Dingell Update: September 22, 2020
Washington, September 22, 2020
Here is an update for September 22nd.
Thought of the day: “Fight for the things you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
We are still mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was not only a fair and strong jurist, but a woman who opened doors wider for everyone. Her life was dedicated to fighting for justice and equality – deeply American values. RBG not only blazed her own trail, but she inspired generations who have taken up her fight. As our nation mourns the passing of this incredible woman, too many political leaders are starting the political bickering that so many are sick of. I want to keep these updates a place to turn for up-to-date information and resources to help you; but let me say this. Words matter and making “special conditions” to get just want you want are the very situations that Ginsburg fought her career to overcome. We are a nation of principles, and we are better than abandoning values for a political opportunity.
Another major passing this weekend as we saw COVID deaths in the United States pass 200,000 people. That number can be hard to put in perspective, but that’s almost twice the capacity of the Big House on a Saturday in the fall. In six months, that’s 200,000 souls who meant so much to family and friends. We honor their lives, honor their legacy, and everyone must wear masks and keep safe so we can stop this horrible virus.
There are a number of free COVID testing sites across Michigan’s 12th Congressional District:
Every Tuesday, 11 am to 3 pm (weather permitting)
ACCESS Community Health and Research Center
6450 Maple Street
Please call 313-216-2200 to confirm they are testing
You may pre-register by texting “MI Cares” to 48355
Other services include:
Saturday, September 26 from 9 am to 1 pm
Ypsilanti District Library
5577 Whittaker Road
Register at: bit.ly/WCHDfreetests
Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27 from 10 am to 3 pm
13333 Telegraph Road
No pre-registration is needed to receive testing.
Busy week on the House Floor this week. Monday, the House passed strong bipartisan legislation to strengthen America’s Strategic National Stockpile that includes my bill to boost domestic manufacturing of our medical supplies as a matter of national security. Later this week, the House will consider comprehensive legislation make long-overdue updates to our energy policy, including provisions I led on electric vehicles and improving dam safety and oversight after the Edenville dam breached in May.
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.
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
Arabic language resources مصادر اللغة العربية
• عزل COVID-19 والحجر الصحي
• صحيفة وقائع COVID-19
• COVID-19 ما تحتاج إلى معرفته عن
• اغسل يديك
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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