NOTE: Please check back regularly as I will update this post as new information becomes available.
There are two big rallies scheduled in Lansing this week at the Capitol building to protest Governor Rick Snyder's rights-stripping Emergency Financial Manager law and his budget. His budget, as you probably already know, transfers nearly two billion dollars of tax money from poor and elderly Michiganders to corporations in the form of massive tax breaks. These tax breaks are funded by eliminating the Earned Income Tax Credit which helps the working poor and by taxing public and private pensions received by retirees. And there will be no citizen's referendum on the ballot regarding these policies because, as I reported last week, there is a $100 appropriation on page 182 of a 183 page bill. Appropriations bills are ineligible for citizen referendums.
First, on Tuesday, the AARP has an "It's Not Fair" rally at the Capitol from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information HERE. On Facebook HERE.
MoveOn is staging rallies all across the state, in fact. You can find the one nearest you by going to THIS PAGE and entering your zip code.
If you are in the Ann Arbor area and can't make it to the Capitol on Tuesday, there is a local rally happening that day, sponsored by the Ann Arbor Education Association at the Forsythe Middle Schol auditorium starting at 4:30 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, click HERE.
UPDATE: A second MoveOn.org rally is happening in Ann Arbor, this one at 5:30 right downtown at the Federal Plaza/Downtown Library. More details HERE.
On Wednesday, the group Working Michigan, along with the UAW, MoveOn.org and other groups, is sponsoring a "Working Families" rally on Wednesday as well, from noon to 6 p.m. More on that HERE. This is likely to be the biggest rally of the week. The flyer (.pdf file) for the event is HERE. The MoveOn.org "Save the Dream" page for this event is here: HERE.
And, finally, the Michigan Democratic Party has put on online petition up to protest Governor Snyder's odious budget. Click HERE to sign the petition in protest of nearly $2 billion in giveaways to corporations, paid for by Michigan citizens least able to afford it.
I'm just sayin'...