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


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





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