Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan

It's not over! 

Join our campaign today to ban fracking and frack wastes in Michigan. 

We did not have enough signatures to get on the 2016 ballot, but we are continuing to collect signatures for the 2018 election. We gathered over 207,000 signatures from Michigan voters--in person--from May 2015 to June 1, 2016. Originally we thought we had a 180-day time frame. However, according to the state constitution, Article 2 section 9, there is no time deadline for statutory initiatives. We filed a lawsuit against the state on June 1 that challenges the unconstitutionality of MCL 168.472a, the statute that limits signature collecting to 180 days, and any law that restricts the people's constitutionally-guaranteed right to statutory initiative.


Now help us get all the way on the ballot.

We're getting closer! As of January 2017, we obtained 222,000 signatures. Exactly 252,523 valid signatures are required to qualify for the ballot. Which means we need to collect many more than that (300,000 to 350,000 total) to make sure we have enough valid ones. Your help is urgently needed! 

Volunteer today

We are a people-powered grassroots campaign. The only way we get on the ballot, is by collecting signatures. It's engaging, hands-on, and a great experience to meet face to face with our fellow Michiganders and tell them about the harms of fracking and frack wastes. This is what direct democracy is all about--people writing our own laws and directly voting on them ourselves. We ask each volunteer to commit to collecting 200 signatures, which takes just 3 or 4 days of your time. Many people will collect many more than 200, some will collect less. Please join us! Circulator eligibility requirements: You must be a US citizen and at least 18 years old. It is not necessary to be a registered voter to circulate, or a Michigan resident. We provide the training, clipboards, official petitions (printed solely by the Committee's printer--no photocopies are allowed), and a T-shirt once you collect your first 50 signatures, to help you collect even more.


We welcome your financial support. It's through the support of individuals, businesses and organizations that we will make it on the ballot and win. We need funds to verify signatures and hire some paid circulators in areas of the state where we do not have enough volunteers. And once we're on the ballot, we will host educational forums, need campaign literature, and do Get-Out-The-Vote campaigning. Thank you for pitching in! 




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