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Re: E-M:/ Re:Granholm gets mixed reviews

Enviro-Mich message from Frank Ambrose <snakeman1549@yahoo.com>

Not only conservation groups are mad at her. Many
other groups working on social justice issues are
equally as mad. Why is it that her big plan to get us
out of economic hardship to give any corporation,
pledging to spend a year or two more in Michigan, 
lucrative tax breaks, while everyone else is supposed
to just tighten their belt and do without. 

On February 4th, there is going to be a "state of the
people' address in Lansing. Lots of groups will be
represented, environmental, social justice, labor,
etc. People are starting to stand up and tell Granholm
that the budget crunch and Repub. legislature are not
excuses for befouling our environment and squeezing
the poor. 

If you or your group would like to be involved, you
can email me, or come to an organizing meeting in
Highland Park on Jan. 8th, or just show up on the 4th.
The meeting is at 6pm at the HP Community College
(Glendale and 3rd--park in the fenced lot in the
rear).  We are looking to get a lot of different
groups involved to ensure that we have a large,
state-wide turnout.


--- Thomas Orewyler <tworewyler@peoplepc.com> wrote:
> Realizing that Gov. Granholm inherited a mess when
> she took office, I know money is tight. BUT, I can
> find no excuse for her and Chester to support
> Nestle. They had the perfect opportunity when Judge
> Root ruled against Nestle to come out in support of
> protecting the waters of our state. I don't believe
> that it is because 120 jobs could be lost. The
> manufacturing industry has lost far more jobs and I
> don't see much of a fuss made over that. There must
> be another reason but I haven't heard it. 
> When Hamiltreef says why should we continue to fight
> the sleasy characters that seek to get rich off of
> our natural resources I agree wholeheartedly. We
> fight 24/7 to protect natural resources and with no
> help from our government. In fact, we are usually at
> odds with the government whether it is local, state
> or federal. Gov. Granholm was our only hope for
> help. She has let us down. We need to tell her what
> we think! We need a massive letter writing campaign.
> Snail mail and e-mail. Everyone needs to do this and
> get everyone they know to do this. Politicians
> notice mail even if they don't read it themselves.
> Could she win again if the environmental community
> doesn't back her? There are a lot of us in this
> state but we are not united enough. There are
> hundreds of small groups fighting in their own areas
> as well as the larger state wide groups. We are all
> connected in some way by common friends or
> acquaintences. We could get the word to everyone in
> a day if we try. Let's go for it! We have nothing to
> lose, we are already losing. Send letters to ALL of
> your elected officials today!

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