Michigan Democrats, Michigan Republicans — July 2, 2013 at 7:56 pm

ACTION: Show your support for Medicaid expansion in Michigan


Join Wednesday’s day of action and sign petitions urging Senate Republicans to vote now.

July 3 could prove to be a big day for Medicaid expansion in Michigan. At least, that’s what supporters of Medicaid expansion hope — and every voice can make a difference.

Senate Democrats will be urging their Republican colleagues to vote on HB 4714 to expand Medicaid to more than 450,000 low-income residents in Michigan.

From a release issued by the Senate Democrats:

The Senate Republican Majority is treating the session as a formality and plans to gavel in and out without taking any votes. Michigan Senate Democrats, Congressman John Dingell and Medicaid supporters will be on-hand to urge the Senate to take up this life-saving and time-sensitive legislation.

Attendees include members of the Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus, Congressman John Dingell, President & CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy Gilda Jacobs, and Medicaid supporters from the business and medical communities. The Senate session is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

ACTION: Show your support in Lansing on Wednesday — or by signing one of the petitions below.

  • Day of Action for Michigan’s Healthcare, July 3 at beginning at 9 a.m. Meet with Democratic Senators then pack the Senate to show your support. While you’re in Lansing, stop by your Senator’s office to ask for prompt action. Full schedule of events HERE.
  • The Michigan Nurses Association is holding a press event in support of Medicaid Expansion on the Lansing Capitol steps July 3 at 11:00 a.m.
  • U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee created a petition urging Michigan Senate Republicans to return to work, put leadership over partisanship and vote on Medicaid expansion. You can sign the petition HERE.
  • Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network (MICHUHCAN) created a petition they want to deliver to the Senate before July 3. Sign the petition HERE.

Be heard. Let Senate Republicans know it’s time to act.