Ads call on Snyder to ‘be the one tough nerd we elected’

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-15T22:58:04-04:00 February 2nd, 2012|News|

Sign on to a letter telling Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder treating all families equally is good for our state. {URL http://talkbacktorick.com}

LANSING – In response to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s recent signing of House Bill 4770, Equality Michigan Pride PAC has launched an ad campaign encouraging voters to “talk back to Rick.” Snyder signed HB 4770 in December and targeted gay and lesbian families by stripping away health care coverage for domestic partners of public employees.

The campaign, at http://www.talkbacktorick.com, asks Michigan families to sign an open letter to the Governor and donate to help buy airtime for the radio ad campaign.

“Michigan voters elected Rick Snyder because he had a plan to fix our state’s economy. He was going to help keep the best and the brightest here and position Michigan as an economic leader,” said Amy Hunter, President of the Equality Michigan Pride PAC. “Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, the Governor has made compromises we find disappointing. After nearly a year-long policy debate, Snyder has put hardworking couples and their children into harm’s way by eliminating important health care coverage. Michigan’s gay residents are fed up, and this is one way that we’re pushing back.”

Fair-minded Michiganders can sign the letter to the Governor and help run the ads in more cities at http://www.talkbacktorick.com

The radio ad is available at http://www.talkbacktorick.com/ads-in-your-town

About Equality Michigan PAC

Equality Michigan Pride PAC supports candidates committed to helping Michigan achieve full equality and respect for all people in the state regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Endorsed Pro-Equality Candidates

The votes are in! Top 5 winners of our Nominate a Pro-Equality Candidate campaign are:

Nathan Triplett, East Lansing City Council
Kyle DuBuc, Royal Oak City Commission
Dan Martin, Ferndale City Council
Nicholas Wikar, Kalamazoo City Commission
Rory Neuner, Lansing City Council At-Large
Stephanie Bell, Kalamazoo City Commission
Robert Cinabro, Kalamazoo City Commission
Don Cooney, Kalamazoo City Commission
Dave Coulter, Ferndale Mayor
Bobby Hopewell, Kalamazoo City Commission
Charles Kellet, Pleasant Ridge City Commission
Mike Lennon, Ferndale City Council
Steve Manchester, Lansing School Board
Lynne Martinez, Lansing City Council 1st Ward
Marian McClellan, Oak Park Mayor
Stephan Rapundalo, Ann Arbor City Council 2nd Ward
Jim Carruthers, Traverse City City Commission
David Anderson, Kalamazoo City Commission
Scott Craig, Northville Public Schools Board of Education

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