1. Our Impact

Our Impact

Michigan’s Children communicates with policymakers and public agencies in a variety of ways, including testimonies, correspondence with legislators on key issues, and public comments on state and federal plans and regulations. Below you will find transcripts and copies of our various interactions with public officials and public agencies.

2020

Governor Whitmer (9/2)
A Budget That Supports Children, Youth and Families at Their Most Vulnerable

Michigan’s Children Statement (8/20)
Governor’s Education Emergency Relief Fund Framework

Michigan’s Congressional Delegation (7/30)
Last-Minute Priorities for July COVID Action

Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters
Supporting the Essential Needs of ALL Children, Youth and Families (7/24)
Supporting the Essential Early Needs of Children and Families (7/20)

Michigan US House of Representatives Delegation Members
Supporting the Essential Needs of ALL Children, Youth and Families (7/24)
Supporting the Essential Early Needs of Children and Families (7/20)

Members of the Senate Committee on Families, Seniors and Veterans (7/22)
Support for House Bills 5443 and 5444

House and Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee Members (7/15)
Essential Considerations for Michigan’s Schools

Governor Whitmer and Key Legislative Appropriations Leaders (6/12)
Eviction Impact on Struggling Youth and Families
State Rental Assistance Sign-On Letter

Michigan Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic (6/9)
Addressing Learning Loss and Family Instability

Governor Whitmer and Superintendent Rice (5/12)
CARES Act Discretionary Funding Priorities for Education

Letters to Our Congressional Delegation Re: COVID-19 Impact
Michigan’s Children Recently Sent Personalized Letters to our Delegation Members
Rep. Justin Amash (L), 3rd District
Rep. Jack Bergman (R), 1st District
Rep. Debbie Dingle (D), 12th District
Rep. Bill Huizenga (R), 2nd District
Rep. Dan Kildee (D), 5th District
Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D), 14th District
Rep. Andy Levin (D), 9th District
Rep. Paul Mitchell (R), 10th District
Rep. John Moolenaar (R), 4th District
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D), 8th District
Rep. Haley Stevens (D), 11th District
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D), 13th District
Rep. Fred Upton (R), 6th District
Rep. Tim Walberg (R), 7th District
Sen. Gary Peters (D)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D)

Michigan’s Children is sending frequent communication to our Congressional Delegation
4/28 Memo With Attachment
4/20 Memo
3/24 Memo
3/23 Memo
3/20 Memo

Michigan House School Aid Appropriations Subcommittee (3/4)
Support for Digital Credentialing

2019

Michigan Legislature (10/14)
A Budget Supplemental for Children, Youth, and Families

Michigan House Oversight Committee (9/12)
The Youth Vaping Public Health Crisis

Michigan FY20 K-12 School Aid and MDE Budget Conferees (7/15)
FY20 K-12 School Aid and MDE Budget Recommendations

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Conference Committee (7/15)
Budget Recommendations Supporting Children, Youth and Families

Federal Register/Public Comment before U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (6/26)
Housing & Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status

Michigan Senate Appropriations Committee (5/22)
SB 298 and Supporting Young People Experiencing Foster Care in Post-Secondary Education

Michigan House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee (5/15)
HB 4406 and Supporting Young People Experiencing Foster Care in Post-Secondary Education

Michigan House Judiciary Committee (4/9/19)
Raise the Age Legislation Package (HB 4133-4146)

Michigan Senate DHHS Appropriations Subcommittee (3/14)

2018

Members of the House Committee on Law and Justice (9/25/18)
House Bills 4607, 4653, 4659, 4662, 4664, 4675, 4685 – Raise The Age

Members of the Senate Committee on Families, Seniors and Human Services (6/6/18)
House Bills 5121, 5122, 5123 – Children’s Assurance of Quality Foster Care

Healthy Michigan Work Requirements Public Comment (8/10/18)
Governor Rick Snyder (6/1/18)
Jasmine’s Story (5/2/18)
Members of the State House Appropriations Committee (5/2/18)
Members of the State Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committee (4/18/18)
SB 897 – Medicaid Work Requirements

2017

Members of the Michigan House Judiciary Committee (10/24/17)
H.B. 5121, 5122, and 5123 – Children’s Assurance of Quality Foster Care

Congressman John Moolenaar (7/12/17)
FY 2018 Federal Budget Recommendations

Michigan State Board of Education (7/12/2017)
Public Comment: 2017 Model Code of Student Conduct

Members of the Michigan Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for K-12, School Aid, Education (3/22/2017)
FY 2018 Budget Recommendation: Early Literacy Programs

2016

Members of the Michigan Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Health and Human Services (3/1/2016)
FY 2017 Budget Recommendation: Early On Medicaid Boilerplate

Michigan Department of Education – Office of Great Start (2/12/2016)
Michigan’s FY 2016-2018 State Plan for the Child Care Development Fund

2015

Members of the House of Representatives, Families, Children and Seniors Committee (11/4/2015)
H.B. 4976, 4977 and 4978 – Children’s Assurance of Quality Foster Care

Members of the House of Representatives, Education Committee (9/17/2015)
H.B. 4822 – Third Grade Reading Bill

Michigan State Board of Education (9/8/2015)
Making Michigan a Top 10 Education State: A Cradle-to-Career Focus

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