Based On A Lie

We’ve already covered how anti-choice extremists are dishonestly attempting to get around a veto from Gov. Snyder so they can ban regular health insurance plans from covering abortion. Now they’re taking it a step further, by illegally campaigning in support of their ballot initiative in taxpayer-funded buildings.

We obtained a few pictures of Right to Life lobbyist Ed Rivet collecting petitions in support of his ballot drive from Republican politicians when they were supposed to be voting on the 2013-14 budget:









After being asked to leave the Capitol for illegal campaigning, they headed over to the Senate office building, where we caught them and confronted them:


They already proved they don’t care about being honest. Now we have them on video, openly flouting the Michigan Campaign Finance Act. Help us fight back – add your name to the petition saying you stand against dishonest efforts to ban abortions.


3 Responses to “Based On A Lie”

  1. Candace June 4, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    Since when is it illegal to lobby legislators in the halls of the capital?

    • Joshua Pugh
      Joshua Pugh June 4, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

      It’s not illegal to lobby in the halls of the Capitol. It is illegal under the Michigan Campaign Finance Act to collect signatures for a ballot drive in any public building, including the Capitol.

  2. David June 5, 2013 at 7:52 am #

    Which part of Michigan Campaign Finance Act? Since it is a rather lengthy law, is there a specific section or exact language you could refer people to?

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