Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LANSING — The Progressive Women’s Caucus introduced a 12-bill package today that seeks to end wage discrimination in Michigan. While protecting equal pay is important for everyone, wage discrimination disproportionately impacts women in Michigan. The bills are being introduced to coincide with Equal Pay Day in Michigan. Women have to work into April of the new year in order to earn what men earned in the previous year. April 4 of this year was recognized...

State Rep. Erika Geiss speaks in support of House Democratic legislation to ensure equal pay for women at a rally on the Capitol steps in Lansing on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Behind Rep. Geiss are, from left to right, seated state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D Scio Township), standing Reps. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Pam Faris (D-Clio) and Terry J. Sabo (D-Muskegon).
Thursday, April 20, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Whip Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) warn that a bill recently introduced by state Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R-Manton) intended to prohibit the practice of sharia law would have widespread consequences, including banning the observance of Catholic doctrines such as annulments and Jewish halachic laws, such as those requiring circumcision for male babies or dietary restrictions.

“If it is Rep. Hoitenga’s aim to protect girls from female genital mutilation, which is...

Friday, April 14, 2017

TAYLOR — State Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) hosted a town hall-style event Wednesday night to give residents a chance to address their legislators directly about issues that are important to them. The event took place at the Wayne County Community College District Taylor Campus. State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Cara Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) and Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) were on hand to take questions, and Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) gave a legislative...

From left, state Reps. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) listen during the “This Is Your House” town hall event on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Wayne County Community College District Taylor Campus.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LANSING — Members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus will be holding a series of listening tour town halls throughout the state of Michigan in the coming weeks in order to hear state residents express their top concerns about our state. The “This is Your House” listening tour events kicked off with a town hall event hosted by state Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) yesterday, and eight more events will take place through April 17....

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

LANSING — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and state Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) announced at a press conference today that they are introducing legislation in the House and Senate that would allow workers to take earned paid time off to recover from an illness or care for a sick family member. The legislators were joined at the press conference by Detroit mother Christina Hayes who spoke of her experience. The...

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