Response to Legal Challenge From Corporate Special Interests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News from MI One Fair Wage

July 13, 2018

STATEMENT FROM THE MICHIGAN ONE FAIR WAGE CAMPAIGN TO CHALLENGES TO THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF SIGNATURES COLLECTED IN SUPPORT OF RAISING MICHIGAN’S MINIMUM WAGE:

“We know that multi-billion dollar corporate special interests are not fans of direct democracy or raising wages for Michigan’s working families who struggle to earn enough to take care of their families,” said Darci McConnell, campaign manager of the MI One Fair Wage campaign. “We are confident that we have enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.”

“The lawsuit filed in the Court of Appeals and the challenges filed with the Board of Canvassers lack merit,” said Mark Brewer, legal counsel to the Michigan One Fair Wage. “Michigan One Fair Wage will be intervening in the lawsuit to defend the petition and will be responding to the challenges filed with the Board of Canvassers.”

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About Michigan One Fair Wage:

Michigan One Fair Wage is on a mission to make sure that every working person in Michigan can take care of themselves and their families. We want to raise the minimum wage to $12, including servers, bartenders and others who make the lower subminimum wage.

Our proposal would gradually raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2022 and would raise the tipped wage to $12 an hour by 2024.

The MI One Fair Wage campaign collected 373, 507 signatures from across the state to put the issue on the ballot in November.

For more information, go to www.Mionefairwage.org