Tell legislators your story at upcoming town hall meetings

MCO is hosting legislative town hall meetings in Jackson and Ionia, with more in the works.

The Jackson meeting will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 15 at Blackman Township Hall with state Reps. Julie Alexander and Brett Roberts. RSVP for the Jackson town hall.

The Ionia meeting will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Ionia Armory Community Center with state Reps. Julie Calley and Thomas Albert. RSVP for the Ionia town hall.

Town halls in other cities will be announced.

At these events, MCO members will have the chance to ask questions and share concerns with representatives who set the budget and make other decisions that impact our work and lives. With MCO’s 50th anniversary on the horizon next year, we’re stepping up our advocacy efforts and drawing awareness to the importance of safe staffing levels, adequate food, and more. We will show that we’re a resource, not a roadblock. Through these conversations, we can start to change the narrative of corrections officers at the legislature.

We would like a big showing of COs at these events who are prepared to speak on the realities of corrections careers. RSVP for the Jackson town hall or the Ionia town hall now.