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Special Election Town Hall for the Michigan 13th Congressional District to Update Residents on Lawsuit Against Gov. Snyder For Holding Seat Vacant for a Year and Denying Voting Rights
TOWN HALL AND MEET THE CANDIDATE
WHAT: Attorney, Democratic Activist, and Candidate for U.S. House Michael Gilmore will hold a Town Hall and Meet the Candidate event to update residents of the 13th Congressional District of Michigan on legal action he is pursuing to force Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to move up the special election to fill the seat of retired U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Jr. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
WHO: Attorney, Democratic Activist, and Candidate for U.S. House Michael Gilmore (13th Congressional District Candidate-MI)
WHY: It has been two months since citizens of the 13th Congressional District in Michigan have had a voice in the U.S. Congress and Gov. Rick Snyder thinks voters should wait a whole year to be represented, so he is not holding a Special Election until November 2018 to fill the seat and violating a laundry list of constitutional laws in doing so. On December 27, 2017, Attorney, Democratic Activist, and Candidate for U.S. House Michael Gilmore filed a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder on behalf of plaintiffs in the 13th Congressional District MI. Taxation without representation is unconstitutional and illegal and MI-13 voters demand an early special election to fill this seat immediately.
During Black History Month, as we honor Civil Rights Activists who fought for disenfranchised peoples right to vote, Attorney and Activist Michael Gilmore will hold a Special Election Town Hall to update residents on the lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder for keeping the 13th Congressional District U.S. House Seat empty for a year, denying residents the right to vote and be represented in Congress. Residents will also be able to learn about his dedication to the community and stance on the issues.
Gilmore states: Gov. Snyder continues to treat residents of urban areas across the state as second-class citizens. By holding this congressional seat vacant for 11 months, he is denying minority residents of the 13th Congressional District the right to vote and the right to be represented in Congress. This is yet another attempt to further silence the voice of minorities in the state and disregard their views. From putting emergency managers only in minority school districts and city halls to signing-off on the Flint water crisis for fiscal benefit, Governor Synder has historically cited cost-saving measures as his reason for denying civil and human rights to urban areas. Here, he is once again attempting to balance the state's budget on the backs of Black people, in the name of cost savings.
Republicans, from the White House to Lansing, have done everything they can to suppress the votes of Black and Brown Americans. Enough is enough!
As the only candidate in the race prior to the vacancy created by Rep. Conyers' retirement, Attorney Michael Gilmore is demanding that the people of this region be represented in Congress and has filed a federal lawsuit to require the Governor to allow the people to vote on their representative immediately.
*Michael Gilmore launched his congressional campaign in April 2017 because he knew it was time for enthusiastic leadership in the District once again.