Gen. Wesley Clark and Rep. Gary Peters at Berkley American Legion - Mon July 6, 1:30pm

Join us for a free round-table discussion with Gen. Wesley Clark and Rep. Gary Peters on Monday, July 6 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm at the Berkley American Legion Post 374.

Monday, July 6, 2009 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Help Our Teens Be Teenagers, Not Teen Parents

By State Senator Gilda Z. Jacobs
June 30, 2009

We’ve all seen the cable news stories about alleged “pregnancy pacts” among teenage girls. Pact or not, this is a good reminder that we need to have candid discussions with our daughters and sons about teenage pregnancy. One thing that we can all agree on is that our teenagers should be teenagers and not parents. We all agree that we need to talk to our teenagers about preventing teen pregnancies, although some of us disagree on where and when those conversations should occur.

Senator Jacobs to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Michigan's Tax Structure

State Senator Gilda Z. Jacobs (D-Farmington Hills) will discuss Michigan’s tax structure and how it affects state revenues and funding for state and local services at a town hall meeting on July 6.

Monday, July 6, 2009 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Senate Democrats Defend Vital Services for Michigan’s Struggling Workers and Families

CONTACT: Alex Rossman, 517-373-6091

Senate Democrats defend vital services for Michigan’s struggling workers and families; Republican budget proposal for Department of Human Services severely cuts funding for clothing, education, food, job search and shelter assistance for vulnerable citizens

Senate Democrats Fight to Protect Public Safety, Create Much-Needed Jobs

CONTACT: Alex Rossman, 517-373-6091

Senate Democrats fight to protect public safety, create much-needed jobs; drastic Republican budget proposals slash local revenue sharing, 21st Century Jobs Fund

Andy Meisner's Swearing-In Ceremony - July 1, 11:30am

Join Oakland County Treasurer-Elect Andy Meisner for the most exciting swearing-in celebration this summer!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Help save Michigan jobs -- sign up now!

By Kevin Hrit, Congressional Liaison
Representative Gary C. Peters, MI-09
June 15, 2009

In the last 12 hours alone, more than 1100 people have signed up online to say to GM: Make it in Michigan!

As I'm sure you know far too well, the last several months have been extremely rough on the domestic auto industry. As a part of its restructuring, GM is going to be permanently closing several plants in Michigan, and indefinitely idling many more.

Activism Tip--Politicians on Your Cell Phone

Have you ever listened to something on the TV or radio and thought, damn, I should call up my legislator about this issue, and then the thought passes. Do what I do. I have put my state and federal legislators telephone numbers on my cell phone. Whenever I read or hear something that calls for action, I call my politicians on my cell phone and leave a message expressing my concern.