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D. Alexander Bullock and Rainbow PUSH Michigan Applaud the Michigan Supreme Court on Public Act#4 decision

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"D. Alexander Bullock and Rainbow PUSH Michigan Applaud the Michigan Supreme Court for Sending Public Act 4 to the November Ballot"
(DETROIT) – Friday, August 3rd, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled in a 4-3 opinion that the Repeal Public Act 4 campaign will go on the November 6th ballot. As part of its Crusade for America Parent and Youth March, Rainbow PUSH Michigan now move to a heavy voter education campaign around the state of Michigan for Public Act 4 leading up to the general election.
"We are ecstatic that the high court in Michigan upheld democracy on today. After months of collecting signatures and legal fights that were mere stall tactics, we are thrilled that the people's right to decide has been protected in Michigan. In a season where voting rights are being trumped around the country, the Michigan Supreme Court has sent a resounding message to those in Michigan and around the country that justice is blind and should not be swayed by partisan politics. 
All the citizens wanted is the right to decide if emergency manager's should be allowed to come into their cities and/or school districts and trump the rights of their duly elected officials. Today we celebrate a partial victory, but our full victory is in our vote. Now we will begin the work of voter education and mobilization," said D. Alexander Bullock. 
Today's decision means suspension of Public Act 4 upon it being certified by the State Board of Canvassers. The State Board of Canvassers deadlocked in April in a 2-2 vote regarding certification of the over 200,000 signatures that were turned in by the coalition known as Stand Up For Democracy.

On Saturday, August 4th Rainbow PUSH Michigan will hold an organizing meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Occupy Detroit headquarters located at 5900 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48209 to discuss voter education efforts and the Crusade for America Parent and Youth March. Rainbow PUSH Michigan will commence the Crusade for America Parent and Youth March on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at Noon.

This national march will focus on emergency reinvestment, economic recovery in urban America, the expansion of employment, educational opportunities for youth and returning citizens, the protection of our voting rights, reviving the ban on assault weapons, zero tolerance school expulsion and truancy policies, and the racial divide in America. The march will feature peace and justice workshops, music, art, direct action trainings and a job fair. Much more than a march, Crusade for America is a movement!
For more information and to find out about local actions for those unable to make it to Detroit please visit:
Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice
The Michigan Citizen
Greater St. Matthew Baptist Chuch
Mason Radio
My Brothers Keeper Inc.
Highland Park NAACP
SCREAM Youth Empowerment Ministries
The Moon Ministry
Bethel Temple Baptist Church
WDRJ AM 1440
Black Women’s Democratic Caucus of Muskegon, Mich
Voices Not Heard
First Shift with Tony Trupiano
Global Grind
To schedule an interview with D. Alexander Bullock please call the contact listed:

Contact: DaVonne Darby
Phone: 313-505-4333

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 around the world.

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