Lansing

State Capital Kickoff

Date: 
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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Come and Celebrate
An African-American Freedom Holiday

The Lansing Juneteenth Committee
&
Honorary Capitol Co-Hosts
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow & Gary Peters
Michigan State Senator Curtis Hertel,
State Representatives: Andy Schor, Tom Cochran,
Dem. Leader Sam Singh & The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, Rep. Sheldon Neeley, Chair

The 13th Annual State Holiday
&
Lansing Area’s 24th Annual
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
STATE CAPITOL KICK-OFF
LUNCHEON PROGRAM

Location: 
Michigan State Capitol
Address: 
110 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48933

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Shine a Light on Truth: Rally & Candlelight Vigil

Date: 
Sat, Jun 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Donations & T-Shirt:
https://gofundme.com/lansingmarchfortruth

Official Information Page:
https://www.truthisntpartisan.org

Lansing will join 120+ U.S. cities and Americans abroad in 4 countries on June 3rd to #MarchForTruth Join us at the state Capitol for a rally and candlelight vigil calling for truth and transparency in government.

Location: 
Michigan State Capitol
Address: 
110 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48933

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Becoming A Sanctuary or Supporting Organization

Date: 
Wed, May 17, 2017 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

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Please join us for a workshop where experts in the Sanctuary Congregation movement will address questions like:
• What, Why, Where, How, When?
• What is a Physical Sanctuary? What are other ways to offer support
• What are the responsibilities of a Physical Sanctuary Congregation?
• Do we do this alone? How can we be part of a network of support?
• Does being a Sanctuary break the law?
• Do we accept any immigrant for physical sanctuary? Who decides?

Location: 
Cristo Rey Church - Iglesia Cristo Rey
Address: 
201 W Miller Rd, Lansing, Michigan 48911

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Black Lives Matter Lansing Orientation and Action Planning

Date: 
Sat, May 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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You must RSVP and provide a phone number to be contacted with meeting location.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1302308169890486/

Location: 
Private Pending Registration

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How Partisanship Steals Our Votes

Date: 
Thu, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Gerrymandering: A strange word you may have started hearing a lot recently.

What does it mean? How does it affect you? What can you do about? Fear not! Join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Greater Lansing for an evening of drinks and discussion on gerrymandering.

We will help break down the basics of government vocab, learn about how manipulating districts can give a political party an unfair advantage, and talk about how it affects us in Michigan and what actions we can take.

Plus, there will be games and prizes!

Location: 
The Avenue Café, 2021 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912, USA

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Protest Congressman Bishop

Date: 
Fri, May 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

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URGENT CALL TO ACTION: Protest Co gressman Bishop at a Public Meeting today may 12 at 2pm at the State Capitol. Bishop wiil be speaking at a Public meeting. Penny Nicol from MI8 will meet everyone in front of the capitol on the lawn before 2pm

Location: 
Michigan State Capitol 110 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48933

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Knock Every Door, Lansing – (continuous, weekly)

Date: 
Repeats every week every Saturday until Fri Jun 16 2017 except Sat Jun 03 2017.
Sat, May 13, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Sat, May 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Sat, May 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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Go door-to-door having meaningful open-ended conversations with voters – you will be surprised how many voters want to talk about the election! Contact Susan Skidmore (saskidmore1@gmail.com) with questions.

Location: 
Starbucks, 6727 S Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48911

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Lansing, Mi Meetup and Book Release Party

Date: 
Wed, May 10, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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In celebration of the release of the Pantsuit Nation book, Schuler Books will be hosting an evening with Pantsuit Nation, featuring storytelling, resource sharing, and community action. Join us! More here: http://www.pantsuitnation.org/book.html

Location: 
Schuler Books & Music, 2820 Towne Centre Blvd, Lansing, MI 48912, USA

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Money in Politics Forum

Date: 
Thu, May 18, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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A panel focusing on the effects of money in politics at all levels of government.

Panelists:
- John Chamberlin, former professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.
- Lynn Jondahl, former state lawmaker who represented the East Lansing area (D).
- Jim Runestad, current state lawmaker (R) who represents a portion of Oakland County and recently sponsored a bill to require a cooling-off period before lawmakers can become lobbyists.

Location: 
Midtown Brewing Company
Address: 
402 S Washington Sq, Lansing, Michigan 48933

Coffee Crew Meet up

Date: 
Sun, May 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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We had a great turnout of new friends at our April Coffee Crew and we're delighted to welcome you all back to our May edition.

For lots of reasons (work travel, new hours at Strange Matter, speaker availability), we've had to make a schedule change.

For May, our Coffee Crew will be meeting on the SECOND SUNDAY of the month at 4pm.

Location: 
Strange Matter Coffee, 2001 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912, USA

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