Are you a Michigan health professional that wants to see cleaner air in your community? Are you concerned about how the health impacts of climate change will impact your ability to care for patients?
Not only is Michigan’s asthma rate already 25% higher than the national average, Michigan children and families bear a host of health burdens from our reliance on dirty energy sources. Health professionals have a responsibility to help sustain healthy environments for all people. You can make a positive impact by sharing your story in Lansing with policymakers! Please join MI Air MI Health, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America — Michigan Chapter, The Ecology Center, and Moms Clean Air Force for a day of meetings with Legislators and other policy makers at the State Capitol on Wednesday, November 4th!
The day will include an interactive training on how to make the most impact when talking with a policymaker. We will also break everyone into small groups to prepare for meetings with Legislators. At lunch, we will be joined by the Climate Change and Public Health program at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Note that a light breakfast and lunch are included. We can also defray travel costs for those coming from out of town. RSVP today!
810 Farnum Senate Office Building, 123 West Allegan Street, Lansing, MI
Introductions and Training: How to Talk to Your Legislator
Talking points provided
Gather in Groups to Prepare for Legislative Meetings
Press Conference on the Michigan Capitol Front Steps
Lunch Talk: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
“Preparing for the Health Impacts of Climate Change”
12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Meet with Legislators (Note: Typically, meetings last 30 minutes. Meetings will be in small groups.)