MLA Connect Advocacy Hours are an opportunity for the library community to learn more about MLA's advocacy and legislative priorities including funding, elections, property taxes, literacy, internet access, privacy, intellectual freedom, and more. Each month, we will address a new topic and share any pending legislation introduced in the House or Senate that could impact the Michigan library community. Open discussion and Q & A will follow the interview-style agenda.

Monthly sessions will take place generally on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 am. Advocacy Hours are free to attend to anyone interested in joining the conversation! A maximum of 500 attendees can join each live event. Registered attendees will receive information and a link to access the meetings on the Zoom platform. 

Please note recordings of all MLA Advocacy Hours are available to watch for free and on-demand at MLA Connect On-Demand.

MLA Connect Advocacy Hour: Working with Your New State Legislature

Thursday,  December 15, 2022 
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Join MLA and Lobbyist Bob DeVries, GCSI for an update on how the outcome of the November 2022 Midterms and Michigan’s new Democratic Trifecta will influence our work in the next two years. Bob will discuss the importance of relationship building and how to get to know your legislators, plus get a refresher on how a bill becomes a law and hear updates about what’s been happening during this year’s lame-duck session.

Advocacy Hour conversations are always free to attend but registration is required.


Bob DevriesBob Devries
Governmental Consultant Services, Inc.







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