Midland Daily News Features Mackinac Center Partnerships

Joining organizations across the spectrum

The Mackinac Center has partnered with many likely and less-likely organizations in its history, from the ACLU, to the Sierra Club, to other free market think tanks.

On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Midland Daily News published an article describing some of these efforts, specifically the relationship with the ACLU — an association that has recently brought attention to overcriminalization and civil asset forfeiture reform.

Mackinac Center Executive Vice President Michael Reitz was quoted for the article:

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“Casual observers of the public policy process may assume that all policy debates occur along sharply divided partisan lines,” Michael Reitz, executive vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, said. “That isn’t the case. When the Mackinac Center decides to study an issue, we always assess who else is engaged. This often allows us to forge partnerships with organizations that hold fundamentally different views on the role of government or specific policy issues.”

Reitz noted that policy change is most effectively developed when lawmakers consider a wide range of perspectives.

The full article is available at the Midland Daily News website.

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