Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Address
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933

The Word from Lansing

The Word from Lansing is a regular column written by Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) staff for Catholic news outlets. Through these columns, MCC outlines current advocacy issues of importance to the Conference and discusses the Catholic position and role in the political process. This publication complements the more regular updates provided by Michigan Catholic Conference’s Catholic Advocacy Network.

Catholics Lead Fight Against Evil of Human Trafficking

MCC’s The Word from Lansing column this month focuses on the topic of human trafficking and what is being done to address this problem in Michigan. Legislation addressing a wide range of aspects of human trafficking, including improving victims services and creating tougher penalties for traffickers, have been introduced in both the Senate and the House. This legislation was aided by the recommendations of the Attorney General’s Commission on Human Trafficking and sponsored by both Republicans and Democrats. Read more…

Preserving the Religious Liberty of Faith-Based Child Placement Agencies

This month's The Word from Lansing column addresses the significance of legislation that would uphold the conscience rights of faith-based child placement agencies. House Bills 4927, 4928, and 4991 have passed the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee and now await a vote from the full House of Representatives. The bills would place current practice into state law as faith-based agencies have been working with the state for decades to place vulnerable children into loving homes. The legislation would further ensure that adoption and foster care agencies will be able to work in collaboration with the state for years to come while upholding their religious principles. To learn more about these bills and why grassroots support is needed, read more…

Michigan Catholic Conference Supports Passage of Medicaid Reform

Michigan Catholic Conference is launching a regular series of columns for Catholic news outlets called The Word from Lansing to promote understanding of current advocacy issues and MCC positions. The first column outlines the recent passage of Medicaid expansion legislation, House Bill 4714, and provides a look ahead to upcoming health policies that require support from Catholic voices. House Bill 4714 passed the Legislature and was signed into law by Governor Snyder on September 16. Read more…

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Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Email
Address
510 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
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