Michigan State Capitol

Location

Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue
Lansing
,
Michigan
48933
,
US

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Future Events

Monday
Jun
4
2018
Monday, June 4, 2018 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
Ecological Devastation and Health! Clean Air, Clean Water, and Healthcare for All! Michigan is just one of over 30 states across the country and Washington DC heading to their state capitals on June 4th to force a serious national examination of the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy. Join us and the masses in standing with the folks doing nonviolent moral fusion direct action, as we show our elected leaders we will no longer allow the violence of poverty to keep poor and disenfranchised people down. It is time for a moral audit of this nation! Please take a moment and fill out our MI Poor People's Campaign registration form and share it! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8UaQQ05-KV0kpWK7g5cEG4APMgKozr6oBUXVdW8DOLG1VjQ/viewform https://www.facebook.com/events/2199143580125979/

Past Events

Monday
May
21
2018
Monday, May 21, 2018 from 10am-4pm
10am-4pm
The "re-newed" Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is gearing up for "40 days of sustained. non-violent Moral Fusion Direct Action" starting with a Mass Demonstration and Direct Action at the Michigan State Capitol on Monday May14, 2018 and at over 40 other state Capitols and our Nation's Capitol in Washington, DC. Based on the efforts and Principles established by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shortly before his horrible and untimely assassination 50 years ago, the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) seeks to bring together all people of Faith and Goodwill in this country for a Mass Moral Revival to reverse the course of this nation from Institutional Racism and feeding the Greed of the privileged, to serving the needs of everyone. The Michigan Conference United Church of Christ has voted through a Resolution to support the PPC. We are asked to join with the Poor and Dispossessed, Clergy and Laypersons, to participate in the 6 weeks of Demonstrations and Direct Actions to call for an end to Systemic Racism, Poverty, Militarism and Gun Violence, and the Degradation of the Environment and Related Injustices and to work on building a Just, Sustainable and Inclusive Participatory Society. Although some who have specifically prepared and trained for it may choose to participate in non-violent civil disobedience (and possibly risk arrest) it is FINE to come to these Mass Demonstrations and be Witnesses (just be present and "stand up"). ALL are invited come each Monday and to participate in whatever part of the schedule you are able to do or have time for. Each day will include: - Gathering/Registration (Central United Methodist Church, across from northeast corner of Capitol) - 10am - Pre-action Training (required if participating in non-violent civil disobedience) - 11am - Lunch/Relationship Building - Noon - Preparation for Direct Action - 1pm - Direct Action - 2 - 4pm Specific topics (for which you may wish to bring signs or banners) for each Monday are as follows: May 14th - Women/"Me Too"/LGBTQ+/Disabled, Youth/Child Poverty/Right to Education May 21st - Connecting Systemic Racism/Economic Justice with Voting Rights and Just Immigration May 28th - Veterans/War Economy/Militarism/Gun Violence June 4th - Right to Health/Justice in Health Care, Ecological Devastation/Climate Change - Water/"Fracking June 11th - "Everybody's Got the Right to Live" - Jobs/Living Wages/Guaranteed Income? Housing/Education/Social Services June 18th - "A New and Unsettling Force" - Challenging the Nation's Moral Narrative - Fusion Movement Rising Please Register for all at: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org
Monday
May
14
2018
Monday, May 14, 2018 from 10am-4pm
10am-4pm
The "re-newed" Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is gearing up for "40 days of sustained. non-violent Moral Fusion Direct Action" starting with a Mass Demonstration and Direct Action at the Michigan State Capitol on Monday May14, 2018 and at over 40 other state Capitols and our Nation's Capitol in Washington, DC. Based on the efforts and Principles established by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shortly before his horrible and untimely assassination 50 years ago, the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) seeks to bring together all people of Faith and Goodwill in this country for a Mass Moral Revival to reverse the course of this nation from Institutional Racism and feeding the Greed of the privileged, to serving the needs of everyone. The Michigan Conference United Church of Christ has voted through a Resolution to support the PPC. We are asked to join with the Poor and Dispossessed, Clergy and Laypersons, to participate in the 6 weeks of Demonstrations and Direct Actions to call for an end to Systemic Racism, Poverty, Militarism and Gun Violence, and the Degradation of the Environment and Related Injustices and to work on building a Just, Sustainable and Inclusive Participatory Society. Although some who have specifically prepared and trained for it may choose to participate in non-violent civil disobedience (and possibly risk arrest) it is FINE to come to these Mass Demonstrations and be Witnesses (just be present and "stand up"). ALL are invited come each Monday and to participate in whatever part of the schedule you are able to do or have time for. Each day will include: - Gathering/Registration (Central United Methodist Church, across from northeast corner of Capitol) - 10am - Pre-action Training (required if participating in non-violent civil disobedience) - 11am - Lunch/Relationship Building - Noon - Preparation for Direct Action - 1pm - Direct Action - 2 - 4pm Specific topics (for which you may wish to bring signs or banners) for each Monday are as follows: May 14th - Women/"Me Too"/LGBTQ+/Disabled, Youth/Child Poverty/Right to Education May 21st - Connecting Systemic Racism/Economic Justice with Voting Rights and Just Immigration May 28th - Veterans/War Economy/Militarism/Gun Violence June 4th - Right to Health/Justice in Health Care, Ecological Devastation/Climate Change - Water/"Fracking June 11th - "Everybody's Got the Right to Live" - Jobs/Living Wages/Guaranteed Income? Housing/Education/Social Services June 18th - "A New and Unsettling Force" - Challenging the Nation's Moral Narrative - Fusion Movement Rising Please Register for all at: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org
Sunday
Jan
21
2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 2-5pm
2-5pm
Michiganders will unite one year later at the steps of the state Capitol on January 21, 2018 at 2pm, to celebrate the strides we've made so far and to make plans to build our future. See link above for info on speakers and other details.
Saturday
Jul
29
2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9-11pm
9-11pm
CANCELLED -- EVENT CANCELLED NOW THAT REPUBLICANS DID NOT REPEAL AND REPLACE THE ACA. In collaboration with Our Lives Are On the Line, a nationwide day of action and Indivisible D8 and D11 we bring you #BurnTheBill; PROTECT HEALTHCARE! If you are SICK and TIRED by the lack of empathy by those in government, by those whose healthcare insurance we are paying, then join Women's March Michigan and INDIVISIBLE D8 and D11 this Saturday at 9 pm on the steps of the Capitol. Let us find solace with each other. For therapeutic measures join us afterwards at The United Methodist Church for the Burning of This Heinous Bill! We will burn this atrocity page by page! See link above for parking maps, carpool, etc.
Monday
Jul
24
2017
Monday, July 24, 2017 from 4-6pm
4-6pm
We know with the GOP proposed healthcare bill, 22 million people would loose their health coverage in the next decade, and this means an earlier death for many. With over 30% of our current health costs going to billing and administrative costs, we know we can do more for the 28 million who are currently uninsured. Also, our country shamefully has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the "developed" nations. I believe we can push our government to better represent and advocate for the majority of people. A national single payer health care option would be the most affordable, effective, and efficient way to ensure that all Americans receive adequate healthcare. https://www.resistandprotest.com/event/michigan-march-medicare-all
Tuesday
May
23
2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 9:30am-3:30pm
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
Apr
25
2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 12:30-1:30pm
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
Apr
9
2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 1-3pm
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
Jan
21
2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 1-3pm
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
Jan
18
2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from noon-5pm
noon-5pm
Rally fo City of Flint repairs https://www.facebook.com/events/346863732343913/