In her recent write-up, lifelong activist and community journalist Shea Howell very clearly articulated the benefits of Proposal A and the lengths schemers will go through in order to get community members to vote it down in favor of Proposal B.
Howell said, “… Detroiters are being flooded with high priced, deceptive appeals for our vote. Expensive TV and radio commercials, slick flyers, and glossy mailers are all urging us to vote against the one proposal that could actually make a difference in how development happens in our city.”
UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada had this to say:
For those who haven’t followed the story, Proposal A is on Detroit’s ballot because community members and grassroots organizations mobilized a successful petition signature drive. They were motivated by the chance to create a structure that would allow developers seeking public assets for major construction projects to sit with impacted communities and negotiate an enforceable agreement that could include jobs, affordable housing, educational opportunities and community programs.
Read more from Shea Howell and Cindy Estrada HERE.
It is imperative that voters get on the right side of Proposal A this election season and vote down Proposal B. As is typical with politicians who don’t move in the best interest of the people, Scott Benson is on the wrong side of the Community Benefits Ordinance. We must not allow bells and whistles to distract us from voting on the side of the people of Detroit.
Supporters of Proposal A are asking Detroit community members, activists, labor organizers, teachers, artists, anyone who cares about the future of Detroit to attend a CBA Town Hall hosted by Council President Brenda Jones and Council Member Mary Sheffield on Thursday, October 27th from 6pm to 8pm at the AFSCME Council 25 office located at 600 Lafayette.
For more information about the Community Benefit Ordinance and how you can support organizing efforts, visit Rise Together Detroit.