Following a five-year period since a Socialist Party Local was last organized in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Party has officially rechartered the Socialist Party of Marquette. The Local is now holding regular meetings in the Marquette County area and looks forward to recruiting an expanding base of new local members to become involved. Contact information for the newly chartered Local can be found here.
The Socialist Party of Michigan is trying to secure funding to put up a billboard in the Detroit area. We feel this will help generate media attention as well interest in socialism and the party.
Thanks to all who contributed and helped get the word out. We did not meet out goal, so we will have to figure out how to make up the difference. We want to be able to have the billboard up in September or October.
If you wish to donate to this effort you can do so here – http://spmichigan.org/donate/
Our new publication, The Michigan Socialist Webzine, is now online at http://themichigansocialistwebzine.org/. Focusing on news and analysis on the class war in Michigan, we plan to post original content several times a week. If you would like to become a contributor to the webzine, please contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The 2013 State Convention of the Socialist Party of Michigan will be held on Saturday August 10th at the main pavilion of the Hell Creek Ranch Campground in Hell, Michigan. The State Convention is the highest ranking body of the Socialist Party of Michigan and is empowered to amend the SPMI State Bylaws and State Platform, adopt, amend, and repeal State Convention resolutions, and elect both the SPMI’s delegation to the Socialist Party USA National Convention and the officers comprising the SPMI State Executive Committee.
The 2013 SPMI State Convention is free to attend and all interested public observers are warmly welcome.
Upon having been sorely missed at the last two annual Ann Arbor Art Fairs, as the first held without a Socialist Party booth since 2007, the Socialist Party booth will once again be returning to the Nonprofits Section of this year’s 2013 Ann Arbor Art Fair on Wed.-Fri., July 17th-19th from 10am-9pm and Sat., July 20th from 10am-6pm.