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

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Workers in Three-Year Push for Vote to Oust Union Rebut NLRB Chairman's Argument That Their Election Should Be Blocked
SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, Aug. 4 (TNSPol) -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release:

Workers at a Memphis branch of Geodis Logistics filed a brief with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) asking the Board to finally hold a union decertification election the workers have been requesting for over three years. The brief blasted a dissenting opinion by NLRB Chairman Lauren McFerran that argued the workers' petition should be blocked and the NLRB should not even review their case.

In March 2018, Geodis employee Mary Alexis Ray collected the requisite ... Show Full Article

Statement by Dr. Rajiv J. Shah on the IMF Approval of $650 Billion Allocation of Special Drawing Rights
NEW YORK, Aug. 4 -- The Rockefeller Foundation issued the following statement on Aug. 3, 2021:

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The Rockefeller Foundation thanks the International Monetary Fund's Board of Governors for its approval yesterday of a general allocation of $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). Right now, too few countries have the necessary liquidity to respond to the health and economic crises created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thanks to the bold leadership of President Kristalina Georgieva and the support of shareholder nations, the IMF has now taken the decisive action necessary to provide billions ... Show Full Article

MasterCard Foundation: Oẏateki Partnership Brings Together Three Leading Institutions to Foster System Change in Service of Saskatchewan Indigenous Youth
SASKATOON, Ontario, Aug. 4 (TNSOps) -- The MasterCard Foundation issued the following news release:

The Oẏateki Partnership is a unique collaboration designed to transform the education and employment systems in Saskatchewan in service of Indigenous young people. Over the next five years, this bold initiative will support 32,000 First Nations and Metis youth: on their path to post-secondary education, throughout their education and training, and as they transition to meaningful employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

This unprecedented partnership is co-implemented by the Gabriel Dumont ... Show Full Article

Lightstrike Mobile Laser Tag Wins Heart Foundation Grant
SUBIACO, Australia, Aug. 4 -- The Heart Foundation issued the following news release:

Children who suffer from motor neuron impairment and are wheelchair bound will be given the chance to play laser tag with able-bodied people as part of a winning project in the Heart Foundation's 2021 Active Australia Innovation Challenge.

The challenge invited tertiary institutions, schools, councils and other organisations to submit innovative ideas for getting people in their communities moving. The winners will each receive a grant of $10,000 to make their project a reality.

Lightstrike Mobile Laser Tag ... Show Full Article

Heart Foundation: Queensland Winners Announced in 2021 Active Australia Innovation Challenge
SUBIACO, Australia, Aug. 4 -- The Heart Foundation issued the following news release:

An exercise and health education program for amputees in the Darling Downs and fitness activities for children in an Indigenous community in the state's far north have been named as winning projects in the Heart Foundation's 2021 Active Australia Innovation Challenge.

The challenge invited tertiary institutions, schools, councils and other organisations to submit innovative ideas for getting people in their communities moving. The winners will each receive a grant of $10,000 to make their project a reality. ... Show Full Article

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education: Lhamon Fails to Advance Out of Senate Committee
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 4 (TNSPol) -- The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education issued the following news release:

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions considered Catherine Lhamon's nomination to be the next assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education, a position she held during the Obama administration from 2013-2016.

Since her nomination was announced, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has warned about the dangers of Lhamon returning to her former position. Lhamon's Office for Civil Rights ordered schools to ... Show Full Article

Conservation Law Foundation: Merrimack Station Permit Sent Back to Drawing Board
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Aug. 4 (TNSOps) -- The Conservation Law Foundation issued the following news release:

After a challenge from Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and the Sierra Club, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be required to revise the water discharge permit it issued to the Merrimack Station coal-fired power plant. The permit failed to include critical water pollution protections that the agency itself had previously proposed, and it would have resulted in unacceptable thermal pollution and killed thousands of fish.

"The Merrimack Station coal plant is destroying the ... Show Full Article