Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Hosts “Make It In America” Forum in Detroit August 31st.

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Hosts “Make It In America” Forum in Detroit August 31st.

Free Event Features Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Panel

Monday, August 31, 2015

Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers Road

Detroit, Michigan 48235

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.  Your participation is welcomed and encouraged!  Let’s show one of the leading national Democrats our Mighty 14th Congressional District Democrats strength!

Our Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland are holding a panel discussion on the importance of investing and building a 21st Century Workforce. As part of the “Make It In America” initiative, Reps. Hoyer and Lawrence are bringing together a diverse coalition of stakeholders and community leaders to examine what local manufacturers need to help them succeed in 21st century economy.

As champions of America’s skilled workforce, Reps. Hoyer and Lawrence will come together to discuss ways to develop legislation and policy platforms that will restore America’s workforce to the best in the world. Five years ago, Representative Hoyer, along with House Democratic Caucus created the Make It In America plan to encourage private sector job creation in the United States. In those five years, Congress has passed 16 bills into law by President Obama, that are fostering a welcoming environment that encourages manufacturers to innovate, grow and keep good jobs in the United States. As a strong advocate of America’s skilled workforce, Representative Lawrence is using her position as co-chair of the Congressional Investment in America’s Skilled Workforce Caucus (CIASW) to strengthen America’s economy.

Next District Meeting: Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2015.

The 14th Congressional District Democratic Party’s monthly meeting takes place on Saturday, September 12th at the Northwest Activities Center. The address is 18100 Meyers Road, Detroit, Michigan 48235.

The Executive Board meets at 10:00 a.m.  The General Membership meeting starts at 11:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Chairman Rick Blocker at 248-217-1637.

Final Arrangements for the Honorable Mary Lou Parks.

Former State Representative, Democratic Leader, Nominee for Michigan Secretary of State Passes

Public Viewing
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church
21150 Moross Road
Detroit, Michigan 48236
(313) 884-6648
Dr. James Minnick, Pastor

Homegoing Service
Thursday, September 3, 2015

11:00 a.m.

Triumph Church (East Campus)
2760 E. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48211
(734) 895-1170
Rev. Solomon Kinloch, Jr., Pastor

Oakland County Endorsement Committee Questionnaire.

14th Congressional District Democrats

Oakland County Endorsement Committee Questionnaire


Thank you for filling out the Endorsement Questionnaire for the 14th Congressional District Democrats. Please read each question carefully before thoroughly answering.

(Please limit each answer to no more than 125 words.)

  1. Your Full Name:
  2. Name as it will appear on the ballot:
  3. Office you are seeking:
  4. Community in which you live:
  5. Public Office: State (chronologically) any public offices you have held, including the terms of service and whether such positions were elected or appointed. State (chronologically) any unsuccessful candidacies for elective public office.
  6. Please provide the names of all organizations that have endorsed your candidacy?
  7. What is your plan to get elected?
  8. What is your current political affiliation?
  9. What history of involvement, if any, do you have as a Republican?
  10. Why are you seeking the endorsement of the 14th Congressional District Democrats?
  11. So-called “Right-to-Work” laws or “Freedom-to-Work” laws, while a state issue, may weaken organized labor by restricting what can be negotiated between labor and management. The laws also weaken a union’s ability to collectively bargain and strengthen the middle class. Do you oppose these laws?
  12. What proposals and ideas do you have, if any, to ensure an inclusive community that welcomes diversity? How will you work to have a diverse representation of citizens in the composition of boards, commissions and staff?
  13. Will you publicly support issues that are relevant to the 14th Congressional District Democrats by allowing us to use your name in a press release, website, flyer, or another form of mass communication?
  14. Will you financially support the 14th Congressional District Democratic organization by attending fundraisers, selling event tickets, soliciting others for program advertisements, and so forth?
  15. Are there any issues that may arise during the campaign that you would like to make sure we know when considering an endorsement for your campaign?


For consideration of endorsement by the 14th Congressional District Democratic organization, please e-mail your completed questionnaire to both: rick.blocker325 (at) gmail (dot) com and info (at) 14thdistrictdems (dot) org as soon as possible.


Thank you!

Next District Meeting Saturday, August 8th in Pontiac!

The 14th Congressional District Democratic Party’s monthly meeting takes place this Saturday, August 8th at UAW Local 653. The address is 670 E. Walton Boulevard, Pontiac, Michigan 48340.

The Executive Board meets at 10:00 a.m.  The General Membership meeting starts at 11:00 a.m.

In addition to the meeting, we will also have a Summer Picnic on Saturday at the same location. Food and refreshments will be provided. Come out and enjoy the food and fellowship!

If you have any questions, please contact Chairman Rick Blocker at 248-217-1637.

P.S. — Thank you to the hundreds of amazing Democrats who came out to our successful Annual Dinner this past weekend! Those who participated got to hear an excellent Keynote Address from Congressman Keith Ellison. Thank you again and we’re already looking forward to next year!

Our Next Meeting: Saturday, July 18th in Oak Park.

The 14th District Democrats’ July meeting is this Saturday, July 18th at Sahara Restaurant in Oak Park, 24770 Coolidge Highway, on the southeast corner of Coolidge and 696. The Executive Board meeting is at 10:00 a.m. and the General Membership meeting is at 11:00 a.m.  All Democrats are welcome and encouraged to attend!  Please call Chairman Rick Blocker if you have any questions at 248-217-1637.  #MI14

The current boundaries for our 14th District.