Week ahead: Jan 29, 2018

Great meeting this afternoon! We reviewed 2017 and discussed ways Indivisible GR can improve in 2018. We also reviewed the Mid-term election guide and began planning our actions to get involved. Thanks to all who could make it. For those who couldn’t attend, we will be posting the guide on the Facebook page and the NEW Indivisible GR web site shortly. Be on the lookout for it and use it to plan how you can make a difference in the 2018 election.

Federal

The federal government continues to limp along with continuing resolutions funding the government for a few weeks at a time. Trump has put an immigration proposal on the table allowing a path to citizenship for Dreamers and those that qualify but didn’t apply (1.8 million people total). However, it imposes strict restrictions on family and other immigration as well as demands billions for the border wall. The proposal was criticized by both sides of the aisle. While we’re not aware of immediate action on this proposal, be prepared to contact your members of Congress as we lurch towards another budget deadline in coming weeks.

State and Local

Concerning legislation has passed the state senate recently, specifically a trio of bills designed to give industry more say in Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) rulemaking. It’s literally allowing those with a financial interest in rulemaking to have sway on deciding those rules – a horrible conflict of interest. Also, the state House recently passed a bill to mandate that private charter schools receive a share of millage funds passed to improve public schools. The Senate passed a similar bill in October and the two now need to be reconciled.

MEETINGS/TRAINING (Thanks to Linda Kristensen, The Hub – Organize and Kent County Dems for much of this information!)

MONDAY – January 29

TUESDAY – January 30

WEDNESDAY – January 31

THURSDAY – February 1

FRIDAY – February 2

SATURDAYFebruary 3

On the Horizon

  • City Manager Candidate Forum – Feb. 5
  • National Black Hiv/Aids Awareness Day and Night – Feb. 7
  • ACLU Western Branch – Muskegon Meeting – Feb. 8
  • MDP & NDTC Candidate Training (East Lansing) – Feb. 10
  • Progressive Campaign School – Feb. 11
  • Kent Dems Meeting – Feb. 14
  • Precinct Delegate and Worker Training – Feb. 21
  • GVSU Town Hall with Abdul El-Sayed for Governor – Mar 14

One thought on “Week ahead: Jan 29, 2018

  1. nickschillermi says:

    Don’t forget about the “Beer & Banter” meet and greet with Nick Schiller, the Second Congressional Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. It will run from 6pm to 9pm on February 22nd at the White Flame Brewery in Hudsonville. Details can be found by going to http://www.NickSchiller.com/register/ or by checking out the events tab on the Nick Schiller for Congress facebook page.

    Thanks!

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