Presidential Caucus and Club Meeting - May 5

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - for the Democratic Presidential Caucus.

Come one, come all to the Democratic Presidential Caucus on Saturday, May 5th! Registration opens at 9:00am and concludes at 11:00am. The voting takes place shortly thereafter. Regional candidates may stop by throughout the morning to meet and great. Caucus will be held at the Berkley Community Center located at 2400 Robina Ave., Berkley, MI 48072. Plenty of free car and bicycle parking is available.

Date: 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Big Win

By Andy Meisner, Oakland County Treasurer
Friday, April 6, 2012

Our lawsuit that gained national attention won in court last week when we took on mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Oakland County now leads the nation in recovering millions of dollars for hard-working taxpayers.

Burns Announces Candidacy for County Clerk

By Tim Burns, Candidate for Oakland County Clerk
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

We need to elect a County Clerk who will make serving the people with integrity his priority rather than the current clerk who has a history of pushing partisan agendas, disenfranchising voters, providing perks to himself and political party loyalists on the taxpayers’ dime, and promoting extremist agendas.

MDP Jeff-Jack Dinner - April 28

The Michigan Democratic Party is excited to announce that Robert Gibbs, Senior Advisor to Obama for America, will be this year's keynote speaker at the MDP's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Center in Detroit on April 28, 2012. The event begins at 6:30pm.

For more information: michigandems.com

Date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Bipartisan Passage of Drug Immunity Amendment

From the office of State Rep Ellen Cogen Lipton
Thursday, March 29, 2012

State Representatives Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods) and Fred Durhal (D-Detroit), the Democratic members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, applaud their Republican colleagues for today's passage of Lipton's amendment which requires Michigan's Attorney General to report the money lost by Michigan residents from not participating in the federal class action lawsuits brought by states against drug companies whose products were found to be harmful.

Affordable Care Act - Improving Health Care in Michigan

By Congressman Sandy Levin
Thursday, March 29, 2012

In the two years since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, it has benefited millions of Michiganders by improving health care coverage and reducing costs.

At the same time, the law’s most significant reforms have yet to take effect, including the provision that will prevent private insurers from denying Americans coverage because of a preexisting condition or kicking them off their plan because they get sick – both of which become effective in 2014.

Republican Plot to Thwart Redistricting Exposed

Press Release from the OCDP
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A thorough review of over 200 pages of documents released by Republican officials in Oakland County provide proof of an elaborate plot to circumvent the court approved Oakland County Apportionment Plan and replace it with a new GOP approved redistricting plan before the 2012 election in November.

Republicans on State Supreme Court Choose Patterson Over the Law

Press Release from the OCDP
Monday, March 26, 2012

In the dark of night on Monday, the Michigan Supreme Court issues a 4-3 ruling to uphold Public Act 280 – the Republican Power Grab Legislation for Oakland County.

“I’ve been hearing for weeks that legally there is no reason that we should expect to lose in the Supreme Court, and politically there is no reason we should expect to win,” said Frank Houston, Chairman of the Oakland County Democratic Party.

“Our courts should be above decisions being based on political favors and if they are Democrats or Republicans. It’s disgusting that even in our Supreme Court, party politics are more important to Republicans than the rule of law and our Constitution. The Republican controlled Supreme Court has shown itself to be nothing more than an extension of the Michigan Republican Party.”