We encourage everyone to broaden their civic engagement beyond voting. The people we vote into office will have an impact on the criminal legal system through the bills they write and support. By reaching out to legislators you can encourage them to write and support legislation related to the issues that matter to you.
Tell your Senator and Representative about the legislation you want them to support and why.
- Call them
- Email them
- Go to their website, and sign up for their newsletter where you will learn about their coffee hours, and other opportunities to interact with them. We encourage you to attend where possible.
Also, where available, we have provided links to Actions related to the legislation listed. Find it by clicking the + to expand the information.
Below are several of the issues currently under consideration that will impact the criminal legal system in Michigan. (Click the + to learn more about each issue)
Learn about the status of Michigan Bills
For more information and status on these and other bills in Michigan, you can check out the 2023-2024 MI-CEMI Bill Tracker: Core Legislation. Thanks to our partner, the Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration for making this resource available.
Also, you can look up any Michigan Bill on the Michigan Legislature page.
To learn more about the steps in passage of a bill in Michigan check out this valuable guide.