Calls Needed to Support MI Teachers and Students

This week, our Michigan legislators are asking us to continue to put pressure on key state senators to develop legislation that: Keeps pay checks coming for all school employees (including teachers). Provides solutions to enable distance learning for academic credit...

CALL NOW: Support School Employees

Call MI Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (517) 373-5932 to urge him to reconvene the chamber to pass bi-partisan legislation on school employee pay and forgiveness for closure days. Also call these key Republicans: Sen. Jon Bumstead at (517) 373-1635 Sen Jim...

Stop the Ban on Funding Gun Buyback Programs

Recently, House Republicans passed bill HB5479,to local municipalities and law enforcement from using public funds for voluntary gun buyback programs. This bill essentially makes it harder for communities to keep their residents safe from gun violence. The bill has...

Implement Early Processing of Absentee Ballots

The Michigan Senate Committee on Elections unanimously passed two bills (SB 0756 and 0757) that would implement early processing of absentee ballots and allow for absentee counting boards to work in shifts. These bills address the fact that absentee ballot requests...

It’s Time to Give Expungement Package a Hearing

Give Expungement Package a Hearing Last Fall, the Michigan House passed a package of bills (HB 4980-4985, and 5120) that would allow more Michiganders to expunge their criminal records. These bills would help to eliminate barriers to employment and housing that so...

Tell State Lawmakers NO on House Bill 5423

Changes to the Bottle Deposit Rules Threaten Toxic Site Clean-Up Funds Please call your Legislator! Yousef Rabhi  (517) 373-2577 or https://www.house.mi.gov/mhrpublic/frmFindaRep.aspx From the Sierra Club: House Bill 5423 would alter Michigan’s bottle deposit laws and...

Support Expungement for Non-Violent Crimes

The Michigan Senate is considering a package of bills (Senate Bills 0065 and 0416) that would allow more Michiganders to expunge their criminal records. Support Expungement:  Expand the number of people who qualify for expungement: Under the plan, a person with up to...

Make Direct Care Workers a Priority!

Make those who care for our most vulnerable a priority In-home, direct care workers provide vital services to the most vulnerable residents in our state. And yet, they don’t even make enough money to live on. These workers include, personal attendants, home health...

Hold Polluters Accountable for Contaminating our State

*****PLEASE CALL ABOUT THIS ISSUE BECAUSE IT IS URGENT!!!***** Our current laws provide us with no method for holding polluters accountable for the damage that they do to our state. Instead of having to clean up their messes, they can even limit their efforts to...

STOP CORPORATE TAX GIVE-AWAY–LAST CHANCE!

In 2015, a global corporation called Switch Inc. was given a multi-million dollar state tax exemption to build a data center in Grand Rapids. Now, some lawmakers want to exempt that same corporation from local property taxes – for no apparent reason. Without...