Dear Neighbor:

Here is information I hope you will find helpful, including  updates and news from your state government.

Registration Open for Expungement Fair at Cooley Law School

I, along with special guests Sen. Sarah Anthony and Rep. Emily Dievendorf, will host an expungement fair on Friday, April 28, from noon to 5 p.m., at Cooley Law School with Attorney General Dana Nessel, Safe and Just Michigan, Legal Services of South Central Michigan and Capital Area Michigan Works!

Ingham County residents who want their records expunged need to fill out the pre-screening registration form, which is available now through April 21.

Under Michigan’s “Clean Slate” expungement laws, individuals with up to three felonies and unlimited misdemeanors can have their records expunged. Note that this month Michigan’s automatic expungement mandate goes into effect, which will allow for certain convictions to be expunged without an application.

Coffee & Conversation at the South Lansing Library

Join me for a Coffee & Conversation event on Monday, April 17, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the South Lansing Library, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48910. Send an email to with any questions or topics you would like covered. See you there!

Michigan’s 1931 Abortion Ban is Repealed

Last week, Gov. Whitmer signed legislation to repeal Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban. The passage of Proposal 3 last November amended the Michigan Constitution to guarantee reproductive freedom, including access to abortion care in our state. Getting these antiquated laws off the books solidifies Michiganders’ constitutional reproductive rights.


Kara Hope

State Representative