Democracy

March Indivisible Dexter Meeting

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Thu, Mar 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

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IF YOU CAN, BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR
(Like a camp chair, or one you would use for soccer games, or tailgating).

We will be moving some tables to make more space.

We are going to try and get a PA/Mic system too.

We can't wait to hear from our committees, and we have so much to share with you. So many have been working.

Please RSVP if you can, it helps us plan.

https://www.facebook.com/events/172976453193054/

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2319 Bishop Cir E, Dexter, Michigan 48130

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Civic's Refresher Presentation/Discussion

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Tue, Mar 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Presentation and discussion on basic civics, advocacy, and unforeseen consquences. Chelsea resident, Elizabeth Longley, has over 30 years of public and non-profit sector management experience. She has worked on several social justice issues and has worked on several political campaigns on the local, county, state, and federal levels. We will meet in the McKune Room of the library. Please email any questions you would like specifically addressed at the presentation to Amanda Ballard, at: animke1@yahoo.com.

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Chelsea District Library

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Indivisible Ann Arbor

On Sunday, February 19, 2017, some four hundred people in the Ann Arbor area met with the intention of organizing a group to influence Michigan's senators and representatives at the US level. This group is organized on the principles of an organization known as Indivisible.

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Healthcare Rally/Townhall

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Sat, Feb 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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We are holding a townhall to discuss the proposed cuts to Medicaid/Medicare, social security, defunding Planned Parenthood, and the repeal to the ACA. We have invited our Congressman Tim Walberg to join us, as well as representatives from the healthcare industry. Please join us to discuss this important information.

Please contact Congressman Walberg and urge him to attend
Jackson: 517-780-9075, Wasington DC; 202-225-6276

https://www.facebook.com/events/1432738990072383/

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Commonwealth Commerce Center

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Women Organize Michigan Summit- Kalamazoo

Date: 
Sun, Mar 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

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Please join us for the Women Organize Michigan Summit in Kalamazoo, MI! We will be having speakers and organizations who are working on moving Michigan forward, and fighting against the forces that would drag us backwards and into oblivion.
As always, there will be child care provided, please indicate the number of children who will need care. (If you have an infant in arms, you don't need to register them.)

Location: 
Bernhard Center, Student Center at WMU1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008

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Postcards and Protest Songs

Date: 
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

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The Women’s March on Washington’s “10 Actions / 100 Days” campaign has inspired folks all across this country. On this day local musicians will come together to share songs of peace and protest. Blank postcards, writing utensils, addresses, and example letters will be provided. The organizers ask guests to bring several stamps to share. There will be light snacks and a cash bar.

See performers at https://www.facebook.com/events/1855338611417555/

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Gaelic League Irish American Club of Detroit: 2068 Michigan Ave, Detroit MI 48216 US

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Michigan Progressive Action Assembly

Date: 
Sat, Mar 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

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It's time for Michigan progressives to come together and unite as a common force for justice in our state and communities - come be part of the conversation to make that happen!

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WSU - Wayne State University Student Center

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Fireside Chat - Running for Office (and Helping Others Do So)

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Sat, Feb 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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I'm hosting a Fireside Chat to talk about running for office. While I've only been Mayor of Ypsilanti for just over 2 years, and am not someone with a background in politics or elections, I'll share my thoughts and experience about the importance of people stepping up to run for office at all levels... AND, the importance of people stepping up to both support candidates in running, and support people once they're in office. Then I'll open up Q&A and a dialogue about it all.

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10 N Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-2618, United States

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End Partisan Gerrymandering In Michigan Forum

Date: 
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

End Partisan Gerrymandering In Michigan: What Is The Problem? How Do We Solve It? Michigan Election Reform Alliance (MERA) presents panelists Judy Karandjeff, Pres., League of Women Voters of Michigan (LWVMI), and Walt Sorg of Michigan Election Reform Alliance (MERA); Moderated by: Patrick Levine Rose

Due to great interest, we found a new, larger location:
East Lansing High School Union (Cafeteria)
Date: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
For further information, contact: patrickrose@michapp.com

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East Lansing High School

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Justin Amash Town Hall

Date: 
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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