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To: Grand Traverse County Commissioner Chair Rob Hentschel and fellow Commissioners

Sexual, mental & physical abuse allegations require GTC Commission Chair Rob Hentschel resign NOW!

Chairman Hentschel, it's time to GO! You have a long record of verbally abusive conduct against fellow commissioners and members of the public who disagree with you. Now we know about the petition for personal protection order (PPO) requested by your ex-wife! The allegations of violence, sexual, mental, and physical abuse detailed in the petition (linked below) are abhorrent. That the petition was denied by those for whom you hold budgetary and positional power over is obscene.

This petition calls for three actions:

1. for Chairman Rob Hentschel to resign immediately

2. for the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners to demand Chair Hentschel resign immediately

3. for the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners to call for an immediate review of Andrea Hentschel's petition for PPO against Chair Hentschel by a neutral legal jurisdiction, rather than those who depend on Chair Hentschel's support for their budgets and jobs. READ THE PETITION FOR PPO BELOW!

WARNING - reading the petition for PPO can be traumatizing for anyone who has experienced domestic abuse, sexual assault, or other abuse. Here is the link:
https://1drv.ms/b/s!AhZ5YtkhibW4gqR8RzIfvP-5Dyk4Qg?e=q5BoEi

Further, here is a link to a related police report: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AhZ5YtkhibW4gqR9wKO2YIRiJ4TRsw?e=NQBoWb
And, here is another to a related 911 call: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AhZ5YtkhibW4gqUn0_A0TrVdKiNPhg?e=o25InL

Why is this important?

This has to stop! The emergence of these allegations is the last straw. Chair Hentschel's abusive conduct toward fellow commissioners and members of the public with whom he disagreed along with these serious allegations show that he is unfit for office. This demands action.

That any woman in our county asked local authorities for protection against a powerful, elected leader, and was shut down should worry us all. That this was known since 2020 but kept quiet is of further concern.

NOW is the time to act!

Hentschel is running for another term and all of us deserve better. Regardless of party affiliation, join us in signing this important petition. READ THE PETITION FOR PPO BELOW!

WARNING - reading the petition for PPO can be traumatizing for anyone who has experienced domestic abuse, sexual assault, or other abuse. Link to the petition for PPO = https://1drv.ms/b/s!AhZ5YtkhibW4gqR8RzIfvP-5Dyk4Qg?e=q5BoEi

Further, here is a link to a related police report: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AhZ5YtkhibW4gqR9wKO2YIRiJ4TRsw?e=NQBoWb

And, here is another to a related 911 call: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AhZ5YtkhibW4gqUn0_A0TrVdKiNPhg?e=o25InL

Updates

2022-07-29 11:06:20 -0400

https://www.record-eagle.com/news/petition-signers-call-for-chairmans-resignation/article_91910d9c-0db4-11ed-bd2d-f30c6c0367ae.html?fbclid=IwAR0Xw610dk8QrBNL_92YVVtBghum-56E45UvrOzHzpW7eHroyHoj6tP0Ql4

2022-07-28 01:32:45 -0400

500 signatures reached

2022-07-27 16:42:44 -0400

Dear ones ~ thank you again for your courage! You were with me this morning as I offered commentary regarding this petition & called for the resignation of Chair Hentschel. Deep appreciation to others who offered comment and those present in support! Keep the signatures coming. We're at 480 and climbing! (Also, please ignore the email inviting you to the meeting & press conference. Moveon's process delayed that email until well after the meeting today! #alwayslearning): Here are the words I offered during public comment: https://1drv.ms/w/s!AhZ5YtkhibW4gqUveVP6szFlxTgKlw?e=T3mwRT

2022-07-18 21:45:01 -0400

I'm so appreciative of all the sharing & signings here, as well as postings caring people are doing on their own social media. Keep it up! We're a spit away from 300 and hope to reach 500 before we deliver this petition! If you've encountered people who are understandably frightened to sign, consider circling back to share that number in hopes they will feel more comfortable joining this courageous crew calling for accountability and just systems.

2022-07-16 07:43:50 -0400

100 signatures reached

2022-07-16 01:11:31 -0400

Thank you for signing! Please share as you're able so we have as many signatures as possible!

2022-07-15 20:22:30 -0400

50 signatures reached

2022-07-15 19:27:04 -0400

25 signatures reached

2022-07-15 17:20:46 -0400

10 signatures reached