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Dingell Update: September 2, 2020

Washington, September 2, 2020
Here is an update for September 3.

Thought of the day: "I will get my education - if it is in home, school, or anyplace.” -Malala Yousafzai

Today, across the country, House Democrats are taking action for the children. Every school district is facing questions of how to do the best for the children in the face of overwhelming challenges. I’m joining Dearborn School District to prepare food for families who rely on school nutrition programs, and this afternoon I’ll visit Van Buren’s McBride Middle School in Belleville as they distribute Chromebooks to 8th graders. I’m in awe how school districts and educators across Southeast Michigan have stepped up to make sure students and their families have the tools to succeed this school year. However, the most valuable thing we can do is pass a desperately needed, comprehensive coronavirus relief package. 110 days ago the House passed the Heroes Act to get resources to state and local government, ramp up testing, support front line workers, and fully respond to the global pandemic.


On Monday, Washtenaw County publicly released documents regarding the cleanup of the Gelman Dioxane Plume. My priority is – and always has been – addressing the cleanup of the Gelman Plume and bringing all parties to the table. This release of documents is an important step in that process to keep the public informed while allowing for the opportunity for residents, local governments, and stakeholders to provide concerns and feedback. There will be a public meeting on September 14 at 6pm hosted by EGLE with more details to follow. It is important communities be allowed to see the settlement, understand it, and express their opinions. You can find all the documents and helpful explanation videos by clicking here.


Poll workers are critically important to ensure every vote is counted in our democracy. Want to get involved? Visit www.powerthepolls.org today and sign up to be a poll worker.

Team Dingell is here seven days a week and wants to listen and help. It isn’t as smooth as we want on some issues, but we will never stop fighting for you. Call our office at 313-278-2936 or contact us through Facebook or our webpage.
 
New information becomes available every day. Below is a list of resources and information that can be helpful during this time. Please share this information with your family, friends, and colleagues. Remember, stay home, stay safe, save lives.

Coronavirus information

File for unemployment

Small Businesses can apply for low-interest disaster loans

Navigating Social Security Benefits
 
School Based Food Service Interactive Map
 
Food Banks and Kitchens in Michigan's 12th Congressional District
 
Contact numbers for people looking for information are:
• Centers for Disease Control, cdc.gov/coronavirus, 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).
Michigan.gov/coronavirus, or 888-535-6136.

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