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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

JANUARY WBLDEMS MEETING. JANUARY 18, 2017. refreshments 6:45. meeting begins at 7:00. The meeting will be at our new location at the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Building Room #102.Charles Gaba will be discussing the Affordable Care Act, understanding the role it has played in improving the health of Americans while lowering costs, and the threat of its demise. More info at Meetings

Women's March on Washington Trip. Friday, January 20 to Sunday, January 22, 2017 . March from Lincoln Memorial to the White House to show our strength, power and courage and demonstrate our disapproval of the new president and his values in a peaceful march. 2017womenswashingtonmarch.webs.com/

14th Congressional District Pre-Convention Meeting. Join Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence & Chairman Rick Blocker For a Pre-Convention Meet and Greet. Find out news about the upcoming Convention and our District Election. Saturday, January 21, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Shield's Pizza 25101 Telegraph Rd, Southfield, MI 48034

March on Lansing . Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST Michigan State Capitol 101 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, Michigan. There will be a rally on the steps of the capitol. We are symbolically marching from all corners of Michigan to gather at the capitol and demonstrate. Find out more information about the March on Lansing at http://www.marchonlansing.org/.

MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY Spring State Convention Saturday, February 11, 2017. Cobo Center Detroit. District Caucuses. 14th Congressional District: Room 260 (Portside) 1:00 pm. 11th Congressional District: Room 140G 1:00 pm. For details see michigandems.com

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NEWS:

In Case You Missed It The Senate voted 51 to 48: 1. To end coverage for preexisting conditions, veterans benefits, and aid to rural hospitals. 2. To remove discrimination protection for women in healthcare. 3. Against the provision allowing children to remain on their parent's insurance till the age of 26. 4. To cut off funding for the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP). 5. Against ACA contraceptive coverage and maternity care provision. 6. To direct committees to send budget legislation to defund and repeal the Affordable Care Act. For those who get health insurance through work, no pre-existing conditions. Lifetime caps for coverage are back for everyone. Real and disastrous actions are being taken that will affect more than just the 20-30 million people who will lose their health care coverage and the 3 million people who will lose their jobs. Measure passed in the House 227-198, 1/13/17

This 1967 speech may have helped put a target on Martin Luther King Jr.'s back. That speech, entitled Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break The Silence, was an unequivocal denunciation of America’s involvement in that Southeast Asian conflict. "I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world: my own government." More at usatoday.com

Scholars Steeped in Dead Politicians Take On a Live One: Donald Trump. nytimes.com

"The federal week in review: Read it and weep: 1. Trump fires all Ambassadors and Special Envoys, ordering them out by inauguration day. More at wbldems.blogspot.com.

400 Obama Accomplishments so far, With Citations. Read article here

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda. Donald Trump is the biggest popular vote loser in history to ever to call himself President-Elect. In spite of the fact that he has no mandate, he will attempt to use his congressional majority to reshape America in his own racist, authoritarian, and corrupt image. If progressives are going to stop this, we must stand indivisibly opposed to Trump and the members of Congress who would do his bidding. Download the complete guide

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Al's Blog - Putin, the Chess Master. I believe that there is ample evidence that Vladimir Putin is destroying all the countries that have held Russia at bay in its quest to gain world domination. More at wbldems.blogspot.com

Al's Blog. Now that it's public that the Russians were behind much of the "Hate Hillary" campaign, and we still don't know how many votes were disqualified in Republican controlled states, and we still don't know if Trump or any of his inner circle were involved with the Russian plot, is it time for an investigation of a possible conspiracy to commit treason. If so, can such an investigation proceed before Trump can destroy all of the evidence and remove all of the witnesses? Al Halper

What a disgrace. Joe Biden shows no balls and actually chides Dems while Republicans laugh. This is why Dems continue to get their asses handed to them. Shame on Biden and shame on senate Dems for not even making an appearance. The republicans don't give a shit about rules, decorum, and decency. Biden should have let the Dems say their peace, rules be damned. Until we learn that there are no rules, we'll continue losing elections until there won't be any elections left to lose. See thehill.com Jeff Kaplan

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