Other Policy Issues

Proposition 21 Endorsed by Coalition of Faith Leaders, Community Organizations

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:11pm

Housing justice advocates and champions of Proposition 21 today announced that a broad coalition of faith leaders and organizations throughout California have endorsed Prop 21, the November 2020 state ballot initiative that will limit unfair rent increases and preserve affordable housing in California.

Key Points: 
  • Housing justice advocates and champions of Proposition 21 today announced that a broad coalition of faith leaders and organizations throughout California have endorsed Prop 21, the November 2020 state ballot initiative that will limit unfair rent increases and preserve affordable housing in California.
  • We are honored to have the support of faith leaders of different religions and denominations from across the state, said Ren Christian Moya, director of the Prop 21 campaign.
  • It would allow local communities to:
    Housing Is A Human Right (HHR) is the housing advocacy division of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), and the leading sponsor of Proposition 21.
  • Proposition 21 is sponsored by Yes on 21 Renters and Homeowners United to Keep Families in Their Homes, Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, with significant funding by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

AHF Criticizes Administration’s Rollback of HUD Rule Banning Trans Discrimination in Housing

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 9:56pm

AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) strongly opposes a proposed rollback of a U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule which prohibits discrimination in housing based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Key Points: 
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) strongly opposes a proposed rollback of a U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule which prohibits discrimination in housing based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Reversal of the rule would allow homeless shelters to turn away persons based on their gender identity.
  • AHF is a leader in healthcare and housing services.
  • To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org , find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare .

Governor Newsom, Don’t Wage A Political War On The Gig-Economy In the Middle of The COVID-19 Crisis

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 9:19pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200814005460/en/
    Here are the facts: The coronavirus pandemic is impacting Black and Hispanic communities at a devastatingly disproportionate rate.
  • Unemployment among Blacks and Hispanics stands at 15.8% and 14.7%, respectively, and now exceeds 30% among young people of color.
  • More than 40% of Black businesses and a third of Hispanic businesses have closed since the pandemic began, most of them permanently.
  • It is unconscionable for the State of California to wage a political war on the gig-economy in the middle of this crisis.

Door-to-Door Visits Begin Nationwide for 2020 Census

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 8:15pm

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau began following up with households nationwide that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.

Key Points: 
  • This week, the U.S. Census Bureau began following up with households nationwide that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.
  • Up to 500,000 census takers across the country will go door to door to assist people in responding to the 2020 Census.
  • To confirm a census takers identity, the public may contact their regional census center to speak with a Census Bureau representative.
  • The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone who lives in the United States on April 1, 2020 (Census Day).

Los Angeles Waterkeeper Prevails in Historic Wastewater Recycling Suit

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 4:00pm

The Los Angeles Superior Court issued a historic ruling, in favor of Los Angeles Waterkeeper, that compels the States Water Resources Control Board (Californias lead water quality agency) to analyze whether it is wasteful and unreasonable to dump billions of gallons of wastewater uselessly into the sea, when it could instead be used productively to ensure the sustainability of Californias water resources.

Key Points: 
  • The Los Angeles Superior Court issued a historic ruling, in favor of Los Angeles Waterkeeper, that compels the States Water Resources Control Board (Californias lead water quality agency) to analyze whether it is wasteful and unreasonable to dump billions of gallons of wastewater uselessly into the sea, when it could instead be used productively to ensure the sustainability of Californias water resources.
  • The plants -- Hyperion, Tillman, Burbank and Los Angeles-Glendale -- dump an average of nearly 270 million gallons of treated water into the Los Angeles River and Pacific Ocean every day.
  • Hyperion alone discharges enough treated wastewater into the ocean to fill the Rose Bowl 2 times over every day.
  • During most days, treated discharge from sewage plants makes up the majority of flow in the LA River.

Recording Academy®'s District Advocate Day Unites Its Members to Press Congress for Continued Pandemic Relief for Music Creators

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 2:30pm

"District Advocate Day has always been an important initiative for music advocacy and it's especially true now," said Harvey Mason jr., Chair and Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy.

Key Points: 
  • "District Advocate Day has always been an important initiative for music advocacy and it's especially true now," said Harvey Mason jr., Chair and Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy.
  • "Creators are among the hardest hit and first out of work, yet music is what brings the world together in hard times and for many, it brings hope.
  • For more information about District Advocate Day and Recording Academy advocacy initiatives, visit www.grammy.com/districtadvocate .
  • As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

IFALPA Global Pilots on Air India Express Flight IX-1344

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 9:43pm

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations (IFALPA) is closely monitoring the developments related to todays accident of Air India Express Flight IX-1344, a Boeing 737-800 that overran runway 10 upon landing at Kozhikode International airport in India, and continued down a high slope, breaking into several parts.

Key Points: 
  • The International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations (IFALPA) is closely monitoring the developments related to todays accident of Air India Express Flight IX-1344, a Boeing 737-800 that overran runway 10 upon landing at Kozhikode International airport in India, and continued down a high slope, breaking into several parts.
  • Our thoughts are with the families of the pilots, crew members, and passengers who lost their lives aboard the aircraft.
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    Note to Editors: The International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations represents more than 100,000 pilots in nearly 100 countries around the globe.
  • 2020 The International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations.

Ensuring Scientific Justice by Building Bridges to Minority Communities is Centerpiece of BIOEquality Agenda

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 1:30pm

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced BIOEquality Agenda which aims to attack the systemic inequality, injustice and unfair treatment of women and communities of color through the positive force of biotechnology.

Key Points: 
  • The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced BIOEquality Agenda which aims to attack the systemic inequality, injustice and unfair treatment of women and communities of color through the positive force of biotechnology.
  • A pandemic was racing unchecked around the globe and the murder of George Floyd was bringing world-wide attention to the injustices suffered by minority communities.
  • The COVID pandemic has reminded us once again, in stark detail, that the impact of disease on communities of color is unequal.
  • Over the next several years we will aggressively pursue the BIOEquality Agenda by any means necessary.

Strategic Education, Inc. Announces Pricing of Upsized Public Offering of Common Stock

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 12:00pm

Strategic Education, Inc. (Strategic Education) (NASDAQ: STRA) announced today the pricing of an upsized underwritten registered public offering of 1,900,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $105.00 per share.

Key Points: 
  • Strategic Education, Inc. (Strategic Education) (NASDAQ: STRA) announced today the pricing of an upsized underwritten registered public offering of 1,900,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $105.00 per share.
  • Strategic Education has granted the underwriters an option for 30 days to purchase up to an additional 285,000 shares of its common stock sold at the public offering price, less the underwriting discount.
  • The offering is expected to close on or about August 10, 2020, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
  • If the proposed acquisition is not consummated, Strategic Education intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, which could include other acquisitions.

OmniTRAX’s Chicago Rail Link and Calumet Area Industrial Commission to Promote Rail-Ready Sites

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 3:00pm

OmniTRAX , one of the fastest growing railroads in North America and an affiliate of The Broe Group, is working with the Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC) to launch its Rail-Ready Sites program at the Chicago Rail Link (CRL).

Key Points: 
  • OmniTRAX , one of the fastest growing railroads in North America and an affiliate of The Broe Group, is working with the Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC) to launch its Rail-Ready Sites program at the Chicago Rail Link (CRL).
  • To review these sites and learn more about how OmniTRAX helps companies locate on rail-served properties, visit this link .
  • The southside of Chicago is undergoing a major industrial renaissance and the CRL is playing a central role for shippers and receivers.
  • The mission of the organization is to promote industrial retention and development within the area.