Saturday, January 7, 2012

Volunteers Needed to Collect Repeal PA4 Signatures at Churches and DDOT

With less than 80,000 signatures to go, we’re turning up the heat on Michigan’s Dictator Law. Below are some volunteer opportunities here in the Metro Detroit area our campaign needs your help with. Democracy is the only option we have to turn not just Detroit around in its financial crisis but to protect the many communities and hundreds of school districts facing fiscal crisis.

Please see the below events and coordination efforts as we work to close the door on this phase of the campaign!

Democracy Sunday || Jan. 8 & 15
Join Michigan Forward and Stand Up for Democracy on Sunday, January 8 and January 15 for Democracy Sunday. We are pushing towards our goal of collecting 250,000 signatures to help repeal PA4. Over these two Sundays we anticipate to visit over 50 churches throughout the Metro Detroit area. Volunteers are needed to gather signatures at over church locations in the Detroit area for both Sundays. To volunteer call Michigan Forward office at (313) 965-2722 or email us at

Want to Sign Up Your Church for Democracy Sunday?
 Call Betty Smith, MI AFSCME Council 25: (313) 964-1711.


Freedom Riders Needed

Calling on volunteers to collect petition signatures at Detroit's DDOT Bus Terminals and Buses
Hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents use public transit to travel daily in Southeast Michigan. Detroit's Department of Transportation carries most of those residents to and from their jobs, shopping and more. Michigan Forward and the Detroit NAACP are recruiting volunteers to ride Detroit's busiest transit lines and centers, Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM.

These lines and centers are:
·        Grand River
·        Gratiot
·        Woodward
·        Rosa Parks Transit Center
·        State Fair Transit Center
If you want to participate in our Freedom Rider program please contact Derek Blackmon at (313) 623-7946 or call Michigan Forward at (313) 965-2722.

Data Entry and Verification
If collecting signatures isn't your thing but you would still like to contribute and help the effort to repeal PA4 then maybe you should consider volunteering for data entry and verification. Volunteers may assist with data entry at Michigan AFSCME Council 25, 600 West Lafayette, here in Detroit.

Monday-Friday: 10:00 A.M. -- 5:00 P.M
Saturday: 10:00 A.M. -- 3:00 P.M

For progress,

Brandon A. Jessup
Chairman & CEO
Michigan Forward

Michigan Forward is a Michigan non-profit organization specializing in creating progressive public policy initiatives for state and local governments.

Visit us on the web at:
Twitter: miforward

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