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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 18 items )  

Advocates for Civil and Reproductive Rights Decry Confirmation of Sarah Pitlyk to the Eastern District of Missouri
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- The Alliance for Justice issued the following news release: Today, Sarah Pitlyk was confirmed for a lifetime position as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The expert non-partisan American Bar Association has determined she is not qualified for a lifetime seat on the federal bench. Pitlyk holds extremist views on reproductive health care and has an extensive record of seeking to undermine reproductive rights and access to critical hea  more

Advocates for Civil and Reproductive Rights Decry Confirmation of Sarah Pitlyk to the Eastern District of Missouri
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- The National Council of Jewish Women issued the following news release: Today, Sarah Pitlyk was confirmed for a lifetime position as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The expert non-partisan American Bar Association has determined she is not qualified for a lifetime seat on the federal bench. Pitlyk holds extremist views on reproductive health care and has an extensive record of seeking to undermine reproductive rights and access to   more

Advocates for Civil, Reproductive Rights Decry Confirmation of Pitlyk to Eastern District of Missouri
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: Today, Sarah Pitlyk was confirmed for a lifetime position as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Pitlyk is one of the most extreme opponents of reproductive health care ever nominated to be a federal judge. Even the bipartisan American Bar Association has determined she is not qualified for a lifetime seat on the federal bench. Pitlyk's record includes defe  more

Animal Legal Defense Fund: Court Bars Enforcement of Iowa's Unconstitutional Ag-Gag Law While Lawsuit Proceeds
COTATI, California, Dec. 2 -- The Animal Legal Defense Fund issued the following news release: * * * - Public interest coalition cheers major victory in lawsuit to strike down law designed to quash undercover investigations * * * Today the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa issued a preliminary injunction, preventing the state from enforcing its new Ag-Gag law while the lawsuit proceeds. The court also denied the state's attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed. Pending final  more

Des Moines County Farmer, Advocate Presented Distinguished Service at 101st Iowa Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 5 -- The Iowa Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Successful entrepreneurs whose product offerings touch and impact the lives of billions and a lifetime of dedication to Iowa agriculture and local community has earned three individuals the 2019 Iowa Farm Bureau Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award. R.W. and Mary Nelson of Des Moines and Carol Messer of Yarmouth were recognized with the prestigious honor during the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) A  more

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, Moms Demand Action Applaud Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for Elevating Issue of Gun Violence Prevention in 2020 Presidential Campaign
NEW YORK, Dec. 5 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - Bloomberg Spoke at Everytown's Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Iowa in August and This Week Received the Presidential Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction - Gun Safety is a Defining Issue of 2020 Presidential Campaigns * * * Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released   more

Everytown for Gun Safety Applauds Ex-New York Mayor Bloomberg for Elevating Gun Violence Issue in 2020 Presidential Campaign
NEW YORK, Dec. 5 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release: * * * - Bloomberg Spoke at Everytown's Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Iowa in August and This Week Received the Presidential Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction - Gun Safety is a Defining Issue of 2020 Presidential Campaigns * * * Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statements today in response to plans   more

Food and Water Watch: Iowa's Water Quality Continues to Decline
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- The Food and Water Watch issued the following news release: * * * - Iowa's legislature has not taken any meaningful action to address the water quality crisis, and a new report proves the crisis is getting even worse * * * The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) finally released a long-awaited report on "impaired waters" and the information is damning. While it is technically still in draft form (and open to public comments until December 28th), the 2018 Impaired  more

Hill Re-Elected Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 5 -- The Iowa Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Craig Hill of Ackworth was re-elected president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) for a two-year term at the organization's 101st Annual Meeting in Des Moines. Hill has served as IFBF president since 2011. His Farm Bureau leadership began with the Warren County Farm Bureau before being elected as the District 8 representative on the state board in 1989, and he later served as IFBF vice president fr  more

Iowa Farm Bureau Members Showcase Sustainability of Agriculture at 2019 Iowa Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Des Moines
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 5 -- The Iowa Farm Bureau issued the following news release: New ideas and motivational messages inspired Iowa farmers gathered in Des Moines for the 101 st Iowa Farm Bureau Annual Meeting at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) gathering focused on the 'People, Progress and Pride' of agriculture in 2019, because despite the many economic, weather and regulatory challenges facing farmers, agriculture remains the   more

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: Advocates for Civil and Reproductive Rights Decry Confirmation of Sarah Pitlyk to the Eastern District of Missouri
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights issued the following news release: Today, Sarah Pitlyk was confirmed for a lifetime position as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The expert non-partisan American Bar Association has determined she is not qualified for a lifetime seat on the federal bench. Pitlyk holds extremist views on reproductive health care and has an extensive record of seeking to undermine reproductive rights  more

NARAL Pro-Choice America Unveils Largest Electoral Program in Its History
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- NARAL Pro-Choice America issued the following news release: * * * - Nation's Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group Will Invest $34.7 Million in Multi-faceted Electoral Program Targeting 3.6 Million Voters in Key States to Win Races Up and Down the Ballot in 2020 Election * * * NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its 2020 political program, a multi-faceted electoral program aiming to reach 3.6 million voters in eight key states: Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Michigan, Minne  more

National Pork Board: Giving Tuesday Launches Fourth Annual Hams Across America Initiative
DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 3 -- The National Pork Board issued the following news release: * * * - Colorado and Missouri pig farmers partner with Smithfield Foods, Inc., Prairie Fresh Pork and JBS USA Pork to fight food insecurity * * * When it comes to giving back to their communities, pig farmers across the U.S. like to adopt the "go big or go home attitude", and this Giving Tuesday is no different. Today, U.S. pig farmers, the National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), S  more

National Women's Law Center: Advocates for Civil and Reproductive Rights Decry Confirmation of Sarah Pitlyk to the Eastern District of Missouri
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- The National Women's Law Center issued the following news release: Today, Sarah Pitlyk was confirmed for a lifetime position as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The expert non-partisan American Bar Association has determined she is not qualified for a lifetime seat on the federal bench. Pitlyk holds extremist views on reproductive health care and has an extensive record of seeking to undermine reproductive rights and access to criti  more

Sanchez Named ACT President for Learning
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Dec. 4 -- ACT, a provider of financial and volunteer support to communities and organizations, issued the following news release: Jonell Sanchez, an internationally recognized leader in education and business, has been named president of learning at ACT. The position is a new one at ACT and reflects the company's transformation to a global nonprofit organization integrating solutions that span learning, measurement and navigation. The position is also a testament to Sanchez's   more

Sanchez Named American College Testing President for Learning
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Dec. 4 -- American College Testing issued the following news release: Jonell Sanchez, an internationally recognized leader in education and business, has been named president of learning at ACT. The position is a new one at ACT and reflects the company's transformation to a global nonprofit organization integrating solutions that span learning, measurement and navigation. The position is also a testament to Sanchez's personal and professional experience, spanning his learning   more

Three Young Farmers Win Iowa Farm Bureau Young Farmer Leadership Award
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 5 -- The Iowa Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Three young Iowa farmers are recipients of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation's (IFBF) Young Farmer Leadership Award for their inspiring ag and community work. The honors for Mike Dickinson, Brian Haeflinger and Sarah Rickelman were awarded during the IFBF annual meeting in Des Moines, Dec. 3-4. The Young Farmer Leadership Award, for farmers under the age of 35, is in honor of past IFBF President Bob Joslin wh  more

Winneshiek County Farmer Wins Iowa Farm Bureau Young Farmer Discussion Meet
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 5 -- The Iowa Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Jessica Tekippe of Winneshiek County has been selected as the winner of Iowa Farm Bureau Federation's (IFBF) Young Farmer Discussion Meet, held Dec. 3, during IFBF's Annual Meeting in Des Moines and will go on to represent Iowa in the Young Farmer and Rancher National Discussion Meet during the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Convention in Austin, Texas in January 2020. In second place was Me  more