The Center for Michigan
Printed copies of the Center for Michigan’s latest public engagement report, “Michigan Speaks: The citizens’ agenda for the 2014 elections,” will be distributed to approximately 25 public libraries statewide this week. Look for it on your library shelves!
Help us spread the word by sharing printed copies of the 2014 Citizens' Agenda to friends and family.
The Center for Michigan's own John Bebow was a guest on Detroit Public Television's MiWeek show to discuss the findings of "Michigan Speaks." Watch the complete interview here...
Michigan residents demand the state do something to improve schools, align training to the jobs available, and make college more affordable for students and their families.
Michigan was always a place where anyone willing to work could make a decent living. No more, and it’s affecting the state’s quality of life.
More than 5,500 residents from all corners of Michigan spoke to the Center for Michigan in Community Conversations, polling and online talks. Lawmakers in Lansing would do well to hear their voices.
Michigan residents are sending politicians the clear message that it’s time to spend more on the state's deteriorating roads. Even if it means raising taxes.
A majority of residents are sending politicians a clear message that it’s time to spend more on Michigan roads. Even if it means raising taxes.
Learn what more than 5,000 diverse Michiganders from across the state said they want from their elected representatives in 2014.
Staff writers and contributors received awards for investigative and feature work in 2013.
Michigan residents have an urgent list of new priorities for Michigan’s future. They know what they want the candidates’ focus to be in this year’s statewide election. Read Bridge on Tuesday, May 6 for all the details. More than 5,000 diverse statewide residents participated in the Center for Michigan’s latest public engagement campaign in the past six months. Read what they have to say on May 6. It’s must reading for any engaged citizen or any candidate for governor, legislature or local office.
The Center for Michigan has spent the past year traveling the state asking for YOUR priorities for the 2014 election. This is the last week, but it's not too late to join us for a Community Conversation.
Today the Center for Michigan launches new online community conversations. We seek to make citizenship more convenient than ever – and produce a citizens’ agenda for the 2014 statewide elections. Governor Rick Snyder, who hosted one of our first in- person Community Conversations seven years ago, welcomes participants in this video introduction to the online conversation, which anybody can complete about 30 minutes.
Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer endorses the Center’s online conversations in his own video, and says these citizen views will be valuable to his efforts to run for governor on a platform of building an economy for the middle class. Watch Schauer’s video and participate in the online conversation introduced by him here.
There’s still time! Join in-person Community Conversations all across the state in the next six weeks.
Altogether, our citizens’ agenda for the 2014 elections will be developed from both the online surveys and more than 150 in-person meetings in communities all across the state. Check out our listings of upcoming large meetings where you can reserve a seat!