Michigan Greens Offer Video Response to 2015 “Governor’s State of the State Address”

The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) has prepared a 20-minute video
response to the 2015 "State of the State" speech Governor Snyder is
scheduled to deliver at the Capitol Tuesday evening.
The response is already posted on YouTube at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beW2ZhNJvAA

Michigan Greens Urge Snyder to Reject “Anti-Biodiversity” SB 78

The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) joins over 130 Michigan
scientists in strongly opposing “anti-biodiversity bill” SB 78.

The bill, introduced by Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba, passed
both houses of the state legislature in the lame-duck session. Governor
Snyder has until next Friday to sign the bill into law or not. GPMI
urges him not to sign, and asks all Michigan citizens to call his office
at 517-335-7858 and say the same.

“The problem with SB 78,” says GPMI chair Fred Vitale of Detroit,
“is that it would prevent the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) from
effectively protecting our state’s wildlife and natural ecosystems. SB
78 would change provisions in Michigan’s Natural Resources and
Environmental Protection Act in order to prohibit DNR from managing any
of our public land to promote biological diversity. Yet that kind of
management is exactly what is needed from DNR today!”

Green Party calls 2015 "CRomnibus" budget deal the "shameful result of corporate-money two-party rule"

Greens blast budget language overturning D.C. marijuana initiative, urge local D.C. government, police, and juries not to comply

Green Party Speakers Bureau: Green leaders available to speak on economic justice, taxation, budget policy http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-economic-justice.php

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders called the 2015 budget bill a message from the Democratic and Republican leadership to the public: "Our primary responsibility is to Wall Street and our wealthy corporate contributors, not to the American people."

"The quest for bipartisanship and desire to hold off a confrontation with GOP extremists has empowered conservative Democrats and slightly less extreme Republicans -- the politicians who are most responsive to the demands of corporate lobbies. The 'CRomnibus' budget passed by Congress is a blatant exercise in redistribution of wealth to the top One Percent," said Audrey Clement, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States and a Virginia Green.

Let’s Ban Fracking in Michigan is organizing a new ballot initiative for the 2016 election.

PRESS RELEASE: Michigan's ballot initiative next up after NY frack ban
LuAnne Kozma, Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan (231) 944-8750 luanne@letsbanfracking.org

*Michigan's ballot initiative to ban fracking and frack waste next up after New York ban*

Charlevoix, Michigan – Michigan voters working on a statewide ban on fracking and frack wastes cheered New York's decision this week recommended by state health and environmental officials to continue that state's ban on hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," based on a state health department health study that looked at the scientific evidence of the frack industry's harm to human health and the environment.(1)

The Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan, the grassoots, ballot initiative campaign (www.letsbanfracking.org) is calling for more donors and volunteers to take part in the Michigan voter-driven effort to put the question to voters in 2016.

Green Party: Prosecute officials who approved torture, including Bush & Cheney


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States supports the demand by a U.N. special investigator that U.S. officials and CIA personnel who authorized and carried out torture must be prosecuted.

Ben Emmerson, the United Nation's special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, called for prosecution in the wake of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture and "black sites" in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, released on Tuesday. Greens urged Sen. Mark Udall (D-Col.) to release the full report before he leaves office.

"The torture revelations -- some of which were already known -- show the extent to which the U.S. has turned into a 'security state' in which human rights and the rule of law have been abandoned. The Senate report exposes the appalling complicity of the Bush and Obama administrations and Democratic and Republican leaders in allowing torture and shielding officials who ordered or approved it from punishment," said Darryl! L.C. Moch, national co-chair of the Green Party.

Michigan Greens Speak on Ferguson

Michigan Greens Speak on Ferguson
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Join Family of Slain Teen in Urging Non-Violent Action
for Change in Missouri, Michigan, and Nationwide:
Elected Citizen Review Boards and Closer Monitoring

The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) is responding to
the non-indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson
in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown with
proposals to promote social justice -- in Missouri and
Michigan, and across the nation.

Tell Mayor Duggan to turn the water back on

From Food & Water Watch at: https://secure3.convio.net/fww/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction...

Tell Mayor Duggan: Turn the Water On!

United Nations officials visit Detroit

Metro Detroit's water is not affordable. This year alone, water has been shut off to roughly 30,000 customers. Public health and families are at risk in the region. We need a new plan that makes water affordable and equitable. This plan needs to allow for public participation and expert input, and be based on accountablity and transparency.

Green Party of Michigan 2014 Candidates

The official campaign website for Governor & Lt. Governor:
www.paulhomeniuk.org

Paul Homeniuk -- Governor
222 Ridge Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
517 337 2297
www.paulhomeniuk.org

Candace Caveny -- Lieutenant Governor
PO Box 1043
Lapeer, MI 48446
candaceinthethumb@yahoo.com

Chris Wahmhoff -- US Senator
Wahmhoff for Senate
1407 Bryant St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-547-9504
Wahmhoff2014@gmail.com
Website: Wahmhoffforsenate.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Wahmhoff4senate
Twitter: ‪#‎WHAMMER14‬ , @ChrisWahmhoff
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuIrYHwJvw7DIxG1NtzbQQ
wahmhoff2014@gmail.com

GPMI Gubernatorial candidate Paul Homeniuk to appear in Detroit on Friday Oct 17

Come hear the candidate and ask your questions. Students at the University of Detroit - Mercy are working on a candidate debate for October 17, 2014. Paul plans to be there. It will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM in room 113 of the Ford Life Science building, near the clock tower.

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