Tuesday, June 28, 2016

LANSING — The U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday that struck down sweeping anti-abortion laws in Texas should result in the repeal of similar laws in Michigan, members of the Michigan Progressive Women’s Caucus said today. In particular, the new Supreme Court ruling calls into question laws that attempt to regulate women’s health centers out of business while claiming the onerous restrictions are needed to protect women’s health, even though abortion is far safer than many...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

LANSING — State Reps. Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon) and Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) are introducing legislation aimed at helping Michigan women hurt by the disastrous “abortion rider” legislation passed in 2013. That law requires women to purchase extra insurance to cover abortion, even when one is medically necessary to preserve a woman’s health, when a fetus suffers a genetic abnormality or a woman becomes pregnant following a rape or incest. The new...

Friday, May 13, 2016

LANSING — Earlier this week, the House voted to approve a three-bill package that would create the Children’s Assurance of Quality Foster Care Policy, which will act as a foster kids’ bill of rights. The bipartisan package passed with nearly unanimous support, and will make its way to the Senate for consideration.

  “I’m grateful that the House came together to give these bills the overwhelming support they deserve,” Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon) said. “At...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

LANSING — The Progressive Women’s Caucus urged legislative leaders today to take up bills that would end wage discrimination in Michigan. Since introducing the bills a year ago, the Republican-led Legislature has taken no action to consider them — no committee hearings have been held, and no votes have been taken. Meanwhile, Michigan families who depend on women’s earnings to make ends meet continue to suffer from the state’s enduring wage gap.

According to wage...

Rep. Erica Geiss discusses legislation that would end Michigan's pay gap at a press conference at the Capitol held Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
Thursday, February 11, 2016

LANSING — State Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon) is providing residents with information on water safety testing in Muskegon County. While the contamination of Flint’s city water with lead has caused a health crisis, treated water from Muskegon and Muskegon Heights Water Treatment Facilities drawn from Lake Michigan has been tested safe. According to federal guidelines, testing is required every three years to determine the potential for lead and copper entering the system. However, owners of...

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