News From Rep. Roberts

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, middle-class families have struggled under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, Representatives  John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Marilyn Lane (D-Fraser), Derek Miller (D-Warren), Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, the legislators said it’s time to create a Michigan...

Thursday, January 21, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) today introduced bipartisan legislation to exempt feminine hygiene products from the sales tax. Tampons, sanitary napkins and similar feminine hygiene products would be exempt from Michigan’s 6% sales tax. 

“Feminine hygiene products are essential to the health care needs of women, and yet despite their necessity, women are forced to pay a 6 percent penalty when they buy these products,” said Roberts. “Women will spend thousands...

Thursday, January 14, 2016

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives passed State Representative Sarah Roberts’ (D-St. Clair Shores) House resolution, HR 202, declaring January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The goal of the special month is to help educate Michiganders about early detection, prevention, risk factors and early warning symptoms of the disease, which will help save lives. Cervical cancer is the second-leading cancer among women worldwide.

“If diagnosed and treated early, cervical cancer is almost 100 percent...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) said today that Republican approval of Senate Bill 13 to remove the straight-ticket voting option from Michigan ballots goes directly against what Michigan voters want.  Twice before, legislation has passed to eliminate this voting option, and both times voters took the issue to the ballot and overturned the law and reinstates the straight-ticket voting option. This time, voters won’t have that option because Republicans attached a...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Pam Faris (D-Clio) and State Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) urged action on legislation requiring health insurers in Michigan to offer the “abortion rider” that women must have in order to be fully covered during a miscarriage or abortion, even in cases of rape and when the woman’s health is in jeopardy. The abortion rider policies became necessary when Republicans passed a law in 2013 demanding that women buy the extra...

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