News From Rep. Rabhi

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) announced a bill today to prevent existing medical marijuana dispensaries from being shut down by licensing delays. Last year, the Legislature passed bills to license medical marijuana businesses such as processors and dispensaries and to give local governments control over whether to allow such licensed facilities to operate in their municipalities. However, the bills did not specify a process for licensing medical marijuana businesses that are already...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ANN ARBOR — Following the recent actions of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at an Ann Arbor restaurant, state Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) is calling for an end to unjust profiling and the harm that is done through the removal of community members.

Sava Lelcaj, owner of the State Street restaurant Sava’s, reported that at least three of her kitchen staff were taken into custody by ICE agents. Lelcaj told MLive that the...

Friday, April 21, 2017

ANN ARBOR — State Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) will be holding a town hall on Redistricting Reform: Exploring Ways to Draw Fair Lines on Monday, April 24, at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Downtown Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Avenue in Ann Arbor. The forum will focus on assessing the current redistricting model in Michigan, and will analyze how having a nonpartisan citizen redistricting commission could benefit both Michigan...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Tom Cochran (D-Mason), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton), Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) and Bill Sowerby (D-Clinton Township) joined members of the Oil and Water Don’t Mix coalition at a press conference today calling for the termination of the easement that allows Line 5 to operate on the public bottomlands. Rep. Rabhi introduced House Resolution 51, which urges Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette to close the Enbridge Line 5 pipelines that...

Monday, March 13, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) and Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) expressed their solidarity with the Islamic community following a fire at the Islamic Center of Ypsilanti in Pittsfield Township on Saturday, March 11. No one was hurt in the fire, and there is an ongoing joint investigation being conducted by the Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the FBI to determine the cause...

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