Admittedly, I was late to the dance. I did not have the opportunity to meet Anita until only just recently, but her passion, brilliance, and compassion for others made a believer out of me in no time. It is with great honor and respect that I ask every engaged citizen near and far to support Anita Belle during her petition drive as she seeks the office of Detroit Mayor. With your support, we can elect Anita as the first Female/Green Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, but more importantly we can elect someone who cares about every citizen, and treats said office with the dignity and respect that it deserves. So I ask you, enlightened citizen, will you help us with this endeavor? Will you share Anita’s invitation to petition with your friends and colleagues? Will you donate just a couple of hours this weekend, and rally your neighbors to lend support to a real grassroots revolution?
If so, please follow the link, and share her support page far and wide. Thank you.
Words from Anita about this awesome opportunity:
The purpose of Detroit Greens’ meeting every two months, during odd-numbered months, is so that the Working Groups would have time to meet and work. Did we lose momentum after January? Need more than Jill Stein coming back to Michigan for a Voting Justice Conference to motivate you again? Ok, then I’ll run for mayor!
Excited yet? Maybe this will help: I made this decision at the last minute. I need to collect between 500-1000 signatures on a mayoral petition by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25th, in order to be on Detroit’s ballot. Yeah, that’s next Tuesday. Some Greens may think that’s a Mission Impossible, but remember, I’m also working with a few reparations organizations. It’s almost “nothing” for the Reparations Labor Union, the DC Reparations Cadre, and the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America to get 1000 signatures in a weekend. Imagine what we can accomplish if we work together!
We’ve got a lot of work to do and we need to work fast: All Detroit Greens 18 years of age and older are cordially invited to work a shift (or two) on a Mayoral Petition Canvassing Blitz this Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd and 23rd, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Erma Henderson Park on E. Jefferson and Burns Drive in the Indian Village/Belle Isle area of Detroit. You may volunteer for shifts at http://signup.com/go/WmzEzp. I promise to have refreshments for volunteers at the park.
Let’s celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd, in Detroit by shaking up and shifting her political paradigm. Although municipal elections are nonpartisan, help me be a mayoral candidate that brings Green values into the local spotlight. Those who know me know that I don’t run to lose. I run to win. Imagine what it will do for the Green Party if I become Detroit’s first Green/woman mayor!
Of course, in order to win, Michigan’s elections must have the integrity of accurately counting valid votes. This makes Michigan’s Voting Justice Conference all the more important. It is now tentatively scheduled for July 21st-23rd. More details about the conference will be announced soon. Be warned: As the Voting Justice Conference approaches, Detroit Greens won’t be able to continue meeting every other month. If you’re not in a Working Group, or if your Working Group is NOT working, then get ready to get busy. Being a Green is not a spectator “sport”. We’re a party of activists!
Please sign up to volunteer for the Mayoral Petitions Canvassing Blitz at http://signup.com/go/WmzEz and I’ll see you this weekend.
Group Leader of the Detroit Chapter of the Green Party
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