The Honorable Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
State of Michigan
RACISM: PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS IN BIPOC*COMMUNITIES
November 16, 2020
Debbie Stabenow made history in 2000 when she became the first woman from Michigan elected to the United States Senate. Today she is a powerful, effective voice for equality, economic opportunity, and social justice.
Senator Stabenow is a national leader in the effort to make sure people have quality health care, including mental health and addiction treatment and affordable prescription drugs. In April, she authored a report on how COVID-19 has amplified racial disparities in health care. During the debate over health care reform, she made sure that women’s health needs, like maternity care, are covered as essential services in the ACA.
Senator Stabenow is a forceful advocate on behalf of civil rights, sponsoring legislation against hate crimes and racial profiling, and championing the Justice in Policing Act. She’s sponsoring the Economic Justice Act, and as Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, she is the leader in protecting and strengthening food assistance and child nutrition initiatives so that more families have access to healthy foods.
Senator Stabenow led the federal efforts to help the community of Flint respond to the lead crisis. She’s also one of our greatest champions in protecting our Great Lakes.