Capitol and Community Update 3-29-19

Friday, March 29, 2019

Dear Friends,

 

I am honored to serve as the representative from the 29th House District and am proud to be a strong advocate in Lansing for the residents and families of Auburn Hills, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake Village, Pontiac and Sylvan Lake. Please encourage your friends and family to stay connected and subscribe to this e-newsletter. It will keep you up-to-date on legislation and policies coming from the Capitol, as well as my coffee hours and other community events I’m hosting so we can get together face-to-face.

 

 

Reasons to Contact My Office

 

The short answer is any reason at all. As your state legislator, my number one priority is YOU. Any reason you can think of to reach out to me for help is the right reason. My staff and I are ready to listen and work with you to solve whatever challenges you may face. A few examples of why you may want to contact my office are:

 

  • Commenting on current legislation or proposing a solution; as your voice in Lansing, it is critical for me to know how you feel about certain issues and I want to hear from you.
  • The state offers a wide range of free publications on topics such as seniors and veterans services, child safety, consumer protection and more. If you would like one, or if you have questions about what is available, please contact my office.
  • I will be hosting coffee hours, town halls and other community events throughout the year. If you need additional information or want to follow up on one of those events, then this is another excellent reason to get in touch.  
  • If there is someone you know who should be honored with a legislative tribute or certificate, please tell us about the milestones or achievements they have reached.

 

This is by no means an exhaustive list of reasons to contact my office; if you need help or assistance of any kind, please contact us. We will work side by side with you to find the answers you need.

Constituent and General Information Publications

 

The state of Michigan offers a variety of publications full of helpful information and resources on a variety of topics. To see a list of all the publications available from the state of Michigan and download a digital copy, please click here. If you would prefer a hard copy of any of these publications, please contact my office, and we will be happy to assist you.  

 

Heart Health 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart disease refers to blood vessels narrowed or blocked by plaque that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain or stroke.

48 percent of African American women and 44 percent of African American men have some form of heart disease. However, this isn’t something you have to accept; heart disease is reversible.

Click here for more information on warning signs and heart health.

 

Honoring Local Women’s History Trailblazers

This Women’s History Month, I not only had the honor of working with so many of my female colleagues in the largest class of female legislators in Michigan's history, but I was also reminded of the many great women trailblazers we have right here in our community.

Anne Doyle is a former city councilwoman for Auburn Hills. As a journalist, business executive, elected official and mother, she has been tested in some of the toughest leadership laboratories. She's worked side-by-side with and learned from many of the most admired leaders in business, sports, diplomacy and governing.

Mary Evans is the President of Your Emerging Space (Y.E.S.).  Mary provides numerous services to Pontiac and surrounding communities including Alternative Transportation Services, Majestic Specialized Homes, Young Entrepreneurs Squad Foundation and Family Legacy 360. She is the inventor of the Pet Poop Pod and the producer of Fix My Church! Mary is a force in Pontiac.

Vickie Ellis is an accomplished professional with 31 years of experience in manufacturing operations and business management; project management, industrial engineering, strategic problem solving, manufacturing area supervision and purchasing. She has a proven track record of success in business, asset recovery, statistical data analysis, allocation and planning, process control and scheduling.

These women inspire me, and I hope they inspire you too.

 

Upcoming Events

Brews with Brenda

Friday, April 5 from 5-7 p.m. at Dimitri’s Opa Restaurant & Bar, 3315 Auburn Road in Auburn Hills.

Thank you for taking the time to read this e-newsletter, and I hope you will stay tuned for more legislative updates, resources and community event schedules to come.

 

In Service,

State Representative Brenda Carter

29th House District

 

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