Protest Trump's Budget
Start: Saturday, April 22, 2017• 9:30 AM
We will demonstrate at 9:30 am as people arrive for the 9th District Democratic Party meeting. We'll protest Trump's $54 billion in proposed Pentagon increases. We'll also protest the $54 billion in proposed cuts to everything else -- whether it's Meals on Wheels, Low Income Home Energy Assistance, Diplomacy, National Institutes for Health research grants, the EPA, Big Bird, etc. -- cuts which were necessitated by Trump's Pentagon increases.
Why protest in front of the 9th District Dems meeting? Because while Sander Levin, Gary Peters, and Debbie Stabenow have spoken up about some of the proposed cuts to the domestic budget, they've been virtually silent on Trump's proposed increases for the Pentagon (see their press statements below). This silence is a pattern over a number of years. Their silence enables outrageous budgets like the one Trump has proposed -- a budget totally out-of-sync with what the American people want and a budget many would consider an affront to their values.
At 10:05 we'll go inside to hear Rep. Sandy Levin who usually talks 10 - 20 minutes about what's on the top of his mind. If his talk doesn't include our concerns about the budget, we'll bring that up.
RSVP on this page. Also email 9th District Chair, Bob Fetter, at 9thDistrictChair@gmail.com to RSVP for the Dems meeting, as he requested. Their email announcement said that they want to make sure they have enough donuts and coffee (see meeting announcement below).
NOTE: The Plumbers Local 98 building is 100 feet east of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) hall that many people have been to over the years.
PRESS STATEMENTS RELEASED AFTER TRUMP ANNOUNCED HIS BUDGET
Note their silence on the Pentagon increases.
Levin's press statement: President’s Budget Proposal is “Deeply Destructive” for America..
Stabenow's press statement: Senator Stabenow Statement on President Trump’s Budget Request re Great Lakes Cut
Peters' press statement: Peters Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Budget
9TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS -- MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
Please join Rep. Sandy Levin and fellow Democrats for our 9th District Democratic Party Meeting
Saturday, April 22nd 10:00 AM at
Please RSVP by email to 9th District Chair, Bob Fetter, at 9thDistrictChair@gmail.com.
We want to make sure we have enough donuts and coffee, so please let us know if you'll be attending!