Gov. Snyder Speaks At ‘Pancakes & Politics’

DETROIT (WWJ) – The same day Michigan’s new right-to-work law goes into effect, Gov. Rick Snyder will address hundreds of political, community and business leaders.

Snyder is scheduled to speak Thursday morning at a “Pancakes & Politics” forum at the Detroit Athletic Club.

Along with right-to-work, the governor is expected to be asked about Detroit’s new emergency financial manager, Kevyn Orr, who began work on Monday.

The Pancakes and Politics forums are organized by the Real Times Media and the Michigan Chronicle. WWJ and CBS 62 are sponsors.

Before the governor speaks, members of the group We Are Michigan are expected to rally against right to work. There will be a papier-mâché “Chef Snyder” flipping pancakes.

“Pancakes are a great metaphor for the governor’s flippant attitude towards Michigan working families,” said Hamtramck autoworker Percy Johnson in a statement announcing the rally. “Right to work wasn’t on Snyder’s agenda, and then like the turn of a spatula, it was. Working families are sick of what he’s serving up.”

The Pancakes and Politics forum series is recorded for episodes of “Michigan Matters.” Excerpts from this event will air at a special time Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m.

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