Senate approves Schuitmakers resolution declaring Feb. 3 ‘Go Red for Women Day’

LANSING —The Michigan Senate approved a resolution Thursday to recognize Feb. 3 as “Go Red for Women Day” in Michigan, said Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, sponsor of Senate Resolution 4.

“It is important to educate women all across Michigan about the serious danger of heart disease,” said Schuitmaker, R-Antwerp Township. “Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and research has shown that 80 percent of women’s cardiac events could have been prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts and were aware of the symptoms of a heart attack.”

Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of 460,000 women a year, and only one out of three women can properly identify the symptoms of a heart attack.

All Michigan residents are encouraged to wear red on Thursday, Feb. 3 in recognition of family, friends and neighbors who have suffered from heart disease and as a show of support for the fight against the disease.

“It is my wish that Go Red for Women Day helps raise awareness of this devastating disease,” Schuitmaker said. “By increasing awareness of the risk factors and taking actions to reduce them, we can help save thousands of lives each year. I plan to Go Red for Women on February 3 and I hope you join me.”

First started in 2004 by the American Heart Association, Go Red for Women Day is celebrated across the country to raise awareness of heart disease and prevention. 

Media Advisory: Sen. Schuitmaker available following the 2011 State of the State address

Who: State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Antwerp Township.
What: Reaction and comments following the governor’s State of the State address.
When: The address is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.

Where: House of Representatives
State Capitol

Briefing: Schuitmaker will be available for comment following the State of the State address. Please call Schuitmaker’s office at 1-866-305-2120 prior to 5 p.m. on Jan. 19 to schedule an interview time with the senator.

Audio remarks will be available for broadcast from the Senate Majority Audiowire on the Web at:

Schuitmaker sworn in as senator for 20th Senate District

Jan. 12, 2011 — State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Antwerp Township, is administered the oath of office by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. Standing with Schuitmaker is her husband, Steve Mucci. Other family members in attendance include her son Jordan and daughter Savina Mucci; and her parents, Harold and Zoe Schuitmaker. Michigan senators were sworn in on the first session day of the 96th Legislature.


Schuitmakers Senate offices open, ready for business

LANSING — State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker announced today that her Lansing and district offices are open and ready to meet the needs of 20th Senate District constituents.

“I encourage everyone to contact my office with their thoughts on state issues,” said Schuitmaker, R-Antwerp Township. “I look forward to hearing from concerned individuals and serving them in public office.”

An e-mail address and toll-free number have been established to add convenience for district residents. The e-mail address is and the toll-free number is 866-305-2120.

The Capitol office phone number is (517) 373-0793 and the mailing address is P. O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI, 48909.

Schuitmaker’s office is located in Room 405 of the Farnum Building at 125 W. Allegan St. in Lansing, across from the Michigan Capitol.

“The door to both my district office and Senate office in Lansing are open to constituents that need assistance,” said Schuitmaker.

The lawmaker is also scheduling office hours in the district where residents can meet directly with her. The district office is located in downtown Kalamazoo at 157 S. Kalamazoo Mall Ste. 170. The phone number is (269) 226-0124.

The 20th Senate District includes Kalamazoo County as well as an eastern portion of Van Buren County.