State Representative Julie Alexander

State Representative Julie Alexander State Representative for Jackson County, Michigan

08/08/2020
Rep. Alexander: Back to School

I have spoken with many residents who wonder what #BackToSchool is going to look like this year. As a mom, a nana and a former teacher, I understand and share these growing concerns.

I am working to pass a new plan through the Legislature to keep students and their families safe so schools can open and classes can resume in the fall. Local school districts and health departments can work together to develop health and safety standards that are best for communities based on their unique needs. When it makes sense, we should allow more emphasis on technology and distance learning to make sure education continues safely without interruption.

When it comes to education, nothing is more important than children's success, and the health and safety of students and teachers is a top concern of mine.

Please feel free to share your thoughts!

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I heard from many corrections officers who live in our Jackson community. They sh...
08/05/2020
Rep. Alexander: State employees deserve whistleblower protections

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I heard from many corrections officers who live in our Jackson community. They shared their experiences working in our prisons during this public health crisis, expressed concerns about procedures that weren’t effective and sought clarity on policies established by the governor's administration.

Unfortunately, each of the corrections employees who reached out to me risked possible retribution from the department for doing so because of the governor’s recent actions.

No state employee should face retribution for taking any of these actions. That’s why the Legislature voted to restore the whistleblower protections by unanimously approving Senate Bill 686, 108-0 in the House and 37-0 in the Senate.

In her previous role as a state legislator, Gov. Whitmer voted to provide state employees with whistleblower protections on more than a dozen occasions. The governor vetoed the plan earlier this month. Why won’t she allow the voices of our state employees to be heard?

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I heard from many corrections officers who live in our Jackson community. They shared their experiences working in our prisons during this public health crisis.

$15 million in grant funding will soon be available to help Michigan farmers and agricultural processors protect workers...
08/02/2020
Rep. Alexander: $15 Million in Agricultural Safety Grants will ensure safe and adequate food supply for Michigan farmers and consumers

$15 million in grant funding will soon be available to help Michigan farmers and agricultural processors protect workers and the state’s food production industry from COVID-19.

As chair of the Agriculture Committee, I helped the Legislature approve the grant program and I was pleased to see it signed into law.

Agriculture is one of Michigan’s strongest assets and its second largest industry. It is also second in the nation for diversity of crops gown, with an economic impact of billions of dollars every year.

Michigan’s farmers have faced unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. This funding will provide much-needed resources for the safety of Michigan’s food production and will ensure we have plentiful, reasonably priced options when visiting the grocery store!

State Rep. Julie Alexander today announced $15 million in grant funding will soon be available to help Michigan farmers and agricultural processors protect workers and the state’s food production industry from COVID-19.

Young boys and girls spend significant time raising their 4-H projects every year for competition. Even though the Jacks...
08/01/2020

Young boys and girls spend significant time raising their 4-H projects every year for competition. Even though the Jackson County Fair was canceled this year, I still had the opportunity to visit and support some local 4-H youth! 🍀

Meet an extraordinary young man, Aaron Hoaglin! He’s a Boy Scout (Star Rank, Queens Troop 424) who puts up and takes dow...
07/26/2020

Meet an extraordinary young man, Aaron Hoaglin! He’s a Boy Scout (Star Rank, Queens Troop 424) who puts up and takes down the U.S. flag every day at his house using a flag pole that belonged to his 88 year-old grandfather.

Aaron has already decided on his Eagle Scout project when he gets older. He plans on putting up a flag pole for his uncle’s group home in Jackson. He wants to teach the residents the proper care for the flag as well.

To recognize and salute his good citizenship, my granddaughter, Addison and I delivered a Michigan flag to Aaron! 🇺🇸

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has officially replaced NAFTA!The system we had before simply wasn’t working – ...
07/08/2020
Trump’s new trade deal with Canada and Mexico is major victory for Michigan’s agriculture, manufacturing industries

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has officially replaced NAFTA!

The system we had before simply wasn’t working – NAFTA was responsible for the loss of around 825,000 American jobs because of higher trade shortfalls with Canada and Mexico. Michigan lost more than 210,000 manufacturing jobs between the time NAFTA went into effect and Trump took office.

The sensible, balanced USMCA deal will create thousands upon thousands of American jobs, including an estimated 76,000 jobs in the auto industry alone. It has also received overwhelming support from both Democrats and Republicans, as well as from many labor unions and business owners.

With all the chaos and economic disruption Michigan has suffered with COVID-19 this year, we should not let groundbreaking, positive news slip through the cracks without attention –especially when it’s going to bring better paying jobs to families across the state.

07/05/2020
Rep. Alexander and Jackson Chamber of Commerce members discuss Covid challenges

Every day across Jackson County, people from all walks of life wake up, go to work and play by the rules to earn a living, help create jobs and make our area a better place to live.

Small business isn't about numbers. It's about people, jobs, opportunity and community.

I was fortnate to stop by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce recently to talk with local small business owners who are working hard to adapt to the challenges brought on by this pandemic. Here are their stories...

BEST. COUNTRY. EVER.  🇺🇸
07/04/2020

BEST. COUNTRY. EVER. 🇺🇸

I am working to rename a portion of M-60 in Jackson County as the “Sergeant Matthew R. Soper Memorial Highway.” Sgt. Sop...
07/02/2020

I am working to rename a portion of M-60 in Jackson County as the “Sergeant Matthew R. Soper Memorial Highway.” Sgt. Soper died of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device in Bayji, Iraq on June 6, 2007.

A Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient, Sgt. Soper was just 25 years old and had served one tour in Iraq before being called up again in June 2006.

Our military heroes continually put their lives on the line to protect American freedoms and ideals. This tribute memorializes Sgt. Soper and recognizes the sacrifice he made for his fellow community members and his country. We are forever indebted to that sacrifice! 🇺🇸

Hey Jackson County drivers!  🚘 The new car insurance reform law is now in effect!Check out www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com to l...
07/01/2020

Hey Jackson County drivers! 🚘

The new car insurance reform law is now in effect!

Check out www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com to learn how you can start saving money!

Many in our Jackson community are asking me, ‘What will school look like this fall?’ As a former teacher myself, and as ...
06/24/2020
Rep. Alexander: Student safety top priority in Return to Learn plan

Many in our Jackson community are asking me, ‘What will school look like this fall?’

As a former teacher myself, and as a parent and grandmother, I understand how stressful the COVID-19 uncertainties have been. That's why I am working on a practical and flexible plan that will ensure the safety of all students. With the right guidance, our local school districts and health departments can work together to develop health and safety standards that are best for their unique area so schools can open and classroom learning can recommence in the fall.

For more information, please visit: gophouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ReturnToLearn_06-20.pdf

$1.3 billion plan implements safety measures and flexibility State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today announced her support for a practical and flexible plan that will ensure the safety of all Michigan students as learning recommences in the fall. The House-Senate plan, announced this week duri...

Today we celebrate the role #fathers play in our lives! The kids and I are so blessed. ❤️
06/21/2020

Today we celebrate the role #fathers play in our lives! The kids and I are so blessed. ❤️

I am urging Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency to immediately help families in need!The UIA has been unable to hel...
06/20/2020

I am urging Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency to immediately help families in need!

The UIA has been unable to help tens of thousands of laid-off workers receive the unemployment benefits they deserve, and the agency has had repeated problems with its phone and online claim filing system.

Promises have been made to struggling families, and too many have not had any communication with the department. I hear over and over again that no one takes their calls or returns their online messages at the UIA. Calling their state representative has been the only way to talk to a real person. The desperation and frustration I hear in people’s voices is more than a financial strain – it is causing physical and mental-health concerns as well.

I have communicated in every imaginable way with anyone in the state unemployment department and the governor’s office who will listen, yet too many cases remain open. As a mother and grandmother, I want all families to know that I hear your concerns – you have your children to take care of. I understand that, and I want you to know your voices matters!

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY KENNETH STODDARD! He teared up when his family read him the tribute that my office was so honored to...
06/18/2020

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY KENNETH STODDARD!

He teared up when his family read him the tribute that my office was so honored to send him from the state of Michigan to celebrate his wonderful life. 😁🎂

06/17/2020
Rep. Alexander: HELP MICHIGAN FAMILIES NOW!

I am urging Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency to immediately help families in need!

The UIA has been unable to help tens of thousands of laid-off workers receive the unemployment benefits they deserve, and the agency has had repeated problems with its phone and online claim filing system.

I have communicated in every imaginable way with anyone in the state unemployment department and the governor’s office who will listen, yet too many cases remain open. As a mother and grandmother, I want all families to know that I hear your concerns – you have your children to take care of. I understand that, and I want you to know your voices matter!

Even though the pandemic interrupted my regularly scheduled monthly #OfficeHours, I am always available to chat if you n...
06/15/2020

Even though the pandemic interrupted my regularly scheduled monthly #OfficeHours, I am always available to chat if you need to set up a one-on-one meeting...six feet apart. 🙂 Or my staff and I can assist you by phone and email too:

Phone: (517) 373-1795
Email: [email protected]

#ListeningAndLeading

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation un...
06/14/2020

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

In observance of #FlagDay, my granddaughter, Addison and I planted flags on the farm!
#GodBlessAmerica 🇺🇸

It’s FREE FISHING WEEKEND in Michigan! Head out to one of the many rivers and lakes in Jackson County and catch a big on...
06/13/2020

It’s FREE FISHING WEEKEND in Michigan! Head out to one of the many rivers and lakes in Jackson County and catch a big one! 🎣

Michigan’s new car insurance reform law goes into effect in July! To learn how you can save money on your car insurance ...
06/06/2020

Michigan’s new car insurance reform law goes into effect in July! To learn how you can save money on your car insurance every month, visit www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com

In Jackson County and across Michigan, the pandemic has taken our friends, our family, our jobs, our livelihoods and our...
06/03/2020
MI COVID Story

In Jackson County and across Michigan, the pandemic has taken our friends, our family, our jobs, our livelihoods and our dreams. The Michigan Legislature is investigating what went wrong and gathering stories from people all over the state to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Share your story! www.MICOVIDStory.com

In Michigan, the pandemic has taken our friends, our family, our jobs, our livelihoods and our dreams. Share your story.

Even though state officials recently disclosed incomplete data, the new numbers say at least 1 in 4 COVID-19 deaths in M...
05/31/2020
Michigan nursing homes linked to 1 in 4 coronavirus deaths. Tally will grow.

Even though state officials recently disclosed incomplete data, the new numbers say at least 1 in 4 COVID-19 deaths in Michigan have been nursing home residents.

Gov. Whitmer’s decision to force nursing homes to house COVID patients has cost lives. Instead of reversing this policy, she’s still requiring these patients to be in our nursing homes and refuses to provide accurate data.

The people of Michigan deserve better, and we deserve to know the truth.

As questions swirl about transparency of Michigan nursing home data, a Democratic lawmaker slams Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s policies that required homes to accept COVID-19 patients as an ‘epic fail.’

Too many people in Jackson County and all across Michigan have been hurt by the failures of the Unemployment Insurance A...
05/30/2020

Too many people in Jackson County and all across Michigan have been hurt by the failures of the Unemployment Insurance Agency. The governor’s UIA department was not prepared for the massive layoffs after her “Stay Home” order put 1.8 million people out of work.

We must allow people to get back on their feet and back to work safely and sensibly.

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, Isabella Okoniewski Ciszewski of Jackson!  🎂 🎈 🎁 I hope you like the tribute from the state of Mic...
05/29/2020

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, Isabella Okoniewski Ciszewski of Jackson! 🎂 🎈 🎁

I hope you like the tribute from the state of Michigan that salutes your wonderful life, and we wish you many more years of health and happiness!

Because of Covid, Dad did not have a traditional funeral and has no grave marker yet. He was a proud U.S. Marine veteran...
05/25/2020

Because of Covid, Dad did not have a traditional funeral and has no grave marker yet. He was a proud U.S. Marine veteran who served his country honorably. And while he didn’t die in war, my family misses and remembers him today along with all the brave men and women who did make the ultimate sacrifice so we can live free.
#MemorialDay ❤️ 🇺🇸

05/16/2020
Rep. Julie Alexander: Double Up Food Bucks for Michigan Residents in Need

#DoubleUpFoodBucks is a new option for families who use a Bridge Card and need an extra hand up! You can double your purchasing power when buying Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables.

For every dollar you spend with a Bridge Card on Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables, you get another dollar's worth for free.

And please remember to thank a farmer and grocery store workers for the hard work they continue to put in during this challenging time to ensure we all have food on the table!

www.DoubleUpFoodBucks.org

Happy 82nd #Birthday and #MothersDay, Mom!  ❤️ 🌸
05/10/2020

Happy 82nd #Birthday and #MothersDay, Mom!
❤️ 🌸

I was proud to fight for lower car insurance rates and deliver results for Jackson County residents!Before the new law g...
05/09/2020
ReduceMIRatesNow | MI Car Insurance Reform

I was proud to fight for lower car insurance rates and deliver results for Jackson County residents!

Before the new law goes into effect on July 1, you can begin exploring options to save money and choose a coverage level that best meets your families needs and budget.

Learn more at: www.reducemiratesnow.com

Learn how you can rollback your car insurance rates guaranteed by law to every Michigan driver.

To all the hard working correctional officers who serve our Jackson Community, THANK YOU!   #NationalCorrectionalOfficer...
05/06/2020

To all the hard working correctional officers who serve our Jackson Community, THANK YOU! #NationalCorrectionalOfficerWeek

As a former teacher, I applaud and appreciate the men and women who serve in the classroom (and on Zoom these days!) to ...
05/05/2020

As a former teacher, I applaud and appreciate the men and women who serve in the classroom (and on Zoom these days!) to help educate our children and prepare them for success in life! 🍎 ✏️ 📚 💻
#TeacherAppreciationDay

If you (or someone you know) are living with serious mental illness or substance use challenges and feel it will help to...
05/04/2020

If you (or someone you know) are living with serious mental illness or substance use challenges and feel it will help to talk with someone who understands these issues, please call the Michigan PEER Warmline:

1-888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753)
Available every day from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

If you are experiencing emotional stress and anxiety but are more comfortable texting rather than talking, the Michigan Crisis Text Line can help:

Text the keyword RESTORE to 741741
Open 24/7

If you are in crisis or considering suicide, please contact the Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7: 1-800-985-5990

Or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255

These are challenging times for many people, and we need to care and look out for each other now more than ever.

05/01/2020

Today I voted to not extend the governor’s controversial emergency powers. Michigan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic can now hopefully be properly planned, carefully designed and agreed to through a normal democratic process.

The governor has had unilateral, unchecked power over the state for more than a month. While I share her priority of protecting public health, I believe you deserve a voice in this process – and that voice is expressed through your elected representatives in the Legislature. We must be smarter in the battle against Covid-19.

The recent actions in the Legislature return our state to representative democracy. As part of that process, the Legislature is approving measures that would put provisions to protect public health and help struggling Michigan families get back on their feet directly into state law.

Measures that go too far, such as the governor’s statewide ‘stay home’ order, would expire.

When it is safe, Michigan residents need and deserve the opportunity to work and support their families, and enjoy more daily activities. I am hopeful the governor will decide to work with us to continue protecting public health and help safely reopen our state.

I supported the creation of a special bipartisan oversight committee to review the state’s handling of #Covid_19. The Le...
04/26/2020

I supported the creation of a special bipartisan oversight committee to review the state’s handling of #Covid_19.

The Legislature is the voice of the people, and the people of this state have very serious questions and concerns about how this pandemic is being handled.

An old state law gives the governor emergency powers and the new oversight committee will help give people a voice in the process, while getting better answers for the decisions being made.

Millions of jobs and small businesses that took years to build are being wiped out. There are many jobs and activities that can be done safely in areas where the risk is low. We can do better to protect public health while also protecting personal freedom and responsibility.

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Hi Julie. Would love to know what are YOU doing to help your constituents who have lost their jobs or businesses due to Covid and are still fighting for their unemployment benefits?
Here is where the rubber meets the road. Begin state spending reductions immediately. Create a budget priority spending list with the number one priority as item one and allocate the minimum funding it requires. Repeat until the money runs out. Everything that is a lower priority is eliminated and not funded. This is a job for the State representatives that should be in process right now. Has it?
Thank you for all your help. Are you up for a challenge? Here is something I ask my representative (Mr. Walberg) to address. I would like him to demand a seat at the table. The legislation spending Trillions is a high enough priority that the full house should be in session for at least 4 hours per day (including Saturdays) where roll will be taken and recorded every 15 minutes via video. If you are not in your seat you are AWOL. All representatives leaving the floor for rest room visits will have their departure and return with sanctions applied during the lunch period where appropriate. Each member will be given five minutes to present findings and argue for their constituents and debate and present facts in evidence. Evidence will be provided by the FBI as they investigate how the money is being spent. No taxation without representation and transparency. After a two hour lunch the remaining four hours will be used to handle the mandatory legislative business and be controlled by the Speaker of the House from the floor. Saturday afternoon sessions should be extended from 4 hours to 8 should the House fall behind the regular order on the calendar. This is not suggested as an insult to your work to this point. I recognize the downside of being in the minority in a partisan congress but I seek to elevate your productivity to put it in line with American 21st century business. Please don't just ignore this suggestion with a sniff like you have when I asked you years ago to defend the 10th amendment and devolve power from the fed. WOULD YOU GIVE HIM A CALL PLEASE.
Is this type of legislation being prepared for Michigan?
This is as serious as a heart attack Julie Alexander. The predicted tax revenue is not going to be realized and an austerity budget needs to be put in place that reflects reality? Do not count on the federal government bailing Michigan out or you will be disappointed. If the feds spend money they don't have on Michigan, how much more will they spend on New York or Illinois?
Mame, You aren't proudly showing this pic of you outside of your car at the Lansing STAY IN YOUR CAR RALLY? https://www.facebook.com/derekdobies/photos/a.574037225991833/3031716173557247/?type=3&theater
Since you were part of the protest in Lansing. Do us all a favor and show your patriotism, by volunteering (unmasked of course) in the ER at Sparrow hospital for a full week. You are literally not doing anything at the moment, so do your civic duty as a state representative and show how you do not believe that this virus is a threat and help out the overworked doctors and nurses at Sparrow. Best job would be for you to get real close and up front to patients suspected of having the virus as the enter the ER as a greeter and tell them not to worry, it is all a hoax.
How do we go about having you removed from office for your disgraceful attendance and support of the Lansing gridlock where those attending have put the citizens of Lansing at risk of spreading the covid virus?
Shame on you for your behavior yesterday in Lansing. You looked, and acted like, a fool. You should be acting like a leader, encouraging people to stay at home and stay safe, protecting themselves and others. Instead, you were out loud mouthing with a group of people who can't even spell simple words. I hope you stay healthy but if you don't, I hope you won't have the nerve to expect a health care facility to provide care for you.
Please tell me why I spent 30 years of my life protecting Michigan's People and Water Resources if an Elected Official is going to be a piss-poor example by attending an unlawful Political Rally during a Pandemic (WITHOUT PPE). A nd then returning to her home district to spread the disease!!!??? You can bet if my kids were still in Brownies I wouldn't let a disease vector idiot like you near them!