LANSING -- Thousands of Michiganders (including Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero) gathered on the East lawn of the Michigan Capitol Wednesday to protest Republican legislative proposals that, in their view, undermine labor rights and budget proposals that balance the state’s budget on the backs of seniors and the poor.
"I am here because the Blue Green Alliance is an important player in mobilizing the environmental and labor communities to develop the clean energy agenda," said former Congressman Mark Schauer, who now runs the Blue Green Alliance. "Those jobs will help us compete in the global competition for jobs -- and it is global. We don’t win that competition by cutting education."
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For more on Governor Snyder's budget, see also http://www.abettermichiganfuture.org/.