DEFEND MI RIGHTS

The ban on flavored vape products in Michigan is government overreach and a clear infringement on the rights of Michigan adults to decide what they buy and consume. Don’t let that happen in Michigan!

about the coalition

On September 4, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her intent to ban flavored vaping products in the state of Michigan…and, within hours, the DEFEND MI RIGHTS Coalition was formed. Obviously, any business could fight the Michigan flavor ban individually but DEFEND MI RIGHTS believes that there is strength in numbers and far more can be done to fight by pooling resources together.

Coalition members include Mister-E-Liquid, Wild Bill’s Tobacco, Kalamazoo Vapor Shop, Ecig Outlet, 906 Vapor, Joost Vapor, Vapor Shoppe, Wild Wild West Tobacco, and many others. DEFEND MI RIGHTS has hired the best-of-the-best in terms of attorneys, litigators, lobbyists and public relations. We also have constant representation in Lansing meeting daily with legislators requesting that action be taken to stop this ban. [MORE INFO]

CONTRIBUTE

One of the ways in which Defend MI Rights is fighting for your rights as a vaper is by filing a lawsuit against the Michigan state government, requesting an injunction against the governor’s emergency order. Lawsuits like this are expensive, though, and we need your help to continue the fight!

Please give anything you can to help us fight this unconstitutional and ill-advised flavor ban. All of the money you give will go directly to our fight for vaper’s rights, and the immediate overturn of this unlawful ban.

And if you’re thinking, “This isn’t my state, this isn’t my fight,” please remember that what’s happening here will happen in other states next! If we don’t win this fight, here and now, you’re going to have to fight it where you are. Give now, and save having to fight later.

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mark kareem

$1,000.00 October 18, 2019
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Jason Hardy

$10,000.00 October 17, 2019
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Matt Searles

$500.00 October 16, 2019

Thank you to everyone, I am going to continue to help what I can when I can.

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Douglas Coleman

$20.00 October 15, 2019
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Courtney Smith

$20.00 October 14, 2019

I'm 7 years smoke free, and not a single health problem. On the contrary, when I was smoking I had several cases of pneumonia, bronchitis… Read more

I'm 7 years smoke free, and not a single health problem. On the contrary, when I was smoking I had several cases of pneumonia, bronchitis, and respiratory infections. Since I made the switch, I've had zero cases. Thank you for fighting the good fight. Sorry I can't afford to donate more at this time.

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$5.00 October 13, 2019
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Chad Morse

$20.00 October 12, 2019

Vaping has helped my wife quite smoking. Our rights are being trampled on and it needs to stop now

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$5.00 October 12, 2019
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Danielle Farrell

$20.00 October 11, 2019

Keep fighting! They can't beat us all.

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Jason Long

$5.00 October 10, 2019

let's keep fighting vaping is are American right.

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$100.00 October 10, 2019
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Kyle Koster

$5.00 October 10, 2019

Vaping helped me to mellow out, never caused me any lung problems (I checked), and it brought so many jobs to Michigan. It’s not fair to… Read more

Vaping helped me to mellow out, never caused me any lung problems (I checked), and it brought so many jobs to Michigan. It’s not fair to our rights or our economy to have this ban going. The ban is more dangerous!

Defend MI Rights, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association organized under the laws of Washington, D.C. We are not a charitable organization. Your contribution allows you to become a member. Please check with your tax advisor to determine the tax deductibility of any contributions.

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DEFEND MI RIGHTS

We are pleased today that the court saw the ban of flavored vaping products for what it truly is: an overreach of government into the lives of adults. We agree with Judge Stephens, the rules are invalid, and we are thankful that she saw the truth. 

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DEFEND MI RIGHTS

Given the information that has come to light from the CDC, and the tragic death announced today, we implore the Governor to re-evaluate the ban in place and look to sensible regulations that will allow adults to use flavored nicotine-based vape products.

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DEFEND MI RIGHTS

The Defend MI Rights Coalition today released the following statement from spokeswoman Andrea Bitely on the federal and state judge’s denial of temporary restraining orders to halt government overreach… [read more]

DEFEND MI RIGHTS

The Defend MI Rights Coalition today released the following statement from spokeswoman Andrea Bitely on the lawsuits filed in Houghton County’s 12th Circuit Court yesterday seeking to overturn Gov. Whitmer’s ban on vaping liquid flavors. [read more]

DEFEND MI RIGHTS

On September 4, 2019, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her intent to ban flavored vaping products in the state of Michigan…. and, within hours, the DEFEND MICHIGAN RIGHTS Coalition was formed. 

Obviously, any business could fight the Michigan flavor ban individually but DEFEND MICHIGAN RIGHTS believes that there is strength in numbers. [read more]

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