The Stand Up for Democracy coalition collected 226,000 signatures to put Republican Governor Rick Snyder’s “financial managers” law on the ballot for repeal in November. But their efforts were squashed when two partisan officials on the state Board of Canvassers last month refused to certify the signatures – citing that the font on the petition was the wrong size.
Two other officials on the Board approved the petition – but the deadlock prevents the ballot initiative from moving forward. Now the coalition is fighting back – appealing the decision of the state Board of Canvassers – and trying to give Michiganders a say on whether or not their Governor can take over a city – then appoint a crony to fire all the elected officials, break union contracts, and cut back on public services like cops on the beat and street lights.
For those listening in Michigan – this movement needs you.