We're On The Front Page

We just got a front page story in the Detroit Free Press about our struggle for energy democracy in front of the Michigan Public Service Commission.

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Breaking It Down: DTE's Dirty Dealings and What To Do


Photo by Valerie Jean at the 12/6/19 Climate Strike in Detroit


Hey there everyone! If you're still wrapping your head around the news about DTE lately, I'm here to help.

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The Blueprint For Energy Democracy Is Here!

590677867.jpgIts finally here! The first edition of the Blueprint for Energy Democracy, our plan to make Highland Park a global model for sustainability and self-determination.

READ: The Blueprint For Energy Democracy Framework

READ: The Full 1st Edition Blueprint For Energy Democracy




Tickets are on SALE on Eventbrite Only!

Soulardarity Grassroots Gala 2019 Promo video by Kate Levy! 

Soulardarity Members and Supporters are invited to attend our 2nd Annual Grassroots Gala "Let's Build Together" Brunch at HP Bar & Grill, 12000 Woodward Ave, Highland Park, MI 48203. Join leaders and supporters of energy democracy to celebrate success and prepare for more!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Click the button below to buy your tickets and /or add your organization as a sponsor

Here's what's included in your ticket:

Fabulous catered brunch by Gabriel Hall
Mimosa bar provided by Woodward Ave Bar & Grill
Participation in the 50/50 Raffle
Incredible silent auction with local vendors

Highland Park 2019 Election Infromation -VOTE TUESDAY AUGUST 6TH

Find your polling place and review your ballot: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/

Watch the City Council Candidate Forum:https://www.facebook.com/laura.herberg.1/videos_by

Watch the Mayoral Candidate Forum: https://www.facebook.com/lwvdetroit/videos/1398379246992945/

If you can't access either video or don't have FB, Soulardarity staff can assist on Monday! Try messaging the folks who took the video as well.

***For A Limited Time Only!!!***

phone_charger.pngWe're offering a special thank-you! For donors who give a one-time donation of $250 or more, you'll receive a solar phone charger! These flexible, portable chargers absorb sunlight fast and will charge most phones 8-10 times with a full battery. Consider it a thank you for your support!

Is $250 too much? No worries! We're also offering chargers to anyone who sets up a monthly donation of $15 or more!

Get yours by making a donation today!

THIS SUNDAY: "Building a Village" Bus Tour!

This Sunday, we're hosting our 2nd annual "Building a Village" bus tour! We'll be showing off the amazing work done by Highland Park leaders on sustainability and community organizing, Soulardarity's streetlight installations, and refreshment's from HP's own Nandi's Knowledge Cafe. Space is limited, by your tickets now!

Vote For The Board!

It's time! Soulardarity members, get ready to vote for the new board members!

  1. Fill out a member form
  2. Make a donation of at least $10 ($50 if you are able!)
  3. Cast your vote for the board!

Questions? Reach out to Shimekia at [email protected].

DIGEST: DTE's 2018 Corporate Records

Hi Soulardarity supporters - it's Jackson here! A few articles have come out lately about our friendly neighborhood utility's 2018 performance. In summary...

  1. DTE Energy's CEO Gerry Anderson made 91 times the pay of the median employee at DTE Energy. That doesn't include his personal returns on the $100+ in DTE stock which he owns. This source pegs the median salary at DTE over $80 K per year. Try to imagine the gap between Gerry's pay and the lowest paid employees at DTE.
  2. DTE's effective federal tax rate in 2018 was negative - meaning the taxpayers subsidized their business.
  3. DTE is under federal investigation for their relationship to “a secretive front group funded by utility companies and devoted to rolling back Clean Air Act (CAA) regulations.”
  4. DTE's Integrate Resource Plan proposal was released, showing their continued drive towards coal and gas over clean and renewable energy (s/o to our own Nichols in this article!)

Stay informed!