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Rainbow PUSH Michigan, Stand Up for Democracy protest at the Michigan Court of Appeals at 3 p.m.


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(DETROIT) – Today Rainbow PUSH Michigan, Stand Up for Democracy and concerned citizens will protest at the Michigan Court of Appeals at 3 p.m.

The group will protest the fact that the court has not compelled the Michigan Board of Canvassers to certify the over 200,000 signatures that were turned in to repeal Michigan Public Act 4.

The Court of Appeals is housed inside Cadillac Place located at 3044 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202.
“Last week we applauded Gov. Snyder's veto of the voter suppression bills. Today we are disappointed that the Snyder administration, the secretary of state and the State Board of Canvassers refused to stand with the citizens of Michigan and let us decide the fate of Public Act 4. 
Our signatures have been verified, the court agreed with its binding precedent, but our petitions have yet to be certified. We are calling on the court to be impartial and mandate the Board of Canvassers meet and certify the petitions. If this referendum doesn't make it on the ballot it will be a severe miscarriage of justice,” said D. Alexander Bullock.
The Michigan Board of Canvassers has until August 27th to certify the petition signatures that were turned in by Stand Up for Democracy in order for the referendum to make it to the November ballot. Stand Up for Democracy filed a motion for immediate effect in June after the Court of Appeals agreed that the initiative should move to the ballot. The petitions have been at a stalemate since April when the Board of Canvassers deadlocked in a 2-2 decision.

To schedule an interview with D. Alexander Bullock please call the contact listed.

Contact: DaVonne Darby,            
Phone: 313-505-4333    
Email: dadarby@rainbowpushdetroit.org


Rainbow PUSH MI is an affiliate of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change. Our mission is to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields, and to promote peace and justice.

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