Bicameral Bills Introduced Call for Racial Impact Analysis of Legislation

// on Wed, May 18 2022 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (May 18, 2022) — Today, Sens. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), and Reps. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) and Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti), introduced bills requiring the legislature’s fiscal agencies to include impact studies on criminal law or sentencing guideline legislation as part of their bill analyses.The legislation, Senate Bills 1048… Read More


Senate Democrats on Support of Police Improvement, Accountability Bills

// on Mon, May 16 2022 / Press Statement

LANSING, Mich. (May 16, 2022) — Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), along with Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), issued the following statement in support of police improvement and accountability bills moving through the Michigan Legislature. Senate Bills 473-484 were introduced to address issues that… Read More


New Poll Renews Push for Bipartisan Police Reform Bills

// on Thu, May 12 2022 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (May 12, 2022) — Today, Campaign Zero released their Michigan poll results on police accountability, transparency, and use of force changes. The polling shows overwhelming support for a bipartisan bill package on police improvement measures.The bill package, Senate Bills 473-484,… Read More


AAPI Heritage Month event tomorrow & District 1 Updates

// on Thu, May 5 2022 /

Friends, My staff and I have been busy these past weeks, monitoring the budget process, continuing our work on legislation about whip-it nitrous oxide abuse, Michigan’s ports, and making it easier for residents who are appealing an issue to… Read More


Sen. Chang Statement on Theis Fundraising Email

// on Mon, Apr 18 2022 / Press Statement

LANSING, Mich. (April 18, 2022) — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement regarding a fundraising email sent by Republican Sen. Lana Theis (R-Brighton) that used untrue and disrespectful language regarding her fellow senators:“I am appalled by the inappropriate insults and accusations coming… Read More


[YOU'RE INVITED] Town Hall on Flooding

// on Fri, Apr 15 2022 / Email

Friends, I am hosting an in-person, outdoor town hall on Thursday, April 21 to share resources regarding the flooding events from last summer.   Join me, Rep. Joe Tate (D-Detroit), and City Councilmember LaTisha Johnson, along… Read More


Sen. Chang on Introduction of Resolution to Censure Sen. Bizon

// on Thu, Apr 14 2022 / Press Statement

LANSING, Mich. (April 14, 2022) — Today, Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) issued the following statement about Senate Resolution 127, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), to censure Sen. John Bizon (R-Battle Creek) after he was convicted on assault and battery charges in March:“It… Read More


Senator Stephanie Chang on Healthcare

// on Mon, Apr 11 2022 / Newsletter

Dear Neighbors,I hope this newsletter finds you safe and healthy as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, it’s evident that health care is a fundamental issue in Detroit, Downriver, and across the state of Michigan.I’ve compiled this newsletter with information… Read More


Senate District 1 Updates

// on Tue, Mar 29 2022 / Email

Friends, It has been a whirlwind of activity since my last update. The legislature recently passed a $4.8 billion supplemental funding bill that invests more than $1 billion in clean water and infrastructure and provides millions more to… Read More


Democrats Introduce Legislation to Help Victims of Catastrophic Auto Accidents

// on Fri, Mar 4 2022 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (March 4, 2022) — Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), and Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) introduced legislation yesterday to help address some of the immediate and necessary needs of Michigan residents who survived catastrophic auto accidents.If passed and signed into law, Senate Bills 945-947 would give family units… Read More

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