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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 12 items )  

AFT Unveils Special Edition of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' at Human Rights Conference
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Oct. 18 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following news release: * * * - Announces Renewed Commitment to Teaching Racial Justice * * * Today, at the American Federation of Teachers' Civil, Human and Women's Rights Conference, AFT President Randi Weingarten announced a special AFT edition of To Kill a Mockingbird, which the union is distributing for free to educators and school staff in Title I schools that serve low-income communities. The three-day conf  more

Alabama Lt. Gov.'s Call to 'Pray for Us' Unconstitutional, Freedom From Religion Foundation Warns
MADISON, Wisconsin, Oct. 16 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth must refrain from using his public office to propagate religion, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has warned. A concerned Alabama resident reported to FFRF that Ainsworth routinely uses his position as lieutenant governor to promote and endorse his personal religious beliefs and encourage Alabama citizens to pray. In particular, Ainsworth recently shared an  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Medical Society to Move Headquarters Out of Alabama
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a major medical association celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, announced today it was moving its main headquarters from Birmingham, AL to Washington DC. The move comes in reaction to new laws in Alabama restricting access to reproductive medical services. ASRM, with more than 8000 members and a $10 million operating budget, will desig  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Racial Disparities in Fertility Care Persist
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Oct. 14 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * Research presented today at the 75th Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine showed that while there had been a slight uptick in the use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) among African American women over the last decade, significa  more

Creative Writing Class in Prison Was 'Light' in the Darkness
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Oct. 15 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: For readers who wish to know about it in advance, this piece contains graphic descriptions of domestic violence. When her father died in 2005, Sonia Turley-Landers cut her hair much shorter than Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women required and wrote a poem. Sonia, 59, shares Native American heritage with both her mother and her father, Jesse Turley. Through her mother, she is enrolled with the Onondaga Nation.   more

HudsonAlpha Presents Sue Wessler With Life Sciences Prize
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, Oct. 15 -- The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology issued the following news: The faculty of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology presented Sue Wessler, PhD, with the Institute's Life Sciences Prize in October 2019. The prize recognizes scientists who have made innovative contributions to life sciences research with the potential for positive impact on human health and social well-being. Wessler's laboratory studies transposable elements with a focus on their id  more

Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology Issues 5 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Oct. 16 -- The Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, a peer-reviewed journal that explores the interactions between psychology and exercise and sport performance from the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, published five research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Acute Effects of Resistance-Exercise Intensity in Depressed Black/African Americans Living With HIV: A Randomized Pilot Study * Are Individu  more

Land Conservation Fund Remains Priority as Little River Canyon National Preserve Marks 27th Anniversary
DEKALB, Alabama, Oct. 17 -- The Conservation Fund issued the following news release: * * * - Land and Water Conservation Fund is an essential resource to protecting land within the Preserve to secure recreational opportunities and stunning scenery * * * DEKALB AND CHEROKEE COUNTIES, Al. -- Today, The Conservation Fund and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announce tremendous land protection successes within the Little River Canyon National Preserve to mark the 27th anniversary of the Preserve's c  more

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium: Gulf TREE Recognized With Gulf Guardian Award
OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi, Oct. 14 -- The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium issued the following news: The Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, the Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Resilience Team recently received the second-place 2019 Gulf Guardian Award in the partnerships category for their work in developing and implementing the Gulf Tools for Resilience Exploration Engine (Gulf TREE). The U.S. Environmental   more

Navigate Continues to Support the National Affordable Housing Management Association Educational Foundation in Changing Lives
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 14 -- The National Affordable Housing Management Association issued the following news release: Navigate Affordable Housing Partners (Navigate), headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., has made a $250,000 donation in support of the NAHMA Educational Foundation scholarship program. Half of the donation, $125,000, is earmarked for the Navigate Affordable Housing Partners Eric Q. Strong Scholarship Fund--an endowment fund that awards scholarships from the interest earned that  more

Southern Poverty Law Center: A Minimum Wage Hike in Florida Is Both Popular and Practical
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Oct. 16 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: A proposed initiative to raise Florida's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026 is gathering momentum and is almost certain to be on the state's ballot when voters go to the polls to choose a president in 2020. The political committee Florida for a Fair Wage announced last week that the campaign has finished collecting the signatures it needs for ballot consideration and should reach all the requirements before  more

Wood to Join Alabama Community College Conference as Communications Intern
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Oct. 18 -- The Alabama Community College Conference issued the following news release: JP Wood will be the newest addition to the team here at the ACCC, jumping on board as the new communications intern. JP graduated from Dothan High School in 2018, and began his freshman year at Jacksonville State later that year, where he majored in Communications with a focus in Digital Journalism. While at Jacksonville State, JP spent time as the primary staff writer for sports, takin  more