News From Rep. Brinks

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

“I am heartbroken by the footage released today of a caregiver abusing an 83-year-old patient at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, and I am gratified to hear that charges have been filed against the person who committed such a thoughtless act. Sadly, I am also not surprised by this information, given that two separate audits conducted last year found that abuse was rampant. I have been fighting for residents of the home since 2013,...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) in the Michigan House, and state Sens. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) and Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) in the Michigan Senate, introduced legislation today that would exempt feminine hygiene products from Michigan sales and use tax. The exemption would include tampons, sanitary napkins and similar feminine hygiene products.

“Women continually and predictably will need to use feminine hygiene products for the majority...

Friday, January 27, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has been elected to serve as chairwoman of the Progressive Women’s Caucus, a group of bicameral Lansing legislators committed to fighting for equal pay, paid sick leave, equal access to affordable health care and other critical issues affecting women and their families. Other leaders elected include state Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) as vice chairwoman, state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) as secretary and state Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) as treasurer.

Monday, January 23, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) announced today that she has selected freshman state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) to serve as the Deputy Policy Chair for the House Democratic Caucus during the 2017-18 legislative session. This is Rep. Brinks’ second term serving as the House Democratic Policy Chair.

“There are a number of policy areas we will continue to champion these next two years,” said Rep. Brinks. “Repairing Michigan’s infrastructure, reducing student debt,...

Friday, January 20, 2017

LANSING — Several members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus will be among the 7,500 people anticipated to converge on the Michigan State Capitol on Saturday afternoon to take a stand against the legislative agenda of President Donald Trump and extremist Republicans in Washington and Lansing. The Women’s March on Lansing is a sister event of the Women’s March on Washington, which is expected to draw 200,000 or more participants to Washington, D.C., on the same...

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