Stories tagged: "Brenda Lawrence"


American holiday Black Freedom (Jubilee, Cel-Liberation) Day concept. Juneteenth flag on white.
The Real End of Slavery Will Finally Be Celebrated as a Federal Holiday

Every single member of Michigan's Congressional delegation voted in favor of making Juneteenth National Independence Day a holiday.

The "Field of Flags" is pictured on the National Mall as the US Capitol Building is prepared for the inauguration ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. - President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office January 20, 2021.
‘History Being Made’: Michigan Reacts to the Biden-Harris Inauguration

A new chapter in American history began Wednesday, Jan. 20, and watching that new beginning brought Michiganders to tears.

In this June 2, 2008 photo, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence speaks in Troy, Mich. Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero is expected to pick Lawrence to be his running mate. A person close to the Bernero campaign told The Associated Press Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 that Lawrence has been selected. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
WATCH: Brenda Lawrence on COVID, Economic Recovery, and Education in Michigan’s 14th District

The Michigan leader is showing us all how to “keep going” with her decades’ long commitment to public service.

Stephanie Chang, Bridget Mary McCormack, Brenda Lawrence, Rashida Tlaib and Laurie Pohutsky.
Michigan’s Five Most Influential Progressive Women Who Will Shape 2021

Those women from Michigan continue to be decisive voices in policy both in Lansing and across the nation. Here are five leading ladies to watch next year.

In this June 2, 2008 photo, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence speaks in Troy, Mich. Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero is expected to pick Lawrence to be his running mate. A person close to the Bernero campaign told The Associated Press Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 that Lawrence has been selected. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Brenda Lawrence Projected to Win Michigan’s 14th District in US House Race

She will continue her work of championing civil workers’ rights, building a better economy for residents, and holding leaders accountable.

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) spoke to The 'Gander about experience, integrity, and one of America's oldest institutions.
After 30 Years Working for the Postal Service, Michigan Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Knows How to Fight for It

The Detroit native's district has lost five valuable sorting machines already, each capable of processing 37,000 pieces of mail an hour.

A common theme among participants was that the USPS is not for sale, and is to be protected by the public, for the public.
JUST IN: Dingell, Lawrence Call on Senate to Save the Postal Service

Two Michigan congresswomen led a call to action encouraging the Senate to take up legislation to protect the postal service. One of them is a former postal worker.