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Workforce in Action
E38: What's Next for the Workforce System

Workforce in Action

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 19:57


In this episode, we're joined by Robert Knight, Director of Government Relations and Workforce Policy at Equus Workforce Solutions, to celebrate Workforce Development Month. Listen for a lively discussion about how the current economic, legislative and political landscapes are impacting the workforce system today and into the future.  

Michigan's Big Show
* Dennis Muchmore, Government Relations and Regulatory Advisor Leader with Honigman

Michigan's Big Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 11:01


SPOTLIGHT Radio Network
* Dennis Muchmore, Government Relations and Regulatory Advisor Leader with Honigman

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 11:01


The Takeaway
The Cherokee Nation is Calling for Representation in Congress

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 12:04


The 1835 Treaty of New Echota between Cherokee leaders and the U.S. government forced the Cherokee Nation off their ancestral lands east of the Mississippi River and onto the deadly "Trail of Tears”- what is now present-day Oklahoma. A quarter of the Cherokee population died on that treacherous journey.  Today, nearly 200 years after the The Treaty of New Echota displaced the Cherokee in forced migration West, Cherokee Nation is one of the country's largest tribes. And the treaty which pushed them off their lands also contains an unfulfilled article: a guaranteed right to send a non-voting delegate to the House of Representatives. Now, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., is calling on Congress to make good on the promise of its predecessors as soon as this year. We spoke with Delegate Kim Teehee, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Director of Government Relations for Cherokee Nation and Senior Vice President of Government Relations Cherokee Nation Businesses. In 2019, Chief Hoskin designated Kim TeeHee as the first Cherokee Nation delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Takeaway
The Cherokee Nation is Calling for Representation in Congress

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 12:04


The 1835 Treaty of New Echota between Cherokee leaders and the U.S. government forced the Cherokee Nation off their ancestral lands east of the Mississippi River and onto the deadly "Trail of Tears”- what is now present-day Oklahoma. A quarter of the Cherokee population died on that treacherous journey.  Today, nearly 200 years after the The Treaty of New Echota displaced the Cherokee in forced migration West, Cherokee Nation is one of the country's largest tribes. And the treaty which pushed them off their lands also contains an unfulfilled article: a guaranteed right to send a non-voting delegate to the House of Representatives. Now, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., is calling on Congress to make good on the promise of its predecessors as soon as this year. We spoke with Delegate Kim Teehee, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Director of Government Relations for Cherokee Nation and Senior Vice President of Government Relations Cherokee Nation Businesses. In 2019, Chief Hoskin designated Kim TeeHee as the first Cherokee Nation delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Barclays Private Bank Podcasts
Markets Weekly Podcast (26 September 2022): Spotlight on the new UK government

Barclays Private Bank Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 0:15


As we shine a light on UK politics this week, Olivia Gleeson, Vice President of Government Relations and Policy for Barclays UK, shares her views on Liz Truss's first two weeks as Prime Minister and what her policies could mean for the UK economy. While our host and Market Strategist Henk Potts discusses record lows for the pound, interest rate hikes from major central banks and an escalation of war in Ukraine.

TheFutureEconomy.ca Podcast
How Canada's Biotech Sector can Become a Global Leader

TheFutureEconomy.ca Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 31:37


Andrew Casey is the President and CEO of BIOTECanada. Prior to joining BIOTECanada, he served as the Vice President, Public Affairs and International Trade and Vice President, Government Relations and Communications for the Forestry Products Association of Canada. He was also the Assistant Vice-President, Government Relations with the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association.-----Read or watch his full interview and key takeaways: https://bit.ly/3dHZdDY-----Follow us for more interviews on Canada's future economy:YouTubeTwitterLinkedIn

State Lobbying Heroes
From TV Production to Government Relations with Debra Derr

State Lobbying Heroes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 38:30


Although she was born in Brooklyn, Debra Derr spent much of her childhood in Hickory. Instead of being politically motivated, Debra is more of a creative kind. She spent her childhood in front of the television and eventually was involved in a television production at her high school, which aroused her interest in the medium. When Debra was in college, she attended Norfolk State and focused her studies on mass communication. Following that, she applied to and was accepted into the television production program at Brooklyn College. Debra started learning how to shoot for the American Theater Wing. She decided to move to Washington, D.C. with her kid and take a job as a press secretary for a member of Congress. Following that, she began working for Richard Stevens, who was the county manager in Wake County. How would Debra educate the public about the role of a lobbyist? How would Debra encourage the youth, especially the minorities, to get involved in government relations discussions? What did Debra feel about stepping into public affairs? Check out Debra Derr as she shares her journey in this new episode of State Lobbying Heroes.

AJC Live
From the Frontlines: ADL Participates in White House Summit on Extremism and Hate

AJC Live

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 9:14


"From the Frontlines" is an ADL podcast. It is hosted by ADL New York/New Jersey Director Scott Richman and focuses on ADL's efforts to fight hate and antisemitism in the United States and around the world. Following the tragic attack in Buffalo by a white supremacist in May, ADL worked with leading advocacy organizations, such as the National Urban League and the National Action Network, to call on the White House to hold a summit on violent extremism and hate-fueled violence. ADL is incredibly grateful to see that President Biden and the Administration has heeded that call with the “United We Stand Summit to Combat Violent Extremism” taking place at the White House as this show was airing. Max Sevillia joined "From the Frontlines" to discuss the details. He is the ADL's Vice President for Government Relations, Advocacy and Community Engagement. For more information on the Summit, visit https://www.adl.org/adl-joins-key-stakeholders-historic-white-house-summit-extremism-and-hate. This podcast originally aired as a radio show on September 15, 2022 on WVOX 1460 AM.

The Morning Drive with Marcus and Kurt

The Director of Government Relations and Policy for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare was a guest on The Morning Drive on WVMT Tuesday.

Policy Speaking
Ep. 68: The Future of Conservatism with Ginny Roth and Sean Speer

Policy Speaking

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 43:01


This week, Edward Greenspon (PPF's President and CEO) discusses the results of the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race with Ginny Roth (Vice President and National Practice Lead for Government Relations at Crestview Strategy) and Sean Speer (PPF Scotiabank Fellow in Strategic Competitiveness and a Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy). After a historic leadership election and clear victory for Pierre Poilievre, Roth (a strategist on Poilievre's campaign) and Speer (past senior economic advisor for former Prime Minister Stephen Harper) explore what that win means for the conservative movement and for future policy goals. They examine the taxonomy of conservatism, Poilievre's messaging and peel back some of the layers of the campaign to look toward the what now and what next of Canadian policy and conservatism. This episode includes #PPFproud shoutout to the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport for the launch of their 2022-2027 Strategic Plan.

Bill Meyer Show Podcast
09-21-22_WEDNESDAY_7AM

Bill Meyer Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 52:10


Hold Their Feet to the Fire continues with Dan Carter, Pro-English Director of Government Relations and why English should be our official language. Then a frank discussion of Islam, Immigration, and terrorism with Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch.

Michigan's Big Show
* Dennis Muchmore, Government Relations and Regulatory Advisor Leader with Honigman

Michigan's Big Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 8:30


SPOTLIGHT Radio Network
* Dennis Muchmore, Government Relations and Regulatory Advisor Leader with Honigman

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 8:30


UncleRob, Everybody's Mentor
Ep 44. ERIC EIDE - "Connecting Southern California and the World"

UncleRob, Everybody's Mentor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 41:29


In this episode, Rob and Ileana are joined by Eric Eide, Managing Director at the Alliance for Southern California Innovation. Eric is one of the brightest thought leaders and policy catalysts in the Los Angeles and Southern California entrepreneurial economy. He's part policy wonk, part innovation driver, and is a people centered relationship builder. International travel throughout his early life, studies and career really shaped his global view and belief in the massive economic potential of Southern California. He talks about the growth of Venture Capital, Industries and the demographic growth of the region and connecting it to the world. Eric is an economic development leader with experience in the private sector, and municipal government, and academia. As the Managing Director at the Alliance for Southern California Innovation he leads VC/investment engagement, thought leadership, and innovation community, building efforts with startup communities, local government, and community partners. Before joining the Alliance, Eric grew the Government Relations team at Bird, an electric scooter company where he expanded operations internationally. Previously, he served as Director of International Trade for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. In this role, Eric worked to increase international business activity, facilitate the import and export of goods, and attract investment to Los Angeles. Eric also served in the U.S. federal government as an Advisor for Strategic Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, where he collaborated with U.S.-based entrepreneurs, firms, and universities with interests in South and Central Asia. In a prior role, Eric represented the U.S. Small Business Administration with the startup community and improved the overall performance of a $2.6 billion federal SBIR program that funds early stage technology companies. Eric holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan, where his research focused on innovation ecosystems, industrial policy, and globalization Feel free to follow and engage with ERIC here: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eeide/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricEide Website: https://alliancesocal.org We're so grateful to you, our growing audience of entrepreneurs, investors, builders, influencers and those interested in the entrepreneurial economies of the Americas at large! Plug in, relax and enjoy some Spanish, English and a fun dose of spanglish as always. We're here to help inspire, educate and empower you, so that you can build the future! ¡Salud y gracias!, Mentors Today's Team --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mentorstoday/message

Techpoint Africa Podcast
Is Nigeria ready for Electric Vehicles?

Techpoint Africa Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 41:08


Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, Bolu sits down with Michael Mandela Oniemola, VP, Business Compliance and Government Relations, Autochek to discuss electric vehicles (EVs) and car financing in NigeriaSome highlights: Nigeria's readiness for EVs Possible obstacles The impact of the economic downturn on the automobile industry To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaFollow this link to download the Whistle app on the Google Play StoreExplore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction01:22 - We meet Michael02:57 - First thoughts on Nigeria's partnerships to manufacture EVs04:07 - Is Nigeria ready for EVs?07:04 - Can Nigerians actually avoid EVs?11:57 - Can Autochek finance EVs13:31 - Has there been a reduction in vehicle purchases17:06 - How do Autochek interest rates work?21:49 - How Autochek makes money22:33 - Speaking on Autochek's acquisitions25:59 - Customer behaviour in the different Autochek markets 28:32 - Solving the problem of trust32:28 - Challenges unique to Autochek33:43 - Is there a demand for EVs? 37:09 - Aren't our local manufacturers good enough for the government to partner with?Useful links Nigeria signs MOU with foreign partners to manufacture electric vehicles, but local manufacturers say the country may not be ready for EVs Nigeria’s Siltech produces electric vehicles, for a clean and elegant Africa Building Africa’s Tesla: Can JET Motor Company accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in Africa? This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories.

Madam Policy
The Home Depot's Heather Kennedy: “Go to the opportunity and ask for a seat at the table”—Advice from a Highly-Successful Lobbyist & Staunch DEI Advocate

Madam Policy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 32:37


Heather Kennedy never thought her career would look like 20+ years with the same company. Why did she stay? Because of The Home Depot's unwavering commitment to its customers, its associates, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Join us this week as hosts Dee Martin and Yasmin Nelson sit down with The Home Depot's Vice President of Government Relations, Heather Kennedy, while she breaks down her 20 years of consistent growth and leadership with The Home Depot. Heather gives advice on how to be a successful lobbyist, including her important work on navigating Congress, critical supply chains, and the pandemic. If you're curious about her proudest career moment, tune in!   Heather also dives into her professional and personal commitment to diversity and education, including The Home Depot's partnership with Women Who Code and Ladies Who Launch, a nonprofit dedicated to elevating and empowering women and non-binary business owners.

Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
181: Do Your Board Recruits Ask: What's in it for me?

Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 32:58 Very Popular


My guest for this episode is Mark Buzan. Mark has close to 2 decades of experience as a Director of Communications, Government Relations, Marketing, and Business Development as well as a consultant to nonprofits and associations. Ultimately these roles lead to his becoming an Executive Director and President and CEO of three national associations.  In addition to running Our Executive Director Association Management Services, Mark is also a board director for the Virtues Project International Association (VPIA). Directing strategic plan initiatives, strategy and business operation plans, governance policies, and annual budgets, Mark has surpassed organizational goals and optimized organizational effectiveness for nonprofits and associations everywhere. He has earned a solid reputation for the building, management, and promotion of member programs to increase the bottom-line and improving member services and benefits. A passionate student for understanding why people step up to the role of a board of a nonprofit and what makes for a truly effective board experience, Mark has interviewed hundreds of volunteer leaders who have taken up the challenge of board service. The insights gained lead him to the founding of the Society of Nonprofit Board Directors, an online professional association for board directors from around the world. Here's what to expect during the episode: How can you make a board more effective? What ideal traits should executive directors hold to have an effective working board? What are the essential questions to ask a prospective board member? Why is it's important to help board members know "What's in it for me?" How can you determine if a candidate is a good fit for your organization? Connect with Mark Buzan! Website: https://nonprofitboarddirectors.org/info Get your copy of the Trust Building Action Plan by going to https://hilandconsulting.org/trustbuilding. Mary's book is available on Amazon or wherever books are sold: Love Your Board! The Executive Directors' Guide to Discovering the Sources of Nonprofit Board Troubles and What to Do About Them. Be sure to subscribe to Inspired Nonprofit Leadership so that you don't miss a single episode, and while you're at it, won't you take a moment to write a short review and rate our show? It would be greatly appreciated!     Let us know the topics or questions you would like to hear about in a future episode. You can do that, and follow us, on Facebook.   Connect with Mary! LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryhiland Inspired Nonprofit Leadership Facebook Group: https://tinyurl.com/inspirednonprofitleadership Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hilandconsulting Website: https://www.hilandconsulting.org  

NAPS Chat
Episode 171 September 16, 2022 -- "The 21st Anniversary of the Anthrax Attack on the USPS: Weaponizing the Mail" with former USPS Senior VP for Government Relations Thomas Day

NAPS Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 29:29


During this week's episode of NAPS Chat, former U.S. Postal Service Senior Vice President for Government Relations Thomas Day joins Bob Levi to discuss the 2001 anthrax attack on the U.S. Postal Service. Approaching the 21st anniversary of the attempt to weaponize U.S. mail with a deadly bacteria, Tom and Bob talk about the steps taken internally and on Capitol Hill to protect USPS employees and the mail system. In addition, Tom and Bob talk about lessons learned and how they may have informed decisions relating to the USPS' role relating to COVID-19 antigen test distribution.

Permanente Medicine Podcast
Ep. 24 Addressing climate change's impacts on health with Dr. Colin Cave

Permanente Medicine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 23:54


In this special edition of the Permanente Medicine Podcast, host Chris Grant shares an American Medical Association interview with Colin Cave, MD, medical director of External Affairs, Government Relations and Community Health at Northwest Permanente. Speaking with AMA Chief Experience Officer Todd Unger, Dr. Cave discusses how the medical community is treating climate change as a public health crisis.

Education Matters
Celebrating Our Wins

Education Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 22:42


Celebrating Our Wins - Season 3, Episode 1As the new school year gets underway, Ohio's educators are once again facing major challenges in our public schools. But there are also major reasons to celebrate, and to build on the momentum of those victories to create a better future for all of us. In the first episode of the new Education Matters season, Ohio Education President Scott DiMauro discusses a few of the big wins for public education in our state.SUBSCRIBE | Click here to subscribe to Education Matters on Apple Podcasts or click here to subscribe on Google podcasts so you don't miss a thing. And don't forget you can listen to all of the previous episodes anytime on your favorite podcast platform, or by clicking here. Featured Education Matters guest: Scott DiMauro, Ohio Education Association President A high school social studies teacher from Worthington, Scott DiMauro was elected President of the OEA in 2019 after having served as vice president for six years. Over his 30-year career as an educator, Scott has worked to provide students the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need to be successful citizens in our democratic society. He has likewise advocated for students, educators and strong public schools at all levels of his union. Prior to becoming a full-time OEA officer, Scott served for nine years as President of Central OEA/NEA, and has experience as president of his local, as a member of his local bargaining team, chairperson of Central's leadership and professional development programs, and political action coordinator. He also led the NEA Standing Committee on Legislation for three years. As vice president, Scott served as co-chair of the Healthcare and Pension Advocates for STRS and represented OEA's 122,000 members on a variety of coalition boards and steering committees. He chaired the OEA Legislative Committee and continues to work with OEA's Government Relations staff to represent educators in the legislature and State Board of Education. He was proud to help lead efforts of the OEA Commission on Student Success to lay out a comprehensive vision for high-quality education for all students and lay the groundwork for positive implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act in Ohio. He also led an initiative to increase student access to breakfast in high-poverty districts and served as national spokesperson for the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom. Scott's priorities as president include strengthening local affiliates, enhancing professional supports for members, and elevating the voice of educators in public policy issues to ensure all students are given access to a high-quality education that inspires their creativity, imagination, and desire to learn. Connect with OEA: Email educationmatters@ohea.org with your feedback or ideas for future Education Matters topics Like OEA on Facebook Follow OEA on Twitter Follow OEA on Instagram Get the latest news and statements from OEA here Learn more about where OEA stands on the issues  Keep up to date on the legislation affecting Ohio public schools and educators with OEA's Legislative Watch About us: The Ohio Education Association represents about 120,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals who work in Ohio's schools, colleges, and universities to help improve public education and the lives of Ohio's children. OEA members provide professional services to benefit students, schools, and the public in virtually every position needed to run Ohio's schools. Education Matters host Katie Olmsted serves as Media Relations Consultant for the Ohio Education Association. She joined OEA in May, 2020, after a ten-year career as a television reporter, anchor, and producer. Katie comes from a family of educators and is passionate about telling educators' stories and advocating for Ohio's students. She lives in Central Ohio with her husband and two young children. This episode was recorded on September 12, 2022.

All The Best: Craft Banter
Episode 11 - 2022 Unity Brew and Brad Goddard, Director GR at Big Rock Brewery

All The Best: Craft Banter

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 53:06


2022 Unity Brew brewed at Medicine Hat Brew Co, a Dry Hopped Lager using Krispy yeast from Escarpment Labs.  Available October 14 at the start of Alberta Beer Week.  Thank you to our other sponsors: Alberta Barley Rahr/BSG Canada Malting Red Shed Malt Origin Malt Hogarth Malt Hops Connect Canada Summit Labels Vessel Packaging Kegshare Connect Logistics Evans Hunt   Brad Goddard, Director of Government Relations at Big Rock Brewery discusses some significant changes AGLC made to handbooks in July 2022.  AGLC has made some updates to their handbooks.   Liqour Licensee Handbook: https://aglc.ca/sites/aglc.ca/files/2022-07/22-07-28_LH-Handbook.pdf 7.6.2 Exclusivity Agreement (“EA”) means a document establishing the terms and conditions under which a licensee agrees to the exclusive use of an agency's or supplier's products during a specified event or at a specified venue. Exclusive use means only the agency's or supplier's products, as approved by AGLC, will be used for that product type during the event or at the venue. (Amended Jul 2022)   Liquor Agency Handbook: https://aglc.ca/sites/aglc.ca/files/2022-07/22-07-28_LA-Handbook.pdf 3.16.2 The following product sample amounts are allowed free of AGLC's markup: a) four - 750 ml or three - 1,140 ml bottles of spirits; b) eight - 750 ml or six - 1,000 ml bottles of wine; c) 36 - 355 ml or 18 – 750 ml containers of beer, refreshment beverages, or ciders (or total volume less than or equal to these sizes); and (Amended Jul 2022) d) one keg of beer.   Effective immediately, a number of changes to the Advertising and Product Promotion sections of the LAH, LLH, LMH and RLSH have been implemented. These changes include:   -providing licensees with more brand‐related educational experiences to aid in providing customer‐centered experiences and increased knowledge of products and brands; LH Handbook 8.2.4 and LA Handbook 5.2.4 -eliminating the term “buy/sell agreements” and replacing it with “promotional agreements”; LH Handbook 8.3.1 8.3.2 and LA Handbook 5.3 -amending online promotion restrictions to permit stakeholders to better connect with customers; LH Handbook 8.1.6 (links to GLCR Section 85) -broadening the list of non‐essential items that may be provided to licensed premises; LH Handbook 8.2.6 ii, iii, iv and v and LA Handbook 5.2.6 -allowing for more flexibility with direct support from agencies for live entertainment; LA Handbook 5.2.9  -increasing the ticket price limit as the cost of tickets for some live events has increased beyond the current price maximum; LA Handbook 5.8.2 -increasing the maximum wholesale cost of clothing items worn by staff during promotions to $100; LA Handbook 5.8.3 and -increasing the on‐pack value from 15% to 20%. LA Handbook 5.9.2 iii

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network
* Dennis Muchmore, Government Relations and Regulatory Advisor Leader with Honigman

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 7:52


Michigan's Big Show
* Dennis Muchmore, Government Relations and Regulatory Advisor Leader with Honigman

Michigan's Big Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 7:52


State Lobbying Heroes
A journey from Journalism to Government Relations with Brian Lewis

State Lobbying Heroes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 42:49


Brian Lewis was born in Duplin County, specifically in Kenansville, North Carolina. They moved a lot when he was growing up. Political issues, abortion, gay rights, and other topics were discussed during his childhood. As a child, Brian came from a poor family. They lived in public housing, but their church helped them get through the hard times. Brian used to be a student government president in 5th grade. He is personally interested in journalism, which is why he was part of the student newspaper in college. Brian covered everything about the student government and the UNC system. He took up Political Science as his college major and had a master's degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in Public Policy. He also spent a lot of time in the communications department. How did Brian switch from Journalism to Public Affairs? What can he suggest for those who are interested in becoming a lobbyist? How was his experience in the world of Public Affairs? Join us as we listen to Brian Lewis's story in this next State Lobbying Heroes episode.

Medical Rehab Matters
The Value of AMRPA Membership

Medical Rehab Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 54:14


In this episode, we're talking the value of AMRPA. In the first segment we talk with Doug Baer, President and CEO of Brooks Rehab, and Amanda Osborne, Vice President of Operations and Administrator for the Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital – University Campus. In the second segment we talk with John Ferraro, AMRPA Executive Director. Our cohosts are Robert Krug, MD, former chair of the AMRPA Board, Kate Beller, AMRPA's Executive Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Development and Patricia Sullivan, AMRPA Director of Communications. 

Shaye Ganam
Our politics have become a live wire for a reason

Shaye Ganam

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 9:49


Mitch Heimpel, Director of Campaigns and Government Relations, Enterprise Canada

SMART Recovery® Podcasts
SMART Recovery & Government

SMART Recovery® Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 28:19


David Koss, JD, is a member of the SMART Recovery Board of Directors and the Director of Government Relations. In his role as director, David monitors what the federal government is doing in terms of addiction and recovery legislation, and advocates for SMART and people with substance use disorders. David works directly with members of Congress to pass legislation that helps those with substance use disorders receive the care and treatment they need and deserve. For example, the recently passed House Bill HR7666 focuses on mental health funding that directly affects individuals either seeking or already in recovery.   David's time is also spent on facilitating SMART meetings and coordinating the East Coast Regional Conference. The conference will be held on Saturday, October 22nd in Laurel, Maryland. This year's theme, Shifting Paradigms, New Opportunities, will focus on new kinds of intervention, treatment, and aftercare – meeting people where they are in their recovery. Because this is an election year, David urges people to vote and get as involved as possible. He believes it is important to support those in Congress who are fighting to end the addiction epidemic and save lives.  

Michigan's Big Show
* Dennis Muchmore, Government Relations and Regulatory Advisor Leader with Honigman

Michigan's Big Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 7:55


SPOTLIGHT Radio Network
* Dennis Muchmore, Government Relations and Regulatory Advisor Leader with Honigman

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 7:55


SPOTLIGHT Radio Network
* Dennis Muchmore, Government Relations and Regulatory Advisor Leader with Honigman

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 7:23


Michigan's Big Show
* Dennis Muchmore, Government Relations and Regulatory Advisor Leader with Honigman

Michigan's Big Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 7:23


WOMENdontDOthat (WDDT)
What it's really like to be a powerful political women and mother Ep. 108

WOMENdontDOthat (WDDT)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 55:54


Leslie is Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Canada, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland. Leslie and host Stephanie dive into a conversation about careers and motherhood in this one of a kind episode from a woman at the top of the halls of power in Canada. We discuss Leslie's path to success in politics, how she handles stress, work life “balance”, the challenges of motherhood (daycare, returning from maternity leave, emotional load), women in politics, and her thoughts on big issues and how to solve them. I love how Leslie shares the challenges and struggles in her job and her daily life, allowing you to see that you can overcome challenges and thrive too.  I can't wait for you to hear her advice so jump in and take a listen!More about Leslie: Leslie is Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Canada, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland. Approaching seven years inside the Trudeau government, Leslie has served as Chief of Staff in four ministries, helped lead the development of two federal budgets and the government's procurement response in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and served as the Director of Policy for the 2021 National Liberal Campaign heading up the development of the Liberal platform. Before joining the government in 2015, Leslie was the head of Communications and Public Affairs for Google Canadawhere she worked to promote Canada's digital economy and the success of Canadian innovators online. She also served as Vice-Chair of Ontario's Open Government Engagement Team, which provided recommendations to the Government of Ontario on open data, access to information and civic engagement.Leslie has worked extensively in politics and public policy for over 15 years, serving on public boards, advising on public policy reviews, and working previously in Parliament as director of communications to the Leader of the Official Opposition, the Honourable Michael Ignatieff. She practiced law at Torys LLP in Toronto and is a graduate of the University of Alberta (BA (Hon.) Political Science), the London School of Economics (MSc. Politics of the World Economy), and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (JD).Find Leslie online:InstagramTwitterLinkedIn Podcast recommendation (s): The Herle Burly PodcastPod Save America The Strategists Smartless Kara SwisherBook recommendation: The Candy House by Jennifer Egan Freebie from Beacon North Strategies accessed here: https://www.beaconnorthstrategies.com/10-tips-to-make-your-next-meeting-a-successHow to find WOMENdontDOthat:PatreonInstagramTwitterBlogPodcastNewsletterWebsiteInterested in sponsorship? Contact us at hello@womendontdothat.com Produced by: Stephanie Mitton

Inside The Ecosystem
Being THE Example of Social Equity in Cannabis with Courtney Davis

Inside The Ecosystem

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 44:40


Courtney Davis is Executive Director of Marijuana Matters, a social enterprise that works to identify and eliminate barriers to economic opportunity in regulated cannabis markets for those disadvantaged by marijuana's criminalization. In this capacity, she serves as the spokesperson for Marijuana Matters and will steer the organization through its growth period. She recently served as the Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations where she led community and government outreach efforts to advance equitable and inclusive cannabis policies and regulations. -- Learn more about the movement via WEBSITE: https://marijuanamatters.org/ Social Equity Toolkit: https://marijuanamattersdc.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=10c80aa81e3d04a771079138d&id=0f37a131ed --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/insidetheecosystem/message

The Lynda Steele Show
The Full Show: 42% of adults don't understand Gen Z slang, It's the one year anniversary of legalized single-event sports betting in Canada & Squamish overwhelmed by visitors leaving garbage

The Lynda Steele Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 51:31


Squamish overwhelmed by people living in their vehicles and leaving garbage behind  John French, Acting Mayor of the District of Squamish discusses the issues of campers leaving garbage behind within Squamish. Plus, the need for more campsites within the areas. 42% of adults don't understand Gen Z slang 42% of adults don't understand Gen Z slang, according to a recent survey. Here to make sense of Gen Z slang is The Jas Johal Show contributor, Jawn Jang. It's the one year anniversary of legalized single-event sports betting in Canada!   Matt Lee, Senior Communications Specialist, and also handles External Communications and Government Relations for BC Lottery Corporation discusses the past year of legalized single-game betting in Canada. The woman who was charged by a rental car company for allegedly driving 36,000 km in 3 days Giovanna Boniface, President of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists who was charged by Avis Car Rentals describes her experience with renting a vehicle in Toronto and being charged for over $8,000. The Wrap: How well do you understand Gen Z slang? 42% of adults over 35 say they don't get it. Do you still watch movies at theaters or prefer streaming? On The Wrap this week: Leah Holiove, TV Reporter and Radio Host Sarah Daniels, real estate agent in South Surrey; author and broadcaster How well do you understand Gen Z slang? 42% of adults over 35 say they don't get it.  Do you still watch movies at theaters or prefer streaming?

The Lynda Steele Show
It's the one year anniversary of legalized single-event sports betting in Canada!

The Lynda Steele Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 11:22


 Matt Lee, Senior Communications Specialist, and also handles External Communications and Government Relations for BC Lottery Corporation discusses the past year of legalized single-game betting in Canada.

White House Chronicle
The Inflation Reduction Act's Impact on Public Power Utilities and Rural Electric Co-ops

White House Chronicle

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 27:51


Host Llewellyn King discusses the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on electric utilities with Joy Ditto, president and CEO of the American Public Power Association, and Louis Finkel, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Michigan's Big Show
* Dennis Muchmore, Government Relations and Regulatory Advisor Leader with Honigman

Michigan's Big Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 11:01


SPOTLIGHT Radio Network
* Dennis Muchmore, Government Relations and Regulatory Advisor Leader with Honigman

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 11:01


Green Connections Radio -  Women Who Innovate With Purpose, & Career Issues, Including in Energy, Sustainability, Responsibil

“What I think is really interesting is how do we get PPPs out there, public private partnerships, where we bring in also the investment community from the beginning, so that we can truly shift the capital where it needs to go in order to reduce our impact.” Sandrine Dixson on Electric Ladies Podcast The new Inflation Reduction Act invests $369 billion in driving a climate resilient, clean energy economy, as well as reduces prescription drug costs, among other important initiatives. Will these investments, coupled with those in the Infrastructure Bill earlier this year, usher in a more planet and people-friendly economy?  Listen to Sandrine Dixson, Co-President of the prestigious Club of Rome - an organization of heads of state, top global CEOs, etc. – explain to Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson the new economic model she says we need to tackle climate change and birth the net-zero economy in this enlightening conversation. It was conducted last fall at COP26 in Glasgow. Sandrine had just hosted the session with President Biden, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other world leaders at COP26 and previously had been Director of Prince Charles' environmental nonprofit. You'll hear: Why Sandrine thinks unusual partnerships are critical to get us to a net zero economy. The unique role women play at this moment. What the United Nations can and should do to seize this moment when truly all the world's nations need to come together to save our shared planet. Plus, insightful career advice …. “Women need to have more confidence in what they can deliver and to take those risks and to go for those jobs, even though they may not have 100% of the criteria that's necessary because what happens most of the time, women over-deliver, and…work with women, work with men, continue to develop our own capacities.” Sandrine Dixson on the Electric Ladies podcast Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations at nonprofit Ceres, which helps businesses and policy come together for the planet and people, on the new legislation. Gillian Tett, Financial Times, from COP26, about what the new financial alliance means for a net zero economy. Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on the impact of covid on energy and transitioning to a clean energy economy Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Halla Hrund Logadottir, head of Iceland's National Energy Authority, on how Iceland developed an 85% renewable energy economy. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson

Capitol Closeup
The Housing Crisis in New Hampshire

Capitol Closeup

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 43:41


Paul interviews Natch Greyes, an attorney who heads Government Relations for the New Hampshire Municipal Association. They talk about the housing crisis in New Hampshire and recent changes to the laws that govern the conduct of the State's planning and zoning boards. New rules and regulations seek to spur the development of Work force housing and create more transparency on the planning and zoning process.

The Guy Gordon Show
Laura Appel ~ The Guy Gordon Show

The Guy Gordon Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 9:42


August 23, 2022 ~ Laura Appel, Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, talks with Guy Gordon about how hospitals are handling long wait times.

The Guy Gordon Show
The Guy Gordon Show ~ August 23, 2022

The Guy Gordon Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 71:58


August 23, 2022 ~ Full Show. Matthew Schneider, Partner at Honigman Law and Former US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan breaks down the verdict in the Whitmer kidnapping trial. Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig tells us why he won't support Tudor Dixon for governor. Senior News Analyst Lloyd Jackson with a report of an unidentified illness killing dozens of dogs up north. Laura Appel, Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association discusses longer wait times at hospitals due to staffing shortages. Senior News Analyst Chris Renwick with the latest on the Ford layoffs. Joann Muller from Axios is our guest for Mobility Makers and Ingrid Jacques, Columnist for USA talks about Biden waiting to make an announcement on student loans.

Breaking Battlegrounds
Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez on Florida's Incredible Success

Breaking Battlegrounds

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 43:58


This week on Breaking Battlegrounds, we are joined by Florida's Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez to learn more about the many incredible successes she and Governor Ron DeSantis have had in Florida. Later in the show, David Drucker of the Washington Examiner joins us to break down the week's biggest headlines and offer his insight into upcoming elections nationwide. -Jeanette M. Nuñez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She was elected as Florida's First Hispanic Female Lieutenant Governor of Florida in 2018. She previously served as a State Representative of the Florida House of Representatives from 2010 to 2018 and was named Speaker Pro Tempore from 2016 to 2018. In November 2016, Lieutenant Governor Nuñez was named Speaker Pro Tempore of the Florida House of Representatives. She served as the Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee and served on the Rules and Policy Committee. She was appointed Chair of the Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness. In the past, she chaired the Health Quality Subcommittee, Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee, and Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee. She began her healthcare career working at Jackson Health System in 2004 as the State Director for Government Relations and handled all aspects of the organization's state affairs. In 2006, she was promoted to Vice President of Government Relations and was responsible for overseeing the advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal level. In addition to her duties, she served on numerous boards and healthcare organizations, including the National Association of Public Hospitals Fellowship Program. In 2010, Lieutenant Governor Nuñez joined Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) as their Vice President of Community Affairs for both Kendall Regional Medical Center and Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. She oversaw their community outreach for 3 and half years and was responsible for a number of marketing and business development initiatives. In late 2013, Lieutenant Governor Nuñez began her own consulting firm, OnPoint Strategies. She has been working with Jackson Health System, providing them with strategic advice on service line and business development. She has also been tasked to work with the Managed Care Department and Population Health.  Over the years, Lieutenant Governor Nuñez has demonstrated her ongoing commitment to the South Florida community through her active involvement in various local organizations and professional groups. She has been involved with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Miami, WHEN, and Women in Government. In 2007, Lieutenant Governor Nuñez was named Hispanic Woman of Distinction. From 2007 – 2015, Lieutenant Governor Nuñez served on the Board of Kristi House, an organization dedicated to children who are victims of sexual abuse. Additionally, Lieutenant Governor Nuñez served as a member of the Statewide Council of Human Trafficking. The 15-member Council, chaired by State Attorney General Pam Bondi, was created to support victims of human trafficking by enhancing the available care options. Recently, Lieutenant Governor Nuñez was appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation's Report Card. She was also appointed to the Constitution Revision Commission which examined the Florida Constitution, identified issues, performed research and possible recommendations to amend the Florida Constitution. Lieutenant Governor Nuñez is a proud graduate of Florida International University (FIU) and a lifetime member of the FIU Alumni Association. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science, her Master of Public Administration from FIU, and a Six Sigma Certificate from the University of Miami. Lieutenant Governor Nuñez has served in the past as an adjunct professor at Florida International University.  She is also a graduate from Leadership Miami. Lieutenant Governor Nuñez attends Christ Fellowship West Kendall Campus. Lieutenant Governor Nuñez is married to her husband of 23 years, Adrian Nuñez, and together they are the proud parents of three children – Megan age 20; Justin, age 17; and Jason, age 12. -David M. Drucker is a senior correspondent for the Washington Examiner, where he focuses on Congress, campaigns, and national political trends. Prior to joining the Washington Examiner, he was a reporter for Roll Call, a newspaper in Washington, D.C. Before joining Roll Call, Drucker covered California politics, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, from the Sacramento bureau of the Los Angeles Daily News. Drucker graduated from UCLA with a BA in history, and spent eight years managing a family-run manufacturing business in Southern California, giving him a unique perspective on how what happens inside the Beltway affects the rest of the country. Drucker is a Vanity Fair contributing writer and regular on cable news and nationally syndicated radio programs. A native of Los Angeles, Drucker resides on Capitol Hill with his wife and two sons.-Connect with us:www.breakingbattlegrounds.voteTwitter: www.twitter.com/Breaking_BattleFacebook: www.facebook.com/breakingbattlegroundsInstagram: www.instagram.com/breakingbattlegroundsLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/breakingbattlegrounds This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit breakingbattlegrounds.substack.com

The Political Life
The Future? Combining Investing and Government Relations. Meet Rachel Stern of InState Partners.

The Political Life

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 35:48


This week we welcome newcomer Rachel Stern the show to chat with Jim about their shared enjoyment of NCSL as well as Rachel's work with InState Partners. Rachel Stern is a Senior Vice President for InState Partners, a business line of Advantage Capital. As the founder of the business line, over the last decade she has invested in and advised InState's extensive portfolio companies on how to foster effective partnerships between innovative technology solutions and state and local governments across the country. Rachel is also a graduate of the CORO™ Fellows Program, an intensive, full-time, graduate-level fellowship in public affairs. Through CORO, she worked in multiple sectors of public affairs, including non-profits, public companies and private equity-backed businesses, state government and electoral campaigns. She received her MBA from University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and her bachelor's degree from Amherst College. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at Jim@ThePoliticalLife.net  Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.

The Fly Angle: The Official RDU Airport Podcast
Episode 17: Duke University Takes Higher Education to the Skies

The Fly Angle: The Official RDU Airport Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 27:42


In This Episode: During Mike Schoenfeld's 14 years as Duke's top communicator, RDU helped the university connect students with learning opportunities in 75 countries. He stops by to tell us how our world-class airport supports the Research Triangle's world-class colleges and universities. Meanwhile, co-hosts Mary Griffith and Stephanie Hawco talk about jet-setting to Paris, cooking up new dining options in a first-of-its-kind ghost kitchen and how RDU is making air travel more inclusive for guests with disabilities that might not be obvious. Episode Guest: Mike Schoenfeld is signing off as the Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations and Chief Communications Officer at Duke University, where he saw firsthand how RDU connects students, alumni and campuses around the world. Mike is a longtime advocate for RDU and former chair of the Regional Transportation Alliance, where he encouraged business groups to focus on the value of air travel. He is also a self-described airplane geek who has been flying through RDU for forty years. He shares his observations about what the airport means to the Triangle and why you just might run into him at Observation Park. Send Us Airmail! We want to hear from you – drop us an email at communications@rdu.com to let us know what you'd like to hear on The Fly Angle. Be sure to include your name and other details about yourself and we might feature your Airmail in an upcoming episode. Music “Moment” — Amine Maxwell Music provided by Audio Library Plus

Green Connections Radio -  Women Who Innovate With Purpose, & Career Issues, Including in Energy, Sustainability, Responsibil
Businesses And The Inflation Reduction Act - Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations, Ceres

Green Connections Radio - Women Who Innovate With Purpose, & Career Issues, Including in Energy, Sustainability, Responsibil

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 38:06


“This is very much a jobs plan….It deals with four interwoven challenges…The first is the post-pandemic reality, the second is the economic downturn, the third is the climate crisis, and the fourth is inequality and racial equity… The general theme is that the road to economic recovery is through climate action..” Anne Kelly, Ceres.org on Electric Ladies Podcast The Senate just passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which has $369 billion for climate and energy initatives.  Clearly this will have huge economic consequences and affect the business community. So, what does the business community think of it? Listen to Anne Kelly, Vice President of Government Relations at the nonprofit Ceres, which works with the business community directly on these issues.  This episode aired last fall when the elements in this new legislation were called Build Back Better. Anne is also Director of Ceres' Business for Innovative Climate Policy.   You'll hear: What specifically the infrastructure bills fund upgrades to and what the Clean Electricity Standard is. What jobs would be created and the skills that would be required for them. What “sustainable infrastructure” is and how it will protect communities from the ravages of climate change – including maintaining power in a storm. Why businesses support these bills to maintain and grow, and create more jobs – and the SEC's ESG momentum. Plus, insightful career advice that may surprise you…. “Be careful about what you're good at. So, if you're not happy with what you're doing, you really do have to take a risk and be willing to step out of your current role and try something new, and test yourself. And you can do that in your own position, you can dabble in another area….and then see if that's a place you want to go.” Anne Kelly, Ceres on the Electric Ladies podcast   Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Telva McGruder, Chief Diversity Officer of General Motors – on pivoting that 100+ year old company from gas-powered cars to electric cars Michele Wucker, on her new book “You Are What You Risk: The New Science And Art of Navigating An Uncertain World.” Michelle Wyman, Executive Director of National Council of Science and the Environment on how to talk to policymakers about science to keep science in policy decisions. Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on the impact of covid on energy and transitioning to a clean energy economy Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson    

The Group Chat
When White People Have Had Enuf (Pt. 6)

The Group Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 37:31


In Vonda's words... "When WWHHE, they'll consider some food for thought and thought for food. When are white people going to unpack your stuff? “White women carry the water and do the dirty work for men.” Those same 40% of women who owned slaves before 1865 are working in HR, Marking and Legal and Government Relations, in hospitals, schools, corporations, banks, and every other industry. Today they are delivering the same punishments as their - but with advanced means. Today the same descendants leverage technology, power and Anti-Blackness to maintain status quo. “When white people have had enough they will treat each other as sisters and stop letting each other get harmed by the patriarchy?" The Body Keeps the Score is a book Vonda recommends to help unpack internal trauma. If you've been abused in the past, you must heal, rather than heap your past trauma on others. Anti-Blackness is the foundation on which we operate and until white people are unhappy with the status quo. The food for thought; how long will we continue a debased society where women hurt other women on purpose!" Connect with Vonda on LinkedIn. https://bit.ly/3qOS4Eo Watch LIVE episodes of The Group Chat here. https://bit.ly/3mfRFrv

The Produce Moms Podcast
EP227: We Need Immigration Reform And Skilled Labor To Lower Our Grocery Prices With John Hollay, Director Of Government Relations For The International Fresh Produce Association

The Produce Moms Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 37:01


“We 100% know and believe here in the produce industry that with proper immigration reform we will be able to increase efficiencies on the farm and therefore drive down the price of food at the grocery store.”   Lori Taylor (7:04-7:17) We're all feeling the pain of rising gas and grocery store prices. Everything is going up thanks to inflation, but one remedy to fix it is through immigration reform. Congress and the presidential administration hasn't passed any immigration reform since the Reagan Administration, which is why John Hollay, Director of Government Relations for the International Fresh Produce Association, has been working on immigration and labor policy for over 15 years.   Recently, Lori had the opportunity to join John and many other individuals representing different parts of the supply chain as a panelist for a press conference to showcase how and why this is the solution to focus on now if Congress wants to help lower our rising prices. A Texas A&M International University study just showed a direct correlation between the lack of immigration reform and the prices of groceries in the store, and quite simply, if farmers had access to the number of workers they need, they could grow more crops, and sell them to retailers and other parts of the supply chain at a lower price. Thankfully, this issue has been a bipartisan effort which helped the House pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act last year. With the Congressional election coming up in November, it's important now more than ever to raise this issue to the top to get Congress to act on immigration law reform.   “They needed 4,000 workers and they had only four Americans apply for the job. All four were hired, and out of the four only one or two showed up, and neither worked the full day. That's what we mean when we say there's a labor crisis on the farm.” Lori Taylor (18:27-18:49)   A great example of why immigration reform is necessary comes from one of TPM's active brand partners, a farm based in Yuma, Arizona, where most of our winter vegetables are grown along with a ton of export crops. This farmland has a high production rate and the owner shared with Lori just how difficult it was to get workers. The farm needed 4,000 workers for their harvest crew and in response to their job posting for it, only four applicants showed up. Out of the four American workers hired, only two showed up for work and didn't even stay the full day.    When farmers utilize the H-2A labor program, they must first utilize all of their resources to try and secure a domestic workforce, which as you can see, isn't that easy. It's much easier to secure the H-2A workforce because skilled laborers are able to come here, make a very good wage, go back to their native country and use it to support not just their immediate family, but oftentimes their extended family, giving them a quality of life that wouldn't be possible without a program that put them with American agriculture.   “We have come to expect, here in America, access to all kinds of fruits and vegetables all year round when these are fruits and vegetables that only used to be available during certain times of the year. In order to do that, we need to have the workforce that can deliver those food items and right now our farmers are struggling with that, different parts of the supply chain are struggling with that, so there's an increase in food prices because farmers can't plan ahead,” John tells us.   If we want to continue to produce the amount of fruits and vegetables our country demands, we need to empower farmers to have the highest rate of efficiency as possible and that must include an improved labor workforce, access to immigrant workforce, and different types of benefits for those who come here as employees that might want a pathway to citizenship. The other key benefit to hiring immigrant workers is many of them are skilled laborers and able to handle the hard, difficult work a farm demands, unlike many of our domestic workers. The lack of workforce has gotten so bad that many farmers have to plow over their healthy, plentiful crops. The supply we're demanding is being grown! But the supply for the workforce demanded to bring those crops from the field to the store isn't enough.   “Those workers really provide relief to all consumers out there by making sure there is a steady flow of fruits and vegetables.” John Hollay (24:03-24:18)   Part of the legislation the IFPA supports has an e-verify program which ensures immigrants that are coming over here to work are doing so legally. Farmers aren't experts in the type of paperwork and documents workers must show, so they aren't able to identify if papers are fraudulent or not, which is what e-verify takes care of. Border security is also a part of this legislation as these workers oftentimes go back to their home country every night (like in the case of Yuma, Arizona), and it's important to note that most of them don't even want a citizenship, either. They just want to do the hard work they're skilled to do, make a good income, and take it back to their homes in their own country.   If you're wondering what you can do to help pass immigration reform and lower our grocery prices, John says, “you need to be calling, you need to be emailing, and you need to be showing up when [members of Congress] show up when they speak in your communities at town halls. The people who show up, the people whose voices are the loudest, frankly are the ones that are heard. I would urge all your listeners to reach out to their members of Congress in any way they can whether it's in person, text, email, tweet… however it is going to be heard.”   Take it from someone who's worked as a former congressional staffer! John says that members of congress DO read your emails, texts and messages and it plays a huge role in helping them understand what matters.    How to get involved Join The Produce Moms Group on Facebook and continue the discussion every week!  Reach out to us - we'd love to hear more about where you are in life and business! Find out more here.    If you liked this episode, be sure to subscribe and leave a quick review on iTunes. It would mean the world to hear your feedback and we'd love for you to help us spread the word!

The John Batchelor Show
#Argentina: #Israel, Twenty-eight years o fJustice Delayed. Toby Dershowitz- Toby Dershowitz is senior vice president for government relations and strategy at FDD. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.timesofisrael.com/on-anniversary-

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 10:05


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Argentina: #Israel, Twenty-eight years o fJustice Delayed. Toby Dershowitz- Toby Dershowitz is senior vice president for government relations and strategy at FDD. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.timesofisrael.com/on-anniversary-of-amia-and-burgas-bombings-us-urges-global-front-against-hezbollah/ https://www.axios.com/2022/07/13/30-countries-meet-counter-hezbollah-influence