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RIPON SOCIETY: Steil & Lee Lead Effort to Enhance Integrity of American Elections
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The Ripon Society issued the following news release:

With questions about voting irregularities still fresh on the minds of many American voters, The Ripon Society hosted a breakfast discussion yesterday morning with two leaders in Congress who have introduced legislation intended to help put those questions to rest heading into next year's campaign.

The leaders were U.S. Reps. Bryan Steil (WI-1) and Laurel Lee (FL-15). Steil was elected to the House in 2018 and serves as Chairman of the House Administration Committee. Lee was elected last year after having previously ... Show Full Article

Over 26,000 Children Flee Nagorno-Karabakh and Need Urgent Humanitarian Assistance--Save the Children
FAIRFIELD, Connecticut, Sept. 30 -- Save the Children, an organization that says it is giving children a healthy start in life, opportunity to learn and protection from harm, issued the following news release:

At least 26,400 children, or one-third of all the people recently displaced, and their families who fled the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia in recent weeks are in desperate need of shelter, food, clothing, hygiene supplies, and psychological first aid, says Save the Children.

More than half of Nagorno-Karabakh's population--or over 88,000 people--have fled to Armenia since violence ... Show Full Article

New Congressional Report Calls for Urgent, Integrated Approaches to the Wildfire Crisis
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 30 (TNSres) -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news release:

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Report aligns with The Nature Conservancy's Wildfire Resilience Roadmap

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A nonpartisan report commissioned by Congress and published on September 27 offers recommendations to address increasingly severe risk from extreme wildfires and reshape the nation's relationship to fire.

On Fire: The Report of the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission lays out 148 federal policy recommendations that address almost every aspect of wildfire management in the United States.

The impacts ... Show Full Article

Market Expert & Investor Advocate Joe Saluzzi Joins the Better Markets Board
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Better Markets, an organization that says it promotes pro-market, pro-business and pro-growth policies to help build a better financial system, issued the following statement on Sept. 29, 2023:

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Better Markets is pleased to announce that Joe Saluzzi, partner and co-founder of Themis Trading LLC, has joined the Better Markets Board of Directors. Saluzzi joins the Board as Adam White, Founder and CEO of Digital Research & Trading, departs after 13 years of service.

"Joe Saluzzi has a deep understanding of the financial industry and the big issues that impact both Wall ... Show Full Article

Emergency Right Whale Petition Seeks Overdue Protections From Vessel Strikes
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release on Sept. 28, 2029:

Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with NOAA Fisheries today to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from being struck and killed by vessels along the U.S. East Coast. Today's filing comes ahead of the upcoming calving season.

The request mirrors a similar 2022 petition, which the agency denied. As an explanation for last year's denial, the agency said it was focusing on releasing a final updated speed rule. Nearly one year later, however, ... Show Full Article

EMILYs List Statement on Sen. Dianne Feinstein
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- EMILY's List issued the following statement on Sept. 29, 2023:

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EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement on the death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein:

"Sen. Dianne Feinstein was a titan of the Senate and a legendary figure for women in politics. Entering leadership in crisis, she would go on to repeatedly shatter glass ceilings in a lifetime of service. She was the first woman to be president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the first woman to be mayor of San Francisco, the first woman to serve as U.S. senator from California, the ... Show Full Article

Animal Wellness Action And Wayne Pacelle Mourn Dianne Feinstein
BETHESDA, Maryland, Sept. 30 -- Animal Wellness Action issued the following news release:

Animal Wellness Action and its president Wayne Pacelle paid tribute today to the extraordinary public service of Senator Dianne Feinstein, including her immense contributions on animal welfare.

"Dianne Feinstein was a giant on the national stage on animal welfare public policy," said Wayne Pacelle, president of Animal Wellness Action and the Center for a Humane Economy. "For 30 years, starting with my advocating with her for the California Desert Protection Act in her first term in 1993, to collaborating ... Show Full Article