Tuesday - June 25, 2019

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

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Launches Redesigned Website, With Optimized User Experience for Patients, Families and Researchers
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research issued the following news release:

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) has unveiled a complete redesign of the Foundation's online home base -- michaeljfox.org. The new design and overhauled information architecture aim to provide patients, families, researchers and industry partners -- the more than 342,000 unique visitors to MJFF's site monthly -- with an optimized destination to more easily find critical information for living with Parkinson's and opportunities to get involved in the Foundation's ... Show Full Article

Kaiser Family Foundation: Health Policy Resources for Covering the Democratic Presidential Primary Debates
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation issued the following news release:

Ahead of this week's Democratic presidential primary debates, our latest poll finds health care tops the list of issues that Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents want the candidates to discuss.

KFF offers independent, non-partisan policy analysis, polling and other research and has experts who can provide context, explain trade-offs and provide key data points on health care issues that may arise in the debate. Some key resources:

Medicare-for-all and Other Proposals to Expand Public Coverage

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Electronic Frontier Foundation: California Should Audit Use of License Plate Data
SACRAMENTO, California, June 24 -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation issued the following news release:

On Wednesday, June 26, at 10 am, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will urge the Joint Legislative Audit Committee to approve an audit on the use of automated license plate readers (ALPR) by state law enforcement.

ALPRs are camera systems that scan the license plates of vehicles in order to track people in real time and create search databases of driver's historical travel patterns. As a mass surveillance technology, ALPR captures information on every driver, regardless of whether their ... Show Full Article

Due Process of Law Foundation: More Than 100 Organizations Condemn Criminalization of Indigenous Tolupan Authorities From San Francisco Locomapa
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Due Process of Law Foundation issued the following news release:

National and international organizations condemn new efforts to criminalize indigenous leaders of the indigenous Tolupan Tribe of San Francisco Locomapa. We denounce that the Honduran State, intentionally and systematically, seeks to silence Indigenous Peoples who legitimately exercise their right to protest and who demand their rights be respected.

Honduras, a country that has prioritized extractivism as an economic model, is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to defend human rights. On May ... Show Full Article

Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Reps. Suozzi, King Announce Legislation to Increase Funding to Fight Alzheimer's Disease
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America issued the following news release:

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- New bill would increase funding for Alzheimer's research and caregiver support services

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The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-NY3) and Congressman Peter King (R-NY2) announced new, bipartisan legislation to help increase federal funding for Alzheimer's disease research. Congressmen Suozzi and King, working with AFA, are sponsoring the legislation, which would create the Alzheimer's Research and Caregiving (ARC) Trust Fund to provide additional funding ... Show Full Article

African Wildlife Foundation: Poaching Film Set for Global Release
NAIROBI, Kenya, June 24 -- The African Wildlife Foundation issued the following news:

Sides of a Horn, an award-winning film that has sparked conversation about Africa's poaching crisis, will be released worldwide on June 25, 2019.

Movie lovers across the world will now have an opportunity to watch the short dramatic movie which this year won, among others, the audience choice award at the Sedona International Film Festival and the jury prize at the Manchester International Film Festival.

The short film, written and directed by Toby Wosskow, from executive producer Sir Richard Branson, was an ... Show Full Article

150 Youth With Type 1 Diabetes Selected to Participate in 2019 JDRF Children's Congress in Washington, D.C.
NEW YORK, June 24 -- JDRF, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research, issued the following news release:

JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced the selection of more than 150 of youth delegates who will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for the JDRF 2019 Children's Congress from July 8-10. The Delegates will be lobbying their Members of Congress to remind them of the vital need to continue supporting T1D research that could reduce the burden of this disease and ultimately find a cure.

The children--ages 4 ... Show Full Article