|As promised in last week’s Grassroots North Shore newsletter, I am updating everyone on what I have gathered about various rallies and marches happening between now and January 21 with some information about transportation to out-of-town events.
INAUGURATION OF THE RESISTANCE: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS, Saturday, January 14, 11 AM.
March from Voces de la Frontera, 1027 S. 5th St. in Milwaukee
On January 14th, immigrant rights groups across the country will declare the beginning of our resistance to the racist threats of the new administration. Communities will take to the streets in marches and actions nationwide to demand:
- Keep Families Together
- Stop Mass Deportations
- Defend DACA
- Refugees Welcome
- No Muslim Registry
United Front with all workers, Muslims, African-Americans, women, Jews and the LGBTQ community.
More information, 414-643-1620.
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO PROTECT MEDICARE, MEDICAID, & HEALTH REFORM, Sunday, January 15, 11:30 AM
Candela Banquet, 2537 W National Ave, Milwaukee
Join Citizen Action of WI, Senator Tammy Baldwin, SEIU Wisconsin State Council, WI Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professional, WI Alliance for Retired Americans and more as actions are held nationwide to protect our healthcare from being taken away! Medicare, Medicaid, private coverage — all are under attack. Get active, learn what’s at stake.
100 DAYS OF RESISTANCE TO STOP TRUMP’S AGENDA, Friday, January 20, 5 – 9 PM
Red Arrow Park, 920 N Water St., Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump (MCAT) is hosting a mass march and rally on Trump’s inauguration day, Friday, January 20th, 2017. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of people will join protests across the country and in Washington D.C. to protest Trump and his agenda.
In Milwaukee, the January 20th protest will officially kick off our “100 Days of Resistance” to put up opposition to Trump’s plans for his first 100 days in office. MCAT is organizing a wide variety of events and actions throughout the first 100 days designed to educate, organize, and resist the Trump agenda. To learn more or get involved in the coalition please follow Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump for events and announcements.
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION: WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON, Saturday, January 21
Transportation from Milwaukee to the March in DC: The bus will leave on Friday, 1/20, and return Sunday, 1/22. See this Facebook page and send a check for $225 to Barbara Velez, 4457 North Marlborough Drive, Shorewood, WI 53211. If no more seats are available, she’ll let you know.
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION: WOMEN’S MARCH IN MADISON, Saturday, January 21
Take the bus from Mayfair Mall, departing at 9 AM, returning approximately 7 PM
Not just for Women…all who care about the issues facing our country are welcome. Speak out and be heard! This is one of many “Sister Marches” to the Women’s March on Washington.
Come Ride the Bus with Us! Cost: $29-$35….depending on the number of people who sign up.
Travel with like-minded people – No hassle, no driving, no parking!
I can’t be sure that seats are still available on the bus to DC or the one to Madison, so don’t wait to contact the organizers if you want to participate.
Nancy Kaplan, GRNS Vice Chair