Benton Harbor, Emergency Financial Managers, Michigan — April 26, 2011 at 11:17 am

Jesse Jackson announces lawsuit to be filed on behalf of Benton Harbor


Jesse Jackson was back in Benton Harbor yesterday, this time alongside Congressman John Conyers, Chair of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Congressman Fred Durhal, Jr., Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Benton Harbor Mayor Wilce Cook, and others. They announced that a lawsuit will soon be filed on behalf of Benton Harbor.

Jackson says they will now file a lawsuit, challenging the law’s constitutionality.

“It simply decimates democracy and gives dictatory powers in someone who does not live here but has the power to sit down officials and cancel contracts, but have power over assets selling off the properties of the city and its assets, that’s un-American” says Jackson.

Jackson also spoke about his plans to expand his “rainbow push coalition” statewide in Michigan, including a chapter in Benton Harbor.

Congressman Durhal spoke to Rachel Maddow about it last night:

I’m just sayin’…