Dear Autism Advocate,
Today IS the FINAL DAY.
No matter what happens today in the Senate, we will end the legislative session this year knowing we have done our very best advocating for our kids and families across Michigan for the past six years since this legislative effort first began.
We have heard from the Senators that your calls are being heard! Hundreds of phone calls and emails per day! THANK YOU SO MUCH for your advocacy!
Today is the final legislative day of the year. We have been told that the Senate Republican caucus is discussing this legislation one more time at 10 am. If there is a majority of Senators interested in letting this legislation come for a vote, it will be discharged from committee directly to the Senate floor for a full vote. Once it gets to the floor, we are confident that we have enough votes to pass. The challenge is still getting it out of caucus in the morning.
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Phone calls can never hurt at this point. The most important calls you make will be before 10 am, but until you hear that a vote has been cast, please continue to keep up the pressure.
We would also love to have a big group of people at the capitol tomorrow. if you are able to make it, please arrive by 10 am. We do not know how long the caucus meeting will last, and are being told that if it passes out of caucus, it will be the first thing to be voted on tomorrow.
Once again, we will be both seated in the gallery above the Senate floor, and outside the Senate session room, pulling undecided Senators off the floor and talking with whoever we can. Your help with this is critical.
Once again, thank you for your perseverance. This has not been an easy process, and we appreciate your sticking with us through the years and not giving up hope. Today is THE FINAL DAY. If you can't join us in Lansing, please join us in spirit, with positive thoughts, prayers, phone calls and emails.