BB Dems Endorsed 2016 Candidates!

Submitted by BB Dems on Sun, 10/16/2016 - 2:39am

The following are the local candidates endorsed by the Birmingham Bloomfield Democratic Club, Oakland County Democratic Party and the 11th District Democrats:

Information on the election can be found on the website of the League of Women Voters, Oakland County

(links to campaign websites have been provided in most cases; if one couldn't be found for a candidate, no link is provided for any in that race):

  • Birmingham Schools Board of Education: Kimberly Whitman, Adrienne Young, Lori Aljouny
  • Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education:
    BB Dems hasn't made formal endorsements; the candidates are Mark A. Bank, Jacqueline El-Sayed, Cynthia E. von Oeyen, Ken Jackson and Chris Fellin.
  • Regional Transit Authority Master Plan Millage: Vote YES

Signs, Signs, Everywhere there's Signs!

Submitted by BB Dems on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:38pm

Lawn signs: Everyone loves 'em! And now, if you live in the district, you can request a lawn sign to help support Nicole Bedi (for State Representative) or Charles Gaba (for County Commissioner)!

  • The 12th County Commissioner District includes Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township.
  • The 40th State House District includes Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and the eastern half of West Bloomfield.

If you'd like a sign, let Nicole or Charles know and they'll make sure to drop it off right at your house! Supplies are limited (and the signs aren't cheap), so please only request them if you plan on putting them out, thanks!

(Of course, if you'd like to help either Nicole or Charles out by donating to their campaigns, helping to knock doors or phone banking, they'd appreciate that as well!)

REMINDER: Meeting Tonight at 7:00pm: Climate Change & Clinton Campaign Regional Director!

Submitted by BB Dems on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 8:55am

The Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club's September meeting will feature a program on Climate Change via Dr. Anil Kumar, Democratic Candidate for Congress (11th District). Other Democratic candidates are invited to attend and speak to our group.

In addition, Mona DeQuis, Organizing Regional Director the for Hillary for America Oakland County Coordinated Campaign will attend.

We'll be meeting at the Birmingham Baldwin Library located at 300 W Merrill St in Birmingham at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 8th.

Peter Albertson, the Southeastern Michigan Group Leader for the Citizens Climate Lobby will be the featured speaker. CCL is a group of activists who aim to have our legislature pass environmentally friendly bills.

Peter Albertson became a member of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) 2013. In March of 2014, he attended a CCL “Group Start Up Meeting” and volunteered to be the Group Leader of the Michigan Southeast Tri Counties Chapter. Since being involved with CCL, Albertson has met with Members of Congress in DC and locally to provide them with an understanding of what CCL’s Revenue Neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend proposed legislation is and related benefits to the USA and the World.

September Meeting: September 8th, 7:00pm: Dr. Anil Kumar & other Dem Candidates!

Submitted by BB Dems on Thu, 08/18/2016 - 6:58pm

The Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club's September meeting will feature a program on Climate Change via Dr. Anil Kumar, Democratic Candidate for Congress (11th District). Other Democratic candidates are invited to attend and speak to our group.

In addition, Mona DeQuis, Organizing Regional Director the for Hillary for America Oakland County Coordinated Campaign will attend.

We'll be meeting at the Birmingham Baldwin Library located at 300 W Merrill St in Birmingham at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 8th.

Peter Albertson, the Southeastern Michigan Group Leader for the Citizens Climate Lobby will be the featured speaker. CCL is a group of activists who aim to have our legislature pass environmentally friendly bills.

Peter Albertson became a member of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) 2013. In March of 2014, he attended a CCL “Group Start Up Meeting” and volunteered to be the Group Leader of the Michigan Southeast Tri Counties Chapter. Since being involved with CCL, Albertson has met with Members of Congress in DC and locally to provide them with an understanding of what CCL’s Revenue Neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend proposed legislation is and related benefits to the USA and the World.

May Meeting: Thursday, May 19th at the Bloomfield Township Public Library

Please join the Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club at our next meeting, on Thursday, May 19th at 7:00pm at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road off of Telegraph.

Our guest speaker this month will be Marie Donigan, Transit Projects Coordinator for the Harriet Tubman Center:

January 13th Meeting: 6:45pm, GROVES HIGH SCHOOL

Issues being discussed by the Michigan State Legislature will be reviewed by Representative Jeremy Moss when he speaks at 6:45 p.m.  Wednesday, January 13 to the Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Party. The meeting will be at Groves High School in Beverly Hills.

Moss is the 35th Michigan House Representative for Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin and Southfield.  He will discuss his efforts toward nonpartisan redistricting and expanding the Freedom of Information Act to include the Michgan legislature and the governor’s office. He also will discuss the 2016 election and the Blueprint for state families.

Representative Moss sponsored House Bill 4800 and co-sponsored a house resolution to create a nonpartisan redistricting commission to set political boundaries. "In many Michigan districts," Moss says, "boundaries have been carefully drawn to advantage incumbents."

He tells voters, "You deserve fair and competitive elections.  Polls have shown that most voters want politics taken out of the redistricting process."   He advocates a  Blueprint for Michigan’s Families, which  targets the rising costs of raising a family and paying for college.

Further information is available by phoning Matthew Lund, president of the Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club at 248-359-7300, or through the club’s website, www.bbdems.org.  Lund invites the attendance of community residents interested in current issues.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7pm: Contested Primary, Good or Bad?

Are There Positive Aspects of a Contested Primary: Will It Excite Us and Help Activate Our Base to Win in 2016?

  • Birmingham Baldwin Library in downtown Birmingham
  • 300 West Merrill Street
  • Lower Level meeting room
  • Free parking for the first two hours at any of the parking decks including Chester Street/Martin Street diagonally across from the library.

Senator Bernie Sanders is surging in popularity. He is attracting large crowds for his rallies across the country. His southeast Michigan meetings are packed with people of all ages including young people. Is Hillary Clinton helped or hurt by having another contender in the race? Could another Democrat also enter the primary season – and what affect would this have? Does it help or hurt our chances to win in November? Are any of Hillary Clinton’s possible rivals capable of building the necessary coalitions?

Join Professor Mike Whitty for a discussion about the run-up to the 2016 Democratic nomination.

  • Can you meet for dinner or drinks first at Toast on Pierce at 5:30 p.m.? Let us know and we will reserve the right size table. Alternately, join us afterwards at Dick O’Dowd’s on Maple, in the spirit of deepening friendships and inviting newcomers to our events, leveraging our terrific location, edutainment, making politics fun.

The November meeting will be held at the Bloomfield Township Library, 7 p.m. November 11.

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