Archive for 2017

January 2018 Events

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Phone Bank Event
When: Thursday, January 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: 1949 Twin Lakes Blvd Oxford, MI 48371

Remember these wonderful days? They are systematically being erased from our policies and our role in the world is being diminished every time 45 and his representatives open their mouths. This Administration and the Republican office holders that enable it, like Mike Bishop, are chiseling away at our institutions and our core democratic principles. Take this holiday season to enjoy your families, eat lots of cookies, have some eggnog by the fire. But in 2018, we’re going to need you. Our very democracy is at stake. This is not a drill! Let’s clean up this list and reach out to our neighbors so come election time we can get out the vote and get them out!!

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When: January 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: Clarkston Union (M.C. Room) 54 S. Main St., Clarkston

The weather outside is frightful but there are still plenty of opportunities for activism!  Please join us for our jam-packed January meeting to find out how you can get involved in turning North Oakland BLUE!  Speakers to include Ken Whitaker and Rebecca Gray from the Michigan People’s Campaign to talk with us about the Earned Paid Sick Time Ballot Initiative and the Universal Family Care Initiative. Also, candidate for Michigan Senate District 12, Rosemary Bayer, and candidate for Oakland County Commisioner District 1, Michelle Bryant, will be joining us to discuss their campaigns and how we can get involved.   Last, but not least, Emily Clancy, East Michigan’s Field Organizer at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan will be updating us on efforts to protect PP and how we can help.

As I mentioned for our last meeting, if you are so inclined please consider bringing a donation of tampons or pads to go to Planned Parenthood and, as always, bring any non-perishable food donations for the Oxford/Orion FISH food pantry.

Hope to see you there!

Meeting Cancellation December 13th 2017

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Due to the hazardous weather, tonite’s meeting is cancelled!  Please stay safe at home and off the roads NODC family!

December 2017 Events

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017


Project 83 Phone Bank Event

When: Thursday, December 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: 1949 Twin Lakes Blvd Oxford, MI 48371

Ok, so the going through hell part is NOT about the phone bank. The phone bank is FUN and essential! 2017 has been pretty hellacious but there are many signs that if we dig deep, and keep going, we are going to get through this. Look at the recent elections. Not just in Virginia but in our very own state, even in some of the most red districts, Dems. have been winning. That is because of boots on the ground like US! And it is obvious that the GOP is worried about our excellent candidates and causes and our continued push to turn this ship around. At our last canvass even, a GOP operative posed as a customer at the cafe in order to eavesdrop and try to gather intel. Their horrible “healthcare” disasters and their wildly unpopular tax cut for billionaires plan is not helping them. Let’s keep going. We are the ones that are going to bring it home. Hope to see you! There will be snacks and amazing camaraderie as usual!

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December Meeting

When: December 13th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: C-pub at Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion

Hope you can join us for our December meeting!  Our guest speakers will include Dana Nessel, candidate for MI Attorney General. Rosemary Bayer, candidate for MI Senate 12th District, Representative Jeremy Moss, MI House District 35, and Michelle Bryant, candidate for Oakland County Commissioner District 1. Looking forward to seeing you and sharing some holiday cheer!

Michigan Planned Parenthood Community Organizer, Emily Clancy, will also be speaking at our December meeting!  One more reason to attend!  Also, in the spirit of holiday giving, if you are so inclined please donate to the following Planned Parenthood cause.
Planned Parenthood Advocates Of Michigan
Annual Pad and Tampon drive.
Donated items will be distributed to local shelters and Non Profits.
Bring your donation to the meeting and our very own Francine Melotti will deliver to PP for us! :)

Now is the time to renew your annual membership or join the North Oakland Democratic Club!  ( membership form )

November 2017 Events

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

NODC: November Phonebank!

When: Thursday, November 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Francine Melotti’s House, 1949 Twin Lakes Blvd Oxford, MI 48371

I am so proud of the NODC’s Project 83 efforts and of our members, old and new, that have stepped up to the plate. We are fighting to win back North Oakland and it’s going to require everyone’s help. So if you have had enough of the madness, like REALLY are just over it, please join us as we endeavor to turn this ship around. We have such impressive, accomplished candidates and causes.  Let’s help get them elected!

Wed. Nov. 15, 2017. 6:30 – 8:30 pm NODC Membership Meeting at C-Pub
in Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360.  Please join us we hear from Elissa Slotkin, candidate for Congress, 8th District, and Haley Stevens candidate for Congress, 11th District.

NODC: November Canvass!

Please join the NODC team for our November canvass with special guest, Elissa Slotkin!  I know I am a broken record, but this is what we need to do if we want to turn North Oakland blue. It’s fun and easy!  We are just talking to our neighbors about the issues that matter most to them. Hope you can join us.  We need you!.   RSVP to  
Jody LaMacchia

October 2017 Events

Sunday, October 8th, 2017
  • Sun. Oct. 1 Noon – 6 pm – Taste of Clarkston, Washington St at Main St, Clarkston, MI 48346 – Join us at our canopy on Washington St!
  • Thurs. Oct 12 6:00 – 8:00 pmProject 83 Phone Bank from a residence in Oxford – Contact Dawn Jaggers for details
  • Wed. Oct. 18 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Clarkston Union Bar & Kitchen 54 S Main St., Clarkston MI 48346 –  NODC Membership meeting.  Please join us as we hear from former MDP Chair, Attorney Mark Brewer about the status of the legal case to fight the Michigan ban on straight-ticket voting.  In 2016 there was a court stay blocking the implementation of the legislative ban on straight-ticket voting, but the law was not overturned.  Also speaking is Bill Cobbs, candidate for Governor in 2018.  Please bring canned and packaged food donations for Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry.