News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

LANSING — Today, the Asian Pacific American Legislative Caucus held a presentation on Fred Korematsu, a Japanese-American who refused to go to an internment camp during World War II. Karen Korematsu, executive director of the Korematsu Institute, and daughter of Mr. Korematsu, attended the presentation to serve on a panel of other experts in Asian Pacific American topics.

“Standing here today with Karen Korematsu to speak out on behalf of all Americans seeking fair treatment...

The Asian Pacific American Legislative Caucus welcomed Karen Korematsu, daughter of national civil rights hero Fred Korematsu, to the Capitol on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Fred Korematsu challenged the constitutionality of the government's imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Members of the APA Legislative caucus include, from left: State Representatives Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills), Kathy Crawford
Thursday, December 10, 2015

EAST LANSING – State Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) invites residents to join him for his December coffee hour to discuss their thoughts and ideas about improving state government.

Singh will host his December coffee hour on:

  • Monday, Dec. 14, from 9-10 a.m. at the Okemos Public Library, 4321 Okemos Road in Okemos.

Singh encourages people to sign up for his email updates, which will provide brief updates on his work at the Capitol and...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

LANSING – House Democrats resoundingly rejected a warmed-over rehash of the House Republicans’ once-failed roads plan when it was brought up for a vote late Wednesday night. House Republicans managed to outdo themselves by making their failed plan from June even worse by adding on tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires while insisting on a plan that demands $600 million be cut from vitally important programs, including public safety, education and health care. The roads...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

“It has been announced that Michigan will pay $1.9 million in legal fees to the lawyers arguing against the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

“Over the past couple of budget cycles, I have offered amendments during the appropriations process to prevent the state from spending taxpayer dollars to defend the discriminatory and unconstitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Attorney General Bill Schuette should have dropped the case following Judge Bernard Friedman’s 2014 ruling. When you add...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

LANSING – As October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, members of the Progressive Women's Legislative Caucus are urging their Republican colleagues that a package of bills aimed at combating domestic violence has languished in the Legislature for half a year. The measures would give survivors of domestic violence the tools they need to escape violent situations and seek justice.

“Domestic violence is a serious problem in Michigan, and people who are trapped in abusive...