Monday - April 22, 2019

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

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WWI in Asia Topic of Latest Pershing Lecture
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas, April 19 -- The Command and General Staff College Foundation issued the following news release, dated April 18:

"The Great War in East Asia" was the topic of the evening as Dr. Joseph G.D. (Geoff) Babb presented the latest, and last of AY 2019, lecture in the General of the Armies John J. Pershing Great War Centennial Series at the Riverfront Community Center in downtown Leavenworth, Kan. on Apr. 10.

Babb, an Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, explored how the First World War brought many changes to the Asia-Pacific region. ... Show Full Article

Deyarina Zavala Named Executive Director of Mile High Connects
DENVER, Colorado, April 19 -- The Denver Foundation issued the following news release, dated April 17:

The Denver Foundation is pleased to announce that Deyarina (Deya) Zavala has been named Executive Director of Mile High Connects, a Denver Foundation partner and supporting organization.

Ms. Zavala was unanimously selected by the MHC Steering Committee following the departure of Jeffrey Su, who served as Executive Director from June 2017 to March 2019.

Since joining the Mile High Connects team in 2016, Ms. Zavala has helped to expand the vision, impact, and operations of the collaborative. ... Show Full Article

TPPF: Texas Can Cut Property Taxes Without Increasing Other Tax Burdens
AUSTIN, Texas, April 18 -- Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release:

With HJR3 recently being heard in the House Ways and Means Committee, the Texas Public Policy Foundation released numerous options for giving Texans real property tax cuts without having to increase the burden on taxpayers in other areas.

"Our legislators should be commended for asking the right question: how do we deliver real property tax cuts to Texans," said TPPF Executive Director Kevin Roberts. "One answer should not be increasing the sales tax without permanent property tax relief, as that will ... Show Full Article

Stop & Shop Employee Hits UFCW Union With Federal Charges for Illegal Threats, Slurs During Union-Ordered Strike
QUINCY, Massachusetts, April 18 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release:

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- UFCW boss misinformed worker about his rights by claiming union membership was mandatory. Others retaliated with slurs and threats when worker defied strike

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A Massachusetts Stop & Shop employee filed federal unfair labor practice charges against United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1459 alleging that a top union official blatantly misinformed him by telling him that he could not resign his union membership and return to work during a union-ordered ... Show Full Article

Stand Up to Cancer, Mastercard & Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame Unite to Help Take Down One of the Biggest Villains Of All-Cancer
LOS ANGELES, California, April 18 -- The Entertainment Industry Foundation's Stand Up To Cancer issued the following news release:

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), Mastercard and Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame announced today that they are teaming up to take down one of the biggest villains of all, cancer, with an impactful new Public Service Announcement scheduled to launch in April.

The PSA campaign features Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame Super Heroes alongside real-life heroes: cancer survivors. The two global brands are collaborating to raise awareness for SU2C to help all patients become ... Show Full Article

New First Nations Report Details Groundbreaking Dialogue Around Native Stewardship of Lands, Natural Resources and Sacred Sites
LONGMONT, Colorado, April 18 -- The First Nations Development Institute issued the following news release:

In November 2018 in Denver, Colorado, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) convened representatives of 15 tribes and Native nonprofit organizations alongside natural resource professionals and experts in Native law and policy to begin a dialogue. That dialogue was about tribal stewardship of land, natural resources and sacred sites. It was about barriers to this stewardship. It was about how traditional ecological knowledge is uniquely adapted to local environments and essential ... Show Full Article

Colorado Health Foundation Statement on Denver Area School Threats
DENVER, Colorado, April 18 -- The Colorado Health Foundation issued the following statement on Denver area school threats:

"Threats of violence against children came knocking on our doors again here in the Denver area, as parents and caregivers were put in the disheartening position of having to explain to their children why schools were closed due to a safety threat.

"The events that unfolded over the past couple of days undoubtedly shook families and communities across the state. Knowing that planned violent attacks can happen anywhere and at any time is a horrific reality that we all must ... Show Full Article