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Calls Needed- MI Legislature Withholding COVID Housing Relief

Please ask these legislators to allocate emergency COVID funding for housing immediately:

  • Michael McDonald, (D10 Macomb County) (517-373-7315)
  • Jim Bumstead (D 34 Newago County) (517-373-1635)
  • Jim Runestad (D 15 White Lake Township) (517-373-1758)
  • Jim Stamas (D 36 Midland County) (517-373-7946)

What can you say? Here’s a sample:

Hello, I’m calling Senator _____________ to let him know how disappointed I am with the proposed handling of the Supplemental Federally allocated COVID relief funds for housing in the latest GOP budget bills. The people of Michigan are suffering now! Thousands are at risk of eviction and homelessness. Massive relief is needed now. Your job is to release it without harmful, politically motivated conditions. Allocate all the funds now!

Learn more, from our friends at Michigan Resistance:

MDP State Convention Guide

Caucus meetings have already begun for the MDP State Convention! If this is your first Convention, or if you have any questions about how it all works, check out our handy guide. Our Comms team put this together to make things a little easier.

Phone Chargers for the Homeless

Another action- You can help those who are already experiencing homelessness. From All About Ann Arbor:

“Ariah Schugat recently came to the Ann Arbor area and experienced these challenges. She arrived to the city homeless, injured and with less than $300 to her name.

What she found was that acts of human kindness proved to be the turning point in successfully getting off the streets. During her brief experience with homelessness, she realized how much cellphones are the lifeblood of homeless individuals.

A phone is their only connection to the world, and with agencies calling with tips of job and housing opportunities and court hearings taking place virtually, she said one missed call can set an individual back significantly. … Once she got off the streets, she decided to give back to those in need by creating custom phone charging kits and handing them out daily.”

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