Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sewage threatening Great Lakes

Our greatest resource is being used as an open sewer according to this study.

The greatest offender? The City of Detroit. Of course the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department handles the water needs of over 4 million customers in southeastern Michigan.

Sounds to me like we need a public works project to keep rain runoff out of the sewer systems and protect our Great Lakes. What do think?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Democrats don't provide real alternative - 11/14/06 - The Detroit News Online

Green Party candidates and others respond to the latest columnist blaming the Green Party for a Democrat's loss in an election.

I think our gubernatorial candidate Doug Campbell says it best: "The Green party is not going away, and we're not giving up."

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Detroit, Lansing, Flint, Ann Arbor

On November 11th, 2006 it will be 15 years since we organized the fight back against poverty and homelessness by erecting "Tent City" in Detroit, Lansing, Flint and Ann Arbor, Michigan against Governor Engler, the State Leaders and certain local leaders in their attacks on the citizens of Michigan by eliminating and cutting badly needed programs, such as General Assistance. These protests were organized by the Detroit-Wayne County Homeless Union, the Michigan Up and Out of Poverty Now Coalition (including MWRO), and several other community groups.

Michigan was one of the first state’s to cut General Assistance to adults—over 100,000 Michigan residents—and contributed to additional homelessness and poverty for single persons. Meanwhile, in 1991, the City of Detroit had a 42% vacancy rate in its public housing units and was failing to make repairs in HUD apartments.

We would like to invite you to the gathering on
Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 4:00pm
Central United Methodist Church

23 E. Adams, 2nd Floor (at Woodward), Detroit

We need to come together and look at the past and understand what we must do for the future.

Homelessness has increased, more people's utilities are shut-off (water, lights and gas), education means no-education, people are not able to feed their families and the housing question is a joke, fewer and fewer people are without health care and children are being taking away from their parents because they are poor. Further, we cannot find good jobs with benefits.

President Bush is implementing his corporation agenda. He is implementing laws to enact Fascism. We owe our children a better future. Please come out and see friends, bring your family, friends and find out what is going on. We need you to bring some of the following for the homeless hygiene kits we are putting together for the homeless for Holidays at CUMC. We need items such as toothpastes, toothbrushes, soap, lotion, deodorant, face towels, socks, gloves, etc.

You can call for more information at (313) 964-0618 or 965-5422, or leave a message. We are looking forward to seeing you.

Organized by the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, League of Revolutionaries for a New America, Metro Detroit Labor Party, National Welfare Rights Union, and the peace and environmental community.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Support the Green Party

Monday, November 06, 2006

Work the polls tomorrow in Detroit

Hey Folks,

Green Party candidates David Sole, Doug Campbell, Fred Vitale, Derek Grigsby and James Wolbrink and others have been working hard this election to get the Money for Our Cities, Not for War Green Party message out there.

Now it's your chance to support them on election day beyond giving them your vote.

We still have some slots to work the polls tomorrow in the city of Detroit.

We've identified 10 high traffic polling locations and want to make sure they are covered, particularly in the early morning 7am-9am and late evening 6pm-8pm.

If you can cover any of the locations listed below, please give me a call and I'll deliver slate cards and other literature to distribute.

Even 1 hour of your time will earn votes for Green Party candidates.

Call me at 313-623-4709 or 313-345-6031.

The polling locations are:

East Side:
Guyton School 355 Phillip (S of Jefferson East of Conner)
Denby High School 12800 Kelly Rd (at Whittier )
Immanuel Lutheran 13031 Chandler Pk Dr (S of Harper E of Conner)

North Side:

Mumford High School 17525 Wyoming (btwn Santa Clara and Thatcher)
Glazer School 2001 Labelle (btwn Linwood and 12th)
Bagley School 8100 Curtis (W of Livernois, S of 7 Mile)
Nolan School 1150 E Lantz (S of State Fair, W of Conant)

West Side:

Taft Middle School 19501 Berg (W of Lahser N of 7 Mile)
Greater Grace Temple 23500 W 7 Mile ( btwn Berg and Shiawasee )
Cooke School 18800 Puritan (W of Southfield N of Grand River)

Go we go!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Detroit Green Party Rally Saturday

Stop the War Slate - Green Party of Michigan:

RALLY for Jobs & Human Needs, NOT WAR!
Hear the Green Party Candidates
Saturday, November 4, 2006, 5:00 p.m.
Central United Methodist Church
E. Adams at Woodward, Detroit
Second Floor Hall ~ Dinner Served
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