Grand Rapids

March 4 America [counterprotest]

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Sat, Mar 4, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Come out with us to show your patriotism!

A group of Trump supporters have called for a nationwide demonstration of their support for Trump: https://www.march4trump.com/ A local off-shoot will be held at the Calder Plaza at 2:00PM (see discussion for screenshot).

Trump does not stand for American values. Trump stands for Trump alone! Let's show that we as progressive Americans are patriots willing to stand up for our American values. Trump supporters and the GOP do not have a monopoly on patriotism, morals, or principles!

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Rosa Parks Circle

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Tax Day March

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Sat, Apr 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Trump says that we don't care about his taxes, and thinks he is above the law, while the rest of us "losers" worry about our taxes. Join us on this day in a nationwide march, and show Trump that he is wrong!

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Rosa Parks Circle

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President's Day March Against Trump

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Mon, Feb 20, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Please join us on President's Day for a peaceful march against Trump's presidency. His undemocratic values are not fit for the American president. It is only a matter of time before he's found to be influenced by the Russian government. Join us in this march to show Trump that we will not stand for his illegal and oppressive administration!

Our rallying cry: What did Trump know? When did he know it?

#NixTrump

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Rosa Parks Circle

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Justin Amash Town Hall

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Thu, Feb 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Amash is one of the Representatives trying to eliminate the Dept. of Education. He supported DeVos.

The bill -- House Resolution 899 -- was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Kentucky. It is one sentence long: "The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018."

Other co-sponsors joining Massie and Amash in supporting the new bill include Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Matt Gaetz, R-Florida, Jody Hice, R-Georgia, Walter Jones, R-North Carolina, and Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.

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1720 Plainfield Ave NE

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*EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION* Grand Rapids Water is Life

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Thu, Feb 2, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

**EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION**

Alright everyone! Our event for the 22nd is still on, but in light of what happened yesterday, we are having, in addition, a CALL TO ACTION MARCH, tomorrow 3:30pm, Blue Bridge

Route: Start at The Blue Bridge, march in front of the museum to Pearl, then we will end at Rosa Park Circle.

If you have signs, drums, megaphones, bring 'em! We will meet at the bridge to start the march and go through downtown.

All are welcome.

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The Blue Bridge

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Grand Rapids Water is Life **CALL TO ACTION**

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017 - 11:30am to 4:00pm

**CALL TO ACTION**

Schedule

11:30 am Gather at Calder
12:00 pm
Opening Drum and Prayer
Speeches start / RALLY TIME!!!
…Living the Standing Rock experience
…Updates from camp
…Green energy revolution and reinvesting
into environmentally conscious programs
…Divesting, #WhatsYourDollarSupporting

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Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids MI

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Redistricting Presentation

Date: 
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

How are legislative lines drawn in Michigan? Who draws them? Why is the process important for ensuring fair representation?

Learn the answers to these questions and more by attending a presentation on REDISTRICTING by guest speaker, League of Women Voters of Michigan Board President, Judy Karandjeff.

Space is limited; please be sure to accurately indicate your interest!

The League of Women Voters, at all levels, is a nonpartisan political organization; it never supports or opposes candidates or parties.

Location: 
Kent District Library - Cascade Township Branch

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Black Lives Matter Vigil

Date: 
Wed, Feb 1, 2017 - 12:15pm to 12:45pm

Public Witness at Rosa Parks Circle off Monroe. We will stand by her statue on the corner from 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm. All are welcome to join us. Our goal is to support the Black Lives Matter Movement, and build partnerships in the community with others who are seeking racial justice and equality. RevColleen Squires will bring the signs, but feel free to bring your own as well. This takes place monthly on the first Wednesday of the month, all year.

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Rosa Parks Circle

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Educators, Parents, and the People Oppose Betsy DeVos

Date: 
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

The confirmation of Betsy DeVos is being protested in her hometown of Holland this Saturday, as well. If you're interested in participating, here's the current information that I have:

Educators, Parents, and the People Oppose Betsy DeVos
Saturday January 28
11 AM - 1:30 PM
Centennial Park, 250 Central Ave in Holland

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Centennial Park, 250 Central Ave in Holland

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Stand with Planned Parenthood Grand Rapids

Date: 
Sat, Feb 11, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Please join us for a PEACEFUL counter-protest in SUPPORT of Planned Parenthood!

Groups of defund Planned Parenthood activists are planning to protest outside of Planned Parenthood locations nationwide on Saturday February 11, from 9am to 11am. Our counter-protest will start at 8am and end at 12pm. We welcome your support, even if you only come for part of the time! We will be there early so that we are there before the defund Planned Parenthood activists show up, and stay past when they plan to leave.

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Planned Parenthood

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