Michigan PTA and National PTA develop legislative action alerts to give members the ability to have their voice heard in Lansing and Washington D.C. There are many legislative issues that impact our children's education. These Action Alerts are a tool to have our voice heard to benefit children.
Calling all advocates! We want to see HB 4970 reach the finish line before this year ends! The bill has already passed out of the House and now needs the Senate to take up a vote ASAP! Please click below to reach out to your local Senator and request that they vote on HB 4970 during lame duck! This bill will allow for a safe and secure learning environment for students with epilepsy. This bill has passed in 19 other States and we want Michigan to be the next one!
Help us get this to the finish line before this legislation expires at the end of this year! Currently we are expecting some legislative session to take place the first week of December – we need your voice now!
To learn more about the Seizure Safe Schools Act (HB 4970) and why it is so important to students living with epilepsy, please visit the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan.
You may also find more information in our Michigan PTA 2022 Legislative Asks.
As our nation shifts towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and grapples with the ongoing school safety epidemic, Congress must act now to address the current youth mental health crisis, the gun violence traumatizing our school communities, increase access to the federal child nutrition programs, and invest in our children and our public education system.
Please watch this brief video to hear parent and student voices in response to Michigan voucher initiatives.