Bridging the Clean Energy Divide:
Affordable Clean Energy Solutions for Today and Tomorrow

Thursday, April 16
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Radisson Hotel | 111 North Grand River Avenue | Lansing MI

REGISTER here  – This event is free

Energy efficiency and renewable energy bring multiple benefits to people, including making homes more comfortable and safer, giving people control over their own generation, reducing pollution costs, and making electricity bills both smaller and more predictable.

Join us for a panel discussion, hosted by the Natural Resources Defense Council, on the health and economic benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency for low-income families and seniors in Michigan. Panelists will discuss what’s at stake if changes are not made to combat carbon pollution and how disadvantaged communities can benefit by supporting the Clean Power Plan.

Two reports also will be released at the event– a national report from the NRDC and a Michigan report from the Michigan League for Public Policy.

Paul Smith
, deputy legal counsel, Office of Gov. Snyder

Gilda Z. Jacobs
, president & CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy

Alexis Blizman, legislative and policy director, The Ecology Center
Kimberly Hill Knott, director of public policy, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
John Kinch, executive director, Michigan Energy Options
Kate McCormick, Midwest advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council


Health Care Issues Policy Forum

Michigan Consumers for Healthcare
Annual Coalition Meeting and Policy Forum

Monday, April 20, 2015
The Kellogg Center | 219 S Harrison Road | East Lansing, MI

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm — Business Meeting

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm — Policy forum on healthcare issues from a state and federal perspective, featuring:

Nick Lyon, director of the Michigan Departments of Community Health/Human Services
Sen. James Marleau (R-Lake Orion)
Elisabeth Burak, senior program director at Georgetown Center for Children and Families

RSVP by emailing and indicating ATTENDING in the subject line with the number of attendees. Attendance is free, but registration is required.

Public Policy Forum

Michigan’s Prison Problem: Mass Incarceration, Its Causes and Solutions

Was held on Oct. 30, 2014 in Lansing



Youth Power Movement, Kayla Mason | Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending, Laura Sager

 Opportunity & Equity 2014

This event was held on May 5, 2014

Speaker: Pedro Noguera, Sociologist and NYU Professor

Each day, a growing number of people struggle to make ends meet, yet there are promising strategies and tools that can help fight this trend, that have been proven to reduce poverty and build prosperity. At Opportunity & Equity 2014 attendees will explore successful and promising models and concepts in public policy, education, asset building, healthcare and more.


Michigan’s Education Landscape, Amber Arellano
Exemplary Models for Entrepreneurship, Jeannine LaProd
Income Inequality in Michigan, Dr. Charles Ballard
Pursuing Excellence Through Equity, Dr. Pedro Noguera
Metropolitan Detroit Race Equity Report, Shirley Stancato
Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, Jane Zehnder-Merrell