Mobilizing seniors and others to influence policy issues

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Elected officials respond in an immediate and personal way to individual constituents. Your advocacy helps legislators understand how policies affect their constituents. It is this ‘voice of the consumer’ that can make the issue real for legislators and have a critical impact on how policy is shaped.

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legislative forum promo pic11th Annual Legislative Forum on Senior Issues

 Join us for a conversation with your state legislators. State Legislators from Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties will discuss senior legislative priorities and answer your questions at the Ninth Annual Older Michiganians Day Legislative Forum on Seior Issues. The platform of legislative issues to be discussed can be viewed here though your questions on a broad range of senior issues are welcomed. Invited legislators include: Representatives Beth Girffin, Kim LaSata, Aaron Miller and Dave Pagel; and Senators John Proos and Tonya Schuitmaker.

April 2017 -- watch for date and time to be annouced soon.
Region IV Area Agency on Aging 2900 Lakeview Avenue in St. Joseph

 

 

crowd 1smallOlder Michiganians Day - May 17, 2017

Older Michiganians Day (OMD) is an annual event that takes place on the East Lawn of the Capitol Building in Lansing in early June. This event brings together hundreds of seniors, aging service providers and senior advocates. This free event provides the opportunity to share a unified voice with the Legislature expressing the concerns, challenges, and opportunities for older adults by the experts, older adults themselves and aging service providers.


The event features:

  • A Rally on the East Lawn of the Capitol Building
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Group and individual meetings with your State Legislators
  • Presentation of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Community Service Awards
  • Presentation of the Senior Citizen of the Year Awards

Mark your calendars now for Older Michiganians Day May 17, 2017. Visit the Older Michiganians Day website for more information at: http://oldermichiganiansday.com/ or  click here to see photos or watch videos of previous Older Michiganians Day events.


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PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Barack Obama (D-Illinois)
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500


VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Joe Biden (D-Deleware)
Old Executive Office Building
17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500



CONGRESS

Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph, District 6)

NATIONAL OFFICE
2183 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
Phone: 202-225-3761
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DISTRICT OFFICE
PO Box 900
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: (269) 982-1986


U.S. SENATORS
 
Gary C. Peters  (D)

NATIONAL OFFICE
269 Russell Courtyard Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6221
E-mail: 
 
 
 
DEBBIE STABENOW (D)

NATIONAL OFFICE
702 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20150
Phone: (202) 224-4822
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DISTRICT OFFICE
3280 Beltline Court, Suite 400 Grand Rapids, MI 49525Phone: (616) 975-0052

GOVERNOR, STATE OF MICHIGAN

Rick Snyer (R)
State Capitol
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, MI 48909


MICHIGAN STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 
Kim LaSata (R-District 79)
N1098 House Office Building P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI  48909-7514
Phone: 517-373-1403
Toll Free: (888) 656-0079 Fax: 517-373-3652
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Beth Griffin (R-District 80)
S-1085 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, MI  48909-7514
Phone: 517-373-0839
Toll Free: (800) 577- 6212 Fax: 517-373-5940
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Aaron Miller (R-District 59)
N0993 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, MI  48909-7514
Phone: 517-373-0832Toll Free: (877) 262-5959
Fax: 517-373-5763
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 David Pagel (R-District 78)
N1097 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI  48909-7514 Phone: 517-373-1796
Toll Free: (888) 373-0078
Fax: 517-373-5918
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MICHIGAN STATE SENATE

John Proos (R-District 21)
PO Box 30036
Lansing, MI  48909-7536
Phone: 517-373-6960
Toll free 1-866-305-2121 Fax: 517-373-0897
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Tonya Schuitmaker (R-District 26)
PO Box 30036 Lansing, MI  48909-7536
Phone: 517-373-0793
Fax: 517-373-5607
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