General Information on How to Get Involved

There are many websites which will help individuals understand how the legislative process works in Michigan. Every advocate for change should familiarize themselves with the process, in order to be effective. It takes a many like-minded, persistent and dedicated individuals to promote change. The more educated you are about the process, the better equipped you are to advocate for change.

 

Links to be familiar with

Citizen’s Guide to State Government:

Convincing our legislators that any law needs to be revised requires an understanding of Michigan Law. Each session the legislature publishes a “Citizen’s Guide to State Government”. It contains a wealth of information to help Michigan citizens acquire an understanding of the legislative structure and process, and to help them more effectively organize advocacy efforts.

Michigan Legislature website:

A wealth of information can be found on this website. You can find links to all laws and bills that have been introduced, find your legislators, find out which legislators serve on a particular committee, find out when committee meetings are, get on committee or legislator’s mailing lists and much more.

Michigan Votes:

A website, sponsored by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, where individuals can track Michigan legislation and sign up to receive notices when Bills are introduced or changed. People can also follow the voting record of any legislator.

Glossary of Legislative Terms:

This is a link on the Michigan Legislative Website and can really help when trying to understand the process.

 

Maps:

Knowing how to get to downtown Lansing and figuring where you need to go can be overwhelming. The following two maps should help.

Downtown Lansing Area Map

Driving Directions