Ecological Wisdom • Social Justice • Grassroots Democracy • Non-Violence
Green Party of Michigan
For Immediate Release
August 30, 2016
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Green Party Presidential Candidates Dr. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka to speak in Detroit
September 3, 12 - 3 pm, Bert’s Warehouse Theatre, Eastern Market
The Green Party of Michigan joins thousands of Green Party supporters in Michigan in welcoming Dr. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party candidates for president and vice president, to Detroit, in their first joint appearance since the Green Party convention, on Saturday, September 3, 12 -3 pm, at Bert’s Warehouse Theatre, 2739 Russell Street.
Stein says poverty, war, and climate change “are the issues of the day. We must take them on, but our establishment political parties are basically funded by the Big Banks, the fossil fuel giants, and the war profiteers. They are not going to fix this. They have created this mess.”
Jill Stein was the Green Party’s 2012 presidential candidate. She is a mother, an organizer, a physician, and pioneering environmental-health advocate. As a practicing physician, she became aware of the links between toxic exposures and illness emerging in the 1990s. She began to fight for a healthy environment as a human right, assisting non-profits, community groups, and Native Americans combating environmental injustice and racism in dangerous exposures like lead and mercury in air and water pollution, incinerators and landfills, toxic waste sites and more.
Ajamu Baraka is a human rights activist and scholar, whose experience spans four decades. With roots in the Black Liberation Movement and anti-apartheid and Central American solidarity struggles, Baraka has directed Amnesty International’s program to abolish the death penalty, and was the founding director of the US Human Rights Network.
Along with Dr. Stein and Mr. Baraka, emcee Maureen Taylor, chair of Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, will welcome Michigan Green Party candidates and other non-partisan candidates including Elena Herrada, current member of the Detroit School Board and candidate for the renamed Detroit School Board this Fall.
Music provided by Bill Meyer Group, with special guests Sturge Moreland, Jose Riojas, Verdena “Polly” Taylor, and Martha Reeves of Motown fame.
Stein’s momentum increased dramatically after Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton. Several campaigners and delegates for Sanders who have now turned their support for the Stein/Baraka ticket will also speak at the rally.
The fundamental message of the Green Party — People, Planet and Peace Over Profits — will be brought to Detroit voters for the greater common good, not the lesser evil.
Admission is free and the public is welcome.
For more information: http://www.jill2016.com/
About Jill Stein: http://www.jill2016.com/about
About Ajamu Baraka: http://www.jill2016.com/meet_ajamu
The public may RSVP for the event at:
For other information about Green Party of Michigan candidates: http://www.MIGreenParty.org/
For more information about the Green Party of the United States: www.gp.org
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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:
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