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UPCOMING EVENTS

Kent County Democratic Party meetings are always held on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month, 7pm at the:

American Postal Workers Union in Wyoming – 2554 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming MI 49509

  • Trump Tax Plan Forum: Everything You Need to Know Today

    December 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

    Join the One Michigan Alliance and Indivisible Grand Rapids on Monday, December 11th for an evening forum on the Trump Tax Plan. You'll learn what's in the Republican's federal tax plan, how to resist the scheme, and what we can do at the state level to grow Michigan and build a fair tax system.
    * Dr. Charles Ballard: Professor of Economics, Michigan State University. Prof. Ballard is the leading expert on Michigan's economy and tax policy.
    * Rachel Richards: Legislative Coordinator at the Michigan League for Public Policy where she monitors tax policy and promotes economic opportunity through state fiscal policy.
    * David LaGrand: State Representative (D-Grand Rapids) will discuss legislation to institute a progressive income tax in Michigan

  • LINC Community Dinner then off to the City Commission Meeting

    December 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    LINC Gallery 341 Hall St SE Grand Rapids Mi

  • Kent Dems Meeting

    December 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    American Postal Workers Union, 2554 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509, USA

    Join us for our monthly meeting. This is Kent County Democrat's monthly business and political organizing meeting. A time for us to work together to get Democrats elected.

  • Amash: Pass the Dream Act for Christmas

    December 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Calder Plaza, 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

    This holiday season, help make our dreams of citizenship come true by joining our rally to urge congressman Justin Amash to represent his constituents support for the Dream Act of 2017 and vote for it to pass. Especially after returning from the dreamer rally in Washington DC on Wednesday, December 6th where thousands of dreamers and allies urged Congress to do the right thing and vote for the Dream Act. It's time to take this fight to their homefront so please come meet us at Calder Plaza, which is right next to Rep. Amash's office. Where we plan to do some caroling, drink hot chocolate, eat cookies, and demonstrate to our representative that dreamers are a welcome part of our 3rd congressional district family.

  • League of Conservation Voters Open Office Hours

    December 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Michigan LCV Grand Rapids Office 400 Ann St NW, Suite 206 Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Join me on Monday evenings at the Michigan LCV Grand Rapids office to work with me one-on-one, connect with other Michigan LCV activists, and grow your skills and knowledge base. We need to put in the work now to win next year and I hope you can join me on this journey. annemarie@michiganlcv.org 616-288-3057

  • Progressive Women's Alliance Monthly Meeting

    December 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    YWCA West Central Michigan, 25 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

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