Welcome to my e-newsletter! I’m honored and humbled to serve as our community’s voice at the Capitol in Lansing. As we continue into the term, rest assured that the challenges families in our community and state are facing are at the top of my legislative priorities.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office by phone at (517) 373-0152 or email at AmosONeal@house.mi.gov if we can help.
State Representative, 95th House District
In this issue:
- Community Conversation — Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.
- Abortion Ban Votes
- Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development
- Labor Day
Upcoming Community Conversation
Please join us on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. on Facebook Live. I will give a brief legislative update. Then, we will have a conversation from the Partnershift Network on driving workforce solutions through community partnerships. Our special guest helping discuss this crucial issue is the executive director, Samantha Jones.
We hope to save some time for Q&A, so come with questions for our guests. You can join us on Facebook Live by clicking here or searching @StateRepAmosONeal.
I hope to see you there!
Abortion Ban Votes
A few weeks ago, my fellow legislators and I were called to Lansing for Appropriations Committee where Republicans voted to keep Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban. There have been countless discussions since the Supreme Court’s ruling, and they are standing strong with the policy to criminalize abortion without any exceptions for rape or incest. Democrats have been fighting to repeal this and come up with solutions as quickly as possible to help. We offered many amendments that day, including ones to repeal the 1931 abortion ban specifically. Even though the votes by the majority did not show support for the health and safety of Michiganders that day, we will keep fighting and working towards a solution to this devastating problem.
Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development
I was so grateful to be chosen, and attend, the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development this week. This program is the only leadership training program designed specifically for Midwestern legislators. I spent a few days in workshops and training to help develop my skills as an informed decision maker, leader and policy analyst to better serve my community. Being one of few selected, I am so proud to have the experience under my belt in leadership roles already in Lansing and know that this experience will only help me continue in these roles in the future.
We hope everyone has a safe Labor Day holiday this week!