MEA launches new Web video highlighting Republican school cuts


Football-themed video urges citizens to hold Republicans accountable for cutting education to pay for a $1.8 billion tax break for corporate special interests

EAST LANSING, Oct. 9, 2012 —The Michigan Education Association today launched a new Web video holding Republican legislators accountable for cutting schools to pay for a $1.8 billion tax break to corporate special interests.

The new video features a football team comprised of CEOs dressed in business suits and gold helmets, squaring off in a lopsided game against a team of middle-school football players. It serves as a sequel to an MEA ad from last year that featured the same CEOs ransacking a school.  

“Lansing politicians continue to put CEOs and corporate special interests ahead of our children, and they need a little reminder lesson on priorities that can help rebuild Michigan,” MEA President Steve Cook said. “As football season kicks into high gear across Michigan, we want citizens to remember the ‘game’ Republican legislators played last year: cut $1 billion from schools to pay for a $1.8 billion tax cut for corporate special interests. Republicans in Lansing must be held accountable for cutting our schools and putting our children’s future at risk.”

The full-length video can be viewed at


Contact: Doug Pratt, MEA Director of Public Affairs, 517-337-5566