The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following statement on behalf of Lavora Barnes, chair of the Michigan Democratic Party regarding the voter suppression bills voted on today in the State Senate.
“Today’s actions in the State Senate were deplorable, racist, and quite frankly shameful. Michigan’s 2020 elections were safe and secure. But that has not stopped the Republicans from launching an all-out attack on our right to vote. Their goal is simple and transparent – the GOP wants fewer people to vote. Because they know what we know – when people vote, Democrats win.
This collective battle being waged by the GOP across the country is designed to create insurmountable barriers to voting and is a direct affront to the millions of people that have spent decades fighting for our right to vote. We will not stand idly by and allow this to happen. If you vote for this legislation, the people will vote you out of office.”