LANSING – State Representative Woodrow Stanley (D-Flint) today invited Flint residents to join him at a march and public hearing on Wednesday, June 16, in Lansing to join in the fight in calling for legislative action to end the auto insurance industry's unjust pricing practices and to make insurance more affordable for Michigan consumers.
"A person's credit score has absolutely nothing to do with how they drive, yet a low score can dramatically affect their auto insurance rate – this is simply unacceptable," Stanley said. "My plan to protect our consumers and prohibit auto insurance companies from using a person's education, occupation and credit score in determining insurance premiums was passed through the House many months ago. Unfortunately, the Senate has refused to take action on this important legislation. Politicians in the Senate are too worried about what the insurance industry has to say about their unfair rate practices; we need to show them how real people feel about this issue."
The march will begin at noon on the steps of the Michigan Supreme Court Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa St. and will continue on to the Cora B. Anderson House Office Building, 124 N. Capitol Ave. Transportation will be provided from Flint if enough residents are interested in attending the event.
Supporters are invited to give testimony to a panel of community leaders and demand action by the Senate Economic Development Committee. The public hearing will be held at 1 p.m. in the Mackinac Room on the fifth Floor of the Cora B. Anderson House Office Building.
For more information on either event, please call Kizzi Montgomery in Stanley's office at (517) 373-8808 or e-mail her at email@example.com.