January Meeting: Midterm Analysis & Hate Won't Win Coalition

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:30pm

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 17th at the Bloomfield Township Hall at 4200 Telegraph Road, south of Long Lake Road. Socializing starts at 6:30 p.m. and meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Come Join us!

Program includes: Emme Zanotti and Amritha Venkataraman from the Hate Won’t Win Coalition. We will also get a full debrief on the Election Results from the municipalities in our club area. We are becoming BLUER with every election!

 

2022 Michigan Proposals: A Non-Partisan Fact Sheet 

Proposal 1. Term Limits & Financial Transparency 

What it does/doesn’t do; what supporters/opponents say. This is a proposal for a Constitutional Amendment

  • Changes the structure of term limits for State Representatives and State Senators. (Does not impact term limits for other offices.) Currently, they are allowed to serve a maximum of 6 yrs (3 terms) in the House AND 8 yrs (2 terms) in the Senate. This would reduce the total number of allowed years from 14 to 12. All 12 of those years could be served in one chamber, or divided in any combination. (Reps could serve up to a total of 6 terms, and Senators could serve up to 3 terms.) Term limits are not impacted by redistricting or relocating.
  • This would also require all state lawmakers,  Governor, Lt Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General, to disclose certain personal information including: description of assets, all income, liabilities, continuing benefits from former/future employers, payments and gifts. Currently MI is one of two states that does not require this. Financial disclosures are required only from these elected officials. Candidates, spouses and family members do not need to file. 

Opponents claim: Changes term limits. Does not outline penalties for non-compliance. Doesn’t go far enough.

Supporters say: Bipartisan support. Shines a light on conflicts of interest. Brings MI in line with Congress and 48 other states. Allows lawmakers more time to gain expertise and accomplish their goals.


October Meeting: Proposals & Election Security

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 6:30pm

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR NEXT MEETING!

Tuesday, October 18th will be our last meeting before the Midterm Elections.

We are back at Bloomfield Township Hall, 4200 Telegraph Road.

Speakers include:

  • Megan Owens, from Transportation Riders United, to speak about the Oakland County Transit Proposal
  • Katie Costello, from Reproductive Rights for All, to speak about Proposal 3, and
  • Martin Brook, Bloomfield Township Clerk, to speak about election security. 

Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

MAKE SURE TO BRING PROOF OF VACCINATION AND WEAR A MASK!

It's that time again: Sign up for YARD SIGNS!

Fill out this form to request yard signs!

  • Gretchen Whitmer / Garlin Gilchrist
  • Dana Nessel
  • Jocelyn Benson
  • Bernstein and Bolden for Supreme Court
  • Judge Sima Patel

Let us know whether you want them delivered to your house or if you can pick them up (we're arranging for four "depot stations" around the BB Dems area).

NOTE: You must live in the BB Dems area to use this form! This includes Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms & Franklin Village.

August Meeting: Education Night

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 6:30pm

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR NEXT MEETING!

Tuesday, August 16th will be EDUCATION NIGHT back at Bloomfield Township Hall, 4200 Telegraph Road. We have invited many of the school board candidates running for Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills School Boards, along with Mitch Robinson, Democratic candidate for state School Board.

Erica Peresman, from the MDP Voter Protection team, will also be speaking about opportunities to help protect the vote in November.

Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

MAKE SURE TO BRING PROOF OF VACCINATION
AND WEAR A MASK!

July Meeting: MI List, Moms Demand Action & County Clerk!

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 6:30pm

Tuesday, July 19 th IN-PERSON BUT OUTDOORS at the Beverly Park Pavilion at 18801 Beverly Rd, Beverly Hills, MI

Let’s enjoy the fresh air sitting under the pavilion, listening to Christine Greig, former House Democratic Leader, from MI List, a Reproductive Rights Organization, and Deb Olszewski, from Moms Demand Action, speak about their organizations and their candidate endorsements. Lisa Brown, our Oakland County Clerk, will also present on protecting your property at ocmideeds.com and the upcoming elections.

  • Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

June 21st Meeting: Ballot Initiatives

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 6:30pm

 IN-PERSON MEETING at the Bloomfield Township Hall at 4200 Telegraph Road (south of Long Lake)

Representatives from four ballot Initiatives will be presenting (Reproductive Rights, Promote the Vote, One Fair Wage, Prison Sentence Reform), and Amanda Shelton, judicial candidate for Oakland County 6th Circuit Court. We'll also be hosting Judge Sima Patel, running for the 2nd District Court of Appeals.

MAKE SURE TO BRING YOUR PROOF OF VACCINATION & WEAR A MASK!

  • 6:30 Socializing
  • 7:00 Meeting Begins

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