February 9-16, 2019: Court Reporting and Captioning Week

WHEREAS, court reporters have played an invaluable role in courtrooms across Michigan and our country; and,

WHEREAS, court reporters are present in the Michigan Legislature, preserving members’ words and actions; and,  

WHEREAS, court reporters and captioners are responsible for the closed captioning seen on television,  sporting stadiums, and community and educational settings, as well as bringing information to millions of deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing Americans every day; and,

WHEREAS, court reporters and captioners translate the spoken word into text thereby preserving our history for all Americans;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim February 9-16, 2019, as Court Reporting and Captioning Week in Michigan.