The Legislative Advocacy program promotes the value of public higher education to elected officials in the state of Michigan. Volunteers in the program communicate with officials on the state appropriation bill, as well as other non-budget issues as needed. Make a difference for U-M by joining this effort today.
Advocates Are Asked To:
- Contact their elected representative three times per year about the appropriation bill when prompted by the Alumni Association (typically in January, late spring and when the budget is finalized), by e-mail, letter or phone.
- Participate in the Michigan Alumni Reception in Lansing each spring as the Alumni Association's guest, along with University President Mary Sue Coleman and other campus leaders, state legislators, their staff and other advocates.
- Respond to “calls to action” from the Alumni Association when University leaders ask alumni to contact their legislators about non-budget issues, as needed.
- Receive electronic newsletter updates about U-M's presence in the state of Michigan.