Legislative Briefing Recap
Our annual Legislative Briefing, in partnership with Michigan Christian Homeschool Network’s Day Under the Dome, was a great success! Thanks to all who attended, spoke, and helped make this a fantastic event! Special thanks also to our sponsors: StrategyWorks, Steenstra’s Windmill Cookies, MCA Detroit, and Steven M. Jentzen, PC.
Senate Education Committee Chair Lana Theis spoke on education issues and gave an update on the proposed state social studies standards. Click here for more information.
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey gave an update on hot topics in the state legislature and the importance of being involved, following a legislative update from Senator Jim Runestad.
Professor William Wagner talked about overreach in the executive branch by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel, and the importance of protecting religious liberty in the face of A.G. Nessel’s reliance on radical groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center for advice. He also addressed life issues in the legislature and the importance of the Dismemberment Abortion Ban. You can read and share his excellent white paper (“MICHIGAN’S LAW PROTECTING HEARTBEATS OF UNBORN CHILDREN”) on this topic here.
Genevieve Marnon, of Right to Life of Michigan, discussed RLM’s plan to ban dismemberment abortion in Michigan and Michigan’s pre-existing ban on abortion (from even before a heartbeat can be detected!) that will go into effect the minute Roe v. Wade is overturned. Click here to read her memo on the legal reasoning behind a dismemberment abortion ban.
Former Lt. Governor Dick Posthumus spoke on recent attempts to expand gambling in Michigan, including a proposed off-reservation casino in Muskegon that our CTV Muskegon chapter has been very active in opposing. Click here for more information and to take action.
Finally, former Lt. Gov. and current President of the Small Business Association of Michigan, Brian Calley, rounded out our briefing with a wide-ranging update on topics including road funding and the governor’s proposed tax increases, skilled trades education, the budget process, and more.
We are incredibly grateful to every one of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors who made this event a great success, as well as the Michigan Christian Homeschool Network for their partnership. Stay tuned for more ways to be involved!