From World Socialist Web Site - April 29
The mayoral campaign of D’Artagnan Collier continued this weekend, as petitioners collected signatures at various locations around Detroit to place Collier on the mayoral ballot. Campaigners have presently collected almost 800 signatures. This is well over the 500 required for ballot access, but the campaign has pledged to collect 1,000.
Collier and a campaign team petitioned at Eastern Market, which is Michigan’s largest open-air marketplace, where tens of thousands of people buy fresh produce and flowers and enjoy outdoor music each Saturday.
Collier and campaigners emphasized that the issues facing Detroit were not unique to the city; rather, the attack on Detroit is a part of a global process. The appointment of an emergency manager in Detroit was seen by the ruling class as a model for similar efforts across the country and around the world.