The people of Michigan are not taking the draconian smoking ban in stride as the Anti’s wish they would. They are not going away, they are keeping the fight going. Resistance is not futile! Protect Private Property Rights in Michigan, has invited American Cancer Society and Campaign for Smokefree Air director Judy Stewart to join Royal Oak residents in saying goodbye to Four Green Fields Irish Pub on Saturday night, which is going out of business after 31 years, the primary reason; the smoking ban. Smoking bans according to Cancer, Heart and Lung Associations don’t affect business.
May 19th, 2011
For Immediate Release:
PPPRM invites American Cancer Society/Campaign for Smokefree Air director Judy Stewart to pub’s last night in business
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-The PPPRM has invited American Cancer Society and Campaign for Smokefree Air director Judy Stewart to join Royal Oak residents in saying goodbye to Four Green Fields Irish Pub on Saturday night.
In an email PPPRM executive director Steve Mace issued the following:
To: Judy Stewart, Director of State Government Relations-American Cancer Society/Managing Director, Campaign for Smokefree Air
From: Steve Mace, Executive Director, Protect Private Property Rights in Michigan
May 19th, 2011
Dear Ms. Stewart,
On behalf of our members, I would like to extend an invitation to you and your associates to come ‘raise a glass’ to the owner and workers of Four Green Fields Irish Pub in Royal Oak on Saturday May 21st, 2011.
We will be celebrating Four Green Field’s 31 years of contributions to the Royal Oak Community. Contributions that will be ending at 2am that night. We will be there to say ‘goodbye’ and thank-you for 31 years of business in Royal Oak. As well as to offer our most sincere well wishes to the workers in their pursuit of other employment.
Since the proprietor has specifically cited the private property tobacco use ban as a major factor for the closing of his establishment; we felt this may provide you an opportunity to offer some clarity to the owner and his soon to be unemployed workers on how the ban did not actually affect his business whatsoever. This opportunity may even offer clarity to hundreds of other small business owners and workers, across the state, whom claim their businesses and incomes are suffering due to the law you lobbied, speak and organizationally claim victory for.
We felt this would be a sound opportunity for you to refute, in person, the claims that the law is harming small businesses; as you do via the media.
While we are uncertain of any official time table of events for that evening; might we suggest coming to enjoy the evening entertainment and enjoy the musicians whom will no longer have Four Green Fields as a venue in which to perform — and if time permits you, attending the ‘final last call’; which is planned for 1:30am.
PPPRM Communications Team
Protect Private Property Rights in Michigan
P.O. Box 827
Bloomfield Hills, MI