The Catholic Conference’s response to Gov. Whitmer’s fall policy speech included opposition to her call to overturn abortion limitations that protect women, and support for paid family leave that makes it easier to raise children. Also, ahead of Labor Day, read the U.S. bishops’ suggestions for how Congress should stand in “radical solidarity” with working families. Read more in this week’s Lansing Update.
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When it comes to grassroots advocacy on public policy issues, there’s power in numbers. Help lift your voice and the collective voice of Catholic grassroots by inviting your friends and family to join our email list. Plus, a new federal regulation is attempting to insert abortion into a law intended to help pregnant workers. Read more in this Lansing Update.
The state budget signed into law by the Governor includes several important programs that help serve the poor and most vulnerable of our state. See how your state tax dollars will help the least of these
The Governor did not make any changes to the education budget she signed into law, meaning millions in funding for nonpublic schools was kept intact to pay for mental health services, dual enrollment opportunities, and robotics team grants. Read about this and the latest update on the bills that restrict speech in counselor-patient settings that MCC has been advocating against
Catholics and all people who support human life are invited to attend the Michigan March for Life on Nov. 8 at the state Capitol in Lansing. Find the link to register for the March — plus opportunities to take action on important federal issues —
A bill signed into law this week with MCC support would remove a hurdle for the poor to receive food assistance. Plus, more than 900 messages have been sent by Catholic grassroots members urging the Governor to reject bills restricting speech for faith-based counselors.
The Michigan Catholic Conference today urged grassroots supporters to contact the Governor and urge a no vote on bills that would restrict speech for counselors. Plus, find out which MCC-supported priorities made it into the newest state budget, and more
Abuse prevention reforms that MCC has been championing for years have made it to the Governor’s desk. Plus, a flurry of legislative activity of interest to the MCC happened during the last full session week before summer break, including measures to implement payday lending transparency as well as protection of vulnerable adults. Read all about it
Several MCC-supported reforms to prevent sexual abuse are on their way to the Governor’s desk after five years of advocacy, plus MCC provided support for new legislation to make sure foster children receive adequate education. Read about those initiatives and more in
MCC makes the case for a Catholic response to gun violence in its latest edition of Focus published this week. Plus, updates on MCC advocacy action in the Legislature regarding retroactive abuse claims legislation, tougher penalties for church vandalism and more