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.
On the route of her Tour de Peace bicycle ride from California to Washington D.C., Cindy Sheehan – the Socialist Peace Mom will be speaking at a correspondingly scheduled rally on the Ann Arbor U-M campus Diag.
2012 Socialist Party of Michigan Candidates
Stewart Alexander for President –
Alex Mendoza for Vice President
(Qualified for Statewide Presidential Write-In Status*)
Dwain Reynolds, III for State Board of Education
(Ballot qualified through the Green ballot label**)
John Daniel Longhurst for State Representative
(106th dist. – northeastern L.P)
(Ballot qualified through the Green ballot label**)
Sean Haggard for State Representative
(54th dist. – Ypsilanti & Ypsi./Superior Twps.)
(Qualified for Write-in Candidate Status)
SPMI 2012 State Platform
Socialist Party Campaign Clearinghouse
* In accordance with the ticket’s certified write-in status in Michigan’s 2012 General Election, all presidential write-in votes cast for “Stewart Alexander” will be officially counted as votes for the Alexander/Mendoza ticket. Therefore it is only necessary to write-in Stewart Alexander’s name on the Michigan ballot in order to cast a vote for the ticket and its certified slate of Michigan presidential electors.
** Due to the Michigan Secretary of State’s refusal to recognize the ballot status applicability of the Socialist Party of Michigan’s nomination certificates, the candidacies of Dwain Reynolds and John Longhurst will be listed on the Michigan ballot under the partisan label of the Green Party of Michigan whose dual party nomination they each additionally received.
SPMI Statewide Ballot Proposal Voting Recommendations:
● Repeal the “Emergency Manager” Dictatorship Law: Vote NO on Proposal One (12-1) (SPMI Statement).
● Defend Collective Bargaining Rights: Vote YES on Proposals Two and Four (12-2 & 12-4).
●Support Renewable Energy: Vote YES on Proposal Three (12-3).
● Oppose the Billionaire Fortune Preservation Scheme Amendments: Vote NO on Proposals Five and Six (12-5 & 12-6).
The Socialist Party of Michigan has endorsed the international call for a mass general strike on International Workers Day (a.k,a, May Day) – Tuesday May 1st, 2012, and accordingly calls upon all Michigan workers and students to join us in taking to the streets.
Detroit May Day March and Rally Schedule
-12:00 p.m. Assemble at Clark Park (Clark St. near I-75/Fisher Fwy)
-1:00 p.m. Rally at Maybury Elementary School (4410 Porter Street)
-1:30 p.m. Leave Maybury Elementary, marching northeast on W. Vernor
-2:00 p.m. Rally at Roosevelt Park (W. Vernor and Michigan Ave. – directly in front of the abandoned train station bldg.)
-2:30 p.m. Leave Roosevelt Park, marching east down Michigan Avenue.
-3:15 p.m. Rally at the Detroit Federal Building (corner of Michigan Ave. and Cass Ave.)
-3:45 p.m. Leave the Federal Building, marching one block north on Cass Ave.
-4:00 p.m. Rally at the Rosa Parks Transit Center
-4:30 p.m. Leave the Rosa Parks Transit Center
-4:30 p.m. Start assembling at Grand Circus Park (Woodward Ave. and Adams St.)
-6:30 p.m. General Assembly at Grand Circus Park (near the Hazen S. Pingree monument)
Kalamazoo May Day Rally & Sleepover in Front of Bank of America
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Camp set-up and picketing (sidewalk in front of BOA at W. Michigan Ave. and Rose St.)
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Potlock dinner
7:00 p.m. Music and speakers.
Detroit May Day General Strike Information Site
Detroit May Day General Strike Tumbler Site
Occupy Detroit May Day Page
Occupy Kalamazoo May Day Page
Kalamazoo May Day Action Facebook Page
SPMI statement on the history of May Day
Join members of the Socialist Party of Michigan at the numerous people’s occupations emerging throughout the state in solidarity with the inter/nationally mobilized resurgence of class unity and mass action now rapidly expanding from the Occupy Wall Street actions.
Together we can shut down the current system! Victory to the working class!
Occupy Detroit! (Website)
Beginning Friday Oct. 14th (4PM)
Opening March at:
Spirit of Detroit
(corner of Woodward & Jefferson) (map)
Grand Circus Park
(corner of Woodward and Adams St.) (map)
Occupy Ann Arbor! (FB Page)
Thurs. Oct. 13th (6PM)
at Liberty Plaza
(E. Liberty St. & Division St.) (map)
Daily Marches to Follow
Occupy Flint! (FB page)
Beginning Fri. Oct. 14 (12PM)
at Bank of America
(503 Saginaw St.) (map)
Occupy Grand Rapids! (FB Page)
Beginning Mon. Oct. 10th (4pm)
4PM Daily March
(303 Pearl St.) (Scribner Ave. & Pearl St.) (map)
at Fountain Street Church Parking Lot
(24 Fountain St. NE) (map)
Occupy Kalamazoo! (FB Page)
Wed. Oct 12th (11AM)
Michigan Ave. and Burdick (map)
General Assembly Meeting:
Thurs. Oct. 13th (5:30PM)
(S. Park St. & W. South St.) (map)
Occupy Lansing! (FB page)
Fri. Oct 7th @ Reutter Park
(Kalamazoo St. & S. Capitol Ave.) (map)
Sat. Oct. 15th (10AM)
at the Capitol Building
(100 N. Capitol Ave.) (map)
Occupy Traverse City! (FB page)
Sat. Oct. 15th (12PM-12AM)
(250 East Front St.) (map)
Occupy the U.P.! (Marquette) (fb page, website)
Beginning Sat. Oct. 15th (8AM)
Opening Rally/March at:
(W. Washington St. & S. 7th St.) (map)
Please check the individually provided local FB/website links for any updates related to the local actions above.