EVENTS:

Michigan House 40th District Progressive Candidate Forum. Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM. Hear from candidates Nicole Bedi and Mari Manoogian. Moderated by Margaret Baxter and Ly Nguyen, co-chairs, Birmingham Indivisble. Bloomfield Township Library 1099 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302 More info here

Oakland County Precinct Delegate Training Sessions. We want to invite you to upcoming trainings focusing on grassroots organizing tools and tactics. These are skills that will help you reach out to your neighbors and mobilize them to take action. Monday, May 21, 2018, 5 PM - 8 PM. Pipefitters Local 636, 30100 Northwestern Hwy., Farmington Hills, MI. Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10 AM - 12 PM, West Bloomfield Township Public Library, 4600 Walnut Rd, West Bloomfield, MI. More info contact Mona DeQuis, MDP Regional Organizer, mdequis@michigandems.com 734-945-1717

14th District Democrats June meeting: Saturday, June 9th. Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Road, Detroit.

OCDP April Meeting Tuesday, June 12th 7:00pm Plumbers Hall 555 Horace Brown Dr. Madison Heights.

JUNE WBLDEMS MEETING. TUESDAY JUNE 19, 2018. refreshments 6:45. meeting begins at 7:00. Speaker: Mike Whitty. Please bring donations for the Food Bank. The meeting will be at the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Building Room #102. More info at Meetings

Monday, July 9th. Last Day to Register to Vote in Primary
Friday, July 27th - 14th District Democrats Annual Dinner
Tuesday, August 7th. Primary Election Day
Tuesday, October 9th. Last Day to Register to Vote in General Election
Tuesday, November 6th. General Election Day.

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

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NEWS:

The U.S. Senate Just Voted to Save Net Neutrality-Mainstream Media Was Too Trump-Obsessed to Care. Today, senators voted on a resolution to undo a 2017 move by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to end net neutrality regulations, but major television and print media outlets have devoted little more than a few mentions to the issue. More here.

"Big Pharma Gets A Big Win": Trump's Phony Prescription Drug Speech By The Headlines. Yesterday, President Trump once again choose big drug companies over everyday Americans. His plan broke his promise to do the one thing that would lower prices for tens of millions, allow Medicare to negotiate for a fair price, and its clear winners were the nation's largest pharmaceutical companies, which saw their stock prices surge after his remarks. Here's how it was covered, by the headlines: here.

The Death of Net Neutrality Becomes Official in One Month. The Federal Communications Commission repealed the rules mandating network neutrality last year, but until Thursday the FCC hadn't announced the day that the deed would become official. Now we have it: June 11, 2018. More at slate.com.

This is nuts: GOP Senate attempts to blackmail GOP Governor into approving Medicaid work requirement. Michigan's Republican-led Senate is pressuring Gov. Rick Snyder to back sweeping changes to the state's Medicaid health insurance system, including proposed work requirements and a tougher 48-month benefit limit for the Healthy Michigan plan. See detroitnews.com

War and the Imperial Presidency. Congress Offers a Bipartisan Blank Check to Donald Trump. It may be too late. The president of the United States is now a veritable autocrat in the realm of foreign policy. He has been since at least 1945, when the last congressionally declared war finally ended. Is the United States to remain a democracy (of sorts) within its borders, but a war-making empire beyond its shores? Certainly, it's most of the way to such a state already with its "all volunteer" imperial military and unrestrained war presidency. More at tomdispatch.com

Robert Reich Believes There's Only One Way To Stop Trump: Democrats Need to Change. If America doesn't respond to the calamity that's befallen the working class, we'll have Trumps as far as the eye can see. Why did working class voters choose a selfish, thin-skinned, petulant, lying, narcissistic, boastful, megalomaniac for president? One explanation focuses on economic hardship. The working class fell for Trump's economic populism. More at alternet.org

A Holocaust survivor who knows Trump personally says America feels like Berlin in 1929. "Trump is an enabler. Trump has no ideas. Trump is out for himself. He's a sick, very disturbed individual. I couldn't say that Trump is a fascist because you've got to know what fascism is. And I don't think he has the mental power to even understand it." This is a man who lived what happens when fascism isn't stopped before it metastasizes. At newsweek.com

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Gary Peters co-sponsored this bill and Debbie Stabenow voted for it. Remind me, please, why we keep voting for these people. Tanya. See Bill Aimed at Saving Community Banks Is Already Killing Them.

Like most dictators and "wannabe dictators" who can't be satisfied to merely beat their adversaries, Trump's right wingers delight in beating Hillary Clinton over and over again with the hope that every memory of her will be smothered in lies and scandal! It's ironic that their lies about Hillary and the Clinton family are examples of the truth about Donald Trump! See Al's blog at wbldems.blogspot

I feel that Trump's destruction of the Iran Nuclear Agreement will have many disastrous impacts. I feel that him doing so will increase the chances of a long and destructive war between Iran and its allies and the US and its allies tremendously. One side's or the other's resort to nuclear weapons is not beyond the realm of possibility. Further, with advisors like John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, and other war hawks and yes men advising Trump, and with Trump looking for a war to divert attention from his domestic troubles, the chances of war go way up. Howard

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