Meetings, organizing, demonstrations planned to oppose Proposal 2

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-15T23:24:31-04:00 April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

By BTL Staff
In response to the passage of the anti-family Proposal 2, pro-LGBT groups throughout the state are coordinating efforts to hold meetings, organize, and demonstrate to protect the rights of gay and lesbian families. The following is a list of planned activities.
Saturday, Dec. 4 – Flint
2 – 5 p.m.
Call to Action at the the Good Beans Cafe, 328 N. Grand Traverse and W. First Ave. Just north of the Flint River in Historic Carriage Town.
Saturday, Dec. 4 – Ferndale
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Call to Action at the Kulick Community Center, 1201 Livernois.
Sunday, Dec. 5 – Lansing
1 – 4 p.m. Call to Action meeting at The Temple Club, 500 E. Grand River.
Please RSVP to dingi7@yahoo.com to help organizers reserve a large enough room for the meeting.
Sunday, Dec. 5 – Tri Cities
2 p.m.
Call to Action Meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland, 6220 Jefferson Ave., Midland. Organized by Perceptions and Tri-Cities PFLAG.
Friday, Dec. 17 – Lansing
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Bringing Light to Darkness: Looking forward
Capitol Building
With this being the official day that our state constitution will be amended to discriminate against lgbt people, Michigan Equality and other committed activist organizations and individuals are organizing this gathering on the steps of the State Capitol with a candlelight vigil. For further information call Michigan Equality at 1-800-858-9107 or visit www.michiganequality.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 12
Proposed demonstration at the state Capitol
Plans are being made for a large demonstration at the Capitol Building in Lansing on Jan. 12, the day the Legislature convenes. The goal of the rally is to demonstrate to the Legislature, and to the public, through local, state, and national media, the extent of opposition to the inclusion of Proposal 2 in Michigan’s Constitution. A huge turnout would make a powerful statement that we will not passively accept the attempts to increase discrimination against our community.
Organizers hope to have black armbands with pink triangles for all participants to wear, and encourage anyone who cannot attend the demonstration to wear an armband on Jan. 12 in solidarity with the protest. If there is interest, there will be regional training sessions in civil disobedience before the demonstration, for those who want take that action at the rally.
For more information or to help plan the demonstration, contact Stephen Eddins at 734-483-2524 or jseddins@comcast.net.
Thursday, Jan. 13 – Detroit
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Town hall meeting at Wayne State University, General Lectures Building, Rm. 150
Wayne State Campus. Call 313-577-1750.

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