Proposed maps violate the Voting Rights Act and strip the rights of minority voters to elect representatives who reflect their community Lansing, MI- On Wednesday evening, Oct. 20, Michigan Department of Civil Rights Executive Director John E. Johnson, Jr. will speak before the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission and address violations of the Voting Rights Act of […]
LANSING, Mich. (Oct. 26, 2021) — Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), executive vice chair of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, today denounced the passage of legislation by the Senate Committee on Education and Career Readiness to restrict the way racism is taught in schools. Senate Bill 460, sponsored by Sen. Lana Theis (R-Brighton Township), is an attempt to […]
The 2022 state budget invests in: ️ Sickle cell treatment Mental health resources Education Ending public health disparities This budget helps build a more inclusive Michigan that supports all residents, and these funds will help ensure every community can thrive.
LANSING – The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) applauds yesterday’s jury verdicts that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. As a result, Mr. Chauvin, who pressed his knee into Mr. Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds […]
Sen. Chang’s floor statement on March 18, 2021 about her resolution, SR 30, condemning hate against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. These senseless acts of violence, discrimination, & harassment are driven by hate and white supremacy — they must stop. Sen. Hollier’s floor statement on March 18, 2021, in support of Sen. Chang’s resolution, […]
Supporting extremism like the kind we’ve experienced in Lansing is unacceptable. We stand against hate in all forms, and we call on all who value our democracy to join us. https://www.newsweek.com/michigan-front-line-gop-slide-towards-extremism-democrats-mike-shirkey-1569655
On February 18, 2021 the MLBC held a COVID-19 Vaccine Forum hosted by Sen. Bullock with special guests, Dr. Eadie and Dr. Khaldun.
LANSING – We at the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) applaud Governor Gretchen Whitmer for putting forth a thoughtful budget that addresses the needs of every community with an intentional view through a socially equitable lens by allocating $6.7 million in funds to the Sickle Cell Disease Initiative, which we have championed for decades. We […]
LANSING – “Governor Gretchen Whitmer last night proved in her State of the State address why she is the type of leader we need to shepherd our state through one of the most difficult periods in Michigan’s history,” said Senator Marshall Bullock, chair of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC). “Last year was challenging for […]
LANSING – Michigan State Senator Marshall Bullock II (D-Detroit) was elected today to chair the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) for the 2021-22 session. Sen. Bullock was elevated to chairperson in November 2019 following the election of former MLBC chairperson and State Representative Sheldon Neeley’s election as mayor of Flint, Michigan. Sen. Bullock served as […]