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
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   Update on the Michigan Legislature
Concerns of Older Persons & the Caring Economy

Padma Kuppa, State Representative
41st District (Troy/Clawson) 

Saturday, October 19, 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 United.

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. 


We Should Not Tolerate White Racist Talk From White House!

The current trash talking occupant of the White House seems to be enjoying being a bad boy. In July, he insulted not only four strong women of color including Michigan's Rep. Rashida Tlaib, but also insulted the people who elected them to be their representatives in Congress. He not only threw cruel taunts at the “gang of four” when he tweeted they should "go back" to "corrupt" countries they are from, but collectively slapped the faces of all people of color when he treated them as second class citizens.  

When a President uses racist language, right out of the playbook of White Nationalists, it should be offensive to all of us. We need to affirm that ALL people deserve to be treated with dignity. The U.S. House voted 240-187 to condemn this language. As it says in the Pledge of Allegiance, Justice and Liberty must be for ALL. While none of that may matter to #45 and his supporters, he will pay a price in the 2020 election when the country realizes that his wrecking ball approach to human relations is not who we are as Americans.

For more information, click HERE.  

Randy Block, Convenor
Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit 

As you know, people 65 years and older are the fastest growing group of Americans. By 2030, when the last of the Boomers turn 65, this age group will be 20% of the population. How we treat older people, and those who serve them, is a reflection on our moral values. It will have an impact on our lives and our pocket books. The "Caring Economy" is a campaign of Michigan United. Rep. Padma Kuppa, a new legislator who is now the Assistant Whip in the Michigan House, is a supporter of this campaign.