Secretary Benson's Calendar - April 2019

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 

1

Branch office visits

Media interview
Interview with Sinclair Broadcasting Group in Traverse City
 

Meeting
Grand Traverse County Municipal Clerks Association in Traverse City

2

Branch office visits

Conference call

Call with Women in Sports Foundation

3

Branch office visits

Michigan Township Association

Spoke at Michigan Township Association Conference in Grand Rapids

4

Women in Blue

Spoke at Women in Blue event in Detroit
 
Meeting
Met with Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett and staff in Detroit
 
Opening Day
Attended Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals baseball game in Detroit

5

Branch office visits

Gift of Life Gala
Spoke at Gift of Life Michigan Gala in Plymouth

6

7

8

Branch office visits

Weekly executive call
Weekly call with Department of State executive leadership

9

Hearing

Spoke at budget hearing for state House Appropriations subcommittee
 
Legislative meetings
 
Video
Taping for organ donor registry video
 
Meeting
Met with Chris Thomas, chair of Election Modernization Advisory Commission

10

Meeting

Met with staff of Northwest Detroit branch
 
Wayne County Clerks
Spoke at Wayne County Clerks quarterly lunch in Flat Rock
 
Hearing
Spoke at budget hearing for state Senate Appropriations subcommittee

11

News conference
News conference in Detroit about branch office visits and “Modernizing Service at the Michigan Department of State 100-day report”

The Detroit News
Meeting with Editorial Board of The Detroit News

12

Media interview

Telephone interview with Frank Beckmann of WJR-AM
 
Media interview
Telephone interview with Pat Batcheller of WDET-FM
 
Media interview
Telephone interview with Andrew Green of WSJM-FM
 
Media interview
Telephone interview with Paul W. Smith of WJR-AM
13

14

15

Media interview
Telephone interview with Michael Patrick Shiels of “Michigan’s Big Show”

Meeting
Lunch in Detroit with Carolyn Cassin, president and CEO, Michigan Women’s Foundation

16

Meeting
Election Security Advisory Commission meeting in Ann Arbor

News conference
News conference in Detroit about launch of professional sports team license plates

17

Conference call
Bi-weekly branch district manager meeting

Meeting
Meeting with Matt Masterson and Alex Joves of U.S. Department of Homeland Security to discuss election security

Weekly executive meeting
Weekly meeting with Department of State executive leadership

18

Legislative meeting
Legislative meeting

Conference call
Call with secretaries of state in advance of voting rights history tour in Alabama

19

Meeting
Breakfast in Ferndale with Sandy O’Brien, deputy county clerk/register of deeds, Oakland County

20
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22

Media interview
Telephone interview with Michael Patrick Shiels of “Michigan’s Big Show”

23

Women’s Power Breakfast
Attended 26th annual Women’s Power Breakfast & Program in Detroit sponsored by Gleaners Food Bank to support their programs

Voting Rights Roundtable
Served as panelist at Voting Rights Roundtable with U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens in Livonia
 
Town hall
Restore the Public trust town hall with U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee in Flint

24

News conference
News conference in Detroit for National Donate Life Month

LinkedIn
Spoke at opening of LinkedIn office in Detroit
 
ALCU 100
Spoke at ACLU 100 in Detroit

25

Events
National Take Our Daughters Ands Sons To Work Day events at Michigan Department of State office in Lansing

Legislative meetings
 

 

26

Media interview
Telephone interview with Ken Lanphear of WKZO-AM

Media interview
Telephone interview with Frank Beckmann of WJR-AM
 
Media interview
Telephone interview with Mikenzie Frost of Sinclair Broadcasting Group
27

28

Media interview
Interview with Richard Lui on MSNBC Live from Detroit

Media interview
Telephone interview with WWJ-AM
 
Media interview
Interview with WDIV-TV in Detroit

29

Media interview
Telephone interview with Frank Beckmann of WJR-AM

Media interview
Telephone interview with Stephen Henderson of WDET-FM
 
Media interview
Interview with FOX 2 Detroit in Southfield

 

30

Conference call
Call with Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)

Interview
Taped interview for Bloomfield Township Clerk Jan Roncelli’s “At Your Service” show on Bloomfield Community Television
 
Media interview
Telephone interview with Stephen Montemayor of Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
Media interview
Telephone interview with Sarah Wojcik of C&G Newspapers
 
Public briefing
Testified at U.S. Commission of Civil Rights Michigan Advisory Committee Public Briefing on voting rights in Detroit
 
Event
Attended Michigan Woman Forward annual Woman Up & Celebrate Southeast Michigan Party in Detroit