The Budget and the Elections

Our latest blog posts by Michele Corey and Mina Hong look at the federal and state budgets and what they mean for Michigan children, youth and families.  The blogs talk about how you can utilize the budgets as a tool to engage with candidates and learn more about their plans to prioritize public investments if elected or re-elected into office.

Read our recent blogs

Get Involved in the Elections

The Michigan’s Children Sandbox Party is working to raise awareness and make children’s issues a top priority this election year. Through the Sandbox Party, we are working to engage more Michiganians in the elections, encourage folks to learn about the candidates, get involved in the election process, and speak up for children’s issues.

Visit the Sandbox Party Website

Your Input Needed on 0-3

In partnership with other state-level advocates, Michigan’s Children is seeking your input to help identify priority issues related to the needs of our youngest residents birth through age three. Though some survey sections may not be your areas of expertise, we appreciate you taking the time to provide your input on the sections you are expert or passionate about.

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Why Get


We can make change happen. We can use local and state level policy advocacy to improve our communities. By joining us in the fight for public policies made in the best interest of the most challenged children, youth and families; we can ensure that all children have the supports they need to succeed in school and in life.



Michigan’s Children identifies opportunities to influence public policies on behalf of children who face the most challenges in life – children from low-income families; children of color; and children, youth and families shouldering other challenging circumstances. This includes immediate opportunities to influence public policy debates as well as long-term opportunities to shift the conversations taking place in Lansing and Washington, D.C.

Who We Are

Michigan’s Children is the only statewide independent voice working to ensure that public policies are made in the best interest of children from cradle to career and their families.  We focus on influencing public policies that can reduce disparities in child outcomes such as the academic achievement gap.

Take Action

Michigan’s Children works to inform you on issues that policymakers are debating and provide active and immediate ways for you to get involved in public policy debates affecting children, youth and their families.

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