These are the tried and true tactics of BAMN and other groups around Detroit.
Pack 'em in a bus, ship 'em off to a meeting in Lansing and voilà, instant lead-in footage for the 6:00 o'Clock News state-wide.
In a way, I'm kind of disappointed that the EM petition got squashed.
No, I haven't gone over to the dark side.
Just look at the bigger picture...
These people don't have the faintest clue on how to fix the problem of democratic (literally) leadership, short of shoveling more money at the problem.
Put it on the ballot and let them show the whole state on how they intend to fix the very problem that they created themselves.
Time and time again, when they are asked exactly what their solution is, they stammer and get real stupid, real quickly!
This would also be a great opportunity to show them how painful stupidity can be.
Since they don't want their problem fixed by the state, they are really gonna love to see what a judge will do in the same situation after that municipality or district files for bankruptcy.