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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:09 AM

Leaders of Michigan's largest companies announce their opposition to voting law changes that reduce






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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:41 AM

1. That Roger Penske signature looms large

and may cast an influential shadow.

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:03 AM

2. Michigan's big employers speak out against moves to restrict voting rights

LANSING ó Michigan's corporate leaders spoke out strongly Tuesday against GOP-sponsored legislation in the state Legislature that would place new restrictions on voting.

The leaders of three-dozen major Michigan companies, including General Motors, Ford, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Quicken Loans, issued a joint statement as Republicans are expected to begin consideration this week of a package of bills in committee hearings.

"We represent Michiganís largest companies, many of which operate on a national basis. We feel a responsibility to add our voice as changes are proposed to voting laws in Michigan and other states," the statement said.

The move follows widespread outrage and boycotts over a package of election bills that were made law in Georgia.

The statement set out a number of shared principles, including:

The right to vote is a sacred, inviolable right of American citizens.
Democracy is strongest when participation is greatest.
Safe are and secure options are vital
Government must support equitable access to the ballot.
Government must avoid actions that reduce participation in elections, particularly among historically disenfranchised communities.
Election laws must be developed in a bipartisan fashion.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/04/13/michigan-voting-restrictions-ford-gm/7200700002/

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