Lansing, MI/ February 4 / Governor Lets Them Play… Finally

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Governor Whitmer lifts ban on high-school sports.  Denies that pressure from Legislature, parents and athletes played any role in her reversal.  Timeline suggests that even the most partisan elected officials can be pressured to achieve a desired result through a concerted effort by citizenry and other branches of government.  

  • 01/27 – Letter to Director of the Department of Health and Human Service 
  • 01/27 – Senate blocked 13 of the governor’s appointments and threatened to withhold more than $2 billion in education funding unless the governor transfers power for school closures to local health departments. 
  • 01/28 – a bipartisan Senate panel, which included two Democrats, voted unanimously to pass a non-binding resolution urging Whitmer to allow indoor contact sports 
  • 01/29 – Governor delays return to contact sports by at least 3 weeks.
  • 01/30 – Let Them Play Rally @ Capitol attended by thousands 
  • 02/02 – Let Them Play Announces Lawsuit
  • 02/03 – Senate blocks additional 5 Whitmer nominees 
  • 02/04 – Governor lifts ban

Sources:

News

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/02/04/whitmer-expected-let-them-play-lift-ban-contact-high-school-sports/4386698001/

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/02/michigan-let-them-play-files-suit-against-gretchen-whitmer-administration-over-winter-sports-ban/

https://www.fox47news.com/news/coronavirus/let-them-play-sues-state-health-department-hoping-to-force-return-of-contact-sports

https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-government/covid-rages-whitmer-michigan-gop-quarrel-over-lack-common-ground

https://www.michigansthumb.com/news/article/Michigan-Senate-rejects-5-more-Whitmer-nominees-15921676.php

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/27/michigan-senate-blocks-13-whitmer-appointees-amid-fight-over-virus-restrictions/4278786001/

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