Support Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria

In 1983, Marlena escaped Communism of her home country Poland for the Freedoms and individual rights of These United States of America. She became a citizen in 1992 and decided to open her business, nestled in Holland, Michigan "Marlena's Bistro and Pizzeria."

Marlena is the pure definition of the American Dream and she exudes that everyday, grateful to be part of a country that upholds individual liberty and freedoms over totalitarianism and authoritarianism. Free from a Communist country her and her business thrived!

Then came 2020, Unconstitutional lockdowns from Michigan's Governor Whitmer and her draconian lackeys at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Together, with no data presented, in defiance of the Constitution and the oath they took to uphold it, they shut down ALL restaurants. 

Marlena had seen these edicts before and refused to lose everything she worked her entire life for only to live in a country that started to look like Communist Poland. She would remain open in defiance of tyranny and well within her protected Constitutional rights. But the government had other plans. 

Like most authoritarian governments, the Health Department tried to shut her down with fines and fees. When she stood her ground, they revoked her license to operate a restaurant. Marlena is would not be deterred and like the Founding Fathers before her, refused to comply: She would continue to serve the patriots of her community. 

This last week, in a court ordered Zoom appearance, without Constitutionally protected representation, the judge levied a fine and ordered an arrest warrant for Marlena. Finally, under tremendous stress and pressure, Marlena did what she knew was right: She continued to serve her community even under the possibility of arrest. 

Now, she needs our help. Marlena has given me the blessing to help run this fundraiser for her as we met this week to go over this plan. The funds will be distributed to her and her restaurant to help offset the cost of running the business during this pandemic! Please Donate and Share this GoFundMe Page set up to help offset the mounting legal fees Marlena continues to incur daily, and to send a message to wanna be dictators everywhere: America is the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, and together with like-minded Patriots like YOU, we can overcome and beat back Socialism! Be like Marlena. Be an AMERICAN PATRIOT! Donate TODAY!


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Organizer and beneficiary

Jon Rocha 
Holland, MI
Marlena Pavlos Hackney 
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