Legislators are home for the summer, so why not invite them over for a visit?
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Michigan legislators have wrapped up the first part of their 2013 legislative calendar and have headed back to their respective districts for the summer. This is an excellent time to invite your state senator and your state representative to visit your facility or jobsite, because they are home and more available for constituent interaction than they would be when the legislature is in session. Summer provides an occasion for legislators to see firsthand just how much work, time and money goes into a much-needed project to fix our infrastructure.
This is not only an opportunity for MITA members to increase their overall outreach efforts, but to specifically connect with their legislators, to build upon an existing relationship or to start a new one from the ground up. It is absolutely crucial that MITA members have strong relationships established with their legislators, particularly as we move into the second half of the year. We must continue to push our legislators in the direction of passing increased funding legislation for Michigan’s infrastructure.
The staff at MITA is ready to help you make this happen. If you are willing and available to host your legislators at your facility or at a critical jobsite, please let us know, and we will gladly help you find a date to host your legislators for a visit. This is a great way for the industry to not only showcase ability and talent, but to also demonstrate the serious amount of work that needs to be done.
Please contact Mariam Robinson, Outreach Coordinator, if this is something you would like to take advantage of this summer. She can help you connect with your legislative offices, set up a date, time and location for the visit and confirm all logistical details. Mariam can be reached at 517-853-5866 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, the MITA PAC is ready for more member contributions! Please consider donating to the MITA PAC via personal check or personal credit card in an effort to help the industry continue the legacy of a strong presence and influence in Lansing. Everyone must band together to make a difference in the collective effort to reach the goal of achieving proper funding for our entire infrastructure.
Please remember that MITA PAC contributions are NOT tax deductible and that they must be PERSONAL and not corporate. Non-managerial, non-salaried and union employees are prohibited from donating to the MITA PAC by law. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support. Please make checks payable to MITA PAC and send all contributions to MITA PAC, P.O Box 1640, Okemos, Michigan 48805. Additional information, as well as instructions on how to contribute via personal credit card, is available online at www.mi-ita.com.