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News: Candidate Cleopatra Fitzgerald on the Trending Topic of National and International Security | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — According to New York City’s Mayoral candidate, Cleopatra Fitzgerald, “National and international security are indispensable for the safety of citizens, tourists, immigrants and residents,” and she’s bringing some injustices to light. She knows that creating agencies, departments, sectors, industries and infrastructures are global governments’ approach to developing coordination, but they […]

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News: Nate Morris Endows Fellowship at Princeton University | CitizenWire

WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress is pleased to announce the creation of the Nate Morris Fellowship at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, through a gift of the Morris Foundation. This gift is the second Presidential Fellowship endowed by Mr. Morris, a member of […]

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News: Lt Col Steven Fowler, Decorated Combat Veteran, Announces Republican Candidacy in TX-28 | CitizenWire

UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas /CitizenWire/ — I am excited to announce my candidacy as a Republican in the 28th U.S. Congressional District of Texas. I’m running for Congress because I’m sick of illegal immigrants pouring into our country. I’m tired of the caravans swarming our border. I don’t like illegal alien criminals putting my family or […]

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News: 1st Edge Wins Advanced Technology International (ATI) OTA Contract to Develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions for US Army | CitizenWire

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. /CitizenWire/ — 1st Edge, a leader in designing pragmatic solutions using Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, announced the win of a $46M Other Transaction Authority (OTA) contract to develop Artificial Intelligence solutions for the US Army. The contract continues an effort named Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence and New Technology (PAINT).

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News: Sam Stiele announces ‘We Lean Local’ Platform | CitizenWire

HOPKINS, Minn. /CitizenWire/ — Sam Stiele announces “We Lean Local” Platform. A lot of people talk about politics and reflect on what is happening nationally. Local government impacts our lives perhaps more than any other vote we cast. When you think about who is at the helm in local government those are the people planning […]

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News: AAPI Toastmaster to Host The 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Asian American Toastmaster Judy Thang has been selected to host the opening session of the 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods. This year, the theme of the event will be “Leading Change Together,” Toastmasters District 52 announced today.

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News: Compassion Prison Project and CA Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris Raise ACE Awareness in CA Prison | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Compassion Prison Project (CPP) piloted its innovative new series “Trauma Talks,” an educational video program with accompanying workbook this week. CPP’s mission is to create trauma-informed prisons and communities by bringing trauma awareness education and proven healing modalities to the men and women living and working in prison.

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News: ACNM Reaffirms Opposition to Legislative Threats to Abortion Care | CitizenWire

SILVER SPRING, Md. /CitizenWire/ — American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is committed to people having unfettered access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services, including abortion care, that are readily available, affordable, and guided by objective evidence-based information. Given this position, ACNM is dismayed by the failure of the United States Supreme Court to […]

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News: Southwest Airlines Adds Daily Austin Flight: Expanded Service at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport to Begin in March | CitizenWire

AMARILLO, Texas /CitizenWire/ — Amarillo travelers will soon have extra options that feature the state capital as Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, has announced new daily non-stop service to Austin. The new expanded service to Austin begins March 10, 2022 to Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

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News: Malcolm-Jamal Warner Joins Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival as Celebrity Judge | CitizenWire

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce that television icon Malcolm-Jamal Warner is joining the fourth annual “Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival” as a celebrity judge. The famed star of “The Cosby Show” and current hit “The Resident” will also be performing his poetry at the festival and sharing thoughts […]

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News: Sam Stiele recently announced his candidacy for the mayor of Hopkins, MN | CitizenWire

HOPKINS, Minn. /CitizenWire/ — Citizens 4 Stiele announced today candidacy of Sam Stiele for mayor of Hopkins. “I didn’t see a mayoral candidate that represented me,” Stiele said in a statement. “We need someone who knows this town inside and out. Hopkins needs a leader who believes that progress is a balancing act, one who […]

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News: Teamsters Local 396 Builds Momentum in Contract Campaign to Raise Wages and Working Conditions for Over 2,700 Sanitation Workers in Orange County | CitizenWire

SANTA ANA, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the City of Santa Ana stood up for working people by rejecting the city staff recommendation to replace its unionized waste hauler with a non-union hauler with a track record of union busting, air pollution and paying near poverty wages, Teamsters Local 396 said today.

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News: Individual with Down Syndrome Testifies for Phasing Out Subminimum Wages for Individuals with Disabilities | CitizenWire

WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) applaud the testimony of John Anton at Wednesday’s Education & Labor Committee joint subcommittee hearing, “Phasing Out Subminimum Wages: Supporting the Transition to Competitive Integrated Employment for Workers with Disabilities.”

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News: Melissa Martz’s Congressional Campaign Finishes First Quarter with Strong Grassroots Support | CitizenWire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — A tenacious fighter, attorney, mother and anti-child trafficking advocate, Melissa Martz hit the streets three months ago to garner community support for Florida’s 18th Congressional District. Her first quarter FEC filings show she did just that by raising $202,000.

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News: Opposition to Los Angeles’ Burbank Blvd Street Widening Project – Burbank Widening Citizens Group | CitizenWire

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The Burbank Widening Citizens Group. (“BWC Group”) announced today that it is organizing in opposition to the Burbank Blvd. Street Widening Project. The Group consists of businesses and residences situated along the affected Burbank Blvd., between Lankershim Blvd. and Cleon St.

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News: Local Community Gift Card Program Shows up to 8X ROI on Federal Funds Invested to Help Small Businesses in Pandemic Recovery | CitizenWire

MENLO PARK, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — As communities strive to help their local businesses weather the pandemic storm, Yiftee has grown to more than 270 Community eGift Cards across the United States and executed 74 “Buy-One-Get-One” programs. These programs enlist entire communities in purchasing eGift Cards that can only be spent at local businesses, where the […]

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News: Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III & Jason Carter Join The Peoples’ Agenda to Launch Statewide Votercades on John Lewis National Day of Action | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — In an effort to bring attention to the onslaught of voter suppression laws and ignite public support for bills to restore protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda (Peoples’ Agenda) will join local and national partners to host Votercades, teach-ins and other events throughout […]

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News: Rural Iowa Manufacturing Jobs Surplus Means Big Opportunities | CitizenWire

OSCEOLA, Iowa /CitizenWire/ — It’s been a year since the manufacturing industry was hit by the COVID-19 crisis forcing businesses to get creative to manage their workforce assets. In April of 2020, the rural Clarke County, Iowa’s unemployment rate jumped from 3.4% to 11.8%, and more than 100,000 workers across the state were displaced, laid […]

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News: Labor leader and civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta, to speak at Marin Academy’s Conference on Democracy | CitizenWire

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Marin Academy’s Conference on Democracy, founded in 2004, earned nationwide recognition for Marin Academy as a leading independent school focused on equity and justice. The conference features sessions that are designed and facilitated jointly by MA students and faculty in partnership with local and national experts, activists, and stakeholders.

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News: TheSheriffApp.com announces a formal agreement with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (Ga.) to build a new custom mobile app to serve local citizens | CitizenWire

FORSYTH, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — TheSheriffApp.com, a leading Alabama-based mobile app development company, today announced a new agreement to design and deploy a custom-built mobile app for service by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The new mobile app will be free for citizens of Monroe County and surrounding areas to download.

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News: The Central Valley joins the technology revolution – 5G IS LIVE IN FRESNO | CitizenWire

FRESNO, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The City of Fresno has been a leader in ushering wireless connectivity in the central valley and has opened its doors to the deployment of 5G. The City of Fresno, together with XG Communities created a transparent process in order to push forward the deployment of small cells for all carriers.

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News: Attorney, Mother and Child Advocate Melissa Martz Announces Bid for Florida’s 18th Congressional District | CitizenWire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — A tenacious fighter, attorney, mother and anti-child sex trafficking advocate, Melissa Martz begins her congressional campaign to unseat U.S. Congressman Brian Mast in 2022. A main tenet of her platform is to protect the inalienable rights and innate value of each individual in District 18, which covers parts of […]

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News: Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable Break from Battling Voter Suppression to Honor Valiant Women of the Vote | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — Despite the ongoing efforts of many leaders to suppress the voices of Georgia residents, Black and Brown voters turned out in record numbers, electing the most diverse leadership in the state’s history. The Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda’s women’s network, Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) recognized the historic leadership of […]

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News: Environmental Justice Leader Mustafa Ali to Dialogue with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy at BIPOC Climate Justice Virtual Event | CitizenWire

WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — After an introduction by U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry, environmental justice leader, Mustafa Santiago Ali, will discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s approach to climate justice with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy during a panel discussion at the day-long virtual BIPOC Climate Justice event, HBCU Green Fund announced.

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News: Congressman Ron Kind praises vaccination clinic in La Crosse | CitizenWire

LA CROSSE, Wis. /CitizenWire/ — AMI Expeditionary Healthcare along with three partnering organizations – the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, the Department of Health Services and the La Crosse County Health Department – welcomed Rep. Ron Kind, on March 23, as he toured a COVID-19 vaccination site that has distributed more than 2,000 doses […]

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News: AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) Contracted by The State of Louisiana to Provide Medical and Surgical Staff to Support 400+ Intensive Care Unit and Hospital Beds for 12-24 Months | CitizenWire

RESTON, Va. /CitizenWire/ — AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) will be providing comprehensive, independent, and turnkey operation management for The State of Louisiana as they fight the surge of COVID-19 positive cases during this public health emergency.

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News: Printpack Williamsburg Receives the Virginia ‘Star’ Designation Under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s (DOLI) Voluntary Protection Programs | CitizenWire

RICHMOND, Va. /CitizenWire/ — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Printpack in Williamsburg, Virginia, has been approved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia’s Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the agency’s highest level of recognition for excellence in safety and health management systems.

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News: SECDEF Urged to Protect Troops from Sexual Assault Through Equity Boards | CitizenWire

WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The Washington D.C., metropolitan-based law firm of Jordan Guydon, LLP, announced today a plan to reduce sexual assault and harassment in the military. “Our plan recommends that Secretary of Defense Austin update 75-year-old architecture,” said managing partner Attorney Daryle A. Jordan, a former Army lawyer and veteran of the Gulf War.

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News: Blockit COVID-19 Operations Platform Powers Big City Vaccination | CitizenWire

MCKINNEY, Texas /CitizenWire/ — Blockit Inc., a leading provider of digital care coordination solutions, has been on the front lines of the pandemic, providing a no-cost adaptation of their deeply integrated and highly sophisticated healthcare scheduling platform to be utilized toward COVID-19 relief efforts. Today, Blockit announced that its vaccine scheduling solution is now being […]

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