FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Feb. 11, 2022
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Michigan voters should decline to sign Unlock Michigan 2.0
Public Health Over Politicians warns Michiganders of dangerous consequences of ballot initiative
LANSING — Today, the Board of State Canvassers updated the petition used to circulate the dangerous Unlock Michigan 2.0 ballot initiative, with Public Health Over Politicians once again urging Michigan voters not to sign this petition.
Public Health Over Politicians is made up of public health officials, doctors and nurses who believe the health of all Michiganders should come before partisan and political games. The group has been endorsed by a growing list of organizations, including: the Michigan Nurses Association, Michigan Association of Local Public Health, Michigan Osteopathic Association, Michigan Association of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Physicians and the Michigan Parent Alliance for Safe Schools.
“Unlock Michigan 2.0 would shift decision making from public health officials and place it in the hands of untrained politicians,” said Ellen Rabinowitz, retired health officer for Washtenaw County and a member of Public Health Over Politicians. “This ballot initiative is reckless and feeding off people’s COVID fatigue. Michigan voters deserve to know this initiative would have far reaching consequences beyond COVID and impact how public health experts are able to respond to other emergencies such as environmental contamination, Legionnaires’ disease or hepatitis.”