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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

IMMIGRANT, REFUGEE DISCUSSION Lift UP Southfield, the Southfield Interfaith Clergy Group will host a forum, "Immigrants, Refugees and Sanctuary: A Non-Partisan Discussion." DATE: Sunday, April 30th. TIME: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PLACE: Southfield Public Library Auditorium, 26300 Evergreen

Please join the Farmington/Farmington Hills Democratic Club on Tuesday, May 2nd , 6:00 p.m. at the Farmington Hills Community Library, 32737 Twelve Mile Road, to see the film "Equal Means Equal." EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. The movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. with discussion to follow. Light refreshments will be served and a social half hour starts at 6:00 p.m.. Movie discussion will begin after the movie at approximately 8:00 p.m. The event is free of charge. Please contact 248-880-0100, http://ffhdc.org, facebook FFHDC for additional information.

Our next Birmingham Bloomfield Dems Club meeting is May 8 at 7 p.m. and we expect to have Congressman Dan Kildee addressing the topic "We Have Our Work Cut Out For Us." The meeting will be held at the Bloomfield Township Library, Room 1, 1099 Lone Pine at Telegraph Bloomfield Hills 48203 (southeast corner). Plenty of parking. We hope you will come for the discussion on how we can resist Trump's policies and actions.

Next OCDP Meeting May 9th 2017 7:00pm Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois Rd.

Annual Neighborhood Dinner. Muslim Unity Center on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. "Never Again" Reflections on Bigotry, Racism and Persecution by Prof Saeed Khan, lecturer at Wayne State University, Near East & Asian Studies. Registration/Tour: 6 PM. Program: 6:30 PM. 1830 W Square Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Please RSVP by April 26 by clicking here

MAY WBLDEMS MEETING. MAY 17, 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. More info at Meetings

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NEWS:

Why Aren't Bernie Sanders-Style Democrats Getting More Support from the Party Leaders in Washington?. In Kansas, the Democrats barely lifted a finger to help James Thompson, a progressive who came painfully close to winning. The Bernie Sanders wing might bring grassroots energy and popular ideas, but their redistributive policies pose too much of a threat to the party's big donors to ever be allowed on the agenda. More at alternet.org.

Stephen King Explains How a 'Joke' Like Trump Can Rise to Immense Political Power. I started thinking Donald Trump might win the presidency in September of 2016. By the end of October, I was almost sure. Clinton voters were convinced she'd win, even if they saw her as a ho-hum candidate at best. Many did not even bother going to the polls, which was a large (and largely unstated) factor in her loss. Trump voters, on the other hand, could not wait to pull those levers. They didn't just want change; they wanted a man on horseback. Trump filled the bill. More at alternet.org

Trump Hypocrisy: Blaming Syrian Chemical Attack on Obama. In 2013, Trump tweeted-repeatedly-that Obama should do nothing in Syria. See motherjones.com

Bernie Sanders Rightfully Refers to Democratic Party as a Sinking Ship. In a New York Times Magazine article about the future of the Democratic Party, Sen. Bernie Sanders was asked what he thinks the party stands for. "Certainly there are some people in the Democratic Party who want to maintain the status quo. They would rather go down with the Titanic so long as they have first-class seats." It seems that the Democratic leadership would prefer to destroy the party in its entirety rather than concede political power to progressives in order to start recouping their losses. The Democratic Party doesn't stand for anything, and - as long as fundraising from wealthy and corporate donors remains the party's focus - this won't ever change. More at http://observer.com

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Are you aware of the appeals made to the MDP regarding the elections at the State Convention on February 11? I think it's important for MDP members to be aware of the continuing resistance by long-time members to look at the real reasons the Democratic Party has been losing elections, losing supporters. Here is a link to an article about the reasons for the appeals. https://michiganprogressive.com.. Tanya Sharon

Dear President Trump, You should rethink your slander of other officials that preceded you without presenting facts that back them. You are unfair and mean spirited. More at http://wbldems.blogspot.com.   Jean Fox, Letter to editor Sun Sentinel 4-9-2017

Why it is Important that you attend our meetings. Imagine four more years of the poisonous lies, actions and appointments in just over 50 days. Imagine your children reading textbooks written for Betsey Devos whose appointment was approved by a committee in which every Republican had received thousands in contributions from Devos and more from her family and PAC's. Imagine a trump Supreme Court when he has used his power to eliminate Federal Attorneys who may be investigating him or his allies. Imagine the power of Steve Banon to utilize the alt right (a new name for White Supremacists, neo-Nazi's, and Klansmen). Do you feel safer that the new administration uses the term, Radical Islamic Terrorists, but never the White Supremacist Terrorist. isn't the national increase in attacks on Jewish sites or Black churches terrorism? That is why you should bother to attend our meetings. We need you and many more like you to learn all you can and be a part of a team that needs you! Al Halper,

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