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SBAM part of coalition that files challenge to radical proposed rewrite of State Constitution

June 22, 2012

Citizens Protecting Michigan’s Constitution (CPMC), a diverse group of job creators, taxpayers and organizations on June 21 asked Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to reject the petition filed last week by Lansing special interests to rewrite the Michigan Constitution for personal and financial gain.

“CPMC opposes the rewrite of the Michigan Constitution and the repeal of dozens of unidentified laws,” stated Gary Gordon, an attorney with Dykema Gossett PLLC, who filed the letter asking the Department for immediate action on the union-orchestrated ballot initiative.

In 2008, Citizens Protecting Michigan’s Constitution successfully blocked an attempt by special interests to radically change the Michigan Constitution and have come together again to fight the latest attempt to mislead voters and overhaul the Constitution.

“The organizers of this deceptive initiative proudly state that it would repeal 80 laws, a fact not shared with Michigan voters in the petition language,” said Rob Fowler, President of the Small Business Association of Michigan. “This petition undoes a lot of the good work business owners, workers and policymakers across Michigan have achieved in recent months in positioning our entire state for its economic comeback.”

Citizens Protecting Michigan’s Constitution is a committee supported by a growing and diverse group of job makers, taxpayers, individuals, local chambers of commerce and other organizations. CPMC is committed to educating Michigan families about unprecedented attempts to radically overhaul the state’s constitution through as many as fourteen new, misleading ballot initiatives.

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