Call to 2018 Oakland County Convention Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6 p.m.The Oakland County Democratic Party will meet in Convention Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Plumbers Local 98 Hall 555 Horace Brown Drive Madison Heights, MI. Registration: 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Convention Start: 7:00 P.M. The purpose of the meeting will be to elect officers of the County Committee to serve 2 years.

14th District Democrats & Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Holiday Party! Saturday, December 15th, 11:00 a.m. Fishbone's DOWNTOWN 400 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226. Please bring a toy donation for children in need.

You're invited as Jeremy Moss will be sworn in as State Senator for Michigan's 11th District by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack. Sunday, December 16th at 2 p.m. Detroit Plumbers Local 98 555 Horace Brown Drive, Madison Heights. Special remarks from: Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, State Senator Vince Gregory, incoming House Democratic Leader Christine Greig, Southfield Mayor Kenson Siver.

WBLDEMS HOLIDAY PARTY. Tuesday, December 18th, 6 - 9 PM. Mezza Grille. 4189 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323. Come join us for food and Democratic fellowship for the holidays! We will have visits by our elected officials.

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

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Legislature set to send bills gutting paid sick time, delaying minimum wage hike, to governor. At

Washed-up legislators gone wild: It's time to corral Lansing's lame ducks. Just one week into their lame duck adventure, this year's outgoing legislative class has already demonstrated its contempt for Michigan voters and the politicians they've elected to represent them in Lansing starting Jan. 1. At

Stop the bidding! This Democratic presidential candidate is about to clear the field. Until now, there were, by my count, 44 Democrats who have either expressed interest in a 2020 presidential run, traveled to Iowa or New Hampshire , or otherwise managed to get themselves mentioned. Full article here.

American Corporations Are Winning Their War on Capitalism. When monopolists stamp out startups, they kill productivity in the economy. Monopoly is the last stage of capitalism, according to Lenin. Firms take their high profits and plow them into share buybacks. The money goes to wealthy shareholders who spend less relative to their income than poor people. And so low investment and low consumption are tied together. More here.

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy. Perhaps the best evidence for the power of an aristocracy is to be found in the degree of resentment it provokes. By that measure, the 9.9 percent are doing pretty well indeed. The surest sign of an increase in resentment is a rise in political division and instability. In the person of Donald Trump, resentment entered the White House. It rode in on the back of an alliance between a tiny subset of super-wealthy 0.1 percenters and a large number of 90 percenters who stand for pretty much everything the 9.9 percent are not. The defining challenge of our time is to renew the promise of American democracy by reversing the calcifying effects of accelerating inequality. More by Matthew Stewart at The Atlantic.

Should Democrats Keep Running To The Left? Tuesday Will Tell. The best way for Democrats to gain ground is to run populist on economics. Why? Because (1) that's where the country needs radical reform; (2) that's where the Clinton-Obama Democratic Party lost its soul; (3) if the election is all about identity, that plays to Trump's fear-mongering; and (4) economic populism creates a politics of working people of all races against economic royalists rather than working people of different backgrounds against each other. More here

Pulitzer Prize Winner Explains Why Trump 'Is the Product of a Failed Democracy'. You have a Democratic Party running around talking about James Comey or Russia without addressing the core issue, which is the orchestration of incredible social inequality, which the Democrats were part of and thus don't address. The longer the Democrats follow this track of believing that Trump will implode and attempting to blame his election on Russian interference, the more dangerous the situation becomes. The Democrats are demonizing outside forces such as Russia without addressing the core issue which has created this largest transference of wealth upwards in American history and a corporate oligarchic elite which is worse than even the Gilded Age. More here.


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Below is a copy of the a letter that we sent to Governor Snyder asking him to veto the current attempt by our Michigan legislature to undo all the hard work of citizens to improve the lives of our lowest earning residents. You may copy and paste or simply use this as a sample. I don't think or legislatures will change their political, heartless minds, but Snyder has nothing to lose and may decide to be a Mensch. Mel and Nena

Dear Governor Snyder, Please Veto SB 1172 and SB 1175! These bills deny and delay worker's right to a raise in the minimum wage, especially for tipped workers. They drop tipped workers' wages from $12 to $4/hour in the original bill and slash hours of sick leave in half from 72 to 36 hours/year in the original bills. This is what we call CRUEL. It is heartless for the legislature to put politics over the well being of our lowest earning citizens. These bills could be UNCONSTITUTIONAL. It's illegal to pass a bill to keep it off the ballot and then to gut the law during the legislative session. Over 400,000 voters signed each of the OFW and EPST petitions. These lame duck bills erode democracy and undermine citizens' rights to petition their government for needed change. Please show courage and humanity by vetoing this careless, hurtful partisan legislation.

Launching a TV spot to stop the Lame Duck legislature to stop the vote on the so-called "Tunnel Authority" that takes away Governor Whitmer and AG Nessel's ability to shut down Enbridge LIne 5. I will need help as the vote is set for this week. Tell your Senator to vote NO: here. Nancy Skinner

I am asking for your help to call legislators to stop their most recent attack on teachers. In this lame duck session the Senate had already passed a bill attacking union rights, and now the house is considering it as well. Christina. Go here.

History matters!! George H. W. Bush was a war criminal racist sexual offender!! Ayman. See article: The Ignored Legacy of George H.W. Bush: War Crimes, Racism, and Obstruction of Justice.

This is truly a wake up call; there is NO candidate of note. Do read this comprehensive summary of the Democrats. Oh to bring back Obama! I think this is worth sharing in hopes that someone has an answer! I still like Biden, age or no age! Edie.

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