Upcoming Events with the OCDP

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

*As a reminder, our office is currently closed due to COVID-19.

Please contact Claudia at staff@ocdp.org with any questions regarding office use.

OCDP Clubs & Committees

*Please submit your event to the Event Submission Google Form at least 7 days prior to the event. If your event is not included we did not receive it in time or are simply unable to promote your event per the OCDP Bylaws.

West Bloomfield Lakes-Area Dems Club: Annual Picnic

Sunday, July 17th (12pm – 3pm)

Join club members, friends, local elected officials and candidates at the West Bloomfield Dems Club’s Annual Picnic at Drake Sports Park, 6801 Drake Rd, W. Bloomfield. Please RSVP and share!

Oak Park/Huntington Woods Dems Club: Monthly Meeting & Candidate Forum

Thursday, July 21st (7pm)

The Oak Park/Huntington Woods Dems Club is hosting candidates for the Michigan Supreme Court, Oakland County Court of Appeals, and Oakland County 6th Circuit Court. Join the OPHW Dems Club to hear from your candidates, as well as the MDP Deputy Director of Voter Protection, Jake Halpin, who will speak on election integrity as we head into midterms. The meeting will be held in person at the Huntington Woods Library Knox Room (lower level).

Education Subcommittee: Meet the Candidates Friday, July 22nd (6pm – 8pm)CALLING ALL CANDIDATES FOR OAKLAND COUNTY BOARDS OF EDUCATION! OCDP’s Education Subcommittee invites you to a virtual meet-and-greet on Friday, July 22nd at 6pm. Introduce yourself to your constituents and contribute to our conversation surrounding education and school safety. Candidate introductions start at 6pm. Open discussion from 7-8pm. Candidates must sign up here: https://forms.gle/tQLmwDyuHCofEm5u9.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee: Monthly Meeting

Thursday, July 28th (6pm – 7:30pm)

You are cordially invited to OCDP’s July Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee Meeting. Join us to discuss gun safety strategy and Goodwill Ambassadors, featuring the Oakland County Chief Diversity Officer (pending confirmation). Contact Chairman Derryl Reed derrylreed@ameritech.net with any questions.

LGBTQ+ Committee: Monthly Meeting & Candidate Forum

Thursday, July 28th (7pm)

Join the OCDP LGBTQ+ Committee for our July meeting at 215 West in Fabulous Ferndale. July 28th at 7 pm. It’s almost time for the August primary, and we’re extending an open invitation to all Democratic and non-partisan candidates running for offices in Oakland County to attend this month’s meeting and talk about their campaigns. We’ll also be working on planning a post-primary meet-and-greet social event! Contact LGBTQ+ Committee Chair Rolanda (Ro) Kelley with any questions: rkelley011@gmail.comCANDIDATES MUST SIGN UP HERE https://forms.gle/fDHcu6j32jnxPxGX8

OCDP’s Annual General Membership PicnicSunday, July 31st (12:30pm – 2:30pm)Each year the Oakland County Democratic Party gathers its General Membership to report on our progress and prepare our party for upcoming elections. Please join us on July 31st, two days before the Michigan Primary Election, to reorganize and recharge with your fellow OCDP Members. Catering and refreshments provided. Attendees MUST REGISTER on Mobilize.

Candidate Corner

*Please submit your event to the Event Submission Google Form at least 7 days prior to the event. If your event is not included we did not receive it in time or are simply unable to promote your event per the OCDP Bylaws.

*The Oakland County Democratic Party is NOT ENDORSING any candidates before the primary elections on August 2, 2022. Any events or opportunities included are for declared democratic candidates or those endorsed by the MDP and/or DNC. All events have also been submitted via the Event Submission Google Form.

Senators Byer and Chang: Knock Doors

Wednesday, July 13th (2pm – 5pm)

Reelecting Senator Rosemary Bayer is key to winning a Democratic majority in the Michigan Senate. She won in 2018 because her campaign knocked 40,000 doors! And she’s got thousands of new doors to knock on in 2022. Join us to talk to voters!

We’ll meet in Plymouth to help out. Look for the Bayer Mobile!

Once you sign up, the meeting location will be provided before the event.

Haley Stevens for Congress: Canvassing in Southwest Oakland

Saturday, July 16th (10am, 1pm, 4pm shift starts)

Come knock doors with the Haley Stevens campaign team on Saturday, July 16 as we canvass in Farmington, Farmington Hills, and Novi! With the election closer than ever, we need all hands on deck to engage with the 11th district community! If you don’t know how to canvass, no problem. You will be trained on site; it is a very simple process. Shifts will begin at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

AAPIs for Whitmer: Meet and Greet

Thursday, July 21st (4pm – 5:30pm)

Governor Whitmer is inviting you to an AAPIs for Whitmer Meet and Greet in Oakland County with Lt. Governor Gilchrist. This is a private invitation only with chosen participants. Interested parties must fill out the Google Form to be selected, and an address will be shared with you the day before the event. Please contact claudia@gretchenwhitmer.com for any questions regarding the event. Please DO NOT share this event on public social media feeds for safety reasons.

Brenda Carter for State Representative: An Evening of aMUSEment Fundraiser

Friday, July 22nd (6pm – 8pm)

Motor City Muse is sponsoring a fundraiser for Rep. Brenda Carter at Charlene’s Theater Bar in Pontiac, MI on Friday, July 22nd. Join Motor City Muse and Rep. Carter’s family, friends and campaign in supporting her re-election efforts. RSVP to Johnathon Wertheimer at jwertheimer53@gmail.com and purchase tickets here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/charlenes

Kelly Garrett for Congress: Poll Workers

Tuesday, August 2nd (Election Day)

Kelly Garrett for Congress is seeking volunteer poll workers for Primary Election Day on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022. Please send any interest to voteforkellygarrett@gmail.com or call 248-667-8900. 

Natalie Price for State Representative: Canvass with #TeamPrice in Detroit and Birmingham

Detroit: Every Saturday from 3-6pm
Birmingham: Every Tuesday from 3-5pm

Come on out with #TeamPrice to connect with Democratic voters and to let them know more about Natalie’s campaign for State Rep. Training will be provided, and we will canvass in pairs/teams. Signup is linked in the dates/times above. Reach out to Kevin Johnson at volunteer@votenatalieprice.com if you have any questions.


Red Wine and Blue and Fems for Democracy – two powerhouse organizations – have joined forces in Michigan, and they’re hiring part-time Regional Organizers! See below:

We are looking for multitasking gurus with strong interpersonal, communication and data skills who have vast networks in the suburbs of metro Detroit, Grand Rapids, East Lansing, or Midland/Bay City. You’ll be recruiting suburban women volunteers to participate in our relational organizing program; planning and scheduling recruitment events, house parties, virtual events and informational sessions; and training and motivating volunteers.

Learn more about Red Wine and Blue and apply for the Regional Organizer position at https://redwine.blue/jobs2022/mi-regional-organizer

Contact Kelly Dillaha, RWB Michigan Program Director at kelly@redwine.blue with any questions!

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The great people who make up the Oakland County Democratic Party are the champions of working families in every city and township throughout our county. Please join us with your activism, your membership, your votes, and your voice as we stand shoulder to shoulder with all of our State and Local Democratic Leaders, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Senator Gary Peters, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, Congresswoman Haley Stevens, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, and Congressman Andy Levin.

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