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Mobile Justice App from the ACLU

Because communities should control their police departments, not the other way around. At a time when headlines and broadcasts abound with news about racial profiling, harassment and police brutality, the ACLU of Michigan believes it is critical that citizens be equipped with the best tools available for ensuring law-enforcement accountability.

To that end, we've created Mobile Justice MI, a mobile-device application that gives you the power to record and report police abuse with the push of a button. So download Mobile Justice MI now. And remember, you have the right to film the police.

Take Action

If your Senators and Reps aren't saved in your phone yet, text your zip code to 520-200-2223. You'll get a text back with everyone's contact info. You'll receive an accurate return text almost immediately with Senate, House, State Senate and State Representative phone numbers.

A Calendar by the People, For the People

We at RISE Stronger want to help you find information about Congressional Town Halls, protests, marches, special elections, and other events all in once place. Our volunteers have come together to build the People's Calendar, a crowd-sourced initiative that will let you search by you zipcode or state, see location maps of town halls/protests/marches/etc, and you can sign up to get email alerts when your representatives schedule the next town hall or when the next protest pops up.

We are adding information about your Representatives, their voting records, and more.

We encourage you to call your representatives often. Here is a useful resource to assist you:

Upcoming events | in our region and beyond

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February 23 | Rally to Oppose Trump Attack on Trans Students Emergency rally to make it clear that we will fight to keep protections for Trans and gender non-conforming people and students. The Trump-Pence Administation has rescinded important protections for trans students in schools. Let them know we will be heard, we will protect our TGNC community and we will fight for safe education for all.

February 25 | TC for the ACA Rally

March 7 | Line 5 Facebook Live round table discussion on Tuesday March 7th beginning at 2:30 PM EST with Tribal Councilor Mark Wilson, Tribal Councilor Jane Rohl and Natural Resources Department Manager Desmond L. Groh to discuss Pipeline 5 and the inherent risks associated with it.

March 08 | A Day Without Women Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways: * Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor * Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses). * Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman

March 10 | Rise with Standing Rock The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March on Washington DC. We ask that you rise in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of the world whose rights protect Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) for the future generations of all.

March 13 | Pipeline Safety Advisory Board meeting Take action to protect the Great Lakes from a disastrous oil spill.

March 15 | Ides of Trump On March 15th, 2017 each of us will mail the White House a postcard that publicly expresses our vocal opposition to the new president. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm Washington with the President’s unpopularity and our opinions of his agenda.

April 12 from 6p-8p | State Theater - Citizens Climate Lobby presents -"Saving Ourselves: A Conversation About Climate, Energy & Economic Opportunity"

April 15 | Women's March & Trump Tax March (again) and to ask Donald J Trump to provide his tax records and encourage congress to initiate an investigation

March 21 | A Community Conversation on Climate Change and Clean Energy Tuesday, March 21st 6:00 - 8:00 - Leelanau Government Center in Suttons Bay Community Room

March 23 | Forum: News Media Today - 7 pm. Leelanau County Gov’t Center. General Mtg for LCDP members from 6:30 to 7.

March 23 | Save the ACA - Traverse City

March 24 | Redistricting Reform Town Hall - Count MI Vote Presentation - (go to MI Vote Facebook page) NMC, Scholars Hall, 6 - 8 pm

April 22 | Scientist's March to raise awareness about the gag order affecting government agencies

April 29 | Climate March Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People's Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th in in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our movements. To change everything, we need everyone.

* Washington DC
* Traverse City March | Noon to 3pm

May 6 | Immigration March

June 11 | National Pride March, a “mass” LGBT protest at the nation’s capital