Metro-Detroit Political Action Network (MDPAN)
Non-profit organization of volunteers that promotes solidarity, humanity and well being for all beings in the Metro Detroit Area and neighboring Communities. Follow our events to find information about our current campaigns. E
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Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 7-10pm
@Grand Circus Park Historic District
Dog and Family friendly event! Please bring signs we will have extra art supplies and posters at rally if you come early and need to make one! Hosted by : MDPAN https://m.facebook.com/metrodpan/ Our blog Civic Direct Detroit :http://www.civicaction.center/ Instagram :http://instagram.com/detroitsolidaritymovement Twitter : @metroDpan, @CivicDetroit
Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 1-4pm
Detroit's First SLUTwalk sister March from D.C. And NY In response to the Brock Turners, Constable Micheal Sanguinetti and current President the SlutWalk was born and continues to grow. In Detroit we have had ENOUGH of victim blaming, of slut-shaming, sexual profiling and policing. We want to smash patriarchy! Consent is mandatory! No means No. Silence is not permission. Women's wardrobe no matter how revealing is not consent or asking for it. We stand together to say "slut" does not have to be accepted as a word used against us to harm us but we have a stake in the language used to describe us, it is something we can challenge, it can be stripped of it's power. This event is a completely inclusive space. This event has zero tolerance for hateful language, racism , ableism, fat-shaming, transphobia, xenophobia or any other form of bigotry. Furthermore, we recognize that shaming, oppression, assault, and violence have disproportionately impacted marginalized groups, including women of color and transgender people thus, we are actively working to center these groups at our event. We deeply value the voices of marginalized groups and have a strong desire to find a common ground amount all of our intersections. No more sexual violence No more victim blaming No more derogatory labels No more gender inequality Details to be announced 🔊 Speakers: Co-host: -Hollaback Detroit: https://www.facebook.com/hollabackdetroit/, -----Michigan for choice , -Women's March of Michigan https://www.facebook.comwomensmarchonwashingtonmichigan/, -Taking Back Orange 🍊 https://m.facebook.com/porchlightprotest/ #SlutWalkDetroit #SlutWalk #Stopshaming #Mdpan #HollabackDetroit #Rapeculture #Victimblaming #womensmarchmi #Waronwomen Contact us if you wanna help sponser, speak or co-host
Sunday, July 30, 2017 from noon-2pm
@222 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Come and join us on Sunday (7-30-17) in Royal Oak to both rally our support for transgender troops and protest the heinous decision by President Trump to punish transgender individuals who protect and serve our country. The event will take place between City Hall and the Royal Oak Library. There is coin operated lot parking available or street parking available near second and third street east of downtown.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6-8pm
@Mr. B's Pub
We had a win! Governor Rick Snyder vetoed the license plate bill. OUR HARD WORK PAID OFF! Therefore, it is time to celebrate! This will be a social, meet and greet event. Meet the incredible people at Northland Family Planning and Scotsdale that are helping women across state lines! Mr B's is offering $2 off Two Hearted, $3 Labatt Pints, $5 Summer Shandy!
Monday, July 24, 2017 from 5:30-7pm
@Duggans Irish Pub
"A conservative group recently formed to support the policies of President Donald Trump is planning events throughout the state this summer to drum up support for the current administration." Are we ready to fight back? MDPAN is planning a small counter protest in response. We need to ensure that Duggan's and other local businesses understand the cost of openly endorsing fascism. We will assemble on Woodward with signs. The Fascists are organizing a statewide effort to prop up the intolerable and illegitimate 45. We need to let local businesses and the people know that openly endorsing bigotry and austerity comes at a cost. Refuse to tolerate fascism in any form. Protect our neighbors and loved ones from unconstitutional abuse. The bourgeois are bleeding us dry, but we will not be silent! Onward to democracy! This isn't about harassing people who voted differently. Bring your heart, bring your signs, and bring your issues. We are not defined by what we oppose, but by our positive vision for the future. Healthcare, immigration, criminal justice reform, ongoing voter suppression, redistricting, bloated military spending, the militarization of the police, and the abhorrent misdistribution of wealth are all on the table. The future of humanity is at stake. You can check out the fascists' site here: http://www.michigantrumprepublicans.com/ Please message us or comment here for more information.
Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 4-7pm
Hosted By : MDPAN and Detroit water Brigade: ******WE WILL GATHER AT ATWATER BREWERY about 3:30- 4 the march will start at 3 walking from Atwater up the Riverwalk Rally around the REN CENTER SPLASH FOUNTAIN********* This March will bring awareness to the following issues Detroit Water Shut offs, Infrastructure Issues, and to make water affordable at a price all can pay around the region. We oppse the Great Lakes Water Authority and Demand justice for FLINT! Water is a human right, not a corporate right. Michigan holds 20% percent of the worlds fresh water, yet people in Detroit are without. 19,000 shutoffs this month alone. Over 89,000 homes in the last 3 years. People are being bullied out of their homes because water bills are being tacked on to property taxes. Basic human rights are being denied and it is criminal. The media is ignoring this. Its time WE fight back against the injustice that is happening to the families in Detroit! Dress in bathrobes, and towels. WE are taking the streets in Detroit! TURN THE WATER ON OR WE will be establishing places for people to wash themselves up and drawing much needed attention to this massive human rights violation. Please watch this. This tells our story. #WaterIsAHumanRight http://www.detroitmindsdying.org/ Cohost : Real Voices Detroit https://www.facebook.com/realvoiceslive/ Detroit Light Brigade https://www.facebook.com/DetroitLightBrigade/
Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 1-4pm
@Joe Louis Fist Statue
It’s Fascism! Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime Fascism has direction and momentum. Dissent is criminalized, truth bludgeoned, group after group demonized and targeted. All this has begun under Trump. The Trump/Pence Regime – the whole thing – every cabinet post, every executive order, every tweet is a link in the chain of a fascist government and worldview under the signboard of a vengeful “America First” being rammed into place. Every immigrant family ripped apart… every refugee turned back to war torn countries… every pipeline approved… every river despoiled… every denial of proven science, of established facts, of truth itself is killing people now and will cost millions more lives. This is poison to air, water, the earth, and to the conscience of the world. This is what renders the Trump/Pence Regime illegitimate and a grave threat to people all over the world. Therefore, our single unifying mission must be to Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime. A critical juncture... July 15, 2017 nationwide protests to demand: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
Saturday, July 15, 2017 from noon-6pm
Help support/hydrate Detroit. Donate cases, gallons, or jugs of water or give a suggested donation of $10.00. Join us for Music, Education, Resources and fun good times supporting a cause. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For more information please call 313-279-0608. Email us anytime Water4Detroit@gmail.com
Sunday, July 2, 2017 from noon-3pm
@10 Woodward Ave., Detroit
If you are an organization that wants to cohost or speak please contact us WHY WE MARCH FOR IMPEACHMENT Donald Trump has been in violation of the Constitution from the day he was sworn into the office of President. We cannot abide a Congress that turns a blind eye to the constitutional breaches of our Commander in Chief. We demand that Congress does its job and commences with impeachment proceedings immediately. GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT President Trump must be impeached under Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution for Treason, Bribery, or High Crimes and Misdemeanors, in particular: (1) Obstruction of Justice. Article 2, Section 1.8. of the Constitution Sets forth the oath of office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will do to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” In his conduct of the Office of President of the United States, Trump in violation of his oath faithfully to execute the Office of President of the Unites States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in his duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice in that he: 1a. Interfered with the Department of Justice of the United States and Federal Bureau of Investigation by dismissing officers and investigators conducting investigations as to his illegal activities, including Preet Bharara the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Salley Yates, the Deputy and Acting Attorney General of the United States, and James Comey, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 1b. Made false and misleading statements the people of the United States to deceive the people that investigations as to his misdeeds and those of his subordinates were and are being conducted thoroughly and completely with regard to his misconduct and the misconduct of his subordinate 1c. Failed to provide information regarding General Flynn’s dealings with the Russians to the House Intelligence Committee. (2) Violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 [N]o Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State. The framers of the Constitution created this clause to ensure that US officials would not be corrupted by gifts or payments from foreign powers, yet President Trump receives a constant stream of cash and favors from foreign powers and their agents. Inconsistent with the practice of all modern era Presidents and the expectations of the public, he has refused to place his business assets into a blind trust in which he would have no control over the assets and decision making of his businesses, but instead, directly and/or through his family continues to control his businesses and receive business revenues. The single largest tenant of Trump Tower is the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, a wholly state-owned company. The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority office holds a lease with Trump Tower. Foreign diplomats and foreign embassy events at Washington’s Trump International Hotel. More than an obvious conflict of interest, receipt of any monies by him or his businesses under his control of him or his family from any foreign government or representative of a foreign government is a present or emolument in direct violation of the United States Constitution. Trump has financial relationships with businesses and governments throughout the world, including Turkey, the Philippines, India, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Brazil, Bulgaria, and Viet Nam. Most importantly, he has financial dealings with Russia and China, the extent of which are largely unknown and will remain so as long as he refuses to release his tax returns as has been done by all modern era Presidents, a promise upon which he reneged. These conflicts of interest have not only enriched Trump, buy have undermined our national security. (3) Violation of the Free speech rights of the citizens and the press. Has denied access to the White House by certain members of the press and publicly villified the press by calling them enemies of the people in violation of the First Amendment Rights of the people and his duty to protect the Constitution of the United States. (4) Treason. Article III, Section 2 of the United States Constitution defines treason in part as giving “Aid and comfort” to our enemies. By condoning hacking by the Russian Government of a major political party and encouraging dissemination of hacked materials for purposes of political gain and by condoning unauthorized, unsecured meetings with Russia and other governments he has breached the security of the United States. (5) Libeled and slandered the former President of the United States with criminal intent. Trump maliciously and intentionally maligned President Obama by accusing the former President of wiretapping him. Making a false allegation of a crime is a crime. (6) Issuance of a travel ban in Violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment and the due process clauses of the fifth and fourteenth amendments. 6a. The order singles out persons because of their religious preference in violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. 6b. Because the order bans individuals from specific Muslim countries, it establishes a religious test in violation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment. 6c. The travel ban gives the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security almost unlimited powers without procedural protections in violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. Donald Trump’s extreme disregard for the Constitution is a profound subversion of the Office of the President. Neither do we feel our country is in safe nor able hands, and we will not quietly ride out a tenure that threatens our democracy and way of life. We demand that Congress stop enabling President Trump through an embarrassing and potentially catastrophic charade of normalcy. The future of American Democracy rests in their hands. CONGRESS: DO YOUR JOB, OR LOSE YOUR JOB. IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP NOW.If you are an organization that wants to cohost or speak please contact us #impeachmentmarchdetroit #mdpan #detroitsoldaritymovement Dog and family friendly event. Please make posters! We have shirts available impeach 45 at our online store https://teespring.com/impeach-45-april-2017#pid=322&cid=6316&sid=back #impeachmentmarchdetroit #mdpan #detroitsoldaritymovement