Democratic legislators introduce bills to address dangerous dock collapses

// on Tue, Jun 2 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills), and Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) introduced legislation to protect major waterways and public health. The legislation would ensure statewide risk assessments would be conducted and a public database of findings be made available regarding contaminated properties along major… Read More

Senate Dems introduce legislation to protect residents from foreclosures and evictions during emergencies

// on Tue, May 19 2020 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D–Detroit), Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), and Sen. Adam Hollier (D–Detroit) introduced legislation last week to protect Michigan residents from foreclosures and evictions during state emergencies. The purpose of their proposed bill package is to create an Emergency Rental Relief Act,… Read More

Democrats Introduce Bills to Protect Workers during Re-engagement

// on Tue, May 19 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Winnie Brinks(D-Grand Rapids) and Sean McCann (D-Kalamazoo) today introduced a bill package to protect workers and public health as Michigan begins to re-engage the economy. Identical bills have been introduced in the House by Democratic Representatives. “Many workers are afraid to… Read More

Bills introduced to prevent foreclosures and evictions, protect residents during emergencies

// on Tue, May 12 2020 / Press release

LANSING – Today, Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) introduced legislation that would create the Emergency Rental Relief Act and that would prohibit foreclosures and evictions in the event of a public health emergency, epidemic, pandemic, or natural disaster. “As the people of Michigan continue to… Read More

Senate Democrats Offer Recommendations to Re-Engage Michigan

// on Fri, Apr 24 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Today, Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) released their recommendations after being unable to reach consensus on the bipartisan Senate Safe Behaviors for Safe Workplaces workgroup. “Every worker needs workplace protections to ensure they can do their jobs safely and without unnecessarily risking their… Read More

Safe Behavior for Safe Workplaces work group receives over 3,000 public submissions

// on Fri, Apr 17 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ken Horn and Sen. Jeremy Moss said the bipartisan “Safe Behavior for Safe Workplaces” work group is continuing progress on recommendations on how best to reopen Michigan for work and has received over 3,000 submissions from residents on its website. “Michiganders have made tough… Read More

Michigan Chinese American Coalition donates face masks to help protect frontline hospital workers as COVID-19 spreads

// on Mon, Apr 6 2020 / Press release

DETROIT, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and the Michigan Chinese American Coalition (MCAC) have donated 12,000 face masks to community health care clinics, nursing homes, police stations and senior resident buildings in Detroit. They are also working with Detroit-area legislators to get more face masks distributed… Read More

AG Nessel, Legislators Call for Respect of Asian Americans

// on Thu, Mar 26 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Today, Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) was joined by Attorney General Dana Nessel, Rep. Padma Kuppa (D-Troy) and Asian American groups across the state in calling for respectful dialogue toward Asian Americans and advising against behaviors that could qualify as hate crimes. “The murder of Vincent Chin still… Read More

Elected Officials Urge Cleveland Cliffs/AK Steel to Protect Worker Health and Safety During COVID-19

// on Wed, Mar 25 2020 / Press release

Elected Officials Urge Cleveland Cliffs/AK Steel to Protect Worker Health and Safety During COVID-19 DEARBORN, MI – After receiving several complaints from workers at the AK Steel plant in Dearborn, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), State Representative Abdullah Hammoud (HD-15), Senator Stephanie Chang (SD-01),… Read More

Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

// on Mon, Mar 23 2020 / Press release

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. For at least the next three weeks, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and… Read More

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