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Sunday, October 9, 2011

On Nov 8 Vote No on Proposal C That Illegally Revises Detroit Charter

It's time to fight for what is right for Detroit's Citizens. Don't believe takeover promoters! VOTE NO on Proposal C! Why? Here are some reasons:
1. The current city charter is not up for review until the year 2018, so what is the rush all about? (Removing voting power and decision making by Detroit Citizens: voters and taxpayers, the senior citizens, poor,and working poor)

2. The proposed "Community Advisory Councils" have no real power to make change or apply for federal government grants to assist neighborhoods with repair themselves. Struggling neighborhoods will fail.

3. Council by District was added without regard to effectively setting up city government to enable true democratic representation. Who are the representatives and how are they chosen as the "voice" of citizens?

4. A NO vote kills Mayor Bing's proposal to turn Detroit into mini townships.
5. A NO vote stops the final attempt to takeover Detroit by Emergency Managers and private companies ( Benton Harbor already taken over. Emergency Management is an UN-Democratic form of government run by people that were not Voted for, that has never been a part of American Government and History).

6. A NO Vote allows Detroiters choose and vote for their own city council.
7. A NO vote stops the takeover of The Water Plant, Public Lighting, DDot City Bus Service and sale of Belle Isle.
8. A NO Vote will help to stop people from over taxing you, foreclosing, cutting city services like street lights and garbage collection.

See www.HoodResearch.org for more info.

To Become a Vote Challenger to make sure your vote was counted and ballot boxes are not illegally opened or tampered with, call 313 533-8764

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sept 10, 2011 SOS People's Forum at Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Good Morning Fellow Activists!

You are invited to a very important Save Our Selves Mobilization Forum to address several issues that serve to diminish the empowerment of Detroiters.  This forum is sponsored by We the People of Detroit and will be held next Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church is located at 2501 East McNichols on the left side of the street, just past the KFC.

Please mark your calendars and prepare to receive an update on several critical issues (see attachment for details) that we must mobilize to address by taking tangible actions.  Please RSVP to dtaylor524@comcast.net as soon as possible.

Yours in the struggle for justice, equality and freedom!

Debra Taylor
Peace and blessings!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Emergency Financial Mgt Bills Are Illegal by Hood Research

 


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Henry Teutsch (Hood Research)
Date: Monday, May 2, 2011
Subject: HOOD RESEARCH - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Lawmakers Break the Law
To: HoodResearch_Release@hoodresearch.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOOD RESEARCH
Contact Person Theo
Broughton
313.931.2700, contact@hoodresearch.org
May 2, 2011
 
Lawmakers Break the
Law
Emergency


Manager Laws - Not in Effect
 
Michigan


Governor Snyder
signed into law four public acts on March 16, 2011;
 
Public Acts 4, 5, 6
and 7 of 2011 all deal with the new emergency manager law under
the innocent sounding title of “local government and school
district fiscal accountability act”.
 
All acts were stated
in the record as filed with the Secretary of State as having
immediate effect.
Immediate effect as
stated in the Michigan Constitution, Art. IV, § 28, Dictates the
effective dates of all new laws. No act shall take effect until
90 days have passed from the end of the session in which the act
was approved. New laws can be effective immediately if they are
passed with a two thirds majority in both the House of
Representatives and the Senate.
 
Republicans lack a
two thirds majority in the House of Representatives. These bills
passed strictly on the party line votes. Republicans have 63
seats of the 110 seats available. A two thirds vote equals 73
votes. None of these acts passed with more than 62 votes.
 
Therefore these laws
are not in effect.
 
Those persons at the
state level including the Governor, the state legislative body
and the emergency managers are violating the law. They seek and
use powers that were not legally obtained. All actions with
these powers are illegal. All results from the use of these
powers are also illegal and must be immediately reversed. The
law enforcement agencies in Wayne County, Berrien County and the
State Attorney General’s office must intervene and restore
public order, uphold the Constitution and fulfill their oath of
office.
 
Furthermore as these
acts state that they were passed with immediate effect and have
been published with this language, the Michigan Secretary of
State should be investigated by an impartial legal authority to
determine why that office would be complicit in publishing
language that is not accurate. How can it be known if other laws
and publications with this office are correct? If the Secretary
of State fails to ensure that documents published by that office
are official then there can be no confidence in the office
holder who has taken an oath to perform the duties of the
office.
 
http://hoodresearch.org/pressrelease/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Press-Release.pdf