We may still be 6 months out, but time flies! Michigan's Primaries are to be held on Tuesday August 7, 2018 and the General Election on Tuesday, November 6,2018. Soon enough we will have plenty of new faces in the Michigan Legislature join their more seasoned colleagues. Michigan's Oil and Gas Industry's Legislative Education Day set for February of 2019 will provide a great opportunity to meet with new representatives and reconnect with returning ones.
Your voices in Lansing make a difference! In a term-limited legislature, nothing can compare to having the hard-working men and women who are part of an important industry go to legislative offices with a positive message. Your efforts will make a big difference in creating a more positive tenor in legislative conversations over the next 2 years!
We encourage you to stay connected to your elected officials throughout the year by attending local coffee hours or in-district events in your hometown. These are great opportunities to continue to build real relationships with your elected officials.
A look back at the 2017 Legislative Education day
Legislative Education Day by the numbers:
- 100 Legislative meetings with legislators and staff
- 80 MOGA/ MAPL/ NMCAPI/ BADDC members attending legislative meetings and events
- Over 50 legislative offices at the cocktail reception
- Over 30 partner organizations, DEQ, and DNR attendees at the cocktail reception, including the Director of the DEQ, the Director of the DNR, the Deputy Director of the DEQ and the Chief of the Office of Oil, Gas and Minerals.