NEWS:

KOCH SCANDAL. In an election too close to call that could determine control of the U.S. Senate, ABC News reports that hundreds of thousands of voters have received grossly incorrect voter registration information in the mail from the Koch brothers' right-wing front group, Americans for Prosperity. Here's just some of what's in the mailing:
The wrong deadline for registering to vote - cutting the registration window short by five days.
The wrong office for questionsand the wrong zip code for turning in a voter registration form.
False information about how voters will be notified of their precinct after they register to vote

National Voter Registration Day. The Great American Equalizer is the ballot box. That's why wealthy corporations and right-wing Republicans like Scott Walker try to suppress the vote with restrictive early-voting laws and voter ID requirements. Voting is purest form of our democracy. Everyone gets an equal say -- as long as you're registered to vote. Do you need to register to vote? Click here to fill out a voter registration form. Forward this link to friends or family members who may not be registered. In the wake of the Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act ruling, voting ID laws and Republican-led state efforts to build barriers to the ballot box, voter registration is more important today than it's ever been. Six million people couldn't vote in 2008 because they missed registration deadlines or didn't know how to register. But if we don't vote, corporate interests like Walmart, Chevron, and Bank of America will have unchecked power over our political process. As an advocate for and open and inclusive government, we want to make sure every single person's voice is heard -- and that starts with registering to vote.

Milliken endorses Gary Peters for U.S. Senate. See the article at: wkzo.com

Snyder And Schauer Agree To Town Hall Meeting Scheduled For Oct. 12. After much wrangling, a debate, of sorts, has been scheduled between Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer. The two have agreed to make a joint appearance at a Town Hall meeting on Sunday, October 12 which will be televised on Detroit Public Television. How do we get invited? We don't get invited. A polling firm will bring together "undecided" voters who will then be there and be allowed to ask questions, of course, picked in advance of the "debate". Tony Trupiano. See more at: detroit.cbslocal.com

Michigan's 'Foreclosure King' (David Trott) Is Trying to Win a Seat in Congress. "He built the machine that was made to feed off of human misery," said Curtis Hertel Jr., register of deeds for Ingham County, Michigan, who tangled with Trott's law firm on a number of cases. "I've had kids crying in my office. I've seen terrible human tragedy, and frankly they didn't care." From the New Republic

The Invisible Senate Candidate. Terri Lynn Land is avoiding press and skirting debates in what's largely a stealth campaign in Michigan. Read the article at US News.

AMERICA IN THE MIDDLE EAST. Perpetual War, and Shame, Is Our Policy. The United States' official policy in the Middle East is now perpetual war. What has been known for some time, including by those of us who have served overseas, by the millions who have suffered through our bombs and our bullets, and, of course, by the hundreds of thousands whose lives have been ripped from their families and from any promised futures, President Obama solidified last night. On the thirteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it is clear to me that the cowardice evinced by the president is directly proportional to the never-ending 9/11 fear mongering that continues to paralyze and retard this country. Read more at The Huffingtonpost

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Moms Demand Action wants guns out of Kroger. This movement is starting to carry momentum. Starbucks, Target, Panera are taking a stand against open carry in their stores. I suggest making a copy and taking it to the Kroger manager. I talked to the manager on Lone Pine who dismissed this as "all the stores do this in Michigan." Patty

Our dedicated candidates who are walking door to door, talking with voters everyday, need our help to make vital phone calls to Get Out The Vote for the Absentee Ballots coming soon and November Election, less than 50 Days Away. It's inspiring to hear the interest and appreciation of voters when we tell them about our great candidates. Many people... families, women, seniors, teachers, workers... want to vote Democratic, and want to know who our Democratic candidates are. Many just want a little encouragement to vote Straight Democratic. That's why it's so vital that we call and motivate voters to vote Democratic. The most inspiring way to begin Phone Bank Calling is to visit our candidates' campaign offices where you will be greeted with bright spirit. They'll get you going there with an easy script and phone numbers, or you can take them and make calls from home. Or, phone numbers can be Emailed to your home. A call takes about two minutes, and you can make 30 precious calls in a hour, anytime from 10am to 8pm. That means a caller can easily make 100 calls per week... easily 500 by Election Day. NDC Opt In. (Note: Our office is located at: 29936 Orchard Lake Road (across from Taco Bell) Farmington Hills 48335 Phone: 313-655-1780)

Lisa and Susan, Thank you for this revealing link (Trott) a-foreclosure-king-in-congress. People who I'm calling to vote for Bobby McKenzie are aware of Trott, and are positively for Bobby... ... However, we need many more NDC people to be phone banking for Bobby from his campaign office, or, pick-up phone call lists and call from their homes. Bobby McKenzie, for 11th District U.S. Representative...to WIN over Mortgage Foreclosure King, Trott. . Large building showing big 17197 N. Laurel Park number, set back in NW corner of Newburgh & 6 Mile. . Phone Bank calls may be made at this campaign office each day and evening, or from home... . Call Andrew Munson, Organizer ( 661-524-1115 ) or email andrew@bobbyformichigan.com

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EVENTS:

Join us in our Precinct Delegate call Tuesday September 30th at 6:30pm. We'll be joined by former Congressman and future Governor Mark Schauer, Wayne State Board of Governors candidates and other special guests. We will also allow for time for questions from Precinct Delegates. Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7031 Meeting ID: 902-372-270 If you have any questions before the call please contact us at 248-584-0510. We will be doing these calls weekly every Tuesday night, until Election day; with the one exception being our Oakland County Democratic Party General Meeting on October 14th.

RESIDENTIAL OIL DRILLING, TOWN HALL MEETING. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8, 2014. 7:00 PM. WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWN HALL, 4550 WALNUT LAKE ROAD

October 14th - Oakland County Democratic Party General Meeting. Troy Community Center at 7pm.

OCTOBER 15, 2014 - WBLDEMS MEETING 7PM

NOVEMBER 4, 2014- ELECTION DAY. GET OUT THE VOTE!

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