Who Are Gray Panthers? 
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
    Age and Youth in Action
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Gray Panthers Zoom Public Meeting
Saturday, March 20, 2021
10 a.m. to Noon
(part of Gray Panthers public meeting) 

Click HERE  to Join the meeting (on March 20th)  
 or Call: 1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 843 8858 1761

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. 

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. 

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

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Strengthening the Safety Net For Michigan's

Peter Ruark, Senior Policy Analyst
Michigan League for Public Policy
 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