News From Rep. Chang

Monday, February 12, 2018

LANSING — Members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus (PWC) announced solution-oriented legislative principles today aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses. Over the last year, several legislative proposals have been introduced to address campus sexual assault. The PWC’s principles expand on these bipartisan conversations about how we can prevent tragedies like the Nassar case from ever happening again. Today’s announcement is the culmination of months of work to holistically address campus sexual assault through...

Monday, February 5, 2018

LANSING, Mich. —Today Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint), state Senators Jim Stamas (R-Midland), Joe Hune (R-Hamburg) and Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge), and state Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) announced a legislative initiative to increase Michigan’s environmental safety and drinking water transparency.

The seven-bill package was inspired by the events that led to the Flint water crisis. By creating a State Employee Ombudsman for employee reporting, establishing whistleblower protection, increasing penalties for officials who harm the...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Joe Bellino (R-Monroe) today introduced bipartisan legislation to limit the sale and distribution of nitrous oxide containers, helping to combat the abuse of the dangerous gas especially among minors.

“Addiction is not a joke and we’re seeing that sections of Michigan have nitrous oxide abuse increasing,” said Bellino, of Monroe. “Anything that will alter our minds, inhibit our coordination, cause liver and kidney damage, and even death from brain anoxia...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder gave his final State of the State address tonight. In response, state Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“Tonight I joined many colleagues on both sides of the aisle in wearing an orange ribbon in support of Dreamers, to remind people that Michigan is a welcoming state. Michigan was built by immigrants, and our agricultural economy depends on migrant workers to remain robust. I sponsored a bipartisan bill...

State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) attends the 2018 State of the State address at the Michigan State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, with guest Alex Garza, president of the Taylor City Council.
Monday, January 22, 2018

DETROIT — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) sent a letter today to Rebecca Adducci, Detroit director of field operations for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, asking her to issue a stay of the removal order for Ded Rranxburgaj, an Albanian immigrant living in Southgate. Rranxburgaj has sought refuge in a Detroit church to avoid deportation.

“It was only a week ago that a Metro Detroit family was torn apart after a...