EVENTS:

2018 Voter & Candidate Toolbox. Your quick guide to all the fact-driven, data-driven, nonpartisan 2018 issues coverage published by Bridge Magazine. At bridgemi.com.

Please Join John Freeman and Dave Woodward with Senate Democratic Leader Jim Ananich for a fundraiser supporting the election of Mallory McMorrow for State Senate 13th District Birmingham, Royal Oak, Berkley, Clawson, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Rochester & Rochester Hills. Saturday, September 22nd 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the home of John Freeman 28342 Dartmouth St, Madison Heights, MI Suggested Contribution: Host: $250 Sponsor: $100 Supporter: $50 Friend: $25. For more info or to RSVP, contact: John Freeman at (313) 655-7945 or Jfreeman13@comcast.net or Moira Marek at (507) 429-5991 or Moira@McMorrowforMichigan.com.

Reception for Jocelyn Benson, Candidate for Michigan Secretary of State. Please join us on Tuesday, September 25th from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Fifth Avenue, 215 West Fifth Street, Royal Oak, Mi., 48067. RSVP here.

SEPTEMBER WBLDEMS MEETING. TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2018. Refreshments 6:45. meeting begins at 7:00. Meeting location will be at Birmingham Temple, 28611 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334. More info at Meetings

Election Security & Transparency Town Hall. Thursday, September 27 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EDT. Farmington Library Auditorium, 32737 W. 12 mile rd., Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334. Hosted by Christine Greig, Jeremy Moss, and Jocelyn Benson.

breakfast in support of ELISSA SLOTKIN Candidate for Congress in Michigan's 8th District The home of Kathryn and Richard Lenter Bloomfield Hills, MI Address available upon RSVP Friday, September 28, 2018 9:00 am. RSVP here

Lee Gelernt discusses his work at the center of ACLU litigation opposing the Trump administration's travel ban and other high-profile cases . Thursday, Oct. 4 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Wayne State University Law School Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium 471 W. Palmer St., Detroit. Registration required by Monday, Oct. 1. Free admission, open to the public. Lunch provided. RSVP here. Complete event details.

Tuesday, October 9th. Last Day to Register to Vote in General Election

Oakland County Democratic Party's next meeting is Tuesday, October 9th 2018 at Plumbers Hall 555 Horace Brown Dr. Madison Heights, MI 48071.

14th Congressional District's next meeting Executive Board (10:00 a.m.) & General Meeting (11:00 a.m.) will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 at WC3 19305 Vernier Rd, Harper Woods, MI 48225

The 2nd Amendment on Trial. Friday, October 19 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT. Adat Shalom Synagogue. 29901 Middlebelt Rd. Farmington Hills. Is the right to bear arms absolute? Was the 2nd Amendment meant for militias, or for individual self-defense? Is reasonable regulation a legislative, political, democratic, or constitutional process?

A Conversation about Legalization Date: October 22, 2018 Time: 7:00 pm Adat Shalom Synagogue 29901 Middlebelt Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334. On November 6, 2018 we will go to the polls to vote "Yes" or "No" to legalize marijuana in Michigan. Are you pro? Con? Not sure how you feel about it? Have you considered what it will mean for you? Your family? Your community? Join us for panel discussion and an energized conversation from different perspectives. Register here.

Tuesday, November 6th. General Election Day. FOR WBLDEMS ENDORSED CANDIDATES go to [Candidates]

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 Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far. To travel back to 2016 and trace the major plotlines of the Russian attack is to underscore what we now know with certainty: The Russians carried out a landmark intervention that will be examined for decades to come. At nytimes.com

Coordinated Campaign HQ opens for our area. The address is 33930 West Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan. You will see "One Campaign Michigan" on the door. The phone banking time runs from about 3:00 PM to about 8:00 PM (Weekdays). The canvassing time runs from 3:00 PM-8:00 PM (Weekdays). On weekends, the canvassing runs from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Karen's number is (248) 880-0100.

Daniel Ellsberg Is Still Thinking About the Papers He Didn't Get to Leak. Daniel Ellsberg took many thousands of pages of documents pertaining to nuclear war as well as the Pentagon Papers. Ellsberg, a prominent thinker in the field of decision theory, had worked on the military's "mutual assured destruction" strategy during the Cold War. Once a believer in deterrence, he now says he was a collaborator in an "insane plan" for "retaliatory genocide." He's put the whole story into a new book, The Doomsday Machine. The better Ellsberg came to understand the workings of the nuclear command-and-control system, the more danger he felt. He says that the world's survival, so far, has been "something like a miracle." More here.

Elizabeth Warren has bold ideas about how to drain the swamp. At washingtonpost.com

White-Collar Criminals Got Off Scot-Free After the 2008 Financial Crisis - and That Helped Fuel President Trump's Rise.During the 2016 election campaign, Trump cynically exploited people's anger at the widespread sense of a judicial system heavily tilted against the average American, as well as highlighting the unsavory alliance between the "swamp" in Washington, D.C., and Wall Street, all while reminding voters of the Democrats' role in the financial deregulation that helped to destroy the global economy years later. More here

Health Care Lobbyists Secretly Secure Democrats' Opposition to "Medicare for All," . The Healthcare Leadership Council has closely tracked what its lobbyists have described as the "leftward movement" within the Democratic Party. Lobbyists for the group have told health industry executives to remain vigilant about the threat of single payer. Full article here

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Kathryn and I are honored to be a co hosts for an event for Haley Stevens.I view this race as important, not only because Haley can win, but also because of Haley's opponent, Lena Epstein. Epstein is a unabashed sycophant for Trump. More at wbldems.blogspot

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