Michigan Historic Preservation Network


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The MHPN’s Virtual Advocacy Day for 2023

Preceded by an optional Briefing Webinar on Wednesday, April 19 (recorded)

Register by Tuesday, March 28

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network announces this year’s Virtual Advocacy Day on Friday, April 21, 2023. The MHPN is again working with Kelley Cawthorne to assure you’ll have effective zoom meetings with your Legislators.

Here’s why it’s so important that you join us!

The 2023 legislative session is well underway. It includes many new lawmakers as a result of redistricting and the usual term limits and retirements. The MHPN’s goal is to brief as many Legislators–both new and returning–on historic preservation. There’s no better way to do this than by having citizens from their own communities carry the message about why preservation is important. A number of these lawmakers have strong arts and culture backgrounds, predisposing them to your comments and ideas.

FIRST, on Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM, we have a Briefing Webinar on the legislative issues important to preservationists. You don’t need to attend to participate on Friday. However, Wednesday’s content is so important that the webinar will be recorded and immediately available to view or review.

SECOND, it’s Advocacy Day on Friday, April 21! Friday is chosen because it’s better for arranging meetings with Legislators and staff. You will have 2-4 meetings, scheduled 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, with those elected to represent where you live and work. Gather your friends and make a bigger impression!

The cost is $35 for general participants and $25 for students/seniors 60+. Register here by Tuesday, March 28, so there’s sufficient time to schedule visits. Registrations after March 28 may not have confirmed appointments. (517-371-8080 or info@mhpn.org for questions.)

Our best advocate is YOU,
a citizen in your Legislator’s district!