Hear, hear! It is critical for local community elected officials to know that they will be supported by their constituents in situations like this, and this win has ramifications statewide as a result. Thanks to all who put in the effort!
Anne Woiwode, State Director
Sierra Club Mackinac (
Behalf Of David Holtz
Members of Sierra Club and Clean Water Action may have
made the difference in this extremely close race. GTrustee Ed Neal beat
back the recall by 89 votes and Treasurer Diane Philpot by just 37 votes.
Both environmental groups opposed the recall, which was an attempt by
developers to reverse pro-environment land use and other policies advocated by
Neal and Philpot. Clean Water Action, with more than 1,000 members in
Brownstown Township, worked with Sierra Club grassroots activists who led the
anti-recall effort, and contacted hundreds of members by email and phone prior
to Tuesday's election. Thanks to Mary LaFrance to providing the spark and
the grit that helped make this victory possible.
Thanks to every one of you for all your support,
tireless phone calling, meetings etc.
The developers' well funded campaign against the common citizen shows what people power can do.