Dear Neighbor,

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

Join Me Tonight: Your Right to Vote Town Hall

Join special guests Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum, and representatives from the Lansing Area League of Women Voters and All Voting is Local for a discussion on elections, democracy and your right to vote. This town hall will be held today, Sept. 9, from 6-7 p.m. in Conference Room A of the Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S. Cedar St. in Lansing. Please email with any questions or specific topics you would like covered during the town hall.

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Operating Engineers Facility Offers Training in the Trades

Tuesday, I had the opportunity to tour the Operating Engineers Local 324 training facility in Howell. This state-of-the-art facility provides hands-on training to students and union apprentices seeking job opportunities in the construction industry. As a member of the Workforce, Trades, and Talent committee, I appreciated learning more about hands-on resources for those who pursue careers building our infrastructure.


National Suicide Prevention Week

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. In 2019, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in Michigan and nationwide. If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255) or visit the MDHHS Suicide Prevention website for additional information and resources. Individuals feeling emotional distress can also visit for additional emotional-support services. The Michigan Stay Well Counseling COVID-19 Hotline has counselors available to talk 24/7. To speak with a counselor, call (888) 535-6136 and press “8.”

Please don’t hesitate to contact my office at (517) 373-0587 or by email at if we can help.


Kara Hope

State Representative