Lansing, MI/ January 30 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST / Let Them Play Rally at the Capitol!

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Thousands of high school coaches, players and parents rallied at the Michigan State Capitol for the third time since Gov. Whitmer closed winter high school contact sports via an executive order.  Winter sports had been scheduled to re-open Feb. 1st  until an announcement Friday moved the opening back to Feb. 21st at the earliest.  

The Whitmer administration continually states it is following the science yet the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) claims that 30,000 rapid COVID tests were given to high school athletes over the past three months had a negative rate of 99.8 percent. 

Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, all nearby states, have already allowed athletics to resume. 

The other Let Them Play rallies in Lansing were held:

  • Aug. 28, 2020 – approximately 500 people rallied when fall sports such as football, volleyball and soccer were suspended via executive order.  
  • Dec. 11, 2020 – approximately 500 people rallied after sports such as basketball, ice hockey, wrestling volleyball and girls swimming were paused via health department order.   Health Department orders were issued after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Governor Whitmer “lacked the authority to declare a ‘state of emergency’ or a ‘state of disaster’ under the EMA after April 30, 2020, on the basis of the COVID-19 pandemic”. 

No arrests, injuries or violence were reported. 

100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933-1363 

Sources:

News

https://www.fox47news.com/news/coronavirus/thousands-rally-for-high-school-sports-outside-state-capitol

https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2021/01/let-them-play-delivers-clear-message-as-thousands-flock-to-capitol-to-protest-winter-sports-pause.html

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/31/watch-thousands-student-athletes-parents-rally-michigan-capitol-against-gretchen-whitmer-orders/

https://www.fox47news.com/news/local-news/sports-has-not-been-the-super-spreader-event-mhsaa-working-to-start-winter-contact-sports

https://www.wxyz.com/news/upfront/looking-at-the-drive-to-get-high-school-sports-playing-again

https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/mhsaa-cites-low-transmission-between-high-school-sports-personnel-in-bid-for-more-winter-sports

Delay extension: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/high-school/2021/01/22/state-delays-winter-sports-practices-until-feb-21-river-rouge-basketball-coach-upset/6681026002/

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