LANSING — Last month, voters approved Proposal 3 to eliminate barriers to fair and accessible elections. Despite the proposal passing with over 60 percent support and in 80 of Michigan’s 83 counties, House Republicans rushed through a plan today weakening key elements of the initiative. In response, state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) issued the following statement:

“When Michigan voters went to the polls last month, they expected to have their voices respected. They sent the message loud and clear that they want as many citizens as possible to have the ability to exercise their constitutional right and vote. In undoing the progress they voted for, this legislation directly subverts the will of the people and sends a clear message that Michigan voices do not matter.”