News From Rep. Chang

Thursday, 5 February 2015

LANSING – Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), State Representatives Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and other legislators announced at a press conference today that they are introducing legislation that would allow workers to take earned paid time off to recover from illnesses or care for a sick family member. These bills would require employers to allow workers to accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours they work.

“No one...

Friday, 30 January 2015

LANSING – State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) this week introduced House Resolution 11 declaring February as Heart Health Month and Feb. 6 as Go Red for Women Day in Michigan.

“Heart disease is the number one killer of women, so I am very pleased to introduce this resolution and draw attention to heart health and how critical it is to encourage women to pay attention to their own heart health,” said Chang.

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

LANSING – Several legislators gathered today for the first meeting of the recently formed Asian Pacific American (APA) Legislative Caucus. The bicameral, bipartisan group will be comprised of members of the Michigan Legislature who identify as Asian Pacific American and members who represent districts with large concentrations of Asian Pacific American residents.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the new Asian Pacific American Legislative Caucus,” said Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor). “Asian Pacific Americans...

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

“I am very concerned about the recent Border Patrol stops of the Tornado travel bus in Detroit. At a time when we should be encouraging our community members to be getting ready for the opening of the immigration relief application period, border patrol is making our residents feel scared and unsafe in our own neighborhoods. The fact that these random sweeps and arrests are taking place so close to schools and churches makes these disruptions...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Brian Banks (D-Harper Woods), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) andAlberta Tinsley-Talabi (D-Detroit) took the oath of office today as the Michigan House of Representatives began its 98th legislative session.

“I am honored to serve my second term for the people of House District 1, and to serve as the chair of the Detroit Caucus,” said Banks. “I look forward to working with my Detroit and House colleagues...