State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

Friday, August 18, 2017

YPSILANTI — State Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) hosted a coalition meeting yesterday with 10 legislators, nearly 50 senior advocacy groups, and many other interested statewide and local stakeholders to discuss the issue of affordable senior housing. State Reps. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) and William Sowerby (D-Clinton Township) were among those sitting on the coalition’s panel, and Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) spoke to the group about different methods for keeping housing costs down for senior citizens....

Monday, August 14, 2017

LANSING — In the wake of the violence this weekend in Charlottesville, Va., state Reps. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) are calling for the swift passage of House Bill 4293 introduced early this year that would mandate teaching African-American history in schools. Similar legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Moss and Rep. Gay-Dagnogo last session — which mandated the teaching of the Holocaust — was passed with strong bipartisan support, and became Public Act 170...

Friday, June 16, 2017

DETROIT — The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus has called for a moratorium on water shutoffs, a controversial practice the city continued this year targeting the nearly 18,000 residential customers with delinquent payments. Many of those facing imminent shut off have struggled to maintain their water payments in the face of billing issues with the city and rising costs.

 “Just as we’ve seen in Flint, when advocates are not on the ground to protect the interests...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LANSING — A bipartisan group of legislators are working together in an effort to raise awareness for the group Dads by Default, an organization to support men who have been improperly notified by court processors and declared dads by default. In such cases, men become financially and legally responsible for children they did not father.

“This injustice is causing undue hardship on men who were not properly notified and could negatively impact their ability to obtain...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

"As a former teacher, I have a responsibility to speak as a legislator not only on behalf of my constituents, but on behalf of those with whom I shared in calling and service for so many years. This pension bill is fiscally irresponsible, does nothing to address legacy debt, and continues to place the burden on schools and our children, and that was why I urged my colleagues passionately to vote no against House Bill...

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