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Up North Green Party

A Local of the Green Party of Michigan

Green Party members from Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet Counties will gather on Thursday, April 20 in Petoskey for a meeting of the Up North Green Party.

The meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at Red Sky Stage, 445 E Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI, 49770.

Petoskey March for Science, April 22 (Earth day), 1:00 pm, State and Howard.

Up North Green House Party, May 4, 6:00-9:00 pm, 8460 Sadie Lane, Alanson, 49706.

This local chapter of the Green Party of Michigan organized in 2000 and became active in peace and environmental issues.

Local members have been actively involved. Three members ran for elected office in 2016, Celeste Bondie for Emmet County commissioner, who won 21.6 % of the vote, Derek Grigsby for State Board of Education, and Ellis Boal for Congress.

Greens gathered at the Straits of Mackinac on Labor Day 2016 to hand out campaign literature for Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka for president and vice president.

Statewide, Greens elected 5 candidates in Michigan in 2016, including Tom Mair for county commissioner in nearby Grand Traverse County. LuAnne Kozma, of Charlevoix, was the Michigan coordinator for the Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka presidential campaign. Grigsby and Kozma serve on the Green Party of the United States national committee.

In 2000, Greens elected Charlevoix resident JoAnn Beemon as county drain commissioner.

About 600 people in the three county area voted for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.

People can join the Green Party of Michigan online.

Photo: Stephen Brede

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