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Wasteful corporate welfare is back. The lead water crisis in Benton Harbor continues to deteriorate. Lawmakers took action to let kids learn in the aftermath of Whitmer’s school shutdowns. Republican legislators signed a letter opposing the national popular vote. And the maps coming out of the Redistricting Commission may violate Federal law. Thanks for joining us on the Frontlines of Freedom!

  • Lawmakers Want to Waste Your Money on Corporate Welfare
  • Governor Whitmer Let Majority Black City Drink Lead Water For Years
  • Legislature Votes to Let Kids Learn
  • Legislators Sign Letter Opposing National Popular Vote
  • Redistricting Commission Maps May Violate Federal Law

LAWMAKERS WANT TO WASTE YOUR MONEY ON CORPORATE WELFARE

While some lawmakers in Lansing try to resurrect a wasteful corporate welfare program, recent studies show that businesses that receive these taxpayer-funded handouts don’t deliver results.

Our Chairman Greg McNeilly breaks it down this week in The Detroit News: Lansing wants to waste your money on corporate handouts
“The only thing corporate welfare schemes like Senate Bill 615 deliver are fancy dinners and special business meetings between politicians and the high-powered lobbyists ponying up to the taxpayer trough.
 
“Maybe this time, lawmakers can surprise us. The next time politicians take a ceremonial spade to the ground somewhere in Michigan, they can dig a hole six feet deep and bury corporate welfare once and for all.”
There are bad bills in the state House and Senate, but you can take action to stop them today. Click below and tell Lansing: Don’t waste our money on corporate welfare!

END CORPORATE WELFARE

Instead of wasting your money on these subsidies, legislators should instead focus on protecting our Freedom, preparing our workforce, modernizing our infrastructure, providing better educational opportunities, and reducing energy costs.

GOVERNOR WHITMER LET BENTON HARBOR DRINK LEAD WATER FOR YEARS

Speaking of infrastructure, the situation in Benton Harbor has only gotten worse. A lead water crisis has been brewing for three years, and Governor Whitmer’s administration is just now helping residents with bottled water.

It wasn’t until after the national news media turned their cameras on the city that Governor Whitmer dropped in for a quick, media-free photo op to give the appearance that she was doing something.
 
Meanwhile, bottled water distribution sites ran out, and the water main broke, cutting off water for the entire city.
 
The House Oversight Committee began an inquiry, where Whitmer’s appointed department leader “declined to unequivocally tell lawmakers whether public water in Benton Harbor is safe.” The Senate Oversight Committee is also launching a probe into the Whitmer administration’s handling of this crisis.
 

LEGISLATURE VOTES TO LET KIDS LEARN

The Michigan Legislature voted on bills to create Michigan Student Opportunity Accounts to let kids learn. These accounts would put the power back in the hands of parents.

In the aftermath of Whitmer’s school shutdowns and her veto of reading scholarships for students who fell behind as a result of those shutdowns, these bills would help more than a million students get access to tutors, wi-fi and laptops, textbooks, mental health services and more.
 
It’s a common sense solution that puts kids first. Wealthy families can already afford to pay for their students’ educational needs. It’s time every family has the same options.
 

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS SIGN LETTER OPPOSING NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE


Republican lawmakers “vehemently rejected” a plan to award Michigan’s presidential electors to the winner of the national popular vote.

17 State Senators and 40 State Representatives signed a letter opposing the national popular vote, calling it a “disastrous idea” that “should remain on the scrapheap of American history.”
 
In 2020, 2.97 million people voted in New York City, and 4.3 million votes were cast in Los Angeles. Michigan’s record-breaking statewide turnout of 5.5 million voters would be dwarfed by the combined 7.27 million votes of just those two cities.
 
It is imperative that the candidate who receives Michigan’s electoral votes is determined by Michiganders - not by liberal voters in other parts of the country. We’re proud to see so many state legislators standing up to protect Michigan voters’ voice in presidential elections.
 

REDISTRICTING COMMISSION MAPS MAY VIOLATE FEDERAL LAW


The hits keep coming for Michigan’s Redistricting Commission. Two of the so-called “independent” commissioners were outed as Democrats. The Michigan Supreme Court rejected their request to extend the Nov. 1 deadline after they fell behind schedule.

The entire process has been described as “chaotic.” The commission finally submitted ten draft maps for public hearings, then cut the time for public comment in half, jeopardizing public input on those maps.
 
Now, the commission is facing criticism that their maps violate federal law because they don’t follow the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
 
Time is not on their side, and the deadline to propose final maps is November 5. Your input is urgently needed! Submit your public comments on the proposed maps and speak up for your own community of interest at ​​michigan-mapping.org.

For Freedom,

Tori Sachs
Executive Director
Michigan Freedom Fund

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