Group Rallies At Capitol In Support Of Renaming Grand River

Oct 23, 2017

 

Dozens of people gathered at the Capitol Monday afternoon to rally for renaming a stretch of Grand River Avenue after the activist Cesar Chavez.


Rudy Reyes is a longtime Lansing resident. He says he came out to the rally to show that they’re not going to let the rain stop them.

“I love Lansing, I love this city. But at some point I mean come on, give us some recognition. If you want to call yourself a world class city, you have to acknowledge your ethnicity, that you have people of color here. You can’t keep hiding them.”

 

The Lansing City Council has until November 26 to vote on the renaming.