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Melissa Gilbert for Congress

Monday, August 17th, 2015

For more information about Melissa Gilbert, please check out this link:  https://ocdp.org/news/15/08/17/melissa-gilbert-running-congress-8th-district

Crains Business Detroit August 14, 2015  http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20150814/BLOG020/150819912/melissa-gilberts-hollywood-ties-could-help-campaign-for-congress

LANSING — Having ties to Hollywood could be a good thing for actress Melissa Gilbert, who plans to run for Congress in Michigan and will need a sizable war chest, political observers say.

One caveat: Her ability to leverage her name recognition while fundraising her campaign won’t easily offset the fact that she owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid federal taxes, which continues to grab headlines.

That could make it hard for Gilbert, a newcomer both to politics and to Michigan, to unseat an incumbent congressman in a Republican-leaning district.

Gilbert, an author and actress who starred as Laura Ingalls in the 1970s TV show “Little House on the Prairie,” said she will run in 2016 as a Democrat in the 8th District, which spans Ingham and Livingston counties and northern Oakland County.

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National analysts, from Charlie Cook’s The Cook Political Report to Washington-based political news source Roll Call, have pegged the 8th District as “likely” or “safe” Republican in 2016. Even so, the National Republican Congressional Committee has listed Bishop on its “Patriot Program” to help raise money for what it considers possibly vulnerable incumbents.

State party officials say they expect Bishop to return to Congress.

Bucholz said Bishop could benefit in a presidential-year election if voters perceive “party fatigue” and decide to elect a Republican to the White House.

But Ballenger said Democrats in general tend to do better in elections with a presidential race because turnout increases. This could be true if Democrats have a popular candidate, namely if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wins the party’s nomination.

 MelissaGilbertforCongress

June 2015 Events

Monday, June 8th, 2015
  • Wed. June 17  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm NODC Mtg. C-Pub at Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360 – Guest speaker will be Ethyl Rivera, founding member of the Alliance to Halt Fermi 3, will join us to provide an update to this project.

NODC June 17 FB Cover

 

  • Sat. June 20, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, 8th District Congressional Committee at Lakes Grille, 6722 Dixie Hwy, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346

March 2015 Events

Friday, March 13th, 2015
  • Sunday March 8 – 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Maple Theatre, 4135 W Maple Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48301.  Please join NODC  members for a special screening of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry“.  Tickets $12 (some of the proceeds go to Planned Partenthood.  SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.

  • Saturday March 14, 10:30 am – Noon – 8th District Congressional Committee  Meeting at Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
    Agenda: 1. Call meeting to order; 2. Pledge of Allegiance; 3. Approve Agenda; 4. Approval of Minutes of the February 14, 2015; 5. Treasurer Report – Isaac Francisco; 6. Old Business; A. Report State Convention; 7. New Business ; A. Review 8th District By-Laws.

  •  Wednesday March 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – NODC March Meeting C-Pub at Canterbury Village, 2369 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, MI (2nd level).  Please join as former MDP Chair, Mark Brewer speaks about the need for a new kind of Redistricting process in the State of Michigan.  Bring your questions!
  • As always please bring canned and packaged food donations to Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry.  Follow this link to see what their current “wish list” suggestions are: http://www.oxfordorionfish.org/  
  • Now is the time to join or renew your membership in the North Oakland Democratic Club!  Please download and print our membership form to the meeting!  Thank you for your support!

 


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  • Please join the North Oakland Democratic Club movie night fans at the home of Dave and Melissa Bernardi as we start our NODC Movie Nights for 2015.    Their home is at  8374 Deerwood Rd Clarkston, MI 48348   Map Link
  • At the request of our hosts, we will be viewing “All The President’s Men”, a classic!   Here is a link to the IMDB post:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074119/
  • People are welcome to bring an appetizer to share, but it is not required. BYOBeverages.   We hope to see you there!
  • Happy Spring! The Spring Equinox is at 6:45 pm EDT!

October 2014 Events

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
  • Oct. 15 (Wed.), 6:30 – 8:30 pm NODC October Mtg at C-Pub, 2365 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 4836
    • Guest speakers include Casandra Ulbrich for State Board of Education, and Dennis Ritter for State House District 43
    • GOTV discussion
  • Oct. 18 (Sat), 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Waterford Candidates door-knocking / Lit. Drop
    • Meet at the home of Dennis Ritter, candidate for State House District 43, 63 Waldon Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346 (map)

 

NODC Slate 2014

Please help to get out the vote on 11/4!

MDP Coordinated Campaign offices

August 2014 Events

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

 

August 5, Tues, Michigan Primary 7 am to 8 pm

 

August 8, Friday, 7:30 am – 9:30 am – Democratic Unity Breakfast, sponsored by the Rochester Area Women’s Democratic Club and the North Oakland Democratic Club.  Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1500 N Opdyke Rd, Auburn Hills, MI $20.00 each.

 

August 9, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – noon Oakland 8th District MDP Convention, Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium 1200 N Telegraph, Pontiac, MI

 

August 17, Sunday, 4 pm – 8 pm North Oakland Democratic Club Summer Picnic, $10 per person, children $5 per person.  875 N. Baldwin Rd, Oxford, MI 48371

 

Join us for a Summer Picnic fundraiser!

Sunday, August 17 4 pm to 8 pm

NODC August Picnic

 

at the home of Fred and Nancy Miller

875 N Baldwin Rd, Oxford MI

Food, Fun, and Candidates

Adults $10 each, Children under 18 $5 each

Please bring a dish to pass,

NODC will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, water

also, please bring a donation for our ongoing support of the Oxford/Orion FISH Pantry

(FISHwish list includes:Applesauce, Dried Milk, Pears, Cream Soups, Chunky Soups, Beef Ramen Noodles, Dish Soap, Peanut Butter/Jelly)


for Information contact: Kevin Church, Treasurer, kgc4623@hotmail.com

August 23-24 (Saturday and Sunday) Michigan Democratic Party State Convention, 9 am – 5 pm, Lansing Center, Lansing, MI