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Rapid Blog: Attorney Belinda Orozco's passion to serve unaccompanied migrant children

Belinda Orozco, Staff Attorney with Michigan Immigrant Rights Center’s Grand Rapids office, speaks about her own experience separated from her family while in custody of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

refugee

Diversity is our strength: GR receives grant to create welcoming task force for new Americans

New American Economy and Welcoming America recently awarded the City of Grand Rapids with a matching $12,500 grant to create a welcoming task force dedicated to researching the best ways to support new Americans in our community.

Plant

Local entrepreneurs collaborate to navigate new cannabusiness industry

After local medical marijuana regulations and statewide recreational use have passed, local advocates and entrepreneurs work together to navigate the new cannabusiness economy.

Roberta King

Rapid Blog: It's a brand new day for cannabis in Michigan

In this Rapid Blog, Roberta F. King, co-owner of Canna Communication, explores the future for marijuana in Michigan after the approval of Proposal 1.

ACLU Dan Ho

Do you know your voting rights?: ACLU Voting Rights Project Director talks equity and participation

Visiting West Michigan on May 16 as the keynote speaker of the ACLU Standing Together for Justice Luncheon at Frederik Meijer Gardens, Ho aims to spread a message of increased voting rights through systems reform, encouraging states like Michigan to implement modern, equitable practices that make voting simple and accessible for all.
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