Here is some information that I hope you will find helpful, including the latest updates and news from your state government.
Upcoming Event: It’s Time for a Living Wage Virtual Town Hall
I will be participating in For Our Future Michigan’s It’s Time for a Living Wage Virtual Town Hall this Thursday, Oct. 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Other panelists include One Fair Wage, the Restaurant Opportunities Center, and local activists and workers. We will discuss how to secure rights for workers across Michigan and the U.S., including pending legislation that would help working families.
Register here to receive the Zoom link. I look forward to speaking with you on Thursday!
Child Care Package Passes House
Last week, a bipartisan child care package unanimously passed the House of Representatives. These bills aim to increase the accessibility and affordability of child care. I was proud to co-sponsor the following legislation that would:
These changes will be funded by the $1.4 billion allocated to child care in the fiscal year 2021-22 budget. These bills now await a hearing in the Senate Families, Seniors, and Veterans Committee.
Students Rally to Fight Climate Change
This weekend, I participated in the Climate 911 Rally in East Lansing. Thanks to MSU Students for Cooperation for inviting me to speak. It was great to see so many young people determined to stop and reverse the effects of climate change. I hope to see these students at the Capitol soon. The organizers did a great job: keep the momentum going!
Medicare Open Enrollment Begins Friday
The Medicare open enrollment period begins on Friday, Oct. 15, and goes through Dec. 7. During this period, you can shop for your Medicare 2022 Prescription Drug Plan or make changes to current Medicare coverage. Coverage for newly selected plans begins Jan. 1, 2022. Even if you are happy with your current plan, it is recommended to take the time to compare and make sure you are receiving the best possible coverage.
The Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) offers Medicare beneficiaries and their families assistance with understanding the eligibility process, enrollment, coverage, medical bills, Medicare supplementals and long-term care insurance. To get connected with a MMAP Counselor near you, call 1-800-803-7174 or go to https://mmapinc.org/ and click on “Get Started.”
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