Secretary Benson's Calendar - February 2019

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NASS:
Secretary Benson in Washington, D.C. for the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Winter Meeting.

Ohio SOS:
Met with Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose and the National Institute of Civil Discourse to discuss bi-partisan partnership ideas.

NASS:
Attended Business Session with other Secretaries of State to discuss NASS business.

WJR Interview:
Spoke to Frank Beckmann, WJR.

DHS briefing:
Attended Department of Homeland Security Classified Briefing on election security issues.

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Work in Michigan.

 

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Congressional Delegation:
Met with Members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation.

All in Challenge: 
Met with All in Challenge to discuss youth engagement.

Girls and Women in Sports Foundation:
Spoke at Girls and Women in Sports Foundation lunch.

 

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State Budget Director
Met with the State Budget Director about the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) Budget priorities.

MDOS Directors:
Held monthly meeting with MDOS directors to discuss top priorities and action items.

Video taping:
Taped video to MDOS employees on CARS launch.

Staff meeting:
Met with staff to discuss election security next steps after NASS sessions. 

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Visitation:
Attended Visitation for Congressman John D. Dingell.

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Funeral:
Attended Funeral for Congressman John D. Dingell.

MSAE:
Spoke at the Michigan Society of Association Executives about the implementation of voting rights proposals and the citizen redistricting commission.

State of the State Address:
Attended the Governor’s State of the State address.

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Legislative meeting.

Legislative meeting.

Work in Lansing: 
Work in Lansing Office.

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Annual Soul Food Lunch:
Attended and Spoke at Judge Damon Keith’s annual Soul Food Lunch.

Work in Detroit:
Work in Detroit Office.

WWMT interview:
Phone interview with Mike Krafcik of CBS affiliate for Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids.

 

 

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Branch office visits. 

Radio interviews:
Radio Interviews with WWJ (metro Detroit), WJR (metro Detroit) and WBCK (Battle Creek).

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MDOS data conversion:
MDOS works to convert data from legacy system.

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Branch office visits.

 

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Voter Registration Seminar:
Attended voter registration seminar with Alabama Secretary of State.

 

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Press conference:
Announced the first day of No Reason Absentee Voting with Flint Township clerk.

Livingston County Clerks:
Attended Livingston County Clerks meeting.

Ottawa County Clerk:
Lunch with Ottawa County Clerk Justin Roebuck.

Staff meeting: Met with Staff.

Branch office visits.

 

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Taping "Off the Record":
Tape “Off the Record” with Tim Skubick.

Princeton Research Group:
Met with Princeton Research Group about redistricting commission study.

Branch office visits.

 

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MSU Student Government:
Met with Students from MSU Student Government.

Video taping:
Taped video for Oakland University Day at the Capitol.

Staff meeting:
Met with staff.

Branch office visits:

 

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Ford Foundation: 
Met with the Ford Foundation to discuss election modernization.

ACLU:
Met with ACLU representatives about driver's license issues.

Black History Month luncheon:
Celebrated Black History Month at a luncheon organized by MDOS employees.

SBAM:
Spoke at the Small Business Association of Michigan meeting.

 

 

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Staff meeting:
Staff meeting on 2019 priorities.

 

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