Rev. Al Sharpton & Rev. Charles Williams II, Applaud Governor Snyder For Vetoing Suppressive Voter Laws and Urge For Efforts to Be Taken to the Next Step By Placing Public Act 4 and Other Ballot Initiatives on the Ballot—
REV. AL SHARPTON & REV. CHARLES WILLIAMS II, APPLAUD GOVERNOR SNYDER FOR VETOING SUPPRESSIVE VOTER LAWS AND URGE FOR EFFORTS TO BE TAKEN TO THE NEXT STEP BY PLACING PUBLIC ACT 4 AND OTHER BALLOT INITIATIVES ON THE BALLOT
DETROIT, MI – 7/4/2012 – Yesterday, Gov. Snyder vetoed bills that were considered by many to demonstrate voter suppression. Civil Rights groups in Michigan were concerned about legislation passed by the Michigan State Legislature and are urging for Public Act 4 and other initiatives to be placed on the ballot.
In Michigan enclosed in the bill 750 – SB 803 are stringent I.D requirements that will ultimately result in challenged ballots. In the presidential election of 2000, challenged ballots were thrown out and highly controversial. The same is forecast in Michigan and could have a devastating effect on the Michigan election in 2012.
Rev. Al Sharpton, said “We marched this year from Selma to Montgomery, highlighting the Voter suppression laws that have been written by ALEC and sponsored by Republicans. Voting rights will not be sacrificed for political gain. We will continue on to other states educating, mobilizing and fighting against voter suppression in our National Action Network Voter Education Tour.”
Rev Charles Williams II, said “The Civil Rights community is thankful that the Governor heard our cry and did not sign these suppressive bills. However, we also hope that he utilizes his office to ensure democracy is safeguarded by placing Public Act 4 on the ballot. Over 200000 signatures collected and certified but yet it’s still not on the ballot.”
Rev. Charles Williams II represents the next generation of civil rights leadership, as the President of the Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network, Executive Board member of PFAW’s: African American Ministers Leadership Council, the President of the Detroit Faith based community organization: MOSES a Gamaliel Foundation affiliate, and the proud pastor of the Historic King Solomon Baptist Church of Detroit.