Townhall in Detroit to protest the imposition of an Emergency Manager TODAY + prayer vigil THURSDAY


Democracy is not disposable

Today at 4 p.m., there will be a townhall meeting in Detroit, Michigan to protest the imposition of an anti-democratic Emergency Financial Manager on Michigan’s largest city. Details are below. You can RSVP and get more information at their Facebook event page HERE.

Hosted by City Council member JoAnn Watson.

Featuring presentations and discussions regarding LEGAL, FINANCIAL, and COMMUNITY concerns of the Emergency Manager Laws [PA436 (2012), PA72 (1990), PA4 (2011)]

Emergency Manager Law is:

  • Voter suppression
  • In violation of the 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments
  • In violation of the Voting Rights Act
  • Undemocratic
  • Unconstitutional

The event will be held in the Erma Henderson Auditorium on the 13th floor. If you have questions please call 313-224-4535

There is a petition with the White House now circulating — please sign-up on the White House site and sign the petition online: — note the shortlink is case sensitive

On Thursday, the Rev. Charles Williams II will and the National Action Network will hold a prayer vigil outside of the Justice Department Building in Detroit:

Rev. Charles Williams II and National Action Network Detroit to Lead Prayer Vigil In Front of United States Department of Justice: Praying For Federal Intervention

WHEN: Thursday – 3/7/2013 – 6:00pm
WHERE: USDOJ 211 W. Fort Street, Detroit MI 48226

From Rev. Williams: “This is a civil rights and voting rights issue. All of the advancements that were made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and activist during the civil rights movement would be overturned. At no time should someone’s vote warrant unilateral dismissal by a governor under the subterfuge of financial emergency. We need federal intervention with action against this Draconian law.”