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  • Unlock Michigan is a Republican-led ballot initiative that would strip Gov. Whitmer, and future Michigan governors, of their emergency powers.
  • This Republican effort would undermine Gov. Whitmer’s ability to keep Michiganders safe and save lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • By hampering the governor’s ability to make decisions to keep Michiganders safe, it will also harm our economy by prolonging and exacerbating the pandemic when we need to be moving forward.
  • This partisan Republican power grab would undermine Gov. Whitmer’s ability to keep Michiganders safe and save lives during a global health pandemic.
  • By hampering her ability to make decisions to keep Michiganders safe, it will also harm our economy by prolonging and exacerbating the pandemic when we need to be moving forward.

The group is led by Republicans in the Legislature, including Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, and is an irresponsible partisan power grab that will only put public health at risk.

  • Keep Michigan Safe is a broad and diverse coalition formed to protect the executive powers of Michigan’s governor during a public health crisis and defeat the cynically named “Unlock Michigan” ballot initiative.
  • Poll after poll has shown broad public support for Gov. Whitmer’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, and this irresponsible partisan power grab will only put public health at risk.
  • Keep Michigan Safe urges the public to refuse to sign these petitions because doing so will undermine the ability of our elected leaders and medical experts to keep Michigan families safe during the pandemic.
  • It couldn’t be further from the truth.
  • This dangerous partisan power grab will undermine Gov. Whitmer’s ability to keep Michiganders safe and save lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • That is patently false.
  • This dangerous initiative will undermine the governor’s ability to keep Michiganders safe and actually put more people at risk and threaten Michigan’s economic resurgence.
  • We urge the public to refuse to sign these petitions because doing so will undermine the ability of our elected leaders and medical experts to keep Michigan families safe during the pandemic.

Don’t get duped! The paid Republican operatives out on the streets gathering signatures will lie, cheat and literally say anything to get you to sign. Share your story if you have encountered deceptive circulators.

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