Saturday - December 15, 2018

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. foundations.

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VICTORY: Speech Rights of 150,000 Students to Be Restored as Los Angeles Community College District Settles Lawsuit, Will Abandon Pierce College's Tiny Free Speech Zone
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 13 -- The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education issued the following news release:

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- Student was told he could not hand out copies of the U.S. Constitution outside his college's tiny "free speech zone"

The largest community college district in the country has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed last year after an administrator told a student his First Amendment rights were restricted to a tiny "free speech zone."

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees agreed to open the main areas of Los Angeles Pierce College to ... Show Full Article

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Hear Case Challenging Forced Union Affiliation As Violation of First Amendment
SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, Dec. 13 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release:

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- Minnesota home-based personal care providers argue being forced under SEIU union monopoly 'representation' violates their freedom to associate

Today, with free legal aid from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys, a group of Minnesota home-based home care providers filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case challenging a Minnesota state law used to force tens of thousands of home care providers under union monopoly "representation." ... Show Full Article

Twenty-Three Latino Organizations Sign Letter Urging Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler to Stop Harmful Rollback of Oil and Gas Pollution Protections
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Dec. 13 -- The Hispanic Access Foundation issued the following news release:

In a joint letter ( to Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, led byGreenLatinosandHispanic Access Foundation, 23 Latino organizations urged the EPA to stop its harmful rollback of the New Source Performance Standards - commonsense methane pollution protections finalized in 2016 that limit the release ... Show Full Article

Study Confirms Known Association Between Lupus and Cancer Risk
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 -- The Lupus Foundation of America issued the following news release:

New research published in Arthritis Research & Therapy evaluates the link between lupus and cancer risk, supporting the data from earlier studies. The study entitled, The risks of cancer development in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis, indicates an association between SLE and increased risk for several cancers (blood, gastrointestinal and lung), decreased risk for prostate cancer and cutaneous melanoma, and no effect on some others. The analysis reveals that ... Show Full Article

Q1 2019 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot Now Available
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 -- The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation issued the following news release:

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the Q1 2019 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot, an indispensable resource for industry participants to incorporate into executive briefings and presentations. The presentation slide deck summarizes the current conditions of the U.S. economy and equipment finance industry with clear, easy-to-digest charts and short narratives of key trends.

Among the range of details in the new release:

* The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.5 percent ... Show Full Article

Points of Light Seeks the Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 13 -- Points of Light (formerly the Points of Light Institute) issued the following news release:

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- The Civic 50 Annual Survey Recognizes Leaders in Community Building and Corporate Citizenship

Today, Points of Light opens The Civic 50 survey, an annual initiative that recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. Now in its seventh year, The Civic 50 serves to recognize stronger corporate commitment to community through engagement, volunteerism, and social impact strategies.

Participation in The Civic 50 survey is open to companies with ... Show Full Article

Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Presents at IA Brown-Bag
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas, Dec. 13 -- The Command and General Staff College Foundation issued the following news release:

Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) Michael D. Hockley led a discussion on the CASA program in the 5th Interagency Brown-Bag lecture of the 2019 academic year on Dec. 12, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center, home of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

During his presentation Hockley provided information on the history of the CASA program and outlined how The Honorable (Dr.) Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army, uses his Civilian ... Show Full Article