Several local elected officials who are also part of the Progressive Women’s Caucus are coming to Scio Township in order to hear stories from local women about their concerns and what they’re going through as affected by decisions that come down from Lansing and Washington.
Local Michigan House Rep. Donna Lasinski and Senator Rebekah Warren will be accompanied by U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, House Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig, and State Representative Stephanie Chang, who is also the Progressive Women’s Caucus Chairwoman.
Given recent downward pressure on women’s rights, particularly from Washington politicians and the Trump administration, these women participants in Michigan politics, who themselves are part of a demographic in the state legislature that is dwindling, are coming to gain a better understand of what women in Laskinski’s and Warren’s districts are facing and how they’re feeling, so constituent stories can be taken back to the state and federal capitols in hopes of fostering a better understand of how policy affects the lives of real women.
The stop in Scio is part of a statewide tour by the women’s caucus, during which those in attendance will also be advised on how they can directly participate to push back in the other direction against those efforts that they might perceive as curtailing their freedoms as they pertain to their gender.
The town hall details are as follows:
Women’s Issues Town Hall
Wednesday, August 16th
Scio Township Hall Board Room
827 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor,
Hosts: State Senator Rebekah Warren, State Rep. Donna Lasinski
Special guests: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, House Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig and State Representative Stephanie Chang
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