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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

Please join us for a Reception in support of Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence with special guest, Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland Sunday, June 26, 2016 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Home of Attorney Mike Morse 26232 Pembroke, Huntington Woods, Michigan 48070 Guest: $100 Supporter: $250 Host: $1,000. e-mail info@brendalawrence.com or call (248) 410-0702

2016 Spirit of Millie Award Dinner - Justice Caucus Sunday, June 26, 2016 - dinner at 6:30pm, reception at 5:30 pm. The Westin Southfield 1500 Town Center First Floor Southfield, MI. We are pleased to announce that Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Millie Jeffrey Awards Dinner.

March with WBLDEMS at the July 4th parade - Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake!. Kids and dogs welcome.

Southfield Festival of Hope: July 7-10. Southfield Civic Center, Northwestern and Civic Center Drive. Rides, food. Thurs 6-11, Fri 6-11, Sat 9am - 11pm, Sun 1:30 - 11. WBLDEMS members: help out at our table at the festival.

JULY WBLDEMS MEETING. JULY 13, 2016. At the Corners. refreshments 6:45. meeting begins at 7:00. Our program for next meeting will be the purpose of endorsing candidates for Oakland County offices. You must be a fully paid member for 2016 in order to vote for endorsements. More info at Meetings

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

WBLDEMS SUMMER PICNIC: Sunday, July 31st, 2016. Marshbank Park, Maple Ridge Shelter. 2805 Hiller Rd, West Bloomfield, MI, 48324

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:

IT'S NOT JUST DETROIT SCHOOLS IN TROUBLE. Read the article at freep.com. Scathing condemnation of the Republicans, especially Speaker Kevin Cotter, Senate Majority leader Arlan Meekoff and our duplicitous governor. Some facts from the article: Michigan now ranks 40th in education. 71% of fourth-graders aren't proficient in reading. 71% of eighth-graders aren't proficient in math. 53% of young children aren't in school. Michigan ranked 41st in fourth-grade reading.

Warren Incensed at GOP Effort to Gut Financial Protections. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on Tuesday to repeal a new Labor Department rule aimed at protecting retirement savers from Wall Street brokers. Read more at commondreams.org

Hillary Clinton says it's time for a new chapter in the American Dream. "I have a clear vision for the economy: We need to make sure our economy works for everyone, not just those at the top," Clinton laid out five key proposals: 1. Make an "historic investment" in infrastructure to create jobs 2. Make college debt-free for all 3. Make companies share profits with their employees 4. Make the rich pay more in taxes 5. Put "families first" in the economy by raising the minimum wage, enacting paid family leave and expanding preschool for all. In her first 100 days in office, Clinton vows to enact a massive $275 billion investment in U.S. infrastructure. This would fix America's roads, bridges and technology access and create good-paying jobs.

At our June meeting the West Bloomfield Democratic Club endorsed the following: US House of Representatives: 11th District: Dr. Anil Kumar. 14th District: Brenda Lawrence. Michigan House of Representatives: 39th District: Michael Stack. 40th District: Nicole Bedi. Oakland County Circuit Court: Lorie Savin. Oakland County Probate Court: Jennifer Callaghan. Oakland County Clerk: Lisa Brown.

Made sure no one is trying to steal your property! Check for fraudulent actions against your property at ocmideeds.com.

Oakland County Stolen by GOP Legislature. In 2011, the Legislature passed a bill to reduce the number of Oakland County Commissioners and allow Republicans to redraw the county's district lines. Before the new law, Oakland County used the same system as the rest of Michigan's other 82 counties for the last half century to draw the maps: a five member reapportionment commission composed of the county clerk, prosecutor, and treasurer, plus the the heads of the county Republican and Democratic Parties. However, at that point the Democrats had a 3-2 majority on the Oakland County reapportionment commission for the first time; and the Republicans didn't like their map, so they appealed. But the Court of Appeals upheld the map. Not to be dismayed, the Republican Legislature wrote a new law (only for Oakland County) which reduced the number of commissioners and had the county commission with its 16-9 Republican majority redraw the map. That law was ruled unconstitutional by the circuit and appeals courts, but our majority Republican endorsed Supreme Court upheld it. Since then the GOP has controlled Oakland County and its $800,000,000 budget!

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I cannot express how glad I am that the House Democrats and the Senate Democrats before them have been taking a stand on stopping gun violence and terrorism. I am going to call some senators and representatives to express my support for the sit-in. One more thing: I saw this AM that the Republicans have accused the Democrats against breaking the House rules against cameras. So, I would like to see the Republicans haul up the Democrats on breaking House Rules disciplinary charges after the recess ends on July 5. Howard

Please answer these pleas/appeals for sanity involving guns and senseless deaths in the U. S. Research facts plus have the courage to speak and act with love, not fear and hate as well as with reason, not emotion. Contact senators and representatives on the state and national levels. Join and support such organizations as Sandyhookpromise.org. Support any group which seeks to destroy or lessen the power of the National Rifle Association. Read the 2nd Amendment to the U. S. to note and remember the word Militia. Be aware of and support efforts to improve mental health concerns. Have hope. Be active. Be vigilant. Hannah Provence Donigan

This interview explains the evil genius that allowed a Republican minority to subvert American democracy. Please listen and share: http://www.wnyc.org/story/understanding-congressional-gerrymandering-its-moneyball-applied-to-politics. Al Halper

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WBLDEMS Endorsed Candidates: Sam Logan Khaleghi, Jonathan Warshay, Brenda Lawrence and Anil Kumar.









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