Dear Neighbor,

Welcome to this month’s Capitol and community update e-newsletter!

As always, please encourage neighbors and friends in House District 56 — Troy, Clawson, Royal Oak, Birmingham and Bloomfield Township — to also sign up for these community updates at Please always let us know if you have any thoughts on state-level issues or want to meet with me. My office can be reached by phone at (517) 373-2617 or by email at

I can also be found on TwitterFacebook and Instagram at @RepMacDonell. I want to hear from you and work with you to make the 56th District a better place!

In Service,

Sharon MacDonell

State Representative

House District 56

Upcoming Events

Join State Rep. Sharon MacDonell for Community Conversations

Community Conversation in Troy

Please join me as I provide legislative updates and take your questions about the issues facing our state and our community! Events like these are a great way to find out what policies my fellow legislators and I are working on and to share ideas and concerns with me. Please refer to the policy of the venue regarding masks and physical distancing.

When: Monday, June 5, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: Troy Community Center – 3179 Livernois Road, Troy, MI 48083

Join Rep. MacDonell and special guest Sen. Chang for a Coffee & Conversation

Coffee Hour with Senator Chang in Clawson!

Please join my special guest state Sen. Stephanie Chang and I as we give legislative updates and discuss issues affecting Clawson. My office will send additional reminders about this event as it approaches.

When: Friday, June 30, from 11 a.m. to noon

Where: Tavern on Main – 235 S. Main St, Clawson, MI 48017

Legislative Updates

The following are highlights from my recent work in the Legislature. All of my sponsored and co-sponsored legislation from this term are available at the provided link. You can also see my page for press releases for additional updates.

Rep MacDonell speaking at Older Michiganians Day in Lansing.

New Legislation

  • Next week, I will be introducing legislation to accelerate the building of electric vehicle charging stations across the state, ensuring that no Michigander is far from a fast and reliable charge.
  • I am also working on legislation related to foster care standards and gun safety.

I Voted For. . .

Rep MacDonell and colleagues celebrate the signing of SB18 into law.

Left to right: Roland Hwang of the University of Michigan, Emily Nguyen of Team Chang, state Sen. Stephanie Chang, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, state Sen. Sam Singh, Dr. Naoko Wake of Michigan State University, and I celebrate the signing of Senate Bill 18 into law.

Korematsu Day Bill Signed into Law!

On May 17, Gov. Whitmer signed into law state Sen. Chang’s bill establishing January 31st as Fred Korematsu Day in the state. Thanks to this legislation, more Michiganders will learn about the civil rights abuses carried out against Fred Korematsu and his fellow Japanese-Americans at the hands of our government, as well as Korematsu’s inspiring legacy of civil rights activism. I was proud to have shepherded a companion bill to Sen. Chang’s through the House.

Community Recognitions and Resources

Rep MacDonell at her first town hall focusing on senior issues

On May 5, I held my first town hall focusing on senior issues. We had a great discussion about affordable housing options, improving recreation opportunities for seniors in Troy, and more. Thank you to the members of county and local government who participated and to the AARP of Michigan and Area Agency on Aging 1-B for the many resources they handed out. Below are a few resources for seniors: