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Stronger Together -- Women & LGBTQ Justice Conference
Jun
29
10:30 AM10:30

Stronger Together -- Women & LGBTQ Justice Conference

Women are now in charge in Lansing and dynamic changes are already happening! This "Stronger Together -- Women and LGBTQ Justice" conference provides the opportunity to hear exciting speakers, to learn about policies that affect the lives of women and LGBTQ people and build skills to become a better ally for both groups. Making the connection can strengthen both movements.

Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. Brunch 11 a.m. to noon. Program starts at noon. Panel presentation on policy issues; workshops on policy issues and how to be an ally of women and LGBTQ people.

SPEAKERS: Rep. Christine Greig, House Minority Leader; Rep. Erika Geiss, Vice Chair, Michigan Progressive Women's Caucus (invited); Emily Clancy, Organizer, Planned Parenthood of Michigan; Jay Kaplan, Staff Attorney, Michigan ACLU LGBT Project; Corporal Dani Woods, Detroit Police Dept. LGBT Liaison; and Judy Lewis, Training & Education Coordinator for SAGE (LGBT elders).

Fems for Dems’ Lori Goldman will MC!

ISSUES:

  • Protecting abortion rights in Michigan after a Kavanaugh court;

  • Fighting the Trump administration "gag" rule;

  • Restoring access to family planning services;

  • Making the Elliot Larsen Civil Rights LGBTQ inclusive;

  • The (federal) Equality Act;

  • Honoring LGBTQ parents new rights to become adoptive and foster parents;

  • Women giving birth to children in prison.

CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS.

CONFERENCE SUPPORTERS:

The conference is being developed/supported by over 15 women's and LGBTQ empowering organizations including the Birmingham Unitarian Church; Planned Parenthood of Michigan; American Association of University Women; United Church of Christ - Michigan Conference; Fems for Dems; Fems for Change; Equality Michigan; Stand with Trans; Women's March Michigan; Inclusive Justice; Oakland-Macomb NOW; SAGE Metro Detroit; Metropolitan Church of Detroit; Catholics for Choice; Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice; UU Fellowship of Central Michigan; Northwest UU Church; and the Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network.

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Flip This Seat Fundraiser: To Benefit Jody LaMacchia for State Representative
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Flip This Seat Fundraiser: To Benefit Jody LaMacchia for State Representative

Join Fems for Dems for an evening of summer fun: lawn games, signature cocktails, shish kabobs, tug o’war and more! Meet Jody LaMacchia and learn about her plans for District 46. Let’s have fun and flip this seat!

RSVP by email to jody@jody2020.com

Donate at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/flipthisseat

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Dems, Drive-Ins and Dives (D3) - SOLD OUT
Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Dems, Drive-Ins and Dives (D3) - SOLD OUT

  • north west corner of the parking lot *facing Evergreen Road.* (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tickets are SOLD OUT for this VIP tour of Flavortown (AKA Detroit)!

Tickets include:

  • Round trip transportation from Birmingham to Detroit

  • 3 "D's" - following the theme, we'll stop at three mystery "dive bars" in Detroit

  • 3 SHEros, direct from Lansing. Who will our surprise guests be?!? Get your ticket to find out :)

  • Lucky seat prizes

  • Michigan trivia games

  • Guaranteed FUN!

Dinner and drink options will be available at your own cost.

Dress: casual, ready for anything!

Proceeds for benefit Fems for Dems PAC.

Questions? Contact admin@femsfordems.org

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Pride Ferndale
Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

Pride Ferndale


Nine Mile at Woodward Ave. - follow the signs for the festival!
Event 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Volunteers Needed 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Fems for Dems is proud to be a 2019 sponsor of Ferndale Pride. It's a fun-filled, high energy event that offers activities for all ages.  

We will have a booth at this event so that we can recruit lots of new members and sell merchandise. We need some help to make this event successful. Click here to see the list of available volunteer jobs and time slots!

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Fems for Dems EMERGENCY Rally for Choice
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Fems for Dems EMERGENCY Rally for Choice

  • Ferndale City Hall Municipal Parking Lot #11 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling angry about new laws that deny women the right to make reproductive care decisions with their doctors, and prevent access to safe abortions?  You are not alone!

Fems for Dems believes that all women have the right to choose and have access to a full range of reproductive healthcare services, including: safe and legal abortion, and privacy when making healthcare decisions.

On Tuesday, May 21, there will be rallies across the state to protest new legislation. We hope you can join us at Ferndale City Hall Municipal Parking Lot #11, in the north section facing 9 Mile, east of Woodward.

Questions? Contact admin@femsfordems.org.

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Cocktails and Conversation with Lavora Barnes
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Cocktails and Conversation with Lavora Barnes

Join Fems for Dems at The Crofoot - Vernors Room in Pontiac on April 4 for an exciting networking event!

Our featured guest is Lavora Barnes, the newly-elected leader of the Michigan Democratic Party. Learn about her vision and goals for the party, and find out how you can make a real impact in the next election cycle. Mix and mingle with like-minded progressives in one of Pontiac's trendy new hotspots.

Tickets are $30 per person, and include appetizers. Cash bar available.

Seating is limited, so get your ticket today at lavorabarnesapril4.eventbrite.com

Questions? Contact admin@femsfordems.org

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SOLD OUT Meet & Greet with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Special Guest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Mar
18
5:00 PM17:00

SOLD OUT Meet & Greet with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Special Guest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Our first presidential candidate Meet and Greet with Senator Gillibrand sold out in less than 10 hours. So we added 100 more tickets and now those SOLD OUT in two days.

Thank you for your continued support of Fems for Dems. Check back often to find out about our latest events.The road to 2020 starts here in southeast Michigan!

Join Fems for Dems for a meet and greet with presidential candidate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with special guest Governor Gretchen Whitmer. 

We will be utilizing two unique venues next door to each other: Three Cats Cafe and Lulu & Leon. Our volunteers will help you get registered and direct you when you arrive. Parking is behind and beside both establishments.

Snacks will be served. Cash bar.

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If We Can Keep It: Michael Tomasky Book Signing
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

If We Can Keep It: Michael Tomasky Book Signing

Join us for an intriguing evening with Michael John Tomasky, an American columnist, commentator, journalist and author of the new book, "If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How It Might Be Saved." Tomasky will give an exclusive presentation on  his latest work and sign books for attendees.

Tomasky is very accomplished: he is editor-in-chief of Democracy, a special correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, a contributing editor for The American Prospect, and a contributor to The New York Review of Books. He is also a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.

If this isn’t exciting enough, Jonathan Cohn from Huffington Post is going to be interviewing Michael at our event. This is an event you won't want to miss!

Tickets are just $30, and include a copy of "If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How It Might Be Saved" for you to keep, soft drinks and light refreshments.

Cash bar and full menu available.

This event is proudly hosted by Sam Bagenstos, Wanda Hammoud, Linda Samelson and Fems for Dems.

Get your tickets today at https://march7booksigning.eventbrite.com

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Cheers to You! Fems for Dems Volunteer Appreciation Party
Dec
9
6:30 PM18:30

Cheers to You! Fems for Dems Volunteer Appreciation Party

Cheers to YOU!

Fems for Dems is celebrating our amazing volunteers who canvassed, phone banked, and set up events - often on short notice. Your passion and dedication earned us a stellar reputation throughout southeast Michigan and the Democratic party, and helped shaped the successful outcome of the 2018 Midterm elections.

Please join us on December 9 in celebration and gratitude. Fems for Dems will provide the snacks, music, fun and a few surprise guests. Cash bar.

Tickets are available now at ffdcheerstoyou.eventbrite.com. Suggested donation $10 per person.

Questions? Contact admin@femsfordems.org

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GOTV Phone Bank with Gretchen Whitmer and Special Guest Allysa Milano
Nov
3
1:30 PM13:30

GOTV Phone Bank with Gretchen Whitmer and Special Guest Allysa Milano

Join the Gretchen Whitmer Campaign and Fems for Dems as we host a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) phone bank for Gretchen. 

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Private Residence, in Birmingham, MI. Exact address will be provided 24 hours before event via email. Please ensure that you enter the correct email address so that you receive the address.

Only the first 100 people who sign up will be admitted - you must be on the guest list to enter. Sorry, we will not have a wait list for this event and we cannot allow walk-ins.

Please bring your fully-charged phone and a lap top if you have one. Light refreshments will be served, but the focus of this event is to Get Out The Vote (GOTV), so please come ready to make some phone calls!

There will be very limited parking so please carpool if you can.

Register at:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C48A8A729AA8-gretchen

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Birmingham Public School Board Candidate Forum with League of Women Voters

  • BPS Education and Administration Cente (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Board Candidate Forum with the League of Women Voters
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 
7:00 p.m.

BPS Education and Administration Center 
31301 Evergreen
Beverly Hills, MI 48025

Join the League of Women Voters Oakland Area for a Candidate Forum to meet the seven candidates running for BPS Board of Education. Questions for candidates must be email in advance to league@lwvoa.org. Please arrive early as seating is extremely limited.

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Wednesdays at Lori's
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays at Lori's

Our weekly phone banking has begun! Now through November 6, we will meet every Wednesday from 5:30 - 9:00 (except Oct 31) in Bloomfield to work on projects for local and state-wide candidates, depending on need. Training and snacks provided. RSVP to Kimber at girlsempowered@aol.com, exact address provided upon RSVP.

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Hype the Vote 2018
Oct
7
5:00 PM17:00

Hype the Vote 2018

Hype the Vote 2018
Sunday, October 7, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Dick O'Dow's, 160 W Maple Rd, Birmingham
Free Admission

It's time to get out the vote - Fems for Dems style! Be inspired by some of the most influential women in politics today, including our special guests Democratic Nominee for Governor Gretchen Whitmer, US Senator Debbie Stabenow, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, Michigan Supreme Court Nominee Sam Bagenstos and Michigan Supreme Court Nominee Megan Cavanagh. Then, sign up for a CANvassing shift (co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Michigan) or a phone banking shift.

We are women - we are watching - we vote - and we are hitting the streets to let everyone know they need to vote, too! Join us this Sunday, October 7, and experience the excitement for yourself.

Admission is free. Snacks provided, cash bar and menu ordering available. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today at hypethevote2018.eventbrite.com

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Wednesdays at Lori's
Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays at Lori's

Our weekly phone banking has begun! Now through November 6, we will meet every Wednesday from 5:30 - 9:00 (except Oct 31) in Bloomfield to work on projects for local and state-wide candidates, depending on need. Training and snacks provided. RSVP to Kimber at girlsempowered@aol.com, exact address provided upon RSVP.

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Wednesdays at Lori's
Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays at Lori's

Our weekly phone banking has begun! Now through November 6, we will meet every Wednesday from 5:30 - 9:00 (except Oct 31) in Bloomfield to work on projects for local and state-wide candidates, depending on need. Training and snacks provided. RSVP to Kimber at girlsempowered@aol.com, exact address provided upon RSVP.

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Michigan United Lunch & Learn
Sep
26
11:00 AM11:00

Michigan United Lunch & Learn

Michigan United Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Tour 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 4405 Wesson St., Detroit, MI 48210
Optional carpool leaving from Bloomfield Township at 10:30 a.m.
Free admission and lunch
RSVP to lorimariegoldman@gmail.com

Join Fems for Dems for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run Michigan United, one of the state's largest grassroots organizations, plus a free lunch to boot!

Michigan United is a statewide organization of community members and institutions fighting for the dignity and potential of every person. They are committed to a participatory democracy at every level, an economy that works for the many, and a society that dismantles racism while uplifting our common humanity. 

Get ready to be inspired! RSVP to Lori at lorimariegoldman@gmail.com to reserve your tickets - seating is limited. Please also indicate if you are interested in the optional carpool.

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FFD CANvassing
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

FFD CANvassing

  • Oakland County One Campaign for Michigan Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Fems for Dems CANvassing squad is hitting the streets on Sunday, September 23! We're working with several key partners to focus on races we've identified as critical:

  • One Campaign for Michigan

  • Oakland Macomb NOW

  • Planned Parenthood

  • Gretchen Whitmer Campaign

  • Mallory McMorrow Campaign

  • Rosemary Bayer Campaign

  • Mari Manoogian Campaign

  • Padma Kuppa Campaign

We need your help to make our CANvassing a success. Please join us at our meeting point at 1:00 p.m. for a brief training session. If you've never canvassed before, you will be paired with a veteran canvasser who will show you the ropes. We will have all the materials you need, including a list of addresses to visit.

From 1:30 - 4:00., we will canvass our target neighborhoods. 

We promise that you will have a good time, meet new people, and feel great that you helped to influence the outcome of these important mid-term elections! 

Please RSVP so that we can make the best use of our time and resources. Together, we CAN make change!

Register at ffdcanvassing923.eventbrite.com


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FFD CANvassing
Sep
20
11:30 AM11:30

FFD CANvassing

  • Oakland County One Campaign for Michigan Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Fems for Dems CANvassing squad is hitting the streets on Thursday, September 20! We're working with several key partners to focus on races we've identified as critical:

  • One Campaign for Michigan

  • Oakland Macomb NOW

  • Planned Parenthood

  • Gretchen Whitmer Campaign

  • Mallory McMorrow Campaign

  • Rosemary Bayer Campaign

  • Mari Manoogian Campaign

  • Padma Kuppa Campaign

We need your help to make our CANvassing a success. Please join us at our meeting point at 11:30 a.m. for a brief training session. If you've never canvassed before, you will be paired with a veteran canvasser who will show you the ropes. We will have all the materials you need, including a list of addresses to visit.

From Noon - 3:30., we will canvass our target neighborhoods. 

We promise that you will have a good time, meet new people, and feel great that you helped to influence the outcome of these important mid-term elections! 

Please RSVP so that we can make the best use of our time and resources. Together, we CAN make change!

Register at ffdcanvassing920.eventbrite.com


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Wednesdays at Lori's
Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays at Lori's

Our weekly phone banking has begun! Now through November 6, we will meet every Wednesday from 5:30 - 9:00 (except Oct 31) in Bloomfield to work on projects for local and state-wide candidates, depending on need. Training and snacks provided. RSVP to Kimber at girlsempowered@aol.com, exact address provided upon RSVP.

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Wednesdays at Lori's
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays at Lori's

Our weekly phone banking has begun! Now through November 6, we will meet every Wednesday from 5:30 - 9:00 (except Oct 31) in Bloomfield to work on projects for local and state-wide candidates, depending on need. Training and snacks provided. RSVP to Kimber at girlsempowered@aol.com, exact address provided upon RSVP.

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Sylvan Lake Game Night to Benefit Amy Wechsler for 48th District Judge
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Sylvan Lake Game Night to Benefit Amy Wechsler for 48th District Judge

  • Sylvan Lake, exact address given upon RSVP (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy a night out with friends to benefit Amy Wechsler for 48th District Judge! We'll have dinner, beverages, games, "Hollywood Game Night" style trivia, and much more. Learn mahjong, or bring your own games to share!

The event will take place in Sylvan Lake, Michigan, and the exact address will be provided upon registration. Seating is limited, so reserve your seat today at sylvanlakegamenight.eventbrite.com.

Suggested contribution levels:

  • $50- Supporting Actor
  • $100- Lead Actor
  • $250- Golden Globe
  • $500 -Academy Award
  • $1000- Meryl Streep

Contributions can be made online in advance at amywechslerforjudge.revv.co using a personal credit card. Contributions can also be made at the door with personal checks or personal credit cards. We regret that we cannot accept cash contributions.

The 48th District Court serves Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake, Orchard Lake and the Townships of Bloomfield and West Bloomfield. We appreciate your help to elect Amy Wechsler: an honest, fair and compassionate judge!

Questions? Email admin@femsfordems.org.

(Canon 7 of the Michigan Code of Judicial Conduct prohibits a judicial campaign committee from soliciting more than $100 per lawyer. If you are a lawyer, please regard this as informative and not a solicitation for more than $100. However, a lawyer may make, and a judicial campaign committee may accept, a contribution from a lawyer in any amount up to the individual maximum of $2000.)

Paid for by Elect Amy Wechsler 48th District Judge • PO Box 506 • Keego Harbor, MI 48320, and
Paid for by Fems for Dems PAC • PO Box 1079 • Birmingham, MI 48012

By registering for this event, you agree to be added to the Fems for Dems mailing list.

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Wednesdays at Lori's
Sep
5
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays at Lori's

Our weekly phone banking has begun! Now through November 6, we will meet every Wednesday from 5:30 - 9:00 (except Oct 31) in Bloomfield to work on projects for local and state-wide candidates, depending on need. Training and snacks provided. RSVP to Kimber at girlsempowered@aol.com, exact address provided upon RSVP.

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Wednesdays at Lori's
Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays at Lori's

Our weekly phone banking has begun! Now through November 6, we will meet every Wednesday from 5:30 - 9:00 (except Oct 31) in Bloomfield to work on projects for local and state-wide candidates, depending on need. Training and snacks provided. RSVP to Kimber at girlsempowered@aol.com, exact address provided upon RSVP.

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Aug
25
7:00 AM07:00

Volunteering & Bus Trip to Michigan Democratic Nominating Convention

Michigan Democratic Nominating Convention Basic Info
August 25 and 26, 2018
Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI
Sign in begins at 7:30 a.m.
Caucuses begin at 9:00 a.m.
Convention adjourns at 7:00 p.m.
Click here for more info

VOLUNTEER AND VOTE WITH FFD - SATURDAY ONLY

Gather signatures for our endorsed candidates, cheer for them in the caucus meetings, and VOTE! Even if you aren't a registered member of the Democratic party, you can still volunteer. It's going to be a long day, but in true Fems for Dems fashion we promise you'll have a great time! Please RSVP to volunteer to Lori at lorimariegoldman@gmail.com.

RIDE TO THE CONVENTION ON SATURDAY

Fems for Dems is offering rides to the convention! We have a 15-passenger bus and a few SUVs. We will leave Bloomfield Township at 7:00 a.m. sharp, and return at approximately 7:00 p.m. If interested you must RSVP to Lori at lorimariegoldman@gmail.com for exact address. Space is limited!

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Wednesdays at Lori's
Aug
22
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays at Lori's

Our weekly phone banking has begun! Now through November 6, we will meet every Wednesday from 5:30 - 9:00 in Bloomfield to work on projects for local and state-wide candidates, depending on need. Training and snacks provided. RSVP to Kimber at girlsempowered@aol.com, exact address provided upon RSVP.

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Blue Wave United - SOLD OUT
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Blue Wave United - SOLD OUT

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Thank you everyone for your support of Fems for Dems.

Join Fems for Dems for Blue Wave United, an evening for Democrats to come together for food and fun! All Democratic candidates and supporters and welcome to attend. Let's unite and prepare for the Blue Wave in November!

Hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages will be served. Admission is free, but a donation to Fems for Dems to help defray our costs will be most appreciated!

 

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Endless Summer: A BBQ to Support Dana Nessel for Attorney General
Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

Endless Summer: A BBQ to Support Dana Nessel for Attorney General

Join us for an afternoon of delicious BBQ, great music and cool vibes at The Hurry Back Bar! The Hurry Back is one of the oldest continuously operating bars in Michigan, and a destination for Downriver residents for generations. 

Our guest of honor is Dana Nessel, who we proudly support to be our next Attorney General. Help us send Dana to Lansing by making a donation to her campaign, and reserve your spot at this event today!

Suggested contribution levels include:

  • Summer Breeze - $20
  • Walking on Sunshine - $50
  • Heat Wave - $100
  • Great Balls of Fire - $250
  • Disco Inferno - $500

Click here to get your tickets.

If you are unable to attend, you are still welcome to contribute.

The event is sponsored by Fems for Dems PAC.

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B#!@es Grab Back! A Night of Cocktails and Comedy for Mallory McMorrow
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

B#!@es Grab Back! A Night of Cocktails and Comedy for Mallory McMorrow

Grab your friends and head out for some mid-week fun with comedian Nicole Aimée Schreiber, who has appeared on HBO's "Project Greenlight" and Oxygen's "Funny Girls."  Proceeds benefit Mallory McMorrow, candidate for State Senate District 13 (Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clawson, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak and Troy). Click here to get your tickets.

Suggestion contribution levels:

  • Come In $50
  • Wing Woman $250
  • Nasty Woman $500
  • #GirlBoss $1000

Click here to get your tickets.

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Fems for Dems Candidate Speed Dating II - Troy
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Fems for Dems Candidate Speed Dating II - Troy

Check out some new peeps at Fems for Dems' Candidate Speed Dating II. 

More candidates. More reasons to vote!

Doors open at 6:00 for networking and photos, event runs from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Register today at femsfordemstroy.eventbrite.com. Space is limited, and our last event was filled to capacity.

Questions? Contact admin@femsfordems.org.

Confirmed candidates as of 5/1

US House Districts
Elissa Slotkin - 8th (campaign representative)

Chris Smith - 8th
Martin Brook - 9th
Andy Levin - 9th
Ellen Lipton - 9th
Tim Greimel - 11th

Suneel Gupta - 11th
Dan Haberman - 11th
Fayrouz Saad - 11th
Haley Stevens - 11th
 

Michigan Governor
Bill Cobbs
Abdul El-Sayed
Gretchen Whitmer (campaign representative)

Secretary of State
Jocelyn Benson (campaign representative)

Attorney General
Dana Nessel

Michigan State Supreme Court

Megan Cavanagh

University of Michigan Regent

Jordan Acker

State Senate Districts
Jeremy Moss - 11th
Rosemary Bayer - 12th
Mallory McMorrow - 13th

State House Districts
Kyra Harris Bolden - 35th

Jennifer Suidan - 39th

Nicole Bedi - 40th
Mari Manoogian - 40th

Padma Kuppa - 41st



Oakland Circuit Court Judge
Julie McDonald

Jake Cunningham

48th District Court Judge

Amy Wechsler

Additional Organizations That Will Be Present

Planned Parenthood

NOW Oakland/Macomb

Promote the Vote

Michigan People's Campaign

Voters Not Politicians

Moms Demand Action

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