Michigan Township Association
MTA’s Government Relations team maintains a constant presence with the Michigan Legislature. The staff meets with legislators, monitors committees, and stays a part of the action on a daily basis. But, MTA Legislative Liaisons are MOST effective when MTA members back them up at home by contacting their legislators directly.
Legislators listen to their constituents. Their primary responsibility as elected officials is to meet the needs of the citizens they represent. After all, YOU helped put them in office. Therefore, when it is essential to contact legislators on an issue and “time is of the essence,” MTA contacts member townships for help. An action alert will be sent to township officials by email.
When our members do respond to our requests for help in contacting legislators and letting them know the concerns of townships and how we stand on the issues, we ask that they also let MTA know that they did contact their legislator and if it is possible to share a copy of their correspondence with MTA. It is greatly appreciated.
For township officials interested in how they can be more effect in lobbying efforts, we have prepared a “Grassroots Lobbying Guide for Township Officials“ to provide them with some essential tools needed to be effective in lobbying. You can download it or view it online.
State and federal legislators
Click here for Michigan House of Representatives
Click here for Michigan State Senators
Other legislative links
Michigan Legislature’s website provides links to public acts, House and Senate bills including nonpartisan analyses and bill status, schedule of legislative committee meetings, a searchable database of Michigan Compiled Laws and other Michigan legislative information.
Publications the Legislature has available to interested parties include: A Citizen’s Guide to State Government (pdf), How a Bill Becomes a Law (pdf), Legislative Process in Michigan: Student’s Guide (pdf).
State government websites provides links to all state departments, agencies and state employee look-up (emails and phone numbers).
Contacting the governor
Have you ever found yourself wishing that you could let the governor know of a concern that you have that affects your township? If so, you can visit the governor’s Web site:
Or use the following information:
Governor Gretchen Whitmer
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, Michigan 48909
PHONE: (517) 373-3400
PHONE: (517) 335-7858 – Constituent Services
FAX: (517) 335-6863