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District 9 - Healthcare for All Rally

Posted on Jun 18, 2017

Joint rally by Michigan for Revolution and the Young Democrats to challenge Congressman Sandy Levin to back universal healthcare.

The Impeachment March - MDPAN's Stand Against Trump

Posted on Jun 16, 2017

Details for MDPAN's next march and why the President must be removed.

Dying for Care: Beyond Trott, Beyond Trump

Posted on Jun 6, 2017

Dying for Care
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When I stepped into the empty parking lot to set up tombstones and a bullhorn, my thoughts were on my nerves. By the end of the event, I was livid.

How can people think a bill that could leave over 24 million Americans bankrupt or dead is a good idea? While I agree that the ACA in its current form needs fixing, to leave it to states to increase premiums because of pre-existing conditions invites a fox to the henhouse that will rip up people’s lives and financial situations. As I shouted the litany of things the AHCA would do, the fact that more Americans could die if the AHCA is signed into law became more real, and the crowd felt it too.

A common theme I see with demonstrations like this has become expatriation. At rallies for immigrants, stories were shared about migrants sneaking into Canada. Charlie, a...

MDPAN's SlutWalk - A March for Mandatory Consent

Posted on May 28, 2017

MDPAN's SlutWalk is a march demanding the right to consent and the destruction of rape culture, sexual harassment and body-shaming.

Our Vigil for Chris Cornell - Coming Together as a Community

Posted on May 20, 2017

Candlelight vigil for Chris Cornell in Detroit, MI

Sometimes, music understands you more than people do. It’s there for you unconditionally. This was a sentiment that was brought up by a fan at our candlelight vigil for Chris Cornell.

We lost Chris too soon to suicide, and while most of us didn’t know him personally, we grew up taking refuge in Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog, his solo work, or the many other projects this gifted singer lent his voice to.

Which is why we as a community came together to honor his legacy and memory, as well as spread the message that his death was preventable.

“I lost someone to suicide, and I’m a huge fan of music, so I knew that people needed an outlet to mourn,” Adriene Avipras, MDPAN founder said about her inspiration for organizing the event, displaying her semi-colon tattoo.

We have at least three members with semi-colon tattoos, a symbol of surviving...

The Chechnya Pogrom: A Speech from MDPAN's "Love is Love" March.

Posted on May 20, 2017

A speech about the government sponsored abuse suffered by LGBTQIA individuals in Chechnya, and the grim warning it provides to US.

Trump bragged about his "great intel" to the Russian Foreign Minister - including highly classified, strategically damaging details #LooseCannon

Posted on May 15, 2017

This, late breaking, from the Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html

Highlight:

In his meeting with Lavrov, Trump seemed to be boasting about his inside knowledge of the looming threat. “I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,” the president said, according to an official with knowledge of the exchange.

Trump went on to discuss aspects of the threat that the United States learned only through the espionage capabilities of a key partner

When those of you who voted for Trump, to get an Executive - I expect you were thinking of the disciplined types who run a tight ship and have deep experience with a relatively transparent company. That indeed might...

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