Geiss Introduces Legislation Protecting Pregnant Incarcerated Women

// on Thu, Mar 12 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Today, Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) was joined by prison reform advocates at a press conference to introduce legislation ensuring the humane treatment of pregnant individuals who are incarcerated, as well as legislation to create an advisory board. “Prison is an awful place for those who… Read More

Geiss on bill to require more elementary music, art education

// on Thu, Feb 27 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) issued the following statement about legislation she introduced today that would require music and art education be a regular part of the curriculum for K-5 students: “Music and art education have, time and again, proven to benefit students by enhancing and… Read More

Senator Geiss Recognizes FMLA Anniversary, Calls on Colleagues to Do More

// on Wed, Feb 5 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) today issued the following statement recognizing the 27th anniversary of the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act and reinforcing the need to do more to support working families: “The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was a groundbreaking start to recognizing… Read More

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bills to Legalize Ticket Resale

// on Thu, Jan 30 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Erika Geiss (D–Taylor) has issued the following statement on the passage of Senate Bills 384 and 385from the Senate Chamber today.  “I was proud to work with a bipartisan coalition to pass a bill package that is fundamentally about consumer protections. These bills ensure that… Read More

Geiss on Whitmer tackling Michigan health care disparities

// on Wed, Jan 29 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Erika Geiss (D–Taylor) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, during which she spoke about closing the gaps in health care disparities:   “Addressing health care disparities and their adverse impacts will always be a high priority for me. Black maternal death… Read More


// on Tue, Jan 7 2020 / Press release

WE’VE BEEN HEARD Y’ALL, WE’VE BEEN HEARD! (Yes, I’m yelling.) It’s because of YOU, because of US TOGETHER (along with many others in the state and country) who submitted comments back in the fall about blocked train crossings and ridiculous train lengths to the Federal… Read More

Geiss Bets on Win for Schools After Gaming Bills Pass Senate

// on Wed, Dec 11 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Erika Geiss (D–Taylor) issued the following statement after the Michigan Senate passed legislation to legalize sports betting and internet gaming in Michigan: “This session, we’ve worked with legislators on both sides of the aisle and the governor’s office to ensure the School Aid Fund… Read More

Legislators Announce Bills to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors

// on Wed, Oct 23 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) and Rep. Kara Hope (D-Holt), along with members of the state’s Progressive Women’s Caucus, today announced legislation that would help support domestic violence survivors as they try to flee abusive relationships and rebuild their lives.  “Michigan can be a… Read More

Geiss: Transportation, DHHS and Higher Ed Budgets Fall Short

// on Tue, Sep 24 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Erika Geiss (D–Taylor) today issued the following statement after the Michigan Legislature passed various Fiscal Year 2020 budgets: “Michigan is facing tremendous challenges. Unfortunately, the budgets passed today showed up 202 days late and countless dollars short of meeting the demands and needs of… Read More

Geiss welcomed JLWS Taylor Combined Team to Lansing

// on Wed, Aug 28 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Erika Geiss (D–Taylor) welcomed the Michigan District 5 Little League Juniors baseball team, also known as Taylor Combined, to the Senate floor today, where she presented them with a tribute in recognition of their recent accomplishments in the Junior League World Series.   “I am so proud… Read More

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