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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 9:30am-3:30pm
Gather in the capitol and take a quick back at year's accomplishments and push ahead into the challenges we now face. Buses leaving from Detroit, Kalamazoo and Flint. Click link above for more information and to register.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 12:30-1:30pm
Join the Equal Pay Day Coalition in Lansing for a day of action. Rally on the capitol steps at 12:30 p.m. The gender pay gap is a grim reality for working women in Michigan who are paid just 74 centers for every dollar a man is paid. The affects of the pay gap are even worse for African American women (63 cents) and Latinas (59 cents).
Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 1-3pm
On March 30, Vice-President Mike Pence broke a tie vote in the Senate, allowing states to block funding for family planning clinics that also provide abortions. Michigan legislators are already fighting to pass laws that will cut this crucial funding. The facts: -The Hyde Amendment already prevents federal dollars from funding abortion services. -Clinics like Planned Parenthood are not a line item in the government’s budget. They are reimbursed through Medicaid. -When clinics are prevented from receiving funding through Medicaid, low-income men and women are prevented from receiving vital preventative health services. -Health care costs will actually go up to cover unplanned pregnancies, cancer, STIs, and other preventable conditions. -Women will lose control over their bodies and their economic freedom. -This is an ineffective attempt to stop abortions that actually hurts the people of Michigan and our economy. Stand with the Women Organize Michigan at the Michigan State Capitol to stand up for women’s health. We’ll send a powerful message to our lawmakers that we won’t let them take away our rights and harm our families and economy in the process.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 1-3pm
Find out more information about the March on Lansing at www.marchonlansing.org! Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/MarchOnLansing We will hold a rally on the steps of the capitol, with speeches by public figures and some musical performances as well. We had initially hoped to march, but that turned out to be cost prohibitive. So instead we are symbolically marching from all corners of Michigan to gather at the capitol and demonstrate. The goal of this event is to be all inclusive-- it will be a peaceful demonstration in opposition to the wave of hate crimes and violence, and threats of official discrimination that have prolifierated following the election. Allies from any religion, of any race, of all sexual orientations and genders, and of all abilities will stand together as a united front. We want to be clear that we won't tolerate any sexism, bigotry, racism, hate, or intolerance from our elected officials. We are for a Michigan that respects and protects all its citizens, that celebrates diversity and nurtures the human potential in each of us. This will be a sister event to the Women's March on Washington. (https://www.facebook.com/events/2169332969958991/): Please support this event by donating: https://www.gofundme.com/march-on-lansing-1212017 To volunteer, please go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFqTJTQc1POiZEM_hrFF7yVHl7FEfZQQT3xTBvbm4ZY1qgRw/viewform?c=0&w=1 The Women Organize Michigan Summit will be immediately following the March on Lansing at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-organize-michigan-summit-lansing-tickets-29463596410 Warming center and child care will be available during the rally at St. Pauls's Episcopal Church. **This is an event that is in progress! More solidified details to come ASAP.** https://www.facebook.com/events/196391170768344/
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from noon-5pm
Rally fo City of Flint repairs https://www.facebook.com/events/346863732343913/
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 8am-8pm
Let your voice be heard!!! Convoy from Flint to Lansing to protest for the voices of Flint who can no longer be heard... We will bridge the gap in the community and stand against Rick Snyder and his Corporate Machine!!! State of the State address be there... https://www.facebook.com/events/596703937166706/
Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 9am-3pm
Join the People's Water Board in a hour of visiting Senators and Representatives to advocate for new legislation that would make water a human right, create a water affordability plan and establish other water rights. Press event at Noon. For more information on these bills, click above link. A bus will will leave Central United Methodist Church at 7 a.m. this morning to go to Lansing and return.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 5-6:30pm
The 3rd anniversary of Sandy Hook school massacre, but it commemorates all victims of gun violence. This vigil is being held at the same time a national vigil is being held in Washington DC sponsored by Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Newtown Action Alliance and States United to Prevent Gun Violence. For more information, contact Coalition ED, Linda Brundage, at 517-337-3024.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 11:30am-1pm
WHAT TO BRING? Your heart (mandatory) and a sign (optional) saying like maybe: "I stand with Syrian refugees", "I Stand With All Victims of Terrorism", "Strategy Not Hysteria", "Humanity Not Hate". Thanks to anyone who can come -- and thanks to those who will be there in spirit!
Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 9am-2:30pm
As extremist politicians continue their attack on women's health, we seek to continue to highlight the need for the quality reproductive health care Planned Parenthood has provided for nearly a century. Event to include lobbying, training, an overview of legislation affecting PP, meetings with legislators, and talk by PPAM President Lori Carpenter. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.