Action Alert: Monday 6pm Prayer Vigil for Those About to Lose Their Homes

Tax Foreclosure Action Alert

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Monday, 6pm Prayer Vigil for those about to lose their homes.
The details of the vigil’s location will be released Monday at noon through social media and the People’s Platform Hotline, 313.338.9396.

Tuesday, National Action to contact Mayor Duggan (313) 224-3400 to demand he remove all tax liens for past-due water bills and Treasurer-Elect Wojtowicz (313) 224-5990 to demand that he stop the displacement of families in the largest tax foreclosure in one city, at one time, in US history.

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Detroit families, housing advocates, are taking back our city on Monday, demanding Wayne County Treasurer-Elect Raymond J. Wojtowicz halt the tax foreclosure on 37,000 families

People’s Platform Members and Supporters,

On Monday, March 30th at 6pm Detroit and Wayne County residents affected by tax foreclosure, along with Detroit People’s Platform members and supporters will hold a prayer vigil for those facing eviction and displacement from their homes. We call on all people of faith and of compassion to join together with us in solidarity to lift up those who face foreclosure and for our elected officials to find the wisdom in and take action on our demands. The details of the action will be shared the morning of the vigil through social media and the People’s Platform Hotline, 313.338.9396.

On Tuesday, March 31st, in addition to actions on the streets of Detroit, People’s Platform Members and supporters with lead a campaign with national partners Right To The City to call Mayor Duggan and demand that he remove all tax liens for past-due water bills and Wayne County Treasurer-Elect Wojtowicz demanding that he stop the largest tax foreclosure in one city, at one time, in US history.

Detroit, the largest majority African-American major city in the country now faces the largest forced housing eviction, possibly in the history of the United States. Wayne County Treasurer Wojtowicz is preparing to foreclose on 37,000 occupied homes affecting nearly 100,000 people, the equivalent of 1/6 of the city’s population. Many Detroiters and Wayne County Residents are being foreclosed upon due to incorrect tax bills with exaggerated property assessments and disputed water bill liens. Persistent and high rates of unemployment, government cuts to services Detroiters rely on and increased displacement and forced relocation will result in enormous physical and mental stress and trauma on children and families.

Updates:

Last Thursday, March 25th, residents being foreclosed on, members of the Detroit People’s Platform and other housing advocates met with Chief Deputy Treasurer Dave Szymanski in an effort to keep Detro­iters in their homes.  The group delivered thousands of petitions generated both nationally by the Right to the City Alliance and locally by the Detroit People’s Platform and allied organizations. The delegation delivered a set of demands that include a halt to tax foreclosures.

Last Tuesday, March 23rd, residents packed Detroit City Council meeting with testimony from families threatened with foreclosure as well as some who had already lost their homes. Council Member Castañeda-López requested a Detroit City Council Resolution on the Foreclosure Crisis on Monday.  Only days before the March 31st deadline, the Council is expected to pass their resolution.

Sign the Petition!

Take ActionWayne County Treasurer-elect Wojtowicz is in charge of foreclosing on 37,000 occupied homes for overdue property taxes on March 31st, affecting nearly 100,000 people. This represents the largest mass tax foreclosure in US history in one city at one time. Treasurer Wojtowicz has the power to stop it.

Detroiters are being foreclosed upon due to incorrect tax bills with exaggerated property assessments and disputed water bill liens.

Long-time residents are the heart and soul of Detroit. Ongoing displacement of our families from mortgage and tax foreclosures has been devastating. Public services are being cut and privatized, and Detroiters are being pushed out of their generational homes. To now lose another 100,000 residents would cut the city’s total population by 1/6 and tear a hole in the city’s cultural and economic fabric that can never be replaced.

Sign the petition to let the Wayne County Treasurer know that 100,000 Detroit residents need a place to call home!

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Detroiters Working to Keep Families in their Homes Pack Council Meeting

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Detroiters Working to Keep Families in their Homes Pack Council Meeting
Almost one sixth of population could be kicked out of their homes

DETROIT – Members of the Detroit People’s Platform were among those that packed a Detroit City Council meeting to support a resolution for a moratorium on home tax foreclosures in Detroit.  March 31 could mark the day that Detroit sets the record for the largest number of tax foreclosures in US History on a single day. About 100,000 people could be forced from their homes because of tax foreclosures from Wayne County. Families threatened with losing their homes because of their Wayne County tax bill were among many that spoke out at the Council meeting.

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Platform Members and supporters at City Council Meeting to present a People’s Resolution, Petition Signatures and public comment on the Mass Tax Foreclosure planned next week in Detroit. Photo Credit detroitcommunicator.com

The Detroit People’s Platform turned in thousands of petition signatures from people calling for a moratorium on foreclosure. Platform members also read a People’s Resolution to Stop the Foreclosures that shared the demands of impacted residents, community groups and the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan (EJAM), Equitable Detroit Coalition (EDC), Storehouse of Hope, North End Woodward Community Coalition (NEWCC), and the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice.

“Detroit families have added keeping their homes to list of struggles people are facing every day such as water shut offs and poor public transportation,” said Linda Campbell of the Detroit People’s Platform. “It is essential that the Detroit City Council join with their constituents to hold this city together. We can’t tolerate thousands of hard working people becoming homeless.”

"PUBLIC COMMENT: THE PEOPLE'S PLATFORM... STOP THE FORECLOSURE" Linda Campbell, Building Movement, Detroit People's Platform reads a People's Resolution into the public record and presents thousands of signatires to Detroit City Council, March 24, 2015 Photo Credit: Detroit Council Pres. Brenda Jones Facebook Page
“PUBLIC COMMENT: THE PEOPLE’S PLATFORM… STOP THE FORECLOSURE” Linda Campbell, Building Movement, Detroit People’s Platform reads a People’s Resolution into the public record and presents thousands of signatures to Detroit City Council, March 24, 2015 Photo Credit: Detroit Council Pres. Brenda Jones Facebook Page

Those working to keep Wayne County tax foreclosures from creating yet another crisis in the city are asking for a moratorium on foreclosures to allow newly enacted safeguards to kick in. Council Member Castañeda-López put forth for a Council Resolution of the Foreclosure Crisis on Monday, March 24 and it is currently being prepared. Council will vote on the resolution this week.

“We have new tax laws that haven’t had time to work and we know property in Detroit has been over-assessed resulting in unfair tax bills,” said Aaron Handelsman of the Detroit People’s Platform. “It’s really only fair that the new laws and fair values be used before thousands are summarily ejected from their homes.”

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“PUBLIC COMMENT: the Detroit People’s Platform…. That a halt be placed on all Tax Foreclosures for a one year, remove all tax liens for past due water bills, pass a Community Benefits Agreement Ordinance that insures pair and equitable development and Promote Housing Security by enacting a Community Land Trust policy and redefining Neighborhood Affordability to reflect the economic reality of low income communities.” Aaron Handelsman, Detroit People’s Platform reads a People’s Resolution into the public record at Detroit City Council, March 24, 2015 Photo Credit: Detroit Council Pres. Brenda Jones Facebook Page

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Sign the Petition!

Take ActionWayne County Treasurer-elect Wojtowicz is in charge of foreclosing on 37,000 occupied homes for overdue property taxes on March 31st, affecting nearly 100,000 people. This represents the largest mass tax foreclosure in US history in one city at one time. Treasurer Wojtowicz has the power to stop it.

Detroiters are being foreclosed upon due to incorrect tax bills with exaggerated property assessments and disputed water bill liens.

Long-time residents are the heart and soul of Detroit. Ongoing displacement of our families from mortgage and tax foreclosures has been devastating. Public services are being cut and privatized, and Detroiters are being pushed out of their generational homes. To now lose another 100,000 residents would cut the city’s total population by 1/6 and tear a hole in the city’s cultural and economic fabric that can never be replaced.

Sign the petition to let the Wayne County Treasurer know that 100,000 Detroit residents need a place to call home!

People’s Resolution To STOP THE FORECLOSURES

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People’s Resolution To
STOP THE FORECLOSURES

Whereas: We, the Detroit People’s Platform, Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan (EJAM), Equitable Detroit Coalition (EDC), Storehouse of Hope, North End Woodward Community Coalition (NEWCC), the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, and citizens of the city of Detroit, Wayne County and the State of Michigan do hereby demand that a halt be placed on all resident occupied Tax Foreclosures for a minimum of one year to allow our elected city, county and state officials to develop a comprehensive plan to address this extraordinary and devastating crisis.

Whereas: Detroit, the largest majority African-American major city in the country now faces the largest forced housing eviction, possibly in the history of the United States.

Whereas: Wayne County Treasurer Wojtowicz is preparing to foreclose on 37,000 occupied homes affecting nearly 100,000 people, the equivalent of 1/6 of the city’s population.

Whereas: Many Detroiters and Wayne County Residents are being foreclosed upon due to incorrect tax bills with exaggerated property assessments and disputed water bill liens.

Whereas: Persistent and high rates of unemployment, government cuts to services Detroiters rely on and increased displacement and forced relocation will result in enormous physical and mental stress and trauma on children and families.

Whereas: Detroit People’s Platform and our allies have collected thousands of signatures from across the city, county, state, and nation from people who support these demands.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT We, the Detroit People’s Platform, Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan (EJAM), Equitable Detroit Coalition (EDC), Storehouse of Hope, North End Woodward Community Coalition (NEWCC), the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, and citizens of the city of Detroit, Wayne County and the State of Michigan do hereby submit our demands for action by way of our elected representatives.

We, the People, Demand:

  • That a halt be placed on all Tax Foreclosures for a minimum of one year.
  • That the City Assessors complete their lawful duties and responsibilities, reassess all property values and roll back property tax debt of owner/occupants to compensate for City’s failure to properly and fairly “reassess” property taxes. Establish a fair and simplified tax assessment process and year-round application for tax reassessment.
  • Remove all tax liens for past-due water bills.
  • Pass a Community Benefits Agreement Ordinance that insures fair and equitable development.
  • Promote Housing Security by enacting a Community Land Trust policy and redefining Neighborhood Affordability to reflect the economic reality of low- income communities.

We, the Detroit People’s Platform, do hereby submit this Resolution to Detroit City Council on the 24th day of March 2015.

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Urgent Residents Meeting, Mon. 5pm – City Council Action: Tues, 9am CAYMC

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Are you facing Tax Foreclosure? Please join with us next Monday!
Residents Meeting
Monday, March 23rd
— 5-7pm Hannan House
4750 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
The purpose of the event is bring together people who are most directly impacted by the Wayne County tax foreclosures to tell their stories and to give them an opportunity to participate in collective actions designed to halt the tax foreclosure crisis so that we can all stay in our homes. We will prepare testimonies for City Council, discuss the broader movement, gather stories of and about our homes and neighborhoods, make signs and art for the week’s actions. Homeowners please bring photos of your house!

Action: Share public comment at City Council
TUESDAY MARCH 24th CAYMC

Tuesday, March 24th – Join us early at 9am on the 13th floor of the CAYMC for public comments at the 10am City Council meeting. Residents will present personal stories, Detroit People’s Platform’s Resolution along with others will be read into the public record, and elected leaders will demand that the Wayne County Treasurer halt tax foreclosures.

Sign the Petition!

Take ActionWayne County Treasurer-elect Wojtowicz is in charge of foreclosing on 37,000 occupied homes for overdue property taxes on March 31st, affecting nearly 100,000 people. This represents the largest mass tax foreclosure in US history in one city at one time. Treasurer Wojtowicz has the power to stop it.

Detroiters are being foreclosed upon due to incorrect tax bills with exaggerated property assessments and disputed water bill liens.

Long-time residents are the heart and soul of Detroit. Ongoing displacement of our families from mortgage and tax foreclosures has been devastating. Public services are being cut and privatized, and Detroiters are being pushed out of their generational homes. To now lose another 100,000 residents would cut the city’s total population by 1/6 and tear a hole in the city’s cultural and economic fabric that can never be replaced.

Sign the petition to let the Wayne County Treasurer know that 100,000 Detroit residents need a place to call home!

 

EMERGENCY PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY, Sat. March 14th 1-4pm

Sat., March 14, 1 PM – Detroit

HELL NO, DETROITERS WON’T GO!
EMERGENCY PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY
Saturday, March 14, 2015
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Christ Church
960 E. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit (at I-75, just east of downtown)

We will be planning direct action to save our communities!

Demand a moratorium (halt) on all tax foreclosures and evictions
from occupied homes.
End water shut-offs.
Save homes with OUR tax $…don’t destroy them!!
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This is a State of Emergency! Under Michigan law, the Mayor, County
Executive and Treasurer, and especially the Governor, have the
authority to stop all foreclosures and water shut-offs to stop this
disaster from taking place.

62,000 homes are scheduled for tax foreclosure on March 31, 2015.
37,000 are occupied homes.

In the meantime, Lansing is sitting on $220 Million of Hardest Hit
Homeowners funds, enough to pay all the delinquent property tax bills
of occupied homes, stop the foreclosures, and provide funds to restore
county and city services.

Instead these funds are being given to Dan Gilbert to tear down
homes, while the banks are completely left off the hook for the
destruction they caused.

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If your organization would like to endorse the Emergency People’s
Assembly, please email moratorium@moratorium-mi.org
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or call 248-470-0296.

To download leaflet, click here: Emergency People’s Assembly
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For more information contact: Moratorium Now Coalition –
http://moratorium-mi.org

Email: moratorium@moratorium-mi.org
<mailto:moratorium@moratorium-mi.org>
– Phone 313-680-5508

Detroit Eviction Defense – detroitevictiondefense.org
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– Phone 740-1073

Endorsed by: Moratorium NOW! Coalition, Detroit Eviction Defense,
Detroit People’s Platform

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Petition Alert! Stop 100,000 from Losing Their Homes in Detroit

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100,000 Face Displacement in Detroit: Organize to Stop the Wayne County Tax Foreclosure

Take ActionWayne County Treasurer-elect Wojtowicz is in charge of foreclosing on 37,000 occupied homes for overdue property taxes on March 31st, affecting nearly 100,000 people. This represents the largest mass tax foreclosure in US history in one city at one time. Treasurer Wojtowicz has the power to stop it.

Detroiters are being foreclosed upon due to incorrect tax bills with exaggerated property assessments and disputed water bill liens.

Long-time residents are the heart and soul of Detroit. Ongoing displacement of our families from mortgage and tax foreclosures has been devastating. Public services are being cut and privatized, and Detroiters are being pushed out of their generational homes. To now lose another 100,000 residents would cut the city’s total population by 1/6 and tear a hole in the city’s cultural and economic fabric that can never be replaced.

Sign the petition to let the Wayne County Treasurer know that 100,000 Detroit residents need a place to call home!

Detroit is facing a crisis of foreclosure on 37,000 occupied homes affecting close to 100,000 residents at serious risk of eviction. This decision will be made by March 31st, unless there is a massive outcry from both Detroit residents and the nation. This historic crisis represents the largest mass tax foreclosure in US history in one city at one time. Local Detroit organizations and activists, the Detroit People’s Platform and Right to the City Alliance, are launching a nationwide petition to seek support and show how blight is only growing in deindustrialized cities like Detroit in order to prepare for development plans that do not serve local residents, and instead, displace them.

* Supporting organizations include Detroit People’s Platform, Moratorium NOW!, Detroit Eviction Defense, Historic Russell Woods Association, Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion.

DEGC cannot be trusted to negotiate on behalf of Detroiters #DetroitCBA

March 10, 2015

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TAKE ACTION
Call Rodrick Miller at the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (313) 963-2940

  • Remind him that Detroiters want a Community Benefits Agreement Ordinance that guarantees community inclusion and developer accountability.
  • Let him know that DEGC cannot be trusted to negotiate on behalf of Detroiters.

On March 5th 2015 Rodrick Miller, the CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation was a guest on WDET’s Detroit Today. (Listen)

DEGC intends to undermine the proposed Community Benefit Agreement Ordinance by denying Detroiters a seat at the negotiating table. Instead DECG is positioning itself to negotiate on behalf of Detroiters and relegate Detroiters to only having a “community conversation.”

We do not trust DEGC to negotiate on behalf of Detroiters. Historically DEGC has failed to hold developers accountable to their promises to deliver jobs and benefits in exchange for the millions of dollars in public subsidies.

We reject the notion that Detroiters cannot speak on their own behalf for the much needed benefits for their community and support the current draft CBA ordinance which calls for community representation at the negotiation table as well as a CBA that is a negotiated agreement that is enforceable and legally binding.

  • Community Conversations are not the same as involving community in negotiations.
  • Based on DEGC’s history of negotiating away public funds and resources without holding developers to their promises they should not be trusted to look out for the interests of everyday Detroiters.
  • Claw Backs are not the same as a legally binding agreement negotiated between the community and the developer.
  • The mayor speaks consistently of economic inclusion but his number one man at the city’s economic growth corporation speaks for community exclusion.

TAKE ACTION
Call Rodrick Miller at the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (313) 963-2940

  • Remind him that Detroiters want a Community Benefits Agreement Ordinance that guarantees community inclusion and developer accountability.
  • Let him know that DEGC cannot be trusted to negotiate on behalf of Detroiters.

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No more promises @DEGCAllBusiness Detroiters deserve a #DetroitCBA Ordinance

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ANNOUNCEMENT SEEKING PART-TIME SENIOR ORGANIZER

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ANNOUNCEMENT SEEKING PART-TIME SENIOR ORGANIZER

ABOUT THE BUILDING MOVEMENT PROJECT AND BUILDING MOVEMENT DETROIT

For fifteen years, the Building Movement Project (BMP) has been advancing the potential for nonprofit organizations to have an impact on building movements for progressive social change. Since 2003, BMP has supported work in Detroit that pioneered a national model for how organizations can integrate social change into their service work with clients. More recently, the Building Movement Detroit work has expanded to focus on directly organizing constituents in neighborhoods, with the Detroit People’s Platform growing out of these efforts in 2013 with a citywide meeting of residents who came together to establish a five-plank platform articulating the social justice priorities of Detroiters.

ROLE AND SCOPE OF WORK

The Senior Organizer will work under the supervision of the leader of Building Movement/Detroit Peoples Platform work in Detroit, work as part of a fast-paced team of Detroiters and also work closely with a national staff team in New York City. The organizer will work to ensure that the advocacy and organizing needs of the Detroit People’s Platform (DPP) are met, by increasing civic engagement of Detroiters, raising the salience of issues identified in the platform in public debate, and advocating for policy changes with municipal and state policymakers. More specifically, the organizer will:

  • Assist with the development and implementation of the policy and advocacy work of the Detroit People’s Platform. The organizer will draft policy briefs and facilitate informational trainings to ensure that community members understand key issues being debated in the state legislature and city council. They will also work to influence public policy impacting the issues and concerns of residents by building relationships with policymakers and developing policy guidelines. The organizer will ensure that the policy demands are rooted in and informed by resident stakeholders and DPP leaders.
  • Coach and support other DPP organizers. The organizer will work with a team of field organizers and help them develop strategies for building relationships and power in key neighborhoods. They will also support organizers and residents by providing training support to build advocacy and organizing capacity.
  • Represent DPP’s interests with allies and coalitions. The organizer will be expected to attend community meetings, nurture relationships with allied organizations, and collaborate with other organizers and advocates to build successful coalitions for policy change. In particular, the consultant will lead the efforts to collaborate with other partner organizations in the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan, including: working with EJAM partner organizations’ organizers around collective campaigns including implementation of coordinated field plans; participating in regular leadership development opportunities through EJAM; integrating the People’s Platform’s cohort of Michigan Economic Justice Fellows into organizational activities, including but not limited to EJAM campaigns.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in community organizing, civic engagement, and advocacy. A mix of experiences in these areas is ideal;
  • Strong communication, writing and proof-reading skills, including social media and computer skills such as proficiency in MS Office – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook;
  • Demonstrated experience developing strategic responses to challenging political dynamics and leading campaigns that win;
  • Strong commitment to social change, racial justice and democratic principles;
  • Openness to a variety of approaches to organizing and policy work;
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people and foster alignment between different interests;
  • Strong facilitation and coalition building skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, capacity for prioritizing tasks, and ability to handle a wide range of tasks simultaneously;
  • Ability to work independently, and follow through and meet deadlines;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work well with multiple work styles;
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 10, 2015

This is a part-time contract position. The work hours spent on this project will likely vary, but we anticipate the coordinator devoting an average of 30 hours a week to the project.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to hiring@buildingmovement.org

‘A People’s Story of Detroit’ FREE Premier, Feb 27 MSU Detroit Center

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Shot over 2 years with handheld cameras
Conversations with over 50 Detroiters
This story emerged from the most frequently discussed topics and perspectives

Building Movement Project
Building Movement Detroit
& Detroit People’s Platform
present

‘A People’s Story of Detroit’
Info-Trailer: http://youtu.be/ZbyRFEbI32E

a new feature-length documentary
edited by Halima Cassells and Kate Levy

Join us for the FREE premier
Friday, February 27th, 2015
MSU Detroit Center
3408 Woodward Ave. 48201
5:30 Reception – 6pm Screening

https://www.facebook.com/events/582590998542024/

Featuring (In Order of Appearance)

Tawana ‘Honeycomb’ Petty
William Copeland
Invincible Ill Weaver
Malik Yakini
Lila Cabil
Bill Wylie-Kellerman
Carmen Mendoza-King
Curtis McGuire
Angie Reyes
Rhonda Anderson
Valerie Glenn
Joselyn Fitzpatrick-Harris
Vincent Martin
Sandra Hines
Jeannette Marble
Michael Wimberly
Wayne Curtis
Linda Campbell
Herbert Jones
Shane Bernardo
Michelle Martinez
Yusef Bunchy Shakur
Brother Jerry Smith
Charity Hicks
Tanisha Flowers
Kathleen Foster
Lottie Spady
Norman Bent
Patrick Crouch
Lee Gaddis
Sarah Coffey
Linda Bains
Rev. Joan Ross
Shea Howell
Dessa Cosma
Aaron Timlin
Elena Herrada
Miguel Pope
Marcia Lee
Soh Suzuki
Tova Perlmutter
Sarah Sidelko
Diana Copeland
Alia Harvey-Quinn

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Former EM compares Detroit Bankruptcy to Civil Rights #ReclaimMLK

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Former Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr compares Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit’s bankruptcy to Rev. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. #ReclaimMLK

 

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Excerpts from the MLive.com article on Kevyn Orr’s speech at the Grand Rapids Economic Clubs gathering on January 26th:

“While his plan to restructure the city’s pension obligations and its debts was greeted with almost universal hostility, Orr said it was a call from his mother that was among the most difficult. She called after hearing from an elderly friend whose pension was threatened by the bankruptcy petition.

“When your momma calls you crying about the job you’re doing, it’s a little disconcerting,” said Orr.

Orr compared Snyder’s decision to “bet the farm” and seek bankruptcy in his first term in office as a great act of political courage on par with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s D-Day Invasion and the Rev. Martin Luther King’s civil rights crusade.”

Read the full article: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2015/01/kevyn_orr_thanks_outstate_legi.html

 

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Comparing Snyder’s actions to those of MLK’s during the Civil Rights Movement is an offensive attempt to recast the horrendous impact of Gov. Snyder’s legislation and policy on the state’s black population. It is a mockery of Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy.

During Snyder’s tenure as Governor residents have experienced:

 

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