In MI? Don't like the bill to remove benefits from same-sex domestic partners of state employees? Call Gov. Snyder's office at (517)335-7858. Remarkably, they're answering the phone and taking down names. Circulate this far and wide.
Why? HE CAN REFUSE TO SIGN THIS BILL.
The two points I made when I called were:
1. This bill will make it harder for high-tech companies to recruit qualified employees to our state, which is already a problem by the way, because in addition to being economically challenged we will also look socially backward. It's hard enough to get programmers to come here rather than California, looking like we're rednecks won't help matters.
1a. Same argument applies to our ability to retain recent college grads.
2. It won't save the state money in the medium-long run, because GLBT employees will quit (for private jobs which do offer benefits) and will be replaced, statistically, by straight employees who can and will use the benefits... and may be likely to have larger families who will go on those benefits.
I'm a technology exec. I told them that. If you think your job is relevant, or shows that you're the kind of people Snyder claims he wants around, tell them. He needs to hear this, and may be more inclined to listen if it's coming from the industries he claims to be promoting.