Senate Democrats Introduce Housing Justice Bills

// on Tue, Sep 22 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit), Marshall Bullock (D-Detroit) andJeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) today introduced a five-bill package to deliver housing justice to people faced with increasing rent and eviction notices, and relief that is particularly needed by seniors and those with disabilities. “The COVID-19 pandemic has… Read More

Senator Chang on state sending $3M to Detroit for flooding issues

// on Wed, Sep 2 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement after the Michigan Senate today passed Senate Bill 745, which provides $3 million for flood efforts in the city of Detroit: “The funding provided today by the Legislature will go a long way towards… Read More

Senator Chang Responds to Hate Fliers Circulating in Trenton

// on Fri, Aug 21 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement regarding hate fliers being found near the vehicles of two biracial couples in Trenton: “I am appalled that this type of hate and intimidation would be happening in our communities. Our words and our actions… Read More


// on Fri, Jul 17 2020 / Newsletter

Dear Neighbor,This year, an incredibly important election will take place and I want you to have the information you need to be prepared. We don’t know what the future holds or how this election will look as we continue to navigate our way through challenging… Read More

Sen. Chang, Rep. Hoadley Seek to Prohibit Health Care Discrimination

// on Thu, Jun 25 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) today introduced legislation that would prevent health care providers from discriminating against, and not providing treatment to, any person based on a variety of factors — including disability or perception of quality of life — in a… Read More

Senator Chang, Police Agencies, Community Groups Announce National Police Transparency Collaborative

// on Wed, Jun 17 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) was joined by Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, Rep. Jason Wentworth (R-Clare), officials from law enforcement agencies, and community group leaders to announce Michigan’s Law Enforcement Transparency Collaborative, or LET-C, which will annually release Michigan-specific police use-of-force data collected by the Federal Bureau… Read More

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

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