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Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation Women Making Waves Video Reels in Two GolbalTrend Awards
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Sept. 18 -- The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation issued the following news release:

Today, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced its Women Making Waves video has been honored by GlobalTrend, who recognizes outstanding videos from throughout the world every year. The focal point of RBFF's Women's Initiative, the video won awards in the nonprofit and nature/wildlife categories.

"Reaching out to and including emerging audiences in fishing and boating will prove to be critical in reaching our 60 in 60 goal," said RBFF President and CEO Frank ... Show Full Article

Natural Resources Defense Council Issues Statement on Allegations on Judge Kavanaugh
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following statement by Ana Unruh Cohen, managing director of government affairs, in response to allegations concerning Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh:

"Who, exactly, is Brett Kavanaugh? After Senate hearings revealed a pattern of misleading and deceptive statements amid Republican refusals to even let the public see the records from his White House years, there are more questions than answers.

"Now there are serious and disturbing new allegations. The Judiciary Committee has a responsibility to hear these allegations, ... Show Full Article

NRDC Spotlights Decline of Biodiversity at EXPO CHICAGO With Frameworks of Absence by Artist, Biologist Brandon Ballengee
NEW YORK, Sept. 18 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following news release:

NRDC has presented some of the most talked about displays at EXPO and this year's exhibition is likely to turn heads for the way it addresses the frightening wave of extinctions ravaging our planet. As an artist and biologist Ballengee is known for his transdisciplinary artworks, inspired by his ecological field and laboratory research. Since 2006, his series Frameworks of Absence has focused on the long-term and continued decline of biodiversity. By physically cutting images of animals from historic ... Show Full Article

Foundation Source Wins 2018 WealthManagement.com Award for Thought Leadership
FAIRFIELD, Connecticut, Sept. 18 -- The Foundation Source issued the following news release:

Foundation Source, the nation's largest provider of comprehensive management and advisory services for private foundations, today announced that the firm is the recipient of a 2018 WealthManagement.com Industry Award for its annual reports on the investment performance and grantmaking behavior of private foundations.

The WealthManagement.com 2018 Industry Awards recognize the companies and organizations that serve the financial services industry. Six hundred entries were received from nearly 250 organizations. ... Show Full Article

CARE Issues Statement on Plan to Reduce Refugees in U.S.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- CARE issued the following statement by President and CEO Michelle Nunn on the White House move to reduce the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the U.S.:

"The administration's plan to slash the historically low number of 45,000 annual refugees allowed into the U.S. to a shamefully low 30,000 is cruel and un-American.

"This will be the smallest number of refugees resettled into America since the refugee program was created nearly four decades ago. This is taking place at a time when there are more refugees around the world than at any time since the Second World ... Show Full Article

Advisory Council Officially Adopts Wyoming Broadband Plan
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, Sept. 18 -- The Wyoming Business Council issued the following news:

On Aug. 31, the Wyoming Broadband Advisory Council officially adopted the Wyoming Broadband Plan as its guiding document in efforts to expand and improve broadband access across the state.

The plan is part of the 2018 Wyoming Legislature's $10 million allocation for expanding and enhancing broadband connectivity in the state.

It outlines five key missions:

1. Develop a mapping strategy

Although the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) collects data on connectivity, its data is not detailed enough ... Show Full Article

50 Days Out to Election Day: What You Need to Know About Role of Gun Safety During Midterms
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release:

Today marks 50 days until Election Day 2018. As voters make their plans and candidates make their pitch to voters this cycle, one thing is clear: Guns will be a deciding issue for Americans as they head to the ballot box.

This election cycle, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, are all in on electing gun sense champions up and down the ballot. With just 50 days to go, there is a groundswell of action to create a gun sense majority.

Elections ... Show Full Article