South Central Michigan Greens monthly meeting
Co-founders Monika Schwab of Jackson and John Anthony La Pietra of Marshall will report on recent activities, including the state party's recent public endorsement of marijuana-legalization Proposal 1.
La Pietra, the Green candidate for 63rd District State Representative, has also been asked to host another Labor History Walk for some area exchange students on the 20th (which will be the 92nd anniversary of the death of labor leader Eugene V. Debs).
The walk will start at 4:00 pm across from the VFW Hall at 800 East Michigan Avenue in Marshall, where there are monuments to the 1863 founding of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and to the 1847 Crosswhite Incident where townspeople defended an escaped slave family from agents of their former owners. It will go through downtown Marshall to the spot where the union founder's house now stands on Hanover and Linden Streets.
The local serves Calhoun, Hillsdale, and Jackson Counties. "We're also reaching out to anyone in Kalamazoo County who's interested in Green Party values, in case they'd like to join us -- or start up a local of their own," noted La Pietra. The 63rd District touches parts of Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties.
The local meeting is an event on Facebook:
A map of the location is available at:
The route of the Labor History Walk is posted at:
And a map of the 63rd District can be seen at:
The local's November meeting is tentatively planned for 1:00 – 3:00 pm Saturday, November 17 at Biggby's Coffee, 1125 East Michigan Avenue in Emmett Township east of Battle Creek.
For more details and news about the local, please visit its Facebook page:
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