Legislative Programs Committee
Help influence the Michigan Legislature!
Our calls have helped avert several disastrous measures, such as the abolition of the State Income Tax, which would have crippled the State’s ability to provide service. We also pushed back on an attempt to end of no-fault insurance. We help you advocate for needed measures, and against bad legislation.
How does the committee oppose or support legislation?
We work closely with our state legislators to target specific legislation to support or oppose.
Committee members receive a weekly email with information on the targeted bills and legislators. We advocate through personally calling legislators, phone banking, social media, and in person at legislative events such as town halls and coffee hours.
The process begins each week with a conversation with our Washtenaw County state legislators and some of our community partners. We work together to get a feel for the issues that are likely to come up in Lansing over the next week and to develop an advocacy strategy. From there, we compile information on the bills, create an easy to understand summary, and write a script for volunteers to use when calling legislators. The team keeps in contact throughout the week about any changes in the situation, which allows us to send rapid response updates to volunteers when strategy changes are needed.
To get involved, send an email to committee Vice-Chair Justin Hodge at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list, which will also give you access to all previous committee communications.
Latest Action Item from Legislative Programs
Last Thursday the Michigan Legislature reached an agreement on the $975 million left on the table after Gov Whitmer was forced to line-item veto the GOP last-minute budget. But Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey(R) has rejected it saying he doesn’t trust the...