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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 31 items )  

'I'm ME, Not MEAT,' Proclaims Cow on New PETA Billboard
WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin, Sept. 23 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Ahead of the World Beef Expo, Eye-Catching New Ad Urges People to See All Animals as Individuals and Go Vegan * * * As the World Beef Expo (September 27-29) approaches, PETA has placed a billboard just four blocks away from the fairgrounds where the expo will be held showing a cow's face next to the words "I'm ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan." "Just like human  more

ACLU of Wisconsin Issues Statement on Milwaukee Police Collaboration With ICE
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 25 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin issued the following statement on the Milwaukee police collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement: "The ACLU of Wisconsin condemns the decision of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) to collude with agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in detaining a longtime Milwaukee resident and sending him to face deportation proceedings. "On September 23rd, 2019, officers from the MPD assisted  more

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association: Getting Cheesy - Canadian Labels for Dairy Products
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 28 -- The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association issued the following news release, dated Oct. 1: * * * - AEPP podcast featuring AAEA members * * * For nearly 50 years, Canadian consumers have had limited access to imported dairy products. Recent increases in tariff rate quotas means that consumers access to these products could expand. While Canada now has domestic and international options on the shelves, labeling has become a crucial factor in consumer   more

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association: Important Determinants of Food Insecurity
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 28 -- The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association issued the following news release, dated Oct. 3: * * * - AEPP podcast featuring two AAEA members * * * Over the past 20 years, enormous strides have been made in applied econometrics with applications for many questions posed in our profession. There has been a burgeoning number of surveys that can be used to address issues of particular relevance to this podcast pertaining to food insecurity. Many of these   more

Arkansas Farm Bureau: Veach Participates in North American-EU Agriculture Conference
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Sept. 25 -- The Arkansas Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Randy Veach, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, was among the farm and ranch leaders representing the United States at the 39th biennial North American - European Union Agriculture Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. As a member of the American Farm Bureau's trade committee, Veach accompanied AFBF President Zippy Duvall of Georgia, vice president Scott VanderWal of South Dakota, and presidents of   more

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health: Harvard - Exploring Coercive Practices Regarding Contraception
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health issued the following member research: Global family planning policies may incentivize health care providers to coerce women into adopting contraceptive services they don't fully understand or want, according to a new study in the journal Social Science & Medicine. Study author Dr. Leigh Senderowicz, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, conducted the qualitative research while a doctoral student at Harvard T.H.   more

Author of 'The Family' to Speak at FFRF Convention
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 25 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: A best-selling author whose expose of a secretive megapowerful Christian fundamentalist group is now a Netflix series has been added as a speaker at the Freedom From Religion Foundation convention. Jeff Sharlet, whose The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power laid bare the workings of the titular organization, will be addressing the FFRF audience Saturday, Oct. 19,  more

Brazilian World Council of Credit Unions Professionals Connect With CUNA, NCUA, NASCUS
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 25 -- World Council of Credit Unions issued the following news release: * * * - UNICRED employees to also visit D.C. area credit unions on Global Classroom visit * * * Dozens of professionals from UNICRED--one of Brazil's largest credit union systems--are learning about the U.S. credit union system and exploring innovative strategies to improve member service on a World Council of Credit Unions' Global Classroom visit to the Washington, D.C. area this week. A busy   more

Cummins Inc.'s Rohit Saha Named SAE/Association of Equipment Manufacturers Outstanding Young Engineer
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 27 -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers issued the following news release: Rohit Saha, Machine Simulation-Senior Technical Specialist with Cummins Inc., has received the SAE/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer award for 2019. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and SAE International established the award in 1996 to recognize an outstanding young engineer in the off-highway or powerplant industry. Rohit received the award at the recent SAE COMVEC ev  more

DWD Sec. Caleb Frostman to Speak at WMC Manufacturing Tour Stop in Madison on Oct. 23
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 25 -- Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce issued the following news release: Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is hosting its third annual Manufacturing Tour - sponsored by M3 Insurance - and the fourth event will take place at the M3 Insurance headquarters in Madison on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The event will feature keynote remarks from Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman in addition to remarks from WMC and M3 Insurance on the c  more

EAA Creating Hands-on 'Build-and-Fly' R/C Model Building, Flying Opportunities for Kids
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, Sept. 27 -- The Experimental Aircraft Association issued the following news release: Bringing hands-on aviation activities to young people is the goal as the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) unveil the new "Young Eagles Build and Fly" program to engage youth in hands-on building and flying of radio-control aircraft. The initiative provides EAA chapters the opportunity to purchase a specially designed SIG LT-40 eKadet kit, all bu  more

Farm Aid 2019 Highlights Determination, Innovation of Family Farmers in the Face of Historic Crisis
EAST TROY, Wisconsin, Sept. 21 -- Farm Aid issued the following news release: * * * - Annual Festival Brings Together Farmers, Eaters and Advocates to Support a Thriving Food System * * * Against the backdrop of a growing national farm crisis, Farm Aid 2019 emphasized the determination of farmers and ranchers in Wisconsin and across the nation to survive mounting challenges that include devastating weather, low prices and harmful farm and trade policies. At the sold out event that took plac  more

FFRF Awards Over $17K in Grad Student Essay Contest
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 23 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is proud to announce the 19 winners of the Brian Bolton Essay Contest for Graduate/"Older" Students. FFRF has paid out a total of $17,850 in award money to this year's contest winners. Graduate students up to age 30 or undergrad students ages 25-30 were asked to write a persuasive essay that uses at least one biblical passage to show how its influence cau  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation: Bill Gives Public Money to 'Crisis' Pregnancy Centers With Religious Ties
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 23 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: Two Wisconsin state legislators are brazenly circulating a bill to hand over $500,000 in taxpayer money to a shadowy entity that will award grants to so-called "crisis" pregnancy centers that masquerade as women's reproductive health facilities where abortions are available. The catch is that none of these centers provides abortions. Instead they try to coerce vulnerable women to bear unwant  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation: President Trump Repeats Lie About Protecting Religious Liberty for All
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 23 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: Instead of participating in a world summit on climate change, today President Donald Trump convened a session on worldwide religious persecution at the United Nations, in which he demonstrated a fundamental lack of understanding of religious liberty. The speech at the UN's Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom event was trumpeted as the first time a sitting U.S. president has given an add  more

Hispanic Freethinkers on FFRF's TV Show Sunday
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 26 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation's TV show "Freethought Matters" has not just one but two guests offering a minority perspective on freethought this Sunday. Hypatia Alexandria and David Tamayo are the founders of Hispanic American Freethinkers, a national organization dedicated to advancing Latino culture through science and reason. "It encourages the rational evaluation of faith-based  more

Mary Hardin-Baylor Ranked No. 1 in First AFCA Division III Coaches Poll of 2019
WACO, Texas, Sept. 23 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.) starts the 2019 AFCA Division III Coaches' Top 25 Poll in familiar fashion - at No. 1. The Crusaders, who received 40 first-place votes, defeated Belhaven (Miss.), 23-13, to improve their record to 2-0. They look to continue their winning-streak next week as they host Howard Payne (Tex.) in American Southwestern Conference play. Mount Union (Ohio) comes in at No. 2 after rece  more

Milwaukee, Clinton Foundation Unveil Family Read, Play & Learn Spaces in Laundromats
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 23 -- The William J. Clinton Foundation issued the following news release: The City of Milwaukee's Office of Early Childhood Initiatives (OECI), the LaundryCares Foundation, and Too Small to Fail, the early childhood initiative of the Clinton Foundation, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil a new "Family Read, Play & Learn" space. The space, to be installed into Riverworks Coin Laundry, will be the first unveiling of spaces in laundromats across Milwaukee de  more

National Association of State Foresters Recognizes Excellence in State and Private Forestry
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, Sept. 26 -- The National Association of State Foresters issued the following news release: The National Association of State Foresters honored several individuals at its annual meeting for their extraordinary contributions to state and private forestry. The NASF Awards Committee annually reviews worthy nominations for the association's lifetime and current achievement awards. This year's award winners are: * Jim Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award - Jane Severt, Wisc  more

One Wisconsin Now: Unsealed Memo Exposes Student Loan Servicer Navient Pushing Payment Plans Driving Borrowers Deeper Into Debt
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 26 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: * * * - Another Example System Stacked Against Borrowers and Why Reform Desperately Needed * * * An internal memo from the giant student loan servicing corporation Navient, recently unsealed as part of a lawsuit brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, exposes how company policy pushed repayment op  more

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy State Capitol Briefing Proves Overwhelming Support in Favor of Regional Trail Networks and Need for Sustained Funding
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 26 -- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy issued the following news release: * * * - Building additional momentum for the state's developing 700-miles-plus trail network, the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) announces support for the network as a lead partner * * * Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) and Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) gathered with state legislators at the capitol last week to discuss strategies to establish the political will and t  more

Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer to Host 5-Day, Intensive Educational Program on Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 26 -- The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer issued the following news release: The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is pleased to announce the return of the Cancer Immunotherapy Winter School, the society's week-long, innovative educational program, on Jan. 13-17, 2020, in Houston. The SITC Cancer Immunotherapy Winter School will feature leading experts in the field who will provide attendees with a deep understanding of the core principles and clinical   more

Soil Science Society of America Journal Issues 31 Research Articles in July-August 2019 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 27 -- The Soil Science Society of America Journal published 31 research articles, including the following topics, in its July-August 2019 edition: * 1D Air Pressure Fluctuations Cannot Fully Explain the Natural Pressure-Pumping Effect on Soil Gas Transport * Application of Satellite Remote Sensing for Estimation of Dust Emission Probability in the Urmia Lake Basin in Iran * Archaea Enhance the Robustness of Microbial Co-occurrence Networks in Tibetan Plateau Soils *  more

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce: Wisconsin Safety Council to Host Worker's Compensation and Safety Events on Oct 1 & 2
APPLETON, Wisconsin, Sept. 25 -- Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce issued the following news release: * * * - The Hartford's Will Gray to Present on Data Analytics and their Industry-Leading Insight Factory at Worker's Comp Symposium in Appleton on Oct. 1 - Regina McMichael to Deliver Inspiring Keynote at Safety Forum in Appleton on Oct. 2 * * * Regina McMichael - who lost her husband in a tragic workplace accident and President of The Learning Factory - will be the keynote speaker at th  more

WMC Foundation Announces Jay Timmons as Keynote Speaker at Business & Industry Luncheon
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 25 -- Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce issued the following news release: * * * - Event to Feature an Executive Panel Discussion on Economy, Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Announcement * * * WMC Foundation - an affiliate of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) - announced on Wednesday that Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers President & CEO, would serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Business & Industry Luncheon in Milwaukee. The l  more

WMC Manufacturing Tour to Kick Off in Green Bay on Oct. 4
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin, Sept. 25 -- Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce issued the following news release: Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is hosting its third annual Manufacturing Tour - sponsored by M3 Insurance - and the first event will take place at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in Green Bay on Friday, Oct. 4. The event will feature remarks from WMC, M3 Insurance and NWTC representatives on the current state of manufacturing, trends in the industry and challenge fac  more

WMC Manufacturing Tour to Make Stop in Wausau on Oct. 16
WAUSAU, Wisconsin, Sept. 25 -- Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce issued the following news release: Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is hosting its third annual Manufacturing Tour - sponsored by M3 Insurance - and the third event will take place at Northcentral Technical College (NTC) in Wausau on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The event will feature remarks from WMC, M3 Insurance and NTC representatives on the current state of manufacturing, trends in the industry and challenges facing Wiscon  more

Women In Trucking Association Announces Continued Partnership With Michelin North America, Inc.
PLOVER, Wisconsin, Sept. 26 -- Women In Trucking Association issued the following news release: The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Michelin North America, Inc. has renewed its Gold Level Partnership, helping the nonprofit association increase the number of women employed in the industry. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. Adam Murphy, vice president, Business-to-Business Marketing, serves on the WIT board   more

Women in Trucking Establishes CEO Succession Plan
PLOVER, Wisconsin, Sept. 24 -- Women In Trucking Association issued the following news release: The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) today announced the organization's CEO succession plan. Deborah Ruane Sparks, an experienced industry professional, will take on a newly created role as vice president in anticipation of succeeding current WIT president and CEO Ellen Voie upon her retirement in the coming years. Sparks will assume her new position in January 2020. Voie founded WIT in 2007 and   more

World Council of Credit Unions: GWLN Promotes Opportunities for Women in North Macedonia
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 26 -- World Council of Credit Unions issued the following news release: * * * - Visit to Sister Society coincides with 20th anniversary of FULM Savings House * * * The head of World Council's Global Women's Leadership Network (GWLN) is in Skopje, North Macedonia this week to discuss the importance of women's empowerment, their opportunities to advance professionally and personally--and providing for financial inclusion through credit unions. GWLN Program Director L  more

World Council of Credit Unions: Project Storm Break Surpasses $200,000
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 27 -- World Council of Credit Unions issued the following news release: * * * - Disaster relief fund for credit unions adds $100,000 since Hurricane Dorian * * * In the weeks since Hurricane Dorian devastated several credit unions in The Bahamas, an additional $100,000 has poured into Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions' Project Storm Break fund--bringing the total amount donated to more than $200,000. That is twice the amount of money Worldwide Foundation set a  more