There are two upcoming events you should mark your calendars for if you’re here in Michigan.
1. UAW will be protesting Rick Snyder’s State of the State address tomorrow in Lansing and at other locations across the state. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it but I encourage everyone to make it out for an hour, two hours, or the whole time.
2. On a lighter note, the 2013 Arab Film Festival is coming up in Dearborn, MI at the end of the month. I’ve never been, but I’m looking forward to going with my boyfriend. Tickets are $9 per showing.
Barack Obama was in Detroit today and he’s finally bringing the fight on union-busting legislation.
Not a second too soon.
Barack Obama was also in Michigan to announce new investments by Daimler here in Michigan.
And in case you weren’t looking, just when you thought this lame-duck session was jam-packed enough, both chambers voted to approve measures restricting abortion coverage on health insurance plans, leaving the decision up to the employer as to whether or not they want “elective” abortions covered (i.e. abortions not covering the mother’s life).
12 hours later, my day’s not done as much as I’d like it to be.
I’ve arrived in the state capital of Pennsylvania after a much needed recharge with my neighborhood team from Obama for America.
If there’s ever a time we’ve needed organizing, it’s now.
Tomorrow: Another state capital. On to the mighty Wolverine State where I will be joining protests TUESDAY MORNING at 9.30 against “Right to Work” legislation that Michigan Republicans are sneaking through during the lame-duck session.
Term papers be damned!!! This is our state’s future.
I encourage you to be there with me at the capital, rallying for our great tradition of supporting workers’ rights.
If you can’t be there, I encourage you to SPREAD THE WORD.
I’ve started a petition on change.org – and there’s another petition on Democracy for America. Sign one, sign two, start a third.
Finally, here’s a video of Rep. Brandon Dillon of Grand Rapids speaking out against union-busting. You’ll have to watch it and tell me how it is, the internet at my Motel 6 is too slow to watch it besides in tiny 5 second bursts.
I was excited to head home to Michigan for the holidays tonight – but now I’m even more eager to get home so I can join the protests in Lansing.
The GOP is pushing “Right to work” legislation – something Governor Rick Snyder previously opposed – in the lame duck session.
Not in our state, Governor. This is union country.
(I would link articles, but MLive is covered with the story right now.)