Representative Cynthia R Neeley

Representative Cynthia R Neeley I am a proud Flint resident and honored to be the Democratic State Representative from Flint.

09/15/2021
09/04/2021

A number of federal unemployment programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) are ending on September 4th. Even if you have weeks remaining on a PUA or PEUC claim, weeks after September 4th will not be paid.

Weeks prior to September 4th that are pending review, protest, non-monetary issues etc. can still be paid once those issues are resolved.

Claimants should certify as usual for the week ending September 4th. More information is provided below from The Department Of Labor and Economic Opportunity:

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Federal Benefits Update
FEDERAL BENEFIT PROGRAMS
Updated August 24, 2021

FEDERAL PROGRAMS THAT EXPANDED UNEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS ARE EXPIRING
Federal programs that expanded and extended unemployment benefits are expiring.

The week ending Sept. 4, 2021 is the last payable week of benefits from these programs that were established with the Coronairus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and continued under the American Rescue Plan Act:

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance(PUA): for the self-employed, freelancers, independent contractors and others who don't qualify for regular unemployment benefits.
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC): Extends benefits after you run out of regular unemployment benefits.
Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC): The extra $300 a week for all eligible claimants.
Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC): Provides an additional $100 per week to certain claimants who have earned at least $5,000 in net self-employment income.
If you have eligible weeks prior to Sept. 4:

If we find that you are eligible, we will continue to process and pay benefits for weeks you claimed through the week ending Sept. 4. Your certification for the week ending Sept. 4 will be due after that date, however, you will still be able to certify for that week on your regularly scheduled certification day and time.
If you are currently receiving PEUC benefits:

You may be eligible for a regular unemployment claim. Login to your MiWAM account and follow the link under "Account Alerts" to reopen/file a claim.
If you have a claim pending in adjudication or appeal after Sept. 4:

If you have an open issue that has not been resolved, or an open protest or appeal that has not been addressed, those issues will continue to be worked after Sept. 4. If resolved in your favor and you are entitled to payment, benefits payable on the federal programs will be paid for any eligible weeks ending through Sept. 4.
WHAT TO DO NOW
Keep filing your certifications

Through Sept. 4, keep filing for weeks that you want to receive benefits. If your normal certification is after Sept. 4, to be paid for that week you need to certify on your regularly scheduled day and time.
Watch for - and respond to - future messages

If you are affected by the end of the Federal pandemic programs, we will send you information in your MiWAM account or by mail. Respond to any of our requests for information. Even if you have stopped claiming benefits or found a job, we might still need to contact you. If there are additional changes to your account, you'll receive a notice with information about how you can meet the deadline to protest or make an appeal. Continue to check your account for the next year to assure no new claims have been filed in your name. If you suspect fraud, report the fraud or identity theft through your MiWAM account. Links can be found on the MiWAM homepage. Or you can call the fraud hotline at 866-500-0017.
Don't throw away your new debit card

By August 25, 2021, you will receive a new debit card from U.S. Bank. This replaces the Bank of America card that you have been using. After Aug. 25 any new money you receive will be posted to the U.S. Bank debit card. You have until November 30, 2021 to access the money that has been posted to your Bank of America card.
GET HELP WITH YOUR JOB SEARCH
There are numerous programs and resources available to support you and your next steps. Start your job search on Pure Michigan Talent Connect by visiting MITalent.org. This free resource will help you search through the more than 90,000 jobs currently available in Michigan. Additionally, access services such as career exploration, resume assistance, interview skills, classroom and on-the-job-training, virtual and in-person job fairs and more though your local Michigan Works! service center. Call 800-285-WORKS or visit michiganworks.org.

MORE ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' MiBridges system allows claimants to apply for healthcare coverage, food and cash assistance and more. MiBridges also lists and refers you to state and local resources you may qualify for. Visit Michigan.gov/MiBridges to get started.

PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (PUA)
Extended to Sept. 4, 2021

PUA is a temporary federal program that provides unemployment benefits to individuals who do not qualify for regular unemployment insurance (UI), including individuals who are self-employed or independent contractors, or have limited work history. To be eligible for PUA, your reason for no longer working must fall within one of the COVID-19 scenarios.

More PUA Information

PANDEMIC EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION (PEUC)
Extended to Sept. 4, 2021

PEUC provides an extension of benefits to claimants who have exhausted all rights to regular unemployment benefits.

Once a worker has exhausted their state UI benefits, they will be notified to apply for PEUC.

More PEUC Information

PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
Extended to Sept. 4, 2021

Provides all eligible unemployment recipients with an additional $300 per week.

MIXED EARNERS UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
Extended to Sept. 4, 2021

Provides an additional $100 per week to claimants who have earned at least $5,000 in net self-employment income.

More information about MEUC

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08/31/2021

First Family Leaning Center named after an African American Women in our Area. Introducing the Lenore Croudy Family Learning Center.

‘It’s a wonderful gift to be able to give someone’State Rep. Cynthia Neeley, a kidney donor, advocates for organ, tissue...
08/23/2021
Organ and Tissue Donation Program | Gift of Life Michigan

‘It’s a wonderful gift to be able to give someone’

State Rep. Cynthia Neeley, a kidney donor, advocates for organ, tissue donation





Flint, MI – State Rep. Cynthia Neeley wants everyone to know something about organ donation: it’s not as difficult as you might think.

Neeley, who was elected to serve the 34th district last year after her husband, Sheldon, was elected as the mayor of Flint, knows first-hand: she donated a kidney to her younger sister, Debra, about 10 years ago.

“It’s a wonderful gift to be able to give someone. It didn’t affect me at all,” said Neeley, 52, who serves on the House Health Policy Committee. “I’m still living a healthy life. My sister is still here. I’m just so happy about it.”

Her sister had always been healthy and active, but suddenly found herself in ailing health. High Blood Pressure was partially to blame. When her caregivers told Debra she’d need a new kidney, she was reluctant to ask family – and particularly reluctant to accept help from her older sister.

“She was not a great fan of me being a kidney donor for her,” Neeley said. “She went around me and tried to find anybody else within the family – or outside the family – that would donate. “

She insisted on being tested, however, just in case. The pair turned out to be a 99.9 percent match.

“You don’t usually get that, even with twins,” Neeley said. “I told her it was meant to be.”

Debra relented and the rest is history. Both are happy, healthy and active. Neeley said she wants to reach out to minority populations, who are somewhat skeptical of organ donation as well as the health care system in general, and let them know there is little to fear.

“It’s not as difficult as you think. Yes, we have two kidneys, but we don’t necessarily need two kidneys to continue with life,” she said. “I haven’t had one issue since I donated that kidney 10 years ago. You can have a regular life after donating a kidney.”

Minorities remain an important group to reach. More than half the men, women and children waiting for a life-saving organ transplant are people of color, yet people in multi-cultural communities are more reluctant to sign up as donors. There are more than 100,000 people waiting for a new life-saving organ in the U.S. and more than 60% of them represent racial and ethnic minorities. In Michigan, there are about 2,500 people waiting for a new organ; of those about half are of African American, Latinx or Arab American descent.

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month, which seeks to change those statistics by promoting the need for multicultural people to sign up on the Organ donor Registry, educating the public about the benefits of donation and celebrating the stories of donors, donor families and transplant recipients.

Neeley was a registered donor since she was young and said she encourages everyone to sign up on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.

“I wouldn’t change a thing,” she said. “If I could do it over again, I would definitely do it again. I think it’s important that we do that for each other.”

For more, or to sign up on the Donor Registry, visit golm.org.





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About Gift of Life Michigan

Founded in 1971, Gift of Life Michigan is a federally designated organ procurement organization that serves the state of Michigan as the intermediary between donors, their families and hospital staff. In collaboration with Eversight, Gift of Life provides all services necessary for organ, eye and tissue donation. For more information, or to sign up on the Donor Registry, visit www.golm.org or call 866.500.5801 .

We strive to increase public and professional participation in organ and tissue donation to improve and extend the lives of Michigan citizens.

Let's all stand together
08/19/2021

Let's all stand together

Let's all stand together

07/06/2021

Bipartisan Legislation Press Release for HB5027 HB5028 HB5029 HB5030

07/06/2021

BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION NEEDED TO PENALIZE AND REDUCE DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS

Citing the number of drive-by shootings in Flint in the past few months, State Representatives Cynthia Neeley (D-Flint), Graham Filler (R-DeWitt), Mike Mueller (R-Linden) and Stephanie A. Young (D-Detroit) today held a press conference at Flint City Hall to discuss their legislation to increase penalties on drive-by shootings.
“These cowardly, heinous actions must end,” state Representative Cynthia Neeley said. “Drive-by shooters are intentionally targeting family members and numerous children have been shot and murdered in my community and throughout Michigan.”
The idea for the legislation came from a Flint family who had a child shot in a drive-by. Representative Neeley met with the family and worked with them to create legislation that would toughen penalties for drive-by shootings.
“While there has been bi-partisan support to move towards reducing numerous criminal penalties, drive-by shootings are violent actions that destroy families and harm neighborhoods,” said State Representative Filler. “Anyone who willingly puts an entire family in danger should face the consequences.”
Most drive-by shootings are retaliation against an individual and the shooter is targeting the family. The four-bill package would simply increase penalties for anyone shooting into a building or vehicle. Already this year, numerous children in Flint have been shot and three have been killed by drive by shootings.
“Shooting up a house endangers an entire family—these are conscience acts by people who must be stopped,” said Representative Mike Mueller (R-Linden). “These are not spur-of-the-moment actions, these are planned acts of violence that intentionally target innocent people, and that is why I’m sponsoring this bill.”
The legislation has the support of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. The bills were introduced Wednesday, June 16 and sent to the House Judiciary Committee. They are:
· HB 5027; introduced by Rep. Neeley;
· HB 5028; introduced by Rep. Filler;
· HB 5029; introduced by Rep. Mueller; and
· HB 5030; introduced by Rep. Young.
“My goal with this legislation is to have it serve as a deterrent and warning to any would-be shooters,” said Representative Stephanie A. Young (D-Detroit). “The recent death of a two-year old possibly could have been prevented if this package of bills were law already. It’s time to put an end to drive-by shootings and get the violent perpetrators off our streets to make our communities safer.

07/02/2021
07/02/2021

Having a great time at the Flint Water Festival

06/22/2021

BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO PENALIZE AND REDUCE DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS

LANSING—Citing the number of drive-by shootings in Flint in the past few months State Representatives Cynthia Neeley (D-Flint), Graham Filler (R-DeWitt), Mike Mueller (R-Linden) and Stephanie A. Young (D-Detroit) introduced legislation to increase penalties on drive-by shootings.
“These cowardly, heinous actions must end,” state Representative Cynthia Neeley said. “Drive-by shooters are intentionally targeting family members and numerous children have been shot and murdered in my community and throughout Michigan.”
The idea for the legislation came from a Flint family who had a child shot in a drive-by. Representative Neeley met with the family and worked with them to create legislation that would toughen penalties for drive-by shootings.
“While there has been bi-partisan support to move towards reducing numerous criminal penalties, drive-by shootings are violent actions that destroy families and harm neighborhoods,” said State Representative Filler. “Anyone who willingly puts an entire family in danger should face the consequences.”
Most drive-by shootings are retaliation against an individual and the shooter is targeting the family. The four-bill package would simply increase penalties for anyone shooting into a building or vehicle. Already this year, numerous children in Flint have been shot and three have been killed by drive by shootings.
“Shooting up a house endangers an entire family—these are conscience acts by people who must be stopped,” said Representative Mike Mueller (R-Linden). “These are not spur-of-the-moment actions, these are planned acts of violence that intentionally target innocent people, and that is why I’m sponsoring this bill.”

The legislation has the support of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. The bills were introduced Wednesday, June 16 and sent to the House Judiciary Committee. They are:
HB 5027; introduced by Rep. Neeley;
HB 5028; introduced by Rep. Filler;
HB 5029; introduced by Rep. Mueller; and
HB 5030; introduced by Rep. Young.
“My goal with this legislation is to have it serve as a deterrent and warning to any would-be shooters,” said Representative Stephanie A. Young (D-Detroit). “The recent death of a two-year old possibly could have been prevented if this package of bills were law already. It’s time to put an end to drive-by shootings and get the violent perpetrators off our streets to make our communities safer.”

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On this special day we honor and pay tribute to our heros who have kept us safe from harm.
05/31/2021
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On this special day we honor and pay tribute to our heros who have kept us safe from harm.

NOW OPEN: AG Nessel announces first Genesee County Expungement Event on June 2nd https://www.newsbreakapp.com/n/0Zfb9fRF...
05/10/2021
NOW OPEN: AG Nessel announces first Genesee County Expungement Event on June 2nd

NOW OPEN: AG Nessel announces first Genesee County Expungement Event on June 2nd https://www.newsbreakapp.com/n/0Zfb9fRF?s=a4&pd=03tgBAm1

(GENESEE COUNTY, Mich.) – Today, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the Genesee County Expungement Event this summer, the first in a series of Department of Attorney General Expungement Fairs. The event will help assist eligible individuals in obtaining expungements for misdemeanor ma*****na c...

Thank you Governor Whitmer for visiting our first vaccine location, Shiloh MB Church here in the city of Flint today. It...
04/22/2021

Thank you Governor Whitmer for visiting our first vaccine location, Shiloh MB Church here in the city of Flint today. It's important we continue to mask up, get vaccinated, social distance, and stay safe.

Thank you Governor Whitmer for visiting our first vaccine location, Shiloh MB Church here in the city of Flint today. It's important we continue to mask up, get vaccinated, social distance, and stay safe.

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How can we get a “No patient left alone” bill here in Michigan like they have in other states? It’s been almost 1 year since we have been allowed in to visit our loved ones in assisted Living and nursing homes, and sometimes ER and the hospital. They need our support and they can’t get that through a window or phone call visit. My dad needs to hold my moms hand 💗 Please help.
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State Representative Cynthia Neeley got it done today!!!! Leading by Example!