State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

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...

Friday, February 10, 2017

DETROIT — State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) announced today the updates to the Detroit Caucus’s leadership team, following the resignation of former state Rep. Brian Banks. Rep. Gay-Dagnogo, previously serving as the vice chairwoman, has now assumed chairmanship.  

“The Detroit caucus grew tremendously under Rep. Banks,” said Rep. Gay-Dagnogo. “Although we may be small as a group, the people we cover, and the impact that Detroit has on the state, is not. We are committed...

Friday, January 20, 2017

DETROIT — The House Democratic Detroit Caucus today railed against the updated potential school closure list the School Reform Office released this morning. In addition to the 24 previous DPS and EAA schools on the list, another 25 schools have been put on notice that they could potentially be subject to a closure next year.

“DPS is already hanging on by a thread,” said state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), the Urban Education Reform Chair. “The...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) joined her House colleagues today to open the new legislative session at the ceremonial swearing-in held in the House Chamber at the state Capitol. Rep. Gay-Dagnogo was sworn in by state Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, and was joined by her mother Willie Ruth Gay, her aunt Bessie Wilson, her cousins Marvella Glen and Evan Chaney, her uncle Airman Donald Huckson and staff member Nathaniel Winston.

“My...

State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With her are her mother, Willie Ruth Gay, her aunt, Bessie Wilson, her cousin, Marvella Glen, her sister Julena Gay, her cousin, Evan Chaney, her uncle, Airman Donald Huckson and a member of her staff, Nate Winston.

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