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ACTION MEETINGS

WOMAN holds an Action Meeting every two weeks in Midland.  Our next action meeting is Thursday, April 13, 2017.  We meet at UUFoM, 6220 N. Jefferson, Midland, MI.  Contact us at info@woman-midland.org for more information.

In addition to our bi-weekly action meetings, you can find us hosting, partnering, or attending the events below.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tax March

WOMAN is hosting the local Tax March on April 15, part of a national march to demand President Trump release his tax returns. Get more information here.

 

March for Science

WOMAN members have been part of the planning team and WOMAN is participating in the March for Science Midland on April 22. Get more information here. In addition, there is a sign-making party and a puppet making workshop (life-size puppets) prior to the march! Check with the March organizers!

 

PAST EVENTS

Performance Protest

On Saturday, April 1,  WOMAN members performed a public reading of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. We also performed “Quiet” by Milck flash-mob style.

 

Vigil for the ACA

WOMAN held a vigil for the Affordable Care Act in front of Rep. Moolenaar’s office in anticipation of the vote on its repeal in favor of the GOP AHCA plan, which would have set healthcare availability back years and left 24 million currently insured people without insurance. At the vigil, we shared personal stories of how the ACA has helped and even saved the lives of some of our members.

The public outcry across this great country worked! While we still haven’t achieved single-payer, at least we didn’t go backwards as a country in our progress to make healthcare accessible to all! View our celebration.

 

Meeting with Mr. Moolenaar

Representatives from the WOMAN team have accepted Mr. Moolenaar’s offer to meet to further discuss an open forum.  We are scheduled to meet with him on February 24.  Our upcoming forum will be announced.

 

Show of Presence at Rep Moolenaar’s Office

WOMEN is hosting an event at John Moolenaar’s Midland office to request that he join us at an open forum for WOMAN members and other interested constituents.  Repeated emails and phone calls to his office were either not responded to or we rebuffed, so we are showing up to be heard!   Meet at the Farmer’s Market at noon on Thursday, March 23.  Civil discourse begins by showing up.  We want Mr. Moolenaar to show up for us!

 

Stand with Planned Parenthood

We are hosting a rally on Saturday, February 11 from 1:30pm to 3pm EST to show our support of Planned Parenthood. No tax dollars fund abortions at Planned Parenthood, but many women receive contraception and health screenings there. Many women have had their lives saved through these screenings that they might otherwise not have had access to. Pro-life? Support the life and health of our women!

 

Panel Discussion

WOMAN is participating in a panel discussion that will explore ways to improve intersectionality and build bridges across cultures. Topics will include ways to move women forward from a faith perspective. This is an opportunity to expand the diversity and exhibit our comment to inclusivity.

Sunday, Feb. 19, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

3420 E Ashman Rd, Midland, MI 48642

 

 

Islamic Center Meet and Greet

The Islamic Center of Midland would like to invite everyone to the center on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2017 from 1:30 to 4:30pm for an informal meet and greet! Drop in and say hello at any time during those hours.

A WOMAN leader will be one of the guest speakers at this community bridge-building event.

 

 

10 Actions in 100 Days

WOMAN is participating in the Women’s March on Washington follow-up of 10 Actions in 100 Days. In addition, we are planning 10 localized actions! Our members are making those plans at our next meeting. Keep an eye here for what those actions are. Every action helps!

https://www.womensmarch.com/100

 

Moolenaar “Listening Session”

Show up and ask questions! Find out why he’s voting to repeal the ACA without putting an alternative proposal on the table! Ask about cabinet confirmations!

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/01/us_congressman_moolenaar_hosti.html

 

WOMAN is going to Washington!

WOMAN is expecting over 200 people from the Midland area to go by bus, car, and air to the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017.

 

Sister March in Midland

All WOMAN buses are full! If you can’t make it to Washington or Lansing but still want to march, WOMAN is also hosting a solidarity march in Midland on the same day for those who cannot attend the Washington event. We will march at the corner of Eastlawn and Saginaw from 3pm-5pm on Saturday, January 21st. Join us!

 

Sign-making party

We will have a sign making party this Thursday, January 19, during our next scheduled meeting. If you’re coming to Washington, be sure to put a small image of our state of Michigan on your sign!

Contact us at info@woman-midland.org for more information or if you’d like to join us!