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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 15 items )  

American Atheists: Indiana Officials Reverse Unconstitutional Decision to Exclude Atheist Group From Holiday Festival, Following Demand Letter
VALPARAISO, New Jersey, Nov. 6 -- American Atheists issued the following news: On Tuesday, Northern Indiana Atheists (NIA), an affiliate of American Atheists, received approval to participate in the community Holly Days celebration after an initial request was rejected. This reversal comes after American Atheists sent Porter County Commissioners a letter on Monday, November 4, demanding NIA's inclusion and threatening legal action for violating NIA's constitutional rights. "This is a victory f  more

American Iron & Steel Institute Issues Statement on Rep. Visclosky Announcement of His Retirement
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The American Iron and Steel Institute issued the following statement by President and CEO Thomas J. Gibson in reaction to the announcement by Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Indiana, that he will not seek re-election in 2020: "Pete Visclosky has always been a champion of the steel industry and our workers during his 35 years in Congress. "As the former chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, Pete has been a leading advocate in Washington for the men and women working not only  more

Church World Service Calls for Passage of the Green Climate Fund Authorization Act
ELKHART, Indiana, Nov. 5 -- The Church World Service issued the following news release: Church World Service today called on Congress to immediately pass the Green Climate Fund Authorization Act of 2019, legislation necessary to protecting vulnerable populations from the disastrous effects of climate change. Introduced by Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), the bill would authorize appropriations to the Green Climate Fund, an independent, multilateral fund established by the United Nations  more

Frank Bonetti Plumbing Earns 2019 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors--National Association Safety Award
OWATONNA, Minnesota, Nov. 4 -- The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors--National Association issued the following news release: The 14th annual Safety First! Contractor of the Year Award was presented to Dan Bonetti of Castro Valley, CA. Federated Insurance presented the award on October 4, 2019 at the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors-National Association's PHCCCONNECT national convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The annual Safety First! Award recognizes a PHCC contractor who utiliz  more

Journal of Nursing Scholarship Issues 12 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Nov. 8 -- The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, a journal that says it focuses on health of people from the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, published 12 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Accuracy of Body Weight Estimation Among Palestinian Refugee Adolescents Living in Jordan: A Cross-Sectional Study * Challenges, Coping, and Resilience Among Immigrant Parents Caring for a Child With a Disability: An Integrati  more

Moms Demand Action Volunteer Brown Wins Race for Indianapolis City-Council
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Nov. 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - Ali Brown Joins Dozens of Moms Demand Action Volunteers Elected to Public Office Since its Founding in 2012 * * * Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Indianapolis chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statement applauding Ali Brown for winning her race for Indianapolis Ci  more

Moms Demand Action Volunteer Parker Wins Race for West Lafayette City Council
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Nov. 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - Kathy Parker Joins Dozens of Moms Demand Action Volunteers Elected to Public Office Since its Founding in 2012 * * * Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Indiana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statements applauding Moms Demand Action volunteer Kathy Parker for win  more

National Association of State Boards of Education Membership Elects New Leaders to Its Board of Directors
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Nov. 4 -- The National Association of State Boards of Education issued the following news release: The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce the election of seven new members to its board of directors during its Annual Conference last month in Omaha. Brooke Axiotis, president of the Iowa State Board of Education, became NASBE's board chair at the close of the conference. Byron Ernest, a member of the Indiana State Board of Educati  more

National Education Policy Center: Report About Homeschooling Overreaches on Claims
BOULDER, Colorado, Nov. 7 -- The National Education Policy Center issued the following news release: In asserting a connection between school choice growth, homeschooling freedom, and increased educational innovation, report merely relies on occasional correlations. The Cato Institute recently released a report arguing that homeschoolers should support school choice proposals because greater educational freedom empowers parents to provide richer learning opportunities for their children. Robe  more

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Appoints Goodman as Methodology Committee Chair, Newhouse as Vice-Chair
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute issued the following news release: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors has appointed Steven Goodman, MD, MHS, PhD, as Chair of PCORI's Methodology Committee and Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, as Vice-Chair. Goodman, Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research and Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and of Medicine at Stanford University, had served as the committee's V  more

PETA: New Whistleblower Footage, Testimony Reveals New Horrors on Local Farm
BROWNSTOWN, Indiana, Nov. 6 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Shares Witness's Heartbreaking Letter Calling On Authorities to Help Neglected Pigs and Piglets Left to Die at East Fork Farms * * * Only a few weeks after a PETA expose revealed that pigs had bloody open sores and a worker cut off piglets' tails without any pain relief at East Fork Farms, an anonymous whistleblower has provided additional never-before-seen footage. It s  more

Society of Professional Journalists Hires John Shertzer as Executive Director
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Nov. 8 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: The Society of Professional Journalists announces today that experienced nonprofit leader John Shertzer is its new executive director. "SPJ is excited to welcome John and looks forward to introducing him to our members," said SPJ National President Patricia Gallagher Newberry. "His stated goal is to establish SPJ as the 'preeminent and most influential journalism organization in the U.S.' - an a  more

Society of Professional Journalists, 28 Other Journalism Groups Urge Congress to Address Communication Between Journalists, Federal Agencies
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Nov. 6 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: The Society of Professional Journalists and 28 more journalism and open government groups sent a letter today to every member of Congress calling for support of unimpeded communication with journalists for all federal employees. "It is essential to public welfare and democracy that this issue is addressed. Not allowing experts to speak freely to reporters is authoritarian and keeps sources from   more

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Adds Three New Universities to Nonprofit Science Consortium
BOULDER, Colorado, Nov. 6 -- The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research issued the following news release: * * * - Three new trustees also elected to join UCAR's board * * *UCAR Adds Three New Universities to Nonprofit Science Consortium The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is adding three new member universities to its nonprofit consortium: Clemson University, Michigan Technological University, and Indiana University. The UCAR consortium is made up of univers  more

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Dominion Energy Seek Proposals From Local Watershed Groups for 2020 Watershed Mini Grants
INDIANA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 8 -- The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy issued the following news: The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Dominion Energy are now accepting proposals for the 2019-2020 Dominion Energy Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to watershed groups and organizations across the region. The watershed grants can be used to cover expenses in three areas: water quality monitoring, watershed restoration, and organizational promotion and outreach.   more