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This Focus essay itemizes those public policy issues that the Michigan Catholic Conference will advocate either for or against throughout the 94th legislative session.
The purpose of this essay is to analyze Proposal 5 and explain its effect on the State of Michigan. As few will disagree that education must be a top priority, the details of this ballot proposal will prove to impede the goal of consistently placing the educational needs of children first.
This Focus essay intends to educate Catholic voters on the history and purpose of affirmative action programs, the positive effects they have in today’s society, and why Proposal 2 is bad public policy for the State of Michigan.
This Focus essay is intended to help educate Catholic voters on the breadth of issues for which they are called to consider during an election year. These issues include Human Life, Religious Freedom, Economic Justice and Fiscal Issues, Children and Families, and Education and Health Care. Free copies of the essay are available by contacting the Conference.
The Michigan Legislature recently passed the “Deferred Presentment Service Transactions Act,” legislation that regulates the payday lending industry for the first time in state history. The intent of this Focus publication is to raise awareness of this new law and to provide consumers with helpful information pertaining to the payday lending industry.
In an effort to bring a strong Catholic grassroots voice to the State Capitol, the Michigan Catholic Conference has developed the web-based Catholic Legislative Advocacy Network.