No, we are NOT letting this go
Tomorrow night, Wednesday, January 16th, is Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State address. Given his track record over the past year, particularly in the past two months, there’s no reason why any of us should believe a word he says. He spent $144,000 to run a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal, bragging about crushing our labor unions by making Michigan the 24th Right to Work for Less state, something he claimed he was not interested in doing. He’s made it harder for Michigan women to obtain legal abortions. He’s raised taxes on over half of Michigan residents, hitting those hurting worst the hardest. He’s basically done everything possible to make Michigan hostile to workers and a low-wage Mecca for businesses with a little far-right conservative ideology thrown in for good measure.
Meanwhile, Republicans voted a known perpetrator of election fraud, Jase Bolger, as the Speaker of the House again.
If you are in the Lansing area tomorrow afternoon/evening, consider joining the AFL-CIO and others from around the state to protest what Governor Snyder and his drunk-with-power ideologically-driven Republican colleagues have done and continue to do to our state.
Details are as follows:
This is a reminder about the State of the State address on Wednesday. The governor will likely use this opportunity to justify policies that hurt Michigan’s working families. We need you in Lansing on Wednesday to send the message that we can’t trust Gov. Snyder to tell it like it is for working families.
Who: Bring your friends, neighbors, coworkers and kids. All are welcome.
What: State of the State Action
When: Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michigan State Capitol Building outside of the main entrance
If you can’t make it to Lansing, we are planning events in Sault Ste. Marie, Traverse City, Kalamazoo, western Oakland County, and Monroe County! Please click on the cities below to sign up to attend a State of Our State Watch Party near you.
And no matter whether you’re watching from Lansing, one of the watch parties or from home, you can join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #MISOTS.
Karla Swift, President
Michigan State AFL-CIO