Last night I participated in a Repeal Public Act 4 townhall in Ypsilanti. Over 40 people attended to learn about the repeal effort and to ask questions. Participants received information from Representative David Rutledge from the 54th District, Michigan Forward CEO Brandon Jessup, Ypsilanti Township Supervisor Brenda Stumbo, me and a number of others.
In addition, attendees got instructions on how to circulate petitions and gather valid signatures.
When asked what the deadline for the petition drive is, Jessup said, “Our goal is to have enough valid signatures by Labor Day. Our deadline is TODAY!”
On Thursday of this week, a similar event will happen in Flint. If you are in the area, I highly encourage you to attend. Details below.
Contact: Bishop Bernadel L. Jefferson
STAND UP FOR DEMOCRACY TO HOST TOWN HALL ABOUT EFFORTS TO OVERTURN MICHIGAN’S EMERGENCY MANAGER LAW
Flint–Stand Up For Democracy will host a town hall meeting July 28, 2011 from 6-8pm at Woodside Church. The town hall will highlight and inform what our communities are facing since the passing of the law and how residents can become involved in grassroots efforts to overturn the statewide law.
“ We the people must stand together to fight this battle because it cannot be won alone. I need you to help me to help you to win this battle together,” says Bishop Bernadel L. Jefferson, committee chair.
The Local Government and School District Accountability Act (otherwise known as the emergency manager law/ PA 4) passed in March 2011. Expanding the powers of the emergency manager, these unelected bureaucrats can seize and sell public assets, set aside collective bargaining agreements, and merge or dissolve cities, counties, and school districts, among others.
Panelists include Councilman Marcus Muhammad and Rev. Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, Councilman Kermit Williams of Pontiac, Brandon Jessup, CEO of Michigan Forward, and other speakers. The town hall will be moderated Paul Rozycki, professor at Mott Community College.
There will also be a question and answer session with the audience. Light refreshments will be provided.
Woodside Church is located on 1509 E. Court St Flint, MI 48503.