Monique Stanton

Monique Stanton

Monique Stanton is the President and CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy. Stanton comes to the League after working for CARE of Southeastern Michigan from 2008-2020, including eight years at its helm.


Column: Breaking down barriers to voting for people with disabilities

By: and - September 8, 2023

There is much excitement that comes with an Election Day in Michigan.  It’s an opportunity for all of us – no matter our background or political affiliation – to decide as an electorate on the important issues of the day and on who will represent us at the various levels of government. And it’s a […]


Column: Joining the fight to protect cost-free preventive health care services

By: - July 18, 2023

Everyone deserves equal access to the care they need to stay healthy.  That is something that we at the Michigan League for Public Policy firmly believe and it is why we have joined the United States of Care and 15 other health advocacy organizations in submitting an amicus brief in the Braidwood Management Inc. v. […]


Column: Kids Count Report shines spotlight on America’s faltering childcare system

By: - June 28, 2023

The burdens that families have been carrying on their shoulders as a result of costly and hard-to-find childcare in our country keep getting heavier, causing too many households to struggle to make ends meet, while also driving people out of the workforce and having a direct impact on child well-being at a critical time in […]


Column: As budget negotiations continue, here are top health and human services issues

By: - April 11, 2023

The legislative action taken in the first quarter of 2023 has felt like a combination of a sprint and a marathon.  Full disclosure: I’m not a runner, so it’s possible this analogy doesn’t hold up, but I think we can all agree that the pace of legislation passed in these last few months has been […]


Monique Stanton: Increasing Michigan’s EITC will help working families and local businesses 

By: - January 17, 2023

On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her support for increasing the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) — or as she referred to it, the Working Families Tax Credit — as a proven, bipartisan policy to put more money back in the pockets of working families and small businesses.  When paired with the federal […]


Column: The new Kids Count report underscores longstanding health needs in Michigan

By: - August 16, 2022

At the Michigan League for Public Policy, we have been working since 1912 to improve public policy, including working on health care services, access and affordability. And this has been a big week for health issues and related data in Michigan.  On Aug. 8, the latest national Kids Count rankings were released by our partners […]


Monique Stanton: Carrying on the tradition of working for systemic change in Michigan

By: - May 10, 2022

This week, the Michigan League for Public Policy gathered with our colleagues, friends, partners and policymakers to celebrate our organization’s 110th anniversary, recognize where we have been and look ahead to where we are going. The volunteers who founded the League in 1912 saw a need for systemic change. They saw around them governments rife […]


Column: Income tax cut deserves a veto, because Michiganders deserve better

By: - March 16, 2022

The Michigan League for Public Policy understands the impact that policy change can have on the lives of Michigan residents. It was the catalyst in forming our organization 110 years ago, and it continues to drive us today as we work to improve opportunity for all Michiganders, regardless of race, place or income.  Past policy […]


Monique Stanton: We must continue to support Michiganders hit hardest by the pandemic

By: - February 15, 2022

As an organization that has been working to improve public policy for more than a century, we certainly have to adapt with the times.  From the Great Depression to the Great Recession, the influenza pandemic of 1918 to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 … 2021 … and now 2022, amidst our toughest of times, the […]