HANCOCK -- A Recall Gov. Rick Snyder petition signing event will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, at the Orpheum Theater (former PIC Theater), 426 Quincy Street, Hancock.
"Any Michigan registered voter can sign the petition at this event," said Krissy Sundstrom, Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw County captain with the Committee to Recall Rick Snyder. "You do not have to be a resident of Houghton County."
Krissy Sundstrom, Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw County captain with the Committee to Recall Rick Snyder, displays the sign she carried at Bridge Fest last Saturday, June 18, to call attention to the petition signing at Bridgeview Park in Houghton. (Photos by Keweenaw Now)
Sundstrom confirmed the local petition signing effort has received solicitation approval from the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce. This covers the Houghton, Hancock, and Calumet areas. In addition, the group has the permission of the City of Hancock and Hancock Police for the petition signing.
Volunteers collected petitions at Bridgeview Park in Houghton during Bridge Fest on June 18.
Among the signers were Ray and Molly Franks of Beulah, Mich., in Benzie County (near Traverse City). They were visiting family members in Dollar Bay and brought their grandchildren -- Angus, 7, and Cecilia, 4, to Bridge Fest.
Ray (standing, center) and Molly Franks, right, stop at the Recall Rick Snyder petition table in Houghton's Bridgeview Park last Saturday, June 18. They are accompanied by their grandchildren -- Angus, 7, and Cecilia, 4, of Dollar Bay. Volunteers seated at the table are, from left, Janet Burkholder of Bootjack (originally of Hancock), Sean Clancey, Kari Sloat of Baltic and Amy Maki of Hancock.
Ray and Molly Franks said they were happy to sign the petition because they don't approve of Governor Snyder's policies.
"We have teachers in our family," Ray Franks said. "We're pro-working-class people and pro-environment."
The Franks also said they have a camp not far from Big Bay, Mich., and are concerned about the impacts of the proposed Eagle Mine.
Despite a chilly wind and rain Saturday, volunteers spent several hours at the table; and some circulated through the crowd with their sign to call attention to the petition signing at Bridgeview Park.
Petition volunteer Janet Burkholder of Bootjack (originally of Hancock) said, "I'm a retiree who cares what happens in my state."
Marquette Petition signing Saturday, June 25
Marquette citizens can sign the Recall Rick Snyder petition at the Downtown Marquette Farmer's Market and the general downtown area from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25. They will also have petitions for the recall of the Emergency Financial Manager (EFM) legislation. Look for the orange shirts.
Iron County Petition signing events
Citizens in or near Iron County will have several opportunities to sign the petition to recall Gov. Rick Snyder:
Thursday, June 23 -- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the West Iron District Library, 116 W. Genesee Street, Iron River, MI
Saturday, June 25 -- 9 a.m. to Noon at the West Iron District Library, 116 W. Genesee Street, Iron River, MI
Saturday, July 9 -- 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in front of the Iron County Courthouse, 2 S. Sixth Street, Crystal Falls, MI.
For more information and updates about the effort please visit The Committee to Recall Rick Snyder website at http://firericksnyder.org/
Or the local Upper Peninsula effort at www.facebook.com/yoopersagainstsnyder