Michigan Education Association MEA's A+ Agenda


List of May 24 ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! events statewide

Updated: May 18, 2010


Area Location (inc. address) Time Notes Contact
Detroit Detroit Federation of Teachers (2875 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit) 4 - 5 p.m. Meet the elected leaders that support the adequate and stable funding for Michigan's public schools. Daryl Newman; AFT-Michigan; 313-320-6301
Western Wayne County MEA Plymouth Office (40500 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth) 5:00 p.m.  Informational picketing on Ann Arbor Road, followed by a march to a local Plymouth-Canton school for a rally. Speakers include MEA Vice President Steve Cook, other MEA leaders, local legislators and candidates. Participants will be asked to sign a banner for Speaker Andy Dillon that will be delivered at the June 24 Capitol rally. Joyce Casale; MEA Plymouth Office; 734-737-0995
Downriver Wayne County MEA Allen Park Office (7445 Allen Rd., Allen Park) and surrounding area (Pretty Family Park, Allen Road) 5:00 p.m.  Informational picketing (March) sandwiched between information bursts, guest speakers and signing of letter/petitions to legislators to stop the attacks on public school employees and fix the funding problem.   Nancy Koziol; MEA Allen Park Office; 313-381-5100
Oakland County Rochester High School (180 S. Livernois, Rochester Hills) 6:00 p.m. A petition will be circulated demanding that Sen. Mike Bishop (R-Rochester) make funding public education a priority. Kim Edwards; MEA South Oakland Office; 248-559-4770
Macomb County Dodge Park Pavilion #1 (40620 Utica Road, Sterling Heights) 5:30 - 7 p.m. Rep. Fred Miller is the main speaker. Macomb County commissioners, other representatives have been invited, along with an MEA lobbyist. Park is located in a round-about which will be decoreated with signs. Rick Flynn; MEA Local 1 (Macomb County); 586-228-0100
Grand Rapids / Kent County East Kentwood High School; (6230 Kalamazoo Ave. SE; Kentwood) 6-7 p.m. Rally w/hot dogs and soft drinks;Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero to speak, along with MEA Communications Director Doug Pratt and an administrator from East Kentwood; will circulate a petition. Jon Toppen; Kent County Education Association; 616-957-1944
Lansing Lansing Community College (meet at LCC parking lot, Genesee St. and Capitol Ave., Lansing) 4 - 7 p.m. March to Capitol at 4:45 p.m., followed by speakers and drawings at Lansing Community College Amphitheater. Joe Washington; MEA Capital Area UniServ Office; 888-632-4232
Ann Arbor / Washtenaw County Skyline High School Football Stadium; Ann Arbor 5-7 p.m. Rally; Speakers: Ned Staebler, Rebekah Warren, Alma-Wheeler Smith. Brit Satchwell; 734-996-5858
Jackson MEA Office (950 W.Monroe, Jackson) 5 p.m.  Meet at MEA office on Monroe. Pam Schultz; 517-787-4543
Flint Downtown Flint (March beginning at corner of Saginaw and Kearsley)  5-7 p.m. March to Flint City Hall with local education and legislative speakers. Frank Burger; MEA Flint Office;  (810) 733-7800
Saginaw Rothke Park (400 Leddy Rd., Saginaw) 6:00 p.m.   Picnic, cookout & rally. Van Collins; MEA Saginaw 989-781-2640
Bay City MEA Bay City office (509 S. Euclid, Bay City) 6 - 8 p.m. Rally with food and speakers, including MEA members talking about the impact of spending cuts on every level of PreK-16 education in the area. Saun Strobel; MEA Bay City Office; 989-686-4940
Midland Oscar's (140 East Main St., Midland) 4:00 p.m. Speakers, information and social activities highlighting state funding issues. Renaye Baker; MEA Midland Office; 989-631-5531
Kalamazoo Westnedge Avenue, from Kalamazoo to Portage. 4 sites for gathering: NW corner of Lovell and Westnedge, NW corner of Inkster and Westnedge, Bilbos and Bigbees on Westnedge in Portage. 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. People will line both sides of Westnedge Avenue for a positive demonstration highlighting the importance of  funding education.  (Signs to be provided.) MEA President Iris K. Salters to attend. Mary Grintals, Kalamazoo Coordinating Council Chair
Battle Creek / Calhoun, Branch & Hillsdale Counties Marshall Fountain (downtown Marshall) 4:30 meet; 5:30 rally Rally; Speakers: Sen. Mike Nofs, Rep. Kate Segal, Larry Yarger, former Battle Creek supt. now with ISD. Tara Wilbur, MEA Battle Creek Office; 269-965-2251
Port Huron Pine Grove Park (Pine Grove Ave., Port Huron) 4 - 7 p.m. Programs that have been cut in the county due to Michigan's archaic funding structure will be highlighted. Kathie Trongo; MEA Port Huron Office; 810-987-6710
Cadillac Rotary Park Pavillion (Cadillac) 6 p.m. Rally in the park and march around Lake Mitchell. Frank Mongene; MEA Cadillac Office; 231-775-6553
Grand Haven Escanaba Park 6 p.m. Rally in the park. Kathie Oakes; MEA Spring Lake Office; 616-846-2770
Holland  Centennial Park 6 p.m. Rally in the park; passage of bond will be a topic. Craig Culver; MEA Spring Lake Office; 616-846-2770
Big Rapids Holland Park 4:30 -6:30 p.m. Rally and picnic. Pat Bolen; MEA Big Rapids Office; 231-796-3521
Fremont Fremont-Gerber Union Hall (5960 S. Warner, Fremont) 5:30 p.m. Following a rally with food and speakers, a rolling billboard will travel through area school districts where in individuals can write a message to legislators -- the billboard will be driven to Lansing for the June 24 rally at the Capitol. Bill Kuiper; MEA Spring Lake Office; 616-846-5600
Ludington Mason County Courthouse (304 East Ludington Ave., Ludington) 6 p.m. Rally; Ludington superintendent will attend. Karen Kolb; MEA Ludington Office; 231-845-6341
Manistee Kennedy Elementary; (610 E. Parkdale Ave., Manistee) 5:30 p.m. Potluck; rally; temp. Manistee supt. to attend. Karen Kolb; MEA Ludington Office; 231-845-6341
Cass City Municipal Park (Cass City) 5:00 p.m.  Family night w/games, food and speakers. (Rep Terry Brown, Rep. John Espinoza, MEA Lobbyists and MESSA Reps.) Rinda Smith; MEA Cass City Office; 989-872-2166 (Gil Suzor - PR)
West Branch Irons Park (S Valley St., West Branch) 5- 8 p.m.  Rally, entertainment, food, informational meeting, petition.  Randy Surline; West Branch pres.; 989-312-0003 (cell)
Eaton County Charlotte VFW Hall (695 Lansing Street, Charlotte) 6:00 p.m.  Rally with signs, speakers, and refreshments to discuss "Enough is Enough." Sandy Paesens (CC Chair) 269-317-7330 (c); Rich Bailhe, 888-632-2969
Shiawassee County Perry Middle School/High School (2555 Britton Rd., Perry) and then to Owosso Middle School (219 North Water St., Owosso) 5:15 p.m The rally will begin in Perry and then people will travel to Owosso. All laid-off employees will wear black with pink numbers indicating how many laid-off. The rest will wear school colors. Suzanne Clark; MEA Corunna Office; 989-725-2107
Livingston County Brighton Mill Pond 4:30 -6:30 p.m Rally with music, hot dogs, balloons; legislators are being invited Barry Goode; 810-252-1864 (cell)
Van Buren County Van Buren ISD Tech Center; (490 S. Paw Paw St.; Lawrence) 5:30 - Dinner County-wide Rally and Dinner, including recognition of VBCEA scholarship winners and two "Friend of Education" honorees; MEA lobbyist Don Noble will speak. Melanie Waltz; MEA Gobles Office; 269-628-7300
St. Joseph County Scidmore Park (Michigan Ave. in Three Rivers) 5 - 7 p.m. Rally, food, fun, face-painting; Superintendent and Board of Education member to speak. Denise Munoz-Pyle; Southwestern Michigan Education Association; 269-344-7428
Monroe County St. Mary's Park (downtown Monroe); River Raisin bridge 5 p.m.  "Bridging the Gap - Enough is Enough" Rally and picnic in the park; lining the bridge. Tim Cady; Monroe Co. Education Association; 734-242-0551
Barry County County Courthouse (206 West Court St., Hastings) 5-6 p.m. Rally; passing out ESP coloring books to kids. Ervin Pratt; MEA Belding Office; 616-794-0340
Ionia County County Courthouse (100 West Main St., Ionia) 5-6 p.m. Rep. Mike Huckleberry to speak; rally; ESP coloring books for kids Rulesha Payne; MEA Belding Office; 616-794-0340
Montcalm County County Courthouse (617 North State St., Stanton) 5-6 p.m. Rally; passing out ESP coloring books to kids. Nancy Valenta; MEA Belding Office; 616-794-0340
Muskegon County Hackley Park (downtown Muskegon) 5 p.m. Rally in the park across the street from Sen. VanWoerkom’s office.  Cristi Tardani,  MEA Spring Lake Office; 616-846-5600
Rogers City Rogers City Sports Park ("The Hole") 6 p.m. Rally with food followed by softball game hosted by Rogers City EA & ESP and Posen EA and ESP. Deb Larson; MEA Alpena Office; 989-356-4551
Mio High School 6 p.m. Softball game between EA and ESP members. Deb Larson; MEA Alpena Office; 989-356-4551
Alpena Culligan Park (corner of Chisholm and Second) 6 p.m. Rally at Harborside Mall; Line U.S. 23 North in Alpena with signs and hand out stickers and message cards. Deb Larson; MEA Alpena Office; 989-356-4551
Alcona Alcona Community Schools (51 N. Barlow Road, Lincoln) 5:30 p.m.   Informational picketing before school board meeting. Deb Larson; MEA Alpena Office; 989-356-4551
Boyne City Old middle school on the corner of Main and Park 5:40 p.m. March to Veteran's Memorial Park for 6 p.m. rally, entertainment; Speaker to be Barry Anderson. Mary Lieberman; MEA Petoskey Office; 231-347-6021
Cheboygan Washington Park (dowtown Cheboygan) 5:30 p.m. Rally, entertainment, and speakers, including MEA Secretary-Treasurer Peggy McLellan & Rep. Andy Neumann. Bob Kwiatkoski; MEA Petoskey Office; 231-347-6021
Petoskey and Eastern UP North Central Michigan College (Howard St., Petoskey) 5:40 p.m. March to Pennsylvania Park followed by speakers, including State Rep. Gary McDowell. Mary Lieberman; MEA Petoskey Office; 231-347-6021
Marquette Lake Bancroft Park (Ishpeming; rain site: Elks Lodge, 597 Lakeshore Drive) 3 p.m. BBQ Picnic & Rally  for Marquette & Alger County school employees and supporters at Lake Bancroft Park (Elks Lodge - rain site). Featured speaker:  State Rep. Steve Lindberg, House Education Committee. Stuart Skauge; MEA Negaunee Office; 906-475-4188
Houghton-Hancock Veteran's Park 6 p.m. Rally; Rep. Mike Lahti will be speaking. Terry LaJeunesse; Copper Country Education Association; 906-482-7345
Dickinson County Marion Park (Norway) 5-7 p.m. Central Bring family and friends for rally and food. Janice Gayan; MEA Escanaba Officen; 906-786-7903
Ironwood MEA Office (N10307 Lake Road, Ironwood) 3:30 p.m. Central Kick off informational campaign and community awareness through ads, car window signs; each local will hold its own mini-rally. Steve Smith; Western Upper Penninsula Education Association; 906-932-5501


Updated: June 17, 2010 10:44 AM