Secretary Benson's Calendar - May 2019

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Meeting
Biweekly branch district manager conference call

Media Interview
Interview in Lansing with Lauren Gibbons and Taylor DesOrmeau of MLive about financial disclosure

Media Interview
Interview in Lansing with Riley Beggin of Bridge Magazine about implementation of Proposal 2 and Proposal 3

Meeting
Weekly senior staff meeting in Lansing

Courageous Persuaders Awards Celebration
Spoke at event and presented awards in Royal Oak

2

Meeting
Met with Metro Division Director Sheri Jordan in Lansing

Meeting
Met with Western Division Director Terry Wilks in Lansing

Meeting
Director staff meeting in Lansing

3

Event
Attended Orion Township Business Roundtable Breakfast Reception in Lake Orion

 

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Media interview
Telephone interview with Nolan Finley on 910-AM Superstation about Election Day

Media interview
Telephone interview with Michael Patrick Shiels of The Big Show about Election Day

Media interview
Telephone interview with Frank Beckmann of WJR-AM 760 about Election Day

Media interview
Telephone interview with Stephen Henderson of WDET 101.9 FM about Election Day

 

8

Testimony
Testified at U.S. House Administration Committee Hearing on Election Security in Washington, D.C.

Event
Attended Macomb Chamber Hosted Retirement Party for 127th Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Doug Slocum in Sterling Heights

9

Voting rights history tour
Co-hosted voting rights history tour with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill in Alabama

10

Voting rights history tour
Co-hosted voting rights history tour with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill in Alabama

Media interview
Telephone
interview with Beth Fisher of WWJ-AM 950 about voting rights history tour

Media interview
Telephone
interview with Frank Beckmann of WJR-AM 760 about voting rights history tour

Media interview
Telephone
interview with Rick Pluta of Michigan Public Radio about voting rights history tour

11

Voting rights history tour
Co-hosted voting rights history tour with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill in Alabama

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13

Funeral
Attended funeral for Judge Damon J. Keith

14

Meeting
Met with Metro District 2 Manager Pamela Honkanen in Detroit

Meeting
Met with Metro District 1 Manager Lakeesha Perryman in Detroit

Meeting
Met with Metro District 4 Manager Kelli Rottenberk in Detroit

Meeting
Weekly senior staff meeting in Detroit

 

15

Panel
Participated on panel “Social Action Trailblazers” for Alpha Kappa Alpha Day at the Capitol in Lansing

News conference
News conference in Grand Ledge about military voting and recognition initiatives

Media interview
Telephone interview with Cinnamon Janzer for U.S. News & World Report about ruling in gerrymandering court case

Event
Attended City Year Detroit’s Red Jacket Gala Dinner & Program in Detroit

16

Media interview
Telephone interview with Michael Horace of WCMU-FM 89.5 about military voting and recognition initiatives

Meeting
Spoke at Kent County Clerks Association meeting in East Grand Rapids

Meeting
Met with Western District 8 Manager Amy Maus in Lansing

Meeting
Met with Western District 6 Manager Tammie Rodriguez in Lansing

Meeting
Met with Western District 7 Manager Dave Latusek in Lansing

17

Gift of Life Michigan
Toured Gift of Life Michigan Headquarters and Surgical Center in Ann Arbor

18

Event
Attended Detroit Police Athletic League’s 50th Anniversary Celebration in Detroit

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20

Meeting
Weekly meeting with senior staff in Detroit

21

Event
Attended Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Flip the Switch on the Brian Whiston Memorial Fountain in Lansing

Conference call
Spoke with members participating in workshop at National Association of Secretaries of State Summer Conference

News conference
News conference in Grand Rapids launching motorcycle safety campaign

22

Meeting
Met in Kansas City with Jason Kander, former Missouri secretary of state

Women Leaders in College Sports
Spoke at Women Leaders in College Sports event

23

News conference
News conference in Detroit about motorcycle safety campaign

Gold Star Families Luncheon
Attended Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Gold Star Families luncheon in Lansing

Interview
Telephone interview with Amber McReynolds for When Women Vote book

 

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Mackinac Policy Conference
Attended Mackinac Policy Conference

30

Media row interviews at Mackinac Policy Conference about expanding appointments to all branch offices

  • WJR-AM 760 with Paul W. Smith
  • WOOD-AM 1300 with Rick Albin and Steve Kelly
  • WWJ-AM 950 with Roberta Jasina and Tom Jordan
  • WFDF-AM 910 with Nolan Finley
  • The Detroit News with Beth LeBlanc
  • WPHM-AM 1380 with Paul Miller
  • WJR-AM 760 with Frank Beckmann
  • Michigan’s Big Show with Michael Patrick Shiels
  • Michigan Public Radio with Rick Pluta
  • WDET-FM 101.9 with Stephen Henderson
  • WJR-AM 760 with Guy Gordon
  • WXYZ-TV with Chuck Stokes
  • Michigan Advance with Susan J. Demas
  • WDIV-TV with Devin Scillian
  • Sinclair Broadcasting with Mikenzie Frost

Media interview

  • Telephone interview with WCMU-FM 89.5 about expanding appointments to all branch offices

Mackinac Policy Conference
Attended Mackinac Policy Conference

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Mackinac Policy Conference
Attended Mackinac Policy Conference