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EVENTS:

WBLDEMS MEETING. Tuesday, September 17, 2019. refreshments 6:45. meeting begins at 7:00. Guest speaker will be Jonathan Cohn, Senior National Correspondent at Huffington Post, who writes about politics and policy with special expertise about the national "Healthcare Crisis". Mezza Grille. 4189 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323.

Special Evening in support of Jim Nash for Water Resources Commissioner. Wednesday September 18, 2019. 5:30 - 9 pm. 1 Lafayette Grand, Pontiac Michigan. RSVP to NASHWRC2020@gmail.com.

Detroit Global Climate Strike, Sept. 20th Somerset Mall 4pm. Somerset Mall, W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy. Friday Sept 20th, 4 pm to 7pm. Meeting place: corner of W. Big Beaver Rd and Coolidge Hwy. For details about the Global Climate Strike, see globalclimatestrike.net/ and 350.org/. For slogans, signage, please read the material on these websites. Example: "Science, Not Silence". Make your signs a family project and bring your children.Friday the 20th is also the day the young Swedish activist Greta Thurnberg is scheduled to speak during the UN Climate Action Summit, in New York City.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21 "DAY OF ACTION". The purpose is to inform Democrats about their new Voting Rights as a result of the passage of Proposal 3 and therefore increase voter turnout in 2020. Meet-up location: West Bloomfield Parks and Rec, 4640 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township, southwest corner of the parking lot. Time: 10 a.m: Pick up literature explaining the new voter laws, suggested script and your list. Lists will contain about 30 homes and may take about 1-2 hours to cover. To sign up: EMAIL JohnAerich@yahoo.com or call (248) 514-3368.

Supermajority Bus Tour Stop in Detroit. Sunday, September 22, 2019. Doors Open: 2pm Time: 3pm - 5 p.m. Location: Downtown Detroit Area ( Detroit, MI ) - Location will be emailed to you Friday September 20th. Supermajority and the Supermajority Education Fund are launching a joint, cross-country bus tour to engage, train and mobilize millions of women in 2019 and 2020. Click Here to Reserve your Seat
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Calling on all Oakland County Precinct Delegates and those interested in becoming a Precinct Delegate, please join us for a morning of great speakers, information and networking. Guest speakers include Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's Secretary of State. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 9:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M. 555 Horace Brown Drive, Madison Heights MI 48071.

OCDP Meeting. Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 7:00pm. Plumbers Hall, 555 Horace Brown Dr. Madison Heights, MI 48071

Hate Speech versus Free Speech. A mock trial. Friday October 25, 2019, 1-3 pm. Adat Shalom Synagogue.29901 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills, Mi.

59th Annual Phil Hart Dinner. Saturday November 16, 2019. Detroit Marriott Troy. 200 W Big Beaver Road, Troy, Mi. Reception 5:30 pm, Dinner 7 pm. For more info contact staff@ocdp.org.

The West Bloomfield/Lakes Area Democratic Club is on FACEBOOK.. Join Us!

NEWS:

During the 2015-2016 election season, Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonard Blavatnik contributed $6.35 million to leading Republican candidates and incumbent senators. High dollar recipients of funding from Blavatnik were PACS representing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at $1.1 million, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham at $800,000, Ohio Governor John Kasich at $250,000 and Arizona Senator John McCain at $200,000. Blavatnik also donated $1 million to the Trump Inaugural Committee. Articles here and here.

A Memoir From Hell: Samantha Power, Ambassador to the U.N. from 2013 to 2017, Will Do Anything for Human Rights Unless It Hurts Her Career. When talking about U.S. foreign policy, Republicans use transparent lies that insult the intelligence of every American. By contrast, Democrats respect their fellow citizens enough to tell more complex lies, ones that sound plausible as long as you don't think about them for more than three seconds. Power's book hews strongly to this tradition. More at theintercept.

The Republican Devolution - Partisanship and the Decline of American Governance. The radicalism of the GOP means that it is not longer a conventional conservative party. It is an "antisystem party" - one that seeks to foment tribalism, distort elections, and subvert political institutions and norms. These tendencies appeared well before Trump, and have grown stronger under his presidency. At foreignaffairs.com

Here's How Much the Democratic Party Charges to Be on Each House Committee. House Democrats are woefully behind on dues owed to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The rank-and-file's lagging participation in the party's money chase, however, is being made up for by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's prolific buckraking. By the end of June, she had raised the DCCC more than $43,000,000. Full article here.

Senate Democrats' Campaign Arm Is Pressuring Consultants Not to Work With Leading Progressive Candidate in Colorado. Before the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee endorsed former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper in a 2020 Senate race, it pressured consultants from at least five firms not to work with a leading progressive in the race. More here. Alse see National Democrats Endorse John Hickenlooper, a Proponent of Fracking, in Competitive Colorado Primary
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Left-Wing Group Announces List Of House Democrats To Unseat. The incumbent House members its identifies are: Cheri Bustos of Illinois, who chairs House Democrats' campaign arm; Jim Cooper of Tennessee; Jim Costa of California; Henry Cuellar of Texas; Eliot Engel of New York; Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey; Jim Himes of Connecticut; Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland; Derek Kilmer of Washington; Dan Lipinski of Illinois; Gregory Meeks of New York; Brad Schneider of Illinois; Kurt Schrader of Oregon; David Scott of Georgia; and Juan Vargas of California. "It isn't easy to defeat a Democratic incumbent in a primary. Typically, the worse the Congress member, the more (corporate) funding they get." More here.

'I Believe in Capitalism': Kamala Harris Courts Big Donors in the Hamptons. Harris, Biden, Buttigieg mingle with elite for money boost. Progressives Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders notably absent. Article here.

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I've seen incredibly excited, hard working, dedicated members get turned off by the rule-breaking, the establishment culture, the wall of social, cultural, and systemic inertia, and leave. They tried to work with the Democratic Party, but the Democratic Party isn't democratic. They notice when their vote doesn't matter because the system is rigged to favor the establishment. Some of them were alternates, traveled long distances to State Central meetings, and watched people not from their district cast their district's vote. These are our natural allies. We're driving them away from the Party. See article here.

It is necessary to identify and define corporate Democrats. The working class has one of 2 choices: the reactionary Republican party or the corporate based Democratic Party. Because the choice is so troublesome, I say we have been fighting a rear guard action until Bernie broke through the control and energized the progressive base of the party, uniting all who have been left out. A corporate Democrat accepts the history of choosing the lesser of 2 evils and bowing to the demands of big money donors. That includes all candidates except Bernie. More from Ron at wbldems.blogspot.

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