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Protest Planned to “Welcome” Snyder in Grand Rapids on Monday

May 12, 2011

The Economics Club of Grand Rapids is hosting a luncheon on Monday, May 16 and has invited Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to speak to its members. No details of the luncheon talk are posted on the Econ Club’s website, but one would have to assume that Snyder will talk about his policies and proposals that have been met with a tremendous amount of dissent.

In response to Snyder’s noon visit at the Amway Grand Hotel there will be a protest beginning at 11:30am and continuing until 2:00pm outside the Econ Club event. At least three groups are involved in putting together the protest – We Are the People, Michigan Citizens United and We Are One. Michigan Citizens United is behind the Recall Snyder campaign.

The Press Release for the protest stated that groups “will be showing up to protest against many of the proposals that have come out of the Legislature since the beginning of the year.” The accompanying flyer says that people should bring “appropriate” signs.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. geoffrey permalink
    May 12, 2011 3:30 pm

    If these groups’ plans are to “protect Michigan’s middle class” as they say on their websites then I hope they fail. But I probably don’t have to hope much because protests are so ineffective anyways.

  2. May 12, 2011 3:35 pm

    Geoffrey, I agree that protecting Michigan’s Middle class is problematic. I would rather they want to defend working class people. I don’t think that protests are inherently ineffectual, but I agree that the way these are organized, since they include no direct action, are not very effective and are easily dismissed by Snyder.

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