News From Rep. Pagan

Thursday, February 15, 2018

LANSING — Members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus’ Women’s Health Task Force introduced legislation today to protect access to contraceptive methods, free of interference from elected officials or employers. Allowing a woman the freedom to choose if, when and how to have a family is not only in the best interest of the woman herself, but also reaps widespread economic benefits as well. In 2010, it was found that providing publicly funded family planning services...

State Reps. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton), co-chair of the Women’s Health Task Force in the Progressive Women’s Caucus, Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), vice-chair of the PWC, Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette), Tim Sneller (D-Burton) and Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) introduce legislation as part of the PWC’s Contraceptive Access package at the state Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.
Monday, February 12, 2018

LANSING — Members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus (PWC) announced solution-oriented legislative principles today aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses. Over the last year, several legislative proposals have been introduced to address campus sexual assault. The PWC’s principles expand on these bipartisan conversations about how we can prevent tragedies like the Nassar case from ever happening again. Today’s announcement is the culmination of months of work to holistically address campus sexual assault through...

Friday, January 26, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) introduced legislation today as part of the “Teachers for Michigan” education plan — a 21st-century overhaul of the state’s K-12 schools — designed to prepare the best, attract the brightest and retain the finest Michigan educators. House and Senate Democrats held a press conference today to announce the bills.

“Ensuring our students succeed starts with ensuring they have great educators in every classroom. Making Michigan a top-10 education...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LANSING — Tonight, Gov. Rick Snyder gave his final State of the State address. In response, state Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) issued the following statement:

“We heard the governor talk about education tonight, but we need action, not just promises. Once again, another education study showed we are underfunding education in Michigan by as much as $2,000 per student. We will never be taken seriously as the comeback state until we fully fund our public...

State Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) attended tonight’s State of the State address with her guest, constituent Lori Goldman, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the state Capitol in Lansing.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

LANSING — Members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus introduced House Resolution 229 and Senate Resolution 121 today in recognition of the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade on Jan. 22, 1973. The court set precedent when it ruled that the U.S. Constitution safeguards a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions, and that government should not intrude in the most private and personal family matters.

“This historic ruling 45 years...