The Public Policy committee works to monitor legislative initiatives and identify issues that represent the interests of MRA, our members, and persons with disabilities. Our committee drafts position papers on issues, lends support to partner agencies and their legislative initiatives, sends out calls to action, and continuously keeps track of the progress of legislation being introduced at the local, state and national levels. We strive to be proactive regarding our stance and support of issues. Some examples of initiatives we have supported in the past are the Wounded Warrior Federal Leave Act, promotion of training and use of qualified rehabilitation counselors in State vocational rehabilitation programs, support of Michigan Mental Health Parity, and full access of persons with disabilities in the electoral process. Contact Kelly Loftis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Toni Jordan (JordanT8@michigan.gov) for more information on becoming active with the Public Policy committee.