News From Rep. Yancey

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

LANSING — Today, students all across the country and Michigan walked out of their classrooms in solidarity to remember the needless deaths of the 17 Parkland students, teachers and administrators one month ago. In response, state Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) issued the following statement:

“Schools are meant to be places of learning, safety and sanctuary for children, faculty and staff. I fully support the students exercising their First Amendment rights to facilitate dialogues on...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

LANSING — Last week, the Progressive Women’s Caucus introduced a Contraceptive Access bill package aimed at increasing contraceptive access for women. In response, state Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) issued the following statement:

  “I was happy to join with my colleagues and introduce legislation to address this serious issue. My bill, House Bill 5612, ...

Thursday, January 25, 2018

LANSING — Today, House and Senate Democrats introduced the Teachers for Michigan bill package designed to prepare, attract and retain top teaching talent for Michigan. In response, state Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) issued the following response:

“Every child deserves a great education and that starts with great teachers. I am proud to sponsor a bill to encourage more of our veteran teachers to mentor new teachers in the first three years of their teaching...

Friday, January 12, 2018

LANSING — The Detroit Caucus stood in solidarity yesterday against an attempt to strip the city of Detroit of one of its 30 district court judges. Senate Bill 525 reflects the July 2017 Judicial Resource Recommendations (JRR) to eliminate judgeships from the 36th District Court. The Detroit Caucus stood adamantly opposed to this legislation since its introduction, citing the city’s dire need for maintaining its 30 judgeships.

“In the city of Detroit, the 36th District Court continues...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators are considering efforts to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Representative Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) issued the following response:

“Firefighters and police officers take an oath to serve and protect, and that means that they put our safety before their own. Any attempt to cut the health benefits of first responders and leave retirees without the care they...