Welcome and thank you for visiting our page! We have created several social media graphics and sample messaging for Caucus initiatives, rollouts and other messaging opportunities and for holidays, events and recognition days.

The graphics, images and messaging may be downloaded for your use. For graphics and images, click to download. Please click the link to download the sample messaging.

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Rae DeBrabander
rdebrabander@house.mi.gov
517-706-7540

Yom HaShoah Messaging

Sample Messaging:
Republicans playing partisan games with COVID-19 funds are failing our kids. Schools were already underfunded before the pandemic & it’s gotten worse. By leaving billions of relief dollars on the table to send a message to Democrats, Republicans are endangering students & staff.

Rep. Abraham Aiyash
Rep. Sarah Anthony
Rep. Kyra Bolden
Rep. Felicia Brabec
Rep. Kelly Breen
Rep. Julie Brixie
Rep. Sara Cambensy
Rep. Darrin Camilleri
Rep. Tyrone Carter
Rep. Brenda Carter
Rep. Mary Cavanagh
Rep. John Cherry
Rep. Cara A. Clemente
Rep. Kevin Coleman
Rep. Jim Ellison
Rep. Alex Garza
Rep. Jim Haadsma
Rep. Abdullah Hammoud
Rep. Kevin Hertel
Rep. Rachel Hood
Rep. Kara Hope
Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson
Rep. Jewell Jones
Rep. Matt Koleszar
Rep. Padma Kuppa
Rep. David LaGrand
Rep. Donna Lasinski
Rep. Tullio Liberati
Rep. Mari Manoogian
Rep. Christine Morse
Rep. Cynthia R. Neeley
Rep. Amos O’Neal
Rep. Ronnie D. Peterson
Rep. Laurie Pohutsky
Rep. Ranjeev Puri
Rep. Yousef Rabhi
Rep. Julie Rogers
Rep. Terry J. Sabo
Rep. Helena Scott
Rep. Nate Shannon
Rep. Tim Sneller
Rep. Bill Sowerby
Rep. Samantha Steckloff
Rep. Richard Steenland
Rep. Lori Stone
Rep. Joe Tate
Rep. Shri Thanedar
Rep. Regina Weiss
Rep. Karen Whitsett
Rep. Angela Witwer
Rep. Tenisha Yancey
Rep. Stephanie A. Young

Sample Messaging:
This funding is an amazing win for our community. The grant will enhance an already beloved amenity and encourage more people to visit and take advantage of all that it offers.

Sample Post:
Please feel free to personalize this messaging!
“I am happy to announce that I was able to vote YES on meaningful legislation to help lower prescription drug costs in the state of Michigan.”

State Tax Deadline Extension Messaging

State of Michigan individual income tax annual returns are now due on May 17, 2021, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. More information about e-filing is available at www.michigan.gov/mifastfile.

Federal Tax Deadline Extension Messaging

The IRS recently announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15 to Monday, May 17. Individual taxpayers can also postpone federal income tax payments due until May 17, without penalties and interest. For more visit http://irs.gov/

UIA Rollout Sample Messaging
2022 Budget Presentation

Michigan House Democrats have and always will put the highest priorities of Michiganders first. When it comes to using our federal dollars that means faster vaccine distribution, direct support for small businesses, relief for working families and a plan to get students and teachers back in the classroom safely without partisan strings attached. Below are sample posts and graphics that will help show your constituents that no matter what, Michigan House Democrats are here for them.

Supplemental Budget

On Monday, Feb. 1, Michigan House Democrats rolled out a supplemental bill package that ensures Michigan’s hardworking families and small businesses get the funding they need right now without any political games or partisan strings attached. Republicans are threatening to hold these funds hostage and use Michigan families as pawns in their continued crusade against Gov. Whitmer. Michigan’s economic health is inextricably linked to public health, and MI House Dems are committed to taking the steps necessary to bring this pandemic to an end and put all Michiganders on the road to recovery.

This is a great opportunity to highlight local small businesses that could benefit right now from immediate support. Consider posting a photo of a small business in your district that has been impacted by the pandemic on your social media accounts and make sure your constituents know that Michigan House Democrats are working hard for them. Graphics and sample posts can also be found below.

Clean Supplemental

The MI Reconnect program officially launched on Feb. 2. Introduced by Rep. Sarah Anthony and championed by many of our members, this important program provides a tuition-free pathway for eligible adults to attend community college, receive a skills certificate or finish high school. This tremendous program will equip thousands of Michigan residents with the tools they need to succeed in a career that’s best for them – especially those displaced by the pandemic.

You can tell constituents that they can fill out applications for the MI Reconnect program at this link: http://bit.ly/3srtB84 Additional sample posts and graphics for the MI Reconnect program can be found below.

Michigan Reconnect
COVID Rent Relief Messaging

To date Michigan has administered over 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations. As access to vaccinations increase, we will continue inoculating as many Michiganders as possible. For the most up-to-date vaccination information, visit  Michigan.gov/COVIDVaccine 

Available below are graphics and sample posts to share with constituents about the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine

On Jan. 19,  Gov. Whitmer provided an update on the key priorities Michigan House Democrats have been fighting for to help get Michigan families and small businesses back on track. Below you will find graphics and sample posts for our top COVID-19 priorities that Gov. Whitmer’s supplemental relief package helps address – speeding up vaccine distribution, providing direct support for small businesses, getting students and teachers back into the classroom safely and providing relief for working families.

Sample Social Messaging – 1/19/2021

MI Department Resources

Homestead Property Tax Credit- MI Homestead property tax credit can assist in paying property taxes on your primary residence. Check eligibility and find the filing form here: https://www.michigan.gov/taxes/0,4676,7-238-43535_43538-155081–,00.html

Michigan Reconnect Scholarship Program- Michiganders over 25 who have not completed a college degree can now attend in-district community college for free! Check out the Michigan Reconnect Scholarship Program to see qualifications and how to apply. 

https://www.michigan.gov/reconnect/0,9968,7-417-102946—,00.html

MDHHS- Food Assistance

Additional food assistance for 350,000 Michigan families have been extended during the month of March due to COVID-19. Those eligible will see additional food service benefits on Bridge Card from March 20-30.

Check benefits online at www.michigan.gov/MIBridges or calling a consumer service representative toll-free at 888-678-8914. Questions or concerns can also be addressed via email or phone with caseworker.

MDHHS – Internet / Vaccine Help

If you know someone who doesn’t have access to the internet and they’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Or maybe they need help with vaccine translation services. Call 2-1-1 and press ‘5’ for free, confidential assistance. 

Learn more here: www.Michigan.gov/COVIDvaccine

EITC – https://www.michigan.gov/treasury/0,4679,7-121-1755_1963-552422–,00.html

It’s estimated that each year thousands of Michiganders who are eligible for both the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits do not claim them. If a federal EITC is granted, the state of Michigan will provide a 6% supplemental EITC when the taxpayer files his or her state income tax return.

To learn how to claim this credit go to: https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit-eitc

Family Support Program (not government run) 

Families looking for assistance paying for childcare or summer care for children 0-14 can apply for scholarships through the Family Support Program Here: https://www.childcarenetwork.org/family-support-program

MIOSHA Ambassador Visit- Business owners can receive free workplace safety consultations and training by signing up for a visit from a Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) ambassador. Ambassadors will help businesses operate safely during COVID-19. Find out more and sign up for a visit here: https://www.nsf.org/consulting/operating-during-covid-19/miosha-ambassador-visit

Naloxone Distribution Programs- If you or someone you are close to is experiencing difficulties with opioid addiction you can request Naloxne (a drug used to reverse the effects of the opioid in case of an overdose) at this website: https://www.michigan.gov/opioids/0,9238,7-377-88140_88932_103498—,00.html  If you are struggling with addiction call  1-800-662-HELP (4357) to reach the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Hotline

LARA- Michigan Severe Weather 

Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 21-27. The Michigan Public Service Commission is encouraging Michiganders to plan ahead for future severe weather that might disrupt utility services. 

A statewide tornado drill is scheduled for March 24 at 1pm. 

To find safety information, visit MPSC’s emergency preparedness webpage and MPSC’s consumer tip sheet on surviving power outages

Additional resources here: National Weather Service and the Michigan State Police MI Ready preparedness page

MDHHS

If you’re eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, go to your local health department’s website to learn more or check out other vaccination sites. If you need help navigating the vaccine scheduling process, call the COVID-19 hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1).

Learn more here: www.Michigan.gov/COVIDvaccine

Home and Heating Credit

Anyone struggling with their energy bills can apply for the Home and Heating Credit through the MI Dept. of Treasury. All applications must be received before Sept. 30,2021.

You can file for the credit online at: https://www.michigan.gov/taxes/0,4676,7-238-44070_46640-288757–,00.html

Home Repairs with State Emergency Relief 

State Emergency Relief assists with home repairs to correct unsafe conditions and restore essential services. Eligible home repairs may include repair or replacement of a non-functioning furnace, hot water heaters or septic systems. Apply using the MI Bridges portal : https://newmibridges.michigan.gov/s/isd-explore-resources?language=en_US#2$Moving_or_Being_Evicted$/landing-page/moving-truck.jpg$ka0t00000008nqPAAQ

MI Department Resources

Homestead Property Tax Credit- MI Homestead property tax credit can assist in paying property taxes on your primary residence. Check eligibility and find the filing form here: https://www.michigan.gov/taxes/0,4676,7-238-43535_43538-155081–,00.html

MIOSHA Ambassador Visit- Business owners can receive free workplace safety consultations and training by signing up for a visit from a Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) ambassador. Ambassadors will help businesses operate safely during COVID-19. Find out more and sign up for a visit here: https://www.nsf.org/consulting/operating-during-covid-19/miosha-ambassador-visit

Michigan Reconnect Scholarship Program- Michiganders over 25 who have not completed a college degree can now attend in-district community college for free! Check out the Michigan Reconnect Scholarship Program to see qualifications and how to apply. 

https://www.michigan.gov/reconnect/0,9968,7-417-102946—,00.html

Naloxone Distribution Programs- If you or someone you are close to is experiencing difficulties with opioid addiction you can request Naloxne (a drug used to reverse the effects of the opioid in case of an overdose) at this website: https://www.michigan.gov/opioids/0,9238,7-377-88140_88932_103498—,00.html  If you are struggling with addiction call  1-800-662-HELP (4357) to reach the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Hotline

LARA- Michigan Severe Weather 

Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 21-27. The Michigan Public Service Commission is encouraging Michiganders to plan ahead for future severe weather that might disrupt utility services. 

A statewide tornado drill is scheduled for March 24 at 1pm. 

To find safety information, visit MPSC’s emergency preparedness webpage and MPSC’s consumer tip sheet on surviving power outages

Additional resources here: National Weather Service and the Michigan State Police MI Ready preparedness page

MDHHS- Food Assistance

Additional food assistance for 350,000 Michigan families have been extended during the month of March due to COVID-19. Those eligible will see additional food service benefits on Bridge Card from March 20-30.

Check benefits online at www.michigan.gov/MIBridges or calling a consumer service representative toll-free at 888-678-8914. Questions or concerns can also be addressed via email or phone with caseworker.

MDHHS – Internet / Vaccine Help

If you know someone who doesn’t have access to the internet and they’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Or maybe they need help with vaccine translation services. Call 2-1-1 and press ‘5’ for free, confidential assistance. 

Learn more here: www.Michigan.gov/COVIDvaccine

MDHHS

If you’re eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, go to your local health department’s website to learn more or check out other vaccination sites. If you need help navigating the vaccine scheduling process, call the COVID-19 hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1).

Learn more here: www.Michigan.gov/COVIDvaccine

EITC – https://www.michigan.gov/treasury/0,4679,7-121-1755_1963-552422–,00.html

It’s estimated that each year thousands of Michiganders who are eligible for both the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits do not claim them. If a federal EITC is granted, the state of Michigan will provide a 6% supplemental EITC when the taxpayer files his or her state income tax return.

To learn how to claim this credit go to: https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit-eitc

Family Support Program (not government run) 

Families looking for assistance paying for childcare or summer care for children 0-14 can apply for scholarships through the Family Support Program Here: https://www.childcarenetwork.org/family-support-program

Home and Heating Credit

Anyone struggling with their energy bills can apply for the Home and Heating Credit through the MI Dept. of Treasury. All applications must be received before Sept. 30,2021.

You can file for the credit online at: https://www.michigan.gov/taxes/0,4676,7-238-44070_46640-288757–,00.html

Home Repairs with State Emergency Relief 

State Emergency Relief assists with home repairs to correct unsafe conditions and restore essential services. Eligible home repairs may include repair or replacement of a non-functioning furnace, hot water heaters or septic systems. Apply using the MI Bridges portal : https://newmibridges.michigan.gov/s/isd-explore-resources?language=en_US#2$Moving_or_Being_Evicted$/landing-page/moving-truck.jpg$ka0t00000008nqPAAQ