Someone's Turning 40!

Sara Meisner
March 21, 2013

Dear Friend,

I am writing to personally invite you to my husband Andy's birthday celebration this Sunday, March 24th at Fifth Avenue in Royal Oak from 3 to 5pm.

Date: 
Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Weekly Address: Helping Protect Our Kids by Reducing Gun Violence

President Barack Obama
March 23, 2013

It has now been three months since the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut. Three months since we lost 20 innocent children and six dedicated adults who had so much left to give. Three months since we, as Americans, began asking ourselves if we’re really doing enough to protect our communities and keep our children safe.

Honorable Nancy Quarles Visits the Berkley Dems!

Berkley Democratic Club
March 20, 2013

We are so fortunate to have the Honorable Nancy Quarles, Oakland County
Commissioner and First Vice Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party as
our guest speaker for Thursday’s meeting.
Dr. Quarles is also a
former state representative and President Emeritus of the Southern
Oakland County NAACP. She has also served on the boards of the
Oakland County Community College Foundation and the Elizabeth Copeland
Glass Education Foundation.

Dr. Quarles will be speaking with us about the direction of the
Michigan Democratic Party and how we as a club can prepare for the
upcoming elections. We will be gathering in the media center of Anderson Middle School. We hope to see you at the meeting!

Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address

Remarks of President Barack Obama
Weekly Address

Lemont, Illinois
March 16, 2013

Hi, everybody. As a nation, our top priority is growing our economy and creating good middle class jobs. That’s why this week I’m speaking to you from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, because few areas hold as much promise as what they’re focused on right here – harnessing American energy.

Reps. Lipton and Knezek Vote Against Gutting Public Schools

March 13, 2013
Lansing

Education reform plan fails students in struggling schools

House Education Committee Vice Chairwoman Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods) and committee member Rep. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) today voted against an education reform proposal that enables for-profit charter school companies to take over public schools and opens a back door to school vouchers.

Wealth Inequality in America

Here is a short video that clearly explains the state of wealth inequality in the United States of America, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QPKKQnijnsM. I encourage all of your to watch it.

What is Fascism?

At the last meeting of the club I am afraid I babbled on about fascism and the danger of going down the path of fascism in the United States. As our political opponents often cast the claim that we are fascists, I thought perhaps we should be more cautious of how we use the term and what exactly it means.

Remarks of President Barack Obama - Weekly Address

March 9, 2013

In his weekly address, President Obama said that businesses have created jobs every month for three years straight – nearly 6.4 million altogether, and have added 246,000 new jobs in February. We must keep this momentum going, and that’s why the President recently met with Republican leaders to discuss how we can replace the harmful, arbitrary budget cuts, called the “sequester,” with balanced deficit reduction. By working together, the President is confident we can reduce the budget by investing in areas that help us grow, and cutting what we don’t need.

The audio of the address and video of the address will be available online at www.whitehouse.gov at 6:00 a.m. ET, Saturday, March 9, 2013.