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New Notice: Attend Training This Weekend Here in Grand Rapids to Help Repeal Public Act 4

June 4, 2011

In order to encourage more Grand Rapids volunteers for the repeal of Snyder’s EFM law, Michigan Forward has arranged for a Grand Rapids training session this Saturday, June 4 from 10 AM to noon:

Grand Rapids Location

ATUGR (Amalgamated Transit Union Local 836)
918 Benjamin NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Phone: (616) 235-9836

You can pre-register for training using this form at the bottom of the page. Or, just go to the training site on Saturday morning.

By collecting signatures this summer, we can stop this law in its tracks before more communities and school systems are taken over by EFMs with unlimited power. Canvassers need to attend one of the training sessions to get started.

As soon as the required number of signatures are collected, the law will be suspended until the 2012 election. Throughout the summer and fall, check Michigan Forward’s website and Reject Emergency Mangers’ Facebook page for up-to-date news on the repeal effort.

Training will cover the campaign goals, training on delivering the message, best practices for volunteer canvassers, and Michigan electoral law.

Grand Rapids is key to collecting enough signatures to place the repeal on the 2012 ballot. Even though this is last-minute information, try to attend if you can.

 

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Cliff permalink
    June 4, 2011 11:30 am

    I didn’t realize we could overcome with just signatures alone. iPresente!

  2. Kate Wheeler permalink
    June 4, 2011 12:35 pm

    Cliff, the suspension starts as soon as the signatures are collected. But then it has to be voted down in 2012. However, that buys another 14 months or so of time that it can’t be used against cities or school systems.

    The fact that it is SUSPENDED as soon as the right number of signatures are collected is huge.

  3. June 4, 2011 8:58 pm

    I think that information about it being suspended has not be made visible by many organizations–I would be next to nobody knows that’s how recalls work, I sure didn’t until I read this!!! 😀

    Thanks for spreading the information!

  4. June 4, 2011 9:01 pm

    Oops, sorry about all the spelling errors above! I didn’t re-read before I posted!

    the comment should say: i think that information about it being suspended is not *being* made visible….

    and

    I would *bet* next to nobody knows….

  5. Kate Wheeler permalink
    June 4, 2011 9:23 pm

    dcommunicator, I’m glad this information was helpful to you. GRIID posted an earlier article about the grassroots effort across the state that gives some more detail and a video about how the repeal works:

    https://griid.org/2011/05/15/michigan-activists-join-together-to-repeal-emergency-manager-law/

  6. Groch-o Marx permalink
    June 5, 2011 12:08 am

    Yeah! Lets bring Snyder down! I signed the petition last week at the farmer’s market on fulton, I’m sure they’ll be there again tomm. Sunday…

  7. jessecamo permalink
    June 6, 2011 1:30 pm

    Using the system to oust an unpopular leader strengthens the system.

    If there’s really a lot of collective anger or frustration at this guy, why not try to inspire people to act against him OUTSIDE of the system (and therefore against the system itself)?

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