Action Needed Today!
*Before this Wednesday August 31st!*
Contact the Michigan Board of Canvassers to stop the Reproductive Freedom for All amendment at their August 31st meeting.
Here's what you can do:
Call the MI Bureau of Elections at (517) 335-3234 and ask to leave a message for the Board of Canvassers. Express your concerns.
The sound of the phone ringing off the hook will be a sign to them that we are activated and concerned.
Take time to write out a brief email and send it directly to the Michigan Board of Canvassers at MDOSfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, address your concerns about the errors in the text of the amendment and ask for it to be prohibited from being on the November ballot.
3. Show Up
Show up at the Board of Canvassers meeting in Lansing on August 31 at 9:00 AM. The meeting will be held at the Binsfield Senate Office, 201 Townsend St., Lansing, MI 48933.
There will be an opportunity to give a three minute public comment. This is your chance to show up and express your concerns to the Board in person.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, written public comments can be submitted in advance to MDOSemail@example.com.
Recently, multiple errors were found in the text of the Reproductive Freedom for All (RFFA) proposed amendment. 43 to be exact. Because of these many errors, this amendment should be invalidated from appearing on our November ballot. These errors consist of multiple large incomprehensible run-on words. In specific portions of the amendment, spaces were removed between words, which created these large run-on words. In the picture below you will see a few examples.
The amendment reads:
ORALLEGEDPREGNANCYOUTCOMES, INCLUDINGBUTNOTLIMITEDTOMISCARRIAGE, STILLBIRTH, ORABORTION
These errors cannot be corrected. If the amendment's text were to be changed now, the Reproductive Freedom for All Coalition would need to re-circulate petitions all over again. They would be back at square one. Their only hope is for these errors to be overlooked by the Board of Canvassers. If the Board of Canvassers were to approve this amendment (errors and all), and if the amendment succeeded in November, the constitution of the state of Michigan would look like the gibberish above.
On August 31, the Michigan Board of Canvassers will be meeting. At this meeting, the RFFA proposed amendment will be voted on again. This vote will determine whether this amendment will be allowed on the November ballot or not. We need to contact the Board of Canvassers and express our concern about the errors found in the text of the RFFA amendment and ask them not to allow this amendment to be on the November ballot.