Millie Jeffrey Awards Dinner - June 7, 6pm

The Justice Caucus cordially invites you to the Millie Jeffrey Awards Dinner and reception on Sunday, June 7, 2009. The Keynote Speaker will be Congressman Gary Peters (CD 9). Michael McGuinness, Chair of the Oakland County Democratic Party, will be Master of Ceremonies. It will be held at UAW Local 412, 2005 Tobsal Court, Warren, MI 48091.

Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Update from Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton, May 2009

By Ellen Cogen Lipton, State Representative
May 15, 2009

As your State Representative, I am here to represent and to work on your behalf, not just in Lansing but also in our communities. I hope this e-newsletter will be a helpful tool to let you know what I am working on and keep you informed on the important issues coming up at the Capitol.

No Reason Absentee Voting Deserves Quick Action from the Michigan Senate

By State Senator Gilda Z. Jacobs
May 7, 2009

Recently, the Michigan House of Representatives passed their No Reason Absentee Voting bill and sent it to the Michigan Senate. This bill will now join voting reform bills that my colleagues and I have introduced in the Senate Committee on Campaign and Election Oversight. We know what needs to be done to make voting simple and easy for the people of Michigan. We need to move quickly on the House and Senate bills so that we can bring more eligible voters to the polls at the next election.

Sen. Specter Returns to the Democratic Party

By Dr. Phil O'Dwyer, Chair
April 30, 2009

The Republican Party has become increasingly inhospitable to moderate Republicans. Extreme ideologues are currently engaged in "purifying the party" by forcing out those considered "unmanageable." This program is called RINO (Republican In Name Only) and its intent is to phase them out at election time. This is not the party of the past but a diminishing cadre of bitter right-wing extremists obsessed with a few moral issues. They have become more of a fanatical religion than a political party dedicated to public service.

Cinco de Mayo with Congressman Peters - May 3, 3:00pm

Come Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Congressman Gary Peters and Colleen Ochoa at Mexico Lindo in Waterford!

Sunday, May 3, 2009 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

History of which we can be proud?

A professor recently discovered 47 previously lost letters written by Benjamin Franklin, dating from the spring and summer of 1755. These letters provide additional insights on one of our country's Founding Fathers and the era in which the seeds of our country were planted.

Michigan Policy Summit - May 16, 8am - 5pm

It is often said that we are the change we have been waiting for and if you want to see public policy in Michigan reflect progressive values like respect, equality, and opportunity, then you will not want to miss the Michigan Policy Summit.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Patterson Wrong to Contemplate Gov. Bid

By Mike McGuinness, Chair, Oakland County Democratic Party
April 9, 2009

It’s now clear Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson won’t be running for Governor of Michigan. Yet, he is popping his own political trial balloon that he himself raised in the first month of his 48 month-long term -- in classy form, releasing a statement from Florida while on vacation. Patterson is having a difficult time justifying to the people of Oakland County that he should remain County Executive, let alone spend the next two years running for Governor.