Michigan Daybook

Associated Press Michigan Daybook for Wednesday, Apr. 15.

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Wednesday, Apr. 15 12:00 PM Michigan Conservative Coalition host vehicle rally – Michigan Conservative Coalition host vehicle rally, calling for an end to gridlock and the restarting of the Michigan economy

Location: Michigan State Capitol, 100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: https://www.michiganconservativecoalition.com/

Contacts: Michigan Conservative Coalition, info@michiganconservativecoalition.com, 1 616 987 1124


Wednesday, Apr. 15 12:00 PM Senate Dems propose ‘roadmap to dramatically expand nationwide coronavirus testing capacity’ – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Minority Whip Dick Durbin, Assistant Minority Leader Patty Murray, and Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow discuss ‘the Trump administration’s failure to rapidly ramp up testing capacity for coronavirus (COVID-19)’ and the steps Democrats are pushing for to address it, and discuss a new policy white paper from Sen. Murray that ‘offers a roadmap to dramatically ramp up coronavirus testing capacity in the U.S.’ plus a new DPCC report from Sen. Stabenow that outlines ‘how the U.S. is lagging behind other countries in testing due to administration failures’, via press call with a public health expert

Weblinks: http://www.democrats.senate.gov, https://twitter.com/SenateDems

Contacts: Justin Goodman, Sen. Chuck Schumer press, Press@schumer.senate.gov

DIAL IN: To RSVP Email madeleine_russak@help.senate.gov 844-767-5679 Participant Code: 7165883


Wednesday, Apr. 15 2:00 PM Court hearing on TRO request to extend Michigan state ballot deadline – Court hearing on Republican Michigan 11th Congressional District candidate Eric Esshaki’s request for a temporary restraining order to force the state officials to extend the deadline for filing petition signatures to get on the ballot to challenge incumbent Democratic Rep. Haley Stevens * Esshaki argues Michigan’s failure to extend the 21 Apr deadline for 1,000 petition signatures would force him to violate the state’s stay-at-home orders resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic or forego running for office

Contacts: David Ashenfelter, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, David_Ashenfelter@mied.uscourts.gov, 1 313 234 5421, 1 313 269 1641

To register to attend the hearing on an AT&T telephone conference line, go to http://www.mied.uscourts.gov/index.cfm?pagefunction=RemoteTrialAccess. Click on the down arrow in the ‘please chose date’ box to select the hearing. After filling out and submitting the registration form, you will receive an email with instructions for dialing into the phone conference.


Wednesday, Apr. 15 5:30 PM Dem Rep. Debbie Dingell hosts a telephone town hall – Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell hosts a telephone town hall, with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel discussing her work to keep Michiganders safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as well as protecting consumers, and Beaumont Health COO Carolyn Wilson addressing coronavirus health issues in communities

Weblinks: http://debbiedingell.house.gov, https://twitter.com/RepDebDingell

Contacts: Maggie Rousseau, Rep. Debbie Dingell communications, Maggie@Mail.House.Gov

Members of the media are invited and welcome to join the telephone town hall. Please RSVP to maggie@mail.house.gov for direct dial in information


Wednesday, Apr. 15 6:30 PM Dem Rep. Rashida Tlaib hosts coronavirus telephone town hall – Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib hosts coronavirus (COVID-19) telephone town hall, focusing on helping Michigan’s 13th Congressional District residents understand and navigate expanded unemployment benefits and leave policies. Speakers include Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Deputy Director Kimberly Berry, and Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice Executive and Legal Director John Philo

Weblinks: https://tlaib.house.gov, https://twitter.com/RepRashida

Contacts: Denzel McCampbell, Office of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Denzel.McCampbell@mail.house.gov, 1 313 400 0298

Members of the media are invited and welcome to listen to the telephone town hall. Please RSVP to Denzel.McCampbell@mail.house.gov * https://tlaib.house.gov/live




Wednesday, Apr. 15 DTE Energy Co: Q1 2020 Dividend payment date

Weblinks: http://www.dteenergy.com/investors/index.html, https://twitter.com/DTE_Energy

Contacts: Chris Allen, DTE Energy Investor Relations, investor_relations@dteenergy.com, 1 313 235 8807



Thursday, Apr. 16 6:00 PM Detroit Council President Pro Tempore Sheffield hosts virtual conversation – Detroit Council President Pro Tempore Mary Sheffield hosts virtual ‘Coping with COVID-19 Conversation with the Pro Tem’

Weblinks: https://detroitmi.gov/, https://twitter.com/cityofdetroit

Contacts: Office of Council President Mary Sheffield, councilmembersheffield@detroitmi.gov, 1 313 224 4505

https://cityofdetroit.zoom.us/j/7829022214?pwd=NnFqMUROMzU4eHlVdjBTTUFodTY4UT09 Meeting ID: 782 902 2214 Password: 594257 Participants can also join by phone using one of the numbers below and entering the meeting ID above: +1 312 626 6799 US +1 253 215 8782 US (Dial *9 to ask a question if participating by phone without the zoom app)


Thursday, Apr. 16 7:00 PM Dem Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters participate in coronavirus town hall – Democratic Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters participate in town hall on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, hosted by Detroit news anchors Carolyn Clifford (WXYZ-TV), Huel Perkins (WJBK-TV) and Devin Scillian (WDIV-TV) * Broadcast on TV and radio stations across Michigan in partnership with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters, including Channels 2 (WJBK-TV), 4 (WDIV-TV), 7 (WXYZ-TV), 20 (WMYD-TV), 50 (WKBD-TV), 56 (WTVS-TV) and 62 (WWJ-TV)

Weblinks: http://stabenow.senate.gov/, https://twitter.com/SenStabenow

Contacts: Nirmeen Fahmy, Sen. Gary Peters press, Media@peters.senate.gov; Robyn Bryan, Office of Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Robyn_Bryan@stabenow.senate.gov;