Sunday, April 26, 2015

2014 Green Candidate for Governor Guest on Today's "Off the Record"

The Green Party of Michigan issued this on Friday.  Click here for WKAR's Off the Record and here for the videos for the program.

Ecological Wisdom      *  Social Justice
Grassroots Democracy  *  Non-Violence

Green Party of Michigan

**  News Release  **
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    April 24, 2015

For More Information, Contact:
Paul Homeniuk, GPMI Membership Secretary

John Anthony La Pietra, GPMI Media Committee

2014 Green Candidate for Governor
Guest on Today's "Off the Record"
    Paul Homeniuk, 2014 gubernatorial candidate for the Green Party of
Michigan (GPMI), is the guest on today's episode of WKAR's "Off the Record".

    Homeniuk discusses issues of importance to the people of Michigan,
including the unreliability of the political establishment on the
tax-shift/road-funding Proposal 15-1 on the May 5 ballot, and the need
to ban fracking to protect the Great Lake State's unique and vital water

    Homeniuk also explains how the Green Party is relevant to today's
political situation, and rebuffs suggestions otherwise by the show's panel.

    In fact, notes GPMI elections co-ordinator John Anthony La Pietra,
the Green Party is more relevant than ever before.  "Gallup polls
consistently show more voters nationwide identify themselves as
independents -- neither Democrat nor Republican -- than as either one.
The latest figure is 44%.

    "And since Michigan doesn't require voters to register by party,
the percentage of independents is usually higher here.  Independents may
even be a majority in Michigan."

    The episode will air on WKAR at 8:30pm tonight and again at 1pm and
11:30pm Sunday.  Check your own PBS station's schedule for local details.

    The episode is also available on line at:

    Gallup has posted the results of over ten years of
party-affiliation polling at

    The next statewide membership meeting of GPMI is scheduled for
Saturday, June 6 at Michigan Migrant Legal Aid in Grand Rapids.

    For more information about GPMI and its values, visit

You can also “like” the Green Party of Michigan US Facebook page

and follow GPMI's Twitter feed @MIGreenParty

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Warren, MI  48090-0504

    GPMI was formed in 1987 to address environmental
issues in Michigan politics.  Greens are organized
in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Each
state Green Party sets its own goals and creates its
own structure, but US Greens agree on Ten Key Values:

    Ecological Wisdom
    Grassroots Democracy
    Social Justice
    Community Economics
    Respect for Diversity
    Personal/Global Responsibility
    Future Focus/Sustainability