@dankildee.com or (810) 309-9027

Thursday May 12th 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm - Jewish Chaldean Sing and Dance. Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital (downstairs atrium). Chaldean Folklore Dance Group. Hazzan Dan Gross - Adat Shalom synagogue. Enjoy a night of food, music, and dance. Please bring a dish to share. RSVP: Gail Katz - gailkatz@comcast.net, Rula Yono - rula@chaldeanfederation.org

NEXT 14TH DISTRICT MEETING: SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016 Wayne County Community College Mary Ellen Stempfle University Center 19305 Vernier Harper Woods, MI, 48225

MAY WBLDEMS MEETING. MAY 18, 2016. At the Corners. refreshments 6:45. meeting begins at 7:00. More info at Meetings

Saturday, May 21st, 2016 beginning at 10:00 A.M. EST. District Conventions of enrolled Democrats will be held in each of Michigan's 14 congressional districts. Election of delegates and alternates for Presidential Candidates for the DNC Convention in Philadelphia. See 2016 Michigan Democratic Party Delegate Selection Plan

The 14th Congressional District Convention will convene at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 21 at the Southfield Civic Center, Parks and Recreation Building, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield MI 48076. Registration 9:00 -11:00 AM. Candidates for the offices of DNC Delegate or Alternate shall be those individuals whose applications and candidacies have been accepted by the appropriate presidential campaign. Agenda A. Call to Order B. Appointment of Convention Officers C. Credential Report D. Rules Report E. Recess to Presidential Caucus -Election of DNC Delegates and Alternates F. Convention Reconvenes G. Adjournment

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

August 2, 2016 Primary Election. Candidates for Partisan and Non Partisan offices.

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

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

NEWS:

SB 564 and SB 565 will be voted on in the Michigan Senate tomorrow morning. These bills use now discredited videos as a basis limiting fetal tissue research in the state by placing unprecedented restrictions on the regulated, legal and life-saving practice. 4/28/2016

Unions suing state over election law. A coalition of labor unions sued the State of Michigan in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Friday over a law that allows corporations, but not unions, to use payroll deductions for contributions to political action committees. More at tablet.olivesoftware.com

Question: How many American deaths have occurred since 2001 as a result of terrorist attacks? Answer: About 50. Question: What are your chances of being killed in a terrorrist attack if we include 9/11? Answer: 1 in 4 million. Question: What are odds if 9/11 is taken out of the equation? Answer: About 1 in 100 million. More at wbldems.blogspot.com

In his new book, "Listen, Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People?", author Thomas Frank skewers the Democratic Party for abandoning the bottom 90%. Democrats began to identify with Wall Street back in the 1990s. The present Democratic administration has hounded individuals who lied on mortgage applications, but it seems to find top bankers incapable of wrongdoing. More at wbldems.blogspot.com

BECOME A CANDIDATE! Act now to become a candidate on the August 2 primary ballot. Candidates for West Bloomfield township, Oakland county and state offices must file by April 19. School board and OCC board of trustees candidates must file by July 26. Precinct delegates must file by May 3. For more information and filing requirements for offices go to: oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections or call West Bloomfield clerks office at (248) 451-4848

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Our Current Township Supervisor(Michele Economou Ureste) And Her Staff Is Under Investagations By The Secretary Of State Office For Campaign Finance Violations,Fraud And Unlawful Use Of Taxpayer Funded Resources For Her Personal Campaign. WHY Is Our Supervisor And Her Staff Always Engaging In Illegal Activity As Though It Is A Hobby For Them, Year After Year !!!!! WE Need A New Township Board That Is Kosher And CLEAN . Connie Kincer, April 13, 2016

The Republicans have successfully made inroads among my fellow Jews by their attacks on our President which have been encouraged by their fellow right winger, Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu. The link below may help you understand my position that support for Israel has been an American position since Harry Truman. It had never been partisan issue until now. I believe that support for Israel is more secure when it not used by one Party to score points against the other! Al Halper. http://nyti.ms/23nae0o

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