Flashpoint 6/2/19: State leaders address Michigan’s future at Mackinac Policy Conference

June 2, 2019

Click On Detroit

Devin Scillian

State leaders sat down with Flashpoint host Devin Scillian to address key issues facing Michigan at the Mackinac Policy Conference this week.

Segment One:

Democratic US Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan’s 12th congressional district, and Republican US Rep. Frederick Upton of Michigan’s 6th congressional district.

Segment Two:

Georgia politician, Stacey Yvonne Abrams.

Segment Three

Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson.

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Stacey Abrams to speak at Mackinac Policy Conference

March 14, 2019

Crain’s Detroit Business

Anisa Jibrell

Political activist Stacey Abrams of Georgia is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech on the nation’s current political landscape at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference in May.

The annual Mackinac Policy Conference, which runs May 28-31 on Mackinac Island, includes a roster of influential names in local politics and community leadership. The event is platform to discuss topics such as mobility, economic development and education.

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Stacey Abrams, John Kasich, Jeb Bush to keynote 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference

March 14, 2019

Click On Detroit

Ken Haddad

The Detroit Regional Chamber announced this week that former George gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will deliver keynote addresses at this year’s conference.

The conference is from May 28 to May 31.

Gov. Whitmer, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and other local leaders are expected to speak at the annual event.

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Stacey Abrams to keynote annual Mackinac Policy Conference

March 13, 2019

Michigan Advance

Nick Manes


Abrams, who narrowly lost her race for Georgia governor last year and delivered the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last month, will be a keynote speaker at the annual Mackinac Policy Conference in late May.

She said this week that a 2020 presidential run “is definitely on the table.” Abrams also has been considering a U.S. Senate bid next year and has been a national voice for voting rights.

The annual business and political conference is hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber and held at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, a favorite of Michigan lawmakers and lobbyists. The Southeast Michigan business group announced Abram’s participation in the conference in a tweet on Wednesday.

Joining Abrams as announced speakers at this year’s Mackinac Conference are Republican former governors and presidential candidates Jeb Bush of Florida and John Kasich of Ohio.

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