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Press Conference: Senator Young livid at misuse of father’s image to oppose grassroots campaign

Press Conference: Senator Young livid at misuse of father’s image to oppose grassroots campaign

Detroit People’s Platform members are encouraged to spread the word, attend the press conference if possible and make “Yes on A AND No on B” signs to share.

Press Conference: In Support of Proposal A – Real Community Benefits
Friday, October 7, 10:00 a.m.
Spirit of Detroit Statue
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

State Senator, City Council President, UAW and AFSCME Voice Proposal “A” Support

Senator Young livid at misuse of father’s image to oppose grassroots campaign
DETROIT – State Senator Coleman A. Young II, City Council President Brenda Jones, Rev. Joan Ross, Al Garrett, president AFSCME Council 25 and members of the UAW Region 1 and 1A will hold a press conference to announce their support of Proposal A, a grassroots community benefits ordinance. They will be joining members of Rise Together Detroit, the group that worked to obtain 5,000 Detroit voter signatures to put Proposal A on the November ballot.
Senator Young has taken issue with the misuse of his father’s, the late former Mayor Coleman A. Young’s image to promote the proposal that works against Proposal A. The Senator, Council President, AFSCME Council 25 and UAW Region 1 and Region 1A want to urge residents to vote “yes” on Proposal A and “no” on Proposal B. The Proposal A campaign slogan is “If we have to pay, we get a say. Vote Yes on A.” Supporters believe Detroiters should have a seat at the table to negotiate community benefits when mega-corporations ask for a certain level of public tax subsidy or other public resources.
 
Press Conference: In Support of Proposal A – Real Community Benefits
Friday, October 7, 10:00 a.m.
Spirit of Detroit Statue
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center