Dear Neighbor,

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

 Rep. Hope to Host Workers Rights Town Hall in September

I will host a Workers Rights Town Hall on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Alfreda Schmidt Community Center at 5825 Wise Road in Lansing. Grassroots activists from statewide organizations and labor will join me to discuss the labor legislation that the House has passed so far, as well as future legislation to help working people in our state.

Rep. Hope to Host Coffee Hour in September

Mark your calendar! Join me for a Coffee & Conversation event on Monday, Sept. 18, from 4-5 p.m., at Sam Corey Senior Center at 2108 Cedar St. in Holt. Send an email to with any questions or topics you would like covered. See you then!

Ingham County Health Department Urges People to Get Vaccinated

The Ingham County Health Department is urging citizens to get vaccinated, as vaccination rates continue to plummet in Ingham County, especially for children. In an effort to reverse this trend, the health department has relaunched its Your Shot campaign to inform people about the harmful and deadly diseases that can easily be prevented with vaccines. To view your recommended immunization schedule, visit ICHD’s website here. To schedule an appointment at the ICHD Immunization Clinic, call (517) 887-4316 or email

Gov. Whitmer to Deliver ‘What’s Next Address’ on Wednesday

Today, Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m., Gov. Whitmer delivered an address detailing policy priorities for the fall. The governor discussed her proposals to expand opportunities, lower costs, make Michigan more competitive and protect individuals’ basic rights. You can stream the address on Facebook or YouTube.

Sept. 4 is Labor Day

I am proud to support working families in our state. That’s why I voted “yes” on legislation to expand workers’ rights and restore worker freedoms. I wish everyone and their families a safe and restful Labor Day weekend!


Kara Hope

State Representative