Reg Flowers endorsed 2019-04-12 06:40:59 -0400
This statement was drafted by Jackson Koeppel and Angela Lugo-Thomas.
We, the undersigned, affirm and support the Highland Park City Council’s unanimous endorsement of the Green New Deal resolution.
Highland Park has long suffered racial and economic injustice. We have been starved of the resources we need to redevelop our community, on our terms. We have been taken advantage of and mistreated by corporations and government alike, and it is time for a change.
We are glad to see the Highland Park City Council take the important symbolic step of endorsing this resolution. But as we know, this resolution is a long ways from becoming policy. It is critical that we take steps as a City to prepare ourselves by taking local action on sustainability planning and democratic community participation.
Soulardarity is shortly releasing the Blueprint on Energy Democracy, a plan to make Highland Park a global model of sustainability and democracy with a 5-point plan of accountable government, equitable development, healthy homes, jobs & careers, and sustainable infrastructure. We have completed nearly two years of thorough research, democratic community engagement, and partnership development, and have identified numerous programs and policies the City of Highland Park can pursue to make us ready for resources and development, from the Green New Deal and other sources.
We look forward to building with the City Council and Administration on these opportunities. For too long Highland Park has been left behind and left in the dark. It’s time to create new possibilities, to realize the vision of a just and sustainable community that determines our own future.
We invite the Council, Administration, and Community to join us on this journey.
Jackson Koeppel, Executive Director, Soulardarity
Soulardarity's Highland Park Resident Board Members Christine Cowan, Cheryl Sanford, Bridgett Townsend, Frankie Davis, and Sharmaine Robinson
Jeremy Orr, Soulardarity General board member
Reginald Flowers, former Soulardarity General Board Member
Shamayim Harris, Founder & CEO, Avalon Village
Anistia Thomas, HP Resident, Founder, Highland Park Collective
Juan Shannon, Founder & CEO, Parker Village Holdings & Modern Tribe Communications, Inc.
Lucy Frye, Owner and Operator, Nandi's Knowledge Cafe
Angela Lugo-Thomas, HP Resident and Soulardarity member
Gracie Wooten, HP Resident and Soulardarity member
Brian Donovan, HP Resident and Soulardarity member
B Anthony Holly, HP Resident and Soulardarity member
Nancy Gambrill, HP Resident and Soulardarity member
Eugenia Darnell, HP Resident and Soulardarity member
Patrice Aaron, President, Patrice K. Aaron Family Foundation
Adrian Laurenzi, Soulardarity supporter
Brother Thomas Zerafa, Soulardarity supporter
Lee Samelson, Soulardarity supporter
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Reg Flowers donated 2018-11-27 16:45:47 -0500
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Reg Flowers endorsed via text message 2017-10-20 18:06:58 -0400
There's a saying that goes: If you aren't at the table, you're on the menu.
Right now, Michigan utility regulators are writing the rules that will determine whether we move towards community-owned clean energy or dirty methane gas. But thus far, there are no requirements that community voices will be heard. Help us tell the Public Service Commission that Michigan citizens - and especially those impacted by pollution, energy poverty, and environmental racism - need our voices heard. Because if we aren't at the table - you know we're on the menu.
If we accept business as usual, we can expect a process driven by big investors and executives leading to more dirty energy, pollution, and poverty. We know that clean energy and efficiency can make power more reliable and affordable, while making jobs and keeping resources in our community. But to get to that future, we need to demand it - and we need a seat at the table.
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