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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
We will be inside to start but will walk across the street to meet lawmakers, then back to the church. There will be quite a bit of walking, so spike heels are not a good idea (sorry, fellas). You must bring a photo ID to get into the buildings!
Here's a link to a map of parking lots around Lansing.
The church is at the northwest corner of Ottawa and Capitol, right across the street from the Capitol building. The rates vary by location, with most payable by credit card (used to enter) or cash. The closest free parking is probably a mile away.
- The North Capital Ramp is the closest to the church (2 blocks) and is $12.50 maximum for the day/$2.50 per hour,
- The North Grand Ramp is about 3 blocks away and costs $15.00 maximum for the day/$3 per hour.
- The Townsend Ramp is on the other side of the Capitol Building and costs $12.50 per day/$2.50 per hour
- Across the river are parking lots under the Lansing Center that cost $7 per day and are paid when you enter the lot. There is a pedestrian bridge from the Lansing Center to the Radisson Hotel, or you can walk across the Michigan Avenue Bridge or the Shiawassee Street Bridge.
Our friends at Michigan Climate Action Network have organized a bus from Traverse City, with a pick up in Grayling (for Straits area folks). Bus leaves Traverse City at 5:15 AM Tuesday, November 27. Tickets are an astoundingly cheap $17 thanks to a generous donor who has offset much of the cost.
There may be a bus from the Straits. If it happens we'll post information here.
A bus from Flint will also be coming. Details should be available here by Tuesday morning, Nov. 20.
Join A Carpool
We set up our event at Carpool World. If you have an extra seat in your vehicle or need a ride, please register at the carpool page to find a driving buddy.
Lobby Day Partner Organizations
Monday, November 26 at 7:00 PM EST - TRAINING & Q&A WEBINAR - Here's a recording of the webinar:
Tuesday, November 27 - LOBBY DAY
8:00 AM - Central United Methodist Church (address above) - Doors Open & Lobbyists Arrive. Coffee & Donuts provided.
8:10 AM - Lobby Training Begins - All should attend*
8:30 AM - Lobby groups assigned, elevator pitch practice among groups
~8:50 AM - Traverse City/Grayling Bus Arrives
9:00 AM - Lobby groups begin dropping packets at SH/SS offices
10:00 AM - Groups return to church, drop off notes
10:15 AM - Large group conversation on how the lobbying went
Circulate rapid response list for those who would like to attend and sit in the gallery when this bill goes to the floor of either chamber.
11:00 AM - Go to Senate Gallery to observe
12:00 PM - Volunteers begin heading to press event at Church
12:15 PM - Press Event
1:00 PM - End of lobby day. Optional wrap-up at Art’s Pub (corner of Kalamazoo and Hosmer).
*We will have lobby training on the bus from Traverse City/Grayling.
LOBBY DAY DOCUMENT PACKET
REV November 26
It'll be useful to read these over before the scheduled orientation conference call on Monday, Nov. 26 at 7:00 PM, but for sure read them before Lobby Day. We'll have these packets (plus a few other documents) to hand out when you arrive on Tuesday. Use the button to download all documents or click on each link for separate documents.
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