Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids
The 2018 Michigan Lame Duck period tested advocates more than most. In our latest EBulletin, we explore some small but important wins and lessons that highlight how Lame Duck lawmaking hurts its citizens as much as it helps.
FY19 Labor-HHS-Education Budget
Congress has agreed in conference to a final FY19 federal budget for Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education. The budget continues and expands strong federal commitments to critical strategies that are proven to improve the lives of children, youth, and families.
Perseverance and Partnerships
Without so many partners using their strong voices, the Children’s Assurance of Foster Care Quality would have died on the Senate floor once again. In her latest blog, Michele Corey pulls back the curtain of the legislative process to show how together we all finally got these laws passed.
We are pledging to make it as easy as possible for people like you – parents, family members, neighbors, teachers, health care and other service providers, business and faith leaders – to raise their voices with elected officials through this legislative session, and we need you to join us.
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 children, youth and families with the most challenges; 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 served by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. 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 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.