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This Weekend: MDP Convention, Andy Levin Ceremonial Swearing In, Coffee Talk w/Rep. Bolden

MDP Spring State Convention 2019

  • Saturday at 7 AM – 5 PM
  • Cobo Center,
    1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48226

The purpose of this convention shall be to elect one Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party and two Vice Chairs each of another race and gender. Each congressional district caucus shall also elect a Chair, Vice Chair (of another gender from the Chair), Secretary, Treasurer, and 15 Members of the District Committee.

To hold party office or vote at this convention, a person must be a member for at least thirty (30) days prior, or by January 3, 2019. Precinct delegates, Democratic elected officials, Democratic nominees to partisan office, and individuals whose membership lapses inside the 30-day window may join or renew on or before February 2, 2019. Candidates for Chair/ Vice Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party or any congressional district must declare their intention to run by completing the form available at michigandems.com under the convention event page by January 3, 2019. More details for the Spring State Convention.

Congressman Andy Levin Ceremonial Swearing-In

  • Sunday at 1 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Macomb Community College South Campus,
    214 E Fourth 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, Michigan
  • South Campus • Building K • 2nd Floor

Join us for the ceremonial swearing-in of Congressman Andy Levin by Senator Gary Peters. Speakers and performers from across the district will welcome our new representative into the 116th Congress. Doors will open at 1 with the program beginning at 1:30. This event is free and open to the public.

February Coffee and Conversation with Sen. Jeremy Moss & Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden

  • Monday, February 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM
  • Southfield Public Library,
    26300 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, Michigan 48076

Our 'Coffee and Conversation' is a chance to discuss the issues facing our state with your legislators.

January 14th Meeting: BB Dems Bylaws & Board Election!

Please join the BB Dems on Monday, January 14th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the
Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road

as we...vote on our new bylaws and hold our annual Executive Board election.

(yeah, not terribly exciting I know especially after the past year, but this stuff does have to be done regardless...)

The current BB Dems Executive Board members are:

  • Chair: Charles Gaba
  • Vice-Chair: Christine Jensen
  • Treasurer: Gail Whitty
  • Recording Secretary: Gene Simms
  • Corresponding Secretary: Charles Gaba (Acting)
  • Trustee: Nicole Bedi
  • Trustee: George Dilgard
  • Trustee: Greg Burry

Charles Gaba, Christine Jensen, Gail Whitty and George Dilgard are all running for another 1-year term. Nicole is running for Corresponding Secretary. Greg Burry and Gene Simms are stepping down.

If you're interested in being elected to the board as either an executive member or a trustee, please make sure to use the contact form to let me know of your interest no later than January 10th, 2019.

In order to serve on the board, aside from the resonsibilities of the executive members, you have to be willing to attend at least 3 meetings per year, will be responsible for planning/implementing at least one meeting per year and obviously helping out with campaigns.

The bylaws will be voted on before the executive board elections. In order to vote on the bylaws and executive board positions, you do have to have paid your 2019 BB Dems dues before the meeting.

IN ADDITION, Lisa DiRado will be speaking about her bid for Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party.

Tuesday, December 11: Oakland County Democratic Party Convention/Election!

Note: For the OCDP Convention, it's the BB Dems board's understanding that we have 7 OCDP County Committee Member slots available, although that could be wrong. We have several people interested in some of these positions already.

The official eligibility criteria are listed below, but the BB Dems board will only be approving BB Dems members who have paid their dues for 2019 and who live in one of the 6 communities served by the Club: Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Franklin Village, Bingham Farms or Beverly Hills.

If you haven't paid your $15.00 2019 BB Dems membership fee yet, you can do so online here!


Call to 2018 Oakland County Convention
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

The Oakland County Democratic Party will meet in Convention

Plumbers Local 98 Hall
555 Horace Brown Drive
Madison Heights, MI

Registration: 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Convention Start: 7:00 P.M.

WE DID IT! 25 out of 28 BB Dems Endorsed Candidates/Proposals Win!

Congratulations to:

Gretchen Whitmer • Garlin Gilchrist II • Sen. Debbie Stabenow • Jocelyn Benson • Dana Nessel • Megan Kathleen Cavanagh • Andy Levin • Haley Stevens • Rosemary Bayer • Mallory McMorrow • Kyra Harris Bolden • Mari Manoogian • Dr. Judith Prichard • Tiffany Tilley • Jordan Acker • Paul Brown • Brianna Scott • Kelly Tebay • Dr. Anil Kumar • Bryan Barnhill • Marcia Gershenson • Jake Cunningham • Regulate MI • Voters Not Politicians • Promote the Vote!

and thank you to Sam Bagenstos, Amy Wechsler and Cherie Happy for your hard-fought races for MI Supreme Court, 48th District Court and County Commissioner!

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our Primary Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS to all of yesterday's Michigan Democratic Primary winners in the Birmingham-Bloomfield area!

THANK YOU to the other great Democrats who ran hard-fought campaigns, including a special shout-out to BB Dems board member Nicole Bedi, who paved the way for us to turn Mitt Romney's hometown blue for the first time in history!

Now it's time to come together and turn Birmingham-Bloomfield Blue, along with the rest of Oakland County, the rest of Michigan and the rest of the United States!

#BlueWave2018

July 16th Meeting: School Board Candidates Galore!

NOTE EARLIER STARTING TIME .
WE WILL BE STARTING *PROMPTLY* AT 6:30PM!

Strongly advise that you arrive early!

Please join the BB Dems on Monday, July 16th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the
Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road
as we welcome a bevy of school board candidates to speak!

Candidates for Michigan State University Board of Trustees expected to appear include:

Kelly Tebay  •  Matt Clayson  •  Brianna Scott

Justin Johnson  •  Corinne Shoop  •  Dennis Denno

Andy Spencer  •  Teri Lyn Bernero  •  Betsy Riley

Candidates for the University of Michigan Board of Regents expected to appear include:

Jordan Acker  •  Paul Brown

also featuring appearances by

MI-11 Congressional Candidate Suneel Gupta

Caroline Choudhury of Transportation Riders United

Saturday, May 12: MI-11 Bipartisan Candidate Climate Forum

MI-11 Bipartisan Candidate Citizens & Climate Forum
sponsored by Detroit Metro North Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby

Saturday, May 12th, 10am-12pm

Baldwin Library, 300 W Merrill St, Birmingham, 48009

Candidates expected to attend include:

Suneel Gupta (D) • Tim Greimel (D)
Dan Haberman (D) • Fayrouz Saad (D)
Haley Stevens (D) • Rocky Raczkowski (R)

The forum is designed to provide voters with information on where candidates stand with regards to solutions to the existential threat of climate disruption. Citizens' Climate Lobby(CCL) is focused on passage of a Carbon Fee and Dividend bill. This is the solution economists and climate scientists alike say is the "best first step" to preventing the worst impacts of a changing climate. This market based approach will drastically reduce CO2 emissions, create jobs and support small businesses and 
families- all without growing government.

Citizens' Climate Lobby builds political will for a livable world by empowering individuals to exercise their personal, political power. Chapters establish relationships with their Members of Congress by meeting with them & their staff in district as well as in DC communicating respectfully and forging bonds based on discovered shared values. CCL is expressly nonpartisan and provides informational resources to elected officials regardless of political party or affiliation.

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