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Michigan’s STAND UP FOR DEMOCRACY Urges Lawmakers to Respect the Will of the Voters

If you’ve turned on the news or picked-up a paper you’ll have seen protests on the streets of Cairo where angry mobs torched the offices of the Islamist Party over President Morsi’s decree granting himself omnipotent authority that can not be challenged by the courts.

Most Americans are outraged that this democratically elected leader has aborgated the democratic principles which swept him into office.

One must wonder what Michigan’s Governor Snyder thinks of Morsi’s power grab, as he himself is poised to foist his own decree in the form of a new Emergency Manager law on the people of that state in-spite of the fact that they just voted to repeal his previous dictator law.

Now is the time for Michigan voters to contact their lawmakers and demand they respect the will of the people. More →

Michigan Governor Poised to Ignore the Will of Voters and Enact a New Emergency Manager Law

Governor Snyder and Republican lawmakers are working on the details of their new Emergency Manager law to replace the one Michigan voters repealed earlier this month. The draft legislation looks and smells just like Public Act 4, but contains a little window-dressing to make it seem less dictator-ish.

Stand Up for Democracy is lobbying vigorously for the governor and legislature to respect the will of the people and not pass another Emergency Manager law during the upcoming lameduck session (starts on Nov. 27th and runs one to three weeks). More →

A Ballot Proposal Too Far – Michigan’s Proposition 6

My friends and I, along with many dedicated democracy lovers in the statewide coalition Stand Up for Democracy, have spent over a year and a half campaigning and fighting for our basic right to home rule in the state of Michigan. We ran an honest and earnest petition drive with great integrity, and that is why we prevailed. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it, and with plenty more hard work and a bit of luck, we will enjoy success in the good fight in November.

…If you live in Michigan and own a functioning TV set, you know all about Prop 6, and you probably have exercised use of the mute function on your remote more than usual these past few months.

…The ads are more than fact-challenged — they are unabashedly based on complete lies.

…Prop 6 is nothing more than a bunch of rich asshole friends of the owners of the Ambassador Bridge, the Moroun family, pooling their millions to attempt to hijack and re-purpose the on-going progressive movement to protect education, public services, and our teachers and firefighters.

Tell your friends not to be fooled.

To read Amy Kerr Hardin’s complete post at Democracy Tree, please click here.