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United Way awards mini-grants to 19 local agencies for Census outreach

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 07-10-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, July 9, Heart of West Michigan United Way announced mini-grants to 19 Kent County agencies to support Census outreach in historically undercounted communities. The mini-grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 for a total of $216,500. Because...

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United Way responds to removal of citizenship question from Census

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 07-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

Last night, the Trump administration announced that it would begin printing 2020 Census forms without the controversial “citizenship question.” Advocates around the country and some states had challenged the decision to include the...

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Calling all Mamavists!

by (MaverickLaw)

Submitted 09-28-2018 under OPINION

I initially learned of Mothering Justice by way of an introduction facilitated by Civicize Me’s Shannon Garrett and became involved as a Movement Fellow. I see the Movement Fellowship as an opportunity to increase my personal network of women...

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Public kept from room at Kent County Board of Commissioners meeting

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-27-2018 under NEWS

The Kent County Board of Commissioners held its monthly meeting today, Thursday, September 27, 2018 without anyone from the public in the room. Residents who came for public comment were instructed to sit in a room next door and watch the meeting on...

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Catalyst Radio: Interview with Lyonel LaGrone on working towards a local human rights ordinance

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

On today’s Catalyst Radio hour, Lyonel LaGrone, Policy Liaison at Linc Up, will talk about his efforts to strengthen Grand Rapids’s civil rights ordinance in an effort to stop discrimination in our city. To learn more or get involved,...

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Catalyst Radio: Interview with Movimiento Cosecha GR about Kent County's contract with ICE

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Jose Jimenez and Sergio Cira from Movimiento Cosecha GR, a peaceful movement that is fighting for dignity, respect, and permanent protection for immigrants in the United States. The group is working for an end to Kent...

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Join The Micah Center at City Hall to stand for dignity, protection for immigrants

by (The Micah Center)

Submitted 10-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

Will you act now to stand with the immigrant children of God in Grand Rapids?  Click here to quickly, easily email the City Commission and join us today to show support at the City Commission. Some of our most vulnerable, immigrant...

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Hundreds marched to defend DACA recipients in Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-06-2017 under NEWS

Hundreds of Grand Rapidians held a vigil and marched around downtown Grand Rapids Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in response to the Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement that the Trump administration was going to rescind the Deferred Action for...

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Our neighbors, our friends, our future: Why I keep marching

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 05-04-2017 under OPINION

On Monday, May 1st, I had the honor of marching in solidarity for family unity and dignity for our undocumented community. I was humbled to see such a strong presence of love and support in our city. We marched for three hours, and while my legs and...

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Outcry over police stop, housing funds packs City Commission

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-12-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. was packed to overflowing with people sitting in the aisles, standing in the corners and spilling out into the hallway. Concerns over cuts to housing funding and a recent...

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