State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

Thursday, March 16, 2017

“In recent statements, Ben Carson, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, made comments that called into question his understanding of the African-American experience and the impact of policies that help to perpetuate poverty in various urban centers throughout the United States, as well as a lack of understanding of spatial racism, which helps to deepen the line of demarcation of redlining.

“As a Detroit native, I am hopeful that his visit...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

“I’m very proud to stand with my colleague and call for this constitutional amendment, as it is the right thing to do. Reading is a fundamental right and should be addressed in a bipartisan fashion that allows Michigan to move forward, ensuring that every child is able to read. As a former teacher and proud product of Detroit Public Schools, it has grieved me to see that we are facing looming closures based on test...

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...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

DETROIT — Members of the Detroit Caucus met with Gov. Rick Snyder yesterday to discuss issues related to the School Reform Office, which distributed a letter earlier this year warning parents and administrators that their schools were slated for closure at the end of the year. Detroit Caucus members and other legislators have advocated aggressively to prevent the closures, which would place a significant burden on families across the state.

“It was a positive meeting,...

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...

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