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). In addition, other Democratic candidates are invited to attend and speak to our group.

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.

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.

Sunday, May 17: Free Screening: "Inequality for All", a film by Robert Reich

The Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club
is proud to join the Troy Democratic Club and other organizations
to sponsor a FREE screening of the film

"Inequality for All" by Robert Reich

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Troy Community Center
3179 Livernois Road

Seating is limited - RSVP HERE  to ensure your seat

Troy Democratic Club thanks its co-sponsors

Arab American Democrats
Bangladeshi American Democratic Caucus
Birmingham Bloomfield Democratic Club
Michigan Indo-American Democratic Caucus
Oakland County Democratic Party
Pakistani American Caucus

Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 18: Women in Politics!

The status of women in local, state and national politics will be discussed by five politically active women before the Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. The club meets at the Baldwin Library in Birmingham.

Meeting chair Christine Jensen will introduce five experts on the subject. They are Rashida Tlaib, organizer of the Take on Hate campaign; former State Representative Dian Slavens of Canton; Barb Fuller of MI List; Shannon Salk, finance director for women candidates, and Sommer Foster of Equality Michigan.

Further information is available by phoning Matthew Lund, president of the Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club, at 249-359-7300, or through the club’s website at www.BBDems.org. Lund invites the attendance of community residents interested in current issues.

February Meeting: Wed. the 18th: Joint Meeting w/West Blfld. Dems & Chris Savage!!

The Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club joins with West Bloomfield Democratic Club members to hear a well-known leader of the party speak Wednesday, February 18th in West Bloomfield. Chris Savage, chair of the Washtenaw County Democrats, will discuss Michigan's political climate and his blog, Eclectablog.com.

The clubs hold their joint meeting at The Corners, 2075 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, at 7 p.m.

Chris Savage has been featured in The Nation and New York Times magazines, as well as on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC.  His talk will discuss Democratic activities while the GOP is in control.

Charles Gaba of Bloomfield Hills, enrollment expert for the Affordable Care Act, will discuss progress in the act's second year. Jill Farber Bramson  of the West Bloomfield club, will offer information about the film, “She's Beautiful When She's Angry”, to be shown March 8th at The Maple Theatre.

Information about the meeting is available by contacting Linda Samelson of the West Bloomfield Club, lindamax5622@aol.com or Birmingham-Bloomfield Club President Matthew Lund at 248-359-7300 or lundm@pepperlaw.com.

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