Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Public Act 4 (Emergency Managers)

Posted on: June 21st, 2011 by Erica Ackerman No Comments

The Washtenaw Community Action Team (WCAT) is hosting a Town Hall Meeting at the Ann Arbor Community Center on Saturday June 25th (10:30am-12:30pm) to discuss Public Act 4 and the statewide initiative to repeal the law.

Public Act 4 is a new law that empowers the Governor of the State of Michigan to appoint Emergency Managers (EM) to communities placed in the receivership of the state. The EM has broad, unchecked powers to sell public assets, close schools, shred public contracts and agreements, and dissolve governments and remove elected officials. A $1.7 billion tax cut for businesses has made a number of Washtenaw County municipalities and school districts at risk of receivership.

With the support of local coalitions, Michigan Forward is leading a statewide initiative to repeal the anti-democratic, short-sighted and disingenuous Public Act.

Join WCAT and your Washtenaw community members to begin the fight to take our communities back!

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The Washtenaw Community Action Team is a coalition of local unionists, activists, students, workers and community members working together to defend and advocate for working people at the local, state and national level.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Repeal-PA4-Emergency-Managers-Washtenaw-Area/137390633002568

The Ann Arbor Community Center is located at:

625 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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