The Nuns on the Bus are coming to Michigan

NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus have hit the road to call on “We the People” to stand up against big money in the 2014 elections and make inequality the heart of campaign conversations. “We the People” will hold elected officials accountable for creating economic policies that benefit the 100%, in the elections and the coming Congress.

Last week, Sister Simone Campbell and the Nuns on the Bus kicked off the 2014 tour with VP Biden and now they are making their way through Minnesota and Illinois. On September 26, they will touch down in Lansing, Michigan. With 9 different stops in Michigan, make sure to check the schedule for an event near you and get involved. Please join us and share with your networks.

Michigan event details | For specific events in each state and follow @NETWORKLobby and #nunsonthebus.


Saturday, September 27 at 12:00
Heritage Park in Canton

Every journey begins with that first step! NAMI’s (National Alliance on Mental Illness) NAMIWalks is celebrating their 12th Anniversary with their largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in America!

Join NAMIWalks’ public, active display of support for people affected by mental illness and help change how Americans view persons with a mental illness.

STEP is representing our commitment to helping NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) in their mission to help erase stigma, increase education, and improve services in the area of mental health.

It’s a 5K walk, and other fun events, networking, while hearing and sharing success stories. Please consider joining us and/or donating to show your support.

Our team page is located at:

Please visit our page to learn more about the Walk and how to get involved by donating or participating! Help us STEP on the stigma of mental illness!

For more information, please contact: Terey DeLisle, Employment and Training Services Director, Services to Enhance Potential, 35000 Van Born Rd., Wayne, MI 48184-2458

(734) 722-1000 ext. 205
(734) 722-0368 (fax)
(734) 344-8911 (cell)

2014 Consumer Assistance Conference: Opportunities & Challenges

Michigan League for Public Policy is a proud sponsor of Michigan Consumers for Healthcare’s Second Annual Consumer Assistance Conference at the Lansing Center, 333 East Michigan Avenue, on Sept. 29th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Keynote presented by Ron Pollack, Executive Director of Families USA.  Flyer



Public Policy Forum

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

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
1-3:30 p.m.

Best Western Plus, 6820 S. Cedar St., Lansing

Flyer | Online registration



September 23, 2014, is National Voter Registration Day. The League of Women Voters Lansing Area will be joining several other Leagues throughout Michigan and the country in sponsoring Voter Registration Drives.

Three sites will be part of this campaign in the Lansing area: The Michigan Department of Health, South Cedar; Capital Area Michigan Works!, South Cedar; and Peckham Industries in north Lansing.

LWV volunteers will also be available at the Brain Injury Association of Michigan Conference at the Lansing Center on September 11 and 12.

The League has prepared a Voter Guide for the election that will be available online at

The deadline for registering for the November 4 General Election is October 6, 2014 The League of Women Voters is encouraging everyone to register to vote and to participate in this very important process.

S A V E   T H E   D A T E

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

The conference will feature 14 workshops, national speakers, and attendance from state and local leaders.
Don’t miss this chance to learn more about the state of Consumer Assistance as open enrollment begins for 2015.

Presented by Michigan Consumers for Healthcare

 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