Background and Overview
On April 11, the Michigan Primary Care Association will be hosting its annual State Legislative Forum in-person in Lansing. This is a great opportunity for health centers to share their compelling mission and challenges, and discuss key policy priorities with legislators. With a large group of new state legislators taking office this year, it’s a critical time to build relationships with legislators, some of which will be spending the next decade in Lansing.
- Thursday, April 6 (Noon – 1 p.m.): MPCA Legislative Forum Prep Session (Virtual)
- Monday, April 10 (2 – 4:30 p.m.): Advocacy Leads Meeting (In-person, Lansing, Member Organization Advocacy Leads Only)
- Monday, April 10 (5 – 7 p.m.): Friends of Michigan’s Community Health Centers Dinner (In-person, Lansing); Please note this is not an MPCA event but we are including information about it here because many Legislative Forum attendees may be interested in participating.
- Tuesday, April 11 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.): MPCA Legislative Forum (In-Person, Lansing)
MPCA Legislative Forum Prep Session
During the prep session we’ll cover what you can expect during Legislative Forum and our state policy priorities for the year. You do not need to separately register for the Legislative Forum Prep Session. If you register to participate in the event, Zoom login information for the Prep Session will be emailed to you in advance of the session.
MPCA Advocacy Leads Meeting (Advocacy Leads Only)
MPCA’s Government Affairs and Advocacy staff will be hosting a meeting with Advocacy Leads from all member organizations statewide to support advocacy organizing and grassroots advocacy engagement in your organization. The meeting will include conversations on state and federal advocacy strategy, training and resource sharing and development, and intentional peer connections. Each member organization’s designated advocacy lead is encouraged to attend and the meeting will be held at MPCA’s headquarters in Lansing. You can indicate you are planning to attend the Advocacy Leads meeting in your Legislative Forum registration.
Friends of Michigan’s Community Health Centers (FMCHC) Dinner
FMCHC will be hosting a dinner for contributors on the evening of April 10. You can find more information about the dinner and how to attend on the FMCHC website. Please note this is not an MPCA event but we are including information about it here because many Legislative Forum attendees may be interested in participating.
MPCA Legislative Forum
Please register here by March 24 to participate in MPCA’s Legislative Forum. The cost per participant is $150 and each person participating should complete the registration process. (Note: MPCA uses registration information to determine which legislators to schedule meetings with. We’ll be less able to schedule meetings with pertinent legislators for late registrants.)
MPCA Legislative Forum Accommodations
The preferred hotel is located a half mile from the Anderson House Office Building.
Courtyard by Marriott Lansing Downtown, 600 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, 48912; Phone: 517.367.6677
- MPCA Group Rate: $149, plus tax, per night (King bed)
- Check-in: 3 p.m.
- Check-out: Noon
- On-site parking: Hourly $6
- Daily parking: $13
- Electric car charging station available
For hotel reservations, you can call the hotel directly at 517-367-6677, or 1-800-Marriott. Be sure to ask for the Michigan Primary Care Association room block to receive the discounted rate. The discounted rate is available until March 27. After this date, all rooms will be released to the public, and be subject to availability and the best available rate.
Online hotel reservations for the day prior (April 10) to the Legislative Forum can be made by clicking the following link:
Book your group rate for Michigan Primary Case Association Legislative Day Room Block
MPCA Legislative Forum Locations
Breakfast and lunch will be offered at the Legislative Forum in the Mackinac Room (5th Floor) of the Anderson House Office Building. In addition to the Anderson House Office Building, you may visit the Senate Binsfeld Office Building and/or the Michigan State Capitol during the day for meetings with legislators.
MPCA Legislative Forum Resources
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