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Green Party LogoGreen Party of Michigan Encourages All Voters to Go To Their Polls

Green Party of Michigan
www.MIGreens.org

News Release
February 28, 2012

For More Information, Contact:
John A. La Pietra, Elections Co-ordinator / GPMI
jalp@triton.net (269) 781-9478


Michigan Greens, especially those in the 51st district, are encouraged to go to the polls. Although the Green Party's own nominating convention isn't until June, there are other reasons to go to get out and vote. Cary Neuville-Justice is running in a special election today to fill in the position left vacant by the recalled Paul Scott. She has campaign has centered around the concepts of people, jobs and justice. She has garnered much support throughout the state for her dedication to Green principles and her clear, well-spoken manner.

Justice has distinguished herself from the other candidates on several key issues. One notable difference came at a debate recently wherein all three candidates were asked about the issue of women's right to choose. Justice was the only candidate who strongly supported abortion rights. It is important to note that even if a voter doesn't wish to participate in the primary itself, the ballots available in the 51st district also include a non-partisan one which would allow you to only vote for a candidate in this special election.

While this is the most important race which affects Greens directly, there is also a special election in the 29th district to fill an empty seat in the State house wherein the Green Party doesn't have a candidate. However, Greens are still encouraged to participate however their conscience leads them.

Even if you don't happen to live in one of these two districts, important issues are present on primary ballots in several other districts throughout the state. Everyone, Greens, as well as those who affiliate with other parties - or opt to remain unaffiliated - should be aware of what their ballots look like, how and where to vote and the pros and cons of each issue and candidate.

Resources abound online, including candidates' own private websites and social media, county websites which will list everything on your ballot and independent voter education sites such as Project Vote Smart or the League of Women Voters.

For more information about the Green Party of Michigan, its candidates, its positions on issues affecting Michiganders, and upcoming party events, go to: www.MIGreens.org

Also check out the Green Party/Partido Verde of Michigan group on Facebook.

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