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Grand Rapids Townhall

Date: 
Mon, Jul 29, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

In March, Governor Whitmer unveiled her proposed budget. It included a $507 million funding increase for schools, with a focus on students in special education and in poverty.

NOW WHAT???!!

The proposed budget has to go through a complicated process in the Legislature, and we will have to fight to get that funding increase through.

So, join us at this town hall near you for a breakdown of what's been proposed, what we still need, and how we can win it all. You'll leave with your own action plan to make a difference.

Location: 
Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation
Address: 
1530 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507

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Grand Rapids United Progressives Monthly Meeting

Date: 
Wed, Jul 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Come join our group of Bernie Sanders supporters as we share information and strategize on how best to get our candidate elected and share community information that helps make us better citizens. Bring ideas, a dish to share and whatever you want to drink.

https://www.facebook.com/events/479607949521339/

Location: 
1301 Brookview Dr., N.E.

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Community Block Party at Garfield Park

Date: 
Sun, Jul 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a block party! Get to know your neighbors and enjoy *free* food from your favorite food trucks plus music and performances from Black and Brown businesses and artists.

You can expect:
- games: yard games, dominoes and spades, human bingo
- music: DJ and singers
- performances: spoken word and poetry
- raffle prizes with products Black owned businesses
- info from UCC organizations

Location: 
Garfield Park, Grand Rapids
Address: 
398 Burton St SE, Garfield Park, Grand Rapids 49507

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LCC Grand Rapids City Commission Candidate Forum

Date: 
Thu, Jul 25, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us to hear from candidates for Grand Rapids City Commission. This is part of our efforts to increase access for the Latino Community to candidates to elected office. We hope to learn more about how well they know our priorities and how well they will represent us if elected.
We invite you to submit your questions in the comments, or via email to lccwestmichigan@gmail.com. We will also be live streaming the panel, and you can submit questions there in real time. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Location: 
Cook Library Center
Address: 
1100 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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Kent Dems Meet Up

Date: 
Thu, Jul 25, 2019 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

The Kent County Dems are hosting a Dems meet up at City Built Brewing! Interested in what our party does and who we are? Come ready to eat, drink, and talk all things Democrats. Let's celebrate that we have more in common than we have differences!

https://www.facebook.com/events/459332961529223/

Location: 
City Built Brewing Company
Address: 
820 Monroe Avenue NW suite 155, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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City Commission Candidate Forum - GR Homes for All

Date: 
Thu, Jul 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Grand Rapids Homes for All is hosting a City Commission Candidate Forum on Thursday, July 11 from 6-8pm at the Grand Rapids Public Library (Ryerson Auditorium).

Moderated by Denavvia Mojet, Media Personality/Political Commentator.

Join us as we ask the candidates about their plans and commitment to ensure equitable access to affordable housing for every resident of Grand Rapids and stop the displacement of our neighbors by development.

The following candidates were invited to participate in the forum:

Location: 
Grand Rapids Public Library
Address: 
Main Library - 111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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Vigil to Abolish ICE in Kent County

Date: 
Wed, Jul 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a vigil to expose ICE violence, to say stop separating families at the border and in Kent County, and to demand that ICE leave Kent County. Everyday we are hearing news about all the atrocities and human rights violations happening to immigrants at the US/Mexican border, which are injustices being perpetrated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. We know that ICE agents are doing harm on a weekly basis here in Kent County, separating families and detaining people for no other reason than they are undocumented or because they are driving without a license.

Location: 
517 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-1424, United States

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2nd ward candidate forum

Date: 
Fri, Aug 2, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Linc Up will hold a 2nd ward commissioner campaign candidate forum. NO COST to attend and OPEN to the public.

https://www.facebook.com/events/923212398033381/

Location: 
Linc Up
Address: 
1167 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507

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Grand Rapids Democracy Initiative Petition Launch

Date: 
Thu, Jul 11, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the Grand Rapids Democracy Initiative - GRDI for an informational happy hour. Ballot Committee members will be available to answer questions about the initiative and to train volunteers interested in gathering signatures.

About GRDI:
This ballot initiative would allow Grand Rapids residents to decide if they would like the city re-districted into 8 wards instead of three - with one commissioner per ward. The second piece of the initiative would require the city to hold elections for seats vacated mid-term rather than appointments by sitting commissioners.

Location: 
The Meanwhile
Address: 
1005 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

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Benefit for GR Rapid Response to ICE

Date: 
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:55pm

A Benefit for GR RAPID RESPONSE TO ICE
Net proceeds go directly to GR Rapid Response's mutual aid fund to help people in our community who have been affected by ICE violence.

Location: THE GOLDEN AGE at Creston Brewery (upstairs from Creston Brewery)
$10 at the door or ticket link/21+/elevator available and mobility accessible
TIP YOUR BARTENDER!
PROMOTION: Laura Myers
FLYER ART: Elijah James

THE ACTS:
Cabildo
The Mel V Collective
Hamell On Trial (New York)
Samil
Wuzee
DJ M-Select

Location: 
Creston Brewery
Address: 
1504 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505

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