Hello Neighbors, I spent Veterans Day at the wreath-laying ceremony at the new Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids. This was a beautiful and solemn occasion where I had the opportunity to show my appreciation and respect for those who have… Read More
PWC calls for end to state’s unconstitutional abortion laws LANSING, Mich., Nov. 10, 2021 — The Progressive Women’s Caucus (PWC) was joined by representatives of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU for the introduction of the Michigan Reproductive Health Act (RHA), which would guarantee individuals’ freedom… Read More
LANSING, Mich. (Oct. 20, 2021) — The Senate Finance Committee has reported legislation to repeal the tax on feminine hygiene products, otherwise known as a “tampon tax.” Sens. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) and Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) have sponsored and advocated for this legislation in the state Senate since… Read More
October 15, 2021 Hello Neighbors, I hope you’ve been able to enjoy the beauty of fall in Michigan, and especially in our district, as the leaves change color, and the weather is more amenable to outdoor activities. In this issue,… Read More
LANSING, Mich. (Oct. 6, 2021) — Today, Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), with support from Attorney General Dana Nessel, introduced a two-bill package to help victims of PFAS contamination seek justice and to better hold corporate polluters accountable for leaking dangerous chemicals into the environment.The first bill, … Read More
October 1, 2021 Hello Neighbors, Last week, the Legislature passed the Fiscal Year 2022 state budget, making historic investments in the areas Michiganders care about most and the issues we’ve been fighting for. In this week’s issue, I will highlight some of the details… Read More
LANSING, Mich. (Sept. 21, 2021) — Today, Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget by the Michigan Senate:“This budget reflects investments in equity, access to health care and valuing those who care for others. It has… Read More
Dear Neighbor, As we begin fall and a season of reflection, I want to take a moment to update you on some work my staff and I have been doing on behalf of our community at the State Capitol. We have worked hard to deliver… Read More
August 6, 2021 Hello Neighbors, Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases resulting from the Delta variant, the CDC has updated their COVID-19 guidelines for vaccinated individuals. Individuals who are fully vaccinated should wear a mask indoors if in an area of substantial or… Read More
Friends, The start of the new school year brings with it a range of emotions, including hope that this school will be better than the last, anxiety about staying healthy and safe, and excitement about what’s to come. There is no doubt that the previous… Read More
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