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In early 2021, more than one thousand people used the Catholic Advocacy Network to urge lawmakers to appropriate millions in federal COVID money intended for nonpublic schools after the Governor had vetoed a bill with the funding in it. The money was ultimately distributed to help nonpublic schools maintain healthy and safe classrooms and facilities through the COVID-19 pandemic.
A few years ago, Michigan Catholic Conference helped defeat a payday lending bill that would have expanded predatory lending practices and harmed families already struggling financially after members of the Catholic Advocacy Network sent more than one thousand email messages to lawmakers opposing the bills.
In 2019, after Catholics encouraged lawmakers to pass juvenile justice reforms, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed eighteen “Raise the Age” measures into law, which gave judges the discretion to charge 17-year-olds as adults based on the severity of the crimes, rather than automatically doing so by age. The bills also connected juveniles with age-appropriate rehabilitation and services appropriate to their age and development.
In 2013, the Catholic Advocacy Network helped to distribute information about a petition drive to ban taxpayer funding of abortion on the state health care exchange, which eventually became law after enough signatures were gathered.