Did you know that 1 in 5 adults in Michigan experience mental illness each year? It’s time to take action and advocate for better mental health care access! Join fellow United Methodists in Michigan in making a difference for those in need. Let’s work together to improve access to care and support for all.
The 2024 Advocacy Day at the Michigan State Capitol will be held on Wednesday, March 13. Last year, 350 United Methodists and friends from across Michigan spent the day advocating with their state legislators, and this year, we hope to grow that participation. Our focus in 2024 is assuring that all persons have access to affordable mental health care and to reduce the stigma of mental health that impacts every family in Michigan. Specific asks are around:
HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Central UMC in Lansing – 215 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
*All times Eastern Standard Time
7:30 AM Registration and refreshments
8:30 AM Welcome
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Advocacy Activities
11:30 AM – Press Conference
12:15 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Worship
Official events conclude after worship. Capitol tours are optional at 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM. Sign-up is included in the registration form.
This year’s Advocacy Day is being offered on a sliding scale. A fee of $30 per person is recommended, and includes refreshments, lunch and materials. Additional funds will be used for future Advocacy Days.
To learn more about the Church & Society Committee of First UMC, visit our webpage.