Rally to Recall Rick Snyder

March 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Rally to Recall Snyder

Time: Friday, March 25 · 11:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Lansing, MI

More Info: We will be protesting the passage of legislation that threatens to disenfranchise Michigan voters. Last week, Governor Snyder was able to pass legislation that will allow him to declare a “financial emergency” in towns and cities across Michigan, and give him the power to appoint emergency officials that will replace ELECTED city officials (mayors, etc), dissolve all established contracts including collective bargaining agreements.

The officials would have the authority to merge school districts and could even lead to having towns come under the management of CORPORATIONS!

This is unconstitutional and EVERYONE in Michigan needs to take a stand against this dictatorial legislation. If Snyder refuses to fulfill his role as Governor within legal, constitutional constraints, then he should be recalled along with this legislation.

Join us at the capitol building in Lansing on March 25, 2011! Bring your signs, food and friends. Dedicate the day to exercising your freedom of speech before they decide to use our “financial crisis” as an excuse to take that liberty away too.
Also check out the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195725983782646
or you can find more info here: http://firericksnyder.org/rallies-dates-times-locations

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March meeting agenda and information

March 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

The PLG is having a meeting: Thursday March 31st 6 pm in the UGL rm 2318.
A draft of the agenda can be found be found below.

It would be swell if you would join us.

“The Criminalization of All of Us: Students, Immigrants and Drivers”

March 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

Elena M. Herrada
Local community activist named 2011 Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni
DETROIT (February 15, 2011) Elena Herrada, long-time community activist in southeastern Michigan, has been named Wayne State University, Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni for 2011.  Ms. Herrada will give a presentation on March 28, 2011 at the Student Center Building, Hilberry C, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The topic will be “The Criminalization of All of Us:  Students, Immigrants, and Drivers.”
Ms. Herrada has been involved in a number of famous events in Detroit’s history.  One of the most notable which caught national attention was the Larry Nevers and Walter Budzyn case; former police officers convicted in beating to death Malice Green, a Black motorist who was pulled over for a traffic stop on November 5, 1992.  Elena Herrada was a member of the Race Relations Council which released a statement after the sentencing was delivered by Judge George Crockett.  The statement included the following remarks:
“The sentencing of former officers Larry Nevers and Walter Budzyn by Judge George Crockett brings to a climax a trial that has tragically affected individuals and has uncovered racial divisions already existing in metropolitan Detroit. (PR Newswire, 1993.)
Currently, Ms. Herrada is a member of the Detroit Board of Education.  She is also a founding member of Centro Obrero de Detroit, Fronteras Nortenas (An organization dedicated to chronicling the history of Mexicans in Detroit) and Friends of Chicano Boricua Studies at Wayne State University.  Elena Herrada serves on the board for the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights
The presentation is free and open to the public.  This lecture is part of the Department of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Presentation series held annually and co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Student Club.  The public, as well as criminal justice organizations, are invited to come and hear her presentation on “The Criminalization of All of Us:  Students, Immigrants, and Drivers,” while she also shares her experiences as a community activist and voice for social justice.  For more information, please call 313-577-2705 or send an e-mail to dz9258@wayne.eduor visit our website at www.clas.wayne.edu/CRJ.

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