News from Progress Michigan

June 17, 2021

Contact: Lonnie Scott,

Thank You, Governor Whitmer

Governor’s leadership saved thousands of lives throughout this pandemic

MICHIGAN – On Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan will fully reopen on June 22. The following response can be attributed to Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan:

“It’s hard to overstate how crucial Gov. Whitmer’s leadership during the pandemic has been to protect the health of our communities. Her willingness to listen to the experts and enact necessary, fact-based public health guidance in spite of near-constant harassment and even threats on her life helped slow the spread of COVID and save lives. Now, millions of Michiganders are vaccinated and brighter days are on the horizon. Here at Progress Michigan, we’re grateful for Gov. Whitmer’s efforts throughout this crisis and ready to help our state recover from the impact of COVID and come back even stronger than before.”