MICHIGAN/ Oct. 17 / The Women’s March 2020

SigAct:

In cities across lower Michigan women answered the call of the Democrat organization: The Women’s March.  They gathered to protest, each in their own way, a homogeneous agenda consistent with the organized National Women’s March website.

Auburn Hills/Flint Kickoff

A unreportrd number of members from Women’s March Oakland kicked off the day with a 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Rally at Riverside Park, 3311 Squirrel Court, Auburn Hills.  

Issues addressed by guest speaker Rosemary Bayer, a Democratic Michigan state Senator from the state’s 12th district included:

  • Fight to end violence
  • Environmental justice
  • Reproductive rights, Civil rights, Disability rights, Immigrant rights, Worker rights
  • Healthcare as a human right
  • Wage equality

From there the Oakland women drove up I-75 to meet-up with the Genesee County arm at  Hallwood Plaza 4901 Clio Road, Flint, MI

22 reportedly were in attendance from Flint.  No reports of injuries or arrests

Sources:

News:

https://www.theoaklandpress.com/news/womens-march-oakland-holds-kickoff-rally-on-saturday-morning-in-auburn-hills/article_90b071a0-10a0-11eb-b356-7f426b1d672b.html

https://www.theoaklandpress.com/multimedia/womens-march-oakland-holds-kickoff-event-in-auburn-hills-in-photos/collection_e82e77ec-109b-11eb-b3f2-9f1c00a65a2e.html#20

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1739869689512527/

Websites:

https://womensmarch.com/

https://act.womensmarch.com/event/oct-17-march/334?source=map&akid=

Kalamazoo 

More than 1,100 people gathered in Bronson Park and walked down the sidewalks heading north on Park Street, then turning east on Michigan Avenue, then south on Rose Street, and turning west on South Street before arriving back at the park. They gathered to:

  • Honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Ramp up voter enthusiasm and the importance of voting out Republican politicians 
  • Oppose the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court
  • Opposition of everyone who they say is working against civil rights, the rights of women, and members of the LGBTQ+ communities 

No reports of injuries or arrests

Sources:

News:

https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2020/10/kalamazoo-womens-march-honors-ginsburgs-legacy-encourages-voters-to-head-to-polls.html

Clinton Township

60 people gathered along heavily trafficked M59 Hall Rd at The Mall at Partridge Creek to protest:

  • Appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court 
  • Support Biden/Harris ticket
  • Equal pay and opportunities for women

Nino Salvagio’s International Marketplace, 17496 Hall Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48038

No reports of injuries or arrests

Sources:

News:

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/macomb-county/2020/10/17/what-happened-sisterhood-women-girls-protest-trump-supreme-court-pick/3694194001/

Ann Arbor

Dozens of people gathered on the Diag at University of Michigan to protest:

  • Women’s reproductive rights  
  • Representation in government 

Speakers included:

  • U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn
  • State Rep. Donna Lasinski, D-Scio Township
  • Washtenaw County Commissioner Shannon Beeman
  • State Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor. 

No reports of injuries or arrests

Sources:

News:

https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2020/10/womens-march-in-ann-arbor-encourages-people-to-vote-empower-women.html