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News from Progress Michigan

October 6, 2021

Contact: Lonnie Scott,

Progress Michigan Calls Out Senate GOP’s Passage of SB 303 

Anti-voter bill is the most restrictive effort from MIGOP yet 

MICHIGAN – Today, the Michigan Senate passed SB 303, an anti-voter bill that would make it more difficult to vote in Michigan. In response, Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan, issued the following statement:

“This the most restrictive, anti-voter bill we’ve seen from the Republicans yet. It mirrors the so-called ‘Secure MI Vote’ ballot initiative that right-wing special interest groups are using to suppress the vote in Michigan. Like the ballot initiative, SB 303 will take away options for voters on Election Day, make it harder for voters to access absentee ballots and hamstrings election officials’ ability to administer elections and inform voters of their rights. This bill will make it more difficult to vote and disproportionately impact seniors, rural voters, voters with disabilities and Black and brown voters. 

“We will keep working with our partners and voting rights advocates, like we have before, to stand together across race, background and ZIP code to protect our freedom to vote. We call on the House to refuse to take up this bill since it has no chance of getting the approval of either Gov. Whitmer or Michigan voters.”