Grand Rapids

Kent Dems County Convention

Date: 
Sat, Nov 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

3.2.1 In order to vote at any Convention, Caucus or meeting of any unit of the MDP at any level, a person must be a member of the MDP for at least thirty (30) days prior to that Convention, Caucus or meeting. A Party member must be a qualified and registered elector in order to vote on nominations for public office.

Location: 
Teamsters Local 406
Address: 
3315 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508

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Grand Rapids TDOR

Date: 
Tue, Nov 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Held annually on November 20th since 1999, the Transgender Day of Remembrance is an international day of mourning for all those whose lives were lost due to transphobic violence. In Grand Rapids we are hosting our vigil at the Goei Center from 7-9pm.

Location: 
Goei Center, 818 Butterworth St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA

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Grand Rapids Meet & Greet-Jocelyn Benson for Secretary of State

Date: 
Sat, Oct 13, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Join Jocelyn Benson at the home of Melissa and Bill Marsh to hear more about the Secretary of State office and Jocelyn's vision for Michigan.

This is a meet and greet event for voters of all political persuasions - please come, bring your friends and family, and enjoy the conversation. No contribution expected or required.

https://www.facebook.com/events/655538061485577/

Location: 
Home of Melissa Marsh, 2448 Beechwood Dr. SE East Grand Rapids, MI, 49506

GR Rapid Response to ICE September Training

Date: 
Thu, Sep 27, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have increased their activities and are arresting and detaining people in West Michigan every week. We invite you to be part of a campaign to stand in solidarity with immigrants and to stop state violence.

Location: 
G.R.O.W. Belknap 940 Clancy Ave NE Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Pop-Up Headquarters Open Hours

Date: 
Fri, Sep 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Open hours are intended for people to drop in at their convenience to learn about the South Division Corridor Plan, provide feedback, post information about community events, or just chat South Division.

https://www.facebook.com/events/660332467680021/

Location: 
2009 S Division, Grand Rapids, 49507

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Cannabis Summit

Date: 
Thu, Oct 18, 2018 - 8:00am to 11:00am

With marijuana legalization on the November 6th ballot and medicinal marijuana facilities moving into Grand Rapids, cannabis is a hot topic on the minds of many in West Michigan. Attendees will hear from Chris Woods, Owner, Terrapin Care Station in Boulder, Colorado, on how marijuana legalization has impacted their state and city, and what it could mean for Grand Rapids and your workplace. Panel discussions will include human resources issues, local and out-of-state business impacts, legal implications and more.

Location: 
Grand Rapids Chamber
Address: 
250 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 150, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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People's Commission on Ending the Contract with ICE

Date: 
Thu, Sep 13, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am

Kent County officials have continued to ignore the injustices committed against the immigrant community. We have marched, attended commission meetings, held a rally at the jail and met with county administrators, yet they refused to end their contract with ICE.

Location: 
Calder Plaza (La Grand Vitesse)
Address: 
300 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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Kent County Progressive Caucus Meeting

Date: 
Sat, Sep 8, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Come join a progressive movement to bring the Democratic Party back to the people. We will discuss ways to make this work for all of us because right now money corrupts our politics so badly. Bring a dish to pass and whatever you want to drink. Watch for signs for where we will be upon entering the park. We have shirts now, and can create a strong presence in the Kent Dems Meetings because those that are coming out of fear of the current administration. We can grow our numbers right there at that meeting. Bring a friend along and meet some awesome progressives.

Location: 
Riverside Park Grand Rapids Mi

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Calvin College Welcome Week Voter Registration

Date: 
Thu, Aug 30, 2018 - 8:00am to 11:30am

Come out and help NextGen Michigan register people to vote at Calvin College on Thursday, Aug. 30! If you are interested, please contact Megan Pluymert at megan.pluymert@nextgenamerica.org.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1878201769156416/

Location: 
Calvin College
Address: 
3201 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546

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September chapter meeting

Date: 
Wed, Sep 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for the first of two September chapter meetings. You do not have to be a DSA member to attend. We'll have updates from working groups, including the Medicare For All workshop we're holding on September 12. And warm up those vocal cords, because we'll be talking about (and singing!) labor/union songs!

Eastown Community Association is ramp-accessible and has a gender neutral bathroom. Public parking in the lot across the street. Please enter via the side entrance up the ramp--not the front door.

Location: 
Eastown Community Association
Address: 
415 Ethel Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

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