Amid threats and political pushback, public health officials are leaving their posts

Public health workers, already underfunded and understaffed, are confronting waves of protest at their homes and offices in addition to pressure from politicians who favor a faster reopening.

More than 20 health officials have resigned, retired or been fired in recent weeks “due to conditions related to having to enforce and stand up for strong public health tactics during this pandemic” states Lori Tremmel Freeman, chief executive of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.’

Call the Governor to release Michigan state prisoners at risk of COVID-19

The best way to manage the COVID-19 challenge in Michigan’s prison system is to release as many people as possible as soon as possible. It can be done quickly, without compromising public safety, and in the best interest of public health. To save lives, it is imperative that the Governor act immediately to expand who is eligible for parole, expand the use of her commutation powers, expand parole boards, and expedite the review of wrongful conviction cases in front of the conviction integrity unit.

Senate Stimulus Bill

$2.3 Trillion CARES Act Falls Short of Covering the Vulnerable

It is widely known that the $2.3 Trillion CARES Act is prolific in its enormity but vital to help American citizens and industries survive the COVID pandemic. Less understood are the budget allocations and more importantly, its inherent loopholes that fail to assist those in need. The Congressional Budget Office has yet to evaluate the budget numbers enacted, therefore numbers are estimated.