The fourth anniversary of the Flint Water Crisis looms large as the Green Party of Michigan prepares to nominate candidates for public office at the organization’s 2018 Nominating Convention. The Snyder Administration recently ended the free bottled water supply, leaving thousands of Flint residents in a desperate situation. “The people of Flint have suffered needlessly because of poor decisions by political leaders at both the state and local levels,” states Erin Fox for the local group, Vehicle City Greens. “It’s time for us to build an effective political alternative to challenge the status quo in local politics. The status quo simply isn’t acceptable.”
The convention will be held on Saturday, May 5, at the University of Michigan-Flint Harding-Mott University Center, 400 Mill St. in Flint. Green Party leaders, candidates and members will pick the party’s 2018 slate. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Green Party of Michigan at www.migreenparty.org.