Your Democratic Party Meeting this Saturday, May 13th in Detroit!

Reminder –

14th District Democrats Meeting this Saturday, May 13th at Northwest Activities Center in Detroit:

Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers Road
Detroit, Michigan 48221

10:00 a.m. Executive Committee Meeting

11:00 a.m. General Membership Meeting
During our meeting we will be joined by Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, who will give us an update on the daunting challenges facing our nation. We will receive an update from the Wayne County candidate endorsement committee on their progress considering support for local candidates.

Also during our May meeting we will vote to change our Bylaws. Currently our Bylaws state that there are 8 Statutory Trustee positions. We will vote to change the language to, “at least 8”.  If you would like to vote, you must do so in person, and your membership must be current.

Deadline for Wayne County Endorsement Requests Approaching.

The deadline for candidates for elective office in Wayne County to request the endorsement of the 14th District Democrats is Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017. All requests must be sent by first class mail and must be postmarked by May 3.  Faxed and emailed requests will not be accepted.

Endorsement requests are to be mailed to:

Ray Solomon
1490-D Robert Bradby Dr.
Detroit, MI 48207

Action Against President Trump on the Ides of March.

From the Grosse Pointe Democratic Club:

We thought you might be interested in this action.  If you choose to get friends together to send out postcards, please let us know.  Or if you would like to have a postcard party at your home, we’ll be happy to send invitations to GP Dems for you.
Click on the link at the bottom of the page for more information.

THE IDES OF TRUMP / 03.15.17

On March 15th, 2017 each of us will mail the White House a postcard that publicly expresses our vocal opposition to the new president. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm Washington.

March Meeting in Oak Park Saturday, March 11th!

14th Congressional District Meeting Schedule, March – June 2017

Executive Board Meetings, 10:00 am
General Meetings, 11:00 am        

March 11 and April 8, 2017:

Oak Park Recreation Center
14300 Oak Park Blvd.
Oak Park, MI 48237

May 13 and June 10, 2017:

Northwest Activity Center
18100 Meyers
Detroit, MI 48221

We look forward to seeing you at our March meeting, in the City of Oak Park!

Together, the Mighty 14th can grow stronger.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

To strengthen Democratic activism throughout our diverse congressional district, I am eager to hear your ideas as well as to learn whether you’d like to get more involved.

There are a few opportunities for you to let me know your thoughts: Please always feel free to call me. My cell phone number is (248) 217-1637.  Also, I will be at the District Office at 18409 Livernois in Detroit on February 7th, 8th and 9th if you would like to connect in person.

On February 11th during the Michigan Democratic Party Convention at Cobo Hall, we will have our District Convention where we will be electing our local leadership. I am asking for your support as I run for re-election for Chairman of the Mighty 14th District Democrats as a member of the Unity Slate.

This past year was a tough year for Democrats.  However, I want to assure you that the 14th District did an outstanding job in a tough polit­ical climate.  Partnered with Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence and local activist groups, we were able to execute a multi-layered political plan.  We distributed 75,000 pieces of literature; knocked on tens of thousands of doors and mailed to over 30,000 voters in both Oakland and Wayne Counties.  Over 1,000 phone calls per day were made from our District Office. We have the largest permanent district office in the state and have raised the most funds in the state, as well.

We held meetings all over the district from Harper Woods to Pontiac; had successful fundraisers; and conducted Precinct Delegate Trainings.  Over 90% of our endorsed candidates won in the August ­­Primary Election including our Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, who won with 87% of the vote.  In the November General Election, 75% of our endorsed candidates won.

As Chairman of the 14th District, my plan is to take our successes, add what we’ve learned in defeat and conquer this next phase that our country is entering.  Let’s remain strong in the future by working together.  Support the Unity Slate:  Solid as a Block!

Democratically Yours,

Rick Blocker

Join the Michigan Democratic Party by January 12th to vote at State Convention!

January 12th is the deadline to join the Michigan Democratic Party in order to be eligible to vote at our Spring State Convention next month.
The State Convention is an opportunity for us, as Michigan Democrats, to come together to determine the direction of our Party…and we want you to be part of the conversation. 
Join MDP
Remember, to vote at the Spring State Convention, you must be a member by January 12th (30 days prior to convention), so sign up now to make your voice heard!
We look forward to seeing you there and building a stronger MDP, together. 
P.S. If you are already a member, forward it to your friends and family who want to get involved and still need to sign up! 

Michigan Takes a Stand: Save Health Care Rally January 15th.

This Sunday, January 15, communities across our country will be participating in a Day of Action – “Our First Stand: Save Health Care” – and we need your help!

Please help us take a stand and make sure Michigan’s voice is heard by joining me, U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Senator Gary Peters, and other Michigan congressional members at a statewide rally – Sunday, January 15, 12:30 p.m., at UAW Region 1 Pavilion, 27800 George Merrelli Drive in Warren.  Click here to RSVP. 
The Republican plan will put insurance companies back in charge by repealing patient protections for every American who has insurance. They plan to take away health care coverage for over 30 million Americans by dismantling the health care system and ending guaranteed Medicare benefits by converting Medicare into a voucher program.  Their plans threaten nursing home care for over 4 million seniors by slashing Medicaid and dramatically increasing prescription drug prices for seniors and the disabled.
It’s important that Michigan’s voice be heard in this debate.  Please join us in this day of action and share this message with your friends and family on social media.
Be sure to RSVP by clicking here now. I look forward to seeing you there and taking a stand together.