News From Rep. Chang

Monday, November 16, 2015

"I am very disappointed by the governor's decision to halt Michigan's efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in Michigan. Michigan is supposed to be a welcoming state, and the governor's office seems to be moving backward on that positive momentum. Providing assistance to those fleeing crisis in their home country should be a priority if we are truly to be a pro-immigrant, pro-refugee state. Responding to potential fears with this negative action runs counter to who...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit), Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) and state Senator Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) announced at a Capitol press conference today a bipartisan, bicameral bill package that would establish clean, drinkable, affordable water as a human right, and reform the shut-off process and assure that water is accessible for Michigan residents. The legislators were joined by Melissa Mays, a Flint mother, and Nicole Hill from Detroit....

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

LANSING – Democratic legislators on the House Criminal Justice committee came out in opposition today of a package of bills that would severely limit a woman’s access to safe abortions. The Democratic committee members pushed the fact that substandard care should never be the practice in any health situation, and questioned legislation that would put women who choose to end a pregnancy at risk.

“This goes beyond denying a woman a choice. This legislation mandates...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

LANSING — Bills that take aim at the ongoing problem of gun violence in Michigan were the subject of a press conference held today in Lansing. State Representatives Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak), Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) outlined their common-sense gun safety measures and called for action on their legislation.

“We’ve seen too many children die, too many parents grieve, too many neighbors witness firsthand the scourge of...

Monday, October 19, 2015

LANSING – Members of the House Detroit Democratic Caucus responded today to Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to fix the Detroit Public Schools, announced at a press conference this morning, by saying they are ready to work together on a solution but that it must include local control of Detroit’s schools.

“The Detroit Caucus and I are committed to finding a solution to improve our Detroit Public Schools so that we can find solutions to improve...

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