The Michigan Legislature appointed a Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, made up of members from both parties and from both the House and Senate. The Committee is asking for our help. They are trying to gather stories from around the state to make sure they understand the impact of the pandemic. You can lend your voice, and the voice of children, youth, and families in your community to their efforts by sharing stories here. Find out if your legislator served on the committee and other things they have discussed here.
Michigan’s Children Covid-19 Advocacy Resources
We’ve been talking with our members of Congress almost every week, and you need to be talking with them too. Many children, youth, and family needs have not yet been addressed by COVID efforts in Washingon, DC, and we need to remind the people who represent our interests there what they need to be championing on our behalf. Click here to get information about how to get in touch with your Representative and Senators and sign up for communications from their offices. They are all holding tele-townhalls and making other opportunities to connect with constituents. Tell them what you know, and take a look at our resources below.
With many partner organizations and advocates within our state and national networks, Michigan’s Children has been working to connect decision-makers in Washington DC and Lansing to the needs of children, youth and families during this time of crisis, including:
- Understanding the impact of the crisis on hundreds of parents and human services providers through our on-line survey, and other information gatherings, and continually sharing that understanding with Michigan decision-makers and the Michigan Congressional delegation.
- Keeping informed about federal and state COVID-19 funding efforts.
- Connecting with our network through email newsletters containing resources, information, and engagement opportunities.
As we continue to advocate directly to policymakers and Michigan influencers, we need you to remain digitally engaged as well. Use this page to find opportunities for your action with decision-makers from home, we will update it often.