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MEET & GREET: MEC breakfast introduces member groups to Michigan’s new legislators

Imam Achmat Salie and Julie Lyons-Bricker
At the beginning of each legislative term, the Michigan Environmental Council hosts a breakfast to introduce new and returning lawmakers to member groups. This year, the Feb. 9 event took place in the Anderson House Office Building near the State Capitol. Some 126 people attended, including 22 legislators, 18 legislative staff members, 64 member group representatives and three members of Gov. Rick Snyder’s cabinet.

The breakfast is part of MEC’s efforts to engage environmental advocates with the decision makers in Lansing.

Other outreach efforts in recent months by MEC and our allies included meetings with 163 legislative candidates and officeholders prior to the November election. Building bipartisan relationships and providing educational information is crucial in influencing the political process.

MEC also hosts an informational database on state legislators called LegisView, that provides biographical information, photos and positions on key issues. That service is available to all of MEC’s member organizations, who are encouraged to contribute to the database.
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