During the December 6, 2012 “lame duck” session of the state legislature, the Capitol doors were locked for several hours, keeping out thousands of people who had gathered at the Capitol to protest proposed legislation.

While the doors were locked, the legislature passed several controversial bills, including the unpopular “Right to Work” bill whose validity is now being challenged by the ACLU of Michigan.

Join the ACLU of Michigan Metro Detroit Branch to hear a discussion of the lockout and our lawsuit challenging the validity of the Right to Work Act at our annual meeting.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Marygrove College, Madame Cadillac Building
8425 West McNichols, Detroit

Three panelists who were present at the capitol during the lockout will discuss their experiences: Senator Bert Johnson, Representative Rashida Tlaib and ACLU of Michigan Legislative Director Shelli Weisberg. ACLU of Michigan staff attorney Dan Korobkin will discuss the lawsuit which recently survived dismissal by the judge assigned to the case. Moderating the panel will be Gary Garbarino, former Policy Director for Governor Jennifer Granholm.

The event is free of charge. There is ample lighted, secure parking. Appetizers and beverages will be available before the meeting begins.

Our panel discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m., after a reception at 6:00 p.m. and awarding our Creativity Contest winners at 6:30 p.m.

By Mary Anne Helveston, Metro Detroit Branch Board Member