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Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Address
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
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News Release: Catholic Conference Applauds New Laws to Protect Children, Create Safe Environments

“On Monday, December 17, Governor Rick Snyder signed six bills into law to help create safe environments for children, strengthen existing statutes, and give a greater voice to those harmed by sexual abuse. House Bills 5539, 5658, 5660–5661, 5794, and 5798 emerged out of months of deliberation in the House Law and Justice Committee and were actively supported by Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) throughout the legislative process. MCC is grateful to governor and the bipartisan lawmakers for their action on this critical issue. Read more…

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Lansing Update: December 14, 2018

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. This week: "Raise the Age" Policies Fall Just Short in 2017–2018; Measure to Retain Webcam Abortion Ban Passes House; With Bipartisan Vote, House Clears Charitable Giving Tax Credit; Michigan House Approves Petition Bill Despite Concerns. Read more…

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Michigan Youth Remain Trapped in Outdated Policy; “Raise the Age” Key to Smart Justice

MCC is disappointed to report the Michigan Legislature will not take any further action on “Raise the Age” legislation this 2017-2018 legislative session. The bipartisan package of bills would have allowed 17-year-olds to access and receive services in the juvenile justice system, except in the most serious cases. Staff has worked with a diverse group of organizations as part of the “Raise the Age” Coalition and will continue to do so next year to pass these important reforms. Read more…

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Lansing Update: December 7, 2018

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. This week: ACTION NEEDED! Urge House to Vote on 'Raise the Age'; Measure to Retain Webcam Abortion Ban Continues Forward; Senate Approves Sexual Assault and Child Protection Bills; Senate Next to Consider School Safety Measures; Committee Widely Supports Charitable Giving Measures. Read more…

A youth in handcuffs holds his head in his hands while leaning against a brick wall

Lansing Update: November 30, 2018

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. This week: MCC Applauds House Committee For Passing 'Raise the Age' Bills; School Safety Measures Clear Senate Education Committee; Senate Passes Measure to Retain Webcam Abortion Ban; Donor Privacy Measure Moves to House Committee; Wrongful Imprisonment Fix Now Before Full House; MCC Supports Legislation to Establish Forensic Science Commission. Read more…

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News Release: MCC Applauds Committee Passage of 'Raise the Age' Legislation

The House Law and Justice Committee passed legislation today raising the age for youth sentencing to 18 years old. Michigan is one of only four states in the country that continues to automatically charge 17-year-olds as adults, regardless of the severity of the crime committed. MCC is thankful to the Committee and urges the House to pass the bills in the coming weeks. Read more…

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Lansing Update: November 16, 2018

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. This week: ACTION NEEDED! Urge Adoption of "Raise the Age" Policies; U.S. Bishops Approve Pastoral Letter Against Racism; USCCB Applauds Cancellation of FDA Fetal Tissue Contract; The Word from Lansing: The Synod on Young People, Faith & Vocational Discernment. Read more…

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Lansing Update: November 9, 2018

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. This week: Michiganders Choose New Leadership for State Government; State Voters Return Incumbent to U.S. Senate; Michigan Congressional Delegation Shifts to 7-7 Split; Proposal 1 Passes, Legalizes Recreational Marijuana in State; Redistricting and Voting Measures Widely Approved by Michigan Voters; Two New Members of the State Board of Education Chosen; One Incumbent, One Challenger Head to Michigan Supreme Court; Republicans Retain Control of Michigan Legislature, Democrats Gain Seats; "Lame Duck" Session Begins for Michigan Legislature. Read more…

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Lansing Update: November 2, 2018

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. This week: Why Vote on Tuesday, November 6?; Vote 'NO' on Proposal 1 and Legalized Recreational Marijuana; Issues to Consider Before Voting on Election Day; Read Informational Backgrounders on Statewide Proposals 2 and 3; Election Logistics: Polling Place, Sample Ballot, and More. Read more…

Election 2018: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. Learn more at micatholic.org

Lansing Update: October 26, 2018

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. This week: Catholic Conference Continues to Urge Opposition to Legalized Marijuana; Election Website Offers Informational Resources on Ballot Proposals, Voting. 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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