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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! 
Convenor: Randy Block, 248-549-5170
 of Metro Detroit
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Rep. Christine Greig, House Democratic Leader
37th District (37th Dist., Farmington/Farmington Hills)

Saturday, December 21, 2019
9:30 a.m. socializing, 10 a.m. meeting starts
Royal Oak Community Center
3500 Marais, Royal Oak

CO-SPONSORS:  SE Michigan Green Party; Michigan Coalition for Human Rights; 
United Church of Christ - DMA; Peace Action of Michigan; Michigan UU Social Justice Network   If your group would llke to be listed as a co-sponsor this event, there is no charge.  We just ask you to help spread the word about this speaker.  Contact Randy 
Block at 248-549-5170. 


Rep. Elijah Cumm​​ings,  an inspirational civil rights leader who served as U.S. Representative from Maryland, died on Thursday, October 17th. We join others in mourning this great loss.  Until his death Rep. Cummings served as Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. His biography said Cummings was committed to ensuring that our next generation has access to quality health care and education, clean air and water, and a strong economy. Cummings' first speech on the floor of the House was a recitation of a poem written by Civil Rights pioneer Dr. Benjamin Mays.   Rep. Cummings said this poem is something he lives by and recites it sometimes 20 times a day:

"I only have a minute. Sixty seconds in it.
Forced upon me I did not choose it.
But I know I must use it, give account if I abuse it, suffer if I lose it.
Only a tiny little minute, but eternity is it. "

REP. CHRISTINE GREIG:  On her website, Rep. Greig describes herself as working for "people centered policies ... with an agenda that focuses on fixing roads, making health care more affordable, cleaning the state's water and strengthening public schools". She is a member of the Michigan Progressive Women's Caucus and is a strong advocate for women's rights. The Gray Panthers Board framed this presentation in terms of peace -- addressing the needs of Michigan people.