Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Safe Roads? Yes! Follow Michigan Campaign Law? "Or Naw?"

Photo by David Yardley After He Finds An Illegal Sign From "Safe Roads YES!"

By Brandon Hall
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Follow Michigan Campaign Finance Law? Ain't nobody got time for that.

The group responsible for pushing Proposal 1, "Safe Roads Yes," is going onto property without the permission of the owner, subsequently placing signs that are illegal, as they do not display the proper disclosure identifying who paid for them.

David Yardley of Berrien County posted about the signs yesterday in a Facebook statement, asking people to report them if seen. Yardley also points out the portion of Michigan law the sign violates:

"The Safe Roads YES campaign is up to more tricks and deceit with their campaign. Now they are placing ILLEGAL signs in random locations without the owners permission. What makes them illegal? They lack a disclaimer statement, so you have no clue who paid for them.

If you see these signs call your local clerk, road commission or police department and use the language below to explain these signs lack a disclaimer and tell them these signs need to be removed immediately!

Appendix J of the Michigan Campaign Finance Act clearly states the IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS of all signs and other campaign materials. The Act requires all paid advertisements having reference to an election, a candidate or a ballot question to contain an identification statement and, if applicable, a disclaimer statement. 

The identification must be clear to the reader or listener and worded as follows: 

All printed matter having reference to a candidate, election or a ballot question, including yard signs, brochures, billboards, poll cards, fund raiser tickets, stationery, etc., must contain: “Paid for by” followed by the full name of the person or committee paying for the material and the person’s or committee’s street number or post office box, city or town, state and zip code."

Perhaps they don't want Michiganders to look up the big money that funds the group pushing Prop 1?

Stay tuned...

See also:

>>>School Children Make Nice Targets: DISGUSTING "Safe Roads YES!" Propaganda TERRORIZES Michiganders

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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Photo By Darlene Dowling Thompson

1 comment:

  1. Brandon,

    This is just the tip of the iceberg.

    When the Pro-tax supporters behind Prop 1 resort to these tactics, nothing is really "off the table".