Michigan Green Party state meeting to be held in Bay City this weekend
February 10, 2012 in State Party News
The Green Party of Michigan has scheduled its state membership meeting this weekend in Bay City, and several public panel discussions are on the agenda.
The party is one of only five in the state with guaranteed ballot access. Anyone who might be interested in running for office as a Green is encouraged to attend Saturday’s session, which is geared toward party business. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $10 charge includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch. All sessions are at Smart Choice Catering, 1205 Washington Ave., behind Washington Lanes.
On Sunday, there are moderated town hall discussions, free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The approximate schedule:
• 10 a.m.: The Move to Amend
• 11 a.m.: Occupy the Tri
• Noon: Medical marijuana
• 1 p.m.: Right to work
“Our feeling is the current dissatisfaction with the performance of the two traditional power parties offers an opportunity for people to look at their alternatives,” said Matt de Heus, who is chairman of the Green Party of Bay County. “If, as many predict, Ron Paul decides to make an Independent run for president, it should also create an environment where voters look for the best ideas, regardless of the logo behind them. And with the Green Party, it won’t be a corporate logo.”