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Politics: President Barack Obama Newsletter for Sunday June 28, 2020 ( 11 items )  

American Staffing Association Is Bringing Staffing World to You Virtually
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 25 -- The American Staffing Association issued the following news release on June 24: Staffing World(R), the American Staffing Association annual convention and expo will now be delivered in a state-of-the-art, interactive, virtual environment, Oct. 19-22, to address health and safety travel-related challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The association also is pleased to announce the convention's keynote presenter lineup (  more

American University Washington College of Law: Program on Law and Government Hosts Virtual Panel on Criminal Justice Policy and Reform
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The American University Washington College of Law issued the following news: On June 23, American University Washington College of Law's Program on Law and Government presented "Defund the Police? Mapping a Reform Agenda," discussing the ways in which criminal justice reform can be obtained. The virtual panel featured Roy Austin, former deputy assistant to President Barack Obama for the Office of Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity, who also served as deputy assistant  more

Chicago Launches Groundbreaking Initiative to Bridge Digital Divide, Providing Free High-Speed Internet Access to Over 100,000 CPS Students
CHICAGO, Illinois, June 26 -- Chicago Public Schools issued the following news release: Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced the launch of 'Chicago Connected,' a groundbreaking program that will provide free high-speed internet service to approximately 100,000 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students in their households. This first-of-its-kind program will be one of the largest and longest-term efforts in the nation to provide free, high-speed internet over the course of four years to dramatically in  more

House Judiciary Committee Issues Report on George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (Part 1 of 3)
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The House Judiciary Committee issued a report (H.Rpt. 116-434) on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 7120), to hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection and reform police training and policies. The report was advanced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, on June 19. Purpose and Summary On June 10, 2020, George Floyd's brother, Philonise, told the Committee of the pain he felt watching the video of hi  more

International Chamber of Commerce Elects Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga as New Chair
PARIS, France, June 24 -- The International Chamber of Commerce issued the following news: ICC, the institutional representative of 45 million companies, has today elected MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga as Chair. Mr Banga, who has served as ICC's First Vice-Chair since June 2018, becomes ICC Chair with immediate effect, succeeding Paul Polman who becomes ICC Honorary Chair, having served as Chair for the past two years. The election of Mr Banga during the ICC World Council, held annually, also conf  more

International Leaders in Academia, Law, Public Health and Finance Join Center for Reproductive Rights Board
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release: The Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal advocacy organization that fights to ensure reproductive rights are guaranteed in law as human rights, announced five new members of the organization's Board of Directors. The new board members -- distinguished leaders in academia, healthcare, international development, legal and financial services -- include Janet Levit, interim president at The Univers  more

Princeton: Jesus Estrada: Chem Ph.D., Merck Scientist, Dreamer
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 26 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: The DACA program has helped thousands of undocumented students finish their educations in the United States. Princeton University 2019 graduate alum Jesus Estrada, a driven young chemist, found in DACA the opportunity to complete his doctorate and realize his ambitions. Jesus Estrada's father got his United States citizenship at a highly inopportune moment. Estrada had just turned 21. Suddenly labeled an   more

Sen. Bennet, Entire Senate Democratic Caucus Call on Leader McConnell to Bring Bipartisan House-Passed Dream, Promise Act to Floor for Vote
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- Sen. Michael F. Bennet, D-Colorado, issued the following news release on June 22: Following last week's historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting President Donald Trump's repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined the entire Senate Democratic Caucus in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) calling on him to immediately take up the bipartisan House-passed American Dream and Promis  more

Sen. Rosen Leads Bipartisan Group of Colleagues in Calling on European Union to Designate Hezbollah as Terrorist Organization
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Representatives Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) in leading a bipartisan and bicameral group of over two dozen Members of Congress urging European Union (EU) member states to designate the entirety of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Hezbollah has increasingly used Europe as a launching pad for its criminal and terrorist ac  more

Speaker Pelosi Issues Remarks at News Conference on 7th Anniversary of Shelby County vs. Holder Decision
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, issued the following remarks: Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Leader Steny Hoyer, Whip James Clyburn and Chairman Jerry Nadler for a press conference marking the 7th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Shelby County v. Holder decision and urging Senate to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act. Below are the Speaker's remarks: Speaker Pelosi. Thank you very much, Congresswoman Sewell, daughter of Se  more

Wayne State University: WDET Book Club Chooses 2020 Selection - 'Invisible Man' by Ralph Ellison
DETROIT, Michigan, June 26 -- Wayne State University issued the following news on June 25: For the third year, Detroit's NPR station, WDET-FM 101.9, will host a book club on the radio, online and on Facebook. The WDET Book Club's 2020 choice is Invisible Man, a novel by Ralph Ellison, published by Random House in 1952. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator and Detroit host Stephen Henderson, the WDET Book Club encourages everyone in the Detroit region to take part in reading and discussi  more