MDP Chair Lavora Barnes Statement on Party Legacy Dinner Fundraiser and Endorsement Convention

LANSING– The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on behalf of Chair Lavora Barnes on proactive, preventative measures the Party is taking to combat the spread of COVID-19.

“Due to public health concerns, I am regretfully announcing the postponement of the Michigan Democratic Party’s annual Legacy Dinner scheduled for March 20th. I will also call an emergency State Central Committee telephonic meeting for tomorrow night to ask the Committee to cancel the Michigan Democratic Party’s March 21st convention.

“While there have been no reports of a COVID-19 infection among potential attendees to either event, the Michigan Democratic Party takes seriously the concerns of public health professionals and Governor Gretchen Whitmer who has declared a state of emergency and advised against such gatherings.”

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