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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

Join the OCDP every Wednesday night for a Project 83 Canvass. We will be meeting at our office located at 17100 W. 12 Mile Rd. Southfield from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. We will be out talking and listening to voters all over Oakland County. Project 83 is the MDP's blueprint to refocus, retrain & rebuild our organization so we're connecting with the voters of all 83 counties in our state. Fill out this form and let us know if you can join us!

NCJW/Greater Detroit has joined Voters Not Politicians (www.votersnotpoliticians.com), a non-partisan, grassroots citizen-led registered ballot committee leading the charge to amend the Michigan Constitution for an independent citizen commission rather than the state legislature to draw voting maps for legislative and congressional districts. Join us at this informational/training session: Wednesday, 8/23 at 10 am at NCJW office-26400 Lahser Rd., Suite 306, Southfield. RSVP to the NCJW office (248-355-3300, ext 0).

14th Congressional District Meeting Schedule. September 09, October 14, 2017 Northwest Activity Center 18100 Meyers Detroit, MI. Executive Board Meeting 10:00 am, General Membership Meeting 11:00 am.

SEPTEMBER WBLDEMS MEETING. SEPTEMBER 13, 2017. refreshments 6:45. meeting begins at 7:00. SPEAKER: Abdul El-Sayed, candidate for Governor. The meeting will be at the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Building Room #102. More info at Meetings

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Volunteer to Stop Gerrymandering in Michigan. The state Board of Canvassers has scheduled a public hearing on the petition language for August 17th at 10 am in Lansing! More information about the ballot proposal and petition drive at http://www.votersnotpoliticians.com/

Noam Chomsky speaks on the Trump "Trainwreck" and the state of US Democracy. If there had been a charismatic figure in the United States who could mobilize the fears, anger, racism, a sense of loss of the future that belongs to us, this country could be in real danger. Trump I think is too much of a clown, so we've been lucky, but we're not going to be lucky forever necessarily. dailykos.com

Hey Democratic Leaders: Stop Listening to Focus Groups and Start Listening to Your Base. "It"s time as progressives that we stop letting the Democratic Party leadership take us for granted." "The Democratic Party leaders again want us to be 'Republican lite' -when will they learn that's a losing idea?!". At mediaite.com

The Trillion-Dollar National Security Budget . You wouldn't know it, based on the endless cries for more money coming from the military, politicians, and the president, but these are the best of times for the Pentagon. Given the Pentagon's penchant for wasting money and our government's record of engaging in dangerously misguided wars without end, it's clear that a large portion of this massive investment of taxpayer dollars isn't making anyone any safer. tomdispatch.com .

How This Millennial Woman Hopes To End 50 Years Of GOP Dominance In Her Hometown. Focus has already turned to the 2018 midterm elections - and Haley Stevens' battle for Michigan's 11th Congressional District is already heating up. Although she's certainly younger than the average member of Congress, the 33-year-old Democrat has racked up an impressive resume in government and manufacturing, and that is why she's confident she will be the one to end the GOP's long tenure in her district. full article

No Right to Be Healthy in America. Try to understand the strategy and tactics of the newly energized Republican Congress as first it wishes to seize from paying customers the health care insurance they were able to obtain through the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. From Harry T. Cook at wbldems.blogspot.com

U.S. healthcare ranks last among 11 developed nations, report says. Despite having the costliest care, the U.S. ranks last among 11 industrialized countries on healthcare quality and access. usnews.com

How Did Democrats Become the Party of Elites? In order to win back statehouses and Congress, Democrats must rewrite the political narrative that now has them on the side of the establishment and Republicans on the side of sticking it to the man. Full story.

By killing teacher pensions and striking sweetheart deal, lawmakers go full on Orwell. The headline said "Gov. Rick Snyder signs legislation that protects retirement benefits of school employees (and) reduces financial risks for taxpayers." Actually, the bill does exactly the opposite. Read Jack Lessenberry at michiganradio.org

Hey, Democrats: Quit Defending Obamacare! Let's Fix It-By Moving Toward a Single-Payer System. Hell-bent on proving they can beat something with nothing, Democrats offer criticism but no alternative. Their one tangible vow is to save Obamacare, not fix it. They studiously avoid telling us how they'd do either. Read here

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Where are the Democrats on health care? At a Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Flint in early October 2016, Bill Clinton stated the following regarding Obamacare: "You've got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people who are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. It's the craziest thing in the world." Nevertheless, Democratic Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters have been quick to criticize Republicans for attempting to repeal and replace Obamacare. However, neither Stabenow nor Peters, both of whom voted to pass Obamacare, have offered their own plan to fix the imploding Obamacare. I suggest Michigan's Democratic representatives stop their obstructionist behavior and immediately offer positive solutions to the health care crisis caused by Obamacare in its present form. Mark Hrabovsky

Bravo to Senators Murkowski, Collins and McCain for their no vote. Bravo to everyone who protested, made calls, wrote letters and stood up for the ACA. This is a big step forward for the American people and a huge defeat for the bully in chief. Linda

When Trump was elected I hoped that he was capable of changing into a normal human being. Talk about pure fantasy. Now I am consumed with the hope that this dishonest, corrupt, hateful, incompetent fool fails to complete his term. How a Presidency Ends at wbldems.blogspot.com. Richard Lenter

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