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People's Lobby Day celebrated at City Hall

Posted: 1:10 PM, May 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-23 11:20:12-04
People's Lobby Day celebrated at City Hall
People's Lobby Day celebrated at City Hall

A rally took place outside Lansing City Hall on Tuesday for Michigan residents to lobby on issues affecting their families.

"The People's Lobby Day" is celebrating it's 7th year.

Participants consider it a day of direct action when Michigan residents voice their concerns with lawmakers on a variety of issues.

This year the group hoped to confront legislators on Criminal Justice Reform, the Long Term Care Study Bill, Universal Family Care, Medicare for All, Water for Flint, and Immigration.

The rally started at 12:30 p.m. at the Lansing city hall plaza at 124 W. Michigan Avenue.

Participants will also welcome those who walked from Detroit and Kalamazoo to the capitol on a pilgrimage for immigrant families.

The 90-mile "Pilgrimage to Keep Families Together" actually kicked off on Monday, May 14.

Previous years have seen the group occupy the Governor’s building, the office of the speaker of the house and form a bucket brigade carrying water out of the Capitol building.

This year’s action will address the shutdown of bottled water distribution pods.

More than 20 Michigan Legislature Representatives and over 150 Michigan residents are said to participate.