Thursday, September 15, 2011


For Immediate Release

Reverend Pinkney Speaks!

Emergency Financial Manager in Benton Harbor and the Austerity Age in Michigan

What: Benton Harbor Resident to speak on Emergency Financial Manager

When: 2pm Saturday September 17th

Where: The NorthStar Center - 106 Lathrop St. Lansing, MI 48912

For Info: email or call Steve @ 517-897-2954

September 5th, 2011 Lansing, Michigan - Reverend Pinkney, a long time resident and activist in Benton Harbor will speak about the Emergency Financial Manager imposed on Benton Harbor with new powers approved by the government this past spring. Benton Harbor is the first place the controversial emergency financial manager (EFM) legislation has been put in place, removing even the illusion of democracy from local government by stripping elected officials of any decision making power and handing it to the EFM, who among other things, has the authority to void union contracts. To date, at least 200 Emergency Financial Managers have been trained by the state, which makes clear that Benton Harbor is only the beginning.

In Benton Harbor, Pinkney is active in confronting the politicians, corporations and court systems that deny Benton Harbor residents their rights and any sense of justice on a daily basis. In a recent speech on August 26th in Los Angeles Pinkney said, " I will speak about Corporations and Government working together against the people. I will also speak about me being the first pastor to ever be sent to prison for quoting the bible." Additionally, Pinkney will speak about the un-democratic Emergency Financial Manager in Benton Harbor and what this age of austerity means for the rest of the state.
Cynthia McKinney join Rev Pinkney Sunday at 5pm on Blogtalkradio do not miss this show
you can call in at 347-994-3644 Sept 18