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Gov. Whitmer Proclaims September as Hispanic Heritage Month
Gov. Whitmer Proclaims September as Hispanic Heritage Month LANSING, Mich. — Governor Whitmer is celebrating Michigan’s Hispanic population by proclaiming September 2021 as Hispanic Heritage Month. “Michigan’s Hispanic and Latino residents are an essential part of our state’s cultural and economic fabric,” said Governor Whitmer. “I am proud to proclaim September as Hispanic Heritage month and celebrate alongside a community filled with rich tradition as we continue to ensure that Michigan is a welcoming and inclusive place for all.” View the full Proclamation.
GOVERNOR WHITMER ANNOUNCES 250K FREE COVID-19 TESTS FOR MICHIGANDERS
On Monday, January 31, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today announced a partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation to ship 250,000 free tests to 50,000 households to help get COVID-19 at-home tests into the hands of vulnerable Michiganders.
FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF STAFF FOR GAYLORD NATIVE STAFF SGT. NATALIE ROSE BARAJAS
Governor Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags throughout the state of Michigan to be lowered to half-staff on Sunday to honor the life and service of former US Army Staff Sargent NATALIE BARAJAS. Sgt. Barajas was a Gaylord. Michigan native who served and was honored with the distinction.
In an update, the Governor’s Office says that flags will fly at full staff on Friday, Sept. 17 to recognize Constitution Day and National POW/MIA Recognition Day. They say the new flag-lowering date for Sgt. Barajas will be on Sunday, Sept. 19
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LLEAD MICHIGAN AND LOCAL CHAPTERS ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO BE FAMILIAR WITH RECENT COVID-19 EMERGENCY ORDER MCL 333,2253
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Michigan Celebrates Immigrants Who Have Helped Make Our State Strong And Prosperous
Sept.10-19 IS WELCOMING WEEK IN MICHIGAN
LANSING, Mich. – The Office of Global Michigan is encouraging all Michiganders to celebrate National Welcoming Week, Sept. 10-19, highlighting the importance of bringing together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and achieve collective prosperity.
Newcomers are a vital part of our communities, bringing fresh perspectives and new ideas, while also contributing to the vibrant diversity we value. Michigan is a welcoming state and can achieve greater prosperity by making people from all around the world feel valued, regardless of where they were born or what they look like.
“This is a great endeavor that will help shed light on the positive contributions and impacts immigrants bring to Michigan,” said Global Michigan’s Director of New American Integration Karen Phillippi. “We sincerely hope others will join us in celebrating not only our current immigrant, refugee, and international residents who have helped make Michigan the great state it is today, but also all future ones to come.”
Michiganders can join Global Michigan by sharing their personal immigrant and refugee stories and highlighting their contributions to their community on social media, adding #WelcomingWeek and #IWelcome to their posts.
The www.welcomingweek.org site includes downloadable signs and other resources to celebrate the immigrant, refugee, and international community.
Visit www.newamericaneconomy.org/locations/michigan to learn more about immigrants and the economy.
Learn more about Global Michigan at www.michigan.gov/SOM.