About Us

Our mission is captured in our slogan: Legislative power with purpose.

The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus is a coalition of 30 state legislators committed to ensuring that all citizens of our state have equal opportunities. The caucus includes members of both the state Senate and the state House of Representatives.

The Black Caucus serves as a partnership between residents and legislators. Our members believe that legislators and residents can affect the most change by working in tandem.

We sponsor events and programs around the state to make this partnership as productive as possible. The events allow legislators to share vital information and also serve as an opportunity for residents to express their opinions and concerns to the people who represent them.

We invite you to join us as we work toward a Michigan that grants all its citizens equal access, equal justice and equal opportunity.

Michigan Legislative Black Caucus:


Sen. Marshall Bullock II, (D-Detroit, 4th District),

Sen. Erika Geiss, (D-Taylor, 6th District),
Executive Vice Chairperson 

Rep. Sarah Anthony, (D-Lansing, 68th District),
1st Vice Chairperson 

Rep. Brenda Carter, (D-Pontiac, 29th District),
2nd Vice Chair

Rep. Amos O’Neal, (D-Saginaw, 95th District),

Rep. Felicia Brabec, (D-Pittsfield Township, 55th Dist),

Rep. Padma Kuppa, (D-Troy,  41st District),

Rep. Stephanie Young, (D-Detroit, 7th District),

Sen. Adam Hollier, (D-Detroit, 2nd District),


Sen. Stephanie Chang, (D-Detroit, 1st District)

Sen. Sylvia Santana, (D-Detroit, 3rd District)

Rep. Tenisha Yancey, (D-Detroit, 1st District)

Rep. Joseph A. Tate, (D-Detroit, 2nd District)

Rep. Shri Thanedar, (D-Detroit, 3rd District)

Rep. Abraham Aiyash, (D-Hamtramck, 4th District)

Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson, (D-Detroit, 5th District)

Rep. Tyrone Carter, (D-Detroit, 6th District)

Rep. Helena Scott, (D-Detroit, 7th District)

Rep. Karen Whittsett, (D-Detroit, 9th District)

Rep. Mary Cavanagh, (D-Redford, 10th District)

Rep. Jewell Jones, (D-Inkster, 11th District)

Rep.  Alex Garza, (D-Taylor, 12th District)

Rep. Ranjeev Puri, (D-Canton, 21st District)

Rep. Darrin Camilleri, (D-Brownstown Township, 23rd District)

Rep. Cynthia Neeley, (D-Flint, 34th District)

Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden, (D-Southfield, 35th District)

Rep. Mari Manoogian, (D-Birmingham, 40th District)

Rep. Yousef Rabhi, (D-Ann Arbor, 53rd District)

Rep. Ronnie Peterson, (D-Ypsilanti, 54th District)