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Laura Ross

Laura Ross

Laura Ross

Laura Ross is an educator and writer with a background in communications. She has taught English and journalism in the Lansing area since 2005 and prior to that worked in community development as director of the Old Town Commercial Association. Her dedication to writing, research and social justice is what prompted her to seek a communications position with the League.

Laura has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Michigan State University with minors in journalism and history, as well as a Master of Arts in secondary education from Grand Valley State University. She loves to read, listen to podcasts and walk the trails with her husband, son and Moose (the dog).

Contact: lauramr@mlpp.org

 

 

Victoria Crouse

Victoria Crouse

Victoria Crouse

Victoria Crouse joined the Michigan League for Public Policy in July 2017. Prior to coming to the League, Victoria served as a public policy intern at the North Carolina Justice Center’s Budget and Tax Center where she specialized in immigration and workforce development policy. Victoria is also a longtime advocate of immigrant rights and has worked to advance the cause as an organizer and leader for several pro-immigrant groups in North Carolina.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Social Work with a concentration in community, management and policy practice, also from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Contact: vcrouse@mlpp.org

 

Social media prior to the April 18th release

Twitter:

The countdown is on. The Kids Count in Michigan Data Book will be released in ____ days. #KidsCountMI

Kids Count in Mich. report looks at child well-being by county. Watch www.mlpp.org. #KidsCountMI

How are the kids? Find out on 4/18 in the Kids Count in Michigan Data Book. #KidsCountMI

Where does YOUR COUNTY rank for child well-being? Kids Count in Michigan Data Book tells on 4/18. #KidsCountMI

Kids Count in Michigan Data Book is coming. Save the Date- 4/18! #KidsCountMI

Education 1 of 4 areas measured for Kids Count in Michigan report out 4/18. #KidsCountMI

Family and community indicators of child well-being in Kids Count in Michigan out 4/18. #KidsCountMI

Health indicators included in child well-being by county in Kids Count in Michigan 4/18. #KidsCountMI

Economic security is 1 of 4 areas measured by county in Kids Count in Michigan Data Book out 4/18. #KidsCountMI

How well are kids in your county doing? Find out on 4/18 in Kids Count in Mich. Data Book. #KidsCountMI

Facebook:

Use these suggested posts or create your own prior to April 18th. You can schedule ahead of time by clicking on the dropdown arrow in the “post” button and click on schedule then pick your day and time to release.

The countdown is on. The 2017 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book will be released in X days. #KidsCountMI

How well are kids in your county doing? Find out on April 18th when the 2017 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book is released. #KidsCountMI

The 2017 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book is out on April 18th. How are kids in your county doing?

YOUR ORGANIZATION’S NAME is joining the April 18th release of the 2017 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book. (Post image of your logo or group)

The 2017 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book includes county rankings on 15 indicators of child well-being, regional, state, county and city of Detroit profiles. Watch for release on April 18th.

Where does YOUR COUNTY NAME rank for child well-being? Find out in the 2017 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2016 on April 18th!

2017 Kids Count Data Book : Resources for advocates

Joining the 2017 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book release

Release date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The 2017 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book will be released under an embargo on April 11th. The embargo lifts at 12:01 a.m. April 18th. That means information from the report should not appear on websites or in the news media in any way prior to 12:01 a.m. April 18th. A story posted at 11:59 p.m. April 17th breaks the embargo while one posted at 12:01 a.m. April 18th does not.

What can you do as an advocate in your community to join in the release so that we can move policies that improve the lives of Michigan’s kids?

Recording of Pre-Release Webinar

Powerpoint from Webinar

Three things you can do now! (UPDATED)

Embargoed report

Center for Social Inclusion Talking About Race Toolkit NEW!

Message Box NEW!

Kids Count Data Book is an Important Advocacy Tool

Sample statement

Embargoed news release in Word | PDF

Local news releases by county (alpha order)

Suggested social media pre-release

Julie Cassidy

Julie Cassidy

Julie Cassidy

Julie Cassidy joined the League as a policy analyst in 2017. Before that, she spent 14 years working as a legislative analyst for the nonpartisan Senate Fiscal Agency, where she specialized in health, energy and environmental issues. Julie also has an extensive volunteer history of strategic planning and building community partnerships related to local environmental stewardship efforts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in social relations from Michigan State University’s James Madison College and a Master of Arts in public policy, also from MSU.

Contact: jcassidy@mlpp.org

 

Emily Schwarzkopf

Emily Schwarzkopf

Emily Schwarzkopf

Emily Schwarzkopf joined the Michigan League for Public Policy in December 2016 as a policy analyst. Prior to joining the League, Emily served as the appropriations coordinator for Democratic Central Staff for the Michigan House of Representatives. She also has served as a policy advisor for the Democratic Central Staff as the lead advisor on health policy, military and veterans affairs, and the Medicaid budget. Emily worked very closely on the development of Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program otherwise known as “Healthy Michigan”. Prior to her service in the House, Emily was the membership engagement coordinator at the Small Business Association of Michigan and an intern in the Office of the Legislative Liaison at the Michigan Department of Community Health.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Central Michigan University. She has also completed a policy fellowship with the University of Michigan’s Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation and the Michigan Political Leadership Program through Michigan State University.

Contact: eschwarzkopf@mlpp.org

 

Jenny Kinne

Jenny Kinne

Jenny Kinne

Jenny Kinne joined the League staff as community engagement specialist in 2016. Prior to joining the League, she worked for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, serving as West Michigan community organizer, where she built volunteer programming and community training initiatives to foster political activism.

Jenny holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and literature from American University.

Contact: jkinne@mlpp.org

 

Carolyn Wreggelsworth

Carolyn Wreggelsworth

Carolyn Wreggelsworth

Carolyn Wreggelsworth is the League’s Bookkeeper. She has extensive experience in nonprofit accounting services, and loves to see progress in automating all aspects of the accounting system. Identifying and solving accounting glitches motivates her. She received her degree in Business from Davenport University.

Giving back to the world is one of her values. Especially the wonderful community she’s lucky to raise her family in, giving a helping hand whenever, wherever and however she can.

She loves yoga because it makes her feel good and allows her to eat more pie. Her favorite place is anywhere people are gathered to sweat, breathe and break boundaries together.

County Rankings 2016

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