State politicians face 'Walk of Shame' Wednesday morning

Last month, Gov. Rick Snyder and his allies in the Republican-dominated Legislature rammed through dozens of bills designed to harm public schools and hurt middle-class families. 

 
After Snyder signed the destructive "right-to-work" legislation, he told workers gathered outside his office, "You can all go home now."
 
But we're not going home. We are organizing and fighting back. 
 
If you are free this Wednesday morning, Jan. 9 -- particularly retirees or other members who aren't on duty in the morning -- please join other middle-class families at the state Capitol in Lansing. Hundreds of citizens will be there to welcome legislators back as they're walking from their office building to the Capitol for swearing-in ceremonies. Together, we can remind them that their reckless actions have hurt Michigan students, school employees and middle-class families.
 
Join us at the Capitol to help send a message that Lansing politicians need to protect kids and families -- not corporate CEOs like Dick DeVos.
 
WHAT: "Walk of Shame" event welcoming politicians back to Lansing for swearing-in ceremony.
 
WHO: School employees, nurses, firefighters, construction workers, auto workers, food and commercial workers, public employees, home care workers and many more. 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 9. Arrive downtown at 7:30 a.m. March to the Capitol at 8:15 a.m. The "Walk of Shame" starts by 8:30 a.m. and will last all morning.
 
WHERE: Meet at Central United Methodist Church at 215 N. Capitol Ave. at 7:30 a.m. Participants will receive brief training and instructions.
 
ALSO, MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Especially if you can't come this Wednesday, plan on coming to the Capitol next Wednesday evening, Jan. 16, for Snyder's "State of the State" address. More details for activities that evening will be forthcoming.