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June 28, 2017
Financial Secretary Rose Van Schoick
Updated On: Jun 05, 2017

Your voice matters

Your calls and emails to your local, state and national legislatures are making a huge impact on issues that affect all of us by keeping the pressure turned up. It has been reported that a phone call from a constituent can hold more weight as compared to an email. A flooded email inbox is easier to ignore than phones ringing off the hook. Therefore, activists should call their legislatures to express their opinion on issues that are relevant to them. It is recommended that sharing a personal story of how a situation impacts your life is also liable to make a lasting impression.
At our last CAP meeting, it was reported that attendance at local town hall meetings in our local communities have dramatically risen. People are becoming more engaged in matters of our country, our state and our local communities. I encourage you to stay active, attend meetings and continue to make those phone calls to your legislators. Keep up the good work – your voice matters.
Mark your Calendars
Congratulations and welcome to the new officers at our local union as well as those in our surrounding local union community of brothers and sisters!
You may wish to mark your calendars for the following events happening soon in our community.
1. Through the end of June, our Civil Rights Committee is collecting women’s feminine products – all donations will be delivered to Volunteers of America to help support the homeless and those in need.
2. Tuesday, June 6, 5-7 pm Free Skin Cancer Screenings at Sparrow Cancer Center, 1215 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing. Schedule your free appointment by calling 1-800-Sparrow (772-7769). This screening is being offered by appointment only.
3. Tuesday, July 11, opening of the new Cancer Center; for more information, go to: SparrowFoundation.org/NewCancerCenter
As I’m sure most of you are aware, it’s tick season once again. While we like to enjoy the outdoors this time of year, it’s unfortunate but true that we have to be ever more aware of preventing tick-borne diseases. Lyme disease gets most of the news coverage, but there are other diseases and other kinds of ticks to watch out for.
There is an excellent resource at www.michigan.gov/emerging diseases. It has all the identification and prevention information you could want (and then some, ew).


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