Fight for Our Families

Event Details

Join us at the Capitol building on Wednesday, December 12th from 12-4 p.m. to resist the attacks on our rights, health, and democracy!

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Need a ride? We have buses taking people from Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo to Lansing. All buses depart at 10 a.m. and will take you back at 4 p.m. PLEASE FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM FOR MORE INFO ON BUSING.

We need to reclaim our Capitol from the corporate lobbyists who want to use its halls to influence our elected officials. This is a time to protest the attacks we’re facing during Lame Duck and work to build a better future for our state.

Corporate lobbyists have been out in force for Lame Duck trying to pull the rug out from under working families and rewrite the rules to benefit themselves, not the people of Michigan. We need show up and drown out their influence and ensure our elected officials represent us — not them.

We spoke up in November, now we need to speak up during Lame Duck. Our elected officials need to either respect the will of the people or go home!

There are attempts to ram through policies that will limit local control of communities, take wage and benefit gains away from working families, build a tunnel under the Great Lakes, limit access to reproductive healthcare, enshrine more dark money into our elections, threaten wetlands, ban public employees from effective union representation on the job, and limit the power of incoming elected officials like the attorney general and secretary of state.

We will provide more information on transportation options and logistics soon. Make sure to RSVP to receive more information.

Friday - 12/12/18

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Michigan Republicans are undertaking a diabolical plan to kill a popular minimum-wage ballot measure

Michigan Republicans are undertaking a diabolical plan to kill a popular minimum-wage ballot measure

The Michigan GOP has held the state’s legislature since 2010 because the party drew one of the nation’s most gerrymandered legislative maps. Republicans used that power to punish the poor with Medicaid work requirements, create “rape insurance,” and cut corporate taxes while raising them on the poor and elderly. But after eight years of unified Republican control of state government in Michigan, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer will break that stranglehold when she enters the governor’s mansion in January. The party isn’t loosening its grip on power so easily, though, instead offering one final and audacious attempt to undermine the will of the voters before Whitmer takes office.

The Michigan Republican Party is using its legislative majority in the lame duck session to gut popular citizen-initiated laws that would mandate paid sick leave and increase the state’s $9.25 hourly minimum wage to $12 per hour for all workers, including tipped employees, by 2022.                                          

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Dialing on minimum wage hike

Dialing on minimum wage hike

Michigan’s Republican-led Senate passed bills Wednesday that would substantially scale back citizen-initiated minimum wage and paid sick leave laws that a business lobby criticized as too burdensome, setting up expected lawsuits if GOP Gov. Rick Snyder signs them into law before making way for a Democrat in January.

The Senate voted 26-12, almost entirely along party lines, to advance the two bills to the Republican-controlled House, which is expected to pass them and could vote as early as next week.

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Michigan Senate approves changes to minimum wage, leave bill

Michigan Senate approves changes to minimum wage, leave bill

Michigan’s Republican-led Senate passed bills Wednesday that would substantially scale back citizen-initiated minimum wage and paid sick leave laws that a business lobby criticized as too burdensome.

The action sets up expected lawsuits if GOP Gov. Rick Snyder signs them into law before making way for a Democrat in January.

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Mich. State Senators vote to extend minimum wage, cut paid sick leave

Mich. State Senators vote to extend minimum wage, cut paid sick leave

Michigan workers will likely have to wait a little longer to see a boost in their pay checks after state senators voted to postpone a minimum wage hike.

The Republican controlled state Senate approved two bills on Wednesday in a 26-to-12 vote.  

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Michigan Republicans used a dirty trick to circumvent voters and gut minimum wage increase

Michigan Republicans used a dirty trick to circumvent voters and gut minimum wage increase

Democrats had a fantastic Election Night in Michigan. In addition to re-electing Sen. Debbie Stabenow and gaining two extra House seats, Michigan Democrats elected former state Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer as their next governor, picked up seats in the state House and Senate, and passed ballot measures legalizing recreational marijuana, establishing an independent redistricting commission, and expanding voting rights.

Another large goal of progressive activists, however, was to establish a minimum wage increase and a right to paid sick leave. That did not turn out quite as well because of a dirty trick played by the GOP-controlled legislature.

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