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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

I am a research biologist in NYC. Married with two kids living in Brooklyn.

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  • Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    Detroit, MI Focus


    There is no better way to show your Democratic Pride than to wear Michigan Democratic Party logo.

    Buy Democratic party buttons, shirts, etc. here.

    Current TV, founded by Al Gore, includes some of the best journalism in America today. In particular their Vanguard series is amazing and should not be missed by ANYONE who wants to know in depth coverage of some of the major stories in the world.

    In most areas Current TV is available on:
    DIRECTV Channel 358
    DISH Network Channel 196
    Comcast Digital: Channel 107
    AT&T U-Verse: Channel 189

    Check out their program schedule here.

    AM1310 WDTW Detroit

    Check out their program schedule here.

    Check out their calendar of local Detroit events here.

    Blogging Detroit:

    Motor City Liberal: "I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." --Harry S. Truman

    Democracy for Metro Detroit: a progressive grassroots political action organization that seeks to elect socially and fiscally responsible candidates to state and local office in Michigan. We are affiliated with Democracy for America, the political action committee led by former Vermont Governor Howard Dean.

    From the ballot box to the classroom, the dedicated workers, organizers, and leaders who forged this great organization and maintain its status as a champion of social justice, fought long and hard to ensure that the voices of African Americans and other minorities would be heard.

    For one hundred years, it has been the talent and tenacity of NAACP members that has saved lives and changed many negative aspects of American society.

    The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

    Here are some local branches of the NAACP:

    Wayne State University
    5221 GULLEN MALL RM 50 MAILBOX #23
    Detroit, MI 48202

    Detroit Central Branch
    Detroit, MI 48202

    Detroit Youth Council
    Detroit, MI 48224

    The local affiliate of Howard Dean's Democracy for America. The Progressive Grassroots at its best.

    We are committed to...

    * Promoting AN AMERICA WHERE CANDIDATES AND OFFICE HOLDERS TELL THE TRUTH about policy choices and stand up for what they believe.
    * FIGHTING AGAINST THE INFLUENCE AND AGENDA OF THE TWO PILLARS OF GEORGE W. BUSH'S WASHINGTON: the far-right wing and their radical, divisive policies, and the selfish special interests who dominate politics.
    * FIGHTING FOR PROGRESSIVE POLICIES, like health care for all; investment in children; equal rights under the law; fiscal responsibility; environmental protection; and a national security policy that makes America stronger by advancing progressive values.

    How We're Getting There: We are...

    * Recruiting and encouraging progressive candidates to run for office at every level. We will help them find the resources to campaign successfully with small donations from grassroots supporters, to begin to break the stranglehold special interests have on the political process.
    * Raising funds for Congressional candidates for whom financial support could be the key to winning, and whose election will be key to winning back a House of Representatives that has become the tool of the right wing.
    * Developing strategic partnerships with other progressive organizations to maximize resources for candidate recruitment, training, and organization.
    * Building relationships with other political initiatives to focus on changing the failed, destructive policies of the Bush Administration.

    Please join us in making a difference in the upcoming elections in the Metro Detroit area. Call us at (248) 582-3178 or E-mail us at info@d4md.org to find how you can help us take our city and state back.

    To Join click here.

    Democracy for Metro Detroit Book Club

    Books are selected from a range of genres including, but not limited to: political thought, sociology, history, and linguistics. Typically we read works to promote a progressive, liberal agenda. Occasionally, we will select works that are in direct contrast to a progressive, liberal agenda in order to better understand other world views and challenge some of our own assumptions.

    Check out their reading list here.

    Join the Book Club here.

    Local Food Co-op in Detroit: Where I live in Brooklyn, the Park Slope Food Co-op is not only one of the most successful Co-ops in America, but is one of the most successful BUSINESSES in America. It also has one of the most diverse customer bases. I recommend looking into your local food co-op:

    Cass Corridor Food Co-op
    456 Charlotte Street
    Detroit, Michigan 48201
    Phone: (313) 831-7452
    FAX: (313) 832-4776



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