News From Rep. Guerra

Monday, October 9, 2017

LANSING — Throughout the month of October, members of the Michigan Progressive Women’s Caucus will be working with their colleagues in the state Legislature on policies to better support victims and survivors of domestic violence in the state of Michigan. Last week, state Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) introduced and the House adopted House Resolution 167 to declare October 2017 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. 

“Domestic violence is a serious problem...

Friday, September 29, 2017

HARRISON — State Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) and members of the House CARES Task Force held its final meeting today at Mid-Michigan Community College in Harrison. Today’s meeting included testimony from a prosecutor, local law enforcement, and representatives from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and area Community Mental Health locations. After meetings in Howell, Grand Rapids, Auburn Hills, Lansing and Detroit, members of the task force will begin working on legislation to address the issues...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Patrick Green (D-Warren), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park), Diana Farrington (R-Utica) and Klint Kesto (R-  Commerce Township) introduced a bipartisan package of bills today to better protect Michigan senior citizens from physical, financial and psychological harm. The package also includes bills to ensure seniors are protected while living in an assisted living facility or nursing home.

“We’ve all heard accounts of seniors losing their life savings or home...

Friday, September 15, 2017

LANSING — Members of the Michigan Latino Legislative Caucus sent a letter to Michigan’s senators and members of Congress this week, asking them to pass federal legislation that will replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Thirteen caucus members, comprising those who identify as Latino and their allies, signed the letter.

“DACA has been a popular, successful program for young people who came to this country through no choice or fault of their...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

LANSING — Earlier today, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s plan to end the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In response, the members of the Michigan Latino Legislative Caucus issued the following statement:

“As members of the Michigan Latino Legislative Caucus, we are disappointed in the decision to end the successful and popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. DACA affirms our commitment as a nation to our shared...

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