NEWS:

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

Obama's Most Important Achievement in the Middle East. The president is a superior terrorist hunter. He has also neutralized a profound existential threat to U.S. allies in the Middle East, and denied ISIS access to vast storehouses of deadly chemical weapons. So why does he get no credit? Read more at The Atlantic.

Voter Guide Questionnaire Responses of Mary Belden - Candidate for State House 40th District. Read them at wbldems.blogspot.com

Will Anyone Stop Charter School Corruption? When politicians and pundits take to the barricades to defend "wonderful charter schools", is this what they're thinking of? A recent article in a Minnesota newspaper reported about a change in state law. Read it at nationofchange.org

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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

Although I am no longer Corresponding Secretary, I am helping Daniel with some of the extra demands of the election season. I have decided to offer a stream of articles that will help you shake our fellow Democrats out of their lethargy during mid-term elections.
Since the stolen election of 2000, the Supreme Court has fallen into the hands of a conservative leaning majority. After we sat back and watched our state and national candidates back away from President Obama in 2010, the Republicans swept across the country with a huge victory that allowed them to take over our many state governorships and legislatures. They parlayed those victories into gerrymandered districts that will virtually assure them of control over many states and the United States House of Representatives, even though there were a million more votes for Democrats in that body than Republicans in 2012!
We can only restore some balance to our government by getting overwhelming numbers of Democrats to the polls, at least until 2020 when we will have a chance to create equitable districting in every state. The media have not been kind to President Obama since early in his first term. Our candidates voices have been drowned out by the thunder of money from corporations and billionaire conservatives. Forward these messages to as many friends and relatives as you feel appropriate to stimulate Democrats to help us get out the vote. Al Halper

Land and Snyder's campaigns need to be flooded with letters and email. I think it's disgusting that MI does not demand debates from major candidates. It's an insult to MI voters not to debate. Worse, we allow them to get away it with! George - NDC Opt In.

We're such a divided nation, with so many personal issues at play within every individual. Republicans have exploited each and every fear in folks and manipulate them to vote against their own interests by encouraging them to expect outcomes to issues and ideas that in reality cannot be legislated in the first place. I am please with the campaigns of both Peters & Schauer; they are campaigning well and wisely. Jeanne

I like Jonathan's suggestion to have our next board meeting at Panera. Let's support their courageous stand on open carry. Additionally, they are a very philanthropic organization. Linda. See the article: Panera Bread asks customers to leave guns at home

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Please Join Jim Rasor & Jon Calvin Esther Hausmann & Ron Hausmann P.E. for a reception in honor of Mark Schauer Candidate for Governor Friday, September 19, 2014 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. The Rasor Residence 502 West Lincoln Road Royal Oak, MI 48067 Please join us at one of the following contribution levels: Host: $1,000 Sponsor: $500 Friend: $250 Supporter: $100 For more information on becoming a host or to RSVP, please contact: Matt Phelan at 810-923-2307 or matt@markschauer.com To respond online, please visit: MarkSchauer.com/1409RoyalOak

The WBLDEMS Nominating Committee will hold its first meeting at the home of its chair, Al Halper, on Monday , September 22 at 7:00 PM. The Executive Board is requesting that all members who are ready to take a leadership position in the club please express your willingness to serve by contacting Al before the September 22nd meeting. Cell phone, 248-961-1659 Email: alhalper@gmail.com.

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