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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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

14th District Meeting this Saturday!

14th District Democrats May Meeting May 12th
Held at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Road, Detroit 48235. Executive Board meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. General Membership meeting begins at 11:00 a.m.

Note: Endorsements for some offices may be considered and voted upon this Saturday.

Save the Date: 14th District Democrats Veterans Committee is hosting a Forum at the Southfield Pavilion on June 4th

Save the Date: Thursday, June 7th Grosse Pointe Democratic Club Annual Picnic, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Held at Thompkins Center, Windmill Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Park 48230.

Save the Date: 14th District Democrats June meeting is Saturday, June 9th at the Northwest Activities Center in Detroit.

Save the Date: Monday, July 9th is the Last Day to Register to Vote and Still be Eligible to Vote in Primary

Save the Date: 14th District Democrats Annual Dinner is Friday evening, July 27th at the Southfield Westin.

14th Congressional District Democrats Meeting April 14th:

14th Congressional District Democrats Meeting April 14, 2018

Executive Board Meeting 9:00 am

General Membership Meeting 10:00 am

LOCATION:
Parks and Recreation
14300 Oak Park Blvd.
Oak Park, MI 48237

The Political Action Committee’s – Economic Development Committee has partnered with Operation Hope! A Representative will be present at our meeting to offer our members FREE Credit Repair, and FREE Business plans.

14th Congressional District Democratic Party Convention & Upcoming Activities

Greetings, Democrats! There is much work to be done in order to organize and mobilize ahead of the crucially important midterm elections this year. Please lean in — we are stronger together and can accomplish a great deal. To get our Congresswoman back on the ballot, we need your help circulating a petition sheet. If you have a completed petition, please bring it with you to the upcoming Convention.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES:

Saturday, March 24th — 14th Congressional District Democratic Convention. Held at Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Road, Detroit 48235. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 10:00 a.m., which is when the convention will convene. The purpose of this Convention shall be to elect for the following:

One Female Member and One Male Member Delegate, and One Female Member and One Male Member Alternate Delegate to the Credentialing Committee of the Michigan Democratic Party

One Female Member and One Male Member Delegate, and One Female Member and One Male Member Alternate Delegate to the Resolutions Committee of the Michigan Democratic Party

One Female Member and One Male Member Delegate, and One Female Member and One Male Member Alternate Delegate to the Rules Committee of the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP)

We will also consider resolutions to be forwarded to the State Party.

Article IV Section B & C of the MDP Rules stipulate the following qualifications for candidacy and eligibility to vote:

In order to hold Party office or vote at any Convention, Caucus, or meeting at any unit of the Michigan Democratic Party at any level, a person must be a member of the Michigan Democratic Party for at least thirty (30) days prior to that Convention, Caucus or meeting. A Party member must be a qualified 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) days advance membership requirement. However, Precinct Delegates, Democratic elected officials, and Democratic nominees to partisan office must be a member in order to vote and may join the same day as the Convention, Caucus, or meeting.

Convention Agenda
A. Call to Order
B. Election of Permanent Convention Chair
C. Appointment of Convention Secretary
D. Credential Report
E. Rules Report
F. Election of Convention Committee Members & Alternate
G. Consideration of Resolutions
H. Good & Welfare
I. Adjournment

Saturday, April 14th — 14th District Democrats April Meeting. Held at the Oak Park Community Center, 14300 Oak Park Boulevard, Oak Park 48237. 9:00 a.m. Executive Board meeting, 10:00 a.m. General Membership meeting.

– Saturday, April 14th — Michigan Democratic Party Women’s Caucus Luncheon. Held at Cobo Center, Detroit. For more information, call Caryl Conway at (313) 408-9810.

– Saturday, April 14th — Michigan Democratic Party Annual Legacy Dinner, with Keynote Speaker U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (Cobo Center, Detroit). For tickets and info, visit www.michigandems.com/legacy2018

– Sunday, April 15th — Michigan Democratic Party Endorsement Convention, (Cobo Center, Detroit). 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Endorsements of the 2018 Democratic candidates for Attorney General, Secretary of State, and State Supreme Court will be decided. To be eligible to vote, you will need to have had your membership current by March 16th. Note: The 14th District Caucus Meeting will be held in Room 260 and runs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

– Tuesday, April 24th — Filing Deadline for Partisan Candidates for Office (Congress, State Legislature, County Commission)

– Tuesday, May 8th — Filing Deadline for Precinct Delegate Candidacy

– Thursday, June 7th — Grosse Pointe Democratic Club Annual Picnic, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Held at Thompkins Center, Windmill Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Park 48230.

– Monday, July 9th — Last Day to Register to Vote and Still be Eligible to Vote in Primary

– Friday, July 27th — 14th District Democrats Annual Dinner (Save The Date!) Held at the Southfield Westin. $60 per person.

– Tuesday, August 7th — Primary Election Day

– Tuesday, October 9th — Last Day to Register to Vote and Still be Eligible to Vote in General Election

– Tuesday, November 6th — General Election Day: Time for a Blue Wave in 2018, if we do the work! 230 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

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Grosse Pointe Democratic Club Fundraiser to Support Senator Stabenow, February 24th.

From the Grosse Pointe Democratic Club:

In our quest to take back the government, we have identified our first step is keeping Senator Debbie Stabenow in the US Senate.
To that end we are having a fundraiser for her on Saturday, February 24, from 4pm – 530pm. In Grosse Pointe Farms.
We need all members of the Grosse Pointe Democratic Club to step up.
1. Please save the date
2. Purchase tickets and sell tickets
If you are in the position to be a host, which is donating at the $1000 level, contact Jackie at 313 886 8063 or reply to this email.
Our goal is to have at least 100 members purchasing at least $100 tickets. Reply to this email to purchase tickets, or you can sign up online at