National Action Network
Michigan Coalition of Pastors
Progressive Voter Coalition
Holcomb and Gratiot, Detroit Michigan
Tuesday 6/26/2012 @ 10:00am
DETROIT, MI – 6/26/2012 – Civil Rights groups in Michigan are concerned about legislation passed by the Michigan State Legislature. Voter Suppression laws and attack on women laws. Lead by Rev. Charles E. Williams II, National Action Network Detroit Activist are preparing for escalating protest if Gov. Snyder sign these highly divisive bills.
Voter Suppression Laws SB 750 – SB 803 are stringent I.D requirements that will ultimately result in challenged ballots. In the presidential election of 2000, challenged ballots were thrown out and highly controversial the same is forecasted for Michigan and could have a devastating effect on the Michigan election in 2012.
Attack on Women laws which cleared the State House of Representatives on Wednesday, contains several constitutionally questionable restrictions that add up to an egregious assault on safe abortion care and on the clinics that provide it. One portion of the extreme legislation seeks to shrink access to abortion care by imposing costly and unnecessary space and other requirements on all clinics that provide six or more abortions a month.
Rev Charles Williams II, said “Gov. Snyder makes speeches consistently proclaiming that he does not want to divide the state. However, If he signs these bills we are prepared to escalate our protest. Voting and women rights are another challenge to democracy in Michigan!”
Rev. Charles Williams II represents the next generation of civil rights leadership, as the President of the Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network, Executive Board member of PFAW’s: African American Ministers Leadership Council, the President of the Detroit Faith based community organization: MOSES a Gamaliel Foundation affiliate, and the proud pastor of the Historic King Solomon Baptist Church of Detroit.