Convention, K12, USPS, Census. Guests Matt Grossman, Kerry Ebersole Singh

August 17, 2020

Michigan Policast for Monday, August 17, 2020

  In this episode:

  • The Democratic ticket is Biden – Harris
  • The first of its kind virtual DNC convention
  • COVID-19 and Michigan
  • Matt Grossman, K12, and COVID
  • Trump Battle Royale: US Post Office
  • Kerry Ebersole Singh on the US Census
  • Political notes
  • Attack ad of the week
  • Transcript

 

 

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The Democratic ticket is Biden – Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first of its kind virtual DNC convention

 

 

 

“I’m a Republican, but the Republican Party has always been my vehicle but never my master, ... You have to do what you think is right in your heart, and I’m comfortable here.” ~@JohnKasich https://bit.ly/2DRLclf #DNC #BidenHarrisClick To Tweet

COVID-19 and Michigan

 

 

 

Matt Grossman, K12, and COVID

'School openings seem to be based on partisanship rather than #COVID19 cases ... @GOP areas are more likely to have their schools open now and @DNC districts are more likely to have their schools closed.' ~ @MattGrossman #K12Click To Tweet
'At a macro level, school openings don't seem to be related to the actual level of infection in an area, it seems to be more related to local politics and what state politics allow' ~@MattGrossman #COVID19 #K12Click To Tweet
'Hopefully, our research shows MI and other states where they stand relative to what other states are doing.' @MattGrossman @IPPSR @MSU #COVID19 #K12Click To Tweet
'One research interest is to get a sense of what factors at state and local levels produce policy changes that make a difference to the progression of #COVID19' ~@MattGrossman @IPPSR #K12 Click To Tweet

Trump Battle Royale: US Post Office

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry Ebersole Singh on the US Census

'As a state, we are tied for 5th in the nation with a 69% self-response rate. We surpassed our 2010 self-response rate back in July. So that was an important milestone' ~@KerryEbersole @MiCensus #2020CensusClick To Tweet
'They needed to work through the month of Oct. on non-response follow up to get a complete count, but now they are ending data collection on 9/30. Less than 7 short weeks from today' ~@KerryEbersole @MiCensus #2020CensusClick To Tweet
'Our urban areas definitely need to be bolstered but we also have some rural areas, college towns, and census tracts that are 20% below where they were in 2010' ~@KerryEbersole @MiCensus #2020CensusClick To Tweet
'If you are a college student, even if your classes ended early or went virtual early, you still should use your college address where you get counted for the census' ~@KerryEbersole @MiCensus #2020CensusClick To Tweet
#2020Census is unique, there are many different challenges plus a pandemic. It's been a roller coaster, and we need to get everyone counted' ~@KerryEbersole @MiCensus Click To Tweet
'There are only 9 Q's on the #2020Census, your immigration status has no factor. It's not asked and nor will your responses be shared with any other government agency' ~@KerryEbersole @MiCensus Click To Tweet
' #2020Census is how we get the money that we've already paid to the federal government back to our communities. We don't want to leave any $$ on the table' ~@KerryEbersole @MICensus Click To Tweet

 

 

Political notes

 

 

Attack ad of the week

 

Runner Up: Dignity | Joe Biden

 

 

Winner: Unprecedented | The Lincoln Project

 

 

 

 

Transcript

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