On April 15, 2020, members of the most powerful grassroots conservative group in Michigan, the MMC (Michigan Conservative Coalition), were fed up with MI Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s draconian, business-killing lockdowns and decided to do something about it. MI GOP Vice-Chair Meshawn Maddock and MI GOP vice-chair, MI GOP grassroots chair Marian Sheridan, along with other hard-working conservatives in their group, organized a protest that brought over 15,000 vehicles filled with MI residents from all over the state to Michigan’s Capitol.
The lockdown protest was the first of its kind in the world and has since inspired hundreds of lockdown protests across America and around the world.
The #OperationGridlock protest was a huge success and shined a large spotlight on the serious consequences of allowing elected officials to use unconstitutional power to destroy the lives of millions. The in-vehicle protest caused backups on highways for several miles in every direction and caused gridlock on the deserted streets in Lansing.