Michigan House Republicans
State representatives to host rally at Capitol, calling on UIA’s response to COVID-19 pandemic
RELEASE|June 12, 2020

State Rep. Mary Whiteford will lead a rally to call on Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) to immediately help Michigan families at the state Capitol lawn near the steps on Tuesday, June 16.

The UIA has been unable to help tens of thousands of laid-off workers receive the unemployment benefits they deserve. The agency has had repeated problems with its online claim filing system. Phone calls from laid-off workers also have been dropped for no apparent reason.

Whiteford will be joined by several other state representatives, all women, calling their group “Moms for Families,” as well as Michigan families.

“As state representatives who have the pleasure of serving Michigan, and as mothers ourselves, we are standing up for all the parents in Michigan who are struggling and afraid right now because they haven’t received their checks from the UIA,” Whiteford said. “Many of our families haven’t even been able to get in touch with the department, despite many attempted calls.

“Whether you’re a parent or not, we invite everyone to join us Tuesday. The people of Michigan deserve better than this. So many people haven’t been working since mid-March because of the governor’s executive orders – enough is enough.”
The rally is scheduled to run from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; legislators will speak from 11 a.m.-noon.

For more information, visit Rep. Whiteford’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/staterepmarywhiteford/.

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