News From Rep. Pagan

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) and Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods) have introduced legislation to make voting and registering to vote more convenient. The bills seek to modernize the registration process and remove outdated barriers to the ballot box.

“Voting is an essential right that is at the foundation of our democracy and is the basis of our responsibility as citizens,” Camilleri said. “We...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. and Progressive Women’s Caucus Chairwoman Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and state Reps. and PWC members Pam Faris (D-Clio), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) and Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) expressed their concerns today with House Bill 4500, which would require an embryo or fetus be considered a “person” when counting the number of victims of a crime for the sentencing of criminal defendants. If passed, this bill would allow Michigan courts to treat pregnant women convicted of various crimes more harshly, whether they...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

LANSING — The Progressive Women’s Caucus’ Gender Violence Task Force announced today the introduction of a package of bills meant to address some gaps in state law to better support survivors of gender and domestic violence in the state of Michigan. In Michigan, one in three women have been impacted by domestic violence.[1]

“Domestic violence is not confined to a certain neighborhood or limited by demographics. It can happen to anyone,...

Friday, November 3, 2017

LANSING — A bipartisan group of legislators in the House recently proposed a set of no-fault reforms that would significantly lower auto insurance rates in Michigan while maintaining quality coverage for drivers. The Fair and Affordable No-Fault Reform bill package is being proposed as an alternative to the insurance industry-backed plan, House Bill 5013, which failed to gain sufficient support in a vote last night in the House.

“It is no secret that Michigan residents...

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...

State Reps. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) and Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) wear purple to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month on the House floor in Lansing on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.