IMPORTANT: Vote for SYED TAJ on AUGUST 7!!

If you live anywhere in the new 11th U.S. Congressional District (see map below), please make certain to vote for DR. SYED TAJ in the upcoming August 7th Primary Election.

In addition to being a solid progressive Democrat, Dr. Taj is also the former Chief of Medicine at Oakwood Hospital and was the first Democrat elected in decades as a Canton Township Trustee. He's been endorsed by the Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club, the Oakland County Democratic Party, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, the Michigan Nurses Association, the American Federation of Teachers and just about every local Democratic elected offical and leader.

Meet Dorian Coston, Democratic Candidate for MI-HD-40!

From the Candidate's Official Bio:

Dorian Coston is running for State Representative in Michigan House District 40, which covers parts of West Bloomfield, Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, and Bloomfield Hills.  Dorian was born the middle child of ten to Cecil and Kathryn Coston. He demonstrated leadership capabilities at an early age, as he served as a captain/squad leader for 12th Precinct Law Enforcement Explorers Program. In addition, Dorian has served as class vice president from middle school to time his in law school.

Dorian has always been dedicated and professional from serving as the Sports Director for Each One Reach One, team captain of a city Champion baseball team, to league a Most Valuable Player award.

Dorian was a member of Mumford High school inaugural M.E.R.I.T. Program (Mumford’s Excellence in Rigorous Intellectual Training.  Dorian earned his BA in Political Science from the University of Arizona, in Tucson, and Masters in Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.  He's a certified paralegal and works for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office Safe School Initiative.  Dorian is married to Melinda, RN and hospital Administrator, and together they raise their three beautiful daughters in West Bloomfield, MI.  Dorian has experience as a small business owner and teacher.

Dorian is an active member of his community through coaching Girls basketball (Jewish Community Center/ Farmington Recreation) and is the vice-president of the PTA.  He has served as a precinct delegate, vice chair for progressives for Councilman Gil Hill, to graduate of The Center for Progressive Leadership, to Member MI Young Democrats and is truly an advocate for the people.

Dorian's campaign website can be found at http://www.doriancoston4staterep.com.

Dan Farough & Frank Houston at the May Meeting!

Dan Farough, Senator Stabenow’s Campaign Manager, will address the group to discuss the campaign and how our members can get involved.  Frank Houston, OCDP Chair, will then provide an update on Oakland County issues, including the redistricting lawsuits. Frank will also discuss the Michigan Supreme Court race.

Our program will begin 7:30 at the Congregational Church of Birmingham, which is at the corner of Cranbrook Rd and Woodward (1000 Cranbrook Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304).

Meet Rep. Levin and Kevin Howley at the March 14 Meeting!

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, March 14th at 7:30pm.

Our featured speaker will be Congressman Sander Levin, ranking member of House Ways and Means, who for the first time will represent part of our BB Dems area due to redistricting will be at our meeting. If he can't come due to a Congressional requirement to stay in D.C. he will be represented by Andy Levin, club member and former candidate for state senate. Andy will focus on the current political situation, the effects of redistricting on our club, and our role in winning a big victory in November. (He will also describe his new renewable energy business.)

Congressman Peters to Host Public Forum on 2/20

On Monday, February 20th from 6:30-8:00 pm at Oakland Community College's Orchard Ridge Campus, Congressman Gary Peters will host a public forum with officials from the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This event will provide a public venue for Michigan residents to learn about how this new federal agency helps families deal with unfair or abusive credit card, mortgage or banking practices.  Below you will find the info for the event as well as a flyer attached to this email.

Pivotal Decisions for the future Bloomfield Hills High School

Bloomfield Hills High School opens in the fall of 2013.  Whether it exists in one up-to-date building or two old buildings will be determined by our community in one final bond vote.  

The details of this bond proposal will be determined by the Board of Education at the Thursday, February 16 Board of Education meeting.

At Thursday's meeting, Superintendent Rob Glass will make recommendations for:

GOP Trying Massive Retroactive Power Grab!!

The following urgent email was just sent out by the Michigan Democratic Party; I'm presenting it below in its' entirety:

Friends,

Today in the Michigan State House Republicans are expected to push through legislation (House Bill 5187) that changes Michigan county redistricting law to allow just one county to redo their redistricting process – Oakland.

Kevin Hrit Meets With the Birmingham Bloomfield Dems

Kevin Hrit, Political Organizing Director for the Michigan Democratic Party, met with the Birmingham Dems on November 9th for an informative discussion.

Kevin shared his goals to develop a program that focuses on "Community." People invest in such things as schools, public safety, libraries, and the infrastructure to define "Community." People support the "Community" by overwhelmingly voting for millage proposals. Promoting "Community" increases jobs and improves the economy.

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