- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Muslims from around Michigan are heading to Lansing to meet with state representatives and discuss concerns about hate speech against immigrants and Muslims.

About 200 people are expected to visit the Capitol Tuesday for the annual event. It’s organized by the Michigan Muslim Community Council.

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein is scheduled as keynote speaker. Dearborn Heights Judge David Turfe also will talk during the event.

The group says they’ll ask state leaders to invest in Flint and Detroit.

The council donated $100,000 last year to help Detroit residents pay water bills and $50,000 this year for Flint residents who needed clean water after Flint’s water supply became contaminated with lead.


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