Join Nicole Bedi, candidate for State Representative, for this Community Conversation to discuss gun violence prevention, school safety, and our shared goals for our community.
Join us for our January meeting! We will meet Dan Haberman, Congressional candidate in the 11th District and Dana Nessel, candidate for Michigan Attorney General. Our own Charles Gaba will then give us an update on the status of the ACA post open enrollment. See you there!
Calling all Activists!
- District Eleven United Summit
- Saturday, December 9, 2017
- 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (Registration begins at 9:00 am)
- The Corners, 2075 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield
The District Eleven United Summit will bring members/activists of Indivisible, Democrats, progressives and other allied grassroots activists together to organize and map out how we will drive a strong progressive message that promotes real change and holds politicians who don't share our values accountable. By joining forces, we will organize into local teams to begin talking to our neighbors, holding events and coordinating activities across the 11th Congressional District and throughout southeast Michigan as we prepare for 2018.
The 2018 election is one year away. The time to start working hard is NOW.
Come to the Birmingham Bloomfield Democratic Club meeting on Monday, November 6 at 7 p.m. to learn what some local organizations of resistance are doing to affect change.
We will have representatives of Democratic Socialists of America, Drinking Liberally, Emerge, Indivisible Michigan (District 11), Indivisible Michigan (District 14), Michigan for Revolution, Michigan United and Swing Left.
The meeting is at the Bloomfield Township Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road at Telegraph, Bloomfield Township 48302.
Join us on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00pm for the next meeting of the Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club. We will host grassroots Democratic activist Mike Whitty and Congressional candidate Fayrouz Saad, running for the Democratic nomination for the 11th Congressional District.
Join us Monday July 10, 2017 for our next meeting of the Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic club. We will host Abdul El-Sayed, Democratic candidate for Governor and Haley Stevens, Democratic candidate for congress in the 11th Congressional District.
We'll be meeting at 7:00pm at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Rd. in Bloomfield Hills.
By sheer coincidence, there are two similar ACA/healthcare-themed events scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) evening...one at the Troy Community Center, the other at the Bloomfield Township Public Library:
Let's be clear. Repealing Obamacare would be a personal catastrophe for tens of millions of Americans and their families. Yet, Congressman Dave Trott continues to rubber stamp the White House's extreme agenda, even though the majority of the constituents in his district voted against this administration's platform. It is time to educate ourselves and act! Join Organizing for Action and ACA enrollment expert Charles Gaba as we discuss the future of healthcare, share personal stories, and stop this assault. Mr. Gaba is the founder of ACASignups.net, which has been live-tracking Obamacare enrollments since the exchanges launched in October 2013. His work has been cited by major publications from the Washington Post and Forbes to the New York Times as being the most reliable source available for up-to-date, accurate ACA enrollment data in the country.
- Time: Thursday, June 1, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Host: Mona DeQuis
- Contact Phone: 734 945-1717
- Location: Troy Community Center, Room 303 (Troy, MI). 3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083
Our next meeting is Monday, May 8 at 7:00 pm at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, in the Leslie Harcourt Green Community Room on the main floor.
The meeting will be held at the Bloomfield Township Library, 1099 Lone Pine at Telegraph Bloomfield Hills 48203 (southeast corner). Plenty of parking. We hope you will come for the discussion on how we can resist Trump's policies and actions.
- We expect to have Congressman Dan Kildee there addressing the topic "We Have Our Work Cut Out For Us."
Born and raised in Flint, Congressman Dan Kildee is a lifelong Michigander. In Congress, he serves in various leadership positions. As the Vice Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, Congressman Kildee leads the fight to protect consumers, ensure affordable housing, and keep money out of the hands of terrorists and bad actors. Congressman Kildee previously served as a member of the President’s Export Council, advising President Obama on fighting against trade deals that are bad for Michigan families. Moreover, as a Vice Co-Chair of the Automotive Caucus he works to promote the American auto industry and bring good paying jobs back to Michigan.
Before being elected to Congress, Congressman Kildee co-founded and served as the president of the Center for Community Progress, a national non-profit organization focused on urban land reform and revitalization.
He also founded Michigan’s first land bank – the Genesee County Land Bank – which is responsible for tens of millions of dollars in redevelopment in Flint. The Genesee County Land Bank later served as a model for over 100 other land banks across the nation.
- Also expected to speak: Charles Gaba of ACA Signups.
In 2013, when neither the government nor the mainstream media provided consistent, reliable reporting of enrollment data for the Affordable Care Act, Charles launched ACASignups.net as a hobby, using crowdsourcing to track enrollments in real time.
His work soon caught the attention of major media outlets, and has been cited and used as a resource ever since by media outlets spanning the ideological spectrum including the Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg News, Vox.com, MSNBC, the New Republic, USA Today, the CATO Institute, National Review Online and The New York Times among others, as well as prominent medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.
Since launching this project, he has expanded his analysis to include the impact of the ACA's Medicaid Expansion, SHOP exchange, BHP provision and a variety of other Obamacare-related programs.
He has also expanded into tracking things like off-exchange individual market enrollment, annual premium rate change averages and a wide range of healthcare policy/health insurance-related issues, including the pros and cons of moving towards single-payer healthcare, the "public option", lowering the Medicare eligibility age, and so on.
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Please join us on a special night: Monday, March 13th, at 7:00pm as we welcome former State Senate Minority Leader, former Ingham County Prosecutor and current Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer. She'll be joining us at the Birmingham Baldwin Public Library, 300 West Merrill St. in Birmingham, just south of Maple Road, west of Woodward, east of Southfield Road.
Parking is available, first two hours free, at Maple and Chester parking structure, also at Pierce parking structure.
Gretchen Whitmer is a former Democratic member of the Michigan Senate and Senate Democratic Leader. She represented the 23rd District following a special election in March 2006 to replace Virg Bernero, who was elected mayor of Lansing the previous November. Whitmer was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2000 to 2006. On November 5, 2010, her Democratic colleagues chose Whitmer to be the Senate Democratic Leader. In May 2016, she was selected to serve as the Ingham County Prosecutor. On January 3, 2017, Whitmer announced her intentions to run for Governor of Michigan in 2018 as a Democrat, making her one of the first to announce.