Schostak: Overturning Michigan Civil Rights Initiative offensive to voters
November 15, 2012
Republicans will fight to protect equality in Michigan
LANSING, Mich., Nov. 15, 2012 – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak issued the following statement in response to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals overturning Michigan’s constitutional ban on racial preferences, also known as the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative (MCRI) or Proposal 06-2. MCRI was passed overwhelmingly in 2006 by Michigan voters, 58%-42%.
“Michigan citizens sent a clear message when they amended Michigan’s Constitution by passing the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative: Our government should respect our founding principles by looking to ones merit not ones race.
“Today’s decision by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is a slap in the face to Michigan voters and we applaud Attorney General Bill Schuette for his announcement to challenge and defend Michigan’s Constitution which ensures all people are treated equally.”