To: President Donald Trump, The Michigan State House, The Michigan State Senate, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Stop The Inhumane Removal Of Public Assistance

Public assistance has been the safety net that has kept the poor from starving to death, freezing to death, and dying in the richest nation in the world. In the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and the Republican legislature are poised to eliminate public assistance for tens of thousands of the state's most vulnerable citizens starting in October 2011. And next year, tens of thousands more will be cut off, all in an effort to give corporations tax breaks. Please stop Michigan's draconian law so the poor and unemployed can survive the worst economic crisis in Michigan's recent history.

Why is this important?

Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan has passed a law that will cut off public assistance to 12,000 people on October 2011 and tens of thousands more next year. Please sign this petition and pass it on to friends and families as soon as possible. This petition needs to be delivered by September 2011. We are calling on all politicians and the president to intervene. Michigan's unemployment is 12.6% (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and Detroit's unemployment rate with all statistics combined is 44.8%.