EVENTS:

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

Woodward House Party Please join Dave Woodward on May 25th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at his home (2915 Woodland, Royal Oak, MI) to raise money for Project 83 and the Michigan Democratic Party. Host: $250 Sponsor: $100 Guest: $35. RSVP here

The MDP has another day of action scheduled for June 3rd and we would like to have a big show of support in Oakland County. The canvass will once again be about protecting healthcare. OCDP will be participating and our main launch for a canvass will be in Ferndale during PRIDE. All are welcome to join!

14th Congressional District Meeting. June 10, 2017. Northwest Activity Center 18100 Meyers Detroit, MI 48221. Executive Board Meeting 10:00 am General Membership Meeting 11:00 am.

JUNE WBLDEMS MEETING. JUNE 21, 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

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.

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 Marshbank 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!

NEWS:

The Dying Republic: A Vast Disconnect Between Faux Values and the Corporate Controlled Anti-Democratic Reality. What ancient Rome can teach us about the Trump administration. Chris Hedges / Truthdig

Republicans leaders in the House and Senate today pushed ahead with plans to close the school employee retirement system to new hires despite reluctance from Gov. Rick Snyder and other GOP lawmakers over staggering cost estimates from the state's own budget experts and independent studies. See MEA capital comments

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 finance.yahoo.com

"For all the misfortunes facing their foe in the White House, Democrats have yet to devise a coherent message on the policies that President Trump used to draw working-class voters to his campaign." Read here

To think that a simple vinegar test could save lives yet Trump has withdrawn funds to help women around the globe, is another tragedy of this president's archaic and mean-spirited policies. New orders affect care around the world, including money for a $3 procedure that screens for cervical cancer with a dab of vinegar. nytimes.com

TRUMP CLOWN T SHIRT. At pro.teechip.com

End the racist drug war with a Michigan ballot proposal for 2018 ....and a message to AG Sessions. A Brief History of the Drug War. Mike Whitty. Learn more about the Drug Policy Alliance.

Barack Obama's $400,000 speaking fees reveal what few want to admit. The reason many of us have been critical of Barack Obama's outrageous $400,000 speaking fee is that it robs us of a fantasy: that sooner or later, the first black president was going to use his considerable powers, in or out of office, to help the economic ravages of the poor, who are disproportionately black. But this was all a fantasy. The high-paid speeches were a sign that Obama's post-presidency will, like his presidency was, be Democratic business as usual. At yahoo.com

Leading Historian Believes 'It's Pretty Much Inevitable' Trump Will Try to Stage a Coup and Overthrow Democracy. "On Tyranny" author Timothy Snyder says we have less than a year to save our democracy. What can the American people do to resist Donald Trump? What lessons can history teach about the rise of authoritarianism and fascism and how democracies collapse? Are there ways that individuals can fight back on a daily basis and in their own personal lives against the political and cultural forces that gave rise to Trump's movement? Read full article here.

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Trump in Saudi Arabia. His entire speech was almost entirely about fear mongering. Basically all he spoke about was terrorism. He could not have been more effusive in his praise for Saudi Arabia. He said he was not going to lecture about how the Saudis should act. This was a code for not addressing human rights. For that reason I have attached an article about women's rights in Saudi Arabia. The worst part of Frump's speech was his hateful demonization of Iran. More from Richard at wbldems.blogspot.com.

Regardless of what you think about the viability of the class action lawsuit against the DNC, it's scary to to read the DNC's legal argument is that the organization's neutrality among Democratic campaigns during the primaries was merely a "political promise," and therefore it had no legal obligations to remain impartial throughout the process. They chose Hillary and ensured her winning the primary by violating their own charter. They may be Democrats with a capital D but they are not democrats. We saw the same thing at the MDP Convention in February. I urge all members of the Democratic Party to become more actively involved in a caucus, either an issue-driven one or your Congressional District caucus to make sure it truly represents all the members of the Party and chooses candidates who represent us as well. Here's a link to a Newsweek article about the lawsuit Tanya Sharon

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