You might have heard that the 25 Democratic presidential candidates are coming to Detroit on July 30-31 for their second nationally televised debate. The eyes of the country will be here. I’ve been involved with planning a big rally and march to make sure the voice of the people is heard.
We are rallying at Cass Park from 4:00 – 5:30 on July 30th, then marching to the Fox Theater where the debate will be happening. Could you spread the word to your community?
RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/459306721523008/
Lots of the candidates are supporting a major environmental and jobs program called the Green New Deal. This could be a great thing, but only if it prioritizes the leadership, issues and needs of Detroiters. That’s why our message is MAKE DETROIT THE ENGINE OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL.
We’ll be raising up issues including water shutoffs, air pollution, environmental racism, emergency management and tax giveaways to corporations and billionaires, the need for good union jobs and worker power for Detroiters, and the work that’s beginning to establish a healthy and regenerative economy here in Detroit.
We need to get the word out to ensure that the community’s voice is heard.
And here’s a link about the amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill regarding the transgender military ban:
House approves amendment to reverse transgender military ban
As well as template for sending comments regarding the Trump Administration’s reinterpretation of Section 1557
Presidential candidates are coming to Detroit for a public, televised debate on July 30 – the eyes of the nation will be here. Let’s make sure our voices are heard.
From the Civil Rights Movement and the fight for clean, affordable water to the Worker Rights Movement and fight for economic solidarity, Detroit’s historic and living movements have served as a real engine for many national movements.
The story of Detroit mirrors many stories across our land. Corporate interests have captured our democracy and disinvested in our communities at the expense of everyone else, especially Black and Brown communities. Today Detroit, Flint and other rural and urban communities across the state have been deemed “sacrifice zones,” with pollution dumped in our backyards, our schools closed, our homes foreclosed, and our democratic rights violated by emergency managers, all while billionaires get tax breaks for new stadiums and corporate development.
Elected officials supporting the ongoing theft of our lands, public resources, our homes, and our pocketbooks have refused to take action as they endanger the futures of our children with ecological, climate, and economic crises.
To tackle these challenges, Detroit needs what people need everywhere – good, clean, local, union jobs, affordable and clean water, clean air, and a livable future for all of us and our loved ones to thrive. We need to build a fair, green economy that serves the needs of people and planet (human need, not corporate greed). We need to deepen, broaden and strengthen our democracy and people power.
The people of Detroit are ready to build this better future together – It’s time for all local, state, federal and tribal governments and community leaders to stand with us.
Join us as we work to make Detroit the Engine of the Green New Deal.
We will have ASL interpreters at the rally from 4pm – 6pm.
Hosted by the Frontline Detroit Organizing Committee*
*East Michigan Environmental Action Council, Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, We The People Michigan, 48217, Detroit People’s Platform, Greater Detroit DSA, SEIU, Sierra Club, Sunrise, Next Gen Michigan, Breathe Free Detroit, and the Climate Justice Alliance.