FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News from the Michigan League for Responsible Voters
September 25, 2012
Contact: Jessica Tramontana, email@example.com, 517-974-6302
LeagueOfResponsibleVoters.org urges YES vote on Proposals 2-4, NO on 1 & 5
LANSING – A new coalition of citizens groups launched the Michigan League of Responsible Voters (MLRV) today, to provide voters with non-partisan information about several proposals that will appear on the November ballot. The new website at LeagueOfResponsibleVoters.org provides straightforward information about the proposals, and explains why the coalition is urging a YES vote on Proposals 2, 3 and 4, and a NO vote on Proposals 1 and 5.
“We’re providing this voter guide to give citizens no-nonsense information about the ballot proposals, and help people make an informed choice this November,” said Zack Pohl of Progress Michigan. “This is about cutting through the noise of TV ads and communicating directly with Michigan voters about these important proposals.”
The Voter Guide indicates which organizations have taken a position on Proposals 1-5, and includes responses from the following groups: A. Philip Randolph Institute; ACCESS; AFT Michigan; Alliance for Immigrants Rights/Michigan Organizing Project; America Votes; Clean Water Action; Equality Michigan; MEA; Michigan AFL-CIO; Michigan AFSCME Council 25; Michigan Association for Justice; Michigan Disability Rights Coalition; Michigan Environmental Council; Michigan Interfaith Power & Light; Michigan Laborers Union; Michigan League for Human Services; Michigan League of Conservation Voters; Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council; One Michigan; Progress Michigan; ROC-Michigan; SEIU Michigan State Council; Sierra Club Michigan Chapter; Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice; UAW; UFCW; Xicano Development Center. MLRV has not taken a position on Proposal 6.
“We think the best voter is an informed voter,” said Anita Dawson of A. Philip Randolph Institute. “The special interests will spend big money on TV ads this fall, so we’re taking our case directly to the people of Michigan to help make smart choices about Michigan’s future. We want voters to be responsible and get informed, and that’s what this voter guide is all about.”
On the website, voters can print out a copy of the voter guide, and email a copy to their friends, family, and co-workers.