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  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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. 



  • Monday, October 22, 2018 4:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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/


  • Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Shop for 2018 Pride T-Shirts
     Our 2018 Pride T-Shirts are here and available for purchase online through our partner Steiners Sports Wear. You don't want to be the only one not wearing your PRIDE shirt, do you? Of course not, that would be so embarrassing.


     Order now to get it in time. We offer different styles, kids sizes, even tech tees!

    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. 

    Shop for 2018 Pride T-Shirts

  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018 10:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 hard at work in the past six months making improvements to our online experience. We recently we added an online store featuring local delivery of popular items like our "Welcoming Everyone" lawn sign and Pride flags.  Members-only features include an online member directory and discounts in our online store.  We have a new newsletter editor and are committed to keeping you informed via enewsletters as well as Facebook. We hope you are enjoying the new features and we look forward to adding more content.   

    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. 


  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 4:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Stand Up. Speak Out. Act. End Gun Violence 

    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


  • 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.

    I can help


     

    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!

    I can help

  • 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.


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