Friends, This week, the Legislature was again hit by COVID-19 when one of my colleagues, Sen. Tom Barrett, tested positive for the coronavirus. As many of you know, he recently joined me for a district exchange. I’m grateful to all of you who reached out… Read More
Friends, Detroit is — and always will be — home. I believe the people make this city great — the neighbors asking how you’re doing, the friends who know the best spot to eat at any given time and day, and the movements that begin… Read More
Friends, There are primaries coming up in Michigan on August 4, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has a website that has all the information you need. There, you can learn about registering to vote, primary candidates, safe voting, election security, and so much more. Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Adam Hollier (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement after President Donald Trump today signed a memorandum to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 Census and in congressional districts during the 2021 apportionment process. “First and foremost, I’d like to reassure the… Read More
Friends, This week, University of Michigan and Michigan State basketball coaches teamed up to urge Michiganders to #MaskUpMichigan. In a press conference, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, along with MSU basketball coaches Tom Izzo and Suzy Merchant, and University of Michigan women’s… Read More
LANSING – Sen. Adam Hollier (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-144, which extends water shut off protections through the end of the year for hand washing and sanitation purposes during the COVID-19 pandemic: “Black and Brown families in Southeast Michigan have struggled the most because of this… Read More
Friends, Happy Fourth of July. This Saturday is about celebrating our nation’s Independence and I hope you celebrate responsibly. The only thing we want to see exploding right now is fireworks, not the number of positive COVID-19 infections. This year, the most important holiday items… Read More
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
Friends, This pandemic isn’t over. COVID-19 isn’t gone. We’ve had more than 124,000 deaths in the U.S., with nearly 6,000 in Michigan alone. California, Texas and Florida have recently set records for new coronavirus cases in a day. The bottom line: We still have a long… Read More
Friends, The COVID-19 pandemic has always been about race. In Michigan, 40% of the people who have died from COVID-19 were African American — yet we only make up 13% of the state’s population. Southeast Michigan took the brunt of the virus, and we are… Read More
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