State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

LANSING — Today, students from Detroit joined students around the country in a school walk out to protest gun violence. In response, state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“As a former Detroit Public Schools teacher, I can’t imagine how I’d react if I had ever been faced with a moment of indescribable violence and horror like the one students in Parkland, Fla., Newtown, Conn., and far too many other places have known....

Thursday, March 8, 2018

DETROIT — A bill sponsored by state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) passed the House today, making it possible for law enforcement officers and prosecutors to share videotaped interviews of young victims of neglect or physical or sexual abuse to be shared across county lines for training purposes. The bill now heads to the Senate.

“No one likes to think about the innocence of our youngest and most vulnerable children being violated, but it does happen. And when it...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

LANSING — On Wednesday, Jan. 31, it was announced that former Michigan Gov. John Engler would act as interim president for Michigan State University after Lou Anna K. Simon stepped down Thursday, Jan. 25. In response, state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“Michigan State University’s appointment of former Gov. John Engler further proves that the university is not putting survivors’ interests first. Not only does Gov. Engler have convenient ties to the...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives voted on House Resolution 234 calling on Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon to resign or be removed by the Board of Trustees. In response to her no-vote, state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) issued the following response:

“While I stand in full support of the courageous women and teens who came forward to ensure that Dr. Larry Nassar was held accountable today at the conclusion of...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LANSING — Tonight, the House and Senate convened for a joint legislative session to hear Gov. Rick Snyder give his eighth and final State of the State address. In response, state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“After seven years of putting profits before people, one of our state’s most vulnerable populations — our children — continue to struggle in schools that are grossly underfunded, separate and unequal, with overcrowded classrooms and teachers...