Democratic Senators Seek Action on Distribution of Federal Funds

// on Fri, Feb 5 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 4, 2021) — Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills), Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), and Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) have issued the following joint statement after the Michigan Senate went another day without discussions to distribute federal funds that would help deliver relief to residents during the COVID-19 pandemic: “Another… Read More

Senator Geiss introduces bills to halt false, race-based 911 calls

// on Thu, Jan 28 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 28, 2021) — Two bills introduced by Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) would make falsely reporting certain criminal incidents hate crimes and classify them as felonies. Senate Bill 62 would classify the false reporting of a crime or suspected crime — based solely on the… Read More

Senator Geiss on Governor Whitmer’s State of the State Address

// on Thu, Jan 28 2021 / Press release

TAYLOR (Jan. 27, 2021) — Sen. Erika Geiss (D–Taylor) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s third State of the State address that she gave this evening:   “I am excited to get to work with Governor Whitmer and get things done for Downriver and Western Wayne County residents and families. I applaud her for… Read More

Senate District 6 Dropbox Locations

// on Mon, Oct 26 2020 / Press release

November 3, 2020 General Election Dropbox Locations in Senate District 6. Please place ballots only for that jurisdiction in dropbox! Failure to place ballot in correct jurisdiction dropbox may result in ballot not being counted. City of BellevilleBelleville City Hall6 Main StreetBelleville, Michigan 48111Lobby Hours:M-F: 9:00… Read More

Senate Democrats Introduce Police Reform Bills

// on Thu, Oct 1 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Marshall Bullock(D-Detroit), and Jim Ananich (D-Flint) have introduced a bill package to reform policing in Michigan. The senators are continuing their conversations across the aisle to develop a bipartisan set of bills for later this year.The legislation would enhance and improve… Read More


// on Tue, Aug 4 2020 / Newsletter

Dear Neighbors:High auto insurance rates affect everyone in Michigan. Residents in Detroit pay some of the highest rates in the country, and residents in the surrounding communities also pay exorbitant rates.Last May, legislative Democrats and Republicans reached an agreement with the Governor to overhaul Michigan’s… Read More

Democrats Introduce Bills to Pause Standardized Testing

// on Wed, Jul 22 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia), Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Rosemary Bayer (D-Bloomfield Hills),Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Sean McCann (D-Kalamazoo), and Paul Wojno (D-Warren) today introduced a bill package to pause most standardized tests for the 2020-2021 school year.  Identical bills are expected to be introduced in the House by Democratic Representatives. “Our… Read More

Geiss introduces bill to establish African, Caribbean, and Diaspora Affairs Commission

// on Wed, Jul 22 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) has introduced a bill to establish the African, Caribbean, and Diaspora Affairs Commission and the Office of African, Caribbean, and Diaspora Affairs, both of which will be housed in the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.  Modeled after similar commissions and… Read More

Sen. Geiss Supports Directive by Gov. Whitmer on Implicit Bias Training

// on Mon, Jul 13 2020 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) has issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s issued Executive Directive 2020-7, which asks the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to require implicit bias training for health care professionals: “Every year during Black Maternal Health Week, I tell… Read More

Senate Democrats Expand Unemployment as Federal Benefits Expire

// on Thu, Jul 2 2020 / Press release

LANSING — The Senate Democratic Caucus has introduced a comprehensive plan to boost Michigan’s unemployment system to expand benefits for unemployed individuals starting July 25, 2020 — the last date of federal benefits for unemployment. Currently, unemployed Michiganders can access a more generous unemployment compensation… Read More

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