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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

Proposal 3

Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs
October 2, 2012

More Jobs. Less Pollution.

That’s why Democrats across Michigan, nearly 15 labor organizations, the NAACP and progressives across the state have endorsed Proposal 3 and are urging you to vote YES.

Proposal 3 will create 94,000 jobs that can’t be outsourced and reduce pollution that endangers the health of our kids and our Great Lakes.

Proposal 3 will:

Require utilities to obtain at least 25 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2025, including wind, solar and biomass.
Limit consumer rate increases related to the generation or purchase of renewable energy to no more than 1 percent per year.
Create incentives to encourage the hiring of Michigan workers and the use of Michigan-made equipment.

Presidential Debate

Gretchen Whitmer
October 2, 2012

Friends –

This Wednesday, the first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney will not only provide us an opportunity to hear from the two candidates directly, but is a chance for them to show that beyond the carefully scripted campaign speeches and commercials, they actually have the necessary plan to do what’s right for America.

Celebrate Sander Levin's Birthday!

Join us in celebrating Sander Levin’s birthday at the Berkley Community Center.
This event is a fundraiser to support the coordinated campaign effort. (Requested donation $100, but all contributions are accepted.)

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Protecting Military Servicemembers' Votes

September 11, 2012
Robert McCann

Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Protect Military Servicemembers’ Votes
New bills will make it easier for overseas servicemembers to vote following recent delayed distribution of absentee ballots.

Lansing – Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Senate Democrats introduced legislation today that would ensure the votes of state military personnel serving overseas are properly counted. The new bills would allow for deployed servicemembers’ absentee ballots to be counted as long as they were postmarked by Election Day and would also allow them to submit their absentee ballots electronically. Another bill in the package would allow for statewide online voter registration.

Newsletter from Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton

State Representative Ellen Cogen Lipton
27th House District
Sept. 5, 2012

Greetings friends and neighbors,

I hope this e-newsletter finds you still enjoying last few days of our great Michigan summer and the start of a new school year! I know that sometimes the transition from summer to school can be stressful for both children and parents. I appreciate your taking the time to stay updated on happenings here in Lansing and in the 27th District so that, together, we can make our communities vibrant and connected! It is still summer recess at the Capitol, which allows me to spend more time in the district with all of you. If you have any concerns or need assistance, feel free to call my office and set up a meeting in the district!

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Coffee Hours with Representative Cogen Lipton

State Representative Ellen Cogen Lipton
27th House District
Sept. 5, 2012

Coffee Hours with Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton!
Please join me for conversation during my coffee hours with special guest Senator Vincent Gregory on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Ferndale Public Library located at 222 E. Nine Mile Road in Ferndale from 6-7 p.m.

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm