Protesters Fill Michigan's Capitol to Fight Republican Lame Duck Session

StoryfulNewsPublished: December 4, 2018Updated: December 5, 2018
Published: December 4, 2018Updated: December 5, 2018

Hundreds showed up at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on December 4 to protest against the lame duck session in which outgoing Republicans are attempting to pass multiple bills before handing over to the recently elected Democrats. Protesters gathered in the rotunda, chanting “we voted for blue, not for you,” and “shame.” A report from the Lansing State Journal said that protesters took particular issue with SB 1254, a bill looking to change Proposal 2, which was a ballot initiative to limit gerrymandering that voters already green-lighted during the midterm vote. Additionally, protesters opposed bills proposing amendments to limit the increase on minimum wage and sick pay. Overall, reports said these efforts were designed to attempt to limit the power of the incoming governor, attorney general, and secretary of state, all of whom are Democrats. Credit: @Abby_B19 via Storyful

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