Michigan Daybook

Associated Press Michigan Daybook for Thursday, Aug. 13.

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Thursday, Aug. 13 9:00 AM Michigan Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic meeting – Michigan Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic meeting, with agenda to seek more information regarding Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s contact-tracing contract and the Department of Health and Human Services’ response to the coronavirus pandemic in Michigan

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

Weblinks: http://www.house.mi.gov/home.asp

Contacts: Denny Schwarze, Dschwarze@house.mi.gov, 1 517 373 2874


Thursday, Aug. 13 11:00 AM Agricultural leaders discuss future of Michigan agriculture – Michigan and national agricultural commodity leaders hold a virtual town hall to discuss the future of Michigan agriculture, focusing on trade and supply chains. Panelists include National Association of Wheat Growers President Dave Milligan, Michigan Agri-Business Association President Chuck Lippstreu, and Michigan Bean Commission Executive Director Joe Cramer * Held as part of the AgTalks town hall series focusing on key U.S. agriculture states

Weblinks: http://www.farmersforfreetrade.com, https://twitter.com/FarmersForTrade

Contacts: Matt McAlvanah, Farmers for Free Trade, matt@farmersforfreetrade.com, 1 202 341 9362



Thursday, Aug. 13 1:45 PM Michigan state lawmakers participate in roundtable with essential workers – SEIU Michigan members, Fight for $15 and union workers discuss actions to ‘protect democracy such as early voting sites and ample drop boxes where voters can safely and securely return their ballots; accessibility and transportation to the polls on Election Day; as well as helping to push legislation to make sure ballots postmarked on Election Day will be counted’. Michigan state Reps. Mari Manoogian and Yousef Rabhi

Weblinks: http://www.seiu.org, https://twitter.com/SEIU

Contacts: Jennifer Owens, SEIU, jennifer.owens@seiu.org, 1 202 819 2170

Where: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fMrl9sgbR8WnRV0esiIFrg RSVP: Jennifer Owens, jennifer.owens@seiu.org Amy Lebowitz, amy.lebowitz@berlinrosen.com


Thursday, Aug. 13 5:00 PM Jewish Democratic Council of America host ‘Take Back America’ virtual fundraising event – Jewish Democratic Council of America host ‘Take Back America’ virtual fundraising event. Participants include Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and fellow Dems Sens. Cory Booker and Jacky Rosen, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Reps. Ted Deutch, Max Rose, Adam Schiff, and Elissa Slotkin. Event features guest appearances by Rabbi Michael Paley, celebrity baker Carol Becker, actor and singer Ben Platt, actress Tovah Feldshuh, and performances by Broadway stars Kelli Barret and Jarrod Spector

Weblinks: http://jewishdems.org, https://twitter.com/USJewishDems

Contacts: Jewish Democratic Council of America, info@jewishdems.org




Friday, Aug. 14 10:00 AM Detroit Home Design Awards 2021 virtual kickoff presentation – Detroit Home Design Awards 2021 virtual kickoff presentation, presented by DOBI Real Estate

Weblinks: http://www.detroithomemag.com/, https://twitter.com/DetroitHome

Contacts: Detroit Home Magazine, social@hour-media.com, 1 248 691 1800



Friday, Aug. 14 11:00 AM Michigan state Rep. Gay-Dagnogo hosts virtual Education Town Hall and Forum – Michigan state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo hosts virtual Education Town Hall and Forum, with attendees include state Reps. Brenda Carter, Tyrone Carter, and Pamela Hornberger, Detroit College Access Network Executive Director Ashley Johnson, and Wayne RESA Superintendent Randy Liepa. Topics discussed include: the pros and cons of both virtual and face to face instruction; how to adequately educate students amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from students, parents, educators, and policy makers perspectives; and potential resources and best practices to enhance learning

Weblinks: http://www.house.mi.gov/home.asp

Contacts: Office of Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo , SherryGay-Dagnogo@house.mi.gov, 1 517 373 3815

Zoom Link: https://rb.gy/tppdjz Password: FALL2020 Or Facebook by searching ‘Rep Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, MEd’


Friday, Aug. 14 12:00 PM Crain’s Detroit Business ‘Cool Places to Work’ virtual ‘reveal’ celebration

Weblinks: http://www.crainsdetroit.com/

Contacts: Kacey Anderson, Crain’s Detroit Business, cdbevents@crain.com, 1 313 446 6786