Friends and Supporters
Do you believe that you, as a Michigan taxpayer, should have the chance to vote on a new government-funded international bridge to Canada? We do.
The People Should Decide is a statewide ballot initiative seeking to give the people of Michigan a voice in the debate. Our ballot initiative DOES NOT stop the building of a government bridge.
The initiative language reads:
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION
REGARDING CONSTRUCTION OF
INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES AND TUNNELS
This proposal would:
Require the approval of a majority of voters at a statewide election and in each municipality where “new international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles” are to be located before the State of Michigan may expend state funds or resources for acquiring land, designing, soliciting bids for, constructing, financing, or promoting new international bridges or tunnels.
Create a definition of “new international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles” that means, “any bridge or tunnel which is not open to the public and serving traffic as of January 1, 2012.”
Should this proposal be approved?
We believe Michigan residents have the right to hear the arguments from both sides of the debate and decide for themselves whether it is a wise use of taxpayer money to design, build, operate, and maintain a government bridge and all of the roads, ramps, and infrastructure connected to it.
Earlier this year, more than 600,000 Michigan citizens signed our petition to put this issue on the November ballot. Recently, the State Supreme Court affirmed the taxpayers’ right to vote on issues of this magnitude, upholding the initiative’s position on the ballot.
This November, we hope you’ll join us in standing up for your rights as a taxpayer, reminding the bureaucrats that it’s the people’s money, not theirs, by voting YES on Proposal #6.