Reminder: Holiday Party December 15th! All Democrats Invited.

Congresswoman Lawrence and Chairman Blocker Invite You To:

14th District Democrats &
Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence
Holiday Party! 

Saturday, December 15th, 11:00 a.m.
Fishbone’s of Greektown

400 Monroe Street, Detroit 48226

Chairman Rick Blocker and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence invite you to join us as we express our thanks for your support and activism, celebrate this year’s big Democratic wins in Michigan, and prepare to organize for electing a new President, returning Gary Peters to the U.S. Senate, and taking the Michigan House of Representatives back from Republicans.

No Cost to Attend. Instead, please bring a toy donation for children in need, which will be delivered on behalf of the 14th District Democrats!

REMINDER: The original location of Southfield was changed due to space needs. Again, this Saturday the holiday party is at the Greektown location in Downtown Detroit.

14th District Holiday Party! Saturday, December 15th.

14th District Democrats &
Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence
Holiday Party!

Saturday, December 15th, 11:00 a.m.
Fishbone’s of Greektown
400 Monroe Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Chairman Rick Blocker and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence invite you to join us as we express our thanks for your support and activism, celebrate this year’s big Democratic wins in Michigan, and prepare to organize for electing a new President, returning Gary Peters to the U.S. Senate, and taking the Michigan House of Representatives back from Republicans.

Please bring a toy donation for children in need, which will be delivered on behalf of the 14th District Democrats!

October Activities Update, including our Meeting Oct. 13 in Harper Woods!

Dana Nessel for Attorney General Town Hall in Southfield Tonight! October 11th

Please come out in support of Democratic Party Attorney General nominee Dana Nessel tonight at Hope United Methodist Church, 26275 Northwestern Highway, Southfield. Happening 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public!

14th Congressional District Democratic Party Meeting this Saturday! October 13th

Greetings, Democrats! There is much work to be done to finish strong in these Midterm Elections. The final 14th District Democratic meeting before the Election is this Saturday, October 13th. The Executive Committee meeting is at 10:00 a.m. and the General Membership meeting is at 11:00 a.m. The October meeting is taking place at the Wayne County Community College University Center, 19305 Vernier Road, Harper Woods 48225.

Our Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Birthday Celebration this Sunday! October 14th

Come out in support of our Congresswoman for her biggest fundraiser of the year! It is happening Sunday, October 14th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Held at the historic, recently renovated Detroit Club, 712 Cass Avenue, Detroit 48226. Tickets are $100, but contributions of any amount will be accepted for 14th District Democrats. To RSVP and for more information, call (248) 410-0702.

INFORMATION FOR OUR AREA’S MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAMPAIGN OFFICES AND HOW YOU CAN GET PLUGGED IN WITH HELPING GET OUT THE DEMOCRATIC VOTE!

WEST BLOOMFIELD:
6545 Commerce Rd, West Bloomfield Township
Contact: Andrew Hagge
Phone: (248) 821-8551
Email: ahagge@1campaignmi.com

PONTIAC:
138 North Saginaw Street, Pontiac
Contact: Chris Jackson
Phone: (248) 210-6632
Email: cjackson@1campaignmi.com

SOUTHFIELD:
17100 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield
Contact: Ksenia Malkina
Phone: (248) 880-9146
Email: kmalkina@1campaignmi.com

FARMINGTON HILLS:
33930 Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills
Contact: Karen Bolsen
Phone: (248) 880-0100
Email: kbolsen@1campaignmi.com

DETROIT (Northwest):
18409 Livernois Avenue, Detroit
Contact: Melia Howard
Phone: (313) 455-8713
Email: mhoward@1campaignmi.com

DETROIT (Northwest):
18979 Livernois Avenue, Detroit
Contact: Melia Howard
Phone: (313) 455-8713
Email: mhoward@1campaignmi.com

GROSSE POINTE (and Detroit Eastside):
17700 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe
Contact: Melia Howard
Phone: (313) 455-8713
Email: mhoward@1campaignmi.com

DETROIT (Southwest):
7606 W. Vernor Street, Detroit
Contact: Melia Howard
Phone: (313) 455-8713
Email: mhoward@1campaignmi.com

SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING ACTIVITIES:

– Friday, October 12th — Rosemary Bayer for State Senate Spaghetti Fundraiser Help us flip this Republican open seat to Democratic blue! 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Held at Unity Church of Pontiac, 780 W. Huron Street, Pontiac 48342. Tickets are $10. To RSVP or for more information, call (248) 934-0555.

– Tuesday, October 16th — Lieutenant Governor Nominee Garlin Gilchrist Campaigns in Pontiac, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Held at the Bowens Senior Center, 52 Bagley Street, Pontiac 48341.

– Wednesday, October 17th — Grosse Pointe Democratic Club Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Held at the Campaign Office, 17700 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe. Featuring Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence as guest speaker.

– Wednesday, October 17th — Dana Nessel for Attorney General Fundraiser, 7:00 p.m. Held at 2590 Kent Ridge Court, Bloomfield Hills 48301. Tickets $100. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alex Haddad at alexh@dana2018.com

– Thursday, October 18th — Pontiac Democratic Club Candidates Forum, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Held at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 174 Branch Street, Pontiac 48341. Call (248) 410-0702 for more information.

– Thursday, November 1st — Michigan Democratic Party Women’s Caucus Get Out The Vote Rally. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Held at the Teamsters Hall, 2700 Trumbull in Detroit.

– Saturday, November 3rd — Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Pre-Election Prayer Breakfast, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Held at the Southfield Westin, 1500 Town Center, Southfield. For more information, call (248) 410-0702.

Tuesday, November 6thGeneral Election Day: Time for a Blue Wave in 2018, if we do the work! 25 days to go!

For more information, please feel free to reach Democratic District Chairman Rick Blocker at (248) 217-1637.

P.S. — If you have any Democratic events that you’d like highlighted on the 14th District Democrats’ website or future email updates, please email us at: info@14thDistrictDems.org

We are stronger with your activism + involvement!

To stay plugged in with your local Democratic Party, visit us at www.14thDistrictDems.org

We are on Twitter @14thDistrictDem

We are on Facebook: facebook.com/14thDistrictDems/

Democratic Campaign Upcoming Events:

There is so much on the line in 2018! Get involved and support the Democratic Ticket!

EVENTS:

Friends to Elect Tiffany Tilley for State Board of Education Volunteer Meeting Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the 14th Congressional District Office located at 18409 Livernois Ave., Detroit MI 48221

Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus is hosting a FREE Precinct Delegate Training Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Liberty Temple Baptist Church 17188 Greenfield, Detroit MI 48235

Grosse Pointe Democratic Club hosts a Meet & Greet for Samuel Bagenstos for Michigan Supreme Court Friday, September 14, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at 15318 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park MI 48230. For more info or to rsvp email hbendure@gmail.com.

Southfield One Campaign for Michigan Grand Opening is Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 17100 West 12 Mile Road # 5, Southfield, MI 48076

12th District Democrats are holding their annual Steak Fry fundraiser this Saturday, September 15th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at UAW Local 3000 at 22693 Van Horn, Woodhaven, MI.

Detroit Coordinated Roundtable Strategic Planning Meeting for the Statewide Ticket, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 is located at the IBEW 1358 Abbott St, Detroit, MI 48226

Southfield Lathrup Village Dems Club Meeting is Wednesday, September 19th 2018, at Southfield Parks & Recs located at 26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI 48076.

Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus Unity Weekend
Cost is $20.00

Fundraiser – Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the TULC located at 8670 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48204

Summit – Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. located at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church 18700 James Couzens Fwy, Detroit, MI 48235

Oakland County Democratic Party’s next meeting is Tuesday, October 9th 2018 at Plumbers Hall 555 Horace Brown Dr. Madison Heights, MI 48071.

14th Congressional District’s next meeting Executive Board (10:00 a.m.) & General Meeting (11:00 a.m.) will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 at WC3 19305 Vernier Rd, Harper Woods, MI 48225.

The One Campaign for Michigan is looking for volunteers! 

For Detroit
Contact:
Melia Howard
OCFM – Detroit
Regional Field Director
(313) 455-8713
https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/midems/ 

For Southfield
Contact:
Joshua Oikarinen 586-894-3595
Ksenia Malkina 248-880-9146

Office hours are:
Mon-Fri  12pm-8pm
Saturday  10am-6pm
https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/midems/?max_dist=25&zip=48076

https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/midems/event/23072/

August Get Out The Vote Update!

“In 3 days, there’s an important primary election in Michigan. Have you made your plan to go vote? Are you going to go before work or in the afternoon? Will you be driving or do you need to find a ride?”

“Do you know where you vote this year? Find your polling place, and make sure you have a plan in place to vote on Tuesday, August 7.”

Saturday, August 4th: 14th District Democrats GOTV Slate Cards available for pickup at the District Office, 18409 Livernois Avenue, Detroit 48221. If you are a Precinct Delegate or active in your neighborhood, please come grab a stack to distribute in your area or to share with voters at your polling location.

Monday, August 6th: 14th District Democrats GOTV Slate Cards available for pickup at the District Office, 18409 Livernois Avenue, Detroit 48221. If you are a Precinct Delegate or active in your neighborhood, please come grab a stack to distribute in your area or to share with voters at your polling location.

Tuesday, August 7th: Primary Election Day! Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tell your family, tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your co-workers! Your direct engagement with people who know you is the most effective means of increasing voter turnout.

Wednesday, August 8th: Michigan Democratic Party Unity Lunch. Let’s come together and unite behind the winners of the respective Democratic primary contests to win in November! Held at the Westin Book Cadillac Venetian Ballroom, 1114 Washington Boulevard, Downtown Detroit. To RSVP, email Megan Lizotte at mlizotte@michigandems.com

Saturday, August 11th: The 14th District Democrats District Convention has a location change: It will now be held at Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Road, Detroit 48235. Registration is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the Convention begins at 10:30 a.m.

Call to District Convention!

14th Congressional District Democratic Party District Convention:

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Registration 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Convention Convenes 10:30 a.m.
Held at Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers Road, Detroit 48235

In accordance with the Fall 2018 Call to Convention issued by the State Central Committee in March, District and County Conventions are to be held statewide on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

 

County Conventions must be held in all counties within the 1st through 8th and 10th Districts. In those counties comprised of more than one Congressional District, each portion of the county within one Congressional District will be considered a “county” and will hold a convention on August 11, 2018. Each convention will convene at the time and hour designated in the Call issued by each County or District Committee.

District conventions must be held in the 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Congressional Districts on August 11, 2018 at the place and hour designated in the Call issued by each Congressional District Committee.

 

 

Convention Purpose

The purpose of the conventions will be to elect members & alternates to each of the three convention committees: Rules, Resolutions, and Credentials (suggested allocations will be available next month).The secondary purpose of these conventions will be to consider resolutions and platform planks to be forwarded to the state party for consideration.

Eligibility

Article 3.2 of the MDP Rules stipulate the following qualifications for candidacy and eligibility to vote:

 

                In order to vote at any Convention, Caucus or meeting of any unit of the MDP at any level, a         person must be a member of the MDP for at least thirty (30) days prior to that Convention, Caucus or meeting. A Party member must be a qualified and registered elector in order to vote on nominations for public office.

                Precinct delegates, Democratic elected officials and Democratic nominees to partisan offices are exempt from the thirty (30) day advance membership requirement. However, Precinct Delegates, Democratic elected officials and Democratic nominees to partisan offices must be a member of the MDP in order to vote at any Convention, Caucus or meeting of any unit of the MDP at any level. Former members of the MDP whose membership has lapsed in the thirty (30) days preceding any Convention, Caucus, or meeting of any unit of the MDP may renew their membership on the day of the Convention, Caucus, or meeting and shall be permitted to vote on that date.

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda

A. Call to Order

B. Election of Permanent Convention Chair

(This is the person who will chair the convention)

C. Appointment of Convention Secretary

(This will be the official record keeper of the convention. This person will also be responsible for sending minutes and results to the State Party)

C. Credential Report

(This is a report out of all credentialed delegates for the convention)

D. Rules Report

(This will be the time to review and accept voting procedure for the convention)

E. Election of Convention Committee Members & Alternates

(State allocation by office and gender)

F. Resolution Consideration

G. Good & Welfare

H. Adjournment

 

Convention Committee Meetings

 

Rules

 

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM EST

Place: Hart-Kennedy House, 606 Townsend St, Lansing MI 48911

 

Agenda: The Committee shall meet to consider rules for the State Convention and to receive training in those rules and on proportional voting.

 

A call in option will be provided to chairs for distribution to committee members.

 

 

Platform & Resolutions

 

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 & Thursday, August 16, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM EST

Place: Hart-Kennedy House, 606 Townsend St, Lansing MI 48911

 

Agenda: The Committee shall meet to consider resolutions & platform planks proposed by County and District Conventions for the State Convention’s consideration and compile the proposed State Party Platform for 2018.  

 

A call in option will be provided to chairs for distribution to committee members.

 

Credentials

 

The Committee shall meet at the call of the Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party at the convention if necessary.

 

July activities update:

Saturday, July 21st: 14th District Democrats Monthly Meeting, 11:00 a.m. (note: no earlier Executive Board meeting this month) held at Sahara Restaurant, 24770 Coolidge, Oak Park 48237. Located in shopping plaza at southeast corner of 696 and Coolidge. This is the final Democratic meeting before the incredibly consequential primary election! You can also buy your dinner tickets here.

Sunday, July 22nd: Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Brunch Reception, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Held at SOHO in downtown Ferndale, 205 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale 48220. Special guests include State Representative Jeremy Moss. Contributions of any amount are welcomed. Call or text 248-410-0702for more information.

Sunday, July 22nd: West Bloomfield-Lakes Area Democratic Club Picnic.Held at Drake Sports Park in West Bloomfield, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. $10 donation (children under ten free).

Sunday, July 22nd: Grillin’ N’ Chillin’ with State Representative Christine Greig fundraiser at her home in Farmington Hills, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.21031 Eastfarm Lane Court, Northville 48167 (mailing and map address comes up Northville, but it is located in Farmington Hills).

Wednesday, July 25th: 14th District Democrats Fundraising Committee Meeting at 6:00 p.m., held at the District Office, 18409 Livernois Avenue, Detroit 48221. Please help us plan for a successful Annual Dinner! Call Chair Carol Weaver at (313) 459-6208 with questions. You can also purchase your dinner tickets here!

Friday, July 27th: The biggest political event of the season! 14th District Democrats Annual Dinner, starting at 6:00 p.m., held at the Southfield Westin, 1500 Town Center, Southfield 48075. Tickets are only $60 and are going fast! Buy yours in-person at the various listed meetings, or call Chair Carol Weaver at (313) 459-6208 to get yours today or with questions. Checks made payable to “14th District Democrats.”

Our Keynote Speaker has been announced: Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Democrat of New York, accepted Congresswoman Lawrence’s invitation to be our speaker! He is a powerful orator and a progressive leader, making enormous legislative strides in criminal justice reform and part of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership.

Tuesday, August 7th: Primary Election Day!

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To stay plugged in with you local Democratic Party, visit us at www.14thDistrictDems.org

We are on Twitter @14thDistrictDem

We are on Facebook: facebook.com/14thDistrictDems/

Upcoming Democratic Activities Update:

Wednesday, June 20th: 14th District Democrats Fundraising Committee Meeting at 6:00 p.m., held at the District Office, 18409 Livernois Avenue, Detroit 48221. Please help us plan for a successful Annual Dinner! Meetings taking place every Wednesday until the Dinner. Call Chair Carol Weaver at (313) 459-6208 with questions. You can also purchase your tickets and your program book ads here!

Monday, July 2nd: Democratic Gubernatorial Forum! Sponsored by the 14th District Democrats, 13th District Democrats, Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus, and the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit. Democratic Candidates for Governor Abdul El-Sayed, Shri Thanedar, and Gretchen Whitmer are all confirmed to attend 6:00 p.m. At Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Road, Detroit, 48235. Light refreshments will be served. Be sure to be there and spread the word!

Saturday, July 14th: Next 14th District Democrats Monthly Meeting. Save the Date!

Friday, July 20th: Final Deadline for Advertisements in the Annual Dinner Program Book. Patron ads are $10, Business Card ads are $50, Quarter Page ads are $125, Half Page ads are $175, Full Page ads are $200. E-mail info@14thdistrictdems.org with your ads or with questions.

Friday, July 27th: The biggest political event of the season! 14th District Democrats Annual Dinner, starting at 6:00 p.m., held at the Southfield Westin, 1500 Town Center, Southfield 48075. Tickets are only $60 and are going fast! Buy yours in-person at the Fundraising meeting (June 20th), or call Chair Carol Weaver at (313) 459-6208 to get yours today or with questions. Checks made payable to “14th District Democrats.”

June Meeting Information:

14th Congressional District Meeting Schedule
June 9, 2018

Executive Board Meeting 10:00 am

General Membership Meeting 11:00 am

LOCATION:
Northwest Activity Center
18100 Meyers
Detroit, MI 48235

Gubernatorial Candidates Abdul El-Sayed and Gretchen Whitmer will join us this morning at our District Meeting.                               
The Oakland County Endorsement Committee will share their endorsement referrals from the candidates they have screened, and members will vote on their recommendation. 

We look forward to seeing you at our Saturday meeting in Detroit, MI! 

Yours in Solidarity,

~Tiffany D. Tilley, MBA
Corresponding Secretary