The Fix is In to Stop the Repeal of the Emergency Manager Dictator Law Before the Court of Appeals Hearing Tomorrow

May 16th, 2012 | By Michigan Forward, Repeal Public Act 4
Dear Supporters of Democracy in Michigan,

It has come to our attention that right-wing elements in state government are hard at work to make sure the petition to repeal the emergency manager dictator law never makes it to […]

Tags: emergency management, public act 4, repeal public act 4, stand up for democracy | Category: Repeal Public Act 4 |
CITIZENS ACROSS STATE OUTRAGED AT PARTISAN ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY AS EM REPEAL HEADS TO COURT
April 27th, 2012 | By Michigan Forward, Repeal Public Act 4
Citizens from around the state of Michigan continue to express outrage in the wake of a decision by republican appointees at the State Board of Canvassers meeting rejecting expert testimony, physical evidence and scientific evaluation showing a petition to repeal […]

Tags: board of canvassers, repeal, stand up for democracy | Category: Repeal Public Act 4 |
BOARD OF CANVASSERS VOTE DOESN’T END MOVEMENT TO REPEAL PUBLIC ACT 4
April 27th, 2012 | By Michigan Forward, Repeal Public Act 4
The stripping of democracy from Michigan’s voters continues with the 2-2 vote by the Board of Canvassers on Thursday, April 26, 2012. This vote did not invalidate the over 200,000 signatures collected by thousands of volunteers over a course of […]

Tags: board of canvassers, emergency manager law, michigan, public act 4, repeal, split vote | Category: Repeal Public Act 4 |
STATE ELECTIONS OFFICIALS REPORT 203,238 VALID VOTER SIGNATURES AS SUSPENSION OF EMERGENCY MANAGER “DICTATOR” LAW APPEARS IMMINENT
April 25th, 2012 | By Michigan Forward, Repeal Public Act 4
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Citizens in the Stand Up for Democracy Coalition are announcing they have received notice from the Secretary of the Board of State Canvassers reporting the group has collected 203,238 valid voter signatures needed to place the repeal of Public Act […]

Tags: emergency management, michigan, michigan afscme, michigan forward, public act 4, repeal public act 4, stand up for democracy | Category: Repeal Public Act 4 |
Challenges to Repeal Petition Lacks Merit, Purpose
April 10th, 2012 | By Michigan Forward, Repeal Public Act 4
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Michigan Forward and Stand Up for Democracy learned via media reports that a group Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility plans to challenge the type size used on the petitions. We have not received official word from the Bureau of Elections about […]

Tags: board of canvassers, challenge, citizens for fiscal accountability, emergency management, michigan, repeal public act 4 | Category: Repeal Public Act 4 |
Michigan Can Counter Crisis With Reinvestment and Recovery, Not Dictatorship
April 1st, 2012 | By Michigan Forward, Repeal Public Act 4
Michigan Forward Chairman, Brandon Jessup presented March 19th at the University of Michigan, Gerald R. School of Public Policy on Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law. The panel discussion examined the law’s impact on citizens, public employees, local governments, and communities in […]

Tags: dayne walling, detroit, emergency management, gerald r ford, joe harris, municipal reinvestment and recovery, roger fraser, taskforce, univeristy of michigan | Category: Repeal Public Act 4 |
Michigan’s Controversial Emergency Manager Law: A Panel Discussion On Fundamental Issues of Governance
March 18th, 2012 | By Michigan Forward, Repeal Public Act 4
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Michigan’s Controversial Emergency Manager Law: A Panel Discussion On Fundamental Issues of Governance

Monday, March 19, 2012 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Annenberg Auditorium

735 S. State Street 1120 Weill Hall Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free […]

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Michigan State Senator Bert Johnson Speaks to Proposed Detroit Consent Agreement
March 13th, 2012 | By Michigan Forward, Repeal Public Act 4
Michigan State Senator Bert Johnson Speaks to Proposed Detroit Consent Agreement
On Tuesday, March 13, Sen. Johnson spoke on the Senate floor in regards to the proposed consent agreement offered to the City of Detroit.

Tags: consent agreement, detroit, emergency management, michigan, video | Category: Repeal Public Act 4 |
CALL TO ACTION: Michigan Legislature, Stand Up for Democracy!
March 8th, 2012 | By Michigan Forward, Repeal Public Act 4
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Public Act 4 of 2011, “The Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act” or Emergency Manager Law has created elite bureaucrats with absolute power to remove democratically elected officials, dissolve municipalities and school districts and to unilaterally destroy public […]

Tags: petition, repeal public act 4, stand up for democracy | Category: Repeal Public Act 4 |
Repeal Public Act 4 Petition Protection Coalition Forms
March 5th, 2012 | By Michigan Forward, Repeal Public Act 4
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Michigan Forward, Detroit Branch NAACP, Stand Up for Democracy held a press conference today, Monday, March 5, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. at the Detroit Branch NAACP to announce a coalition formed to ensure there is a fair and accurate process […]

Tags: detroit naacp, emergency management, michigan aclu, michigan afscme, national lawyers guild, petition protection, repeal public act 4, secretary of state | Category: Repeal Public Act 4 |