Indivisble Update

Sent: Mon, Jun 1, 2020 4:28 pm
Subject: Leelanau Indivisible Activist Actions Week of June 1, 2020

154 days to the election!!!!!
Leelanau Indivisibles:

This is going to be a brief e-mail because I want to get schedules out to you for this week:
Zoom! Because that’s just what we do these days…
Tuesday morning, Coffee & Conversation, 9 a.m. Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcucemgrDkpGddH7JOIwtdDQdBoJAaFhgGa
Thursday evening, Pints & Politics, 7 p.m.Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvf-yopz8pH9zE9kpWiZYpN6fZ_kwp77Mi
Wednesday, June 3, Oil & Water Don’t Mix 7:15 p.m. https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.orgowdm_livewebinar_4#rsvp
Monday, June 8, there is a Harvest the Vote webinar with Jane Kleeb, Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party – How we can earn the votes of people living and working in rural areas (that’s us!)https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81551322499?pwd=QzFKVlhwMElLZmJxMStiNGQ5MTFOUT09Meeting ID 815 5132 2499Password 018399
Saturday, June 13, Leelanau Indivisible Monthly Meeting 10 a.m.Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqc-uhrDMsEtQbHvJFjl88o1OIYRn3itq6 
Now for the action you can take to call out the idiocy that can only be attributable to our Republican legislature:  
They introduced legislation that would DENY the state federal bailouts and financial relief during Michigan’s worst economic downturn since the Great Recession.  Why? 
House Resolution 267 (introduced by Rep. Michele Hoitenga R-Manton, says, “it should not be incumbent on the federal government and the American taxpayers to bail out states for their fiscal irresponsibility.”  To be clear, the Republicans want to deny the tax dollars YOU PAY every year from the State of Michigan.  
They want the Governor to slash the budget to bare bones NOW, If they wait until the federal funding comes, the budget won’t need to be cut so severely.  Included in the slash would likely be $2500 per annum per student education cut.   So the GOP would prefer to have our state fall into financial ruin so they can grandstand for their pet budget cuts in education, health care, social services, etc.
CALL TO ACTION: Call the sponsors of this resolution and tell them it is irresponsible and unconscionable to intentionally hurt our state.  This resolution is nothing more than a transparent power play against Governor Whitmer.  
(Remember: You can use FaxZero and send 5 free faxes a day too:  https://faxzero.com
Michele Hoitenga (R-Manton), (517) 373-1747 Fax: 517 373-9371Ryan Berman (R-Commerce Twp.) (517) 373-1799 Fax: 517-373-8361Gregory Markkanen (R-Hancock) (517) 373-0850 Fax: 517-373-9303Steven Johnson (R-Wayland), (517) 373-0840 Fax: 517-373-7590Pamela Hornberger (R-Chesterfield Twp.), (517) 373-8931 Fax: 517-373-8637John Reilly (R-Oakland Twp.), 517-373-1798 Fax: 517-373-8574Daire Rendon (R-Lake City), (517) 373-3817 Fax: 517-373-5495Luke Meerman (R-Polktown Twp.) (517) 373-1830 Fax: 517-373-0292Kathy Crawford (R-Novi), 517-373-0827 Fax: 517-373-5873Matthew Maddock (R-Milford), (517) 373-2616 Fax: 517-373-5843
Want to read more?  https://www.michiganadvance.com/2020/05/28/gop-lawmakers-pop-resolution-against-state-bailout-from-d-c/?fbclid=IwAR0S7eTu-M4qt__j9AGjPvrDOIcP4yYNhj8nuoKvO6lkXfqtpnJoAtjsB4M
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(cbrk41aojdfajlnf4nihw2xh))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2020-HR-0267&query=on

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