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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International President and CEO Delivers Keynote at Pathfinder Symposium in Alabama
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, Aug. 14 -- The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International issued the following news release: * * * - AUVSI President and CEO Delivers Keynote at Pathfinder Symposium in Alabama * * * Brian Wynne, President and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics, today delivered a keynote address at the Pathfinder Symposium, held   more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: WSSU Named Chanel Davis Volleyball Head Coach
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Aug. 13 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics will make a welcome addition to its staff as Chanel Davis has been named the volleyball head coach for the Rams. With a wealth of youth and enthusiasm, Davis will look to lead the Rams in their continued quest for success. Davis comes to Winston-Salem State after serving as the head coach at Wesleyan College in Macon, G  more

Economic Development Commissions McCarthy Joins Select National Group as Economic Development Master Practitioner
SPACE COAST, Florida, Aug. 15 -- The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast issued the following news release: Following an intense, hands on education, the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast's (EDC) Senior Director of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, Trudy McCarthy, has earned the title of Economic Development Master Practitioner through the Advanced Economic Development Leadership (AEDL) program. The AEDL program is a partnership of four distinguis  more

NARAL Pro-Choice Issues Statement on Abortion Ban
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- NARAL Pro-Choice America issued the following statement by Vice President Adrienne Kimmell in response to the Tennessee Senate Judiciary considering a total ban on abortion: * * * - Tennessee bill, which would effectively ban abortion in the state, is the latest in the unprecedented wave of extreme bans on abortion sweeping the country * * * "Tennessee politicians are working to ban abortion outright in their state, following in the footsteps of Alabama and putting ant  more

Southern Poverty Law Center Joins Brief Opposing Kansas Law Targeting Immigrants
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Aug. 13 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: * * * - The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents. * * * The friend-of-the-court brief was filed in Kansas v. Garcia, a case where the Kansas Supreme Court ruled against the state law. The U.S. Supr  more

Southern Poverty Law Center Publishes Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama's Community Corrections Programs
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Aug. 15 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: A new investigative report published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals serious flaws in Alabama's community corrections programs, an otherwise promising system for diverting people from the state's prisons. Ideally, these programs allow people to stay in their communities, under supervision, while receiving rehabilitative services such as drug treatment or mental health counseling. But in som  more

Southern Poverty Law Center: Neo-Nazi Leader Must Pay More Than $14 Million in Damages
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Aug. 10 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: A federal judge has ruled in an SPLC lawsuit that neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin must pay more than $14 million in damages for using his website to launch an antisemitic campaign of terror against a Jewish woman and her family. The judgment on Thursday came just five days after the mass killing of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso - the latest terror attack inspired by a global white nationalist movement insp  more

State Rep. Barry Moore Signs Term Limits on Congress Pledge
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises Alabama State Rep. Barry Moore, 2020 candidate for U.S. Congressional District 02, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. U.S. Term Limits has the support of nearly 70 pledge signers in Congress. USTL President Philip Blumel commented on Moore's pledge saying, "Barry's strong s  more