AAUW presents 2019 scholarship awards

// on Thu, Jun 13 2019 / Article

Local recipients of American Association of University Women Wyandotte-Downriver Branch scholarships for 2019 were provided with a special opportunity to meet U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell and State Senator Erika Geiss at the combined 28th AAUW Woman of the Year recognition and scholarship presentations celebration on… Read More


Local school districts awarded safety grants

// on Wed, May 29 2019 / Article

Students in the several local districts will be a bit safer thanks to the Michigan State Police. Troopers won’t be patrolling the school hallways or checking visitors at the doors, however. The new safety measures will be funded at district schools by financial grants from… Read More


Whitmer lends support to equal pay legislation

// on Thu, May 23 2019 / Article

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rallied supporters at an equal pay day event Wednesday, saying legislation must pass that bars private companies from asking women about prior salary. The move would enshrine one of the governor’s first executive directives that stops state departments from asking about pay history at… Read More


Lawmakers tour Woodhaven High School to get first-hand look at educational opportunities

// on Wed, Feb 27 2019 / Article

For the first time in at least the nine years that Matthew Czakjowski has been the principal at Woodhaven High School, no government official has visited the school to take a look at what it has to offer its students. That changed Friday. Lt. Gov. Read More


Political nonprofit group brings leadership workshop to Dearborn

// on Mon, Feb 25 2019 / Article

The nonprofit organization New American Leaders will host its “Ready to Lead” workshop at the Arab American Museum in Dearborn Friday through Sunday. The program assists first- and second-generation Americans who are interested in running for local or national office, according to a news release. Read More


Geiss, Women’s Caucus Work to Improve Family Leave

// on Tue, Feb 12 2019 / Article

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was introduced in 1993 by former U.S. Rep. William Ford (D-Taylor) and quickly signed by former President Bill Clinton as a means of recognizing the need for work-family balance. But even then, Ford acknowledged the law didn’t go far… Read More


Feb. 4 town hall offers opportunity to hold state, federal elected officials accountable

// on Thu, Jan 31 2019 / Article

Three elected officials will hold a town hall meeting in Taylor Feb. 4. U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, State Sen. Erika Geiss and State Rep. Alex Garza will “discuss issues that matter to the community and answer questions,” according to a press release. http://www.thenewsherald.com/news/feb-town-hall-offers-opportunity-to-hold-state-federal-elected/article_fd7e5b92-24e5-11e9-808e-53b7053f2db3.html… Read More


Michigan Republicans vote to weaken wage, sick leave initiatives

// on Thu, Dec 20 2018 / Article

Rep. Erika Geiss, a Democrat, said the legislation was unconstitutional and would effectively silence the voices of those who signed the petition. “What this House is about to do is indefensible,” Geiss said. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/12/04/minimum-wage-changes-could-worse-deal-than-2014-law/2200399002/… Read More

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