Hello friends,


I hope that you each had a wonderful Independence Day last week. It was the perfect weekend to spend with friends and family – especially if you had a chance to stop by a nearby lake. I was grateful for the chance to celebrate our country and the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy. I will continue to fight for a Michigan that ensures these freedoms for all.


As always, my office is reachable by phone at (517)373-0828, by email (DonnaLasinski@house.mi.gov) or by coming to one of our District events. Upcoming coffee hours, celebrations and town halls are listed below, and I would love to see you there.



Donna Lasinski


Legislative Updates

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Protections for Farmers

On Monday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4234 into law. I voted in favor of this bill, which provides much needed support to our farmers during this unusually rainy spring. By increasing funding for the Qualified Agricultural Loan Program, we are ensuring that more producers can receive low-interest loans. This investment in Michigan’s farmers will help see them through the heavy rainfall.


Progressive Women’s Caucus Listening Tour

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, the Progressive Women’s Caucus (PWC) is hosting Listening Tours around the state. Just yesterday, I hosted one in Scio Township with special guests State Reps. Kyra Bolden, PWC Vice Chair and Rebekah Warren, PWC Member. We were also joined by Dr. Jennifer Villavicencio, OBGYN and Family Planning Specialist, and Jen Flood, Director of Public Affairs for the Office of Gov. Whitmer. I was humbled by the stories and comments audience members made on a range of issues including early education, environmental protection, and women’s health care. Thank you to everyone who came out to support!






District Spotlight

Dexter Lions Club Celebrates 40 Years

I was honored to attend the 40th anniversary of the Dexter Lions Club. Their commitment to the community and improving the lives of others is demonstrated by their active civic engagement and scholarship program. Thank you for 40 great years!



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What to Do in 52

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Pedal Pittsfield

Join the Saline District Library as they visit Pedal Pittsfield to learn about bike safety, helmet corrections and minor bike repairs. With their help, you’ll be ready for fun summer bike rides!

When: Saturday, July 13, from 9 – 11 a.m.


Where: Lillie Park South

4365 Platt Road in Ann Arbor


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Chelsea’s Annual Summer Parking Lot Party!

The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce hosts their “Summer Parking Lot Party!” with local businesses, live music and plenty of window shopping. To get a taste for the coolest stops in downtown Chelsea, come join in the fun.

When: Wednesday, July 17, from 5 – 7 p.m.


Where: Chelsea Chamber of Commerce

222 S. Main St., Ste. B in Chelsea


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Explore Sci-Fi Writing

Have a story in mind you’ve always wanted to write? Or maybe you’ve been a long-time reader but never written before? Manchester Library has you covered with their introduction to sci-fi writing. Bring a creative mind and let their instructor get you started on the next 2001: A Space Odyssey.

When: Wednesday, July 31, from 6 – 7 p.m.


Where: Manchester Public Library

912 City Road in Manchester


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Stop the Spam Calls

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) runs a Do Not Call List that you can register with. If a telemarketer calls you while you are registered with the FTC, you can file a report on the spam company that called you. Reduce the calls you get and report the ones you do at www.donotcall.gov

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Double Up Food Bucks in Michigan

Now with your Bridge Card, the Double Up Food Bucks program gets you twice as many fresh vegetables and fruits from local Michigan Farmers. When you buy $1 in fruits or veggies at participating grocery stores or farmer’s markets, you get an extra $1 to spend on fruits and vegetables automatically. To find participating stores near you, check out their website at doubleupfoodbucks.org/locations

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Report Workplace Discrimination

If you or someone you care about is facing possible discrimination or unsafe working conditions on the job, you can contact the Federal Department of Labor: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They will investigate the report and potentially send a federal investigator to the worksite. You can contact them at (800) 321-6742 or by visiting  www.osha.gov

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Looking for Some Summer Fun?

The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Department has you and your family covered. With an ongoing list of activities from badminton to nature trails to bird watching, there truly is something for everyone. The complete list can be found here: Washtenaw Recreation Activities. Take advantage of all that our county has to offer – and maybe I will see you out there!


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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