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Individual with Down Syndrome Testifies for Phasing Out Subminimum Wages for Individuals with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) applaud the testimony of John Anton at Wednesday's Education & Labor Committee joint subcommittee hearing, "Phasing Out Subminimum Wages: Supporting the Transition to Competitive Integrated Employment for Workers with Disabilities."

Virginia Passes Two Bills Increasing Access to Midwifery Care

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It's been a busy and productive legislative season for the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). The organization is anticipating several wins across the country, but right now is thrilled that two bills in the Commonwealth of Virginia were signed by Governor Ralph Northam this month.

Governor Abbot’s Disaster Declaration Recognizes Dire Relief Support but the Texas Department Licensing and Regulation’s (TDLR) Responsive Mold Regulation Changes Wrongly...

AUSTIN, Texas, March 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In response to the announcement issued by Governor Abbot on February 12, 2021, in regard to the severe winter weather that caused statewide damage, the Texas Mold Assessors and Remediators Association (TMARA), the leading professional organization dedicated to protecting consumers throughout Texas, issued the following statement:

Senate Reintroduces Legislation to Federally Invest in Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Program

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Yesterday, the Senate reintroduced the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA) Act, critical legislation that seeks to reduce the disparate maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates, especially among Black and Brown birthing people and infants. The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) strongly supports the MOMMA Act.

Federal Bill to Address Unexpected Child, Infant Deaths is Now Law

ROSELAND, N.J., Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The SUDC Foundation applauds final passage of Scarlett's Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act. This legislation was introduced by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Doug Jones (D-AL) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (WI-04), Tom Cole (OK-04) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03).

Ed ‘NJWeedman’ Forchion Wages His Own War on Drugs – Sues the State of New Jersey Over ‘Bait and Switch’ Cannabis...

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The 'war on drugs' has just taken a wicked left turn. On Friday, November 20, 2020, one of marijuana's staunchest supporters, Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion held an online press conference at his NJWeedman's Joint location, contesting New Jersey's recent legalization of cannabis. (Case 3:20-cv-16582-PGS-TJB FORCHION v. MURPHY.)

The Team Shawnie Advocacy Group Unveils Bill To Protect Children With Disabilities

SEEKONK, Mass., Nov. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Team Shawnie Advocacy Group, an over-watch children's advocate agency based in Seekonk, MA, has been working vigorously alongside State Representative, Steven Howitt (R), Bristol County to implement Bill H. 132 (Shawnie Bill) that would close loopholes in our Mental Health Care system in Massachusetts. Because of these loopholes, abuse of incapacitated children and adolescents occur daily.
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Mental Health Awareness License Plate Winning Design submitted by BeingwellCA

LAFAYETTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- BeingwellCA, a California 501(c)(3), submitted the initial design for the Mental Health Awareness License Plate to California Department of Education for DMV review.
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Pandemic Shines Light on Need for Civil Liberty Protections: California Org Drafts Bill to Update Health & Safety Code

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In an effort to protect the right to body autonomy, California Health Coalition Advocacy (CHCA) has drafted legislation that would protect the right to refuse a long list of medical and non-medical interventions issued by the California Department of Public Health and Governor Newsom.
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Keep Our Seniors Safe Act Signed by Gov. Newsom – safe gun storage requirements for firearms retained by residential care facilities...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announces that California Governor Newsom signed the Keep Our Seniors Safe Act, a part of SB 172 (Portantino) which was signed into law on 12 October, 2019.

Florida Distillers Go to Capitol Hill to Urge Support for Spirits Tax Cut Bill

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., July 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The St. Augustine Distillery joined two Florida distillers along with more than 150 craft distillers from around the country who gathered in Washington, D.C. from July 22 through July 24 for the distilled spirits industry's 10th Annual Public Policy Conference, co-hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA).

Energy Jobs Will Be Easier to Find for Virginians After Enactment of HB2008/SB1348

RICHMOND, Va., May 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Energy sector jobs will be easier to find following Governor Northam's approval of HB2008 / SB1348 earlier this year. The legislation creates a 17th Energy Career Cluster in the state's education system, says the Virginia Energy Workforce Consortium. An Energy Career Cluster will introduce students to career opportunities in energy and focus their education on the jobs needed to meet the industry's growing workforce needs.

The Florida Legislature Takes Ground-Breaking Steps Towards Solving the Opioid Crisis in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic, which just seems to be getting worse, the Florida legislature took proactive steps in fighting this deadly problem during this year's 2019 legislative session, The Florida Society for Doctors of Oriental Medicine announced today.

New Bill Targets Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

ATLANTA, Ga., April 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) issued a statement today informing employers that bipartisan legislation currently pending could significantly revise the rules for employer-sponsored retirement plans.

SUDC Foundation Applauds Reintroduction of Federal Bill to Address Unexpected Child, Infant Deaths

ROSELAND, N.J., April 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The SUDC Foundation is pleased to support Scarlett's Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act, legislation reintroduced by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Doug Jones (D-AL) and U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (WI-04), Tom Cole (OK-04) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) to combat sudden, unexpected infant and child deaths.
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Keep Our Seniors Safe Act Passes Senate Committee – CA Sentator Portantino’s SB 172

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announces its collaboration and partnership with California State Senator Anthony Portantino (D, SD 25) in the drafting of Senate Bill 172 Firearms, enhancing safe storage protections for the two most vulnerable populations in our society: the elderly and children.

The SUDC Foundation Applauds Introduction of Federal Bill to Address Unexpected Infant Deaths

CEDAR GROVE, N.J., Oct. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The SUDC Foundation is pleased to support Scarlett's Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (WI-04), Tom Cole (OK-04) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) to combat Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID).

Michigan HB 5456 Launches a Battle between Veteran Asbestos Cancer Victims and the Asbestos Industry

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Two weeks ago a bill HB 5456 titled Asbestos Claim Transparency, drafted by the National Chamber of Commerce and Asbestos companies was pushed into Michigan with promises of campaign donations, says Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. Today, Michigan's Commanders Group (Congressionally Chartered Veterans Organizations) filed their resolution in opposition to the bill.

Goldberg, Persky & White P.C., today issued statement and alert: Michigan Veterans File Opposition to Asbestos Bill

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Michigan's top Mesothelioma legal expert on behalf of hundreds of Michigan Veterans with asbestos disease, Goldberg, Persky & White P.C., today issued the following statement and alert in response to passage of HB 5456, the so-called "Asbestos Bankruptcy Transparency Act," out of the Michigan House of Representatives Republican controlled "Competitiveness" committee on a straight party line vote.

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