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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday April 12, 2020 ( 14 items )  

ACLU Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Georgia Poll Tax
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 9 -- 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 and ACLU of Georgia filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Black Voters Matter challenging the constitutionality of requiring voters to buy postage stamps when submitting mail-in absentee ballots and mailing in absentee ba  more

ACLU of Georgia Urges Elections Officials to Focus Attention on Helping People to Vote Rather Than Frightening Them
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 7 -- 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 Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the Secretary of State "announced an initiative Monday to investigate any voting fraud that arises from widespread use of mailed-in ballots in Georgia's primary." "Election officials should focus their atten  more

American Cancer Society Awards New Research and Training Grants
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 7 -- The American Cancer Society issued the following news release: * * * - Peer review council met virtually to keep cancer research funding moving in first of two cycles for 2020 * * * The American Cancer Society, the largest non-government, not-for-profit funding source of cancer research in the United States, has approved funding for 79 research and training grants totaling $36,165,100 in the first of two grant cycles for 2020. Grant applications were reviewed and  more

CA-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians Issues Research Articles in March/April 2020 2020 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 7 -- CA-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Cancer Society that says it provides cancer care professionals with information on cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention, published research articles on the following topics in its March/April 2020 edition: * Enhancing global access to cancer medicines * Overview of precision oncology basket and umbrella trials for clinicians * Review of cancer immunotherapy toxicity The March/Apri  more

Georgia Chamber of Commerce: How Small Businesses Move Forward
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 8 -- The Georgia Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release: As Georgians track the daily statistics on COVID-19, praying for our families as well as those combating the pandemic, we are also gaining a clearer picture for another set of startling data. The economic impact of Coronavirus will, by many expert projections, lead to a prolonged recession. To put this in perspective, consider the following: * Last week, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) repor  more

Habitat for Humanity's Home Is the Key Campaign Reminds Us of the Importance of Home in Uncertain Times
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 7 -- Habitat for Humanity International issued the following news: * * * - At Home, State Farm and U.S. Bank support building strength and stability through affordable housing * * * Now more than ever, families need the security and stability of a decent home they can afford. The uncertainty so many of us feel, far too many families have felt for a lifetime, if not generations. Habitat for Humanity knows that home is the key to freeing these families from the heavy bu  more

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center Creates Email Line to Send Patients Well Wishes
ATHENS, Georgia, April 9 -- Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, a part of Piedmont Healthcare, issued the following news release: The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought many challenges to the healthcare industry. Locally, one challenge many are encountering is navigating the visitor restrictions that local medical facilities have implemented. Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center has launched an email line for families and friends to send messages and well wishes to loved ones c  more

Prison Policy Initiative: Report, Reforms Without Results, Lays Out Case for Including People Convicted of Violence in Criminal Justice Reforms
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts, April 8 -- The Prison Policy Initiative issued the following news release: As the threat of a COVID-19 disaster in U.S. prisons looms, people serving time for violent crimes may be most at risk, as states like California and Georgia exclude them from opportunities for rapid release. "Violent offenders" -- even those who are old and frail -- are being categorically denied protection in a pandemic. Letting people convicted of violence apply for life-saving opportuniti  more

Racial Justice Organizations to Ga. Gov. Kemp - Make Emergency Accommodations for Upcoming Elections Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 8 -- The Advancement Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit that develops and inspires community-based solutions based on the high quality legal analysis and public education campaigns, issued the following news: New Georgia Project and Advancement Project National Office filed a letter with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, demanding immediate changes to the state's upcoming primary election procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Th  more

Rooms to Go Founder Jeff Seaman Makes $1 Million Gift Towards the Marcus Tower at Piedmont Atlanta Early Activation
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 7 -- Piedmont Healthcare issued the following news release: Rooms to Go Founder, President and CEO Jeff Seaman has made a $1 million gift to the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation's COVID-19 Infrastructure Fund, which will support early activation of the Marcus Tower at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Piedmont Healthcare received the Certificate of Occupancy for the tower in late March and is actively working to procure the equipment and furnishing required to open the first nur  more

Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Submits Names to Governor Desantis for Circuit Court Vacancy
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, April 10 -- he Florida Judicial Nomination Commission issued the following news release: The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) for the Second Circuit submitted six names to Gov. Ron DeSantis for consideration and appointment to fill the vacancy on the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court bench created by the resignation of the Hon. James Hankinson. The nominees are: * Georgia Cappleman * Anna "Dina" F. Foster * Lisa Barclay Fountain * Jason L. Jones * Lance E. Neff * J. La  more

State Bar of Georgia: Georgia Legal Community Mourns Loss of Judge Gary Andrews
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 9 -- The State Bar of Georgia issued the following letter to the editor of Daily Report: To the Editor: The State Bar of Georgia extends condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of retired Court of Appeals of Georgia Judge Gary B. Andrews of Chickamauga, whose passing April 4 has left us all saddened. A member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1971, Judge Andrews devoted his career to public service. This began with five years as an assistant Georgia atto  more

UN Secretary General Releases Gender Policy Brief, CARE Analysis Reveals COVID-19 Creates 'A Perfect Storm' of Risk Factors for Women
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 10 -- CARE issued the following news release on April 9: CARE and IRC recently undertook a Global Rapid Gender Analysis on COVID-19 that uses existing global data to look at the gender impact of the pandemic. Our findings revealed that COVID-19 will have a profound impact on women and girls, and specifically on those living in poverty or those living in insecure environments such as in countries experiencing conflict, and those living in refugee or displacement settings.  more

WorkSource Atlanta Regional Launches Webinar Series to Help Job-Seekers During Coronavirus Pandemic
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 8 -- The Atlanta Regional Commission issued the following news release on April 7: WorkSource Atlanta Regional has launched a series of webinars aimed at helping the region's job-seekers find jobs and prepare themselves for future employment. The webinars are aimed at both enhancing basic skills like resume-writing and interviewing, as well as navigating the unusual climate of employment during the COVID-19 outbreak. The free webinars are led by WorkSource Atlanta Regio  more