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  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 2:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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:

    • Reject arming teachers
    • Demand adequate funding from Lansing for School Security
    • Support Federal Legislation for Universal Background Checks
    • Ask Michigan Senate/House to increase legal gun purchasing age from 18 to 21
    • Demand Michigan House/Senate pass a Mandatory Safe Gun Storage law
    • Demand Michigan House/Senate enact Red Flag Laws that allow police or family members to seek to have guns confiscated from individuals dangerous to themselves or others
    Event will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 at St. Clare of Montefalco Church.  For more info, go to event page: Gun Violence Vigil & Evening of Action.  Event will be held indoors in case of inclement weather. Bathrooms will be open. 

    Cohosted by: St. Clare of Montefalco, GP/HW NAACP, Moms Demand Action Eastside, Pointes for Peace, League of Women Voters GP, Christ Church Episcopal GP, St. Paul AME, GP Memorial Church, GP Unitarian Church, GP Congregational Church, GP Unitarian Church, GP Democratic Club, Little Pointers for Diversity, We GP


  • Friday, March 23, 2018 11:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

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    Charlottesville Vigil

    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!

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  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Welcome to the new WeGP website, www.we-gp.org. We have improved the functionality for our members, including automatic membership renewals, and better events calendar, news, and member's only sections. Existing members should look for an invitation to  log-in to the new site that will be emailed approximately mid April 2018. We will be launching a membership renewal campaign in May for anyone who joined WeGP prior to June 1, 2017.  Others will get a renewal notice on the anniversary of their membership. If you have an comments or problems with the new site, please Contact Us to let us know.

    Your support has been integral to making the first year of WeGP a success. We look forward making big impact in the months and years to come. 

  • Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We GP is working on building a coalition to collaborate on an April 20th gun violence vigil in GP in solidarity with a national day of action on the 19th anniversary of Columbine. We hope to bring together a diverse group of people around the general principles/ideas of:

    1. Coming together as a community to honor all lives lost to gun violence, and especially the lives of all our children (especially acknowledging that while mass school shootings that impact mostly white communities draw attention, black and brown communities have faced/face gun violence disproportionately). 

    2. Coming together as a community to send a message that we are ready and willing to do more to protect our children, who should not live/ go to school in fear. 

    3. Coming together as a community in solidarity with the victims, the families and the loved ones of those impacted by gun violence. 

    The event will be from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at St. Clare of Montefalco Church on 1401 Whittier Road Grosse Pointe Park MI 48230. 

    There will be  a candle light vigil, and we know we want to bring as many voices together as we can around the general principles above. We hope coalition parters will be interested in helping to plan an impactful event.

    So far GPHW NAACP, Christ Church Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, GP Democrats, Little Pointers for Diversity have joined us. Areeta From Christ Church Grosse Pointe is working on faith leader/church recruitment. We will be reaching out to all our elected officials, the GPPSS and several other community groups to participate and welcome all to join us in planning and coalition building.  

    There is also a YOUTH led March for Our Lives event Saturday, March 24th at 11 a.m. in Detroit on the Riverfront in solidarity with the student led event in Florida and across the nation.The lead contact for that event is South student Harry Susalla. Please contact us using our contact form if you'd like to help. 


  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Care about how we invest in our libraries and their staff? The Library is now accepting applications for four Library Board Trustees. 

    Vacancies: DEADLINE FEB 28, 2018 
    --a representative from the Harper Woods portion of the GP Public School District;
    --a representative from Grosse Pointe Farms;
    --a representative from Grosse Pointe City; and,
    --a representative for an “At Large” position.
    The terms for these positions will begin on July 1, 2018 and expire on June 30, 2022. Applicants must be registered voters and reside in the municipality that will be considering their appointment, except for the “At Large” position. Applicants for the “At Large” position must be registered voters but may reside in any of the five Grosse Pointe municipalities or in the Harper Woods portion of the GP Public School District.

    Applications are available at the Central Library Administrative Office: 10 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; OR go to: http://www.gp.lib.mi.us/…/01/GPPLBoardTrusteeApplication.pdf

    Applications must be submitted to the Secretary of the Library Board, no later than February 28, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


  • Monday, January 29, 2018 8:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you to the Run, Support, Win panelists at our event January 28, 2018, for the insider look at hat it takes to run for office: Sheila Tomkowiak, Valerie Kindle, Gabriela Boddy, Sandra Bucciero, Taylor Harrell, Tim Kileen and Dan Roeske. We learned a lot and enjoyed the experiences you shared. We learned you don't need to be an attorney to be a part of local government. If you are engaged in what happens in your town, participate by attending council meetings and school board meetings.  Our panelists suggest you get familiar with who makes the decisions where you live. 

    If you couldn't attend, message us for copy of the "Running a Campaign" binder or other handouts. Stay tuned for future events. 

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