Hello Neighbors, The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to end the constitutional right to abortion. This outcome is as dangerous as it is unprecedented, and it will open the floodgates for states across the country to ban abortion. Here in Michigan, the overturning of Roe v. Read More
Hello Neighbors, The tragedy of Patrick Lyoya’s death is weighing heavily on our whole community. I have spoken to so many of you and witnessed your expressions of grief, fear, anger, and your demands for change. This week, I took your… Read More
Hello Neighbors, Last week, the state legislature passed a bipartisan agreement to invest billions of dollars from federal pandemic relief money and some state funds into Michigan’s future. I was excited to support this legislation, as some of that money will be headed… Read More
Hello Neighbors, The stigma of a housing court record makes it virtually impossible for families recovering from a crisis, survivors of violent crimes, and people exploited by negligent or abusive landlords to find safe and affordable housing again. That’s why I’ve… Read More
Hello Neighbors, Last week, I announced an important new package of bills aimed at addressing the rising costs of prescription medications. These high costs have had a major impact on many Michigan seniors and others who rely on medication to stay… Read More
January 20, 2022 Hello Neighbors, This Monday, I virtually attended a great event for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, hosted by Davenport University, Grand Valley State University, and Grand Rapids Community College. I had the privilege of hearing from Cheryl… Read More
January 7, 2022 Hello Neighbors, Happy New Year from my family to yours! In Michigan, the options for outdoor recreation are endless no matter where you may live and perhaps you’ve made a resolution to get outside more this year. Read More
December 10, 2021 Hello Neighbors, This holiday season looks much different from last year. With the widespread availability of effective vaccines, testing, and what we know about the protection wearing a mask affords us, we are all better equipped to… Read More
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
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
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