News From Rep. Hoadley

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

LANSING — In 2012, Mujtaba Al-Sweikat, then 17, attended a pro-democracy rally in Saudi Arabia. The U.S. government has now learned that in the weeks leading up to his departure for the U.S., where he was to attend Western Michigan University, Al-Sweikat was arrested for his involvement in the rally and is now at risk of being beheaded by the Saudi government along with 13 other young men, all of them accused of protest-related offenses....

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LANSING — A resolution introduced by state Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) condemning the abuse and torture of gay men in the Chechen Republic of Russia passed the House today with a voice vote. The resolution — which also passed committee unanimously — calls on the International Criminal Court to conduct an independent investigation of the reports coming out of the region that the government is guilty of a number of human rights violations.

“What is...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and state Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) held a press conference today to announce legislation that would expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) to protect Michigan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) residents from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. Among the many colleagues joining them were also state Reps. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and Tim Sneller (D-Burton).

“It’s extremely important that we takes steps now to...

Friday, May 12, 2017
   “With the creation of the misleading ‘Voter Fraud Commission,’ President Trump yet again tells voters to do as he says, not as he’s done. His most recent executive order to create a commission to investigate the essentially nonexistent voter fraud will be led by Kansas’ Kris Kobach, one of the few secretaries of state who has...
Thursday, May 4, 2017

“I am absolutely appalled that Congressional members — including many from Michigan — voted today to break their promises to the American people, by agreeing to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with truly terrible legislation. Since the ACA’s introduction, millions of people have received health insurance and have been able to receive treatment and care for illnesses or pre-existing conditions when they might otherwise have been denied coverage. More than 600,000 people...

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