Tag: Stand Up for Democracy

Emergency Manager law opponents file for immediate action by Board of State Canvassers to put repeal on ballot

Emergency Manager law opponents file for immediate action by Board of State Canvassers to put repeal on ballot

Your stall tactics are becoming obvious, Republicans

The Stand Up for Democracy coalition along with Rainbow/Push Detroit filed an emergency appeal today demanding that the Board of State Canvassers rule immediately to put the repeal of Public Act 4 – Michigan’s anti-democratic Emergency Manager law — on the November ballot.

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Detroit Free Press slams court for Emergency Manager law petition font decision, Stand Up for Democracy plans for direct action

Detroit Free Press slams court for Emergency Manager law petition font decision, Stand Up for Democracy plans for direct action

Desperation breeds desperation Last Friday, the Detroit Free Press published a blistering editorial condemning the Michigan Court of Appeals judges who ruled to delay a decision on the font size issue related to the petitions to put the repeal of Emergency Manager Law — Public Act 4 — on the November ballot. The editorial, titled “Stall tactics bring shame on […]

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Michigan elections officials had proof Emergency Manager repeal petitions were legal but kept it secret

Astonishing

I find myself using the word “astonished” or “astonishing” a LOT lately when it comes to Michigan politics. My level of cynicism seems to be rising exponentially as each week passes when I see the outrageous and egregious things that Republicans are doing in our state.

But this might take the cake.

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Proponents of Emergency Manager law repeal use rare legal move to force certification of petitions

Proponents of Emergency Manager law repeal use rare legal move to force certification of petitions

I can haz democracy? The legal team for the Stand Up For Democracy coalition seeking to put the repeal of Public Act 4 — Michigan’s anti-democratic Emergency Manager law — are using a rare legal move to force the Board of State Canvassers to certify nearly a quarter million petition signatures and put the repeal on the November ballot. The […]

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Mich Secretary of State confirms 225,885 signatures submitted for repeal of Emergency Manager law

Mich Secretary of State confirms 225,885 signatures submitted for repeal of Emergency Manager law

Stop Public Act 4! The Michigan Secretary of State’s (SOS) office has confirmed that the Stand Up for Democracy coalition has turned in 24,151 valid sheets containing 225,885 signatures, exceeding the 161,305 needed to put the law on hold and the referendum on November 2012 ballot. [NOTE: this does NOT mean the signatures themselves have been validated, just that they […]

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