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Outgoing Congressman David Price Weighs in on Reconciliation Compromises This week, Democratic Congressman David Price of North Carolina announced his retirement after decades in office. He joined The Takeaway to discuss the present and future of his party. How Corporate Lobbying Influences Lawmakers Democrats are still in the process of negotiating their social spending bill which is proposed to spend $3.5 trillion over 10 years to pay for huge investments in climate change, child care, education and health care. For a look at lobbying on Capitol Hill, The Takeaway talks with Lee Drutman, Senior Fellow at New America and author of “The Business of America is Lobbying.” New Poll Shows Black Adults Are Increasingly Dissatisfied With The Direction Of The Country A new poll found that Black adults have become increasingly dissatisfied with the direction the country is headed. To discuss the findings of the latest poll, we spoke with Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, and the head of the Black to the Future Action Fund. Labor Is Having a Moment Workers at several prominent companies across the U.S. have been going on strike in recent weeks. For more on this, The Takeaway spoke to Steven Greenhouse, former New York Times labor reporter and the author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor. For transcripts, see individual segment pages.
Science isn't political. But that doesn't mean that scientists don't have influence in politics. Join us for our conversation with Dr. Naomi Charalambakis, Associate Director of Science Policy at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, to learn about how animal research informs human health and why it's important for scientists to advocate for increased federal funding for science. Plus, is greener air travel on the horizon? And can photosynthesis be harnessed to restore nerve function? - these topics are covered in our news segment. Our Guest: Naomi Charalambakis, PhD, is a Senior Science Policy Analyst for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), a coalition of 29 scientific societies collectively representing over 130,000 individual biological and biomedical researchers. In this role, she leads efforts of FASEB's Animals in Research and Education working group, developing policy statements, tracking congressional legislation and agency directives related to animal use in federal research, and creating resources for the lab animal community. This includes preparing comments to federal Requests for Information. Additionally, Dr. Charalambakis serves as the staff liaison for the FASEB Shared Research Resources Task Force, coordinating with volunteers across the country to guide policy discussions pertaining to core facilities. Dr. Charalambakis launched her policy career at FASEB in November 2018, after graduating with her doctorate in Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology from the University of Louisville School of Medicine where she utilized mouse transgenics to evaluate the role of retinal input on inhibitory interneurons in the visual thalamus. As a PhD Candidate, Dr. Charalambakis spent the summer of 2015 as a science policy intern at Research!America, and co-founded and served as Director of the first science policy University of Louisville student organization. Your Hosts: Steffie Diem (https://twitter.com/SteffiDiem) Jason Organ (https://twitter.com/OrganJM) James Reed (https://twitter.com/James_Reed3) Credits Editing-James Reed Mastering- Chris Goulet Music: Intro and Outro- Wolf Moon by Unicorn Heads | https://unicornheads.com/ | Standard YouTube License Additional Sounds- Inside a Computer Chip by Doug Maxwell | https://www.mediarightproductions.com/ | Standard YouTube License The Science Night Podcast is a member of the Riverpower Podcast Mill (https://riverpower.xyz/) family
Countries are asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels. Also: WHO says jab inequity means COVID-19 pandemic will drag on, and when did the Vikings arrive in the New World?
Saudi Arabia, Australia and Japan are among the countries asking the United Nations to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels. Leading scientists in India warn that coal is likely to remain as a mainstay of energy production for decades. Also on the programme: we hear from Sudan where rival protesters have taken to the streets of Khartoum; and how gene silencing, a new medical practice, could be used to stop pain. (Image: Workers unload coal from a supply truck at a yard on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India. Credit: Reuters/Amit)
Lobbying can have an outsized influence on which bills get passed and, sometimes more importantly, which ones do not. But many people don't know what lobbyists actually do. In this week's episode, Amy Bresnen and Steve Bresnen of Bresnen Associates explain to Todd Smith and Jody Sanders how their careers combine legislation, public policy, and advocacy in ways that most people don't consider. They share experiences both passing and preventing bills, and how lobbyists can help shape legislation to make sure that laws don't have bad results or unintended consequences. They also discuss the incredible workload involved in monitoring legislative bills during a session and how they interact with clients, legislators, and legislative staff during that process.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here's How »A special thanks to our sponsors:Court Surety Bond AgencyThomson ReutersJoin the Texas Appellate Law Podcast Community today:texapplawpod.comTwitterYouTube
On this episode we speak with Davon Gray, Senior Director of Advocacy Capacity Development at The American Institute of Architects, where he is build grassroots champions that empower their voices. Davon Gray, Senior Director of Advocacy Capacity Development at The American Institute of Architects. He is an advocacy strategist and leader in political affairs with a demonstrated record of leading PAC and grassroots campaigns that ignite action on a range of policy issues for 20 years. Davon is passionate about building strong advocacy organizations that empower member's voices. In 2020, Davon was named to the National Institute of Lobbying and Ethics top 20 list for his association advocacy work. Thank you to our sponsor: Rap Index, tell them Roger sent you. https://www.rapindex.com This podcast is dedicated to the art of advocacy. Also listen for this episodes advocacy tip. Contact Voices In Advocacy at: www.VoicesinAdvocacy.com 480 488-9150 At Voices in Advocacy we work with organizations that want to inspire, educate, engage, and activate their supports to become even better influential advocates.
Do you struggle with how best to advocate for those you serve? So do many in the nonprofit sector. Today's guest, Joanne Goldblum of the National Diaper Bank, is here to shed light on the importance of advocacy, specifically in the context of serving those poverty in the US. In this episode, Joanne will discuss: […]
OTB AM breaks down the debate surrounding the restructuring of the gaelic football championship with Conor O'Donoghue from the national fixtures committee. Live with Gillette | #BestFaceForward
Will Kinzel is the Vice President of Molson Coors Beverage Company (commonly known as Molson Coors), a Canadian multinational drink and brewing company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to that, he served as the Government Affairs Managing Director for Delta Airlines for over five years. Will also worked in the Office of the Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) from 2011-2013 as Assistant to the Speaker for Policy.
After a three week break, Ronaldo-mania finally catches up with Left Field. There's been no escaping the Portuguese striker since he returned to England. First he broke the all-time international scoring record against Wogan's Ireland, then he helped Manchester United demolish Newcastle. Is he the missing ingredient at Old Trafford or have Pep Guardiola and City pulled a fast one by luring their neighbours into a mad deal?On the other side of the Pennines, Elland Road witnessed a horror injury to Liverpool's Harvey Elliott. The 18-year-old midfielder suffered a dislocated ankle following a tackle from behind by Pascal Struijk and will spend much of the season on the sidelines. Was this a horrible accident or the result of referees turning a blind eye to bad tackles with a view to keeping games flowing?Elsewhere in football, we discuss FIFA's plans to play the World Cup every two years. High-level tournament football every summer looks good at first sight but what are the knock-on effects for players and other sports?In a packed part one, we also cast an eye over our Fantasy Football fortunes and predict the winners of this season's Champions League, Europa League and Conference League. There's only one place to start after the break and that's Emma Raducanu's remarkable win at the US Open. The 18-year-old qualifier blitzed her way to stardom at Flushing Meadows to steal hearts and minds on both sides of the Pond. What does she do next after a dream week? To conclude the show, we talk good doggos, enthusiastic cyclists, bad eyesight and *that* crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. There's also a quality 'And Finally...' Enjoy the show. Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan
In episode 31 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Sharon Anderson discussed include: What lobbying consists of and how organizations can get involved The constraints placed on lobbying and other ways to help The legislative process and why nonprofits have a lot to offer in the arena of public policy Guest Information: Sharon Anderson has been engaged with nonprofit boards of directors in several capacities: president, member, interim executive director, and consultant. As CEO of Anderson & Associates, LLC, Sharon strengthens teams and organizations through personalized governance training, advocacy training, meeting facilitation, and project management. As a Licensed Consultant of the Standards for Excellence® program, Sharon has conducted Board excellence trainings. She has also designed and presented advocacy training for nonprofits through the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington, DC. Anderson & Associates, LLC provided project management, meeting facilitation, and policy development services to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Important Guest Links: https://bolderadvocacy.org/ https://www.nonprofitadvancement.org/vendors/anderson-associates-llc/ https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/advocacy-vs-lobbying https://standardsforexcellence.org/Home-2/code
Decision Vision Episode 133: Should I Engage in Lobbying? – An Interview with Jennifer Grundy Young, Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) What is lobbying and should businesses be involved in it? Jennifer Grundy Young, CEO of TECNA, helped break down lobbying with host Mike Blake, why and when it’s necessary, what makes for effective […]
Decision Vision Episode 133: Should I Engage in Lobbying? – An Interview with Jennifer Grundy Young, Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) What is lobbying and should businesses be involved in it? Jennifer Grundy Young, CEO of TECNA, helped break down lobbying with host Mike Blake, why and when it’s necessary, what makes for effective […] The post Decision Vision Episode 133: Should I Engage in Lobbying? – An Interview with Jennifer Grundy Young, Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) appeared first on Business RadioX ®.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said today that the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will make himself available to clarify outstanding questions around the appointment of Katherine Zappone. It's as the fallout from the MerrionGate saga rumbles on. The leader of Sinn Fein, Mary Lou McDonald joined Kieran to discuss... The Hard Shoulder Listen and subscribe to The Hard Shoulder on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.
Guests: Aric Newhouse, senior vice president of policy and government relations at the National Association of Manufacturers, Kevin Walling, Democratic strategist at HG Creative Media, Jen Kerns, GOP Strategist, and former Spokeswoman for the California Republican Party and Bloomberg Government reporter Jack Fitzpatrick. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Guests: Aric Newhouse, senior vice president of policy and government relations at the National Association of Manufacturers, Kevin Walling, Democratic strategist at HG Creative Media, Jen Kerns, GOP Strategist, and former Spokeswoman for the California Republican Party and Bloomberg Government reporter Jack Fitzpatrick. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
To start off today's show, CNBC's Mike Santoli joins our anchors to cover how much is left in the tank for this tech rally. We also have all the details on China cracking down on entertainment with a new ban for young gamers. Plus, we cover Amazon's partnership with Affirm to offer buy now, pay later and FuboTV's push into gaming. Then, American Economic Liberties Project Fellow Reed Showalter joins to discuss his new report on Big Tech's lobbying power and influence. Next, we have New York Times Contributor and “Sway” podcast host Kara Swisher to speak about the crackdown on app stores as South Korea prepares to vote on a law prohibiting in-app commission fees. We also have CNBC's Kate Rooney with the scoop on PayPal exploring the launch of a stock trading platform. And later, Marvell Technology CEO Matt Murphy joins in an earnings exclusive to break down the company's latest quarter.
In This Episode: Erin and Weer'd discuss Biden's ban on importing Russian ammunition and North Carolina's pending repeal of their Jim Crow-era Pistol Purchase Permit law; Continuing our "Chipman Watch!", Weer'd sits down with Steven Gutowski of The Reload to talk some Chipman Conspiracy theories; Weer'd also interviews Paloma Capanna about social media and government overreach; and finally, Xander brings us his Independent Thoughts on how to sow the seeds of successful activism. Did you know that we have a Patreon? Join now for the low, low cost of $4/month (that's $1/podcast) and you'll get to listen to our podcast on Friday instead of Mondays, as well as patron-only content like mag dump episodes, our hilarious blooper reels and film tracks. Show Notes Main Topic: Biden Bans Russian Ammo North Carolina Pistol Purchase Repeal sent to Governor Stephen Gutowski Interview: The Reload Biden's ATF Pick Hangs by a Thread After a Barrage of Lobbying and Misinformation ACP The Bloomberg Conspiracy Black ATF Agent Says Biden Nominee Falsely Accused Him of Cheating on Promotion Assessment Paloma Capanna Interview: 2am Patriots Publications FBI agent told informant among alleged Whitmer kidnapping plotters to lie, defense attorney says Independent Thoughts: The Parable of the Sower
Lobbyen is een woord met een negatieve reputatie. Denk maar aan lobbyschandalen waarbij grote bedrijven met goede connecties en diepe zakken dealtjes maken om het beleid naar hun hand te zetten. Maar... is die negatieve bijklank wel terecht? Dr. Evelien Willems (UAntwerpen) deed onderzoek naar het lobbylandschap in België en weet je er alles over te vertellen. Zie het privacybeleid op https://art19.com/privacy en de privacyverklaring van Californië op https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
August 25, 2021 - For more than a decade, lobbyists in New York have gotten to deal with just one governor, but that's changing with the ascension of Gov. Kathy Hochul. For insights on lobbying the new administration, we turned to Steve Malito, chair of the New York state government relations group at Davidoff, Hutcher & Citron, LLP.
Agriculture subsidies have robbed Americans of their right to vote with their dollars. Millions of consumers make conscious choices to not purchase animal products, believing their purchasing decisions are making a small but definitive statement about demand. Unfortunately, the colossal government subsidies that are pumped into the animal agriculture industry keep it alive regardless of demand. When Laura Reese realized this fact, she was angry, and she took action. Laura is the co-founder of the Agriculture Fairness Alliance and Liberation 360—two organizations that allow her to lobby and create lasting, effective change within the agriculture industry. Currently, she is working on legislation to incorporate into the next Farm Bill that will help animal farmers transition to plant-based farmers. In this episode, Laura delivers on subsidy 101 and elucidates on the problems and actions we all can take to make our dollars count. What we discuss in this episode: - Understanding agriculture subsidies - Lobbying 101 - Revising the upcoming Farm Bill - The consolidation of dairy farming - Roadblocks of farm transitions - Action items anyone can do - For the People Act - Liberation 360 - Agriculture Fairness Alliance Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/ - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg - Website - https://switch4good.org/
Why might a Heart Mom choose to volunteer with an advocacy organization? What can an advocacy organization do to help others learn about congenital heart defects? What are the future plans for Conquering CHD and how can people get involved?Liz Schurrer is mom to eight-year-old Eli, who was prenatally diagnosed with truncus arteriosus. Her family's life changed forever as they were thrown into the CHD world. Eli had his first open-heart surgery at one week old, his second at age three, and may need another surgery in the future. Liz began volunteering on behalf of all CHD families when Eli was six months old. On Eli's first birthday, she flew to Washington D.C. to advocate for increased research funding on behalf of her son and all those with CHD. She co-founded the Conquering CHD Ohio state chapter. Conquering CHD directly supports CHD patients and families. In 2019, she joined the staff of Conquering CHD. As the Donor Relations Director, she finds it rewarding to work with generous donors who help change the outcomes for CHD patients. Liz has a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and lives with her husband Jim and their children Maddie and Eli.In this episode, Liz shares with Anna how it was that she became involved with Conquering CHD and why she felt compelled to help others. She explains how the organization has grown and morphed over the years and what it is that they do on The Hill once a year. Find out how you can also become involved in Conquering CHD and what all advocates for the CHD community need to know in this episode of “Heart to Heart with Anna.”Links mentioned in this episode:Conquering CHD website: https://www.conqueringchd.org/Registration form for “Not Another Lunch and Learn” — https://conqueringchd.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/conqueringchd/event.jsp?event=39&Anna's Buzzsprout Affiliate Link (if you'd like to try Buzzsprout for your podcast and get a bonus gift card -- and Anna will, too!) use this link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=16817 Links to 'Heart to Heart with Anna' Social Media and Podcast Pages:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/heart-to-heart-with-anna/id1132261435?mt=2MeWe: https://mewe.com/i/annajaworskiFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/HearttoHeartwithAnna/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hearttoheartwithanna/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnnaJaworskiYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGPKwIU5M_YOxvtWepFR5ZwWebsite: https://www.hug-podcastnetwork.com/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/HearttoHeart)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/HearttoHeart)
Rita Kelly Mullan worked as a nurse, founded the nonprofit The Irish National Caucus, successfully lobbied the U.S. government to recognize human rights issues in Northern Ireland, received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, was named one of the Top 100 Peacemakers by Irish America Magazine, and testified multiple times before Congress.But she was described as a ‘Belfast housewife' in a 1979 story in The New York Times. Born in Northern Ireland in 1940, Rita went on to become a key part of U.S. involvement there. She helped lobby for the passage of the MacBride Principles, a code of conduct for U.S. companies doing business in Northern Ireland. She emigrated to the U.S. as a single mother with her two kids in 1976 to escape the violent conflict between Ireland and Northern Ireland. After arriving, she was able to find a job as a nurse in Arkansas, then moved her family to Washington D.C. to start her nonprofit and lobby the government.This week, Katie speaks with Rita's daughter, Bronagh Hanley, about her childhood and her mother's work. Bronagh is the founder of Big Noise PR, a San Francisco-based public relations firm.Artwork by Paula Mangin (@PaulaBallah)Music composed and performed by Andrea PerryProducer: Alice Hudson, Claire TrageserMother Word Cloud: Please contribute the one word that best describes your mother to the Mother Word Cloud at www.ourmothersourselves.com.Note: Our sister podcast, Mother Mine, has moved to a separate feed. Click here to listen to it on Apple Podcasts.
Special interests are starting to lobby for the infrastructure bill. Boyd looks at their pressure campaigns on certain Senators and what that means for taxpayers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Is money a form of free speech? This question has plagued US politics for decades, prompting frenzied debates about the role of big business and private wealth in the process -- or industry -- of writing laws. In the second part of this two-part series, the guys dive into recent lobbying scandals, controversial court rulings, and the often disturbing reality of just how many laws end up being written by businesses and lobbyists, instead of elected officials. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The successful campaign to keep the Great Barrier Reef off Unesco's ‘in danger' list has been greeted with dismay – and gloom about the reef's chance of recovery. Graham Readfearn explains the fierce global effort to deny the impact of the climate crisis on a prized natural asset. This episode includes explicit language. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
In the US, voters elect officials to represent their concerns in local communities as well as in Washington. These officials, in theory, work to advance the causes of their constituents, whether they're representing individuals, groups of individuals, or businesses and special interests. But there's another, unelected group fighting to represent a given special interest: lobbyists. In part one of this two part episode, the gang explores the history of lobbying, how it became controversial -- and why so many people are convinced the industry is riddled with corruption. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Former federal prosecutor Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses the charges against Trump ally Tom Barrack, the founder of investment firm Colony Capital, that he illegally lobbied the U.S. government on behalf of the United Arab Emirates and lied to the FBI about it. Michael Gerrard, a professor at Columbia Law School and faculty director of Columbia Law School's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, discusses his article for Bloomberg Law, "Killer Heat Waves Warrant FEMA Action Under New Authority." June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Biden administration will mandate vaccines for all V.A. heath care workers; Trump ally Tom Barrack ordered to wear GPS tracking bracelet, travel restricted, can't transfer funds overseas; Hose committee prepares for first capitol riot hearing; One-on-one with Jan 6 committee member Rep. Schiff; Feud intensifies between McCarthy, Pelosi ahead of Jan 6 hearing; China warns U.S. to “stop playing with fire”; U.S. general warns of more airstrikes targeting the Taliban; Record civilian casualties in Afghanistan as U.S. withdraws; Typhoon looms off Japan, suffers totally cool with it; CNN gets rare access to U.S. surfing team as it makes history; To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Steve Brubaker is a gambling and horse racing lobbyist who joined the show to discuss problem gambling, gambling in Illinois, and discusses how to approach gambling harm advocacy at the state level. He is funny and brought with him a whole bag of opinions, so enjoy! Please listen and learn from those who know. A better life without gambling. Brian's email - firstname.lastname@example.org Brian's Twitter @brianhatchallin Please leave us a rating or review wherever you get your podcasts. It helps those still struggling to find us! Please support our sponsor Gamban and if you are in California, North Carolina, Minnesota, New Jersey, Illinois, or West Virginia click the link to obtain Gamban at no cost through their services respectively. In the U.K. use #talkbanstop Please support our sponsor - EPIC Risk Management Music by T. Vance New Jersey Gambling Court Initiative
On today's episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with CNN Senior Legal Analyst, former federal and state prosecutor & bestselling author Elie Honig. During the interview the brothers and Elie discuss everything from their hilarious familial connections to a deep dive into the latest legal news involving Tom Barrack (a long time Trump associate & confidant). Elie goes on to discuss how much damage Bill Barr has done to this country along with which outstanding political issues are keeping him up at night. The conversation then shifts gears as the brothers discuss the latest updates on the January 6 commission and why Speaker Pelosi made the correct decision by rejecting insurrectionists Jim Jordan & Jim Banks from participating in the bipartisan panel. Finally, the episode concludes with the brother's discussing the latest updates around vaccine promotion from the most unlikely of sources while hypothesizing the rationale behind this sudden change of messaging from a party that has been actively trying to kill their constituents. If you enjoyed today's episode please be sure to subscribe, rate and review. Thank YOU for listening! Buy Elie Honig's's book here! Shop Meidas Merch here! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/meidastouch/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/meidastouch/support
First, Céline Gounder of NYU's Grossman School of Medicine joins us to discuss the issue of breakthrough coronavirus infections and whether the U.S. was too quick to unmask. Then, STAT's Rachel Cohrs calls in to share the curious case of the moderate Democrat who made thousands of dollars in pharma donations within two days of attacking a drug pricing bill. We also discuss Biogen's latest defense of Aduhelm, the debate over Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine, and the latest movie casting Big Pharma as a villain.
Tonight, the wild charges against the ex-president's inaugural chairman—and the rampant pattern of illegality on Team Trump. Then, how the anti-vaxx message made it into the mainstream through social media and right-wing repetition. Plus, what the death of Biz Markie says about structural racism in America. And why is the Speaker of the House considering letting this guy investigate the insurrection?
In this week's episode, Mary and Emma talk with Amanda Cather from The Million Acre Challenge, a nonprofit organization that helps Maryland farmers build soil health, increase farm profitability, and improve water quality – while making farms resilient and active in the face of climate change. Their farmer-focused collaborative uses soil health science, economics, education, and incentives to achieve their mission. Amanda's early training in pre-med led her from an interest in equitable food access to a career path in urban agriculture, and ultimately to running her own farm raising grass-fed livestock. Now, alongside the team at Million Acre, the goal is to achieve one million agricultural acres in Maryland using healthy soil techniques by 2030, while sharing best practices and making healthy soil connections throughout the Chesapeake watershed. Throughout the episode, Amanda shares her knowledge surrounding the effort. She educates us on the industrial versus ecological models, and introduces us to the multiple factors that affect the way farmers must approach soil improvement. She stresses the importance of listening to farmer's voices and supporting their journey, as well as, fighting for systems that reward good stewardship and value biodiversity. She explains there are multi-pathways to healthy soil and no one way to achieve the goal. The key to progress in this effort is maintaining curiosity and communication along the way, and remembering that healthy soil (good dirt!) is the foundation of everything. 1:30 - Mary and Emma check in to see how Plastic Free July is going! 4:00 - Amanda Cather of Million Acre Challenge Let's get into the episode:5:45 - Amanda introduces herself 11:00 - What is the Million Acre Challenge? 20:30 - Connecting to the issues 23:30 - Incentivising soil health and funding the transition 27:00 - Nutritional quality of crops 34:00 - Equity 43:00 - Lobbying to change 48:00 - Engaging with farmers 50:00 - What does the Good Dirt mean to you? Things Mentioned: Million Acre Challenge IG: @soilchallengeThe Land Institute Plow and Stars FarmGuidelight / Patagonia Report Pasa Sustainable Agriculture Soil Health BenchMark StudyUMD Organic Grains Transition Project American Farmland TrustSoil Health Institute Maryland Department of AgricultureUSDAFFARThe Farm's Project Regen1The Real Food Project The Agriculture Resilience ActFair Farms PledgeLady Farmer The ALMANAC
Advocacy (which does not necessarily include lobbying!) is one of the most effective tactics a nonprofit can use to serve its mission. Advocacy expert Brenda Gadd is here to share some examples of how nonprofits can engage in public policy advocacy… And she also gives us a quick recap about the difference between advocacy and lobbying. In this episode, we mention a few resources you may want to check out: — Brenda Gadd's advocacy firm, Rethink Public Strategies — Episode #75 of the Nonprofit Jenni Show, where we talk about the basics of advocacy and lobbying for nonprofits (Scroll down to find episode #75 in your podcast app!) — Little Green Light's free fundraising resources — Visionary Accounting Group's free webinar on building your nonprofit's financial foundation — My once-per-week email newsletter, where you can get a short summary of every podcast episode plus free marketing and fundraising resources! Visit nonprofitjenni.com to get Marketing and Fundraising resources, find support for your organization, or to contact Jenni. Produced by Ben Hill Sound Music by Emily Summers ©2021 Nonprofit Jenni. All Rights Reserved.
Caregiver, advocate, speaker, and Founder of Caregivers for Compromise, Mary Daniel, shares the emotional story of taking a part-time dishwasher position at her husband's memory care community during the lockdown. She witnessed the impact of isolation directly through her husband Steve, and now, her mission is to empower caregivers to boldly advocate for their loved ones. Mary welcomes other families and caregivers to join her in the fight by lobbying, educating, and making changes for seniors.Read More: Florida Woman Takes Job At Memory Care Facility To See Husband During PandemicWoman takes dishwashing job to be near husband with Alzheimer'sPowered by supporting partners Propel Insurance, Enquire, LTC REIT, Solinity, and The Bridge Group ConstructionYouTube Instagram Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Lucas McCurdy, @SeniorLivingFan Owner, The Bridge Group Construction; Senior Living Construction Renovation - CapEx - Reposition Joshua Crisp, Founder Solinity; Senior Living Consultation - Management - Development - Marketing
The first episode of this season of Clause 8 featured the most recent USPTO Director - Andrei Iancu - discussing his efforts to strengthen America's patent system over the last three years. One of the most publicly vocal opponents of those efforts was Josh Landau, patent counsel at the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA). Now that those views are in ascendancy in the Biden administration and Congress, it made sense to finish this season by talking to Josh. It was Josh who first broke the news on CCIA's Patent Progress blog that Sen. Patrick Leahy was taking the top Democrat slot on the Senate's IP Subcommittee from Sen. Chris Coons. Coons helped restart the subcommittee two years earlier and was the most significant Democratic supporter of stronger patent rights on Capitol Hill. The blog post signaled that CCIA's patent policy ally is now in charge. In this episode, Josh shares his thoughts on the role of the CCIA in the patent debate and his strong views on various patent-related policy issues: “I will actually push back on the idea that section 101 is particularly unclear. The problem is not that it's unclear. The problem is that in many cases or some cases, the judges of the Federal Circuit or attorneys don't like what the outcome is.” Josh also discusses effective patent policy advocacy in general, where the patent pendulum will swing under the Biden administration, and the low point for “patent quality.” Josh and Eli also discuss whether the patent system is unfair in any way for patent owners. For anyone wanting to follow in Josh's career footsteps, his advice is this: “It's hard to get work in policy without having worked in policy. If you're interested in this, try and find roles in government, try and find roles on the Hill to know some level of what the policy sphere is like.” On this episode: The role of the CCIA in the patent debate The failure of Section 101 legislation in the last Congress The “patent quality” problem How the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) operates Patent policy advocacy on Capitol Hill Patent policy in Trump v Biden administration Is the patent system unfair to patent owners in any way? Why do different patent attorneys have such different views of the patent system? The “peanut butter and jelly sandwich” patent Links: Senator Leahy to Take Chair of IP Subcommittee US Inventors organization
The Biden Administration has rebooted international cooperation in a range of spheres. Is the antitrust world the same? Meghan Rissmiller, partner at Freshfields in Washington, DC, joins Christina Ma and Matthew Hall to discuss regulatory cooperation in merger control and antitrust cases. Listen to this episode to learn more about current developments in this area, what the future holds and practice points. Related Links: EU US high-level trade and technology council and Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue Multilateral Pharmaceutical Merger Task Force Joint statement by the Competition and Markets Authority, Bundeskartellamt, and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on merger control Hosted by: Christina Ma, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Matthew Hall, Partner, McGuireWoods London LLP
As a co-founding member of Capital City Consulting, Nick Iarossi has worked on local, state, and federal government policy issues for over 20 years. Recently named by Influence Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Florida, Nick is considered the best in his field representing a diverse client base before Florida's government including: financial services, insurance, environmental, gaming, retail, education, alcohol, information technology, tobacco, and procurement. Over the years, Nick lobbied to pass countless pieces of legislation on behalf of his clients and secured over a billion dollars in legislative appropriations. Nick is often relied on by clients to assist on various public affairs aspects such as crisis management, message development, and political branding. Before starting his firm, Nick practiced law and government affairs at a prominent Florida law firm after working in the Senate Majority Office and Office of Insurance Regulation as a law clerk. Nick graduated from Florida State University with honors, where he served as student body president and also received his JD from Florida State University Law School. 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.
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Team work makes the dream work. While nonprofits normally have their individual policy agendas and platforms, sometimes working with an affiliated organization, most also join in coalition with others in order to more effectively drive policy change. For example, immigration right groups may join with groups that advocate for kids to better protect our youngest undocumented immigrants. Today's show addresses the differences between c3 and c4 types of organizations so that coalitions can think more strategically about how to use both within a campaign. The Different Types of Nonprofits That We'll be Talking About Today. Tax lawyers are not creative when it comes to naming conventions. 501(c)(3) refers to the Tax Code provision that defines the creation of a nonprofit public charity. That's right, there's 501(c)(1) through ((c)(29). 501(c)(3) organizations are those typically referred to as nonprofits: and are designed to be tax exempt so long as they are organized and operated for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes. We've linked to the law in our show notes so you can see the long-winded version. Organizations that are also tax exempt but found under 501(c)(4) of the Tax Code are referred to as social welfare organizations A social welfare organization is defined as a civic leagues or an organization operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare. These 501(c)(4) organizations will look a lot like the public charities and are often referred to as nonprofit. The key takeaway is that there are lots of different types of nonprofits—organizations that do not pay a federal income tax on the money they collect at the end of the year. And because these organizations are under different sections of the tax code, different rules apply. That's why tax lawyers are very creative when it comes to strategy--you can find all sorts of ways to craft language to meet what an organization can do, and to use money to its fullest extent possible, even when it is restricted in use. Lobbying and Partisan work A c3 can lobby and do advocacy but is expressly prohibited from engaging in partisan work, anything that supports or opposes candidates running for public office. A c4 must have as its primary purpose the same types of activities that a c3 can do (advocacy and lobbying) but can also engage in partisan candidate work during elections so long as it is only a secondary activity for the organization Secondary purpose What is secondary? Well, generally that means less than 50% but conservative attorneys often recommend that partisan candidate work is less than 40% of the organization's total activities. So a c4 can do everything the c3 can do but can also hold candidates accountable, endorse candidates, compare candidates to the org's issues Affiliated structures: Common Paymaster and other behind the scenes details (Ronnie) A c3 and c4 can also be related organizations and share employees and resources common paymaster, grants and resource agreements are the behind the scenes details that make affiliated organization relationships work--with really only the common paymaster visible to the staff as it results in one paycheck. So the code provides 4 different ways for common paymasters to be supported, and one of the easiest is that the c3 and c4 have at least 50% overlap on the board. Another one of the tests is that the organizations share 30% of its employees. When it comes to engaging in advocacy, affiliated organizations face many of the same issues when deciding what activities to engage in. The primary issue is always how to ensure the c3 is following the rules that apply to its tax structure. Example of Coalition Work with c4 Sometimes the back office flow of money needs to be discussed in coalition when talking about a coalition where the groups need to be more strategic in who pays what. Because a c3 coalition member has to be clear about how its money and name are being utilized. For example, sometimes the coalition members agree to work together on a policy issue but recognize that each member is going to do different types of activities. Always be clear with your brand and where your dollars are being used. Or like a loose coalition, mostly acting under your own name but strategically trying to stay together and pull different levers. The goal is to not work at cross purposes or undermine each other. Pledge Cards by the c4. A c4 organization can compare its mission to whether the candidate agrees with its mission. A c3 cannot. Example, Vote for ProChoice Candidates Like Candidates x. When there's a flyer that uses logos, the c3 logo cannot appear on a coalition flyer that is partisan. Knocking on Doors A c4 organization could wear the nonprofits shirts and provide volunteers to specific campaigns with their issue. For example, lets say it is a pro-immigration candidate and the c4 organization provides refugee services. The c4 can walk with flyers saying this candidate supports refugees. In coalition, the c3 has to think about the political perception issues when working in coalition with c4 organizations that do this type of work. Sharing Resources. When a c4 organization works with a c3 organizations, sometimes the c3 organization will provide a grant for lobbying purposes to the c4. The c3 has to count that money on its 990 as lobbying, as does the c4, but in this way, the c3 can sometimes more easily account for policy work since it is providing a lump sum. Sort of like a contractor relationship. Similarly, if the dollars aren't all going to lobbying, the c3 and coalition must know where the money is going. The budget for the coalition has to be understood by all the parties. For example, the coalition could issue the “dues request” or “funding request” outlining how much is lobbying, education, etc. Websites: A shared coalition website has to remain nonpartisan and cannot have the endorsement slate. The two click idea –that the c3 reference to the c4 website land on something c3 permissible. Or even use a pop up window. Resources at bolderadvocacy.org https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/501 BA Coalition Checklist: https://bolderadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/BA-Coalition-Checklist-1.pdf https://www.bolderadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/501c4-Strategy-and-Discussion-Guide.pdf
In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, host Sean Blackmon is joined by Dr. Margaret Flowers, Co-Founder of Popular Resistance and Director of the Health Over Profit for Everyone Campaign, to discuss the steps being taken across the globe to prevent the spread of the highly-contagious Covid-19 delta variant, how US sanctions blocking the sale of vaccines to economically-besieged countries are facilitating the spread of the virus, and the lack of daylight between the Trump and Biden administration's handling of the pandemic.In the second segment, Sean is joined by Jane Hirschmann, an author, psychotherapist and longtime organizer for justice, a co-chair of Freedom2Boycott NYS Coalition and co-founder of Jews Say No!, to discuss her recent article, “Germany Gave My Family Reparations. Palestinians Deserve the Same From Israel,” ongoing Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes and businesses in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, and the White House reception US President Joe Biden is expected to roll out for incoming Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.In the third segment, Sean is joined by Chris Garaffa, editor of Tech for the People, for another edition of our new weekly segment “Tech For The People.” They discuss the Big Tech influence peddlers swarming lawmakers in DC amid the push to regulate the industry, the new device police departments across the country are using to crack iPhones, and a decision by the US Supreme Court limiting how the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act can be used when prosecuting whistleblowers.Later in the show, Sean is joined by Eleanor Goldfield, a creative activist, journalist, and co-host of the Common Censored podcast with Lee Camp, to discuss US President Joe Biden's announcement that he plans to visit the site of the deadly condo collapse in Miami which left 10 people dead and 150 residents still unaccounted for, the retaliatory attacks by popular militias in Iraq and Syria in the wake of the US military's airstrikes on those countries, and a new opinion poll by Axios showing Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with capitalism and a growing number view socialism favorably.
With Excitement allow me to introduce today's guest Co-founder Korgen Hospitality Group and Author of The Surprise Restaurant Manager, Ken McGarrie. Ken is also the author of the book The Surprise Restaurant Manager. Ken McGarrie is the cofounder of Korgen Hospitality, a nationwide consulting firm dedicated to helping restauranteurs reach their absolute potential with effective leadership and maximum profitability. For the past two decades, he has helmed many successful restaurants, bars, and entertainment-based venues with a relentless focus on anticipatory service, staff empowerment, and attentive hospitality. He has helped launch new concepts and train hospitality leaders throughout the U.S. and Canada. After failing to start an exceptional college band with only average talent, Ken worked as a server/bartender while writing for magazines and newspapers. He started in management the same way that many people do – by surprise. When his GM asked if he would take a set of keys and open the restaurant on occasion, he was suddenly promoted to manager with no training or preparation, like so many others in the industry. Ken went on to open and manage numerous successful restaurants and entertainment venues. With Korgen Hospitality, he has an exceptional client list, including helping open over a dozen restaurants with Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani nationwide. Check out Angel's Envy distillery as mentioned in today's episode. Shoutout to The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group inChicago for hosting this interview! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Join with a 30-day trial Restaurant Unstoppable Network and connect with my past guest and a community of superfans. Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "Enjoy the ride." In today's episode with Ken McGarrie we will discuss: Past experiences influencing you today Lobbying to be manager right out of the gate Working in nightclubs/as a bouncer Language Apathy Training/empowerment The host position Regrets Membership models? The Five G's Today's sponsor: Ecolab: Streamline your clean with Ecolab's new EPA-registered 2-in-1 solution, Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer. It will help reduce risk, simplify your procedures and help ensure compliance. This solution cleans and sanitizes hard non-porous surfaces with a single product, eliminates the rinse step and equips your staff to clean more efficiently. Clean simplified, confidence delivered. 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. 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Obsession What is your biggest weakness? Rumination What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? Preparation "Who not to hire" Chapter 2 pg 11 From Ken's book What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Second guessing myself Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. If you are comped in a restaurant, tip the original amount, not the discounted amount What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? The guest is usually wrong What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Anyone who works for you could work anywhere for anyone Name one service you've hired. Talent Distinctions based in LA for HR What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations? BevSpot If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? My book Bill Hicks standup special "Revelations" Fish Bone album titled Truth and Soul Contact info: www.korganhospitality.com Find Ken's book right here. Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you'd like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. 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