News From Rep. Garrett

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

 "Every year, women across the U.S. recognize Equal Pay Day, a public awareness event to illustrate the persistent gap between men’s and women’s wages. Even when correcting for similar education, backgrounds and career fields, women still earn less than men on average, so they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for women of color. As women increasingly become the primary or sole breadwinners of the home,...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

DETROIT — Members of the Detroit Caucus spoke out today regarding the recent boil water advisory issued to area residents concerning their drinking water. The Detroit Water and Sewage Department issued a warning Tuesday night providing vague boundaries for the alert, but did not give full details of the locations affected by the alert until late Wednesday morning.

“Detroit provides water to several other municipalities throughout our region,” said state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), Detroit...

Monday, February 13, 2017

DETROIT — Members of the Detroit Caucus held a press conference today to discuss the future of the city’s academic landscape in light of the recent announcement by the School Reform Office that a number of Detroit schools were slated for closure at the end of the year. The standing-room only event was attended by community leaders, precinct delegates, block club presidents and leaders from grassroots, faith and civic groups, in addition to parents and...

Friday, February 10, 2017

DETROIT — The House Democratic Detroit Caucus called today for an overhaul of the clerk’s office in Detroit, with an emphasis on better training for clerks and poll workers, and closer inspection of facilities. The information comes after the Secretary of State released their audit of 136 Detroit precincts which had voting-related issues in the 2016 election. The audit determined that the errors were mainly a result of human error.

“This kind of negligence is...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

LANSING — Incoming House Democratic Floor Leader-elect state Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) has chosen four assistant floor leaders for the 99th session of the Michigan House of Representatives. They are state Rep. LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit), state Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren), state Rep.-elect Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) and state Rep.-elect Brian Elder (D-Bay City).

“I look forward to working with these assistant floor leaders as we advocate for an agenda that brings better wages to...

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