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July 16th Meeting: School Board Candidates Galore!


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.

Thursday, May 3rd: 2018 MI Dems Legislative Priorities Meeting!

Please join us for the free event hosted by the Birmingham-Bloomfield Dems, Fems for Dems and the Michigan Democratic Party for a task force meeting with Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig and Representative Robert Wittenberg to discuss and engage with public input on Democratic priorities and platform for 2018, and to strategize for the coming months.

We will discuss Roads, Health Care, Education, Jobs and other problems facing our state and we want to hear from you!

If we learned anything from the last year, it's that so much is possible when people become active citizens and work together. Your dedication to promoting progressive values is critically important as we move forward!

Please join us on Thursday, May 3rd, 7pm at the Bloomfield Public Library 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, Michigan, 48302.

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,  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 Lund invites the attendance of community residents interested in current issues.


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