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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Wednesday May 24, 2023 ( 6 items )  

AFSC Hires U.S. Economic Justice Director
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 24 (TNSper) -- The American Friends Service Committee issued the following news release on May 22, 2023: The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has hired Rick Wilson to serve as the organization's U.S. economic justice director. In this role, he will advance AFSC's historic work challenging economic inequality. Rick has been a part of AFSC since 1989 in various roles, including policy change work at national, state, and local level. He has participated in  more

American College of Physicians Names New Vice President of Marketing, Public Relations
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 24 (TNSper) -- The American College of Physicians issued the following news release: The American College of Physicians (ACP) has named Lisa Johnson, as the organization's Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations effective April 10, 2023. In collaboration with the Chief Communications Officer, Johnson will help lead the Marketing, Public Relations, Web Communications and Creative Services teams in supporting ACP's business objectives, brand and reputatio  more

Detention Watch Network: New Report Reveals Troubling Pattern - Jails and Prisons Close for One Purpose, Only to Reopen for a Different Population
WASHINGTON, May 24 (TNSrpt) -- Detention Watch Network issued the following news release: A new report from Detention Watch Network and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center calls attention to a troubling pattern in the U.S. carceral system: jails and prisons nationwide are closing for one purpose, only to reopen and cage a different group of people. The report, The Carceral Carousel, dives into case examples from Louisiana, California, Arizona, New Jersey, Texas, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania, wh  more

New ASTM International Test Methods Support Small Bone Fracture Plates
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, May 23 (TNSpp) -- ASTM International, formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials, which develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: ASTM International's medical and surgical materials and devices committee (F04) has developed standard test methods to serve as a basis for mechanical comparison of small bone plates. Small bone plates, as detailed in t  more

Nicole Brown and Toho Water Authority Recipients of AWWA's Diversity & Inclusion Awards
DENVER, Colorado, May 24 (TNSawa) -- The American Water Works Association issued the following news release: The 2023 recipients of the American Water Works Association's (AWWA) Diversity & Inclusion Award are Nicole Brown (individual winner) from Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and Toho Water Authority (organizational winner) in Kissimmee, Florida. The award recognizes an individual, group or organization that has created and maintained diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) by establishing an env  more

PennEnvironment: Pennsylvania State House Passes Bipartisan Measure to Protect State's Wildlife Habitat
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 24 (TNSgov) -- PennEnvironment issued the following news release: On Tuesday the Pennsylvania House voted to 129-72 pass House Resolution 87 (HR87). This bipartisan resolution will help to protect Pennsylvania's critical animal habitats and determine the location of wildlife corridors. In addition, enacting HR 87 will better position Pennsylvania to get federal money as the Federal Highway Administration rolls out a new five-year $350 million competitive grant prog  more