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One in seven Michigan residents relies on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to access the nutritious food their families need to grow and thrive. Thanks to your advocacy efforts, elected officials voted to protect SNAP in the final version of the Farm Bill.Learn more
The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act (CNR) affects all federal child nutrition programs. Children in low-income households rely on this programming for healthy foods. It’s been nearly two years since the law that makes all federal child nutrition programs possible expired, but Congress has yet to come together to take action, leaving the future of these programs uncertain.Learn More
Together, advocates like you have helped protect health care for hundreds of thousands of Michiganders. We know the Affordable Care Act can be improved upon, but recent proposals to repeal the law would have been detrimental to millions of American families. Any changes to our health care system must expand access, reduce costs and increase quality for all.Learn More
For decades, our region has suffered from a disjointed and unreliable transit system that fails to meet the needs of residents. Overwhelming evidence demonstrates the positive impact coordinated and efficient regional transit systems have on communities throughout the country.Learn More
Congress has passed a two-year budget that includes support for essential health programs, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). While there is still a lot of information to dig through in this bill, we know this: It funds CHIP for 10 years, provides $6 billion over two years to combat the opioid and substance abuse epidemic, and closes the Medicare Part D “donut hole” so seniors can afford the medicine they need.Learn More
Despite strong opposition from United Way and various other members of the charitable, nonprofit and business communities, Congress passed a new tax plan that could result in a dramatic reduction in both public and private support services that help people in need.Learn more
The state Legislature has yet to restore Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to its previous level, yet the issue remains in the public dialogue and United Way continues to advocate. Additionally, calls for restoration of EITC as a form of tax relief for moderate- and low-income families have motivated legislative leaders to begin discussing some form of tax relief in that vein.Learn More