Historic Night of Democratic Victory!

Mark Brewer
Nov. 7, 2012

I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time.... Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone, whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference. -- President Barack Obama

Friends and fellow Democrats,

Last night was an historic night for President Barack Obama. Democrats made American history by re-electing our nation’s first African-American President, and the campaign also made Michigan history. With 97 percent of precincts reporting, President Obama has won Michigan by a 9 percentage point margin. This is a huge margin in a state where Republicans were hyping their ground game and touting certain victory just a few short days ago, a state which the Republican candidate called home in his youth.

Coffee Hours with Senator Gregory & Representative Cogen Lipton

Alex Rossman
November 5, 2012

Senator Gregory and Representative Cogen Lipton Invite Local Residents to Coffee Hours to Discuss State Issues
Legislators will be available to discuss important legislation before the Legislature and other community and State issues with area residents

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

(Just a couple of) the Obama Administration's accomplishments

Obama for America
October 31, 2012

Every now and again, the other side likes to claim President Obama doesn't have a record to run on. They're wrong. Here's a taste of why:

(Just a couple of) the Obama Administration's accomplishments:

The first bill President Obama signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, to help women fight back when they don't get equal pay for equal work.

His Recovery Act supported millions of jobs and helped to stave off a second Great Depression.

He pushed for and won middle-class tax cuts that benefitted every American worker, and saved the typical family $3,600 in taxes over the last four years.

President Obama rescued the auto industry, and now GM and Chrysler are healthier than they've ever been. The American auto industry has added nearly a quarter of a million jobs since June 2009 -- and they most likely wouldn't exist right now without President Obama's leadership.

A Vote for a President to Lead on Climate Change

Michael R. Bloomberg
Nov 1, 2012

The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of the Northeast -- in lost lives, lost homes and lost business -- brought the stakes of Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief.

The floods and fires that swept through our city left a path of destruction that will require years of recovery and rebuilding work. And in the short term, our subway system remains partially shut down, and many city residents and businesses still have no power. In just 14 months, two hurricanes have forced us to evacuate neighborhoods -- something our city government had never done before. If this is a trend, it is simply not sustainable.

Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be -- given this week’s devastation -- should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.

2012: It's All On The Line!

A Report by the Michigan Democratic Congressional Delegation
October 21, 2012

Strengthening and Preserving Medicare
• Democrats closed the donut hole to lower prescription drug costs for seniors, increased preventative health screenings for Medicare recipients and extended the life of the Medicare Trust Fund by 8 years - all without cutting 1 cent of Medicare benefits.
• The Ryan/Romney plan would end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher program, limiting seniors’ ability to choose their doctors and putting private health care decisions back into the hands of insurance companies.

Fighting to Protect Working Families
• Democrats have fought back against the GOP's anti-worker agenda and they're strongly supporting ballot initiatives to strengthen Michigan's middle-class. Working to ensure equal pay for equal work, the first bill President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
• Republicans in the House have repeatedly voted to limit collective bargaining rights, end Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements and defund the National Labor Relations Board.

Standing up for our Auto Industry
• President Obama stood with Michigan's auto workers by making sure our manufacturers got the loans they needed to survive and grow. Today, because of this critical support, over one million jobs have been saved, over 160,000 auto jobs have been created and with new advanced vehicles coming off the line, Michigan's auto industry has come roaring back.
• When it was all on the line for our auto industry, Mitt Romney turned his back on Michigan by arguing that we should “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.”

Berkley's Own Elected to Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees!

Congratulations to the Berkley Dems own Steve Baker on his election to the Michigan Municipal League board of trustees! We know he will be a great asset to the MML.

Pics of the swearing in ceremony:

Forum on Proposal 3

Valerie Keefe
Oct. 17, 2012

On behalf of State Senator Bieda I invite you to a forum on Proposal 12-3, which would establish a renewable energy standard of 25% by the year 2025. Senator Bieda will moderate a panel of guests, both for and against the measure, who will discuss the merits of voting "yes" or "no" on the proposal, followed by questions from the audience. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. Listed below are the details.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The President’s Record on Jobs and the Economy

October 14, 2012

The President’s Record on Jobs and the Economy

Protecting Consumers

The President is taking aggressive steps to put Americans back to work and create an economy where hard work pays and responsibility is rewarded.