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Movimiento Cosecha GR

City of Grand Rapids has failed to respond to demands for police accountability and cutting ties to ICE

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 05-14-2019 under NONPROFITS

On the evening of Tuesday, May 14, as the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting was approaching, attendees may have noticed a blue banner hanging over the railing of the Calder Plaza, facing the Monroe Street traffic.  The banner read, in white...

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Despite pressure from City of Grand Rapids, Cosecha pushes forward with a safe, non-violent, and family-friendly May 1st march for Driver's Licenses for All

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 04-30-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, April 29, members of Movimiento Cosecha GR met with staff from the Office of Special Events from the City of Grand Rapids.  Cosecha has multiple concerns that we wanted to address with the city, concerns that we have brought to every...

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Cosecha GR at Sheriff's retirement party: Protesters believe Stelma leaves legacy of shame with ICE contract new Sheriff must repair

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 10-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

Last Friday, during a chilly October evening, 12 to 15 members of Movimiento Cosecha GR and GR Rapid Response to ICE gathered outside of Noto's Old World Italian Dining in Cascade on the public sidewalk. They held signs that said "Stelma...

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Concerned community members speak at Kent County Commission Public Comment

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 10-12-2018 under NONPROFITS

After over three months of appeals to the Sheriff and the Kent County Commissioners, there has been no action by Kent County’s elected officials to end the unnecessary and violent contract with ICE.   GR Rapid Response to ICE receives...

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Pilgrimage: Undocumented immigrants, allies walk, dance, chant from Grand Rapids to Lansing to demand driver's licenses for all

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 10-12-2018 under NONPROFITS

Sylvia, who wishes to keep her last name off the record, has implants in her hips. And yet from October 5-9, she walked over 65 miles from her home in Grand Rapids to the steps of the State Capitol in Lansing with others from Movimiento Cosecha to...

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Backlash to Cosecha disruption at ArtPrize showcases problem with typical 'West Michigan nice'

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 09-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

Complicity with ICE by Kent CountyIn the last three months, organizers from Movimiento Cosecha GR and Grand Rapid Rapid Response to ICE have worked in partnership on a campaign to #EndTheContract between Kent County and Immigration and Customs...

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People's Commission to end the ICE contract takes over Kent County Commission

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 09-14-2018 under NEWS

Concerned residents again demanded that the Kent County Commission end the contract with ICE to, as they put it, "stop taking money to hold our immigrant neighbors for their deportation." The Kent County contract with ICE was first signed...

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Photo Gallery: Immigrant right march, vigil held for families killed, separated by ICE

by (jproth1)

Submitted 06-06-2018 under NEWS

Movimiento Cosecha GR, an immigrant rights group, held a vigil and march Saturday, June 2, 2018 for the National Day of Mourning. They put out a statement saying, "We mourn the loss of our children’s safety and innocence. We mourn those lost at the...

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