Dingell Update: November 6, 2020
Washington, November 6, 2020
Here is an update for November 6th.
Thought of the day: “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” President Harry Truman
Yesterday, Michigan reported 5,710 new cases and 51 new deaths from COVID-19, bring the state’s total case count to 197,806 and deaths to 7,470. Our state has been experiencing a sharp upward trend in cases and deaths over the last few weeks, at times breaking previous records. It is not getting better. We are not rounding the curve. In fact, we are heading into winter where cases are expected to get worse. I am pleading with my neighbors to think of the common good of our state and our nation. Protect you loved ones by wearing a mask, socially distancing, and avoiding large gatherings. It is important we take these actions to save lives and keep businesses open.
On Tuesday, the American people went to the polls in droves. Our nation is on pace to surpass a 60-year-old record for voter turnout. Regardless of party, this is very good for the U.S. and for democracy. However, with record turnout and over 90 million absentee ballots cast, it’s important to understand that it will take time to process ballots and announce totals in some states. We have a duty to count every vote!
As this election comes to a close, it’s important for everyone to remember that we are Americans. We share a lot of the same values and goals in life. But our life experiences present us with different ideas on how to create a more perfect union. Yes, we are imperfect, but we are strong together.
On Wednesday, the IRS informed Americans of an ongoing text scam related to $1,200 Economic Impact Payments. Scammers are texting Americans that they have received a $1,200 payment from the IRS, but need to submit their banking information to receive their payment and include a link to a phishing website to collect your personal information. REMEMBER: neither the IRS nor state agencies will ever text taxpayers for their bank account information. The IRS has provided the public with guidance on how to identify these scams and report them here.
It is truly shameful that, in the middle of a pandemic and economic uncertainty for millions of Americans, anyone would seize the opportunity to scam suffering families out of the hard-earned money they need to pay their bills and put food on the table.Be safe out there, Michigan. Wear a mask, social distance, wash those hands, and avoid large gatherings. We are in this together!
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.