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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday September 08, 2019 ( 26 items )  

ACLU Calls on University of Michigan to Change Its Student Sexual Misconduct Policy
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to the University of Michigan today urging its administration to withdraw an interim policy that requires students who file sexual misconduct complaints t  more

ACLU of Michigan Calls on University of Michigan to Change Its Student Sexual Misconduct Policy
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan issued the following news release: Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the American Civil Liberties Union Women's Rights Project sent a letter to the University of Michigan urging its administration to withdraw an interim policy that requires students who file sexual misconduct complaints to undergo cross-examination conducted personally by their alleged abusers. As explained in the letter, the AC  more

Adrian Dominican Sisters: Program Focuses on Connecting With Nature
ADRIAN, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following news: As human beings with the ability for self-reflection, we can learn much in our spiritual journey by reconnecting with nature or connecting at a deeper level. "Nature as Teacher, Mentor, and Model" encourages participants to spend time outside to explore what we can learn from nature. The program is offered from 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019 through 4:30 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Weber Retreat and   more

Alliance Defending Freedom: Ann Arbor Won't Use Law to Force Citizens to Promote Political Views They Oppose
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: * * * - ADF attorneys represent political consultants who sued to protect their First Amendment freedoms * * * In the wake of a lawsuit, the city of Ann Arbor has determined that a political consulting firm will not be subject to a public accommodations law that would have required the firm to promote political views they oppose. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing ThinkRight Strat  more

American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Joint Statement on Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following joint statement with six organizations, including American Academy of Pediatrics Michigan Chapter, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Truth Initiative: "Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has taken necessary and appropriate emergency action to address the growing epidemic of youth e-cigarette use by suspending sales of   more

American Human Rights Council Commends State of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer for Banning Sale of Flavored Vaping Products
DEARBORN, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) welcomes Governor Gretchen Whitmer's decision to ban the sale of e-cigarettes flavored vaping products in the State of Michigan, making Michigan the first state in the nation to issue such a ban. AHRC commends Governor Whitmer for her leadership addressing one of the most pressing health issue facing America's youths. Keeping our children safe and hea  more

American Lung Association Issues Joint Statement on Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The American Lung Association issued the following joint statement with six organizations, including American Academy of Pediatrics Michigan Chapter, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Truth Initiative: "Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has taken necessary and appropriate emergency action to address the growing epidemic of youth e-cigarette use by suspending sales of all fl  more

Campaign for Accountability: Watchdog Renews Call for Michigan to Terminate Contract With Anti-Abortion Nonprofit, Real Alternatives
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- Campaign for Accountability issued the following news release: Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, renewed its request to Michigan government officials to investigate and terminate the state's contract with Real Alternatives (RA), an anti-abortion nonprofit organization that receives state funding to run the Michigan Parenting and Pregnancy Support Program (MPPSP). CfA's letter to Michigan Governor Gretche  more

Humane Society: Trump Administration Allowing Import of Another Critically Endangered Black Rhino Trophy From Namibia
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The Humane Society of the United States issued the following news release: The Trump Administration is set to allow an American trophy hunter to import a black rhino trophy that he killed in Namibia last year. The Humane Society of the United States received notice from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week about its decision to issue an import permit to a wealthy American businessman from Michigan, who agreed to pay $400,000 to a Namibian government fund if he rec  more

Independent Women's Forum Issues Statement on Michigan Gov. Whitmer Rule Banning Flavored Vaping Products
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The Independent Women's Forum issued the following statement by Julie Gunlock, Center for Progress and Innovation director, in response to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's rule banning flavored vaping products: "It's unfortunate for the people of Michigan that Gov. Whitmer has chosen to ban the very product that has helped so many quit the far more harmful habit of smoking traditional cigarettes. "This government meddling will only lead to a thriving black market for fl  more

Infant Mental Health Journal Issues 9 Research Articles in September/October 2019 Edition
SOUTH GATE, Michigan, Sept. 3 -- The Infant Mental Health Journal, a peer-reviewed journal that says it focuses on infant social-emotional development, caregiver-infant interactions, contextual and cultural influences on infant and family development from the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health and the World Association for Infant Mental Health, published nine research articles on the following topics in its September/October 2019 edition: * Expanding perspectives: A social inequities  more

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion Issues 12 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, a journal from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, published 12 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * A Clash of Civilizations? Muslims, Christians, and Preferences for Democracy * A Critical Appraisal of Amish Studies' De Facto Paradigm, "Negotiating with Modernity" * Errando Discimus: Has Post-Yugoslav Political and Social Science Neglected Religion? * Gro  more

Journal of Clinical Investigation Issues 31 Research Articles in Sept. 3, 2019 Edition
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- The Journal of Clinical Investigation, a journal from the American Society for Clinical Investigation that says it publishes basic and phase I/II clinical research on such biomedical specialties as autoimmunity, gastroenterology, immunology, metabolism, nephrology, neuroscience, oncology, pulmonology and vascular biology, published 31 research articles, including the following topics, in its Sept. 3, 2019 edition: * Allergen presensitization drives an eosinophil-  more

Journal of Clinical Investigation-Insight Issues 19 Research Articles in Sept. 5, 2019 Edition
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- The Journal of Clinical Investigation-Insight, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features preclinical and clinical research studies from the American Society for Clinical Investigation, published 19 research articles, including the following topics, in its Sept. 5, 2019 edition: * A G protein-coupled, IP3/protein kinase C pathway controlling the synthesis of phosphaturic hormone FGF23 * Adipocyte JAK2 mediates spontaneous metabolic liver disease and hepatocel  more

Labor Board Rules UAW Violated Ford Worker's Legal Rights by Unlawfully Accepting Union Dues Deducted From Paycheck
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release: Ford Motor Company employee Lloyd Stoner won an important legal victory at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) with free litigation aid from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys after union officials violated his legal rights. An NLRB three-member panel unanimously affirmed a ruling by an administrative law judge that United Automobile Workers (UAW) Loc  more

Michigan League for Public Policy Issues Statement on Michigan Gov. Whitmer Public Health Emergency Rules
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement by Chief Operating Officer Karen Holcomb-Merrill: The Michigan League for Public Policy joins health groups and children's advocates from across the state and around the country today in applauding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's efforts to end dangerous vaping and e-cigarette use amongst young Michiganders. By declaring these products as the public health emergency that they are and banning the sale of f  more

Michigan Municipal League: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for 'Riverfront Pavilion' in Otsego
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 3 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release: The riverfront of the Kalamazoo River in downtown Otsego will gain a gathering space through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Otsego Mainstreet DDA announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity. If the campaign reaches its crowd funding goal of $50,000 by Nov. 1, the project will win a matching  more

NSF International: Natural Stone Council Updates Sustainability Requirements for Production of Natural Stone
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Sept. 3 -- NSF International issued the following news release: In response to industry advances, new technology and best practices, The Natural Stone Council (NSC) has updated ANSI/NSC 373-2019 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone. NSF International's National Center for Sustainability Standards, which helped to facilitate the development of ANSI/NSC 373-2019, recently published the updates. The standard establishes criteria and methods for tracking, measuring  more

PETA: Animal-Abusing Oswald's Bear Ranch Forced to End Fundraising Scheme
NEWBERRY, Michigan, Sept. 3 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Called Foul on Sleazy Roadside Zoo, Which Was Misrepresenting Itself as a Sanctuary to Solicit Donations * * * After PETA submitted a complaint requesting that the Michigan attorney general's office investigate Oswald's Bear Ranch for apparently violating the state's Charitable Organizations and Solicitations Act, authorities ordered the roadside zoo to take down its sel  more

PETA: UniverSoul Circus to Draw Opening-Night Protest
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Will Urge Passersby to Avoid Cruel and Dangerous Show at All Costs * * * Armed with signs featuring TLC's Chilli stating, "Sad. Lonely. Beaten. UniverSoul Circus: End Animal Acts," a group of PETA supporters will descend on UniverSoul Circus' opening-night performance in Detroit. When: Thursday, September 5, 6:15 p.m. Where: Outside the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, at   more

R Street Institute Issues Statement on Ban of Flavored E-Cigarettes in Michigan
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The R Street Institute issued the following statement by Director of Harm Reduction Carrie Wade: The R Street Institute is deeply disappointed by yesterday's announcement from Governor Whitmer that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will pursue a ban on flavored e-cigarettes. "A flavor ban aimed to curb youth use of e-cigarettes should be considered counter to the goals of public health. "Flavors have been shown to be integral in the process of moving   more

Six Health Agencies Issue Joint Statement on Michigan Gov. Whitmer's Emergency Action to Address Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids issued the following joint statement with five health associations - American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics Michigan Chapter, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's emergency action to address the youth e-cigarette epidemic: "Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has taken necessary and appropriate emergency action to addr  more

Society of Plastics Engineers: 2019 ACCE Best Paper Award Winners Announced
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- The Society of Plastics Engineers issued the following news: The organizing committee for the SPE(R) Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) announced the Best Paper Award winners of the group's nineteenth-annual show, Sept. 4 - 6, 2019. Three authors, who received the highest average ratings by conference peer reviewers out of a field of close to 100 contenders, will be honored for excellence in technical writing with a commemorative plaque during the  more

Society of Plastics Engineers: Winners of ACCE & REHKOPF Scholarships to Be Honored at ACCE 2019
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- The Society of Plastics Engineers issued the following news: The organizing committee for the SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) announced the winners of the group's annual SPE ACCE scholarships and the Dr. Jackie Rehkopf scholarships from an endowed fund that has been set up to honor the long-time SPE ACCE committee member, SPE Automotive Division board member, and automotive composites researcher. SPE ACCE and Rehkopf scholarship winners wil  more

Trosin to Lead NSF International Supplement Certification, Cosmetic Services, GRMA Audit Services
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- NSF International issued the following news release: * * * - David Trosin now leads operations of NSF International's dietary supplement certification and cosmetic services, and consulting and training to these segments. * * * NSF International's David Trosin has been promoted to General Manager of the global health and safety organization's dietary supplements and functional beverage certification program, Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) audi  more

U.S. PIRG Applauds Michigan for Banning Flavored E-Cigarettes, Urges Other States to Act
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Public Interest Research Group issued the following news release: Michigan today became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The ban, which was ordered by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, will last for six months and can be renewed for another six months in the absence of permanent regulations banning flavored e-cigarettes. The move comes after a spate of mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping. The Food and Drug Administration has issued d  more