- Following the launch of the “Michigan Strong: A Stronger Future Starts Today” plan, the Michigan House Democrats announced the creation of a new website outlining the plan and detailing the efforts of the House Democrats to enact it.
- The Michigan Strong plan focuses on seven pillars of House Democrats’ priorities to help the people of Michigan pick up the pieces of their lives after this pandemic and provide a foundation for stronger futures.
- House Democrats introduced legislation relating to education, healthcare, elections, environment and more as part of the Michigan Strong Plan and delivered millions in funding for priorities falling under the plan.
LANSING, Mich. — Today, the Michigan House Democrats announced the launch of a new website, mistrongplan.com, to highlight the goals and progress of the Michigan Strong plan. Built to outline the agenda of the plan, visitors will also be able to track the important steps House Democrats are taking to deliver on commitments for each pillar.
In April, the Michigan House Democrats unveiled “Michigan Strong: A Stronger Future Starts Today”, a comprehensive plan focused on rebuilding and strengthening the state from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and preparing for future COVID-19 peaks or other disasters.
The House Democrats’ plan not only remedies the issues made evident throughout the pandemic — including access to health care and mental health services, paycheck protections, worker safety and confidence, safeguards for basic needs, resources for our first responders and educating our children outside the classroom — but aims to strengthen our state’s most vital sectors.
“Our Michigan Strong plan was crafted to include the priorities for all Michiganders, addressing some longstanding issues made even more apparent because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said House Democratic Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills). “We will continue to champion legislation that will remedy those shortfalls in ensuring that Michiganders not only stay afloat during this time but also come out stronger than ever before.”
Since unveiling the Michigan Strong Plan, House Democrats delivered:
- $5.4M for statewide tools and resources to support Michigan’s students and teachers during the pandemic
- $29M for increased Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) staffing and technology support to process claims quicker and more efficiently
- $120M to increase support for direct care workers
- $100M for Small Business Restart Grants for businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees, and dedicated support for minority, women and veteran-owned businesses
- $200M to support local public health and safety workers
“We worked hard to identify the real, urgent needs of Michigan residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and are continually crafting policies that will provide aid now and look to the future of our state,” said Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), the Democratic Caucus Policy and Messaging Chair. “Our policy agenda reflects the needs of the people and we are already delivering results. We know we are not out of the woods with COVID-19, there is more work to do and we are committed to continue to deliver for the people of our state.”