June 5th UPDATE:
The Committee to Restore Michigan’s Part-time Legislature regrets to announce the suspension of its campaign to restore Michigan’s citizen-driven, part-time legislature. It is now apparent that we will fall short of collecting enough valid signatures before the end of June to get our amendment on the ballot this coming November.
Our campaign faced many obstacles including an organized political opposition determined to maintain the status quo in Lansing.
We understand the importance of this Amendment for all of Michigan’s citizens. Our passion for this cause has not diminished. We will move forward. The Committee will not dissolve. We will carefully examine all facets of our recent campaign. We will consult with our growing list of allies in the full-time legislature, with other experienced grassroots activists, and with other organizations committed to the principle of popular sovereignty. And then we will return to you with a revitalized approach that looks forward to victory in November 2016, or even sooner.
We encourage all of our volunteers and friends to continue to stay engaged and to support candidates in the upcoming elections who have openly endorsed our campaign. This website will continue to be a source for updates and information for our supporters. Please feel free to contact the Committee at any time with suggestions.
A special thank you to all of our County Contacts; and thanks, too, to the many donors and volunteers who supported our campaign. We look forward to working together again as we continue to labor for what we believe is best for the great state of Michigan.