Remember the 30-minute guarantee?

No, not that old Dominos Pizza ad campaign. Much more recently, Jocelyn Benson, then a candidate for Secretary of State, offered voters a 30-minute guarantee of her own.

If you had business to do at the Secretary of State’s office, she’d get you in and out the door in 30 minutes or less. The pledge became a staple of her stump speeches and media appearances.

Unfortunately for voters, that was the last time her 30-minute pledge made an appearance of any kind. Just weeks ago, Benson announced she was closing branch office doors for walk-in business permanently.

Have business to do with the Secretary of State’s office? Take a number online. But here’s the catch – in communities across the state, residents can’t get an appointment for 2, 3 or even 4 months.

Freedom Fund Chairman Greg McNeilly writes in the Detroit News:

“We’re only a little over halfway through her term, and 30 minutes has turned into 132,480. Secretary of State Benson expects you to wait 4,400 times longer than candidate Benson promised. From appearing to care to apparently caring less is the Secretary of State’s new norm.”

Thankfully, Republicans in the state Legislature are working to require Benson to restore walk-in services at branch offices without an appointment. Contact Jocelyn Benson and demand she keep her 30-minute promise.

For Freedom,

Tori Sachs
Executive Director
Michigan Freedom Fund

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