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Michigan Greens Update
4/25/2000  (last update was 4/21/2000) over 600 recipients

#1) NADER MEDIA ALERT -- Detroit, May 1
#2) Green Party of MI State Meeting, Sunday 4/30, Ann Arbor
#3) Status of Greens Ballot Petition Drive
#4) Marquette Greens First Meeting, Wednesday May 3
#5) Who's Going to Backyard Eco Conference 2000??

Craig Harvey, Chair, Petition Drive Committee

Green Party of Michigan
548 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


#1) Nader MEDIA ALERT -- Detroit, May 1, 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Ralph Nader, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for
President, will speak in Detroit this Monday, May 1st.  The
long-time consumer advocate will speak at 12:30 at St. Andrew's
Hall, 431 E. Congress, to address critical issues of democracy,
the environment, and labor.  A 15 minute Q&A will follow Mr.
Nader's speech.  

There will be a press conference open to the public at 1:45.

NOTE: From 2:00 - 2:30 Nader will meet with volunteers and
campaign supporters.  

Mr. Nader will continue on Monday evening to Madison, Wisconsin.  

Info: Juscha Vannier <juscha@worldspy.net> 734-665-2186


#2) Green Party of MI State Meeting, Sunday 4/30, Ann Arbor

Sunday, April 30, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Pittsfield Twp Hall, 6201 W. Michigan Ave
(SW corner of Platt Rd & US-12)
All Welcome.  There will be a nominal registration donation
requested ($5) to help cover meeting expenses. 

Directions from the North (US-23 or I-96): 
Come south on US-23 past Ann Arbor to the first exit south of
I-94, which is Michigan Ave (US-12).  Go west on Michigan Ave
about a mile to the first light, which is Platt Rd. Take a left
on Platt and an immediate right into the parking lot of
Pittsfield Twp Hall. 

>From I-94: 
On the south side of Ann Arbor, get off 94 at US-23 and go south
to the first exit (Michigan Ave).  See above. 

Info: Peter Schermerhorn <pscherm@umich.edu>
 or Craig Harvey <harvey@ic.net> 734-971-8576

Draft Agenda for State Meeting April 30, 2000 - - Ann Arbor

9:00 Introduction and thanks
9:05 Reading of minutes from previous meeting/acceptance
9:15 Selection of Facilitator, Note Taker, Vibes Watcher
     and Time Keeper
9:20 Discussion of agenda/modifications/additions, how Greens
     make decisions
9:30 Announcements
9:40 Introduction of Nader coordinator - - Juscha Vannier
9:50 Petition Committee report
     Discussion of paid petitioners/strategy for finishing drive
10:15 Officer reports
      Treasurer's report, etc.
      Call for a Budget Committee
      Call for a Fundraising Subcommittee of Campaign Finance
      Clarification of donations/dues
10:40 Break
10:50 Discussion of Green Congress in Chicago at end of May
      Selection of delegates to Green Congress
11:05 Presidential candidate updates
      Discussion of Nader's visit May 1
      Discussion of future visits to state of candidates
11:25 Nomination of presidential candidate for Michigan
      Discussion of methods of delegate voting at Denver
      Balloting for nominee
11:50 Nominations for delegates to national convention
12:05 Discussion of national unity and national platform
12:30 Lunch (bring your own, or order for delivery)
1:30  Bylaws Committee report
      Proposal of new bylaws
      Access to bylaws - website?
      How locals are defined; rules for locals
      Officer definitions/authority
      Committee definition (ad hoc, standing, etc.)/authority
      Review of state meeting schedule
2:30  Nomination/ratification of new locals;
        removal of nonfunctioning locals
2:45 Break
3:00 Committees reports/business
     Media Committee
       Status of newsletter, websites
       Addition of Committee; discussion of endorsements,
         media requests, media releases, federal campaign, etc.
     Candidate Committee
       Discussion of potential other candidates
4:30 Platform Committee Report
     Ratification of state Platform 2000
5:20 State officer elections
5:40 Discussion of location and timing of state convention this
     summer -- must happen by August 8
5:55 Closing circle/adjourn


#3) Status of Greens Ballot Petition Drive

Signatures Received: over 4,000 (9% of way to 45,000)

Known Volunteers: 150 (goal: 500)

For petition forms, instructions, and places to gather signatures
see http://ic.net/~harvey/greens/peti2k.htm 

Questions? or to have petition materials mailed to you, contact:

Juscha Vannier <juscha@worldspy.net>
Craig Harvey <harvey@ic.net> (734-971-8576)


#4) Marquette Greens First Meeting, Wednesday May 3

The Marquette Greens have a place for a first meeting!
On May 3 at 6:30 pm at the University Center on the
Northern Michigan University campus (room assignment
will be posted on the doors).  For more information, 
contact April Lindala at ALINDALA@nmu.edu. 


#5) Who's Going to Backyard Eco Conference 2000??

Besides being a wonderful event for any Green, this would also be
a great petition circulating opportunity.  If anyone is already
thinking of going this, you should get in touch with Juscha
<juscha@worldspy.net> to see if you or she can arrange a Green
Party table at the event or some other way to gather signatures
and sign up more volunteers. 

Dear Friends,
This is always a major highlight for me.  I have only missed one
in the last ten years. It's a great place to relax, hear some
great speakers address current issues.  It is in a very peaceful
outdoor setting with loads of trees.  One can swim in a fresh
water lake on site, canoe, hike and resnt horses on Sunday for
horse-back riding.  It has clean cabins, spacious tent sites, and
excellent prepared meals with a great variety of specially
prepared smorgasbord vegetarian dishes which will more than
satisfy one's appetite.  -- Harold (313) 533-2784

For the full conference description and registration form, please
contact either Harold Stokes <hstokes@bignet.net> or Craig Harvey

Backyard Eco Conference 2000
Environmental Leaders Among Us

Tales of Wrestling with Corporate Giants

May 12, 13, 14
Mystic Lake YMCA Camp
Clare County, Michigan


Ronnie Dugger: Alliance for Democracy
"Beyond Seattle/Building on Success"

Peter Dougherty: Michigan Peace Team
"The U.S. Connection, Low Intensity War in Chiapas, Mexico"

Dr. Patrick Rusz: Michigan Wildlife Habitat Foundation
"Rebuilding Habitats and Wetlands in the Real World"

Ed Lorenz: "Building a Strong Citizens Group in a Polluted Small

Stephanie Mills: "Continuing to Continue, Apocalypse When"

Ann Hunt, Tracey Easthope, Terry Miller, Diane Hebert: "The Dow

For More Information Contact:

Eco Registrar:
Karen Freel Klein
(517) 426-5540
E-Mail: kfklein@voyager.net

Camp Director:
Kathy Snooks
(517) 544-2609
E-Mail: bestopesto@webtv.net

The Backyard Eco Conference has been an annual gathering
sponsored by Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination
since 1983. CACC is a grassroots environmental education and
advocacy organization dedicated to the principles of social and
economic justice, reduction of corporate domination of
American/World politics, pollution prevention, citizen
empowerment, and the protection of the Great Lakes Eco system.
CACC is a member of the Michigan Environmental Council, the
Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Great Lakes United, and the
Environmental Fund for Michigan.


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