Right now, every seat in the Michigan House of Representatives is up for election!
This is an important time to educate candidates about 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids & Farms, the popular and effective state program that helps schools purchase Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables for school meals. Even if candidates are incumbents, they may not know about the program because it is a line item in the big School Aid Budget. But existing and would-be policymakers love learning about 10 Cents a Meal, and the more people know about it, the more we can make investing in healthy, locally grown food for children in schools a part of Michigan’s identity. The COVID-19 crisis has shown how this is important now more than ever.
Email your candidates before the August 4 primary to let them know ways we can invest in our future by supporting healthy kids and thriving farms.
You can use this map on the left to find your district, and enter the number in the box below. Be sure to personalize your email with your home address , so candidates and campaign staff know you live in their district.
Here's why 10 Cents a Meal is so important:
Children’s Health and Wellbeing
Other Ways You Can
Make a Difference
- You can also check out candidates’ web pages and social media to find times and dates for in-person or virtual coffee hours, town halls, and candidate forums.
- Here is a hand-out to share
Click on tencentsmichigan.org for more information about 10 Cents a Meal, and learn ways you can help spread awareness.
Reminder: The 2020 primary election will take place Tuesday, August 4th