Fed Up? Speak Out!

Do you have concerns about the direction this state is going?  There are several opportunities to hear solutions to Michigan’s problems and make your voice heard.

Monday, March 14th – Fight For a Fair Economy
We are holding a series of informational press conferences across the state on Monday, March 14th to announce our plans to protect the middle class in Michigan.  The events will be held at the following places:

Ann Arbor—Ann Arbor Community Center, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Birmingham—Baldwin Public Library, 300 W. Merrill St., 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Detroit—Hannan House Nonprofit Center, 4750 Woodward, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids—Solidus Design, 1167 Hall St., 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo— Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 Rose St., 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lansing—Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Marshall—Marshall District Library, 124 W. Green St., 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monroe—Phillip Murray Bldg, 41 W. Front St., 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mt. Clemens—First Presbyterian Church, 168 Cass Ave, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Saginaw—Borchard Park (across from the county Building), 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

More information is available here.

Tuesday, March 15th – Seniors Rally Against Taxing Pensions
This rally is being sponsored by the Michigan League for Human Services and AARP.  It is being held at the East steps of the State Capitol building in Lansing from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
More information available here.

Wednesday, March 16th – Working Families Protest
From Wisconsin to the Michigan Legislature, Michigan’s middle class in under assault! Please join thousands from Michigan’s middle class standing up for ALL OF OUR RIGHTS and calling for an end to the political attacks!  Join us at the Michigan Capitol building from 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.

There are over 40 anti-labor bills that have been introduced since the start of the 2011 legislative session.
What’s New:
• On Tuesday March 15 the House is expected to concur on the Emergency Manager Bills. These bills force state control over local elected officials, cities and schools, terminate collective bargaining agreements, and suspend collective bargaining rights for a minimum of 5 years.
• On Tuesday March 15 the Senate Appropriations Retirement Committee will take up HB 4135, a bill that makes the selection of retiree board members a prohibited subject of collective bargaining.
• On Tuesday March 15 the House Education Committee will take up HB 4306, a bill that forces local school boards to privatize services.

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