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

Volunteer to Stop Gerrymandering in Michigan. Meeting this Sunday from 2:00 - 4:30. RSVP for the meeting here. More information about the ballot proposal and petition drive at

Hill Harper will be a special guest at the MDP Summer BBQ at Kensington Metro Park in Milford on Sunday, July 16th from 1:00- 3:00 pm. Last year there were 250 attendees who enjoyed delicious food, mingling, guest speakers & the beautiful setting. We are so happy to have Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence as our Honored Guest! Individual tickets for the 2nd Annual MDP Summer BBQ are $50 & the student ticket price is $25. All proceeds go to the MDP (Michigan Democratic Party). Co hosted by Jill Farber-Bramson. RSVP here

JULY WBLDEMS MEETING. JULY 19, 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

4th Annual Grassroots Grillin' and Chillin' Fundraiser. Join in the fun and celebrate summer while you support State Representative Christine Greig July 23, 2017 ~ 2:00 - 7:00 pm at the Greig's 21031 Eastfarm Lane Ct, Farmington Hills (Meadowbrook Hills sub at Halsted & 8 Mile). More details here

WBLDEMS Summer Picnic, 12 pm, Sunday August 13, 2017. Come to Drake Sports Park for food, friends, and political discussions. Bring your friends and a dish to pass (if you wish). Admission is $8 (a great value).

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


How An Entire Nation Became Russia's Test Lab for Cyberwar . Russia is using Ukraine as a cyberwar testing ground, a laboratory for perfecting new forms of global online combat. And the digital explosives that Russia has repeatedly set off in Ukraine are ones it has planted at least once before in the civil infrastructure of the United States. See more at

How Did Health Care Get to Be Such a Mess? Both parties have stumbled to enact comprehensive health care reform because they insist on patching up a rickety, malfunctioning model. The insurance company model drives up prices and fragments care. Rather than rejecting this jerry-built structure, the Democrats' Obamacare legislation simply added a cracked support beam or two. The Republican bill will knock those out to focus on spackling other dilapidated parts of the system. More at the ny times

The Truth About Jeremy Corbyn's Triumph Staring Us Smack in the Face. Corbyn has shown that while centrism and fascism gurgle mindlessly over a landscape flattened by low voter turnout and mass political apathy, it's socialist politics that can drive the optimism and engagement needed to stop them. Full article here

Bernie Sanders Lambasts 'Absolute Failure' of Democratic Party's Strategy. "The Democratic party needs fundamental change. What it needs is to open up its doors to working people, and young people, and older people who are prepared to fight for social and economic justice. The Democratic party must understand what side it is on. And that cannot be the side of Wall Street, or the fossil fuel industry, or the drug companies." More at

How America's Right-Wing Fell in Love with Putin and Moscow. To them, Russia is the "most powerful white power in the world." At

Call or email ICE to stop deportation of Jose Luis Sanchez-Ronquillo. Call (313-568-6049) or email ICE ( about a father from Ann Arbor facing deportation TOMORROW. More info at

Noam Chomsky on Trump: The Worst Is Yet to Come. Noam Chomsky believes today's Republican Party is "more dangerous than ISIS," whether or not Trump voters will ever be willing to admit it. As of one May 31 poll, 68 percent think America is on the right track. Chomsky believes the country has been on the wrong track since it adopted a neoliberal economic model several decades ago, and things are about to get a whole lot worse. Read the full article here

I could face prison for protesting. A man who sexually abused a hotel worker got a $50 fine. On Jan. 20, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department arrested more people than it had space to detain. As one of the 214 people arrested protesting Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, I was among them. The determination by the U.S. Attorney's Office to pursue the Inauguration Day charges has gobbled up resources and stretched the limits of affordable defense counsel in the capital.

Governor Abdul? The man running for the Democratic nomination for governor is a dream candidate - but faces an uphill battle. He ia the Democratic Party's all-time too-good-to-be-true dream of a candidate. Well, maybe, except for two little details: His name is Abdul El-Sayed. And he is a Muslim, with a wife who wears a headscarf.

Charlie Munger says single-payer healthcare is the solution. Munger, who Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett calls his partner, made the remarks in Omaha the day after Berkshire's annual meeting. "Having a basic level of care for everybody with no insurance aspect as a right I think is a good idea". See full article at



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The Republican senators are in the process of emasculating the ACA. They are doing it in a disgraceful, unprecedented way. They are meeting behind closed doors and preparing to spring it on the American people. There will be no hearings and no debate. I have been supplied with a list of Republican Senators who may be on the fence. I implore you to call, write or e mail. See more from Richard and the list of Republican Senators

I was lucky enough to watch the entire Comey testimony. It was riveting. Richard's take at

Michigan is blessed with two outstanding senators, One, Debbie Stabenow is up for reelection in 2018. As much as we hate the prolonged election process, it is a fact of life. The evil forces attempting to defeat Debbie have already ramped up. So must she.More from Richard at

So, stop begging Republicans to interrupt their orgy of right-wing looting and pillaging. They aren't listening to you or any of your protests! The only thing that can stop them is the 2018 midterm elections! More at

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