By Dave Frederick
Dear Michigan MoveOn member,
On November 6, Michiganders in 77 of our 83 counties voted to repeal the Emergency Manager Law, an anti-democratic measure that gave unelected bureaucrats dictatorial powers over our school districts.
Not one month later, Governor Rick Snyder and the extremist-controlled Michigan Legislature are attempting to circumvent the will of the people by passing new legislation that is every bit as unconstitutional and vile as the law the people just rejected. The proposed bill, HB 6004 “Education Achievement Authority,” violates our state constitution and will again substitute bureaucrats for local, duly elected representatives of the people.
We need to tell Governor Snyder and the Michigan Legislature to vote NO on any legislation that attempts to circumvent the will of citizens who voted to repeal PA 4, the Emergency Manager Law.
That’s why I created a petition on SignOn.org to the Michigan Legislature and Governor Rick Snyder, which says:
Do not continue to promote the passage of HB 6004 or any other legislation that replaces locally-elected representatives of the people with unelected state-appointed bureaucrats. We do not want the education of our children privatized and our tax dollars and local school buildings turned over to for-profit corporations.