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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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Candidate Speed Dating - Northville
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Candidate Speed Dating - Northville

DESCRIPTION

Try candidate speed dating, a fun and quick way to meet lots of Democratic hopefuls for federal, state and local elections!

This event is generously hosted and sposored by Northville Democratic Club.

Other sponsors include: Sponsors: Plymouth Democratic ClubLivonia Democratic Club
Canton Democratic Club, and Fems for Dems.

Reserve your spot today! Seating is limited.

Candidates confirmed to attend as of 3/16/2018 include:

Statewide candidates:

  • Abdul El Sayed - governor (campaign representative will attend)
  • Bill Cobbs - governor
  • Shri Thanedar - governor
  • Gretchen Whitmer - governor (campaign representative will attend)
  • Jocelyn Benson - Secretary of State (campaign representative will attend)

11th District Congressional candidates:

  • Tim Greimel
  • Suneel Gupta
  • Dan Haberman
  • Fayrouz Saad
  • Haley Stephens

Michigan State Senate candidates:

  • Dayna Polehanki - 7th District
  • Ghulam Qadir - 7th District

Michigan State House candidates:

  • Laurie Pohutsky - 19th District
  • Dan Centers - 19th District (campaign representative will attend)
  • Matt Koleszar - 20th District
  • Gary Schlack - 20th District
  • Kristy Pagan - 21st District

Wayne County Commissioner candidates:

  • Diane Webb - District 8
  • Jason Blankenship - District 9
  • Melissa Daub - District 10
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FFD Bowling Party with Dana Nessel
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

FFD Bowling Party with Dana Nessel

"Spare" a night out with Fems for Dems! We're throwing a bowling party in support of Dana Nessel, candidate for Michigan Attorney General.

Donor levels:

  • $49 Spare Baby Split
  • $100 Strike
  • $250 Perfect Game
  • $1000 The Big Lebowski

Per person. Includes a meet and greet with Dana, bowling, pizza, soft drinks and a DJ. Excludes shoe rental. Children are free.

RSVP at TinyURL.com/Nessel2018Bowling

Questions? Contact Maggie Lourdes at maggie@dana2018.com.

 

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Oakland County MDP Convention Prep - What You Need to Know to Vote
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Oakland County MDP Convention Prep - What You Need to Know to Vote

The MDP April 15th Endorsement Convention is fast approaching, to best prepare local organizers are hosting 'Convention 101 prep meetings'.

This year, there will be new credentialing procedures and new voting procedures, and we are expecting turnout to be at an all time high!

To help the convention run as smoothly as possible, Democrats across the state are organizing “Convention 101” sessions. 

These are opportunities to meet up with Democrats in your local area, learn about Convention procedures, how to prepare, and what to expect from beginning to end. Watch for more 'convention 101 prep' meetings coming up near you!

Interested in hosting a Convention 101 session? Contact the Dana Team at info@dana2018.com or any of the Convention 101 Organizers and Co-Sponsors.

Organizers & Co-Sponsors: 
MDP Progressive Caucus
Stonewall for Revolution
Young Democrats of Michigan
Oakland County for Revolution
Grand Rapids United Progressives
Kent County Progressive Caucus
Fems for Dems

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Cocktails and Conversation with Nicole Bedi
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Cocktails and Conversation with Nicole Bedi

Meet, Drink, Talk! On March 7th, you'll have the opportunity to learn about Nicole Bedi, candidate for State Representative District 40, and share what issues are most important to you. DIstrict 40 includes Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, and parts of West Bloomfield.

Co-hosts: Nivedita Dhar, Juliet Hentschel, Judy Robinson, Ashley Rolls, Kathleen Sleder, and Jan Wade.

Click here to register.  The specific address will be sent upon registration.

Visit votebedi.com to learn more about Nicole.

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The People's Governor Forum: Transforming Michigan's Future
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

The People's Governor Forum: Transforming Michigan's Future

  • Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Michigan United and friends are hosting the 2018 People's Governor Forum on Saturday, March 3 at 1pm in Detroit with special guest Rep. Luis Gutierrez!

We will engage candidates on issues that deeply matter to us and our communities. Join us and help build grassroots, people power in the political area! 

Please have your ticket upon entry to the event & leave all food, drinks, bags, bulky objects, etc. at home or in your car or on the bus. No food & drinks allowed in the church. 

The event is free. Click here to register.

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Meet Your Candidate: Speed Dating Style!
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Meet Your Candidate: Speed Dating Style!

Fems for Dems presents, "Candidate Speed Dating," a fun new way to meet Democratic hopefuls for federal, state and local elections.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Event runs from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Click here to register for this event!

As of January 7, 2018, these candidates are confirmed to attend:

State election candidates

Nicole Bedi - State Rep 40th District: Birmingham, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Part of West Bloomfield

Mari Manoogian - State Rep 40th District: Birmingham, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Part of West Bloomfield

Katie Reiter - State Rep 35th District: Lathrup Village City, Southfield City, Southfield Township

Christine Greig – current State Rep 37th District and House Democratic Floor Leader: Farmington, Farmington Hills

Mallory McMorrow - State Senate 13th District: Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clawson, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Troy

Rosemary Bayer - State Senate 12th District: Bloomfield Township, Independence Township, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Oxford Township, Auburn Hills, Keego Harbor, Pontiac, Sylvan Lake, Village of Clarkston, Addison Township, Southfield Township (Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin), Village of Lake Orion, Village of Leonard, Village of Oxford.

Julia Pulver - State Senate 15th District: West Bloomfield Township, Orchard Lake Village, Novi, Wixom, Walled Lake, White Lake Township, Commerce Township

China Cochran - State House 3rd District: Northeast Wayne County, Detroit east side.

Dayna Polehanki - State Senate 7th District: Livonia, Plymouth, Canton Township, Northville Township

Padma Kuppa - State House 41st District: Troy, Clawson   

Gretchen Whitmer – Governor for State of Michigan. Political Director Dana Sherry will represent on Gretchen's behalf

Dana Nessel - Attorney General Michigan. Campaign Manager Rick Michaels will represent on Dana's behalf

Jocelyn Benson - Secretary of State

Federal election candidates                                       

Elissa Slotkin - US House 8th District: Rochester, East Lansing, Brighton, Lake Orion

Andy Levin - US House 9th District: Warren, Bloomfield, Sterling Heights

Dan Haberman - US House 11th District: Birmingham, Troy, Livonia, Plymouth, Novi, Bloomfield Hills

Haley Stevens - US House 11th District: Birmingham, Troy, Livonia, Plymouth, Novi, Bloomfield Hills

 

 

 

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SURJ Monthly Action & Planning Meeting
Jan
7
2:00 PM14:00

SURJ Monthly Action & Planning Meeting

We're the Metro Detroit chapter of the national organization, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). The mission of SURJ is focused on bringing white people into the the struggle against white supremacy and for racial justice. People of all races and ethnicities are welcome to join.

Our monthly action and planning meeting will include report outs from our action, education, and administration committees, discussion of upcoming proposals, and continued personal and community education towards dismantling white supremacy. Join us!

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Meet and Greet with Mallory McMorrow, Candidate for MI Senate 13th District
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Meet and Greet with Mallory McMorrow, Candidate for MI Senate 13th District

Fems for Dems is hosting a meet and greet with Mallory McMorrow, a candidate for Michigan State Senate 13th District (Berkely, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clawson, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak and Troy). Get to know where she stands on the issues, and find out how to get involved with her campaign if interested.

Refreshments will be served. Donations are appreciated.

Upon registering, you'll receive a follow up email with the exact event address.

Click here to register.

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The Platform Women's Summit
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

The Platform Women's Summit

The Platform is an immersive summit for women to break down barriers, network, get inspired and learn how to take action to ensure their future of the our community is one that works for us.

The theme of this event is: Turning Stress Into Action. There will be an introduction by Kacee Must, Founder of Citizen Yoga and Mallory McMorrow, Candidate for 13th District State Senate. Round table discussions, workshops and networking with light snacks and cocktails will complete the event.

This event is paid for by Mallory McMorrow for Michigan, and ticket sales will benefit McMorrow for State Senate 13th District.\

Get your tickets here.

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