In Michigan, where the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election went to Donald Trump, Democrats are actively resisting Republican plans to repeal and or replace the Affordable Care Act otherwise known as Obamacare. In a follow-up to a January 15 rally in the Mitten State that featured Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the pair sent a letter to supporters calling them to rally again on February 25 in locales all over the country.
 
The January 15 rally featured not only Schumer and Sanders, but also Democratic Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow. Also on hand were other faithful Democrats: Reps. John Conyers, Dan Kildee, Debbie Dingell, Brenda Lawrence, and Sandy Levin. Also at that event were Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, and Michigan Democratic Party chair Brandon Dillon.
 
According to the office of Sen. Sanders, more than 100 similar rallies are expected on January 25 throughout the country. In Michigan, rallies are expected at various times of the day in Brighton, Jackson, Lansing, Monroe, Muskegon, and Traverse City. In Lansing, the state capital, a rally will take place in front of Gov. Rick Snyder's office, while the rally in Brighton lists Republican Congressman Mike Bishop's local office as its location. 
 
Organizers of the Jackson rally noted on its event page that U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, was invited to the event.
 
Additional information on the rallies taking place in Michigan is below. 
 

Brighton

 
When: 11 a.m.-noon
 
Where: Outside U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop's office, 711 E. Grand River Ave., Brighton
 
More information here
 

Jackson 

 
When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
 
Where: Commonwealth Center, 209 E. Washington St., Jackson
 
More information here
 

Lansing 

 
When: 2-3:30 p.m. 
 
Where: 111 S. Capitol Ave. in downtown Lansing
 
More information here
 

Monroe

 
When: 1-2 p.m.
 
Where: Loranger Square Pavilion, W 1st St. in downtown Monroe
 
More information here
 

Muskegon

 
When: 3-5 p.m.
 
Where: 3rd Street and W. Western in downtown Muskegon
 
More information here
 

Traverse City 

 
When: noon-1 p.m. 
 
Where: The Open Space, 101 W Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City
 
More information here


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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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