Email Updates April 21, 2019
Thanks to All Who Attended the Spring Fling
We enjoyed catching up with friends and batting around organizing ideas including talking with candidates for various local city councils who share We GP’s vision of a more welcoming, equitable and just GP. Thanks also to all who pitched in to help make the event a success. We forecast more Blue Skies ahead!
Thinking about Running Locally? Think Fast!
Deadlines are fast approaching (some are this week) for filing to run for local City Council seats in the Pointes that are up for re-election this year. Download our informative guide at RUN/SUPPORT/WIN and contact your City Hall for specifics.
WDET Smart Politics in GP This Week
Join local media personalities to discuss the issues that matter most to you as they prepare to interview Michigan's elected officials and policy-makers at the annual Mackinac Policy Conference. This event is free and will take place on Thursday, April 25 at The Whiskey Six, 646 St. Clair Ave, Grosse Pointe City from 6-8pm. More info at SMART POLITICS
Breakfast with Sen. Gary Peters This Week
Join the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce for a buffet breakfast and an update on Senator Peters’ legislative priorities in this session of Congress, including how to keep Michigan as a hub of innovation for future generations. The breakfast takes place on Friday, April 26, 9:00am- 10:00am at the Lochmoor Club, 1018 Sunningdale Dr., Grosse Pointe Woods. Buy $25 tickets at www.grossepointechamber.com
ACLU 100 Yr. Celebration This Week at Cobo
The American Civil Liberties Union is celebrating its 100th year by touring the country with speakers, performers and educational exhibits. The event is free and family friendly; it takes place this Wednesday, April 24, 10am - 8pm at Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit. ACLU 100 for details.
Be a Part of the Solution
2nd caucus meeting for Senator Adam Hollier District 2 workgroups. This meeting will include a report of progress made since the 1st session. Workgroups will continue to work collaboratively on their strategic plan. Monday May 6, at 6:30pm, Grosse Pointe South High School, 11 Grosse Pointe Blvd, Grosse Pointe Farms. This will be an opportunity to talk to the Senator about your concerns. In particular we will be following up on his Michigan Department of Environmental Quality extension stance.
June 22, 2019 GP Pride March - Updates
Sponsors are lining up to support the Third Annual Grosse Pointe Pride March and our LGBTQ community. Want to help get the word out about Pride? Meet on Friday, May 31 at 11am at Beyond Juicery + Eatery, 21110 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods. Together we will stop in to Mack Ave businesses to offer pride flags and post flyers about our 2019 March. See more details and updates at https://www.facebook.com/gppride/
It's That Time of Year
All are invited to the Annual Garage Sale for the benefit of the Grosse Pointe Democratic Club from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th at 445 Moran Road Grosse Pointe Farms.
If you would like to contribute items to the garage sale or volunteer to work a shift, contact Margaret Beck at (313) 882-7775. She need items to sell and volunteers to organize items, tag items, and make signs.
Emily's List Run to Win Training
You're invited to Run to Win 101 offered by Emily's List; a free half-day training for pro-choice Democratic women thinking about running for elected office. This training will be held on Sunday, May 19th in Metro Detroit from 12:00pm to 5:30pm. Click on RUN TO WIN 101 to apply for the training.
Civic Engagement Opportunities
To encourage local civic engagement, we provide dates, times, and locations of local government and organizational meetings. Click on the meeting of interest:
City Council Meeting, City of Grosse Pointe
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Farms
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Park
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Shores
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Woods
Grosse Pointe School Board Meetings
Notes: 1. Check each City's website for agendas, live streaming/video options and calendar changes. 2.The School Board meets twice monthly.
Other Organizations of Interest
GPPSS Parents for Unity in Diversity
League of Women Voters of Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe - Harper Woods NAACP Branch