Vice President Mike Pence will be speaking in Detroit on August 19, the Detroit Economic Club announced in early August. The topic of the speech has not been publicly announced at this time.
The event was originally scheduled for August 6 but was postponed after the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
“In light of the tragic events in El Paso and Dayton, the Vice President thought it was appropriate to postpone his speech to the Detroit Economic Club to a later date,” The White House told the Detroit Economic Club upon cancellation.
The rescheduled event begins at noon and will be hosted at Motor City Casino Hotel on August 19. Tickets are available for current members of the Detroit Economic Club and their guests.
The DEC noted that those who had purchased tickets to the August 6 event had been previously refunded and will be required to purchase new tickets.
We want to make sure all members who were planning on attending Wednesday's meeting with Vice President Pence know that Mr. Pence postponed his speech to the Club to a later date.
If you bought tickets, please check your email for details on a refund.
— Detroit Economic Club (@deteconomicclub) August 6, 2019
The visit to the Detroit Economic Club would be Pence’s 10th visit to Michigan since he took office as vice president, according to The Detroit News. He last visited in April, when he spoke on Trump’s proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in Detroit and Taylor.
The Detroit Economic Club is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to discussion of business, government and social issues, according to its website. Upcoming speakers for the organization include Commanding General of the Army Futures Command General John Murray, who will be speaking September 5, and Blue Cross Shield Association President Scott Serota, who will be speaking September 10.
Visit the Detroit Economic Club’s website for more information or to reserve a ticket.
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Jordyn Pair is a reporter for Battleground State News and The Michigan Star. Follow her on Twitter at @JordynPair. Email her at [email protected].