July 2, 2021
July 2, 2021
Lansing, Mich., July 2, 2021 – In a press release sent this morning, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson praised the passage of a bipartisan package of bills that would undo her disastrous appointment-only approach to SOS office services. This 180 came as a surprise, after Benson and her office so adamantly opposed the legislation throughout the entire process. MIRS reported:
“SOS spokesperson Tracy Wimmer said the bills ‘demonstrate an outstanding lack of knowledge of the department’s operations and the needs of Michigan residents.’ ”
Benson has received widespread criticism since she implemented her appointment-only policy at SOS branches.
“It’s amazing that Secretary Benson would have the gall to act as if these bills are anything but a full rebuke of her disastrous appointment-only policy, which left Michiganders waiting months to conduct their business with the SOS, if they could find an appointment at all,” said Eric Ventimiglia, executive director for Michigan Rising Action. Ventimiglia continued, “The people of Michigan will not be fooled by Benson’s gaslighting on these bills, and she will be held accountable for her failures as Michigan’s Secretary of State.”