Michigan Democratic Party Statement on Adoption of the Unlock Michigan Petition

The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on behalf of Chair Lavora Barnes.

“In keeping with their tradition of being bullies, the Michigan Republican-led Senate took a break from their vacation to adopt veto-proof legislation that would hamstring the Governor’s ability to protect Michiganders during a global pandemic. In their desperation for power, Michigan Republicans are willing to put all of our lives on the line while we wait for them to decide how to react during a public health crisis when time is of the essence. Stripping the emergency powers from the Office of the Governor is both short-sighted and dangerous.   

Unfortunately for Michiganders, the Republicans could not find the time while in town to pass legislation that would support small businesses and childcare for working families.”

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