Advocacy

A phone call, email, or letter to your legislator can work wonders.

Mid-Michigan’s State Legislators, 

Here is a list of our local legislators or see “Find Your Legislators” below to find the elected officials for your address.

 

State Senate

 

23rd District

Senator Curtis Hertel Jr.
PO Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909

517-373-1734

senchertel@senate.michigan.gov
 

24th District

Senator Tom Barrett
PO Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909

517-373-3447

sentbarrett@senate.michigan.gov

 

Michigan House of Representatives

 

Mail for all State Representatives goes to:
PO Box 30014, Lansing MI 48909

 

65th District

Representative Sarah Lightner

373-1775

SarahLightner@house.mi.gov

 

67th District

Representative Kara Hope
373-0587

KaraHope@house.mi.gov

 

68th District

Representative Sarah Anthony

373-0826

sarahanthony@house.mi.gov

 
69th District

Representative Julie Brixie

373-1786

JulieBrixie@house.mi.gov
 

 

71st District

Representative Angela Witwer

373-0853

AngelaWitwer@house.mi.gov

 

87th District

Representative Julie Calley

373-0842

JulieCalley@house.mi.gov

 

93rd District

Representative Graham Filler

373-1778

GrahamFiller@house.mi.gov

Find Your Legislators:

Find your State Senator

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United States House of Representatives

United States Senate

Michigan State Senate

Michigan House of Representatives

Safe and Just Michigan (formerly Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending)

Safe and Just Michigan works on many issues related to reducing incarceration, including advocating for improved mental health services, and improving re-entry of formerly incarcerated people

 

Problem Solving Courts

Mental Health Courts, Veteran Courts, and Sobriety Courts have been studied as a way of diverting people from jail. The Michigan Supreme Court released an evaluation of these courts for FY 2017-18:

Michigan’s Problem Solving Courts: Solving Problems, Saving Lives

 

Advocacy Info from The Mental Health Association in Michigan

The Mental Health Association in Michigan follows national and Michigan issues on their 

News and Public Policy page.

Michigan Citizens for Prison Reform

This group advocates for humane treatment of all prisoners, including those with mental illness. Visit their website.

NAMI National follows national mental health issues

Visit the NAMI Public Policy page for current information.