Linda Vigder

Linda Vigder

“My husband Leon was a 100% disabled veteran. After I had an accident in January of 2019, I wasn’t able to take care of him myself anymore, so he went into a nursing home. “He was in the closest one to me, but that was still about 35 miles away. For a year, I fought...

Joshua Richardson

Joshua Richardson

“After the auto parts manufacturer I work for was shut down due to COVID-19, I attempted to file an unemployment claim. “It was almost two weeks before I got through online, and I couldn’t get through on the phone. I sent a message to unemployment asking what to do and continued to try to get...

Laura Alderton

Laura Alderton

“I am the proud [grandma] to a spunky, energetic, sassy, loving, very special 2-year-old named Kyleigh. “She needs surgery, which is deemed unessential by our governor, and cannot receive the care she desperately needs until these restrictions are lifted. “When this pandemic first started, Kyleigh was scheduled to see an ENT. Her tonsils are growing...

Darcy Roberts

Darcy Roberts

"It’s really difficult to get through to the [Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency] and to get benefits. It's the bartenders, the servers and I'm sure many other types of workers getting hurt."

Heather Hartwick Gladden

Heather Hartwick Gladden

"I am very thankful, but I do have questions for our governor. Why didn't she have this all set up and ready to go when it was announced?"