Michigan Daybook

Associated Press Michigan Daybook for Thursday, Jul. 16.

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NEW EVENT: Thursday, Jul. 16 11:00 AM AG Barr delivers speech on China policy – Attorney General William Barr delivers speech on China policy, at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Michigan, alongside U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan Andrew Byerly Birge and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Matthew Schneider

Location: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Weblinks: http://www.justice.gov, https://twitter.com/TheJusticeDept

Contacts: DoJ press, 1 202 514 2007


NEW EVENT: Thursday, Jul. 16 11:30 AM Dem Rep. Andy Levin discusses school reopening – Michigan Democratic Party holds virtual press conference ‘slamming’ Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ ‘lack of planning’ to reopen school and threats to pull funding, while highlighting Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s science-based approach to how schools might reopen this fall. Speakers include Dem Rep. Andy Levin, and Michigan state Reps. Sheryl Kennedy and Matt Koleszar

Weblinks: http://www.michigandems.com, https://twitter.com/MichiganDems

Contacts: Christian Slater, Michigan Democratic Party, cslater@michigandems.com, 1 616 836 1832

RSVP: https://michigandems.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsc-2qqjguG9RyiLYBvIoDkFO_Bj6YkQa9 or contact Christian Slater at cslater@michigandems.com or 616-836-1832.


Thursday, Jul. 16 12:00 PM Michigan DIFS holds virtual town hall on new auto insurance law – Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) holds virtual town hall on Michigan’s new auto insurance law, for auto insurance agents

Weblinks: http://www.michigan.gov, https://twitter.com/migov

Contacts: Laura Hall, HallL17@michigan.gov, 1 517 290 3779



NEW EVENT: Thursday, Jul. 16 1:00 PM Michigan Liberation and their allies hold a car caravan and rally for justice – Michigan Liberation and their allies hold a car caravan and rally for justice. Event meetup location: Groves High School, 20500 W 13 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills, and rally location: West Parking Lot, 1200 Telegraph Rd, Pontiac

Weblinks: https://miliberation.org/

Contacts: Marjon Parham, marjon@miliberation.org, 1 248 878 9302


NEW EVENT: Thursday, Jul. 16 1:30 PM Dem Reps. Debbie Dingell and Earl Blumenauer discuss coronavirus’ impact on independent restaurants – Democratic Reps. Debbie Dingell and Earl Blumenauer discuss the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’s effect on independent restaurants and legislation proposed to provide relief. Speakers include We the People Growers Association Executive Director Melvin Parson, and Marrow owner Ping Ho

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

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



Thursday, Jul. 16 Energy Secretary Brouillettee visits GM Estes Battery Lab and Design Center – Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette visits General Motor’s Estes Battery Lab and Design Center in Warren, MI, to highlight the Department of Energy’s ‘commitment to advancing American manufacturing and battery storage technology’. He participates in a tour of the battery lab and looks at the research and development behind GM’s proprietary Ultium battery, being used to power its next generation of electric vehicles

Location: GM Estes Battery Lab and Design Center, Warren, MI

Weblinks: http://www.energy.gov, https://twitter.com/ENERGY

Contacts: Department of Energy press, DOENews@hq.doe.gov, 1 202 586 4940

Media interested in covering the visit must RSVP to Shaylyn.hynes@hq.doe.gov for more information.



Friday, Jul. 17 12:30 PM Jill Biden on virtual campaign trail for husband Joe in Michigan and Colorado – Former Second Lady Dr Jill Biden campaigns virtually in Michigan and Colorado for husband presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, holding ‘Build Back Better’ discussions, on Biden’s economic recovery plan for working families, which ‘will create jobs, raise wages, and help America build back better’. Agenda includes a virtual tour of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Metro Detroit Training Center in Warren, MI, with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (12:30 PM EDT), before a virtual tour of Pipefitters Local 208 Training Facility in Denver and a listening session on ‘Build Back Better’, with Dem Rep. Joe Neguse, Colorado state Sen. Jessie Danielson, and Pipefitters Local 208 Business Manager Gary Arnold (1:45 PM MDT)

Weblinks: https://joebiden.com/, https://twitter.com/JoeBiden

Contacts: Joe Biden for President press, BidenPress@joebiden.com

RSVP no later than 10:30 ET on 17 Jul https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc8PD4a-qL8ke06d43oPfWYA6ZseQhVyuRcY0ln4N4HNDI7g/viewform;



Saturday, Jul. 18 2:00 PM Hillsdale College commencement ceremony – Hillsdale College commencement ceremony, featuring keynote from U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Barrett * Rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Location: Hillsdale College, 33 E College St, Hillsdale, MI

Weblinks: http://www.hillsdale.edu, https://twitter.com/Hillsdale

Contacts: Emily Stack Davis, Hillsdale College media, pr@hillsdale.edu, 1 517 607 2730


Saturday, Jul. 18 CANCELED: Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, MI – CANCELED: 112th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, MI, presented by Wintrust * Canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Weblinks: http://www.cycracetomackinac.com/, https://twitter.com/RacetoMackinac

Contacts: Emily Potts, Heron Agency, 1 773 969 5205


Saturday, Jul. 18 Kristen Bell celebrates 40th birthday – 40th birthday of Kristen Bell, American actress known for playing the title character in TV series ‘Veronica Mars’ and her leading role in comedy ‘The Good Place’. Her other credits include ‘Frozen’ and ‘Couples Retreat’. She is married to actor Dax Shepard