The Facts.

In November of 2020, PROGRESS OF MICHIGAN, asked you to VOTE YES to PROPOSAL ONE. This PROPOSAL would create:

► Recreational Marijuana businesses to open in Port Huron
► Allow the city to receive an influx in cash flow through sales taxes on the products sold

PROGRESS OF MICHIGAN is asking you to VOTE YES on PROPOSAL ONE….AGAIN!

What they didn’t tell you, is that VOTING YES on PROPOSAL ONE will completely cancel out what the CITY OF PORT HURON already AGREED TO when voted on in November of 2020…..keep reading

The Bait.

What It Means.

The City of Port Huron WON’T receive ANY MONEY

This SPECIAL ELECTION on August 3, 2021 is COSTING, you, the taxpayers Port Huron $20,000!

VOTING YES ON PROPOSAL ONE, could COST you MILLIONS IN TAX INCREASES if it is passed on August 3, 2021

► More lawsuits
► NO profit from sales tax
► NO opportunity to make Port Huron a destination
► NO opportunity to create new jobs in a thriving industry

VOTE NO ON PROPOSAL 1
PROGRESS OF MIICHIGAN is LYING to YOU!

Medicinal licenses will NOT be jeopardized
IN FACT, there will be more opportunity for patients to purchase marijuana

Serial Political Predators.

PROGRESS OF MICHIGAN continues to prey on small towns and communities…..

PROGRESS FOR MICHIGAN 2020 PAYS FOR SIGNATURES FOR SPECIAL ELECTION:

According to The Times Herald (July 2, 2021) – “Progress of Michigan utilized paid signature collectors to submit petitions for its two ballot proposal that fell under the city’s charter.”

PROGRESS OF MICHIGAN 2020 OPERATES UNDER SEVERAL ALIASES:

According to The Detroit Free Press (February 24, 2021) “The group operates under a variety of names – Jobs for Oakland, Jobs for Clawson, Progress of Michigan 2020, Jobs for Pickney – but it’s committees are linked to by a common treasurer. He is Sam Pernick, a 28-year-old political organizer.”

PROGRESS OF MICHIGAN 2020 HIDES THE CONTRIBUTORS OF THE CAMPAIGNS FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT:

According to The Detroit Free Press (February 24, 2021) “They have not filed a single finance report as required by Michigan law.”

According to The Detroit Free Press (February, 24, 2021) “Pernick, a Royal Oak man who heads the consulting firm Green Michigan Partners said he expects to file long overdue campaign finance reports for the 18 ballot drives this week. He acknowledged he is a principal in several marijuana-related companies but would not say whether he or his other financial backers had brought up or optioned key real estate parcels in targeted communities.”

“I can’t speak to everything that I’ve been involved in privately,” Pernick told the Free Press on Monday. “I can say that we do – whether directly or indirectly – we do have an interest, I can say that. That’s as much as I’m legally able to disclose.” 

Many of the provisional licenses in all three municipalities where the proposals passed appear to be getting issued to the same three companies.”

According to The Times Herald (July 2, 2021) – “Progress of Michigan 2020 first filed a ballot committee in the summer last year. The group has yet to disclose where their financial backing comes from, previously attributing the tens of thousands in funding contributions for its 2020 ballot effort to another ballot committee.”

According to www.mertsplus.com campaigns have 20 days after the election to provide all financials. 

PROGRESS OF MICHIGAN 2020 REFUSES TO FOLLOW THE STATE OF MICHIGAN LAWS ABOUT CAMPAIGNS:

According to The Times Herald (July 2, 2021) – “Earlier this month, some residents began to receive promotional mailers from Progress of Michigan about its August 3rd proposal” 

These mailers were sent out before the amendment was made into a SPECIAL ELECTION for the City of Port Huron. 

PROGRESS OF MICHIGAN 2020 BELIEVES THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW,
READ THE FULL ARTICLES HERE:

https://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/2021/03/05/group-behind-citys-marijuana-rules-mum-funding-after-filing-reports-4-months-late/6866774002/

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2021/02/24/marijuana-businesses-ballot-drives-port-huron-belleville-pinckney/4139993001/