Archive for April, 2012

President Obama Sings Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together,’ Sales Jump 490%

Posted on: April 20th, 2012 by mhenry No Comments

President Obama Sings Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together,’ Sales Jump 490%

McClure Spring Fundraiser Invitation

Posted on: April 20th, 2012 by McClure4Judge No Comments

April 2012 Meeting Minutes

Posted on: April 16th, 2012 by mhenry No Comments

AADP Meeting Minutes, 4/14/2012, submitted by Secretary Sonja Karnovsky.

Chili Cook-off
• Looking for sponsors
• Volunteers: during the event, data entry after, bring side dishes
• Ingrid Ault chair of committee
Precinct Delegate
• Looking for precinct delegates during August primary
• David Cahill will notarize applications
New Treasurer
• Doug Scott will take over. Recommended by Chairs and exec cmte.
• Motion: Jane Michener, Seconded: Lois Mayfield. Discussion. Doug spoke.
• Unanimous approval
Protect Our Jobs (Eric Keller)
• Coordinated campaign to secure collective bargaining rights
• Fighting against EMF law, workers’ compensation law, decreased
unemployment benefits, GSRE can’t unionize, home health care providers
can’t unionize
• Ballot initiative, need 322,000 signatures by July
• Events will be posted at AADP website
• Training Thursday, 6:30-7:30 at UAW hall in Ypsi
Presidential Caucus May 5
• Zones throughout the county
• More information on website
• Time allotted for candidates to speak
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Knute Nadelhoffer
• Political debate is moving away from fact
• Both sides should agree on factual basis and discuss what methods are
appropriate to solve the issue
• Emotional arguments hold too much sway
• Changing climate has serious repercussions for agriculture and by extension
human society
• Throughout Earth’s history, CO2 has never been above 300PPM
• Methane and CO2 are increasing very rapidly
• Climate change has moved out of the political sphere, need to bring it back
• Australia is taking a lead role in climate change research
• Climate change is cyclical, need to discredit anit- climate change scientists’
skewed data
• Q/A
•Thursday 6:00 at the County Building: working group on fracking
•Working session on fracking Wednesday at 7 at Liberty School in Saline

Next month
• Candidate forum, panel format

Candidate announcements
• Jeff Irwin
o Opportunity this year to get renewable portfolio on the ballot
Many Michigan companies produce renewable products, world
renowned
o Suing Speaker of the House over violations in bill implementation
Immediate effect has not been correctly granted
Republicans have passed through many bills without 2/3
majority
• Mayor Hieftje
o Endorsing Evan Pratt for Water Resources Commissioner
o Ann Arbor expanded resources for homeless shelters
• $25 collected for raffle
• Sabra Breyer
o Efforts to expand warming shelter successful but not always popular
o Community saves money by expanding temporary emergency shelter
services
• Andy LaBarre
o Districts 1, 3, and 7 anyone interested in walking
• Gretchen Driscoll
o Running against Ouimet
o Visit website for more information
•Western Washtenaw Dems mixer May 22, instead of AADP mixer
• Adam Zemke
o Looking for people to knock doors
•Jason Morgan, on behalf of Congressman Dingell
o Continued community support, work to elect Democrats down the
ticket
• Jack Eaton, running for city council
o Neighborhood activist
o Communicate neighborhood priorities to city council
• Yousef Rabhi
o Focus on electing Democrats down the ticket
• Christina Montague, running in district 7 Washtenaw County Commissioner
o Jefferson-Jackson luncheon, Cobo Hall April 28
o Secretary of Labor may speak
o $50 tickets
•Kathy Wyatt, representing Sheriff Clayton
o Thank you to Jeff for Lansing update
o We need to work hard and repeat 2008
•Dave Cahill
o OFA going door to door starting April 21, shifts at 10, 12, 2
o (248)797-8139, available 10-4 on weekdays
• Andrea Brown Harrison, running for 55th district
o Focus on women, families, labor, school funding
• Tony Derizinski, running for city council reelection
o Democrats need to focus on working together
•Liz Seeger about Bridget Mary McCormack
o Important to have friendly justices in Michigan
o Important to know names: Johnson, Kelley, McCormack
• Next meetings: May 9 (exec) and 14 (candidate forum)
• Washtenaw Dems Dinner May 20
Motion to adjourn: Lois Mayfield, Seconded Andy LaBarre

Labor tensions mark Wisconsin recall

Posted on: April 15th, 2012 by mhenry No Comments

Labor tensions mark Wisconsin recall

Killed at Home: White Plains, NY Police Called Out on Medical Alert Shoot Dead Black Veteran, 68

Posted on: April 5th, 2012 by mhenry No Comments

Killed at Home: White Plains, NY Police Called Out on Medical Alert Shoot Dead Black Veteran, 68

Swing States Poll: A shift by women puts Obama in lead

Posted on: April 5th, 2012 by mhenry No Comments

Swing States Poll: A shift by women puts Obama in lead

Wall St. attacks Obama for tactic it uses

Posted on: April 5th, 2012 by mhenry No Comments

Wall St. attacks Obama for tactic it uses

Court’s Potential to Goad Voters Swings to Democrats

Posted on: April 5th, 2012 by mhenry No Comments

Court’s Potential to Goad Voters Swings to Democrats

‘Fear of a Black Republican’ Why are the Republican candidates struggling to win the support of African American voters?

Posted on: April 5th, 2012 by mhenry No Comments

‘Fear of a Black Republican’ Why are the Republican candidates struggling to win the support of African American voters?

Entertainment Twitpic of President Obama with ‘Star Trek’ actress Nichelle Nichols goes viral

Posted on: April 5th, 2012 by mhenry No Comments

Entertainment Twitpic of President Obama with ‘Star Trek’ actress Nichelle Nichols goes viral

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