Tuesday, May 2, 2017

“I was proud to vote for my colleague state Rep. Andy Schor’s bill in committee this morning. Lack of access to fresh foods is a concern in cities across Michigan, not only for the positive health impacts, but in creating vibrant, livable communities that attract young professionals and families. This bill will help cities like Romulus better explore options for grocery stores in their communities. I look forward to voting for it again on the...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) brought forward residents’ concerns about blocked traffic at railroad crossings around Downriver. The two lawmakers sit on the House Commerce and Trade Committee, which heard a presentation from the Canadian National Railway Co. this week.

“I hear nearly every day from constituents who are affected by railroad crossings. This is a decades-long issue, and one that’s escalating from a nuisance to a hazard...

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.

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