I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed the company of their family and friends! The House is now back in session after an in-district work period. It continues to be a pleasure to serve and represent you in Lansing.
My office is reachable by phone at (517) 373-0828, by email at DonnaLasinski@house.mi.gov or by coming to one of our upcoming district events. Upcoming coffee hours, celebrations and town halls are listed below, and I would love to see you there.
It has been wonderful to take this in-district work period to connect with the community within the 52nd District. Being in Lansing to vote during the legislative session is a good majority of the work we do as state representatives, but being in the community and hearing from constituents on the issues that are most pressing to you, listening to your stories and getting properly updated, is the most important part of the job for me. I bring these stories and concerns back with me to Lansing to ensure that everyone’s voices are being heard and taken into consideration.
It was a pleasure to be a part of the Planned Parenthood Town Hall panel on the Reproductive Health Act! We must continue to protect and expand the rights of both providers and patients for reproductive health care, which is what the Reproductive Health Act aims to do. Michigan must be safeguarded as a place where everyone’s medical choices are between them and medical professionals, not politicians.
I had the pleasure of recently touring one of the amazing schools within the district, Creekside Intermediate School! The students were able to share with me their projects on Ancient Egypt.
A Conversation on Gender Equity with Gov. Whitmer was held in Washtenaw County to discuss the priorities of women around the state and help inform the governor’s agenda moving forward. We must continue to have these important discussions and make sure that the women of Washtenaw County are being heard and represented in Lansing!
The Saline Job Fair was a wonderful display of the great opportunities and businesses that are a part of the Saline Community! It was great to see all the amazing talent come out and be a part of this job fair.
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Upcoming Time With Donna
I hope you can join me for my upcoming Coffee Hour! I look forward to meeting and speaking with you about the issues that face our community.
When: Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: Northfield Township Community/Senior Center, 9101 Main St. in Whitmore Lake
What to Do in 52
There are so many great events happening around the district. Here are a few to check out:
A Very Cheesy Holiday
Have a fun and cheesy evening at the Saline Library that will be hosting a cheesy holiday film, craft time and some snacks. The film showing will be Christmas with Holly. Register for the event here.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Saline District Library
Santa Visits the Library!
Santa is visiting the Northfield Township Library, so come visit, have some fun and get a photo with Santa! Registration is required here.
When: Thursday, Dec. 5, from 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: Northfield Township Area Library in Whitmore Lake
Manchester’s Christmas in the Village
Head to downtown Manchester for festive holiday fun! The event includes a craft show, pop-up markets, visits with Santa, festival of trees, tree lighting ceremony and show much more.
When: Friday & Saturday, Dec. 6 & 7, from 6:30 p.m. – Midnight on Fri. and 9 a.m. – Midnight on Saturday
Where: Downtown Manchester
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The Education Project
The Education Project is a partnership between Washtenaw Intermediate School District and Ozone House to work with students who are homeless or in a temporary living situation. They aim to help students attend and succeed in school.
Phone: (734) 994-8100 x 1518
Need a Holiday Meal?
For a Washtenaw County holiday meal guide provided by Food Gatherers, please call (734) 761-2796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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I hope that this information has been helpful and that we will see you at future events.
State Representative Donna Lasinski