State Representative Karen Whitsett

State Representative Karen Whitsett Here to serve the people of the 9th District! Contact me with any questions you may have, and I look forward to working with you.

04/23/2020

Even when i had covid, I have worked day and night to get food for those who need it, cleaning supplies to help police and sheriffs and testing and resources for Detroit. no one will stop me from telling the truth or working to help.

04/10/2020

Last time I checked, ” Thank you” does not have a party line. #peopleoverpolitics

CORONAVIRUS WATER RESTART PLANIf you or anyone you know has water service off in the household, please call 313-386-9727...
03/17/2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 Water Restart Plan | City of Detroit

CORONAVIRUS WATER RESTART PLAN

If you or anyone you know has water service off in the household, please call 313-386-9727 to request a restoration. Prior to water being turned on, a clear, safe path to the water meter is necessary, and a person 17 years or older needs to be present at the house. Find out more at www.detroitmi.gov/WaterRestart.

Mayor Mike Duggan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) Director Gary Brown announced the Coronavirus Water Restart Plan to restore water service and prevent new service interruptions at no initial cost to customers during Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Under a....

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03/17/2020
Governor Gretchen Whitmer: Suspend Rent, Mortgage, & Utility Payments During the Coronavirus Crisis

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To Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer: COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) has been classified as a global pandemic. Michigan already has at least 45 cases statewide. State and federal officials are encouraging people who feel sick to stay home, but many workers already struggle to make rent or mor...

03/17/2020

COVID19 Update 03/16 (11:00am):

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Temporarily Closing Bars, Theaters, Casinos, and Other Public Spaces (Gyms); Limiting Restaurants to Delivery and Carry-Out Orders

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order to temporarily closes theaters, bars, and casinos, and limits restaurants to carry-out and delivery orders.

Under the Executive Order, the following places of public accommodation will be closed; restaurants, foodcourts, cafés, coffee houses, bars, taverns, brewpubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, clubs, hookah bars, cigar bars, vaping lounges, theatres, cinemas, indoor and outdoor performance venues, libraries and museums, gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, indoor studios, spots, casinos, other places of public can use it not listed above.

This order does not restrict a place of business from offering food and beverage using delivery service, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, or drive-up service. Places of public accommodation are encouraged to do so and use precautions to mitigate potential transmission of COVID-19, including social distancing. Restaurants may allow five people inside at a time to pick up orders, so long as they stay six feet apart from each other.

These restrictions do NOT apply to the following locations: office buildings, grocery stores, markets, food pantries, pharmacies, drug stores, and providers of medical equipment and supplies, health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities, warehouse and distribution centers, and industrial and manufacturing facilities.

Order restrictions will remain in place until Monday, March 30 at 11:59 pm.

03/17/2020
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COVID19 Update 03/16 (1:00pm):

Governor Whitmer Expands Unemployment Benefits for Michigan Workers

Today, the Governor signed an Executive Order to temporarily expand eligibility for unemployment benefits. This executive order is effective immediately.

Under the governor’s order, unemployment benefits would be extended to:

1. Workers who have an unanticipated family care responsibility, including those who have childcare responsibilities due to school closures, or those who are forced to care for loved ones who become ill.

2. Workers who are sick, quarantined, or immunocompromised and who do not have access to paid family and medical leave or are laid off.

3. First responders in the public health community who become ill or are quarantined due to exposure to COVID-19.

The State is also seeking solutions for self-employed workers and independent contractors who traditionally do not have access to unemployment insurance.

Access to benefits for unemployed workers will also be extended:

- Benefits will be increased from 20 to 26 weeks.

- The application eligibility period will be increased from 14 to 28 days.

- The normal in-person registration and work search requirements will be suspended.

Eligible employees should apply for unemployment benefits online at Michigan.gov/UIA or 1-866-500-0017. A factsheet on how to apply for benefits can be found here.

Under the order, an employer or employing unit must not be charged for unemployment benefits if their employees become unemployed because of an executive order requiring them to close or limit operations.

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S-688 House Office Building P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI
48909

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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15173736990

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Hi Representative Whitsett. I saw you on an interview with President Trump discussing both trade schools and assisting seniors that need help with the upkeep on their homes. Have you considered speaking to Mike Rowe of the TV show Dirty Jobs? He has a foundation to train people in the trades and if you can get people in the trades maybe they could train by helping seniors work on their homes? Just a thought but keep up the great work for your constituents. I went to a trade school and am very glad I did.
I had seen your interview on Charlie Kirk and your meeting with President Trump. My close friend Vicky Nichols is in Capital Regional Hospital in Tallahassee, Florida In the ICU with the CORVD19 She is 59 and has been an inspiration in friendship to so many. Vicki has been on a vent for over 8 days and they have been trying each of the best meds they can to turn the tide of the virus. She holds steady but is in critical condition as they have tried Convalescent Plasma, Remdesivir, and several other meds. The Cytokine storms are still in process and we are hopeful but quite concerned. The one med that, to my knowledge, hasn't been investigated is the Hydroxyquinolone as some are very down on the med. I am not a HIPPA approved person for Vicki (Not that that makes a difference for friends will never give up on friends), I am rather working to be a support for her Sister, Andrea Nichols RN, and Cousin Rebecca White, Respiratory Nurse at Capital Regional. Vicki has many people praying and pulling for her recovery but we are also looking for any hope. This reach out is one of those hopes that perhaps something else can be done. There should always be someone who is willing to reach just a bit further to help another and Vicki's friends will not give up. . Do you have any good resources that could possibly help this amazing lady? She has friends all over the states and we are all pulling for her.
Well, are you ready to leave the demonic Democratic party yet?
Theresa Griffiths Dear Rep. Whitsett, I am a republican. I am white female, in my late 50's, and I live in Florida. I want to send you my warmest regards, and tell you how much respect I have for you; for the honesty and integrity of your heart. I have never looked up a politician on Facebook, and sent them a message. But your boldness to speak truth, and not play the politician game, compelled me to express my admiration to you. I love that you set aside party politics, and have said what was true. I am grateful the Lord spared you and restored your health. I pray you will be a warrior for truth, and that you will step outside the boundaries man establishes, and seek the truth, and speak the truth. I hope the Lord continues to use your precious life in a great redemptive way in our generation. Peoples hearts are revealed when things don't go their way. God Bless you. I hope you become a republican, and a warrior for truth wherever it exists. Many blessings. Theresa
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
Good afternoon. You are my State Rep. I am having issues with the State and believe that you can help me resolve what is going on. I have sent an email to your email address. Can you please contact me either through Facebook or respond to the email? Thanks in advance.
Thank you for standing up to your party / from a republican
You are really a philanthropist a great woman among the great, Quite alright I'm not in the state but I observe your good work little wonder why God has kept you alive .keep on and always don't forget the poor the creator is watching .
You are a wonderful person. Sorry what the democratic party has done to you. You are a heroine!
Chinese government said on Thursday that any claims that the coronavirus was released from a laboratory were “unfounded and purely fabricated out of nothing”.
The foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang cited the institute’s director, Yuan Zhiming, as saying the lab strictly implements bio-security procedures that would prevent the release of any pathogen. Geng also refuted Trump’s claim that China was attempting to meddle in the US election. “The US presidential election is an internal affair, we have no interest in interfering in it,” he said. 
He also criticized US politicians who have suggested China should be held accountable for the global pandemic, saying they should spend their time on “better controlling the epidemic situation at home”. In an op-ed published on Thursday, editor of the state-run Global Times, Hu Xijin, labelled Trump’s focus on China a “stunt to divert Americans’ rage towards his administration’s own incompetence in fighting the virus”. “Only by making Americans hate China can they make sure that the public might overlook the fact that Trump’s team is stained with the blood of Americans,” said Hu. New developments in America. Coronavirus Cases:1,121,706 Deaths:65,312 30 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits since 21 March, bringing the country’s jobless toll to more than 18.4% of the working-age population. Trump orders 29 million doses of Hydroxychloroquine from India. HQ is a drug used to treat malaria. Trump recommends Americans ingest disinfectants, bleach, Lysol, Clorox and expose their insides to UV light to kill the Coronavirus. Trump now wants FDA to approve Remdesivir a drug used to treat Ebola. China has no new cases of CoVid 19 for over 2 weeks since it ended the lockdown of Wuhan. Meanwhile more Americans are getting very sick of and by Trump. So why is Trump investigating the source of the CoronaVirus in China when he is wants to treat millions of Americans for Malaria, Ebola and dirty insides based on his list of cures he got FDA to approve? New report the last time Biden made a pass at a woman was 27 years ago. That busted Trump's ego because his sexual assault cases go even further back. Donald Trump, current president of the United States, has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment, including non-consensual kissing or groping, by at least 23 women since the 1980s. Any wonder the virus is not sparing senior Americans either. What goes around comes around.
If Trump is planning to sue China for damages caused by CoronaVirus which started in China, why is he claiming he stopped the virus from entering America by being the first country to impose a travel ban on China. Trump claimed only one case of the Wuhan virus was found in Washington when a 30 year old man returned from his visit to china. The man was treated and recovered. Jan. 22 “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” CNBC interview https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X774fDddWPM So where is his case? Trump then claimed Hydroxychloroquine can cure Corononavirus. So whose fault is it that Americans are not taking it? Now he has added injecting disinfectants bleach, Lysol, Clorox and exposing the insides to UV light is effective in killing the virus. So whose fault is it that Americans are not following his advice. So again where is his case? See link. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DNaNX-YsZdI https://youtu.be/PsQnfpfIa_o?t=1583 There is evidence Trump ignored early warnings from the CDC and HHS which has surfaced through the media. There is video showing Trump praising China for its efforts to control the spread and that the two to fifteen cases reported in America would go away quickly like a miracle. So where is his case? If Americans are going to blame Trump for failing to deal with the pandemic effectively. They cannot blame China at the same time especially after scientists have discovered the CoronaVirus found in America are not from China but is of the same strain found in Europe. Trump was late to stop travel to Europe after he stopped all travel to China. So where is his case? Today America is the epicentre of the Coronavirus pandemic with over a million cases and over 57,000 deaths. There have been no new reported cases in China for quite some time. So the CoronaVirus pandemic is really an American problem. So where is his case? America is following Germany who has sued China for damages caused by the virus. Germany if people remember are still paying compensation to the 6 million Jews they exterminated. Over 130 million died without compensation in the Hitler war. Should Germany be leading the charge? Should the world be revisiting the failed American wars and 300 years of black slavery. Now those are cases with merit. You cannot sue a virus no matter where it comes from. America is the laughing stock of the world. The American people got the president they deserve. Trump still brags he got a great trade deal with CHINA. Now he wants the American people treated for Ebola by approving Remdesivir a drug that was created to treat Ebola. That is after he treated Americans with hydroxychloroquine a (malaria drug)and then topped that by recommending they inject disinfectants, bleach, Lysol, Clorox and get their insides exposed to UV light to kill the CoronaVirus. So the real disease afflicting Americans was not the Wuhan virus which trump claimed he stopped from entering America. It's EBOLA-2!!!! And a combination of malaria and dirty insides. So where is his case against Wuhan\China when Americans are being treated for malaria, Ebola-2 and dirty bodies? Harikrish.