Lansing Update

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox.

    February 8, 2013

    2013–2014 Advocacy Priorities Released—Key Focus on Religious Liberty; U.S. Bishops: HHS Proposal Falls Short in Meeting Church Concerns

    February 1, 2013

    Religious Liberty and Conscience Rights Bill Re-Introduced; U.S. Bishops Address Latest Efforts to Reform Immigration; Federal Judge Rules Past Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentence Unconstitutional; Michigan Legislature Returns to Session

    January 11, 2013

    Michigan Catholic Conference’s Quick Guide to Legislative Advocacy; Michigan Legislative Process; Participating in the Legislative Process; Further Resources.

    December 7, 2012

    Senate Passes “Religious Liberty and Conscience Protection Act”; Abortion Facility Licensing Bill Awaits Senate Vote; Conscience Rights for Faith Based Adoption Agencies Passes Committee; Legislation Prohibiting Abortion in Health Care Plans Passes Senate; End of 2011-2012 Legislative Session Approaching

    November 30, 2012

    Your Voice is Needed on 3 Key Issues; Attend Lobby Day December 6th in Support of Pro-Life Legislation; Additional MCC Legislative Priorities

    November 9, 2012

    Romney Wins Catholic Vote in Michigan—National Catholic Vote to Obama; Republicans Maintain Smaller Majority in Michigan House of Representatives; 12 Members of Michigan Congressional Delegation Return to Washington 2 Michigan Supreme Court Justices Re-Elected, One Newcomer; State Board of Education Strengthens Democratic Majority; Proposal 5 Defeated as All Six Ballot Questions Fail; The Michigan Legislature Returns for Lame Duck Session, House Passes Indigent Defense Reform

    November 2, 2012

    MCC Election Message on Faithful Citizenship; Before Voting, Say a Prayer; 2/3 Tax Proposal is Harmful to Representative Democracy; Resources for Election 2012—Faithful Citizenship in Action

    October 26, 2012

    Form Your Conscience and Vote Your Values on November 6; Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron Speaks At Religious Freedom Rally; USCCB Defense of Marriage Chair Decries Latest DOMA Ruling.

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