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Metro Detroit Green Party November 28, 2000 Minutes

Meeting held at Ferndale Public Library Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI 7:30 pm, November 28, 2000.

Approximately 19 attendees.

Meeting Facilitator: Co-Chairman Larry Cohen

Co-Chairwoman Priscilla Dziubek present

Secretary/Treasurer: Kendra Knorp present

HOUSEKEEPING

- Call made for new member sign-up

- Minutes read & accepted

- Treasury report: EIN obtained. Expect to get bank account next week.

Hat passed for Jan 21st General Membership Meeting/Potluck = $99.00 raised

for supplying basics of potluck.

UPDATES

Election Lessons

Focus on issues

Form Coalitions around issues (not done)

Build a Movement around issues (not done)

Personalize the candidates/Get them seen & heard in person (done well by Zoyes)

Small/Better-focused efforts were more successful (local elections)

Organization is key to success/media/name-recognition/votes (not done)

We made historic gains with the unions

Michigan Congressional Seats recently opened

33rd state district and 2nd state district seats now open. Engler to call special election to fill.

LARRY - PLEASE CLARIFY EXACTLY WHICH DISTRICTS THESE ARE.

20001 Dues

Topic tabled until later meeting

General Member Meeting/Potluck

Anyone interested in helping see Larry Choen to be on that committee. Sandu Oliver volunteered to shop at Costco for some items. Bob DuRivage volunteered to assist with dishwashing if we could keep styrofoam cups away.

Events Noted:

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) hearing to obtain public response to the proposed extension of I-375 over Jefferson Avenue to Woodbridge. Wednesday Nov 29th 3:30-5:00 and 7:00-8:30pm at Christ Church Hall 960 E. Jefferson, Detroit.

Strategic Planning session at Reggie McNulty's house Saturday 10:00 am.

Meeting of Detroit residents at Seldons' house to discuss forming Detroit local, Saturday 11:00am. Contact Martin Seldon.

Hamtramck Councilman Phillip Quick Recall-Fight Fundraiser 1550 Howard @ Trumbull Friday Dec 1st. Contact Reggie McNulty.

Labor Party Meeting @ Unite Union Hall 5pm Dec 13th to discuss running candidates. Pizza. Contact Margaret Gutshell.

Alliance for Democracy meeting December 3rd 2:00-5:00 at Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center, contact Shirley Strom for details 356-0698.

MOTIONS

Motion: Shall we meet at Ferndale Library again next week?

Motion accepted