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...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) said she was honored to speak at the National Black Nurses Association conference in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. Geiss noted the significance of the event taking place during Black History Month and mentioned her grandmother, who was the head nurse in the neo-natal intensive care unit at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y.

“Nurses are on the front lines of our health care system, and I have...

Friday, January 27, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has been elected to serve as chairwoman of the Progressive Women’s Caucus, a group of bicameral Lansing legislators committed to fighting for equal pay, paid sick leave, equal access to affordable health care and other critical issues affecting women and their families. Other leaders elected include state Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) as vice chairwoman, state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) as secretary and state Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) as treasurer.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

“I am excited to announce that I will serve on three House committees this term: Commerce and Trade, Michigan Competitiveness, and Workforce and Talent Development. I would also like to thank House Speaker Tom Leonard and Democratic Leader Sam Singh for naming me the Democratic vice chairwoman of the Michigan Competitiveness Committee. In order to make Michigan an attractive state for businesses, professionals and working families, we need to enact policies that help companies create...

Friday, January 20, 2017

LANSING — Several members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus will be among the 7,500 people anticipated to converge on the Michigan State Capitol on Saturday afternoon to take a stand against the legislative agenda of President Donald Trump and extremist Republicans in Washington and Lansing. The Women’s March on Lansing is a sister event of the Women’s March on Washington, which is expected to draw 200,000 or more participants to Washington, D.C., on the same...

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