News From Rep. Chang

Thursday, January 26, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Leader state Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) named three additional people to the House Democratic Caucus’ leadership team today. State Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) has been named the Democratic vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, state Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) will serve as the House Democratic Caucus’ Constituent Services chairwoman, and state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio township) will act as the caucus’ Strategic Communications chairwoman.

“Fighting for working families...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Leader state Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) and state Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) have introduced a bill and resolution, respectively, that would commemorate the efforts of former Detroit resident Fred Korematsu. During World War II, as many as 120,000 Japanese Americans were placed in internment camps. Korematsu, seeing this policy directly violated the constitution, refused to relocate and brought his fight against Japanese internment camps to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

“Fred...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) spoke out today against President Trump’s signing of two executive orders which both call for construction to begin on a wall between the United States and Mexico, as well as to remove federal funding from sanctuary cities, and broadening the scope of priorities for deportation.

“Law enforcement experts across the country have pointed out that sanctuary city policies can actually deter...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) spoke out today against President Trump’s signing of two executive orders which both call for construction to begin on a wall between the United States and Mexico, as well as to remove federal funding from sanctuary cities, and broadening the scope of priorities for deportation.

“Law enforcement experts across the country have pointed out that sanctuary city policies can actually deter...

Monday, January 23, 2017
“I was disappointed to learn about the potential introduction of anti-sanctuary city legislation in the state Legislature similar to legislation that was introduced last session. I believe that our local jurisdictions should have the ability to do more to be welcoming and safe communities for all. This proposal is a step backward. Police should be able to focus on stopping and solving crimes in our local communities, not checking immigration papers.

“Law enforcement experts across...

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