Navigating the Week: GLB’s Weekly Roundup 09/04
Whitmer to reopen gyms, allow school sports. This week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that gyms will be allowed to reopen at 25 percent capacity and high schools will be allowed to proceed with fall sports, although she released guidance strongly advising against contact sports. More on her order here.
DPS support staff left out of reopening conversations. Support staff in Detroit Public Schools are calling on administrators to include them in conversations about school reopening and ensure their safety is prioritized. Many staff members are frustrated that support staff haven’t been given the same options and protections as teachers. More on their demands here.
Detroit protesters file lawsuit over ‘brutal violence’ from police. On Monday, protesters against police brutality sued the city of Detroit, with hopes to ban police from using batons, riot gear, tear gas and rubber bullets against them. Read more here.
Detroit Will Breathe, other organizations join to call for Chief Craig’s resignation. The activist group Detroit Will Breathe is renewing its demand that Detroit police chief James Craig resign, saying he encourages violence against protesters in the city. The groups is joined by 35 other organizations all calling for Craig’s resignation. Read more here.
Nessel, Benson respond to Trump’s advice to vote twice. AG Dana Nessel and SOS Jocelyn Benson responded to comments from President Trump this week in which he encouraged people to vote both by mail and in person, clarifying that voting twice is illegal and voters who intentionally vote twice will be prosecuted for fraud. More on their comments here.
Levin calls for more federal education funding. U.S. Rep. Andy Levin and public school advocates are calling for more federal funding to support schools during the pandemic. Get the full story here.
Tweet of the Week
Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist highlights Michigan’s COVID-19 testing efforts in this week’s Tweet of the Week.