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From the latest issue of resistablenewsletter@gmail.com

"Check out this comprehensive Google doc (produced by the Town Hall Project) of upcoming town hall meetings with reps and senators. Want to get some quality face time with the people who represent you and make your voice heard? Attend one of these!

**TODAY** Wednesday, February 8
EMERGENCY protests against the DAPL and the Army Corps of Engineers:
2PM CT — Omaha, NE
4PM ET — Manhattan, NY
5PM ET— Washington, DC
5:30 PM ET — Columbus, OH
4PM PT — Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, February 9
6:30PM ET — Cleveland Activist Bootcamp, Cleveland, OH
Freedom of Choice Cleveland Coalition (FOCC) is hosting "Roe Together," an evening of education and activism on reproductive choice. The speakers will address the moral, legal, legislative, and practical consequences of recent attacks on reproductive rights, as well as providing insights on how to respond effectively through direct action.

Friday, February 10
5PM CST — Rally for Reproductive Rights, Chicago, IL
Reproductive rights, including abortion, are under attack everywhere in this nation. Illinois, and the Chicago area in particular, have long been known as a safe haven for abortion care in the midwest region. We're holding this rally to defend the rights we already have, and to demand their protection and expansion.

Saturday, February 11
11AM ET — Protest PP Counter-Rally, Manhattan, NY

Protest PP is holding country-wide rallies to defund Planned Parenthood. If you think Planned Parenthood is vital and necessary and should receive government funding, then join others who stand with Planned Parenthood in Washington Square Park to peacefully support them.

8:30AM ET — 11th Annual Moral March on Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
This annual mass mobilization brings together justice loving people from across the state and nation to stand against the legislative attacks on the people of North Carolina and to continue to fight for their moral agenda. Opening rally at 9:00 a.m., march and people's assembly at 10:00 a.m. Will gather on South St. in downtown Raleigh.

12PM ET — Support Planned Parenthood, Portland, ME
Join organizers on the steps of City Hall to show support for Planned Parenthood and their mission, which is to provide, promote, and protect access to reproductive health care and sexuality education so that all people can make voluntary choices about their reproductive and sexual health. **This event is in support of Planned Parenthood, but not representative of or affiliated with the organization.

Sunday, February 12
11AM ET — Jewish Community Action for Refugees, Manhattan, NY
Join HIAS, the refugee agency of the Jewish community, to demand that America's doors are reopened to refugees fleeing violence and persecution. In the 1930’s, Jewish refugees were turned away from these shores in their greatest hour of need. Our community must stand up for refugees, and not allow history to repeat itself.

SOON >>>>>>>>>>

Los Angeles, CA
Monday, February 20 — Not My President’s Day Rally
Saturday, April 15 — Trump Tax Returns March
Saturday, April 22 — March for Science (date subject to change, stay tuned)

New York, NY
Monday, February 20 — Not My President’s Day
Saturday, May 6 — La Marcha de Mayo, New York, NY **SEEKING SPONSORS**

Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 28 — We the People: State of the Union protest
Friday, March 10 — Native Nations March on Washington
Saturday, March 11 — No Nazis in DC: Protest Richard Spencer's Neo-Nazi Think Tank
Saturday, April 15 — Tax March on Washington
Sunday, June 11 — National Pride March
Saturday, April 22 (EARTH DAY) — Scientists’ March on Washington

Seattle, WA
Saturday, March 4 — #BlackLivesMatter March for Freedom
Saturday, April 15 — #BlackLivesMatter March on Seattle 2.0

Baltimore, MD
Saturday, April 15 — Baltimore Trump Tax March

Little Rock, AR
Saturday, April 15 — Tax March

Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, February 14 — Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women's March"
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"We Stand United New York Rally", Jan. 19, 6-8 pm at the Trump International Hotel and Tower, 1 Central Park West.

The press release/signup says "Join NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Reverend Al Sharpton, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore, Shailene Woodley, Rosie Perez, Alec Baldwin, advocacy groups and thousands of New Yorkers at the rally," which is described as "family friendly", which I interpret to mean "not a riot"--which is probably true considering that THE MAYOR is involved.

The release says the rally "will mark the beginning of renewed efforts by New York City and other cities across our country to become havens for all people and to make real progress on important issues such as pushing back on Obamacare repeal, climate change, criminal justice, and immigrant rights."

https://go.ourrevolution.com/page/event/detail/volunteeractivityormeeting/gpl4tv

What amazes me is that major political figures are already publicly opposing Trump; I thought it would take years of nagging them to get them to do it. I listened to the NARAL phone Town Hall last night, and the speakers included two Representatives and a Senator.
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http://www.wsj.com/articles/immigrant-rights-protests-planned-for-50-u-s-cities-1484395203

Jordan reports rallies in support of immigrnats on "Saturday"--I think she means today, not the 21st--a "day of action" stretching from New York and Miami to Phoenix and Los Angeles. "Activists will call on city mayors and local officials" to protect immigrants by adopting sanctuary policies (protecting immigrants from federal enforcement). "During his campaign, Mr. Trump voted to eliminate any programs created through executive action, and his 10-point immigration plan, posted online, states the same." The article says that Trump has "tempered his tone" and might consider other options for Dreamers (beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, who now have the option to apply for relief from deportation and two-year renewable work permits).

My take on the matter is that, since employing undocumented workers is popular with businesses (who can pay undocumented workers less and allot them even fewer rights than documented workers) the businesses are not going to give up easily.

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