'West Michigan Community Organizing' Launches with Momentum in Grand Rapids

In late October, more than 200 people from dozens of Grand Rapids area institutions gathered virtually to launch a broad-based organizing sponsoring team in West Michigan. At the event dubbed "Momentum," ten institutions committed as sponsoring members and pledged a combined $33,600, to be matched by an anonymous donor. Leaders pledged to double the number of institutions at the table and raise sufficient funds to build a sponsoring committee.