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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

Fellow Dems, A friend of mine made me aware of this disgusting event featuring prominent leaders in the local Republican Party: Time For Divorce? Jews and the Democratic Party The event will be held at the Young Israel of Oak Park: 15140 West 10 Mile Rd. OakPark, on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm. The Oakland County Republican Party is hosting an event that will discuss the Jewish American community's longstanding commitment to the Democratic Party and whether the community's interests are still being served by the Left. ARE YOU..? JEWISH, DEMOCRATIC, & PROUD? If so, join us to peacefully protest this Oakland County Republican Party event on July 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Questions or to RSVP- contact organizer Daniel Baum @ danielalexbaum@gmail.com

BERNIE SANDERS ORGANIZING. On July 29th, I am asking Americans from across the country to come together for a series of conversations about how we can organize an unprecedented grassroots movement that takes on the greed of Wall Street and the billionaire class. Let me know if you're interested in hosting or attending an organizing meeting for our campaign on July 29th.

Understanding the Iran Nuclear Agreement and Its Implications. Join us for a special community-wide event with David Makovsky, Director, Project on the Middle East Peace Process of the Washington Institute. The event will be moderated by Professor Howard N. Lupovitch, Director, Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, Wayne State University. Thursday, July 30 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Rd Bloomfield Hills. Questions? Contact Margie Davis at davis@jfmd.org or (248) 205-2551 A minimum donation of $18, per attendee, to Federation's 2015 Annual Campaign is required to attend.

14th Congressional District Democrats Annual Dinner July 31, 2015. 6 pm IBEW Local 58, 1358 Abbott Street,Detroit. Keith Ellison is our keynote speaker. More at 14thdistrictdems.org/

Oakland County Democratic Party monthly meeting. Tuesday, August 11th at 7pm. We will be meeting at the Commissioners Auditorium located at 1200 N. Telegraph in Pontiac. For more OCDP news go to ocdp.org

11th Congressional District Committee Meeting Saturday, August 15, 2015. 10:30am - noon Michigan Education Association. 2625 E. Oakley Park Rd Suite 200 Commerce Twp., MI 48390. More at 11thdistrictdems.com/

WBLDEMS SUMMER PICNIC AUGUST 16,2015. MARSHBANK PARK. NOON - 4 PM. Please join us for our annual summer picnic fundraiser. We will have hot dogs, hamburgers and a variety of salads, snacks and desserts. The cost is $8, all you can eat, and goes to support our Club. All are welcome.

7:00 PM West Bloomfield Township Board Meeting Monday August 17, 2015. 4550 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI

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

NEWS:

Top Cancer Doctors Call for Lower Drug Costs. A group of cancer doctors are joining grassroots organizers and politicians in pleading with pharmaceutical companies to reduce the cost of cancer treatments. In an editorial that ran Thursday in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings journal, 118 cancer experts produced a series of recommendations they say would lead to a reduction in treatment expenses. The doctors say that one in three individuals will be burdened with cancer in their lifetime, but out-of-pocket drug costs could easily exceed the average household income of an insured patient. A change.org petition calls for a reduction in drug costs, particularly for cancer patients.

Why The Iran Deal Makes Sense. On Oct. 2, 2002, President George W. Bush asked and received authorization from Congress to go to war with Iraq. Just one month before, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Congress saying, "If you take out Saddam, Saddam's regime, I guarantee you that it will have enormous positive reverberations in the region." Nothing could have been further from the truth. Read more at thejewishweek.com

Brandon Dillon Elected MDP Chair. At the July 11 Michigan Democratic State Central Committee Meeting in Port Huron, MI, Brandon Dillon was elected to replace the outgoing Chair Lon Johnson, who resigned to run for Congress, 1st Congressional District. "I think there's a lot of frustration growing in the Democratic Party by some voters and activists feeling like they've been taken for granted," Dillon said. "The first thing we want to do is make sure that we bring them into the fold and get their input so that they understand that we're not just coming to them during election time for votes but we want them to be active participants in building the party."

DECLINE TO SIGN! Deep-pocketed sponsors are behind the circulation of petitions this summer that are intended to prompt the state Legislature to repeal the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act of 1965. PLEASE DON'T SIGN THE PETITION: repeal would lower workers' wages, make construction sites less safe, and attract out-of-state contractors and tradespeople to work on building projects funded by Michigan taxpayers. Prevailing wage has benefited Michigan in many ways for 50 years. michiganprevailingwage.com

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Please call the the elected officials listed below to thank them for calling for an investigation of the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress that has been generating & releasing fallacious, heavily edited videos in attempt to destroy Planned Parenthood. U.S. Representatives who are calling for an investigation of the so-called Center for Medical Progress: Jan Schakowsky 202-225-2111 Zoe Lofgren 202-225-3072 Jerry Nadler 202-225-5635 Yvette Clarke 202-225-6231 It's also important to let U.S. Senators Stabenow & Peters & your U.S. Representative know you strongly support Planned Parenthood. Debbie Stabenow 202-224-4822 Gary Peters 202-224-6221 Brenda Lawrence (Rep. for the 14th District) 202-225-5802 Jill Farber-Bramson

I love this article! Jill Farber-Bramson. newsnet5.com/decodedc/mr-president-on-behalf-of-an-ungrateful-nation-thank-you

Ten thousand people showed up at an event for Bernie Sanders in Madison Wisconsin. I was listening to Thom Hartman yesterday and he said that the NY times didn't have any mention of this huge event, you might say historical event that drew so many people. The only media that covered the story that he was aware of were Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes. Elections by corporations is our new reality. Linda Samelson

Everyone: I agree that we must get rid of gerrymandering. On the gay-lesbian-transgender marriage issue, the state legislature might hit a new low. A Republican legislator has just introduced a bill barring county clerks, state, county, and local judges, and all other state, county, and local public officials from marrying people. The bill would give the clergy the exclusive right to marry people. Just like Israel. What progress! Howard Lederman

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