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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 27 items )  

ACLU of Michigan and Michigan Immigrant Rights Center Applaud Governor Whitmer for Supporting Welcoming Cities With Stance on State Budget
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 1 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) and Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) commend Governor Gretchen Whitmer for vetoing a proposed state budget line item that is unlawful, unenforceable, and jeopardizes public safety by punishing counties that do not communicate or cooperate with federal immigration enforcement beyond what is currently required by law. Specifica  more

Adrian Dominican Sister Marie Bride Walsh, OP, Celebrates a Century of Life
ADRIAN, Michigan, Oct. 2 -- Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following news: Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates, family members and friends, gathered September 27, 2019 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Sister Marie Bride Walsh, OP. This year also marks Sister Marie Bride's 80-year Jubilee. The celebration began with Mass in St. Catherine Chapel. Sister Joanne Peters, OP, Co-Chapter Prioress of Holy Rosary Mission Chapter at the Motherhouse, welcomed Sisters, three generations of Sist  more

American Bar Association Legal Fact Check Explores History, Law of Impeachment
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The American Bar Association has posted a new ABA Legal Fact Check that explores the history and law of congressional impeachments. Nearly a half century ago, then-U.S. Rep. Gerald Ford of Michigan offered this blunt assessment of what it takes to impeach a sitting federal official during his 1970 attempt to impeach U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. "An impeachable offense is whatever a majority   more

American Human Rights Council Condemns Use of Excessive Force Against Peaceful Protesters in Iraq
DEARBORN, Michigan, Oct. 3 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) expresses its grave concerns regarding the use of violence against peaceful protesters in Iraq. Reports indicate that 20 protesters have died while hundreds were injured by gun fire. Peaceful protest is a human right. Iraq is a member of the UN and is bound by its Charter that guarantees the right to peaceful protest. The Iraqi Constitution also guaran  more

American Human Rights Council Observes International Day of Non-Violence
DEARBORN, Michigan, Oct. 2 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the United Nations and peace-loving people around the world in recognizing the International Day of Non-Violence on October 2, 2019. This important day is in honor of renowned Indian leader legend Mahatma Gandhi, a world figure that embodied peace, justice, equality, human rights and human dignity. The resolution reaffirms "the universal relevanc  more

Beaumont Health: 104.3 WOMC Turn Up the Miracles Radiothon October 10
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Oct. 3 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: On Thursday, October 10, 104.3 WOMC will host its second annual Radiothon to raise funds for children treated at Beaumont Children's. A Children's Miracle Network Hospitals event, the Radiothon will broadcast live from the South Tower Concourse of Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anchoring the production will be 104.3 WOMC personalities Stephen Clark, JoAnne Purtan, Jim Johnson and Beau Daniels,   more

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Announces More Than $23 Million in Grants
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 1 -- The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan issued the following news release: The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced more than $23 million in grants to organizations and initiatives primarily within southeast Michigan's seven counties in areas including the arts, education, health and human services. "The Community Foundation announced more than $23 million in grants during the third quarter," says Mariam C. Noland, President, Community Foun  more

Community Foundation's Women's Legacy Fund to Hold Fall Breakfast
FORT MYERS, Florida, Oct. 2 -- Southwest Florida Community Foundation issued the following news release: The Women's Legacy Fund (WLF) of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will hold its 2019 Fall Breakfast for Contributors, Friends and those interested in being part of the WLF on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The event will be held at Fort Myers Technical College, 3800 Michigan Avenue in Fort Myers. The cost is $20 per person. Prima Donors are complimentary. In addition to b  more

Diesel Engine Manufacturing Powers State Economies and American Jobs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following news release: In 2018, more than 1 million heavy-duty diesel engines were manufactured in facilities across the United States - a growth of 13 percent over the previous year, or nearly 120,000 engines, according to new data from the Diesel Technology Forum. Thirteen states are home to heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturing, with North Carolina producing more than one-in-three U.S.-made heavy-duty diesel engines. Other key st  more

JDRF Announces Donation From the Estate of Gordon Rockwell
NEW YORK, Oct. 2 -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation issued the following news release: JDRF, the world's largest private funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced today a donation in excess of $3,000,000 from the estate of Gordon Rockwell to support JDRF's mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. Rockwell was born in Flint, Michigan and was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 30. After serving in the Air Force duri  more

JDRF Announces Donation From the Estate of Gordon Rockwell
NEW YORK, Oct. 2 -- JDRF, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research, issued the following news release: JDRF, the world's largest private funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced today a donation in excess of $3,000,000 from the estate of Gordon Rockwell to support JDRF's mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. Rockwell was born in Flint, Michigan and was diagnosed with T1D at the  more

Journal of Clinical Investigation Issues 31 Research Articles in Oct. 1, 2019 Edition
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Oct. 2 -- The Journal of Clinical Investigation, a journal from the American Society for Clinical Investigation that says it publishes basic and phase I/II clinical research on such biomedical specialties as autoimmunity, gastroenterology, immunology, metabolism, nephrology, neuroscience, oncology, pulmonology and vascular biology, published 31 research articles, including the following topics, in its Oct. 1, 2019 edition: * Autocrine IFN-I inhibits isocitrate dehydrogenase  more

Journal of Clinical Investigation-Insight Issues 20 Research Articles in Oct. 3, 2019 Edition
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Oct. 3 -- The Journal of Clinical Investigation-Insight, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features preclinical and clinical research studies from the American Society for Clinical Investigation, published 20 research articles, including the following topics, in its Oct. 3, 2019 edition: * Activity of hippocampal adult-born neurons regulates alcohol withdrawal seizures * Antisense regulation of atrial natriuretic peptide expression * Donor and host B7-H4 expression neg  more

Michigan Economic Development Corp.: This Just In - Manufacturing Day Honors State's Legacy, Looks Ahead to Bright Future
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 4 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - This week is Manufacturing Week in Michigan, culminating today in National Manufacturing Day - Held annually on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day looks to highlight the positive image of careers in manufacturing * * * Manufacturing Day takes on special significance in Michigan , a legendary global manufacturing leader that is redefining the potential of advance manufac  more

Michigan Education Association Issues Statement on Education Line-Item Vetoes
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 2 -- The Michigan Education Association issued the following statement by President Paula Herbart regarding the education budget signed into law by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, along with her line-item vetoes: "Aside from the pet projects and vendor contracts Gov. Whitmer line-item vetoed, there are meaningful education programs and initiatives that were also cut. Those are tough choices to make, but it is important to remember that many of those initiatives wer  more

Michigan League for Public Policy Issues Statement on Gov. Whitmer 2020 State Budget
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 2 -- The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement by President and CEO Gilda Z. Jacobs on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's signing line-item vetoes and Administrative Board transfers in the 2020 state budget: "As the Legislature and governor continue to navigate a contentious budget process, we will continue to advocate for new revenue as the ultimate resolution. One forward-thinking compromise could have ensured that we had enough funding to mee  more

Michigan Municipal League: Bay City Wins 2019 Community Excellence Award Competiiton
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 30 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release: The community of Bay City was honored with the Michigan Municipal League's 2019 Community Excellence Award on Sept. 27 during the League's annual Convention in Detroit. The peer-nominated Community Excellence Award (CEA), affectionately called "The Race for the Cup," was started by the League in 2007 to recognize innovative solutions taking place in Michigan's cities, villages and urban townships. I  more

Michigan Nurses Association: Borgess Nurses Picket for Safe Staffing
KALAMAZOO, Michigan, Oct. 2 -- The Michigan Nurses Association issued the following news release: Over 100 nurses held a rally and informational picket today at Borgess Hospital to call for a fair contract that guarantees safe staffing and puts patients before profit. "We are picketing because we know that safe staffing saves lives," said Jamie Brown, President of the Michigan Nurses Association and registered nurse at Borgess Hospital. "We know that our working conditions impact our patients.  more

Michigan Retailers Association: August Shows Strong Retail Sales
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 30 -- The Michigan Retailers Association issued the following news release: Retail sales have had ups and downs this year, but August helped make up for the slow periods. The August Retail Index survey came in at 60.1, a decrease from August 2018's 73.2, but a jump from July 2019's 54.7. The seasonally adjusted performance index is conducted by Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Detroit branch. The 100-point   more

National Partnership for New Americans: NIIC 2019 Promises Strong Stand Against Policies Negatively Impacting Immigrants and Refugees
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 2 -- The National Partnership for New Americans issued the following news: As the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) gears up for the 12th Annual "New American Dreams" National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC2019) Oct 20-22, the stakes could not be higher for those working on the front lines of immigrant and refugee issues. Last week, the Trump administration announced it would massively cut the level of refugees admitted into the country to 18,000 per  more

NSF International: Legionella 2019 - Water Plans, Policies, Communication, Regulation Crucial to Fight Legionnaires'
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Sept. 30 -- NSF International issued the following news release: * * * - Conference co-hosted by NSF International and National Environmental Health Association * * * Environmental and public health experts agree that proactive water management plans, stronger policies, collaboration, communication and regulation are needed to stop the rapidly increasing number of Legionnaires' disease cases and outbreaks. Representatives from public health agencies, water utilities, wa  more

NSF-ISR Approved to Certify to Latest Responsible Care Management System Standard
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Oct. 2 -- NSF International issued the following news release: NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. (NSF-ISR) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute-National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to certify chemical companies to the latest Responsible Care Management System(R) standard, RCMS(R):2019. NSF-ISR is a leading global certification body and a wholly-owned subsidiary of NSF International. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently updat  more

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments 'Pulse of the Region' Survey Asks for Citizen Perspectives on Southeast Michigan's Ozone Action Program
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 30 -- The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments issued the following news release: SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments has launched a survey to gather residents' perceptions on Southeast Michigan's Ozone Action program, the region's air quality public education program. Citizens are asked to take this quick survey (http://www.cobaltcommunityresearch.org/semcog). "Healthy air quality is a significant quality-of-life issue for Southeast Michigan re  more

Talented Latino Educators Selected for UnidosUS National Institute for Latino School Leaders 2019 Cohort of Fellows
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- UnidosUS issued the following news release: UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), the nation's largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today that 15 leaders from across the country were selected from a competitive pool of applicants as the 2019 Fellows for the National Institute for Latino School Leaders (NILSL). The 2019 NILSL cohort is comprised of educators from California, Arkansas, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Tennes  more

Update From UAW-GM Vice President Dittes to General Motors Members
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 4 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following letter: Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: Since the last update, we have made good progress regarding the issues of health care and a path for temporary employees becoming seniority members. We still have several of your proposals outstanding and unsettled like wages, job security, skilled trades and pension. The staff and your elected Bargaining Committee from both hourly and salary have been working long hours a  more

Update From UAW-GM Vice President Terry Dittes to GM Members
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 1 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following letter: RE: National Strike - Day 16 Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: Last night, Monday, September 30, 2019, GM passed a comprehensive proposal at 9:40 pm across the bargaining table. This proposal that the Company provided to us on day 15 of the strike did not satisfy your contract demands or needs. There were many areas that came up short like health care, wages, temporary employees, skilled trades and job sec  more

Watchdog Applauds Michigan Governor for Terminating Contract With Anti-Choice Group Following Campaign for Accountability's Complaints
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Campaign for Accountability issued the following news release: Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a line-item veto to terminate state funding for Real Alternatives (RA), an anti-abortion nonprofit organization that misused taxpayer dollars and failed to provide promised health services. RA will no longer receive state funding to run the Michigan Parenting and Pregnancy Support Program (MPPSP). Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group focused on  more