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Lansing Brewing Co. cancels MAGA event after community backlash

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Mar 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-02 00:18:03-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Lansing Brewing Company canceled a Make America Great Again event they were set to host after receiving backlash from the community.

The event, which was scheduled for Mar. 26., was organized by Grand Opportunity USA, a “Pro America” non profit organization that has been vocal about supporting President Donald Trump and conservative viewpoints. According to the event flyer, the group had planned a rally at the Capitol followed by a mixer at the brewery.

Since the event was announced, some people took to social media saying they would no longer patronize Lansing Brewing Company. Strange Matter Coffee Company in Lansing made a tweet asking followers to unfollow the brewing house after hearing about the event.

Lansing Brewing company gave the following statement:

“After learning more about the member mixer booked in our Stockhouse on 3/26, this event can no longer be held in our space - it has been canceled. As a brewery, we focus on great beer, great food, and providing a space for you, our community, with open doors — where people with different backgrounds and beliefs can come together, sit at a table, converse, use space for their event and toast great beer while eating great food. We, as a brewery, do not put on political rallies. We keep our focus on making the beer for you to compliment the great food and table for conversation. That is what we support.”

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