Today, Oct. 19 is the LAST DAY you can register to vote online or by mail in Michigan. If you haven’t registered yet, do it today and do it online, as US Mail likely cannot postmark it today and have it delivered by tomorrow.
The LAST DAY to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 30 but voters are advised to do it NOW due to mail delivery challenges.
The Michigan Voter Information Center website, operated by the Michigan Secretary of State, is the place to: register online; check to see where your polling place for in-person is location (many polling locations have changed due to Covid); or, check to see if your absentee ballot has been received.
The Is that a fact? podcast helps “listeners understand how they can become part of the solution to the misinformation crisis.” Produced by the News Literacy Project, the show includes “conversations with leading American thinkers, journalists, foreign policy experts, psychologists and authors.” The series will include 10 podcasts and episodes are posted every Wednesday.
Podcast #1 Here’s what we know about Russia’s disinformation campaigns should make you pause before reading or sharing that next social media post.
The News Literacy Project is a nonpartisan national education nonprofit which “provides programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in a democracy.”
Global Handwashing Day (October 15) – probably something you’d never thought you would “celebrate” – but, well, Covid. Your Mom and kindergarten teacher did their best to ensure that you “know the drill.” So, wash your hands with soap and hot water – life IS better with clean hands.
Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way
Handwashing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs, but it’s important to follow these five steps every time.
Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.