News From Rep. Brinks

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) is introducing a bill that would support survivors of domestic violence, rape and stalking as they seek to recover from abusive situations. The bill would require employers that offer sick leave to allow employees to use that leave to receive assistance, such as moving to a domestic violence shelter, getting a medical exam at a hospital following rape or meeting with police or prosecutors.

“Seeking help after...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS – State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) invites residents to join her at her upcoming coffee hour, which will feature special guest Ruth Kelly, a 2nd Ward commissioner for the city of Grand Rapids. This community coffee hour will give constituents a chance to meet with Rep. Brinks and Commissioner Kelly to share ideas and concerns and hear about what’s going on locally and at the Capitol. The upcoming coffee hours will take...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) hosted three groups from West Michigan today in the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee where she serves as Democratic vice chairwoman. Michigan Works!, The SOURCE and TALENT 2025 showcased the work they have been doing for the west side of the state to help people find and keep jobs, and provide the necessary skills that employers need in today’s economy.   

“I am honored to host these...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has been elected to serve as chairwoman of the Progressive Women’s Caucus, a group of Lansing legislators committed to fighting for equal pay, women’s access to health care and other critical issues affecting women and their families. Other leaders elected include Vice Chairwoman Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills), Secretary Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and Treasurer Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw).

“As women in the legislature, it’s important for us to keep in mind...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State Address tonight, said that the Legislature needs to focus on making Michigan’s economy work for everyone. Snyder addressed the looming budget deficit, caused by massive tax breaks and incentives to big corporations. Coupled with tax increases on seniors and working families, Michigan’s recovery lags behind the rest of the nation.

“After four years of unfair tax policies...

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