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WBLDEMS MEETING. November 18, 2015. Speaker: Tim Greimel, Michigan House Democratic Leader. Program: Election for 2016 Officers. See the 2016 slate at [Officers]. A new feature of our Executive Board will be the roles that will be played by our Members-At-Large. Each M.A.L. is now the Chair of a Major Committee. (Program, Organizing and Training Precinct Delegates, Local Elections, County Elections, and Social.) Please try to identify one, or more, of the committees to which you might commit. At the Corners, Room 105, 2075 Walnut Lake Road, refreshments 6:45, meeting 7- 8:30 pm. All are welcome. More info at Meetings

11th Congressional District Committee Meeting Saturday, November 21, 2015. Executive Committee Meeting 10am-10:30am. DISTRICT MEETING 10:30am - noon. MEA office, 2625 E. Oakley Park Rd Suite 200 Commerce Twp., MI. Monthly Meetings: 3rd Saturday of Every Month, 10:30am - 12. More at

OCDP Phil Hart Dinner Sun. Nov. 22, 2015 THE 55TH ANNUAL PHIL HART DINNER WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 22ND - 6:00pm AT THE UFCW 876 BANQUET HALL, 876 Horace Brown Dr, Madison Heights, MI 48071. Keynote Speaker - former Michigan Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer. Order Tickets Online Here

14th Congressional District Democrats Meetings are always the second Saturday of every month. Executive Board meets at 10:00 a.m. and Membership meets at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, DECEM BER 12th, 2015 Northwest Activity Center 18100 Meyers Detroit, MI 48235. More info at and at

7:00 PM West Bloomfield Township Board Meeting Monday December 14, 2015. 4550 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI

Democratic Presidential Primary Debate. December 19 - ABC/WMUR - Manchester, NH, Other debates are: January 17 - NBC/Congressional Black Caucus Institute - Charleston, SC, February or March - Univision/Washington Post - Miami, FL, February or March - PBS - Wisconsin

Tuesday March 8, 2016. 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. 2016 Michigan Presidential Primary. Links to 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates

Saturday, May 21st, 2016 beginning at 11:00 A.M. EST. District Conventions of enrolled Democrats will be held in each of Michigan's 14 congressional districts. See 2016 Michigan Democratic Party Delegate Selection Plan

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2016. 2016 Presidential Election - 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

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Gloves off as Senate OKs ban on straight-ticket voting. The GOP moved out of committee Tuesday and then through the full Senate a bill to ban an automatic check box for straight-ticket voting, which is seen as benefiting Democrats more than Republicans. Senators added a $1-million appropriation to the bill, making it "referendum proof." 11/10/15. Read at

10 Reasons I'm Only Voting for Bernie Sanders and Will Not Support Hillary Clinton. Just under half of Democratic primary voters nationwide say they would enthusiastically support Clinton if she became the party's nominee. Here are 10 reasons I'm only voting for Bernie Sanders in 2016, and will not vote for Hillary Clinton or Trump: at

13 Ridiculous Things Ben Carson Actually Believes. Women who get abortions are like slaveholders, Obamacare is the worst thing since slavery, Jews could have prevented the Holocaust if they had guns, Muslims should be disqualified from the presidency, and more at:

75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America. Socialism. There is nothing more feared and hated in America. I have some terrifying news for you.... Socialism is alive and well in America and it has been here for a very long time! Read more at

Guns in Michigan churches? Bars? Schools? Maybe. A packed hearing is expected today October 13 as state lawmakers debate bill to let concealed weapons into places that are now off-limits. More at

Israelis Fear a Third Intifada. The slow-burning Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flamed up in the past week with a series of terror attacks, but this has happened before. Read the article at


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This week the Senate passed three bills they hope will keep them in office in perpetuity: 1. They eliminated the straight ticket in our elections. 2. They changed the election for Oakland County Executive, so that if Brooks Patterson retires they won't have to face the Democrats in a presidential election year. 3. They made it illegal for public union representatives to conduct Union business during work hours. They even made it impossible to start a petition drive to overturn the elimination of the straight ticket bill by sticking an appropriation to it! Of course, they have been pretty constant in sticking it to the citizens since 2010! Maybe we can be inspired to wake up the people who didn't know that it wasn't only Democrats that have been crushed, but that democracy itself has been the victim of the extreme right! Al Halper.

In yesterday's Time Magazine, Kareem Abdul Jabbar explains just, exactly why Carson is not presidential material. Article available on line. Excellent essay. Jabbar focuses attention on how harmful Carson is to American society in general, and African Americans specifically. Jeanne Korsh

UNKOCH MY CAMPUS. Check out: Fascinating to see what young activists are doing to push back against the Koch's powerful influence on education. Linda Samelson

Robert Redford's film, TRUTH, is magnificent! I fear it will only be around until Thursday. Make seeing it a priority. Jeanne Korsh. I agree. 'Truth' is superb! The extremely distressing 'Labyrinth of Lies' is also excellent. It's showing at the Main in R.O. Jill

Listening to Bill Press who said "Trey Gowdy just elected Hillary Clinton to be our next president". Did you hear at the end, a reporter asked Trey Gowdy if they learned anything new? He hemmed and hawed, finally saying no, not really! He'd have to look at the transcripts. I'm sure the Republicans were not happy with his response. He just wasted 20 million tax payer dollars!!! She was questioned for 11 hours while the committee got to take breaks. This is was a clown show put on by elected Republicans and historic as no one has ever been questioned for a witness for this length of time. CNN's headline is that she came out unscathed. She has gotten wide praise from The New York Times, The Washington Post, etc. Linda Samelson

These internet jokes about Netanyahu's preposterous assertions are sadder and more painful than humorous. AS A RESULT, NETANYAHU HAS BECOME A CLOWN! STUPID; STUPID STUPID. SO, SO SAD FOR ISRAEL & WORLD JEWRY. Whoever thought the day would come when an Israeli Prime Minister would be a Holocaust Denier! Netanyahu should resign.Jeanne Korsh

The Letter to the Editor is one I sent to the Detroit Free Press after the 2014 Election results were out. While it focused on Michigan, it pertained to the whole nation! The philosophical and financial radical element to which I was referring is: The John Birch Society. One of its founders was Fred Koch, also the founder of Koch Industries. Two of his sons, David and Charles, were behind the growth of the Tea Party and are the driving force behind ALEC (where they decide which laws are written and then transmitted) and a network of "think tanks" that promote the party line in almost every state. Their work has helped to inflame the hatred of government that feeds the frenzy behind Trump and other demagogues. We are now seeing how 40 members of the US House of Representatives who are committed to an agenda formed by a single, well funded group can control the 455 elected representatives of the people. Al Halper. See the letter and opinions at

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Wednesday November 18, 2015

V to Shining V event, Sept. 26, 2015
Comedienne/Writer Lizz Winstead,founded Lady Parts Justice inspired by Lisa Brown's speech on the floor of the Michigan House when she so memorably used the word 'vagina' sending the Republican legislators into a frenzy! O.C. County Clerk Lisa Brown, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, Rep. Tim Greimel, attended the event.

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