Gov. Rick Snyder: Michigan is a better place today because of Rep. Daisy Elliott's advocacy for equality

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

LANSING, Mich. -- Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement on the passing of former state Rep. Daisy Elliott, 98. Elliott also the co-author of the landmark Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and other important pieces of legislation during her nearly two decades of elective service. She also was a delegate to the Michigan Constitutional Convention of 1961-1962.

“Daisy Elliott dedicated her life to fighting for equality. She showed tremendous leadership during challenging times, tirelessly working to end discrimination. Rep. Elliott knew that Michigan would be a better place if all people were treated fairly. And because of her, we are a better place, even as we continue to discuss new ways to bring us together rather than keep us apart. That is a proud legacy.

“Her passionate advocacy continues today through the efforts of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, which was created because of her work on the Michigan constitution.

“Sue and I extend our condolences to Rep. Elliott’s family and friends.”