Speaking for Kids E-Bulletin


May 17 – Read Newest Budget Basics Report Comparing FY25 State Spending Plans for Kids and Families

April 26 – House and Senate Budgets are Moving; Details Emerge

April 12 – Youth-led, Parent-led Candidate Forums are Forming; Testimony to Support State Increase for RHY Services; Equity in School Funding & more

March 15 – Child Advocates Take FY25 Budget Requests to Legislative Committees this Month

February 16 – He was a Central Figure in Michigan’s Children’s Early Days; Catch our Next Lunch & Learn on the Governor’s Budget, and More

February 2 – Expanded Child Tax Credit, next State Budget, PreK for All and more Child Advocacy News

January 19 – “True Cost of Care” webinar, the Governor’s SOS, new Podcast – all coming next week


December 18 – Our End-of-Year Campaign Appeal & a New Podcast Digging into the Legislature Year Ahead

November 16 – As lawmakers end the year, what’s next for unfinished priorities for kids & families?

November 10 – How to Keep Advocating for Child Care, Paid Family Leave as Legislative Year Ends

October 27 – News on Juvenile Justice Reform, College Funding, Child Care Subsidies and more

October 13 – Are Your Bills Moving Before “Sine Die”?

September 29 – New: Kinship Care Advocates Go to Lansing; Legislative Action on Juvenile Justice, Youth Homelessness, and More

September 15 – Get Informed: Join our Panel Talk Wednesday, and Act Now on Child Care Cliff

August 31 – Paid Family Leave Announcement: It’s Good for Michigan Families

August 18 – Call to Action: Ask Your State Lawmakers to Quickly Pass HB 4676-4678 to Help Youth from Foster Care

August 4 – Join us for End-of-Summer Celebration & Fundraiser – ‘Fore the Win’ Classic Putt Putt Challenge

July 21 – New Cost Analysis of MI’s Child Care System; Big School Budget Bill Signed; July Podcast Drops

July 14 – Gains & Disappointments in the new FY24 State Budget; Wins for Afterschool, Adult Ed, Funding for Homeless Youth

June 29 – Legislature OKs ’24 Michigan Budget w/ more for GSRP, School Meals, Homeless Youth, JJ Reform, Payments to Foster Families

June 2 – Check out ways to advocate for kids – Pride Month & Early Childhood

May 19 – Special Issue: Meet our Emerging, Rising Star Honorees from Michele Corey Child Advocacy Summit

May 5 – Lawmakers Move On Budget Proposals

March 24 – What Does Executive Budget Plan for FY24 Hold for Child Care & Early Intervention?

March 10 – New ‘Budget Basics’ Detail the ‘Asks’ Advocates Seek in FY24’s State Budget

February 24 – State Legislators Prepare to Take up Gun Reform

February 10 – Read our Analysis of the Governor’s FY24 State Budget Plan

January 27 – New: Registration Now Open for Michele Corey Child Advocacy Summit

January 13 – Advocates – Learn who to talk to under the Capitol dome; Committee chairs named

January 11 – Register today. “Where the sausage is made: The legislative committee structure and what advocates should know.”

Speaking for Kids E-Bulletin Archive 2014-2022

Lunch & Learn


May 22 – What are Advocates Saying about FY25 Points of Contention in Budget Talks over Child Care?

April 22 – Register Now!😊 Next week’s Lunch & Learn Looks at State Budget Recommendations

March 20 – Winning Time: Tips for Productive Conversations with Lawmakers and Candidates

February 21 – Read our Newest Budget Basics Report on Governor’s FY25 Budget Recommendations


November 8 – Register to Learn How to Create an Advocacy Plan for 2024

October 18 – RSVP for Next Week’s L&L: The Early Bird’s Guide to Building Your Budget Ask

September 13 – Register Today: Lunch & Learn Panel talk on Family & Medical Leave Plan for Michigan

August 9 – Join Us for our Next Lunch & Learn: The Federal Budget Process for Child Advocates

May 18 – Register today for our Lunch & Learn on Wed.; Focus on the FY24 State Budget

March 17 – REGISTER TODAY: How to Stage a Dome Day Advocacy Event

February 13 – Register today for our Lunch & Learn Program Exploring the Governor’s FY24 Budget


September 19 – KidSpeak, ParentSpeak, Candidates Listen: Hear Advocates Talk about their Candidate Forum Experiences

January 11 – Michigan’s Early Childhood Workforce Crisis: The Way Forward

Lunch & Learn Archive 2021

Annual Report Archive 2017

Action Alerts


June 14 – Act Now: Time to Speak Up before Final State Budget is Set


June 8 – Take Action for Improved Funding for Great Start Collaboratives

Action Alerts Archive 2016-2021

Early Childhood Action Network Archive 2014-2015

Michigan Action Network Graduate Archive 2014