News From Rep. Love

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) is excited to announce her monthly Coffee Hours and After Work with the Rep events for 2017, and with a New Year there will be a new location for the monthly coffee hours.

 The coffee hours will still be held on the second Monday of the month: from 9 to 10 a.m. in Detroit and from 11 a.m. to noon in Redford Township. However, the Detroit coffee hours...

Friday, January 20, 2017

“I am deeply concerned about this latest action by the School Reform Office and about the state of education in general. Of these three schools, one is in DPS, one is in the EAA and one is a charter, which says to me that it doesn’t matter where our kids go to learn — we’re failing them. Since the cap on the number of charter schools was lifted, the market has become so saturated with...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — Wayne County-based members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus were ceremonially sworn in to serve in the Michigan House of Representatives for the 99th Legislature in 2017-18. The seven Greater Wayne County Democratic representatives said that their priorities in office will mirror those of the working families, seniors and students of Southeast Michigan.

“Michigan government needs to get back to serving the people and communities of this state, not wealthy special interests and...

State Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With her are U.S. District Court Judge Denise Page Hood, friends Raquel Short, Jimalatice Thomas-Gilbert and Teeka Jenkins, and staff Kevin Harris and Kevin Shopshire.
Friday, December 9, 2016

DETROIT — State Representatives Leslie Love (D-Detroit) and LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) hosted a community conversation on Friday at Marygrove College in Detroit. The event, “Safeguarding our Rights in an Uncertain Time,” was inspired by concerns that both lawmakers have received from their constituents as a response to the incoming presidential administration. Love and Garrett convened a panel discussion moderated by award-winning journalist Jack Lessenberry. More than 50 local residents attended the event.

“The fact that...

Friday, December 9, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Leslie Love (D-Detroit) applauded the passage of House Resolution 368, which declares December 2016 as Heidelberg Project Month in Michigan. The world-famous art installation, which began 30 years ago, has turned blighted homes and abandoned lots in Detroit into vibrant art spaces to help improve neighborhoods, brighten people’s lives and draw visitors to the city.

“As a Detroiter, I’m extremely proud of the cultural gems our city has to offer, with...

State Representative Leslie Love (D-Detroit), right, presented Tyree Guyton, artist and founder of the Heidelberg Project, and his wife, Jenenne Whitfield, executive director of the project, with a copy of House Resolution 368, which declares December 2016 to be Heidelberg Project Month in Michigan, during a ceremony in the House chamber. John Bracey, left, executive director of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, was also present for the ceremony.