Senate Democrats to Hold Town Hall Meetings to Discuss Budget Impacts on Michigan Families
Governor Invited to Attend to Hear Concerns of Everyday Citizens
Lansing – Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer announced today that the Senate Democrats would be holding a series of Town Hall meetings across the state in April to give Michigan families an opportunity to share their concerns about the impacts Governor Snyder’s budget proposals would have within their community. In the spirit of bipartisanship and open dialog, Whitmer added that she has extended an invitation to Governor Snyder to either personally participate in the events or have a representative from his administration attend on his behalf so that he can hear directly from the people his budget would impact.
“People have very real concerns about the effect of Governor Snyder’s proposals on their ability to make ends meet for their families, and ensure their children receive the quality education they deserve,” said Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer. “We’ve asked the Governor to join us at these events so he can hear concerns directly from people who might not have lobbyists and allow us to begin an honest dialogue that leads to a budget plan that truly moves all of Michigan forward.”
The Senate Democrats began this process by hosting events in Southfield and Ann Arbor, and will continue with meetings in the following locations:
- Detroit – April 11, 6:00pm – University of Detroit Mercy, Fountain Lounge
- Kalamazoo – April 11, 6:30pm – Western Michigan University, Brown Hall, Room 2028
- Redford – April 14, 6:00pm – VFW Hall, 27345 Schoolcraft Rd.
- Saginaw – April 18, 6:30pm – SEIU Hall, 1420 S. Michigan Ave.
- Grand Rapids – April 19, 6:00pm – Burton Elementary School, 2133 Buchanan Ave. SW
- Flushing – April 20, 6:30pm – Plumbers & Pipefitters Hall, G5500 W. Pierson Rd.
- East Lansing – April 20, 7:00pm – Donley Elementary, 2961 East Lake Lansing Rd
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