Civil Rights Leaders and Clergy organize for National March from: Detroit to Lansing- 91 Miles.
With message for Governor Snyder: Veto Voter Suppression Laws
National Action Network
Michigan Coalition of Pastors
Progressive Voter Coalition
Good Jobs Now
DETROIT, MI – 7/2/2012 – Civil Rights groups in Michigan are concerned about legislation passed by the Michigan State Legislature. Voter Suppression laws and attack on women laws.
In Michigan enclosed in SB 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 forecasted for Michigan and could have a devestating effect on the Michigan election in 2012.
Rev Charles Williams II, said “Our Voting Rights are serious. We are going to bring National attention to the fact that our governor and republican controlled legislature are in the business of playing political games with Democracy . Many have come before us: Medgar Evers, Martin King, Fannie Lou Hamer… They sacrifice their lives for the protections we have now, and we are not going to allow politics to turn back the clock.”
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.