State Advocacy

To learn about the state legislative process, find out how to get involved, and access a congressional directory, refer to the Citizens Guide to State Government. To stay up-to-date on state action visit the Michigan State Legislature's website. To get information about specific senators, representatives and/or committees, go to the house and senate web pages.

For additional tips and resources, look at MCAH's Advocacy Toolkit.

 Voter ID

Voting While Homeless

During the lame duck session of 2016, MCAH advocated against HBs 6066-6068 which would have required a photo ID to vote in Michigan. MCAH called on all of our members, allies, and partners to contact their Michigan House Representative to oppose these bills.

While MCAH found value in provisions that would have waived fees for homeless and other individuals to access important state issued photo IDs, we were concerned that this bill package created additional and undue barriers to voting for some of our most disenfranchised citizens, including the homeless, low-income, minority and veteran populations.

Due to the collective efforts of MCAH and other advocates, these bills did not move past the Senate. We are thankful to the Senate leadership for slowing down this unnecessary legislation, and we look forward to working with the Michigan Legislature in 2017 on issues of expanded access to state IDs.

                     Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness  |  15851 S.Old U.S. 27, Building 30, Suite 315 Lansing, MI 48906  |  Phone:  (517) 485-6536  |  Fax:  (517) 485-6682