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Standing Together
Due Process was the topic of discussion at a rally/press conference on Monday, December 4, 2017. State Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) pulled together local ministers, grass roots activist, civil rights groups and community members to stand in solidarity as they demanded due process for Congressman John Conyers, Jr..
Allegations of sexual harassment and harassment has been filed against him by three different ladies. Last week, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Conyers should step down. Paul Ryan also joined in the call. Although Conyers said that he was willing to participate with an internal investigation, the top Republican and Democrat suggested to bypass the investigation and just have Conyers resign.
Three hundred people attended the rally at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church to display a sense of support and demand due process for Conyers. The common statement was why had Conyers been asked to resign and others such as Senator Al Franken and President Donald Trump who has also been accused of that Congressman deserved due process.
The next day Congressman John Conyers called into the Mildred Gaddis show and announced that he was going to retire that day. He endorsed his son John Conyers III to fill his seat. sexual misconduct had not been asked to resign. The show of solidarity says that the community was demanding due process. The group made sure that everyone knew that theywere not siding against the women who had come forward and that they respect women, as some of the speakers were women, they felt that Congressman deserved due process. The next day Congressman John Conyers called into the Mildred Gaddis show and announced that he was going to retire that day. He endorsed his son John Conyers III to fill his seat.