Help Set the State’s Agenda for 2014

Join the Center for Michigan and Detroit Public Television’s MiVote for a “Community Conversation” 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, March 24, at OCC’s Auburn Hills Campus, Building G, Room G240. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP here or here: hforgione@dptv.org.

Christy McDonald, Detroit Public Television

Christy McDonald, Detroit Public Television

OCC Chancellor Dr. Timothy Meyer will open with a welcome messages and Christy McDonald of Detroit Public Television will lead a discussion on Michigan’s future in 2014 and beyond.

The Center for Michigan is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, non-partisan organization working throughout to amplify the voices of ordinary citizens and find common ground solutions for a more prosperous future. Click here for more information.

Chancellor Tim Meyer

Oakland Community College Chancellor Dr. Timothy Meyer

Founded in 2006, the Center for Michigan has sought to engage Michigan citizens in town hall meetings called “Community Conversations.” The conversations have attracted more than 20,000 Michigan residents to the process. Motivated by the state’s challenged economy and partisan political culture, The Center’s objective is to encourage greater understanding and involvement in policy issues among citizens and make sure their voices are heard. They do this by calling forth citizen views, amplifying those views and projecting them into the halls of power.

Reports from previous Community Conversations provided public momentum for state leaders to:

* Approve the nation’s largest expansion of public preschool.

* Approve deeper state investment in the “Pure Michigan” marketing campaign.

* Reform state business taxes.

* Institute reforms to save taxpayers $250 million in state prison costs.

The current Conversation: What’s YOUR Agenda for Michigan?

Before Michiganders head to the polls to vote for a governor and state legislators in November 2014, the Center for Michigan want to know your priorities for the state’s future and be a bullhorn to candidates. In the round of community conversations the Center will discuss:

  • Economy & Prosperity
  • Education
  • Quality of Life
  • Public Money Priorities

More than 150 discussions will be held around the state through the first week of April 2014. To see a map of cities where conversations have already taken place, visit http://thecenterformichigan.net/community-conversations/.

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