Secretary Benson's Calendar - January 2019

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
   

1

Swearing in.

Visit office with family.

2

MDOS:
Start work at Michigan Department of State; meet staff, get ID, set up office.

3

Selfridge:
Tour and meeting at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

MDOS:
Meet with staff.

4

Radio Interview:
Radio interview with Michigan radio WUOM.

Staff:
Conduct staff interviews for legal positions.

Meet with staff about schedule requests.

 

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6

Staff:
Met with staff in Lansing office.

Legal:
Met with lawyers regarding pending lawsuits.

Work in Detroit:
Work in Detroit office.

7

Training:
Visit staff training on new Customer and Automotive Records System (CARS).

Work in Detroit:
Work in Detroit office and meet with staff.

Dinner:
Dinner with Amber McReynolds, former director of elections in Denver.

 

8

Training:
Visit staff training on new Customer and Automotive Records System (CARS).

Staff:
Visit MDOS Secondary Complex in Dimondale and meet staff.

Conference:
Attend bipartisan conference with state legislators at the Detroit Wayne County Port Authority.

9

Training:
Visit staff training on new Customer and Automotive Records System (CARS).

Staff:
Host first monthly meeting of all MDOS directors.

Conference:
Attend bipartisan conference with state legislators at the Detroit Wayne County Port Authority.

 

 

10

MDOS:
Host first monthly meeting of all MDOS directors.

Staff:
Meet with staff on implementation of automatic voter registration.

Staff:
Host brown bag lunch with all staff in the Bureau of Elections.

Legislative meeting.

 

11

Brennan Center:
Met with the Brennan Center for Justice on voting rights issues.

 

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15

Joyce Foundation::
Met with the Joyce Foundation.

Center for Election Innovation & Research:
Met with the Center for Election Innovation & Research.

 

16

Radio Interview:
Interview with Michael Patrick Shiels.

Governor:
Attended the governor’s first cabinet meeting.

Radio Interview:
Interview with Frank Beckmann.

County & Municipal Clerks:
County & Municipal Clerks meeting.

Legislative meeting.

Auto show:
Attend and tour North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Women's Sports Foundation:
Attended Women’s Sports Foundation dinner.

17

Legislative meeting.

Work in Detroit:
Working in Detroit office.

Michigan Advance Interview:
Telephone interview with Ken Coleman of Michigan Advance.

NAIAS (Auto Show):
NAIAS (Auto Show) Preview.

Interviews.

18

Interviews:
Interviews with WWJ-AM 950, WJR-AM 760, WOMC-FM 104.3.

Future Mobility:
Met with Michigan Council on Future Mobility.

NAIAS (Auto Show):
NAIAS Auto Show Gala.

Interviews:
Interviews with WGVU-FM 88.5/95.3, WWJ-AM 950, "Live" WKZO AM-590, WPNW - "THE PLEDGE" AM, WSJM, and WNBY-AM 1450.

19

Women's March:
Attended the Women's March in Detroit.

20

Swearing-in:
Attended the swearing-in of Wayne County Executive Warren Evans.

21

Community Celebration:
Participated in Romulus Community Celebration - Standing up for Democracy.

MLK Walk:
Participated in the Southfield MLK Day Walk Celebration.

Pontiac Community Lunch:
Attended Greater Pontiac Community Coalition Lunch.

MLK Remembrance:
Participated in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Celebration.

Lathrup Village Celebration:
Keynote Speaker for the City of Lathrup Village Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

22

Clerk Calls:
Calls to 20 election clerks.

Branch visits:
Visits to 12 branch offices.

23

Clerk Calls:
Calls to 20 clerks.

DTMB director:
Met with the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget director.

Staff meeting.

Ingham Clerk:
Met with Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum.

Staff meeting.

 

24

Clerk calls:
Calls with clerks.

Municipal clerks:
Attended the Capital Area Municipal Clerks Association.

Radio taping:
Taped recording for radio use at Lansing office.

Clerk calls:
Calls with 20 clerks.

Branch office visits.

25

Interviews:
Interviews with Lester Gordon of Michigan Radio, Guy Gordon of WJR, Jason Scott of WWJ, and Brian Dickerson of the Detroit Free Press.

 

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28

Radio interview:
Interview with Frank Beckmann of WJR.

Legislative meeting:
Legislative Meeting.

Sec. Alex Padilla:
National Association of Secretaries of State conference call with Secretary Alex Padilla.

 

29

Legislative meeting.

Justice McCormack:
Meeting with Justice Bridget McCormack.

Interviews:
Interviews with Ingrid Jacques of the Detroit News and Sinclair Broadcast Group.

30

Radio interview:
Interview with WDET's Stephen Henderson.

Al Quinlan:
Call with Al Quinlan.

31

NCAA:
NCAA Inclusion Forum Breakfast.

RISE:
Civil rights tour and town hall.

Dinner:
Attended Fritz Pollard Dinner.