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News from Progress Michigan

June 16, 2021

Contact: Lonnie Scott,

Voting Rights Advocates Denounce Extreme ID Bills Passed by Senate GOP

Restrictive laws pushed by Michigan Republicans will take away voting options 

MICHIGAN – On Wednesday, the Michigan Senate voted to pass Senate Bills 285, 303, and 304, which would place new and flagrant barriers between Michigan voters and the ballot box. The following response can be attributed to Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan:

“Whatever disingenuous excuses Michigan Republicans have for passing these anti-voter bills, the people of Michigan know the truth: These restrictive laws only serve to place more barriers between eligible voters and the ballot box. In 2018, Michigan voters overwhelmingly voted to expand our voting rights by passing Proposal 3 and our elected officials should be working to build on that progress and ensure our elections are as accessible and efficient as possible. Instead, Republican senators are taking aim at the voting options Michiganders have successfully used for decades in an effort to suppress the voices of marginalized people. Their continued attacks on the freedom to vote are abhorrent and Michiganders must come together once again, across race, income level, and zip code, to stand up for our rights and oppose these anti-voter bills.”