2009-10-07 Washington, DC -- Green Party leaders criticized the Kerry-Boxer draft "cap and trade" climate change bill in the US Senate, calling it dangerously inadequate as evidence mounts that global warming is advancing more rapidly than scientists believed a few years ago.
Green Party leaders, activists, and members across the US plan to participate in mass rallies, marches, coordinated local and regional demonstrations, and other forms of protest to take place on and around Saturday, October 17 calling for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.
In Detroit, Greens will be part of the MECAWI rally at 1pm at Grand Circus Park
Sign the Peoples Water Board petition at http://j.mp/wLiQL
The Inaugural Detroit Going Green / Entertainment Awareness Event put on by Detroit Warehouse Party (DWP) will host October 2, 2009 at 1600 E. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48211. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the importance of Going Green in Detroit through music and entertainment.
more info at: http://www.detroitgoinggreen.org
AFSCME LOCAL 207 will be conducting a Union-Community Picket and Rally on Wednesday September 23, 2009 at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center at 2 Woodward Ave. Detroit assembling at 4:30pm at the Spirit of Detroit statue.
We will be protesting against the severe contract concessions being pushed on Detroit city workers by Dave Bing and the layoff of over 1000 city workers and resulting cutbacks in public services.
Contact : John Riehl 207 President 313-919-5011
Michael Mulholland 207 Treasurer 313-995-5691
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO
Local 207 Public Utility Employees of The City of Detroit, Michigan
Michigan District Council #25
600 West Lafayette, Suite L-106 – Detroit, Michigan 48226 – 313 965-1601 – Fax 313 965-1603
Green Party of Michigan Update - Sept 22, 2009
1. State Membership Meeting in Petoskey -- Sept 26, 2009
2. State Chair's report to the SMM
3. State & Local Meetings and Events
4. GPUS News
read the full update at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/migreens-updates/message/112
2009-09-14 Washington, DC -- ... the Green Party supports Single-Payer/Medicare For All. It has always been in our national platform -- and Green candidates and elected public officials are firmly behind the demand for passage of HR 676, Rep. John Conyers' bill to expand Medicare to cover everyone.
The Green Party says: We can either protect insurance and drug companies and their profits, or we can save American lives and dollars by enacting Medicare For All / Single-Payer national health care. We demand Single-Payer.