The Week Ahead: January 21, 2019

Happy Martin Luther King Day! Here is this week’s edition of “The Week Ahead.”

*****Mark your calendars, our next meeting is Sunday, February 24th. ******

Federal

This Wednesday, January 23, national Indivisible is calling for a “national call day” to contact your Senators and urge them to resist any deal that caves on border wall funding. Giving in to the concept of a government shutdown as an acceptable negotiating tactic sets a dangerous precedent. While our Senators consistently resist Trump’s harmful policies, it would good for them to hear from us as we don’t know what kind of pressure they may be under from their colleagues in the Senate. Use the numbers below to contact them this Wednesday.

Senator Debbie Stabenow: 202-224-4822
Senator Gary Peters: 202-224-6221

State and Local

The federal government shutdown will surpass one month this week. Federal workers are under increasing financial strain. Below is a link to local resources designed to help them. If you know any federal employees affected, please share this information with them.

https://www.woodtv.com/…/list-w-mi-deals-for-fe…/1706435118…

MEETINGS/TRAINING (Thanks to Linda Kristensen and Farida Islam for this information.)

TUESDAY  January 22

  • Rachel DenHollander (Larry Nassar survivor), 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center, Grand Rapids, 49506

WEDNESDAY – January 23

  • Climate Justice at the Calvin College January Series, Mary Robinson – President of Ireland 1990 – 1997, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Calvin College, Grand Rapids (for more info contact: League of Conservation Voters at: shannonabbott@michiganlcv.org(616-288-3057))
  • Coffee With Cops, 9:30 am, Little Space Studio, 111 Division Ave S. Grand Rapids, 49503
  • Progressive Mixer & Planned Parenthood Fundraiser, 5 – 9 pm, Beltline Bar, 16 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, 49548

THURSDAY – January 24

  • End the ICE Contract, Kent County Commission Meeting, 8-10:30 AM, 300 Monroe Ave, NW, Grand Rapids
  • Connect with your Legislators, for more info contact: League of Conservation Voters at: shannonabbott@michiganlcv.org (616) 288-3057

FRIDAY  January 25

  • no events scheduled

SATURDAY – January 26

  • Whitmer Warm-Up – Meet Governor Whitmer in Grand Rapids, 12 – 2 pm, Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids, 49504. (for more info contact: League of Conservation Voters at: shannonabbott@michiganlcv.org (616) 288-3057)
  • No Detention Center in Ionia, 11 AM – 12:30 PM, 300 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids

SUNDAY – January 27

  • no events scheduled

On the Horizon

  • Betsy’s Bash – January 29
  • From Research to Public Policies – June 14
  • Michigan Democratic Party Convention – February 2
  • Medicare for All Brainstorming – February 13
  • Michigan Climate Action Summit – February 21