Robert Wittenberg

COMMENTARY

Column: Here’s our new legislative partnership to fight racism and anti-Semitism 

BY: , , and - July 24, 2020

The murder of George Floyd has exposed what many who grow up facing discrimination already knew: This nation still has a long way to go to eradicate the stain of racism and hatred. The outrage in our state and around the country is palpable. But we don’t have the luxury of merely being angry. We must not wait […]

COMMENTARY

Julie Cassidy: We must build the will to end homelessness in Michigan

BY: - January 2, 2020

The most recent Ending Homelessness in Michigan annual report is out, and we cannot ignore the numbers as the state grapples with a housing affordability crisis. As we work to create an economy that ensures everyone has the safe home that we all need to thrive, we must learn from our successes in reducing homelessness […]

Bills you may have missed: Universal background checks, pet scams and plugging Nestlé water loophole

BY: - December 8, 2019

December is set to be a busy month in the Michigan Legislature, with a flurry of new bills being introduced and long-idle state budget negotiations finally gaining ground. Here is the Michigan Advance roundup of noteworthy recent legislation you may have missed. Expanding universal background checks On Thursday, six Democrats from both chambers introduced legislation […]

House Dem lawmakers push housing affordability bills

BY: - November 19, 2019

A pair of Democratic state House lawmakers have pending legislation to address housing affordability in Michigan.  State Reps. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) and Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods) view addressing housing discrimination policies as one path toward achieving greater affordability. Neither bill has been formally introduced because the Legislature is on a break for the remainder […]

Warren joins UAW workers in Detroit on ‘Solidarity Sunday’

BY: - September 22, 2019

As the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike extended into its seventh day, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined striking workers at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. More than 45,000 GM employees began striking on Sept. 15 and are fighting for higher wages and a path to permanent jobs for temporary employees. The strike is estimated […]