“We Object!” Rally Highlights Mass Opposition to Snyder – Orr “Plan of Adjustment”
“Don’t be fooled!” groups tell residents, deadline for objections to Orr has been moved from April 1 to April 28
DETROIT – Tuesday at 10 a.m., Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management (D-REM), Moratorium Now Coalition, retired city workers and other community members will be gathering at the Detroit Federal Courthouse at 231 W. Lafayette to file and voice objections to the unelected Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s “Plan of Adjustment.” Objections focus on devastating cuts on the already meager pensions of Detroit city retirees as well as Orr’s plan’s to privatize city services to produce private sector profits at the expense of Detroiters.
The rally is one in series of actions along with the creation of a “People’s Plan” to shift the paradigms from the “needs” of bankers to the needs of hundreds of thousands Detroiters including many city pensioners.
Hundreds of objections to the plan have be already been filed and rally organizers want residents to be aware of one the few means they have to voice their opposition to the work of the unelected Emergency Manager Orr. The deadline for filing objections had been April 1, April Fools day. But, per an order from Judge Stephen Rhodes, residents have until April 28 to submit objects to Orr’s plans to hand over the city to bankers.
Detroit City Pensioners
Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management
Moratorium Now Coalition
What: Rally at Federal Courthouse, Detroit – Objections to pension cuts and selling off Detroit services
When: Tuesday, April 1 10:00 a.m.
Where: Detroit Federal Courthouse at 231 W. Lafayette
Visuals: Creative picket and protests signs
Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management is a coalition of Detroit social justice groups and concerned residents that have come together to protect and advance democracy in our city. We stand with our sister cities and school boards around the state who are under attack by emergency manager legislation. www.d-rem.org