Check out this week's important updates focused on economic and personal freedom in Michigan:
- Is Your Local Government Spending Tax Dollars on Campaign Activities?
- New Campaign Finance Bill Simply Protects Tax Dollars
- Fire Them: Another Day, Another Illegal Teacher Strike in Detroit
- 2nd Amendment in Action: Man kills would-be robber at Detroit gas station
Is Your Local Government Spending Tax Dollars on Campaign Activities?
Local elections will take place on Tuesday, March 8th across Michigan, 60 days from this past Friday.
But unlike elections past, your local government is now prohibited from spending your tax dollars on campaign activities like mass mailings and robocalls designed to convince you to vote one way or another.
That’s because last week Governor Rick Snyder scored a major victory for Michigan taxpayers, signing into law Senate Bill 571. That’s great news for Michigan taxpayers. The question now is whether government officials will obey the law.
If you receive any mail, robocalls, or other direct campaign material in the next two months from one of your local government bodies or agencies encouraging you to vote on an upcoming ballot issue, will you let us know?
You can call the Freedom Fund at (517) 618-1589 or email a copy of the material you received to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together, we’ll hold government accountable to the taxpayers it represents.
And in other news…
New Campaign Finance Bill Simply Protects Tax Dollars
The passage of Senate Bill 571 on campaign finance has generated undeserved pandemonium and sensational headlines. It's time to cut through the hyperbole and downright lies surrounding the legislation.
No, it doesn't issue a "gag order" to local government and school officials.
Fire Them: Another Day, Another Illegal Teacher Strike in Detroit
The Michigan Freedom Fund has renewed its call on Detroit Public Schools and policymakers in Lansing to pursue every option to stand up to union bullies in Detroit, after teachers again walked out of their classrooms to flex their union muscles, leaving Detroit students without their teachers and on the street.
Teacher strikes are illegal in Michigan. Teachers participating in illegal strikes are subject to disciplinary action, including fines and termination.
The Detroit News Editorial Board has also called for the DPS strike ringleaders to lose their teaching jobs. Disgraced union leader Steve Conn has organized dozens of teacher sickouts thus far, which has led to more than 80% of students being put out on the street instead of a classroom.
2nd Amendment in Action: Man kills would-be robber at Detroit gas station
Authorities say a Detroit gas station customer fatally shot a man who tried to rob him. The shooting was reported around 1 a.m. Tuesday, December 22nd at the station on the city’s west side.
Station manager Jay Jawad told the Detroit News that one of the station’s regular customers was buying cigarettes when the robbery attempt took place. The would-be robber pointed a gun at the customer, who pulled out a gun and shot the man.
Yes, liberals – the 2nd Amendment matters – A LOT.