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Hello! I'm Sue Bailey and I live in Berkley. I am working with Meetup #RESIST to get some of our groups in Michigan up and running. This resistance thing is a long marathon and we need to get going! As many of you have noticed, you are all listed as event organizers. No pressure! It just means that anyone in the group can choose to organize and host an event or Meetup. Whoever posts the Meetup will be the only one that can make changes to it or cancel it if necessary/. Meetup #RESIST is looking to find a couploe of people in each #RESIST group to take on a kind of leadership role. That person would be identified as a Co-Organizer. The responsibilities would include: • Perhaps 'vetting' new members as they request to join your group. We have already had some problems with trolls and negativity and we are trying to minimize that. • Making an attempt to welcome new members as they join. • Assist with events when possible. • Monitor for trolls or negativity. You will be able to block trolls from your group if they are troublesome. • You will be able to edit any events planned by others if needed. • And all other duties as assigned..... There is a great deal of support for Co-Organizers provided by Meetup. So you won't be alone. There is also a networking sight for Co-Organizers to share ideas and bounce off thoughts/ideas. If you think you are interested in signing on as a Co-Organizer, please email me at [masked] and we'll get you started! I am also available to all of the Meetup #RESIST groups in Michigan. Feel free to contact me if you have questions, need resources, want templates for postcards, or want help with organizing an event. I'm so happy so many of you have joined #RESIST. I think we can really turn things around by mid term elections if we get organized and keep up the momentum! Glad to meet you. And thanks for your activism.
Hi guys, i hope everyone is having a great 4th of july! over the last couple of weeks i've been going to a few meeting on ballot initiatives for 2018. The best way to make your voice heard is through direct democracy. several states have ballot initiatives, i can get in touch with some people that are pushing some progressive policies in this state. They are looking for volenteers or just need your signuature to get on the ballot! ill will update further on location and guest speakers. thanks for your time and happy 4th of july!
Hosted by Stop Trump Ann Arbor Kam's Story: A Conversation with Caroline Taymour Wife of Detained Iraqi Christian Immigrant Kamiran Taymour Friday, August 4th 7-8:30 p.m. Downtown Ann Arbor Library "freespace" Kamiran Taymour is an Ann Arbor husband, father of three US-born children in the Ann Arbor Public Schools, and business owner. He was arrested by ICE on Sunday, June 11th at their home in Ann Arbor during the immigration raids against Iraqi Christians in Metro Detroit. Kam is now in a detention facility in Youngstown, Ohio, awaiting a life-or-death decision by the courts.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1742216255809285/?event_time_id=1742216279142616 FB page for re-occurring event: https://www.facebook.com/events/169052177037990/ 4 dates: 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11 Hosted by Medicare for All Michigan ( https://www.facebook.com/Medicare4AllMI/ ) We are experiencing a healthcare crisis in this country. Over 60% of bankruptcies are due to medical costs. We spend more on healthcare than any other country, yet experience poorer health outcomes than those who have universal healthcare. Health outcomes have been shown to be particularly poor in poverty-stricken, working-class, black, and brown communities. The Medicare for All coalition is made up of people from various jobs and lifestyles. Our coalition would like to push decision-makers to transition to a universal single-payer healthcare system. Where everyone is able to receive healthcare when they need it. We already are paying for a universal healthcare system without the benefits. We have the resources to take care of us all. In this group, we would like to talk about the positives and negatives involved in transitioning to a universal healthcare system. Also, asking our community, what are the immediate problems that are families, friends, and neighbors are facing? What are the problems that our country as a whole is experiencing? We would like to offer local resources to assist people in receiving the treatment, care, and services they require. We have a list of resources that HVDSA has compiled and will continue to add to these resources as we learn about others. We look forward to meeting and speaking with you! Please message us or write a note in the discussion if you have questions or suggestions. Thank you!