AFP Mobilizes Grassroots to Oppose Detroit Bailout, Pension Deal

May 20, 2014

State Director Hagerstrom available for comment today. 

LANSING — The Michigan chapter of Americans for Prosperity is launching an effort to contact 90,000 grassroots activists across Michigan and engage them in opposition to the latest iteration of the Detroit bailout deal.

AFP-Michigan State Director Scott Hagerstrom is available for comment today at (517) 525-0523 or SHagerstrom@afphq.org

The group plans to spend significantly in order to hold state legislators accountable if they choose to support an appropriation of Michigan taxpayer dollars for this deal. Press and members of the public can visit StrongerDetroit.com for more information on the bailout and AFP’s grassroots efforts.

“Detroit receives more of our hard-earned tax dollars than any other municipality in Michigan,” Hagerstrom said. “It should be clear to all of us that throwing more good money after bad can’t save Detroit from big-government policies that constrict private growth and rob taxpayers of wealth. Allowing the City of Detroit to sit on $3 billion in assets while pensioners see cuts is not acceptable. Lawmakers in Lansing need to know that 90,000 Michigan activists are watching closely as they consider appropriating more money to throw down the drain.” 

BACKGROUND 

Koch brothers group prepares to fight Detroit deal, Dave Eggert, Associated Press (5/20/14).

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