FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News from Progress Michigan
August 15, 2018
Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, [email protected]
Lisa Posthumus Lyons Represents Decade of #TotalGOPControl Failure
Working families, democracy, and public education got sold out by Posthumus Lyons
MICHIGAN — Bill Schuette’s selection of Lisa Posthumus Lyons as a running mate represents a doubling-down on failed Republican policies that have stacked the deck in favor of shady corporate donors and rigged the rules against Michigan’s working families.
“Lisa Posthumus Lyons represents more of the same from Bill Schuette: doing the bidding of corporate donors like the DeVos family while undermining the people’s access to the ballot, attacking public schools, and pushing GOP policies that have harmed working families and our communities,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “During her time in the legislature, Lisa Posthumus Lyons called teachers ‘pigs’, spearheaded the effort to expand the failed Education Achievement Authority, pushed a bill to muddy Michigan’s democracy with more corporate money, and put up obstacles between Michiganders’ right to ballot initiatives and use their voice on election day. Posthumus Lyons — just like Bill Schuette — has a record that shows she has the wrong priorities for Michigan.”