DETROIT (WXYZ) - One day after the Supreme Court ruled on a technicality, allowing a repeal of the emergency manager law to go on the November ballot, religious leaders are joining the fight to get out the vote.
Several pastors joined together at the King Solomon Baptist Church while voters learned about the issues on next week's and November's ballots. Opponents were re-energized after the Supreme Court said voters will get a say in November about the emergency manager law, also known as Public Act 4.
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition, which has helped lead efforts for the repeal, says it will now focus on voter education and mobilization. "We say it can’t get any worse than this," said Reverend D. Alexander Bullock, with the group. "So now that we’re at the bottom, we’re organizing and mobilizing so we can turn out the vote and we can send Public Act 4 back to Lansing."
The group plans to hold a march on Aug 25 through downtown Detroit along Woodward Ave. Organizers expect more than a thousand people to participate.
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