This November, voters will be asked to decide one referendum and five proposed amendments to the Michigan Constitution that have the potential to undo all the progress we’ve made.
Proposal 1 is a referendum on whether or not Michigan should retain Public Act 4 of 2011, which helps Michigan communities in financial emergencies regain fiscal stability. In cases where communities are unable to meet payroll, pay vendors, or are operating under continuous deficits, the law allows the state to appoint an emergency manager to help address these problems. BLM SUPPORTS PROPOSAL 1.
Proposals 2-6 attempt to use our Constitution to re-write legislation passed by our elected leaders or bypass Michigan’s legislative process. The Michigan Constitution sets forth our basic rights and freedoms. It should not be used to undo legislative action because a group doesn’t like it.BLM OPPOSES PROPOSALS 2-6.
Michigan is just starting to turn around. We can’t afford to turn back. Brief descriptions of each proposal can be found by clicking this link