Geiss joins colleagues to reintroduce sexual assault prevention bills

// on Fri, Mar 15 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) has issued the following statement on a bipartisan package of legislation that’s been introduced in both the state House and Senate to combat sexual assault in Michigan, especially at our state’s educational institutions. “This legislation sends a critical message to… Read More

Sen. Geiss praises governor’s funding for debt-free college

// on Tue, Mar 5 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) has issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal, which includes funding for the MI Opportunity and Michigan Reconnect programs to help ease the cost of post-secondary education. “I applaud Gov. Whitmer for creating a… Read More

House, Senate Dems Back Gun Safety Legislation to Protect Communities

// on Thu, Feb 28 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — A coalition of Michigan House and Senate Democrats announced legislation at a press conference today that would create extreme risk protection orders, or ERPOs, as a critical first step toward curbing gun violence in the state. House Bills 4283-4285 and Senate Bills… 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

Sen. Geiss on Senate vote against Whitmer environmental executive order

// on Thu, Feb 14 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Erika Geiss (D–Taylor) today released the following statement after the Michigan Senate voted along party lines to approve House Concurrent Resolution 1 without amendment, striking down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2019-02, that would restructure the… Read More

Sen. Geiss on Gov. Whitmer’s plan to fix broken education system

// on Tue, Feb 12 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – State 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 fixing our broken education system so Michigan can succeed economically. “Michigan will never be truly competitive in this… 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.… Read More

Sen. Geiss sets clear agenda for district in 100th Legislature

// on Wed, Jan 9 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Erika Geiss (D–Taylor) took the oath of office today to serve the citizens of Michigan’s 6th Senate District. “It is a tremendous honor to be entrusted to serve the people of the 6th Senate District and I’m ready to get to… Read More

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