This summer, members of the MyVoice team have been busy meeting with politicians and policy makers, on behalf of their young MyVoice constituents. The mission of MyVoice is to amplify the voices of youth across the United States, connecting youth knowledge and experiences with people making major decisions that shape your lives: legislators, educators and education administrators, doctors, business leaders and the finance community, law enforcement, and more.
Tammy, the creator and leader of the MyVoice project, and Arrice, a core team member and medical student at the University of Michigan, have spoken with over a half dozen legislative teams, from the city to the national level. They met to discuss youth priorities and to see how our research could inform the decisions that happen in local and state government.
Here’s a running list of who we’ve consulted with, so far:
- Detroit City Councilman James Tate (Detroit – 1st District)
- Michigan State Representative Adam Zemke (Democrat – Ann Arbor)
- Michigan State Senator Rebecca Warren (D – MI 18th District)
- Michigan State Representative Yousef Rahbi (D – Ann Arbor)
- Michigan State Representative Donna Lasinski (D – Scio Township)
- Michigan State Representative Stephanie Chang (D – Detroit)
- Mark Payne, Executive Chief of Staff for Michigan State Representative Fred Durhal III (D – Detroit)
- Myles Miller, Director of Constituent Relations for Michigan State Representative LaTanya Garrett (D – Detroit)
- Daniel Lopez, Deputy Chief of Staff for Indiana Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb
- U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo (Republican – Florida 26th District)