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AG Nessel Applauds Businesses Supporting Voting Rights

LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a bipartisan group of current and former elected leaders to thank businesses for speaking out in support of voting rights and encouraging more to speak up. 

In the open letter, Nessel and other attorneys general, lieutenant governors and secretaries of state applauded business leaders and corporate executives who have spoken out against anti-democratic efforts to make voting more difficult. 

Earlier this month, leaders from some of Michigan's largest companies expressed the importance of protecting voting rights through a joint statement. That included CEOs from Ford, GM and Kellogg Company, as well as Quicken Loans, Bridgewater Interiors and Penske Corporation. 

"Business leaders and corporate executives have been told to stay out of politics by those who want to see voting restrictions enacted in Michigan and elsewhere," Nessel said. "Every single one of us has a voice in this democracy and deterring people from using it undermines the foundation this country was built on. I will always speak out against attempts to make voting more difficult, applaud those who have already taken a stance and encourage others with a platform to do the same." 

The full letter, which was also signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, is attached here