We are older and younger people. We are an intergenerational, non-profit peace and social justice organization with members in Southeast Michigan, including Detroit and the Counties of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb. We work on issues which affect people of all ages: universal health care, peace, strengthening Social Security and Medicare, challenging descrimination, education reform, economic justice, fair labor practices and campaign finance reform. Join us!
CO-SPONSORS:SE Michigan Green Party; Michigan Coalition for Human Rights; United Church of Christ - DMA; Peace Action of Michigan; Women's International League for Peace & Freedom - Detroit; SEM Jobs for Justice; Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network; and Public Citizens of Washtenaw. For more information, call 248-549-5170.
GRAY PANTHERS NOVEMBER 2020 PRESENTATION
Click HERE to watch an insightful presentation on ELECTION ANALYSIS: WHAT'S NEXT? given by Professor Peter Hammer, Director of the Damon Keith Center for Civil Rights, Wayne State University at the November meeting of Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit.
GRAY PANTHERS JANUARY 2021 PRESENTATION
Power point presentations by WSU Professor Keith Deegan Krause on two voting reforms:
Click HERE for "Rank Choice Voting" and Click HERE for "National Popular Vote"
Become a Member of the National Council of Gray Panthers Networks, a grassroots, intergenerational social justice group with members in 38 states
Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a safety net program first started in Michigan in 1936. Currently, Michigan workers are experiencing high levels of unemployment due to the COVID pandemic. With federal funds from the CARES Act, Michigan was able to restore its UI benefits to 26 weeks and provided additional benefits. However, Michigan's UI benefits, in 2019, were the lowest of all Midwestern states, paying a maximum benefit of $362/week or 34% of average weekly wages. These maximum benefit had not increased in 19 years. After the COVID pandemic, UI benefits are likely to return to their low levels, leaving workers facing deeper hardships, unless reforms are made. Hear about a proposed package of bills to strengthen safety net protections for Michigan workers.
Randy Block, Convenor, Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit