Both the state House and Senate recognized Catholic schools and the contribution they make to the state’s overall common good as part of National Catholic Schools Week. Plus, MCC staff visited with the offices of most of Michigan’s congressional delegation to advocate for important Catholic issues on the federal level.
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MCC efforts to get the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) expanded for working families took big strides this week after both chambers approved legislation to do so by large bipartisan majorities. MCC this week also commented on the Governor’s State of the State address and co-sponsored the annual school choice rally at the Capitol. Read about MCC’s advocacy efforts and more
The new legislative session kicked off this week and with it brought renewed momentum to deliver tax relief for the working poor through an increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit. Read more about MCC’s continued advocacy to increase the EITC and help the working poor, plus more
After the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI last week, MCC President & CEO Paul Long offered a reflection on the former pontiff and his legacy. Plus, updates on the start of the new legislative session and more
The Legislature concluded the 2021–2022 session this week. Read about what outstanding MCC priorities made it out in time and which ones were left unfinished, plus an important legal development in the defense of religious liberty in Michigan,
This week, bills to proactively prevent child sexual abuse advanced in the Legislature, thanks in part to advocacy by Michigan Catholic Conference staff. Also, an MCC-supported measure to ensure organ donation access for people with disabilities moved forward.
After the passage of Proposal 3, MCC offered some reflections on where the pro-life movement goes next in the mission to uphold the dignity of all human life. Plus, the U.S. bishops are raising concerns over federal legislation that threatens the truth of marriage and the religious liberty of the faithful who hold to that truth.
Despite the immense efforts of Catholics and others all across the state, voters unfortunately chose to approve Proposal 3 this week. In the face of that disappointing defeat for the cause of human life, read what the bishops of Michigan had to say in response. Plus, we offer a recap of the other major results from the election, including the news that Democrats will control all three branches of government.
It’s the final update before the election and the final push to defeat Proposal 3. In addition to making sure you’re registered to vote, there are also opportunities to knock doors and make calls to get out the vote to help defeat Proposal 3 in the final days.
This week, we explain how Proposal 3 would protect abortionists from malpractice claims under the constitutional amendment. Plus, information on how to get involved on door-to-door canvassing and a reminder to get registered to vote for the upcoming election.