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

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

convention watch parties. Carolyn Lowe's Convention Watch Party Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7pm - 9pm 30830 Hunter's Dr, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 Contct Mona 734-945-1717
OCDP WATCH PARTY: Thursday, July 28th from 8:00pm- 10:00pm. Fifth Avenue in downtown Royal Oak. Upstairs. Parking is available in the metered lots as well as several parking structures across the street.

Precinct Delegate Write-In. Did you miss the deadline to file to be on the August ballot? No worries- you can still run as a write-in candidate. If you are interested you must file this form with the clerk of your city or township of residence no later than 4:00 p.m. on the first Friday immediately preceding the August primary - 7/29/16.

WBLDEMS SUMMER PICNIC: Sunday, July 31st, 2016. 12 - 3 pm. Marshbank Park, Maple Ridge Shelter. 2805 Hiller Rd, West Bloomfield, MI, 48324. Join us by the lake at Marshbank Park for our annual summer picnic and barbecue. All our elected officials will be invited and, in this election year, it is expected to be a great opportunity to meet our state and federal representatives.

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

Aug.2nd Fundraiser 4 Judge Wanda Evans! July 21 at 5:30 PM 17100 Laurel Park Dr N, Livonia, MI 48152-2651

OCDP Summer Picinic - August 7th Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Home of Honorable Mykale Garret 18804 Lacrosse Ave. Lathrup Village, MI 48076 Suggested Donations $20.16 or Renew Your Basic Membership

Join us for our MDP Garden Party on Sunday, August 7th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the home of our gracious host, Joumana Kayrouz. This is a great opportunity to gather with fellow Democrats, make a few new friends, and meet some of your current and future elected officials, all while helping to get Michigan Democrats elected up and down the ballot this November. click here for tickets.

OCDP August Monthly Meeting Date: August 9th, 2016 Time: 7:00pm Location: Plumbers Local 98 555 Horace Brown Drive Madison Heights, MI During our meeting we will discuss endorsements, followed by precinct delegate training.

AUGUST WBLDEMS MEETING. AUGUST 17, 2016. At the Corners. refreshments 6:45. meeting begins at 7:00. More info at Meetings

Walk4Friendship, Sunday, September 4th. Schedule 10:30am Registration opens & t-shirt pickup begins. 11:30am Opening ceremony at the Jewish Community Center. 11:45am Walk begins. 12:00-3:00pm Walkers arrive at the Farber Center for fun, food and entertainment. More info at the Friendship Circle.

Our 56th Annual Phil Hart Dinner. Please join us on Sunday, September 25th for a wonderful evening honoring our late Senator, Philip A. Hart. The festivities will begin with our100-Club Reception at 5:00pm followed by dinner at 6:00pm.

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:

WBLDEMS ENDORSEMENTS. All are for the August 2nd Primary, except where noted. US House of Representatives: 11th District: Dr. Anil Kumar 14th District: Brenda Lawrence. Michigan House: 39th District: Michael Stack. 40th District: Nicole Bedi. Oakland County: Circuit Court (November Election): Lori Savin. Probate Court (November Election): Jennifer Callaghan. Executive: Vicki Barnett. Clerk: Lisa Brown. Treasurer: Andy Meisner. Prosecutor: Jessica Cooper. Sheriff: Craig Covey. Water Resources Commissioner: Jim Nash. Commissioner (13th District): Marsha Gershenson. West Bloomfield Township: Supervisor: Sam Logan Khaleghi. Clerk: Cathy Shaughnessy. Trustee: Howard Rosenberg, Diane Rosenfeld Swimmer, Jonathan Warshay. Parks Commissioner: Merv Aronoff, Sally Wenczel, Robert Brooks.

A federal judge has blocked Michigan's new ban on straight-party voting, a law that was passed by Republicans but criticized by Democrats as a way to discourage turnout among minorities. Judge Gershwin Drain signed an injunction Thursday, a week after hearing arguments. The state attorney general's office, which is defending the law in court, says Michigan joined 39 other states in banning straight-party voting. The judge says that's irrelevant. 7/21/16

Gov. Snyder's criminal defense attorney fees continue to go up and up, and taxpayers are stuck with the bill. Sen. Ananich put it best in his recent editorial in the Detroit News: I can't help but imagine how many school nurses, home visits or healthy meals we could have provided to Flint families instead of paying for ineffective emergency managers and picking up the tab for the governor's legal fees. The people of Flint are still struggling to access clean, safe drinking water. We can only use filtered or bottled water, and the same lead pipes that contributed to our poisoning are still in use. How many of those pipes could we replace for $5 million?

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Fellow Democrats: Apparently some people are going around saying that Sam Logan Khaleghi and I are Tea Party proponents. There are also insinuations that our club is a front for the Tea Party. Nothing could be further from the truth! If you have any direct knowledge of these defamatory statements, please contact me as soon as you can. Jonathan Warshay Chair, West Bloomfield/Lakes Area Democratic Club. Webmaster Note: the real tea party is at lakesareateaparty.com

It was an honor to have been one of the members of both of the delegations that visited Senators Stabenow & Peters' offices last year in support of the Iran Nuclear Deal! I'm thankful everyday to everyone that put forth their tireless efforts to make sure this most critical deal passed! I'm thankful for President Obama, Secretary Kerry & Under Secretary Wendy Sherman! (There are many to thank)! I'll be happy to call Senators Stabenow & Peters to express my gratitude & continued support of the deal! Jill Farber-Bramson

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