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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 38 items )  

4Q 2019 OESA Supplier Barometer: Protracted Uncertainty Weighs on Supplier Sentiment
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan, Nov. 20 -- The Original Equipment Suppliers Association issued the following news release: According to the Q4 2019 OESA Automotive Supplier Barometer Index (SBI) - a gauge to measure the sentiments of North American automotive supplier executives - supplier pessimism continues to weigh upon the automotive supply base. Results posted a negative reading of 37; 13 points below a neutral reading of 50. This marks the sixth straight quarter of net pessimism and is two points l  more

ACI Foundation Partners to Launch Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator Tool
FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan, Nov. 20 -- The American Concrete Institute Foundation issued the following news: The ACI Foundation has partnered with the Carbon Leadership Forum on the formal launch of the public beta of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool. The EC3 tool is free, open-access tool for architects, engineers, owners, construction companies, building material suppliers and policy makers to compare and reduce embodied carbon emissions from construction materials,   more

ACLU of Michigan Secretary of State for Creating a Transgender-Inclusive Driver's License Policy
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 18 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan issued the following news release: Today the Michigan Secretary of State announced it is streamlining the process for a person to change their sex designation on their state driver's license or identification card. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) applauds this inclusive move that respects the transgender community, and enables members to match their IDs with how they live their lives. While sex de  more

ACLU of Michigan Sues ICE in U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Jilmar Ramos-Gomez's Case
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 20 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan issued the following news release: Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU), together with cooperating attorneys at Loevy & Loevy, filed a lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for records related to the detention of former Marine Corps veteran and U.S. citizen Jilmar Ramos-Gomez. This lawsuit also seeks: data and policies on  more

ACLU-MI Applauds Michigan Secretary of State for Creating a Transgender-Inclusive Driver's License Policy
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 18 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: Today the Michigan Secretary of State announced it is streamlining the process for a person to change their sex designation on their state driver's license or identification card. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) applauds this inclus  more

ACLU-MI Sues ICE About Detaining U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Jilmar Ramos-Gomez
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 20 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU), together with cooperating attorneys at Loevy & Loevy, filed a lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for records relat  more

AIAG and Thomson Reuters Release Second Regional Supply Chain 2025 Report
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan, Nov. 21 -- The Automotive Industry Action Group issued the following news: The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) in partnership with Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of the second report associated with the organizations' Supply Chain 2025 survey initiative. Continuing the conversation established in the first regional report, this new release once again delves into the insights and expectations of upper-level automotive supply chain executives regarding s  more

American Association of Physics Teachers Schedules Events
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, Nov. 23 -- The American Association of Physics Teachers has announced the following events: * * * 2020 Winter Meeting, January 18-21 (Caribe Royale Hotel, Orlando, Florida) 2020 Summer Meeting, July 18-22 (Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan) 2021 Winter Meeting, January 9-13 (Hilton Portland Downtown, Portland Oregon) 2021 Summer Meeting, July 31-August 4 (Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C.) * * * For more information about these events, click here: https:/  more

American Human Rights Council Disappointed With Governor Whitmer's Israel Visit, Urges Her to Engage With Palestinians
DEARBORN, Michigan, Nov. 19 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) adds its voice to the many voices disappointed by Governor Whitmer's decision to visit Israel. The governor is expected to conduct a five- day visit to Israel. Governor Whitmer said that the "the timing to go to Israel now was right" given that the Michigan legislators will be "taking hunting and Thanksgiving breaks" during her travel. The timing of s  more

American Society of Civil Engineers: Michigan Concrete Restoration Engineer Tracy Dies at 72
RESTON, Virginia, Nov. 18 -- The American Society of Civil Engineers issued the following news: Robert G. Tracy, an expert in concrete applications, notably restorations, and the founder of two consulting firms in Michigan, has died at 72. Tracy, P.E., M.ASCE, applied much of his experience toward concrete deterioration analysis and restoration program development throughout the United States. In the past few years he worked to preserve and restore historic structures in the Upper Peninsula of  more

As Meta Peace Team Volunteer, Associate Brings Peaceful Presence to Stressful Situations
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 21 -- Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following news: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God." (Matthew 5:9). Associate Carol Hofer has lived out this Beatitude in her volunteer ministry with Meta Peace Team, formerly Michigan Peace Team (MPT) - first in Israel in October 2004 and more recently the summer of 2019 in Detroit during a Gay Pride event. "The MPT goes to many situations - such as to parades with the Ku Klux Klan - any ti  more

Beaumont Children's, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital, Benefits From Gifts That Keep Giving
DEARBORN, Michigan, Nov. 20 -- Beaumont Children\'s Center, a part of Beaumont Health, issued the following news release: Beaumont Children's is the only Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Southeast Michigan. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) is a nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of others to support its children's programs. Most of the donations are raised one dollar at a time. All donations made to CMNH locally are used to help children in the surrounding ni  more

Central Michigan University Bars Jordan World Circus After PETA Appeal
MOUNT PLEASANT, Michigan, Nov. 19 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - School Nabs Elephant-Shaped Vegan Chocolates in Thanks for Cutting Ties With Notorious Wild-Animal Circus * * * After PETA pointed out that Jordan World Circus has a long history of working with abusive animal exhibitors--and following a protest organized by a PETA campus representative--Central Michigan University (CMU) confirmed that Jordan World's performance there e  more

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for 'Bagley Community Center' Project in Detroit
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 22 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - $50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC's Public Spaces Community Places initiative * * * LANSING, Mich. - Detroit's Bagley neighborhood will soon gain a neighborhood led community center through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and nonprofit Creating Space Detroit announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-bas  more

Dieting Apps for Teens: Good, Bad or Ugly?
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Nov. 19 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: On the surface, dieting apps that appeal to and/or include options for the 18 and younger crowd might sound like a great idea. What's not to like about encouraging healthy food choices, promoting appropriate portion size, providing opportunities for calorie and fitness tracking and overall wellness support? According to Beaumont Health adolescent and eating disorder specialist Dr. Jaime Taylor, allowing young  more

For Report Card Day, DTE Receives Failing Grades
NEW YORK, Nov. 18 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following news release: * * * - Report card evaluates DTE's proposed Integrated Resource Plan on climate, equity * * * This weekend, students across Michigan opened their report cards looking for validation of the hard work they've put in so far this year. But they aren't the only ones being graded. Clean energy, environmental justice and consumer advocacy groups are releasing a report card today for Detroit-based electric  more

Ford Nabs PETA Award for 2020 Vegan Mustang Mach-E
DEARBORN, Michigan, Nov. 20 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Sporty New Car Wins the Race as PETA Campaigns to Get All Automakers to Go Leather-Free * * * PETA's eCow-Friendly Award is heading to Ford Motor Company for its new all-electric, leather-free Mustang Mach-E crossover SUV, due to arrive in showrooms in 2020. This first all-vegan Ford model comes after discussions with PETA, which points out that it can take the skin of betwee  more

Global Cold Chain Alliance: Tippmann Innovation Wins 2019 Built by the Best Award
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Nov. 16 -- The Global Cold Chain Alliance issued the following news release: Tippmann Innovation was named the recipient of the Controlled Environment Building Association's (CEBA) Built by the Best Award for their Detroit, Michigan project with Wolverine Packing Co. The award was presented during the final general session of the 39TH CEBA Conference & Expo. Over 265 industry professionals participated in the event taking place this week in Miami, Florida. In early Februar  more

Latest Book by Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, Offers Reflections and Prayers for Advent
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 20 -- Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following news: As you begin to think about Christmas shopping and family visits, remember to immerse yourself in the greatest Christmas preparation of all - Advent. The latest book by Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, The Guiding Power of Hope, offers reflections, prayers, and practices for every day of Advent and for Christmas Day to help you slow down and remember the ultimate meaning of Christmas. The Guiding Power of Hope is a  more

Michigan Bankers Association Schedules Events
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 20 -- The Michigan Bankers Association has announced the following events: * * * Bank Management and Directors Conference - December 4-6, Grand Rapids MICPA Cannabis Summit & Simulcast - December 5, Troy Midwest Agricultural Banking School - December 5-9, West Lafayette, IN Economic Forecast Forum - January 9, East Lansing Supervisor Training - January 23-24, Lansing BEST Conference - March 3-5, Traverse City Perry Schools of Banking - May 3-8, East Lansing BSA/A  more

Michigan League for Public Policy Issues Statement on Announcement of Legal Challenge Against Federal HHS
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 22 -- The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement by President and CEO Gilda Z. Jacobs on the announcement of a legal challenge against the federal Department of Health and Human Services for its approval of Michigan's Section 1115 Medicaid waiver project: * * * - Michigan League for Public Policy supports legal efforts to protect healthcare of thousands of Michigan residents * * * "All along we have said that the best remedy for Healthy Mich  more

Michigan Municipal League: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for 'Bagley Community Center' Project in Detroit
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 22 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release: Detroit's Bagley neighborhood will soon gain a neighborhood led community center through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and nonprofit Creating Space Detroit announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity. If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by December 22, the project will win a m  more

Michigan Municipal League: New Report Paints Bleak Financial Pictgure for Michigan Cities
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 20 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release: A new study and online database released today shows that Michigan cities on average have 12 percent less revenue today than they did 15 years ago. The report, by Public Sector Consultants released today by the Michigan Municipal League and the SaveMICity initiative, is accompanied by an online look-up tool which illustrates drastic loss of revenues for communities in comparing 2002 to 2017 data gath  more

Michigan Retailers Report Sluggish October Sales as Economy Slows
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 21 -- The Michigan Retailers Association issued the following news release: A slowing economy and other factors has prompted Michigan retailers to report sluggish sales in October compared to 2018. Retailers also indicate that they expect a slightly slower holiday season than a year ago, but sales will still be robust compared to earlier in the decade. The October Retail Index survey came in at 43.0, a decrease from October 2018's 62.9, and up slightly from September 2  more

National Association of State Boards of Education: State Boards Can Lead on Setting Lead Remediation Policies for Schools
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Nov. 19 -- The National Association of State Boards of Education issued the following news release: The 2015 lead crisis in Flint, Michigan, brought national attention to a hidden danger in many U.S. public schools. Elevated blood lead levels in children--even at very low levels--contribute to learning deficits and behavioral and attentional problems. No federal law requires the testing of drinking water in schools, and recent reports from the Government Accountability Off  more

National Export Program Helps Manufacturers Develop Strategies to Expand Into Global Markets
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 22 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - Executives from five Michigan companies are graduating from ExporTech Mid-Michigan * * * The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced that executives from five Michigan companies are graduating from ExporTech Mid-Michigan. "ExporTech provides an excellent opportunity for companies to sharpen their strategic export plans under the guidance of seasoned experts," s  more

National Health Law Program: Low-Income Michiganders Sue HHS Over Approval of State's Medicaid Waiver Project
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- The National Health Law Program issued the following news release: Low-income individuals in Michigan, represented by a coalition of state and national health care advocates, sued the Trump administration challenging its approval of Michigan's Section 1115 Medicaid waiver project. The waiver project conditions Medicaid coverage on work requirements and adds barriers to accessing care, including heightened and mandatory premiums for low-income individuals and families. Th  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: Michigan - Adult-Use Marijuana Sales to Begin This December
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 21 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Select retailers will begin engaging in adult-use marijuana sales next month according to an advisory issued by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency. Beginning on December 1, state-licensed medical dispensaries that possess the appropriate licensing will also be able to begin selling products to adult-only consumers. However, only a handful of facilities are expected  more

NSF International Donates $30,000 Worth of Computers to Ypsilanti Community Schools
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 20 -- NSF International issued the following news release: Each year about 40 million metric tons of electronic waste end up in the world's landfills. Old computers, mobile phones and other e-waste contain toxic materials, which can negatively impact the environment and public health. As part of its corporate sustainability efforts, NSF International is looking for opportunities to donate and reuse these items instead. NSF International Sustainability Manager Seth Eps  more

NTEA Releases Training Module on Commercial Vehicle Calibrations, Emissions and Fuel Economy
FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan, Nov. 20 -- NTEA, The Association for the Work Truck Industry issued the following news release: To continue support of employee education and training in the work truck industry, NTEA developed a Truck Equipment 201 module covering commercial vehicle calibrations, emissions and fuel economy. TE201 is a series of online course modules, designed for those with technical knowledge seeking deeper understanding of specific topics outlined in TE101 -- an introductory cours  more

Public-private Partnership Launches Online Resource to Map Green Stormwater Projects Across Detroit
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 22 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news: A community-based collaborative effort launches the Detroit Stormwater Hub as the one place to learn, share and track green stormwater projects across Detroit. The site is now live at www.detroitstormwater.org. The Detroit Stormwater Hub lists more than 150 public and private green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects from across the city, showing how GSI in Detroit manages 217.5 million gallons of stormwater a  more

Respiratory Health Association: Women Living With COPD - Ask the Healthcare Provider
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- The Respiratory Health Association issued the following news: Respiratory Health Association sat down with MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS, Professor and Director of the Michigan Airways Program at the University of Michigan Health System to address some questions from women living with COPD. What should women know about COPD? Women are at equal risk for COPD as men, and in fact some studies suggest women are more susceptible. Women also comprise a higher percentage of individual  more

RTI International, Michigan State University Release Findings from Know More at MSU Survey
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 23 -- RTI International issued the following news: RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, and Michigan State University (MSU) recently released the findings of Know More @ MSU survey, a campus-wide survey launched in March to inform MSU's ongoing effort to foster a safer, more inclusive campus. The survey showed that sexual harassment was the most common form of sexual misconduct among MSU undergraduate, graduate and professional student  more

Stop Asking for That Antibiotic
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Nov. 19 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: * * * - Beaumont asks you to join the battle against this top public health crisis * * * Antibiotic resistance is a larger public health threat than most people realize. And, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports about half of all antibiotics in outpatient settings are incorrectly prescribed. According to the CDC each year in the U.S., at least 2.8 million people get an antibiotic-resistant i  more

Student Heart Check Scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14 at Fordson High School
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Nov. 19 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: The typical school sports physical may fall short in assessing heart health. Because sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes, Beaumont Health cardiologists and partner 97.1 The Ticket offer free Student Heart Check screenings to area high school students. The next Student Heart Check screening is Saturday, Dec. 14 at Fordson High School, 13800 Ford Rd, in Dearborn, from 9 a.m. to 4  more

U.S. Dominicans Gather to Discuss Order's Mission of Preaching
ADRIAN, Michigan, Nov. 22 -- Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following news: U.S. Dominican Friars, Sisters, Nuns, and Associates gathered at Weber Retreat and Conference Center in Adrian in October for a regional Dominican Preaching Colloquium. The gathering gave members of the Dominican family the opportunity to discuss their call to preach and ways to pass on the preaching mission to the next generation of Dominicans. The Colloquium included a keynote address by Father Anthony Gittins,   more

UAW Executive Board Files Article 30 Charges Against Gary Jones and Vance Pearson
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 20 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news: * * * - Action would remove from office and expel from UAW membership * * * The UAW's International Executive Board, Wednesday, filed charges under Article 30 of the UAW Constitution against Gary Jones and Vance Pearson seeking to remove them from their elected positions within the UAW and to expel them from membership in the UAW. The Article 30 charges, signed by the entire International Executive Board,  more

Upper Peninsula Manufacturers Complete National Export Assistance Program to Expand Into Global Markets
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 22 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - Executives from five Michigan companies have graduated from ExporTech Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today. * * * "ExporTech provides an excellent opportunity for companies to sharpen their strategic export plans under the guidance of seasoned experts," said MEDC Vice President of International Trade and Pure Michigan Business Conne  more