Senator Hunter Calls for Emergency Manager Question to be Placed on Ballot
DETROIT- State Senator Tupac A. Hunter (D- Detroit) issued the following statement in support of Michigan AFSCME Council 25 protest in Detroit and their efforts to have a repeal of the Emergency Manager law placed on the November ballot. The protest started at noon today at the state office building in Detroit.
“It is unconscionable that the question to repeal the draconian Emergency Manager Law has still not been placed on the November ballot. The initiative has more than enough signatures from citizens around the state who know that this law is an over-reach and an affront to democracy. I stand with AFSCME Council 25 and their rally in Detroit demanding that the voice of the voters be heard. The courts have ordered that this measure be certified; there is no excuse for it not to be done immediately. Election officials across the state are trying to prepare their ballots, time is running to approve the measure. We cannot stand for the further disenfranchisement of our citizens.”
Sen. Hunter represents the 5th District, which is comprised of Northwest Detroit, Dearborn Heights and Inkster. He serves as the Minority Floor Leader. He is the Minority Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Banking & Financial Institutions and the Senate Committee on Economic Development. He is a member of the Senate Government Operations Committee.