Associated Press Michigan Daybook for Friday, Jan. 11.
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Friday, Jan. 11 12:01 AM Partial shutdown of federal govt ties record length, barring legislative action – Partial shutdown of the federal govt continues, barring legislative action, with the most recent continuing resolution – agreed last month – expiring 21 Dec * Today is the 21st day of the shutdown, equaling the previous record longest, in 1995-1996 * Over 800,000 federal employees are impacted by the shutdown, with around 400,000 furloughed and being paid later, and the rest deemed ‘essential’ (those whose jobs ‘protect life and property’), who must work without pay, though retroactive pay is expected. The shutdown sees closures to federal facilities, and probably delays passport and visa applications and tax returns, affecting departments and agencies included in the seven FY’19 appropriations bills that have not yet been enacted (including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Treasury, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development)
Weblinks: http://www.whitehouse.gov/president, https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse
Contacts: Senate, 1 202 224 3121; White House press, 1 202 456 2580; House of Representatives Press Gallery, 1 202 225 3945;
Friday, Jan. 11 10:00 AM FBI, Michigan State Police and Vista Maria discuss local human trafficking epidemic – FBI, Michigan State Police and Vista Maria leadership hold a briefing on expansion of services for child victims of human trafficking. Speakers include Vista Maria President and CEO Angela Aufdemberge, FBI Detroit Division SEMTEC Supervisor Supervisory Special Agent Michael Glennon, Michigan State Police Detective Lieutenant Edward Price, and Vista Maria Chief Integrated Behavioral Health Officer Meredith Reese
Location: Community and Family Resource Center, 20651 W Warren St, Dearborn Heights, MI
Weblinks: https://www.vistamaria.org/, https://twitter.com/VistaMariaOrg
Contacts: Jacquie Goetz Bluethmann, The Allen Lewis Agency, email@example.com, 1 773 354 9085
Friday, Jan. 11 2:00 PM Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation holds a check ceremony to donate $25,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters
Location: Allegan Alternative High School, 550 5th St, Allegan, MI
Contacts: Sarah Barwacz, Perrigo Company, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1 616 215 3309
Friday, Jan. 11 3:00 PM Michigan Dem Reps hold listening session on the govt shutdown – Democratic Reps. Andy Levin, Dan Kildee, Debbie Dingell, Elissa Slotkin and Rashida Tlaib Rashida Tlaib hold a listening session with federal workers impacted by the government shutdown
Location: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit, MI
Weblinks: https://andylevin.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/repandylevin
Contacts: Austin Laufersweiler, Office of Rep. Andy Levin, Austin.email@example.com, 1 202 225 4961
RSVP: Confirm attendance by emailing Austin.Laufersweiler@mail.house.gov or by phone at 202-603-0933
Friday, Jan. 11 – Sunday, Jan. 13 Grand Rapids Remodeling & New Homes Show
Location: DeVos Place convention center, 303 Monroe Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI
Contacts: ShowSpan, events@ShowSpan.com, 1 616 447 2860
Friday, Jan. 11 10:00 AM Investor Event Webcast
Weblinks: https://investor.gm.com/events, https://twitter.com/GM
Contacts: Michael Heifler, General Motors Investor Relations, InvestorRelations@gm.com, 1 313 665 6421
Saturday, Jan. 12 60th anniversary of Motown – 60th anniversary of Berry Gordy Jr. founding Tamla Records, later known as Motown Records, in Detroit (aka ‘Motor City’). Motown was the first major record label owned by an African-American, and played a huge role in popularizing the genres of R&B, hip hop, pop, and soul in the 1960s, lending its name to a style of music known as The Motown Sound. The label is now a subsidiary of Universal Music Group
Sunday, Jan. 13 11:00 AM SAA Annual Automotive Outlook Conference
Location: Gem Theater, 333 Madison Street, Detroit, MI
Weblinks: http://saaauto.com/, https://twitter.com/SAA_Auto
Contacts: SAA, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1 248 804 6433