Thousands Support “VOTE NO ON PROPOSAL 2” Rally

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Some of the keynote speakers were Lansing Police Chief Mark Alley, Senator Debbie Stabenow and Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the 22,000 – member Detroit NAACP and Jennifer Granholm, Governor of the State of Michigan.

Left: County Commissioner Dale Copedge, Amos Williams; who is running for State Attorney General in the November election and Griffin Rivers.

Governor Granholm said that she made a point to be at Saturday’s rally to raise awareness about Proposal 2 and encourage everyone to work hard to defeat it on November 7th.

“This is both a moral issue and an economic issue… and if enacted, would send a terrible message to the world about our diversity.  Proposal 2 is neither civil nor right and it needs to be defeated”, said Governor Granholm.

Tanee Elston, from WQHH radio station stops to talk to young fans before the march.

Tanee Elston from the radio station, WQHH Power 96.5 took part in the parade and every 15 minutes reported live from the route.  She said, “If this proposal is passed it will be devastating to both minorities and women if they do not have access to equal opportunity.”


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