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September 17th Meeting: Obamacare Year Two & Meet the Candidates! (Note New Date!)

Be sure to join us at the Bloomfield Township Public Library at 1099 Lone Pine Rd. (just off of Telegraph Rd.) for our next meeting on on Wednesday, September 17th at 7:00pm.

This month, nationally recognized ACA enrollment expert (and, ahem, BB Dems board member) Charles Gaba will be giving an overview of the myths and reality of the first year of the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") healthcare exchanges: What happened, where things stand now and what to expect as the 2nd open enrollment period approachs.

We are also hoping to have some of the following candidates at this month's meeting:

Meet & Greet this Wednesday for MI-40 House Candidate Mary Belden!!

What: Meet & Greet with Mary Belden, Democratic State House candidate for MI-40

When: This Wednesday, July 30 from 7pm - 8:30pm

Where: West Bloomfield Parks & Rec Center
4640 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48323

Come meet Mary Belden, candidate for House Representative in District 40! Enjoy light refreshments and chat with Mary about the issues facing Michigan and our district in the upcoming election.

District 40 includes Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, and eastern West Bloomfield.

For more information on Mary's campaign, including her endorsements and positions on important issues, go to!

We hope to see you there!

Next Meeting: Jack Lessenberry! January 9, 7:00pm

Be sure to join both the BB Dems and the Troy Democratic Club at the BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP Public Library (lower level) in BLOOMFIELD HILLS at 1099 Lone Pine Rdfor our next meeting on on Thursday, January 9th at 7:00pm.


Our special guest speaker this month
is journalist & Wayne State University journalism professor,
Jack Lessenberry

From Mr. Lessenberry's official NPR Bio:

A Detroit native, Jack recognized that he wanted to become a journalist during his graduate studies at the University of Michigan. (He had previously set out to be a historian.) Now, he boasts thirty years of eclectic journalism experience. Jack has worked as a foreign correspondent and executive national editor of The Detroit News, and he has written for many national and regional publications, including Vanity Fair, Esquire, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Oakland Press.

Currently, he is a professor of journalism at Wayne State University and a contributing editor and columnist for The Metro Times, The Traverse-City Record Eagle, and The Toledo addition to his work at Michigan Radio.

Throughout his years of journalism experience, his favorite memories are of interviewing Gerald Ford about Watergate in 1995 and winning a national Emmy for a documentary about Jack Kevorkian in 1994.

On a personal note, Jack stopped watching TV -- except for documentaries -- when Mr. Ed was canceled.

Next Meeting: Education Policy w/Rep. Lipton, Sen. Hopgood & Ken Jackson!

Be sure to join us at the Congregational Church of Birmingham, 1000 Cranbrook Road near Woodward in Bloomfield Hills for our next meeting on on Wednesday, September 11th at 7:30pm.

Our speakers this month include:

Next Meeting: Arielle Woronoff, Wed. 3/13/13

The Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club will host Ms. Arielle Woronoff, Health Advisor to Congressman Sander Levin in his Washington DC Office. Congressman Levin has been a long term advocate of progressive health policy and is supported in his efforts by extraordinary staff. We are fortunate to have Ms. Arielle Woronoff, Health Advisor on the Congressman's Washington D. C. staff  as our guest speaker on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and is held at the Congregational Church of Birmingham, 1000 Cranbrook Road, Bloomfield Hills. Enter the church parking lot via the first left turn on Cranbrook, west of Woodward.

Next Meeting: MDP Chair Mark Brewer, Wed. Jan 9, 7:30pm

Be sure to join us at the Congregational Church of Birmingham, 1000 Cranbrook Road near Woodward in Bloomfield Hills for our next meeting on on Wednesday, October 10th at 7:30pm.

Our guest speaker this month will be Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer, who will be speaking about the devastating "Right to Work (for less)" legislation that Gov. Snyder recently signed into law and the urgent need for Michigan Democrats to take back Lansing.


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