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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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FFD Ally Event - District 11 United Summit
Dec
9
9:30 AM09:30

FFD Ally Event - District 11 United Summit

The District Eleven United Summit will bring members of Indivisible,  Fems for Dems, Fems for Change, Democrats, progressives and other allied grassroots activists together to organize and map out how we will drive a strong progressive message that promotes real change and holds politicians who don’t share our values accountable. By joining forces, we will organize into local teams to begin talking to our neighbors, holding events and coordinating activities across the 11th Congressional District and throughout southeast Michigan as we prepare for 2018.

Who Should Attend: Activists throughout the 11th Congressional District and southeast Michigan including activists from Indivisible groups, Democratic Party groups and any other allied progressive groups.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Doors open at 9:00 am.

Click here to register.

For more information contact: Alan Fosnacht at Alan.fosnacht@gmail.com

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SURJ Monthly Action & Planning Meeting
Dec
3
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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Gretchen Whitmer for Governor Information and Training Session
Nov
20
10:00 AM10:00

Gretchen Whitmer for Governor Information and Training Session

  • Bloomfield Township Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fems for Dems is hosting an informational session on Gretchen Whitmer’s run for Governor of Michigan, and how you can get involved in her campaign. The session will be led by Whitmer's campaign volunteer coordinator Jeremy Johnson, and Oakland County captain Julie Campbell. 

Seating is limited. To register, click here.

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Healthcare Looking Forward: Sign Up and Sound Off
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Healthcare Looking Forward: Sign Up and Sound Off

Sign Up and Sound Off for healthcare in Michigan! This event, co-sponsored by Fems for Change and Michigan Made Great, will bring you up to speed on what's happening with the ACA in 2018. 

From 9:00 a.m. - Noon, you can sign up for ACA onsite. Experienced specialists will help you navigate the enrollment process.

From 10:00 a.m. - Noon, join in on our discussion about healthcare in Michigan. 

  • Healthcare policy expert Charles Gaba will explain how the ACA really works, dubunk myths, and clarify what lies ahead. 
  • Michigan House of Representatives legislators will discuss current healthcare protections and how they work to protect your essential healthcare benefits.

Click here to register today!

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Hear Us Roar - An Event to Benefit Women Running for Michigan Office
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Hear Us Roar - An Event to Benefit Women Running for Michigan Office

Join Hosts Eunice Ring, Karen Weiss, Jenny Byer, Renee Chelian, 
Maureen Clinesmith, Lori Goldman, Deborah Gordon, Lisa Lis, Fran Parsons, Linda Solomon, Kristen Sucher, Gia Todd, and Deb Wood
and
Democratic Floor Leader Rep. Christine Greig & her colleagues:
Rep. Winnie Brinks, Rep. Stephanie Chang, Rep. Pam Faris, 
Rep. Erika Geiss, Rep. Donna Lasinski, Rep. Leslie Love, 
Rep. Kristy Pagan, and Rep Bettie Cook Scott

Donation Levels
Platinum $1000 Gold $500 Silver $250
Bronze $100 Guest $50

Paid for by Greig Women In Leadership Fund, P.O. Box 13244, Lansing, MI 48901

For more information and to RSVP please contact Kathryn Tapper Scott at (269) 903-7881 or Tapper.Kathryn@gmail.com.

To contribute online please visit www.GreigWLF.com/HearUsRoar.

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Pints and Politics Happy Hour
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Pints and Politics Happy Hour

Grab a beer with candidate for State Senate candidate Mallory Mc Morrow.

Share what you love about Rochester and Rochester Hills, what we should protect, and what you see for the future of Michigan.

Everyone Welcome.  Tell your friends!  

Hosted by Mallory McMorrow for State Senate

https://www.facebook.com/events/516301608737197??ti=ia

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Nicole Bedi for State Representative
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Nicole Bedi for State Representative

Please join sponsors Andrea and Pratheep Sevanthinathan, Sunitha Govindaswamy and Dilip Samarapungavan, and host Darla Granger (host committee in formation) in supporting Nicole Bedi for State Representative at our Fall Reception event. Light fare, cash bar, great people!  

Supporter $50 | Friend $100 | Host $250 | Sponsor $500

Contribution levels are suggestions, all supporters are welcome.

 Get your ticket today: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bedifall

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Moms Demand Action-Oakland Macomb Chapter
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Moms Demand Action-Oakland Macomb Chapter

Mom's Demand Action is a National nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers and allies  who advocate to reduce gun violence while supporting legislation that respects Second Amendment rights.  

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month and the location varies.  Join supporters of Moms Demand Action for a Member Meeting in Sterling Heights in November. At the meeting, you will learn how you can get involved in our efforts to strengthen our gun laws and help save lives

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Mom's Night Out to Stop Bullying
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Mom's Night Out to Stop Bullying

  • Indian Hill Wine Cellar (next to Alley Cat Cafe) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for a fun evening to raise money for the Surviving The Social Jungle Conference happening, Saturday, December 2. 

Evening includes:

*Learning the top four things our kids need to manage unfriendly friends and classmates

*Yummy appetizers and drinks

*Fun wine tasting by One Hope Wine (Lisa Kelley) and an opportunity to order wine to raise money for the cause

*Shopping and fun prizes

Come check out the newly renovated and coolest building in Pontiac.  Just like Detroit, Pontiac is making a comeback!!!

If you cannot attend but would like to donate to support the conference, please click

http://survivingthesocialjungle.com/

Questions call Kimber at 248-840-9858.  Will send easy parking instructions!

Co-Hosts: Lori Goreta Goldman, Ashley Rolls, Sabrina Mayhew, Liz Russell, Jill McDonnald of

Tutordoctor.com

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November Meeting: Meet the Resistance Movement
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

November Meeting: Meet the Resistance Movement

  • Bloomfield Township Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosted by Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club

At our November meeting we will have an opportunity to hear from some of the local groups working to resist the Trump administration, and/or working to elect progressives to all levels of office. Hear from representatives from Swing Left, Democratic Socialists of America, Indivisible Michigan - District 11Emerge Michigan, Drinking Liberally, and others to be announced soon. Should be a great discussion of how to get mobilized at a grassroots level with calls to action. See you there!

Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club

The Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic club strives to support and educate the Birmingham Bloomfield community about elections at all levels of government and progressive issues that impact our community. All meetings are open to the public.

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SURJ Monthly Action & Planning Meeting
Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

SURJ Monthly Action & Planning Meeting

  • MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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The Women's Convention
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

The Women's Convention

The rise of the woman IS the rise of the nation. 

On January 21, 2017, five million of us marched in cities across the globe for our shared belief in a world that is equitable, just and safe for all, one in which the human rights and dignity of each person is protected and our planet is safe from destruction. Since the march, we have forged a powerful resistance network of women, femmes and allies. We have flooded airports to protest the Muslim Ban, gone on strike for International Women’s Day, challenged the NRA, fought to save the ACA and so much more. 

It is time to channel the energy and activism of The Women’s March into tangible strategies for change and concrete wins in 2018. 

The Women’s Convention will bring thousands of women, femmes and our allies of all backgrounds to Detroit from October 27 - 29, 2017, for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building.

Tapping into the power of women in leadership as a fundamental, grassroots force for change, the Women’s Convention will bring together first-time activists and seasoned organizers, rising political stars who reflect our nation’s changing demographics, and thousands of women who’ve organized sister marches, huddles, rallies and resistance actions, large and small, since January 2017.

Participants will leave inspired and motivated, with new connections, skills and strategies for working towards collective liberation for women of all races, ethnicities, ages, disabilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths, and economic statuses.

Please join Women’s March in Detroit from October 27 - 29, 2017 for the Women’s Convention, the beginning of a political groundswell. Together, we will show that the rise of the woman IS the rise of the nation.

Website: 
http://www.womensconvention.com/

Registration: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-presents-the-inaugural-womens-convention-2017-tickets-36830022589

FAQs:
http://www.womensconvention.com/faq.html

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Candidate and Organizer Training Event!!!
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Candidate and Organizer Training Event!!!

Meet reps from MICHIGAN PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN and MICHIGAN MADE GREAT

JOIN us for a two hour training designed to teach you how to use grass roots organizing to build and sustain a movement and win elections.  Working on progressive campaigns, running for office from dog catcher to governor on a progressive platform and everything in between.  THIS IS FOR YOU!  NO CHARGE!  

If you are already experienced in the art of politics, join us and we will put our heads together to organize upcoming in-home phone banks for the next elections cycles.

 FOOD, DRINK and SCINTILLATING conversation!  I promise you will have fun, meet cool and exciting people who are changing the world and leave feeling better than when you arrived!!

RSVP to me, Lori Goldman, at lorig@hhwholesale.com and I'll send you my address.  Want more info?  Please call me at 248-760-2419

XXOO, Lori Goreta Goldman

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Gubernatiorial Townhall with Candidate Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Gubernatiorial Townhall with Candidate Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

  • UMich Dearborn, Mary Kochoff Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chose your representative with confidence when you go to the voting booths on November 6, 2018. Every single vote is important, so make sure you place yours without regrets.

The University of Michigan- Dearborn College Democrats invite You to join us for our Town Hall meeting with gubernatorial candidate Abdul El- Sayed.

Hear what he has to say and learn more about his plans as Governor. This will be a unique opportunity to meet the person behind the campaign, to ask questions, and be a part of shaping the future of Michigan and the USA.

Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP please to umdearborndems@gmail.com

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