On August 4, Democratic candidates Eli Savit, Hugo Mack and Arianne Slay are vying for your vote for the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s position. No elected official has more power to end mass incarceration, racial injustice and the astronomical spending that bolsters the carceral system. The County Prosecutor is in charge of all felonies and misdemeanors … Continue reading Washtenaw County Prosecutor candidates views on jail diversion, restorative justice
Michigan’s primary election is Tuesday, August 4. Primary elections narrow the field of candidates prior to the general election and determine the party nominee of certain offices. Michigan primary elections are “open primaries,” meaning voters choose privately which party to vote under, regardless of registered affiliation. Here at Groundcover, we believe poverty is political and … Continue reading A2 City Council candidates discuss affordable housing, housing justice, homelessness with Groundcover
Many people want to help panhandlers on the street but aren’t sure exactly how to do so. Sure, you could give them cash, but that’s not helping them develop skills or move out of their current situation. Here’s something we based on what other street newspapers have done: information coupons.These coupons can be given to … Continue reading New Coupons to give to Panhandlers in Washtenaw County
http://youtu.be/0hTqUwfRYM0 Check out the uncut interview of Groundcover News Vendor #103 Joe Wood, the "$10 Paper Man". This interview was conducted by University of Michigan Student Contributor and Groundcover Staff Volunteer Amelia Brown. Please Enjoy!
Shattering their previous month's record, as well as every other monthly sales record, the amazing, talented, and dedicated vendors of Groundcover News sold 10,066 copies of the May issue!Thank you to all of you supporters, fans, readers, and community members that have helped our vendors to push this organization forward and into the future!Let's do … Continue reading Groundcover News Vendors sell 10,000 May Issues!
An awesome group of Saline High School students have selected Groundcover News as the focus of their Capstone project. These socially-conscious teens are throwing a benefit concert at the t Brewed Awakenings Cafe at 7025 E Michigan Ave, Saline, MI 48176 (corner of State & Michigan). Admission is free, but donations are encouraged and will … Continue reading Groundcover Benefit Concert in Saline
Thanks to all you Groundcover News supporters who helped our vendors reach their goal of 6000 papers in March!We are upping the goal for April, so make sure to get your copy today!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JCqeMS4dGU&feature=youtu.be Check out this great interview, conducted by Groundcover PR Intern Joe Sloan, with Mayor John Hieftje, minutes after selling the February edition of Groundcover News alongside Vendor #103 Joe Woods. Thanks Mayor Hieftje!
Please check out the new page about Groundcover's celebration of International Vendor Week From February 3-9, 2014. We got some photos and video clips of our celebrity guest vendors. Click the "International Vendor Week" tab at the top the page.
Be sure to get your copy of the January Groundcover News! Available today during the lunchtime hours at the Lohr Rd McDonalds and the Target exit off Oak Valley Dr at Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Please show your support for the paper and it's wonderful vendors.