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2014 NODC Meetings and Events

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Tentative 2014 NODC Public Meeting Locations 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm please check our website for updates www.northoakland-dems.org

The North Oakland Democratic Club typically meets on the third Wednesday of the month, speakers usually begin at 7:00 pm

  • January 28 (Tues). – Clarkston Union M/C Room – POTUS State of the Union Watch Party, 54 S. Main St. Clarkston, MI 48346  Meeting will begin at 8:00 pm, address begins at 9:00 pm – 
  • March 19 (Wed)C- Pub (Clansman Gaelic Pub @ Canterbury Village) 2325 Joslyn Road Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
  • April 16 (Wed)Clarkston Union M/C Room – 54 S. Main St. Clarkston, MI 48346
  • April 19 (Sat) – Adopt-A-Road Spring pick-up, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 400 Brown Rd (Costco N.E. Parking Lot)
  • June 18 (Wed)C-Pub 2325 Joslyn Road Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
  • July 16 – (Wed) Italia Gardens 1076 S Lapeer Rd, Oxford Charter Township, MI 48371
  • July 19 (Sat) – Adopt-A-Road Spring pick-up, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 400 Brown Rd (Costco N.E. Parking Lot)
  • September 1 (Mon)Clarkston Labor Day Parade 9am – noon (Meet at Renaissance High School 6558 Waldon Road Clarkston, MI 48346)
  • September 17 (Wed)Clarkston Union M/C Room – 54 S. Main St. Clarkston, MI 48346
  • Sept 20 (Sat) – Adopt-A-Road Spring pick-up, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 400 Brown Rd (Costco N.E. Parking Lot)
  • October 15 (Wed)C-Pub 2325 Joslyn Road Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
  • November 19 (Wed)Italia Gardens 1076 S Lapeer Rd, Oxford Charter Township, MI 48371
  • December 17 (Wed)C-Pub 2325 Joslyn Road Lake Orion, Michigan 48360

 

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December Events

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

December 15, NODC December Meeting and Holiday Celebration Wed. from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm The Clansman Gaelic Pub at Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm  We will meet in their meeting room (upstairs).  [Map to Restaurant]

  • Christina Kuo, Executive Director of Michigan Common Cause will speak to the club about the redistricting in Michigan which will occur in 2011.
  • Sherri Liebau, Regional Community Director for Governor Granholm has been invited to provide a “wrap-up” of the activities of the Granholm/Cherry administration.
  • December is our last month to reach our 2010 goal of 1,000 pounds of food to donate to the Orion/Oxford Fish food pantry [Link].  The NODC has donated over 800 pounds, so we are at 80%  of our goal.  Each month this organization distributes over 14,000 pounds of food to needy families in the area.   Please bring canned and packaged foods to donate to this worthy cause.

2011 NODC Memberships are now being collected.  Membership is on a calendar year basis and memberships received in November and December will be received as 2011 memberships.  Please renew now!   [Membership Form]

April Events

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

April 10, Adopt-A-Road, Brown Rd between Baldwin and Joslyn, Noon – 3 PM, Orion Twp, 48359.  Meet at Costco lot (East entrance) to get your vests and bags.  Wear sturdy shoes and layers as it warms fast.  Gloves are a must have and poking sticks are optional.  April 11 is rain delay date.  Please read Team Safety Briefing Brochure: http://www.rcocweb.org/Environmental/Adopt_A_Road_Safety.aspx

NODC Adopts Brown Rd in Orion Twp

NODC Adopts Brown Rd in Orion Twp

NODC on Brown Rd

NODC on Brown Rd

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April 17, Michigan Democratic Party Nominating Convention, 9 am – 1 pm,  Jefferson-Jackson Dinner 6 pm – 9 pm, Cobo Hall, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

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April 21, Red Knapp’s, Mtg. Rm, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, 2 N Washington St, Oxford, MI 48371 (Speakers: Barbara McCallahan, Regional Coordinator for Senator Stabenow, Jeremy Moss, Oakland County Young Dems)

Barbara McCallahan

Barbara McCallahan

Jeremy Moss

Jeremy Moss

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12 Quick Facts about Michigan Government

Friday, October 30th, 2009

12 Quick Facts about Michigan Government

• State government is the smallest it’s been since the early 1970s.
• Adjusted for inflation, state revenues are at the level they were in 1964.
• Michigan is $9 billion below the spending limit imposed by the Headlee amendment to the state constitution.
• The governor has cut more out of state government than any governor in history — more than $10 billion in deficits have been resolved since 2003. The governor has sold off airplanes, car fleets and state property, and eliminated state boards, agencies and commissions.
• From 2001 to 2008, the size of the state workforce decreased by more than 11,000.
• Michigan has a lower number of state and local employees per capita than 44 other states.
• Department of Human Services workers who assist needy families have caseloads of 600 to 900 per worker. The fiscal year 2010 budget cuts 300 more employees from DHS.
• Cuts in revenue sharing over the past eight years have caused the layoffs of more than 2,400 police officers and 1,800 fire fighters across the state.
• Among states levying individual incomes taxes, Michigan’s flat tax rate of 4.35 percent ranks 38th.
• Michigan’s state/local tax burden percentage of 9.4 percent of income ranks 27th highest nationally, below the national average of 9.7 percent.
• In the last eight years, real wage growth for state employees has been very close to zero, and state employees are paying more for their health care and retirement benefits. State employee concessions total in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
• Since the start of Governor Granholm’s administration in 2003, $2.8 billion has been saved in areas such as contracts, lease/rent reduction, mail, fleet reductions, retirement savings, self-insurance rate reduction, project management, retirement savings and surplus property sales.

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