Many of our neighbors in Detroit and Hamtramck oppose the potential expansion of US Ecology Hazardous Waste facility on Georgia Street in Detroit. One of our WeGP members is preparing a letter to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to support our neighbors in opposing this expansion. You can add your name to this letter. Please send your name and mailing address by noon Friday, April 12, 2019 to MaryGPP5@gmail.com.
Read more about the expansion here:
US Ecology; Photo CREDIT JENNIFER FASSBENDER
Letter that will be sent is below:
Mr. Richard A Conforti, Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Dear Mr. Conforti:We support our neighbors in Detroit and Hamtramck who have called upon the Department to REJECT the proposed US Ecology facility renewal and expansion at 6520 Georgia Street.This renewal/expansion would continue the pattern of placement of such facilities in low-income communities of color. This is not environmental justice.
We also have concerns with US Ecology’s track record, as reported by The Free Press and others. Prior violations should have raised a red flag. For the health and safety of the public, we believe there should be a thorough evaluation of current soil and water conditions and facility operations, as well as ongoing testing of soil and water.
Thank you for considering our position.[Names]
Our gathering January 27 of people curious about and interested in the possibility of seeking a non-partisan local political office was most productive. If you were unable to attend or are still thinking about it, it's not too late. For more information, please Message Colin McComb on Facebook or click on RunSupportWin to download our informative guide.
We're looking for volunteers to coordinate donor communications, help with promotion, signage, crowd management, merchandise sales and distribution, entertainment (face painters, singers, etc.) and community outreach. Please comment on Facebook thread for GP Pride March below.
Run, Support, Win
If you are interested in or even curious about a City Council seat, or know of someone who would make a good candidate, please join us for a Meet and Greet, Sunday, January 27, 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm. This will be an opportunity for networking, informal discussion and information gathering. There will be a bar and light refreshments. If you would like to attend please go to Meet and Greet for further details, or message Colin McComb on Facebook.
Countdown to Election Day Nov. 6: Go to the voter info site at:
Michigan Secretary of State
Check the status of your absentee ballot -- make sure you're registered to vote --- and see a sample ballot for your precinct.
Your registration can be checked with drivers license number & date of birth -OR- name, date of birth , and zip code. https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/
Please click here or the button below to shop online for your Pride T-Shirts.
Remember deadline is Saturday June 2 to ensure deliver in time for Pride March.
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WeGP launched its new website at the end of March with new members-only features and improved tools for online payments for membership and donations. In April all members got an email with instructions on how to log-in to to the new site and access members-only features. In the coming weeks we'll be kicking off our member renewal campaign. Anyone who joined between January 2017 and June 2017 will be getting an email about how to renew. Anyone who joined after June 2017 will get an invitation to renew on their anniversary date.
WeGP has been building alliances with local organizations and faith communities to bring you innovative programs and opportunities for activism.We hope you'll take a look at our About Us page to learn more about our accomplishments.
WeGP has also been hard at work in the community over the last year building alliances with local organizations and faith communities to bring you innovative programs and opportunities for activism. We hope you'll take a look at our About Us page to learn more about our accomplishments. Our goals for the next year include more youth involvement, expanding our programming for fostering racial equality and addressing bias, and a bigger, better Pride March with more entertainment and activities for kids. Our Annual Picnic is scheduled for July 28, 2018, so save the date. We appreciate all our members and donors whose commitment to our mission and guiding principles allows us to grow and form alliances to support a more welcoming Grosse Pointe. We look forward to another terrific year and thank you for your support.
About 200 residents joined together April 20, 2018 outside St. Clare of Montefalco Church on the 19th Anniversary of Columbine to stand up, speak out and stop gun violence.
Thank you to all who joined us. Attendees visited the booth of the Detroit Chapter of March for Our Lives and were able to learn more from representatives of the local Moms Demand Action Chapter. Read more and see our photo gallery at: Gun Violence Vigil
We GP is working in coalition with many local groups and churches to collaborate on an April 20th gun violence vigil and evening of action to promote common sense gun reform. This will be held in solidarity with a national day of action on the 19th anniversary of Columbine.
Gather with us to honor all victims of gun violence and to take action. Featured speaker, Rev. Barry Randolph, pastor of Church of the Messiah. Program includes short march, stories and reflection. Sign up for Moms Demand Action, learn about initiatives locally and in Michigan to improve gun safety. May the power of our collective voices help us impact change.
Organizers will have sign up tables and other information to help support initiatives that will make our communities safer, such as:
In all of the chaos of current events, let's take a moment to remember that members of WeGP are united as never before - that our spirits are strong, that we're speaking out, and that we're changing the dialogue in our community in a positive and open way.
I can help
We've engaged at the school board. We've engaged at city council. We held a vigil for Charlottesville and we hosted our first ever Pride March. We've hosted forums and are working on building bridges, not walls.
But we can't rest on our accomplishments. There's so much hat still needs doing. WeGP is looking for some volunteers for our upcoming events - specifically, Pride March and the gun violence vigil on April 20th. Can you give just a few hours to help out? Click the "I can help" button below, tell us how much time you can give, even as little as an hour or two. Share what you're interested in. We'll get back to you. Thank you!
Grosse Pointe Pride March is June 9
Pointes to Show Support for LGBTQA Community with 2nd Annual Pride March
Read more about Run, Support, Win in the Grosse Pointe News
The We GP mailing address is:
16610 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230