Wow, where did Spring go? Our weather is just like our politicians; it can’t seem to get its stuff together.

We formed this organization because it’s time to elect candidates who share our beliefs, and, most importantly, who aren’t afraid to get things done. Too often, our elected officials forget that their job is to represent the people in their districts – not political parties or big donors.

It’s been quiet in Lansing this week. The Michigan State Legislature is on break, and lawmakers are back in their districts holding town halls or coffee hours. We highly encourage each of you to seek out those meetings because that is the most effective way to talk to your elected official, and maybe even sway their votes.

The Important Stuff:

I wanted to reach out to you this week about two things: political activism and legislative ideas.

The goal of Momentum 2018 is to form a group of highly motivated, trained activists who can take the fight to the house. We recognize that this movement consists of members from a variety of different backgrounds and political activism, which is why I wanted to share one of my favorite insider guides to politics.

How to effectively talk to your member of congress by Emily Ellsworth, who worked for Utah Congressmen Jason Chaffetz and Chris Stewart, offers great suggestions to make an impact on your elected official. I encourage you to scroll through this thread – whether you’re an experienced activist or new to the game.

Finally, and most importantly, I want to hear from you on legislation that has been introduced, or ideas that you may have for legislation that you want to see introduced when lawmakers return from break. The Capitol Informant offers a comprehensive account of the legislative happenings in Lansing, but many of the best bills are offered by constituents.

As always, if you have any suggestions or ideas related to Momentum 2018, feel free to shoot us a message and we will make it work.

— Molly

Momentum 2018 Chair

* Due to the legislative break, we will not be sending out The Capitol Informant on Friday.