Emergency Manager Law, Public Act 4 — July 24, 2012 at 7:06 am

TOMORROW! Join the anti-Emergency Manager Law protest at the state Supreme Court

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Public Act 4: Anti-democratic, anti-American

Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 25th, the Michigan state Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the petitions used to gather signatures to put Public Act 4, Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law. At issue is whether or not a concocted lie about the font size of a single phrase on the petition, “REFERENDUM OF LEGISLATION”, is enough to disenfranchise Michigan voters and throw away the voice of the nearly quarter million people who signed the petitions.

You can join the protest at the Supreme Court tomorrow and free bus rides are available from around the state. Details are below.

The tax money-wasting delay tactic of bringing this to the Supreme Court is just that: a delay tactic. Proponents of the anti-democratic, ant-American law know that it is their best interest to keep things in a state of disarray for as long as possible. It prevents an effective campaign to pass the repeal from being mounted and, more importantly, it keeps Public Act 4 in place until right before the election. Recall that, once enough petition signatures have been certified, the law immediately goes on hold.

The Board of State Canvassers isn’t going to make a decision on ANY of the ballot measures, in fact, until “no later than September 22nd”, giving just over a month to get out the vote for any of them.

But the first step is for the Supreme Court to do the right thing and force the Board of State Canvassers to certify the petitions.

You can join the protest at the Supreme Court tomorrow. There are free buses from around the state, sponsored by Detroit Rainbow Push. Details are below and visit their Facebook page for more information.

Rainbow PUSH Michigan is coordinating Buses leaving from the following cities on July 25, 2012. The buses are FREE.

ANN ARBOR/ YPSILANTI:
Departs: 7:00 AM
ARBORLAND MALL
3765 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
For More Information Contact:Rod Casey Sr, Washtenaw County Coordinator
734-340-7417 or email [email protected] juno.com

BENTON HARBOR:
Departs: 6:30 AM
BENTON HARBOR CITY HALL
200 E. Wall Street
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
For more information Contact: Reverend Edward Pinkney
(269) 369-8257 or e-mail [email protected]

DETROIT:
Departs 7: 00 AM
Bethany Baptist Church
15122 W. Chicago
Detroit, MI 48228
For more information Contact: Earline Hunter
313-836-7667

FLINT:
Departs 7: 00 AM
Hasselbring Community Center
1002 West Home Avenue
Flint, MI 48505
For more information Contact: Pastor Latrell Holmes or Bishop Jefferson
(810) 252-3010 or e-mail [email protected]

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS:
Departs 7:00 AM
Greater Harvest Baptist Church
2435 Riordan St.
Muskegon, MI 49444
For more information please call B.W.P.C. Chairperson Marianne Harris-Darnell at (708)-456-6116

PONTIAC:
Departs 7:00 AM
Trinity Missionary Baptist Church
123 Wesson Street
Pontiac, MI 48341
For more information please call Pastor John Tolbert (248)334-5043

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