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News from Progress Michigan

January 8, 2021

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Progress Michigan Slams GOP Inaction on COVID

Michiganians are counting on COVID relief 

MICHIGAN – As people across the state suffer the impacts of the COVID crisis, Michigan Republicans are blocking much-needed relief to try and pressure Gov. Whitmer. The following statement can be attributed to Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan: 

“The only thing the #MIGOP won’t block when it comes to COVID is the virus itself by wearing masks. Holding up Michigan tax dollars and federal funds for COVID testing, vaccine distribution, education, keeping people in their homes, child care, and feeding hungry kids will put millions of people in harm’s way. We all must work together to fight this pandemic that has killed more than 13,000 people in our state. Republicans should stop using relief from a deadly virus as a political bargaining chip.”