Freedom Fund Calls on Whitmer To End All Restrictions

Whitmer Expected Today to Extend COVID-19 Pandemic Orders While Governor Continues to Demand Permanent Workplace Restrictions

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Freedom Fund Executive Director Tori Sachs called on Governor Gretchen Whitmer to follow the science, the data, and the leads of Democrat and Republican governors across the nation by ending her disastrous, job-killing pandemic orders, and by immediately ending her ongoing battle to establish permanent COVID-19 restrictions on job sites and customers across the state.

The Detroit News reports that Whitmer will have an 11:30 a.m. press conference Thursday to provide an update on “Michigan’s response to COVID-19 with the state experiencing improving infection rates and expectations that her administration will soon ease gathering restrictions.”

“Michigan is well past the need to ‘ease’ Governor Whitmer’s lockdown orders – it’s time for the governor to follow the science and end them,” said Sachs.  “Vaccines are available to anyone over sixteen who wants one and Michigan is ready to get back to work. Instead, Whitmer is clinging to lockdown rules that contradict science and devastate workers, families, schoolchildren.  At the same time, she is fighting to make her COVID-19 workplace rules and restrictions permanent.

“Governor Whitmer, Michigan families have had enough.  Follow the science.  It’s not enough to just ease restrictions, it’s time to end them all.” 

Michigan Freedom Fund is a nonprofit organization run by Michiganians for Michiganians, working to advance, promote, and protect Michigan workers’ Constitutional rights.  For more information, please visit