OCDP Meeting

Oakland County Democratic Club
May 29, 2012

NEXT OCDP MEETING

Location: Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Troy, MI 48083

Please join us and if you have any questions please contact Angela Powell at info@ocdp.org or 248-584-0510.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

OCDP Unity Pancake Breakfast

Oakland County Democratic Club
May 29, 2012

Please come out and join us for a pancake breakfast! We would like to continue the election cycle showing our strong unity as Democrats!

Beans & Cornbread
29508 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48034

Suggested Donation $20.00

Date: 
Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Senator Gregory Announces Ferndale Student in Top Ten for $10,000 Scholarship Competition

Alex Rossman
May 17, 2012

Gregory urges residents to vote online to support local student’s efforts to win money for college

LANSING–Senator Vincent Gregory (D–Southfield) announced today that high school senior Natalie B. from Ferndale has been named one of the Top Ten finalists in the #mi2020 Scholarship Competition. Gregory commended Natalie’s creativity and enthusiasm in promoting higher education and encouraged Oakland County residents to vote for her video entry to help her win $10,000 towards college. People can view and vote for Natalie’s video at http://www.mi2020video.com/videos/3xyw.

Snyder Policies Cause Michigan Residents to Lose Hope

Michigan Senate Democrats
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Economists say decline in unemployment due mostly to people giving up

LANSING- Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) pointed to testimony given at the state’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference today as further evidence that Governor Snyder’s policies are failing to turn Michigan’s economy around. University of Michigan economist George Fulton told the conference that Michigan’s decreasing unemployment numbers were mostly due to people giving up on looking for work. The testimony directly conflicts with the Governor’s rhetoric that his corporate tax cuts are creating jobs.

It's Just Not Right!

By: Senator Carl Levin
May 9, 2012

Senate Republicans are preventing the Senate from even debating legislation to fix the looming increase in student loan interest rates. It's just not right.

On July 1, the interest rate on student loans is going to increase from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. It's going to double unless we act. That will cost 7.4 million college students and their families money that many families do not have to spare. So the need to act is urgent.

Cheer on the Detroit Tigers with the Berkley Dems!

Join the Berkley Dems at Comerica Park on June 6th to see the Tigers beat the Indians!

Group tickets have not yet been purchased, but we expect them to be less than $35 each. If you would like to join in on the fun, please email Nicole Smithson at vicechair@berkleydems.org by May 20th.

Date: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 7:05pm

Michigan 2020 Plan to Receive Hearing in Senate Finance Committee

Press release from Michigan Senate Democrats
May 1, 2012

Plan would provide college tuition for all Michigan high school graduates

Lansing – Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer announced today that the Senate Finance Committee will be taking up the legislation to enact the Michigan 2020 Plan tomorrow in a historic first step toward making this plan to offer free college tuition a reality for high school graduates across the state.

Outrageous

By Colleen Ochoa Peters
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Equal pay for equal work – pretty straight forward.

You put in a good day of work and you should earn the same amount as anyone else - no matter your sex.

Unfortunately this is not the case!