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Parents Television and Media Council Applauds Rosenworcel and Sohn FCC Nominations
LOS ANGELES, California, Oct. 27 (TNSPol) -- The Parents Television and Media Council issued the following news release on Oct. 26, 2021:

The Parents Television and Media Council (PTC) is applauding the nomination of Jessica Rosenworcel as the Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Gigi Sohn as an FCC Commissioner.

"Today we acclaim the nomination of Jessica Rosenworcel not only as the first female Chair of the FCC, but as the first FCC Chair who is also a mom. I've had the pleasure to know and work with Jessica for many years, and her grasp of our nation's communications policies ... Show Full Article

New Translational Genomics Research Institute Study to Combat Pancreatic Cancer: 'Arming the Immune System to Recognize Foreign Invaders'
PHOENIX, Arizona, Oct. 27 (TNSGra) -- The Translational Genomics Research Institute issued the following news release on Oct. 26, 2021:

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, has launched a new study intended to discover how to use the body's immune system to treat patients with pancreatic cancer.

The study is being funded with a $1 million grant by the Seena Magowitz Foundation of which $200,000 has been initially released to kick-off the study.

"Pancreatic cancer is notoriously known to be resistant to treatments, including resistance to immune ... Show Full Article

NARAL Reminds Voters: Sen. Paul Betrayed Kentuckians By Voting to Confirm Justice Amy Coney Barrett
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (TNSPol) -- NARAL Pro-Choice America issued the following statement on Oct. 26, 2021:

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Today marks one year since Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) voted to confirm anti-choice, anti-freedom ideologue Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Today's anniversary comes at a critical moment in the fight for reproductive freedom.

Sen. Paul's vote for Amy Coney Barett helped cement a Supreme Court supermajority hostile to reproductive freedom that will soon have an opportunity to dismantle the constitutional right to abortion. As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments ... Show Full Article

Manhattan Institute: New Issue Brief - Motivating the Unmotivated Among Law Enforcement
NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (TNSRes) -- The Manhattan Institute issued the following news release:

In the wake of viral use-of-force incidents, cities often see police retreat from discretionary activity, with stops and arrests declining - and murders and shootings rising. Public calls to "defund the police" have only contributed to this dangerous reduction in proactive policing. But while policymakers are aware of the de-policing trend, less attention has been given to the question of what to do about it.

In a new Manhattan Institute issue brief, Robert VerBruggen reviews the relevant academic literature ... Show Full Article

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: Senate Confirms Exceptional Voting Rights Attorney Myrna Perez to U.S. Court of Appeals
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (TNSPol) -- The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement:

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The U.S. Senate confirmed seasoned voting rights lawyer Myrna Perez to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday. Her confirmation is historic as Perez becomes the only Latina now serving on that court and only the second to ever do so, more than a decade after then-Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The following is a statement from Damon Hewitt, president and executive director with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under ... Show Full Article

Benton Institute for Broadband & Society Welcomes Sohn Nomination to FCC
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (TNSPol) -- The Benton Institute for Broadband and Society issued the following statement on Oct. 25, 2021:

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President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Gigi Sohn for commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission. When confirmed, Sohn will be one of five commissioners on the federal agency responsible for implementing and enforcing America's communications law and regulations. Since 2018, Sohn has served as the Benton Senior Fellow and Public Advocate. The following statement may be attributed to Benton Institute for Broadband & Society Executive Director ... Show Full Article

Access Now: Vietnam - Immediately Release Pham Doan Trang and Stop Persecution of Free Speech
NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (TNsOps) -- Access Now issued the following news release:

Ahead of Pham Doan Trang's trial on November 4, Access Now and other human rights organizations are urgently calling on Vietnam's government to immediately release the independent journalist and human rights defender. The coalition condemns the arbitrary detention of Doan Trang, and is pushing for all charges against her to be dropped.

"The arrest and arbitrary detention of Doan Trang -- a prominent civil society leader -- is a signal to all that the authorities in Vietnam will quash any critical speech," said Dhevy Sivaprakasam, ... Show Full Article