Rainbow Push will join Benton Harbor activists in the fight against Public Act 4. The two groups held a news conference Wednesday evening on the steps of city hall to discuss their opposition.
Michigan's Supreme Court is set to decide next week if the public can vote to whether or not to keep the controversial act. Under PA 4 cities like Benton Harbor were appointed emergency managers to control their finances.
“Our vote and our voice has been suspended and so we're calling on the Michigan Supreme Court to stand with democracy and to allow the people's right to decide the fate of Public Act 4 to be protected and utilized,” said Rev. D. Alexander Bullock of Rainbow Push.
Rainbow Push will send at least one bus of Benton Harbor residents to Lansing next week for the court's decision.