Brandon Jessup, Chairman, Michigan Forward, will join Detroiters who support transparency, accountability and good government to address the pending Barclays deal for $350 million. Predatory lending led by Wall Street banks and lawyers have cost the city over $1 billion dollars in the last decade.
Civic groups are joining in coalition to call for US Bankruptcy Court Judge Stephen Rhodes to reject the municipal bankruptcy filed by the State of Michigan on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Michigan Forward, SEIU, Moratorium Now, D-REM and allies call for transparency and accountability throughout Detroit’s emergency management process. Detroiters are standing up for their homes, pensions and community to oppose the illegal and unconstitutional bankruptcy proceedings led by Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. Detroit’s recovery and reorganization process must be led by the residents of the city of Detroit not corporate interests.
WHAT: Press Conference to call for the Detroit City Council to reject Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s Executive Order #17.
WHEN: Monday, October 21, 2013 11:00 A.M.
WHERE: Downtown Detroit, Spirit of Detroit Statue outside Coleman A. Young Municipal Building (1 Woodward Ave, Detroit 48226)
WHO: A coalition made up of Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management (D-REM), Michigan Forward, SEIU, Moratorium Now, Rosa Parks Institute, Free Detroit/No Consent and other civic and community groups.