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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 29 items )  

ACLU of Michigan: Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Landmark LGBTQ Discrimination Case
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union appeared before the Supreme Court today in oral arguments for R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC & Aimee Stephens and Altitude Express v. Zarda (a third case, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, had been consolidated with Zarda), cases that could chart the future of workplace anti-discrimination protections in the United States. Stephens, whom the Ame  more

AFL-CIO Launches Ad Campaign Supporting Striking GM Workers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- The AFL-CIO issued the following news release: With more than 48,000 UAW members on strike at General Motors (GM) fighting for fair wages, affordable health care, dignity, respect and the security they deserve, the AFL-CIO has launched a digital ad campaign blanketing 10 markets covering 15 cities. The ads will run on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Display Network, Spotify and Pandora. They are expected to reach more than 15.4 million people in Michigan--Detroit, Fli  more

American Human Rights Council Attends 2019 Reconnect Conference, Conference Great Success
DEARBORN, Michigan, Oct. 7 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) commends the organizers, volunteers, participants and the supporters of the 2019 Reconnect Conference, Living In The Light Of Faith that was held at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, on Sunday, October 06, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. The 2019 Reconnect Conference in Dearborn this year is the second of such landmark event of i  more

Center for Biological Diversity: Kirtland's Warbler Recovery Signals Midwest Endangered Species Act Success
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: * * * - Habitat Management, Cowbird Control Pushed Population Increases in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ontario * * * The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the Endangered Species Act recovery of the Kirtland's warbler, a songbird that nests in young jack pine forests. It is found primarily in Michigan, but also Wisconsin and Ontario. As a result of this recovery, the bird has been removed from   more

College of Healthcare Information Management Executives Announces Officers, New Members for Board of Trustees
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Oct. 11 -- The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives issued the following news release: The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to share new officer and membership announcements for the CHIME Board of Trustees. The Board has selected officers for the 2021 Board, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Tanya Townsend, senior vice president and CIO at LCMC Health, as Board chair; David Chou, chief information officer at Luye Medical G  more

Community Reinvestment Fund: Krysta Pate Appointed to the Michigan State Land Bank Authority Board
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, Oct. 11 -- Community Reinvestment Fund issued the following news: Governor Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Community Reinvestment Fund, USA's (CRF) Krysta Pate to serve on the Michigan State Land Bank Authority Board of Directors. The State Land Bank Authority works to create a positive economic impact on Michigan communities. Congratulations to Krysta and the other appointees! Detroit: A Place to Call Home Krysta is the Midwest Program Director at CRF and manages the D  more

Detroit Auto Dealers Association, in Partnership With Community Foundation, Announce More Than $380,000 in Grants to Region's Children and Youth
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 9 -- The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan issued the following news release: The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Charitable Foundation Fund announced that 10 nonprofits providing services to children and youth in southeast Michigan will receive grants totaling $380,500. The Fund includes donations from DADA's annual Charity Preview at the North American International Auto Show. For more than 20 years, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan ha  more

International Association for Dental Research: October 2019 - Peter J. Polverini
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 8 -- The International Association for Dental Research issued the following news release: AADR Members from diverse backgrounds complete research and change dentistry every day. Learn about some of them! Peter J. Polverini is the Jonathan Taft Distinguished University Professor of Dentistry and Dean Emeritus of the University of Michigan Dental School and a Professor of Pathology in the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor. Polverini is a leader and inf  more

Joe Thomas Set for Oct. 12 NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, Presented by Fidelity Investments
IRVING, Texas, Oct. 10 -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame issued the following news release: * * * - Wisconsin and the National Football Foundation will jointly honor Thomas, a 2019 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, when the Badgers host Michigan State. * * * The University of Wisconsin and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that they will jointly honor 2019 electee Joe Thomas with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute  more

Medication Take-Back: Beaumont Encourages Public to Drop Off Unused Pills Oct. 25
TRENTON, Michigan, Oct. 11 -- Beaumont Hospital, a part of Beaumont Health, issued the following news release: * * * - Six Beaumont hospitals participating in community event * * * Every day, more people die from opioid-related overdoses than from car accidents or gun violence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017 with opioids accounting for nearly 68% of these deaths. To turn the tide on the nation's opioid epidemic,   more

Michigan Attains Federal Grant for Civil Rights Preservation
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 7 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - $500,000 grant will be used to make renovations to King Solomon Baptist Church in Detroit * * * The Michigan State Historic Preservation Office has been awarded a $500,000 African American Civil Rights grant from the National Park Service, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The funding will be used to rehabilitate the roof of the King Solomon Baptist Chu  more

Michigan Economic Development Corp.: Export Assistance Funds Available for Michigan's Small Businesses
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 10 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - MEDC receives largest STEP award in the nation for third consecutive year * * * Michigan has once again received the top award in the nation from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) for fiscal year 2020. In its ninth year of receiving STEP funds, Michigan received the maximum amount of $900,000, representing a $100,000 increase from th  more

Michigan Economic Development Corp.: Nine Michigan Main Street Communities Receiving More Than $260,000 in Grants for Local Businesses
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 7 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - Funds will support 11 small businesses in communities around the state * * * Nine communities around Michigan have been awarded more than $260,000 in grants aimed at supporting small local businesses, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. Introduced in March, the Match on Main program was intended to provide grants of between $5,000 and $25,000 to Select o  more

Michigan League for Public Policy Issues Statement on Passage of Raise the Age Legislation
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 10 -- The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement by President and CEO Gilda Z. Jacobs: The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee's passage today of Raise the Age legislation to change Michigan's age of juvenile court jurisdiction from 17 years old to 18. Right now, Michigan is one of only four states in the nation that still automatically treat all justice-involved 17-year-olds as adu  more

Michigan League for Public Policy: Unaccompanied Youth Who Are Homeless Face Unique Risks, Require Unique Solutions
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 7 -- The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following news release: * * * - League creates tool to determine youth homelessness stats by Intermediate School District * * * Over 34,000 kids in Michigan's K-12 schools are homeless. Of those, over 4,800 are "unaccompanied youth," meaning they are not in physical custody of a parent or guardian. According to a new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy, these youth are even more vulnerable to serious   more

Michigan Municipal League: Auburn, Baraga and Fremont Mayors Reelected to Michigan Association of Mayors Board
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 7 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release: The mayors of Auburn, Baraga and Fremont have been reelected to serve on the Michigan Association of Mayors (MAM) board of directors. Auburn Mayor Lee Kilbourn, Baraga Village President Wendell Dompier and Fremont Mayor Jim Rynberg all received three-year terms to the MAM board during its meeting Sept. 26 in Detroit at the 2019 Michigan Municipal League Convention. The Michigan Association of Mayors   more

Michigan Municipal League: Hillsdale to Host Open House on Broad Street Development Direction
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Oct. 7 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release: The City of Hillsdale will host a public conversation on the future of a vacant site on Broad Street. The city-owned parcel at 23-25 N. Broad Street will be the subject of a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Hillsdale Community Library. A team from the Michigan Municipal League and consulting firm Giffels-Webster are providing support to the city's pre-development planning for the property as part  more

Michigan Municipal League: Port Huron Mayor Pauline Repp Elected President of Michigan Association of Mayors
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 7 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release: Port Huron Mayor Pauline Repp was recently elected to serve a one-year term as president of the Michigan Association of Mayors (MAM). Repp was selected Thursday, Sept. 26, at the organization's annual board meeting, which took place during the Michigan Municipal League Convention in Detroit. In addition, Ferrysburg Mayor Rebecca Hopp was selected as vice president of the association. Repp served previ  more

National Center for State Courts: Additional States Awarded Justice for All Grants
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia, Oct. 10 -- The National Center for State Courts issued the following news release: The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is pleased to announce that three additional states have been awarded grants under the Justice for All (JFA) project, which currently is funded by The JPB Foundation, the Public Welfare Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations, and is housed at NCSC. Illinois, Louisiana, and Michigan, the most recent recipients of these  more

National Partnership for New Americans: Free Concert of Colors Features Chicano Band Las Cafeteras, Saladin Ahmed, Pathe Jassi, and Sean Blackman Trio
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 8 -- The National Partnership for New Americans issued the following news: * * * - Artists Play at NIIC 2019 in Support of Unity and Diversity * * * As part of the 12th Annual "New American Dreams" National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC 2019) the Detroit's renowned Concert of Colors world music festival will offer NIIC attendees and the greater Detroit community a free night of performances by a variety of acclaimed artists. Following the 'New American Dream  more

National Partnership for New Americans: When Did Fighting for Citizenship Become Controversial?
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 11 -- The National Partnership for New Americans issued the following news: * * * - The NIIC 2019 Examines and Strategizes Under a Changing Landscape That is Hurting Immigrants and Their Families * * * With little over a week before the kick-off of the 12th Annual "New American Dreams" National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC2019) Oct 20-22, immigrant and refugee rights leaders are beginning to gather in Detroit to share ideas, organize and plan the strongest r  more

Natural Resources Defense Council: Michigan's Lead Drinking Water Protections Upheld By Court
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 10 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following news release: The effort to squash Michigan's Lead and Copper Rule, passed to prevent future disasters like Flint's lead drinking water crisis, was rejected today by the Michigan Court of Claims. The ruling ended all legal claims outlined in the complaint from cities and water utilities aimed to dismantle the nation's strongest lead standard, which restricts lead in drinking water and requires the removal o  more

NSF International to Develop Recycled Material Standard (RMS) for Environmental Nonprofit GreenBlue
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Oct. 7 -- NSF International issued the following news release: With its 75-year history in standards development and certification, global public health organization NSF International has begun facilitating the development of the Recycled Material Standard (RMS) on behalf of the environmental nonprofit GreenBlue. The RMS stakeholder committee will convene during the Sustainable Packaging Coalition Advance event held in Denver, Colo. to review an initial draft of the require  more

NSF International: New Study Finds Wearable Technology Platform Most Effective Training Method for Foodservice Workers
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Oct. 10 -- NSF International issued the following news release: * * * - Using Glass Enterprise Edition with NSF International's EyeSucceed training application, study participants were able to view, learn and execute food handling tasks in less than half the time of traditional training methods * * * In a new study (https://fsmec.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Crandall.pdf) published in the Journal of Foodservice Management & Education, a new wearable technology training  more

NSF International: Red Robin Selects TraQtion to Manage Supplier Compliance, Product Quality
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Oct. 9 -- NSF International issued the following news release: * * * - TraQtion helps Red Robin's quality team work smarter and faster to keep pace with the restaurant chain's speed of menu innovation * * * Red Robin(R) Restaurants based in Greenwood Village, Colo. is now using TraQtion cloud-based quality and compliance software powered by NSF International to manage its supplier network. The restaurant chain recently launched two separate TraQtion modules for supplier   more

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: Michigan Bill to Stop Painful Dog Experiments at Public Institutions
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 10 -- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine issued the following news release: On Tuesday, Representative Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) introduced House Bill [HB 5090], which would prohibit public institutions from conducting painful experiments on dogs. Supported by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine--a nonprofit with more than 12,000 doctor members--the legislation seeks to bar the use of taxpayer funds for experiments like those at Wayne State Uni  more

United Soccer Coaches: Eight Honored as College Players of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 8 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches announced the College Player of the Week awards on Tuesday afternoon with eight student-athletes representing all three NCAA divisions, and two representatives from the junior college ranks, being honored. NCAA Division I Men: Declan McGlynn (Seattle) NCAA Division I Women: Lindsey Shira (Eastern Michigan) NCAA Division II Men: Jonathon Carr (Lake Erie College) NCAA Division II Women: Eri  more

Update From UAW- Aramark - Strike Day 24
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 8 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following letter: Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: Our Members at Aramark, which are from UAW Regions 1, 1D and 2B, are on strike for the 24th consecutive day. We continue to meet with the Company and are still not in agreement on key issues such as wages and healthcare. We thank you for your sacrifices and loyalty during this difficult time. We will continue to work hard on your behalf to reach a Tentative Agreement that  more

Update From UAW- GM Negotiations - Strike Day 23
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 8 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following letter: Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: Each of you are aware of the UAW's core values when we enter a set of negotiations. Issues like wages, healthcare, pension, health and safety, etc. have been part of the UAW fabric for over 80 years! All of us here, in this set of negotiations, are very concerned about the issue of job security. Job security impacts you, your families, and the communities where we live and  more