RALLY: Deadline for Democracy: A Rally for The People!

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, July 6 at 7-8p Recess RALLY Deadline for Democracy: A Rally for The People! 
Where: 300 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Let’s raise our voices to protect our freedom to vote! Our elections must remain fair and accessible for all citizens! Join Indivisibles and others around the country as we mark the Deadline for Democracy. We have an amazing lineup of speakers including Congressman Andy Levin, State Rep Regina Weiss, Senator Jeremy Moss, as well as leaders from Common Cause, Progress Michigan, We the People, and MORE! We need to show Congress that there is overwhelming grassroots support for voting rights.
Time is running out!

Bring a friend, make a sign, and meet up in Ferndale on Tuesday, July 6 at 7:00 PM to show support for the passage of S1, the For the People Act!
You’ll hear from speakers about the importance of this bill to the future of democracy. Together we’ll urge Senators Stabenow and Peters to make S1 a priority and to make sure nothing gets in the way-including the filibuster!
Learn more about how the For the People Act will empower and increase access for voters, strengthen our ethics laws and fight corruption, and decrease the influence of big money in politics.

July 20th Meeting - IN PERSON!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 7:00pm

FIRST OUTDOOR IN -PERSON CLUB MEETING!

Tuesday, July 20th at Beverly Park at 7:00 p.m.: State Senator Mallory McMorrow will be speaking about electric vehicles and their infrastructure. Let’s FINALLY enjoy our opportunity to see one another in an outdoor setting and hear from one of our legislators on this timely topic. Light refreshments.

Beverly Park is located at 188801 Beverly Road (13 ½ Mile), between Southfield and Evergreen Roads.

June 15th Meeting

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 7:00pm

Come to our next virtual meeting on Tuesday, June 15th at 7:00 p.m.

  • Guest Speaker: Martin Bergstrom, Data, Analytics, & Technology Director with the Michigan Democratic Party
    • “Where we were, where we are and where we are going in 2022-Analyzing the analytics of our Democratic Club communities.”
  • Guest Speaker: Ross Fisher from “Oil and Water Don’t Mix”:
    • The Fight to Save the Great Lakes-Update on Campaign to Shut Down Line 5.

REGISTER VIA ZOOM TODAY!

ALSO: MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

The July meeting will be OUTDOORS  on Tuesday, July 20th at Beverly Park in Beverly Hills at 7:00pm! More information to come.

May 18th Meeting: Reps Manoogian & Bolden, plus the Citizens' Climate Lobby!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
  • Guest Speakers: State Representative Mari Manoogian & State Representative Kyra Bolden will give an update on the actions of the Michigan legislature.
  • Guest Speakers: Analicia Honkanen and Matt Leese of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby on Cutting Carbon Emissions: The best first step to address and mitigate climate change"

REGISTER HERE FOR THE ZOOM MEETING!

Learn more about Rank MI Vote & Ranked Choice Voting!

At our March meeting, Prof. Kevin Deegan-Krause of Wayne State University provided us with a fantastic presentation about how ranked choice voting (also known as "instant runoff voting") works, why it's a better way of electing candidates and how you can help bring it to Michigan.

You can also learn more by visiting RankMIVote.org!

BB Dems April 20th Meeting

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 7:00pm
  • Guest Speaker: Mark Brewer, lawyer, political consultant, former chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, “What is Redistricting and What is its Status in Michigan?”
  • Guest Speaker: Members of Michigan Liberation, a grassroots organization dedication to racial, economic, and criminal justice, “What is the Black Mother’s Day Bailout and how can we impact the school to prison pipeline?”

Register for the Zoom Meeting Today!

February 16th Meeting: Oakland County COVID-19 Update & the MDP Party Structure

Please join us at our next virtual meeting on Tuesday, February 16th from 7pm - 9pm!

Our guest speakers this month include Oakland County Deputy Executive Rudy Hobbs*, who will provide an update on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ramping up of the vaccination project, and Michigan Democratic Party Director of Party Affairs Hayley Alderman, who will give us an overview of just how the MDP is actually structured.

Feb 16, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern

Register in advance for this meeting

(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting)

*(or possibly even County Executive Dave Coulter!)

January 19th Meeting: BB Dems Board Election!

The first BB Dems meeting of 2021 is Tuesday, January 19th from 7pm - 9pm...the evening before Joe Biden & Kamala Harris are sworn in as the next President & Vice-President of the United States!

The primary order of business will be our annual election for club executive board positions. Normally we don't require registration for our online meetings, but we are for January given the topic of this one. There will also be a vote on a resolution to move the board election up a month from January to December going forward.

There are 7 positions which have to be voted on: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and 2 Trustees at Large.

Any BB Dems member in good standing can run for one of these offices or to vote for candidates. To do so, you have to reside in the BB Dems area (Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Franklin, Bingham Farms or Beverly Hills) and have paid your $15.00 annual dues prior to our January 19th election.

Only members in good standing who actually attend the meeting may vote. If you're interested in running for one of the positions, please email me at chair@bbdems.org before January 19th.

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