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When the US Post Office in the Central Area shut down, The Postman Seattle — and the United States Postal Service — opened shop on MLK and Union to give the community a place to pack, ship, and get their mail through the ongoing changes in the neighborhood. After the tragic loss of her husband in 2022, D'Vonne Pickett Jr., Keanna has continued their family's legacy through her grief to ensure that the community she loves continues to thrive and receive the services they deserve. Location: Central District (Seattle, WA) FB & IG: @thepostmanseattle Website: www.thepostmanseattle.com Share your thoughts and feedback on Social Media (FB, IG, or Twitter) and #BUILD206 or @BUILD206 in your posts. Follow BUILD for more events, activities, and information at linktr.ee/build206
On this episode of Our American Stories, the United States Postal Service was established in 1792. It's hard to believe that a service that was created over 2 centuries ago, is still used by everyone every day. But what's even more shocking, is that there was actually a lot of debate about whether there should even be a federal post office in the first place… Here's Daniel Piazza of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum with the story. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Logistics Matters with DC VELOCITY
Our guest on this week's episode is Alex Saric, chief marketing officer for Ivalua. Many may not be aware, but new SEC-directed climate risk disclosure rules may go into effect soon that could have some significant impacts on supply chains. The proposed rules will require publicly traded companies to report on their climate impacts as well as the impacts of their suppliers and partners further upstream within their supply chains. How is the industry reacting to these potential new requirements?The United States Postal Service has had it with people and companies mailing packages using counterfeit postage. The service has announced plans to fight back by treating the parcels as abandoned. We explain why this step is taking place and what the implications may be to consumers ordering products online.The future looks bright for the industrial racking industry. A new report shows growth in racking through 2029, attributed to the constantly expanding warehouse space and the need for racking that works with robotics and automated systems. We look at the numbers and what they mean.DC Velocity's sister publication CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly offers a podcast series called Supply Chain in the Fast Lane. It is co-produced with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. The third season of eight episodes has fully launched and focuses on attracting and retaining labor in our supply chains. Go to your favorite podcast platform to subscribe.Articles and resources mentioned in this episode:IvaluaPostal Service plans to seize items mailed with fake stampsStorage rack market to grow through 2029Visit DCVelocity.com for the latest news. Visit Supply Chain QuarterlyListen to CSCMP and Supply Chain Quarterly's Supply Chain in the Fast Lane podcastListen to Supply Chain Quarterly's Top 10 Supply Chain Threats podcastSend feedback about this podcast to firstname.lastname@example.org.Podcast is sponsored by: TGWOther linksAbout DC VELOCITYSubscribe to DC VELOCITYSign up for our FREE newslettersAdvertise with DC VELOCITYTop 10 Supply Chain Management Podcasts
Dirty Moderate with Adam Epstein
When well-designed institutions function properly, people thrive. Few institutions have been more ingeniously designed than the U.S. federal government via the Constitution in 1787. This auspicious beginning more than two centuries ago helps explain why the U.S. remains a magnet for opportunity seekers, students, entrepreneurs, dissidents, and persecuted believers.Yet for decades now, America's federal government has been underperforming. Social Security and Medicare face looming insolvency. The federal government's “war on poverty” has failed to end poverty and arguably, has made it worse. In 2012, the United States Postal Service lost more money than the nation spent on the State Department, and Amtrak has lost money every year since being created in 1971. How can an enduring institution, so thoughtfully crafted, now produce such poor results?John Nantz, Author of Rediscovering Republicanism: Renewing America with Our Founding Vision and Value sits down with Adam to explore if stripping things down to rediscovering and re-applying the OG American Republicanism and tapping into that 1787 Founding Fathers energy represents the best path forward for the United States. Don't miss this one! For in-depth coverage of the political landscape, actionable ways to make a difference, random dad jokes, endless reminders to vote, and all things “fight like hell to save democracy” related SUBSCRIBE to the show and our Substack!
Full Hour | In today's second hour, Dom returns to previewing tonight's State of the Union address, playing back clips from officials such as Chuck Schumer and Jen Psaki, who each offered their advice for the President, essentially telling him to ignore all the negatives of the Administration. Dom argues against the positivity the two exuded about Biden's performance, explaining huge downfalls, particularly centered in the economy and inflation. Then, Dom and Dan discuss whether or not Dan should take SEPTA into Center City to watch the Eagles game at a friend's house with the intention to descend upon Broad Street if the team wins. Then, Dom welcomes Elisabeth Messenger, interim CEO of Americans for Fair Treatment, discussing some concerning information that her organization discovered involving the United States Postal Service. Messenger tells us that AFFT has uncovered information after reading the small print, using FOIAs, that suggests the USPS has shared private information from 68 million households that requested free COVID tests, explaining that the information was given to labor unions that could potentially be used for political campaigns. Messenger takes us inside the investigation and tells what she hopes to learn by pushing for answers from the federal government. (Photo by Caroline Brehman - Pool/Getty Images)
Dom welcomes Elisabeth Messenger, interim CEO of Americans for Fair Treatment, discussing some concerning information that her organization discovered involving the United States Postal Service. Messenger tells us that AFFT has uncovered information after reading the small print, using FOIAs, that suggests the USPS has shared private information from 68 million households that requested free COVID tests, explaining that the information was given to labor unions that could potentially be used for political campaigns. Messenger takes us inside the investigation and tells what she hopes to learn by pushing for answers from the federal government. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Welcome to February 4th, 2023 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate being under pressure and exemplary service, even in fowl play. Anna: Have you heard of a tardigrade, Marlo? Marlo: I have no idea. Anna: Also known as the water bear, they're super small animals can survive in the harshest conditions of heat and cold. They are found near volcanoes and the bottom of the ocean and it turns out they are even found in a vacuum in space. Do you know how a vacuum in space occurs? Marlo: I thought it was already a vacuum. Anna: No, a vacuum is created when the pressure inside a space is lower than the pressure outside the area. Do you know how to do this at home Marlo? Marlo: Of course not. Anna: You can do this with a syringe, by pulling back on the stopper and creating a space that is free of matter. Marlo: Oh, interesting. Why are you telling me all these useless facts, you're making my head hurt. Anna: I'm celebrating National Create A Vacuum Day. Did it work? John: Watch out Mr. Dyson. Benjamin Franklin founded the United States Postal Service in 1775. Since then mail carriers have been getting the job done for more than two centuries, delivering letters in the trillions. This may sound easy, except that it's not. In 2017 the normal delivery route in Rocky River, Ohio was plagued by an army of ruffians; a gang of ten wild turkeys. The mail carriers were pecked and swarmed as they tried to deliver mail and service to more than 30 homes was disrupted for several weeks. With the help of the Ohio Wildlife Division, loud noises scared off the birds and the postal workers delivered the mail once again. On National Thank A Mail Carrier Day we celebrate a job well done that happens come rain or shine or fowl play. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What are they doing on the hill? H.Res.69 — 118th Congress (2023-2024) Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the dedication and devotion of law enforcement personnel should be recognized and that calls to "defund", "disband", "dismantle", or "abolish" the police should be condemned.H.R.616 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)For the relief of Victoria Galindo Lopez.H.R.615 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from prohibiting the use of lead ammunition or tackle on certain Federal land or water under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, and for other purposes. H.R.614 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To amend the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005 to provide for the inclusion of certain workers in the exemption from numerical limitations on H-2B workers, and for other purposes. H.R.613 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To establish a process for the creation of minority impact assessments to determine whether pending bills, if enacted, are likely to create or exacerbate disparate outcomes among racial or ethnic minority groups, and for other purposes. H.R.612 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To require a report on security cooperation with respect to Western Balkan countries.H.R.610 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To provide for the rescheduling of marijuana into schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act.H.R.609 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a refundable credit against income tax for tuition expenses incurred for each qualifying child of the taxpayer in attending public or private elementary or secondary school.H.R.608 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To terminate the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.H.R.607 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To direct the Secretary of Transportation to revise regulations relating to child restraint systems, and for other purposes.H.R.606 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To prohibit the use of Federal funds to study, propose, establish, implement, or enforce any mileage tax, including through the funding of a mileage tracking program.H.R.605 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To amend the Special Drawing Rights Act in order to strengthen congressional oversight with respect to allocations of Special Drawing Rights by the International Monetary Fund, and to prohibit such allocations for perpetrators of genocide and state sponsors of terrorism without congressional authorization, and for other purposes.H.R.604 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to make available video conferencing for applicants for NEXUS.H.R.603 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To require a study on Holocaust education efforts of States, local educational agencies, and public elementary and secondary schools, and for other purposes.H.R.602 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To amend the VA MISSION Act of 2018 to expand the veterans healing veterans medical access and scholarship program to include more students and schools.H.R.601 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To modify certain requirements to encourage the recovery of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.H.R.600 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To waive certain provisions in the case of an emergency declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.H.R.599 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3500 West 6th Street, Suite 103 in Los Angeles, California, as the "Dosan Ahn Chang Ho Post Office".H.R.598 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To ensure 100 percent renewable electricity, zero emission vehicles, and regenerative agriculture by 2030 to address global warming caused by human activity.H.R.597 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To improve the collection of intelligence regarding activities by drug trafficking organizations in certain foreign countries.H.R.596 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To amend the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 to authorize certain polygraph waiver authority, and for other purposes.H.R.595 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To extend the right of appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board to certain employees of the United States Postal Service.H.R.594 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To amend title 39, United States Code, to modify procedures for negotiating pay and benefits of supervisory and other managerial personnel of the United States Postal Service, and for other purposes.H.R.593 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To rename the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Hinesville, Georgia, as the "John Gibson, Dan James, William Sapp, and Frankie Smiley VA Clinic".H.R.592 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from carrying out certain activities under the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program until certification of system improvements and facility readiness.H.R.591 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To provide for the development of a plan to increase oil and gas production under oil and gas leases of Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Secretary of Defense in conjunction with a drawdown of petroleum reserves from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.H.R.590 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to prohibit lifetime or annual limits on dental coverage under the Children's Health Insurance Program, and to require wraparound coverage of dental services for certain children under such program.H.R.589 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To impose sanctions on the Supreme Leader of Iran and the President of Iran and their respective offices for human rights abuses and support for terrorism.H.R.588 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to transfer, without reimbursement, materials to construct roadways and physical barriers along the Southern border of the United States to the governments of the States in which such materials are located, and for other purposes.Support The Show: https://patreon.bpmg.usSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Real Estate Syndication Show
Business diversification is a good way to ensure that you can weather a storm when there is one. In today's #Highlights episode, we look back at our conversations with Brett Swarts and Hugh Odom who give real estate entrepreneurs options on how they can diversify their income stream.Brett talks about the Deferred Sales Trust and how it offers a more flexible way to defer tax by acting as the middleman in transactions and allowing the seller time to choose what to invest in next. Meanwhile, Hugh breaks down which commercial real estate properties are prime candidates for a cell tower lease, and most importantly, he will tell us how we can avoid a $1,000,000 mistake. Enjoy the show!Key Points From This Episode: How the Deferred Sales Trust modifies the IRC 1031 method.Property owners usually face tax problems when they are looking to sell.How the Trust gives sellers the freedom to bide their time before reinvesting.The capital is locked up in the Baby Boomer generation, and how to unlock it.How the Deferred Sales Trust benefits syndicators through rolling tax into a new dealGetting to know Hugh Odom and his telecom consulting firm Vertical Consultants.Which commercial real estate properties are prime candidates for a cell tower?How do we know if our property can be considered a cell tower site?Hugh tells us how to avoid making mistakes when an opportunity for a cell tower lease comes.Hugh shares how to make a cell tower lease agreement a win-win situation for both the landowner and telecom provider.Tweetables:“We use a Deferred Sales Trust, which is just an installment sale, creative installment sale, to give them tax deferral, liquidity, and diversification. The best thing is the ability to buy or invest in other commercial real estate deals at an optimal timing so that they can create and preserve more wealth, and as a commercial real estate syndicator, so that you can add massive amounts of value to your partners, and so that you can create and preserve more wealth and attract more capital.” – Brett Swarts“Understand an opportunity — the knock on the door, the phone ring, the email that comes across, understand exactly not only what you are being offered but understand what you are giving up in exchange.” – Hugh OdomLinks Mentioned in Today's Episode:Brett Swarts on LinkedInCapital Gains Tax Solutions websiteWS370: The Benefits of the Deferred Sales Trust for Diversification with Brett SwartsHugh Odom on LinkedInCell Tower Lease Experts websiteWS889: How To Avoid A $1,000,000 Mistake with Hugh OdomAbout Brett SwartsBrett Swarts is the Founder of Capital Gains Tax Solutions. Each year, he equips hundreds of business professionals with the Deferred Sales Trust tool to help their high-net-worth clients solve capital gains tax deferral limitations. His experience includes numerous Deferred Sales Trusts, Delaware Statutory Trusts, 1031 exchanges, and $85,000,000 in closed commercial real estate brokerage transactions. He's an active commercial real estate broker and investor. About Hugh OdomHugh Odom is a former AT&T attorney (for over 11 years) and the founder and president of Vertical Consultants, a telecom consulting firm that has provided consulting advice for companies like Walmart and Disney, and governmental institutions like the United States Postal Service; New York Housing Authority; Veteran Affairs; the City of Atlanta and the City of Charlotte.
Much like the United States Postal Service, these plants will not let rain, nor sleet, nor driving snow stop them from pulling through the worst winter weather imaginable. It can be hard to find plants that will look two months of drying winds in the eyes and laugh—or sit in a frozen puddle for 4 months and not rot. We decided to sing the praises of those perennials and woodies that will take whatever January, February and March have to doll out and come out on the other side, unscathed. Tune in to this epside to learn about plants that truly are up to the challenge of taking winter's worst on the chin. Expert guest: May Ann Newcomer is a native Idahoan who gardens, scouts gardens, and writes about gardening in the Intermountain West. Danielle's Plants 'Ninja Stars' epimedium (Epimedium 'Ninja Stars', Zones 4-9) Leatherleaf viburnum (Viburnum rhytidophyllum, Zones 5-8) 'Blue Chip' juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip', Zones 3-9) ‘Biokovo' hardy geranium (Geranium cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo', Zones 5-8) Carol's Plants Rosemary willow (Salix elaeagnos, Zones 4-8) Smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum leave, Zones 3-8) Golden Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris ‘Aurea', Zones 3-7) Siberian iris (Iris sibirica, Zones 3-9) Expert's Plants German bearded iris (Iris x germanica cvs., Zones 3-10) European snowball viburnum (Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum', Zones 3-8) ‘Autumn Brilliance' serviceberry (Amelanchier × grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance', Zones 4-9) ‘Blue Shag' Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus 'Blue Shag', Zones 3-8)
Hour 1 of The Drew Mariani Show on 1-18-23 Robert Destro joins Drew to talk about a lawsuit against the United States Postal Service by one of it's mailmen -- who is protesting having to work on Sundays Eric Wallace unpacks San Francisco's reparations plan to pay $5 million to black residents
It's Monday, January 16th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Burmese military bomb a church leading to civilian casualties The campaign of violence continues in Myanmar against civilians. On December 30, the Burmese military shelled St. Michael Catholic Church in San Hka village, located in the predominately Christian Kachin state, reports International Christian Concern. At least one civilian was killed and five were reported injured. Two children were among the five who were wounded after one artillery shell hit the village and another was dropped in the church compound. This attack came two months after the military junta bombed a concert that killed 63 people. British cardiologist stuns BBC interviewer: COVID shots endanger heart In what is being hailed as a breakthrough for COVID-19 vaccine skepticism into the mainstream media, the BBC invited Dr. Aseem Malhotra, one of the most influential cardiologists in Britain, to speak on a segment about medical issues, during which he told viewers there was “lots of data” linking the COVID shots to heart problems, reports LifeSiteNews.com. Hosted by Lukwesa Burak, the segment began with the subject of statin pills for heart health. Malhotra took the opportunity to tell the BBC's audience that the mRNA-based COVID vaccines “do carry a cardiovascular risk.” MALHOTRA: “Since the [COVID] pandemic, there's been 30,000 [British] excess deaths, specifically due to cardiac atrophy. That's my area of expertise. And they're trying to figure out what's causing it. “What I, in my own research has found, and this is something that is probably a likely contributing factor, is that the COVID mRNA vaccines do carry a cardiovascular risk. “I've actually called for the suspension of this, pending an inquiry, because there's a lot of uncertainty at the moment about what's causing the excess deaths. My own father suffered a cardiac arrest at home, and the ambulance took 30 minutes. And when his post-mortem came out, he had very severe cardiac atrophy which is unexplainable. And then I published, in a peer-reviewed journal, and they accepted my findings, that the likely cause of his death was two doses of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine he had six months earlier.” Another study found that athlete deaths are 1,700% higher than expected since COVID-19 vaccination began. Biden's classified documents fiasco President Joe Biden said he was “surprised” when classified documents were found in a closet in his former Washington think tank office and portrayed it as an honest mistake. But when another batch of classified documents was found in his garage, where he keeps his 1967 Corvette Stingray at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, pressure has mounted to explain what is fast becoming a crisis of credibility for the White House, reports The Epoch Times. Listen to the exchange between Fox News reporter Peter Doocy and President Biden. DOOCY: “Classified material -- next to your Corvette? What were you thinking?” BIDEN: “My Corvette's in a locked garage, okay? So, it's not like it's sitting out in the street!” Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a special counsel to investigate the case while Republicans have alleged a two-tier justice system where former President Donald Trump—who faces his own classified document probe—is seen as being treated more harshly while Biden supposedly with kid gloves. Last August, the FBI executed a search warrant at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home and seized thousands of documents, including some marked classified and top secret. The White House is facing growing criticism for not disclosing the find of the Biden-linked documents until two months after their discovery on November 2, 2022—a week before the midterm election. Supreme Court to hear Christian postman who asked for Sundays off Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court said it will hear the civil rights lawsuit of an Evangelical Christian postal worker who resigned from the U.S. Postal Service after it refused to allow him to observe Sunday as the Sabbath, reports The Christian Post. Gerald Groff of Pennsylvania quit the United States Postal Service in 2019 after a service of about seven years because the Quarryville Post Office in Lancaster County required him to deliver Amazon packages on Sundays. Kelly Shackelford with First Liberty, who is representing Groff, said, “It is unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees on the basis of religion. It's time for the Supreme Court to reconsider a decades-old case that favors corporations and the government over the religious rights of employees.” Exodus 20:8 says, “Remember the Sabbath, to keep it holy.” Video raises $108,000 for elderly Walmart employee to retire And finally, Rory McCarty was shocked to find an 82-year-old Navy veteran and widower still “grinding” out 8-9 hour shifts at a Walmart in Cumberland, Maryland. He realized at that moment he could put his social media influence towards a good cause. McCarty runs an extermination business called Bug Boys, and in a true 21st century story, has amassed a TikTok following of 300,000 people by showing videos of creepy crawlies he finds during work. On the GoFundMe page McCarty set up on December 19th to fund Warren “Butch” Marion's belated retirement, he wrote, “As a business owner … I was astounded seeing this little older man still grinding. Working eight to nine hour shifts.” In an initial TikTok video, McCarty told Marion about a woman who raised money on her channel to help elderly Walmart employees retire. MCCARTY: “She raised $100,000 for this woman. Now imagine if someone raised that kind of money for you?” MARION: “Woo!” McCarty raised $108,000 in just a few days to help Marion finally retire, reports GoodNewsNetwork.org. MARION: “This is for real?” MCCARTY: “Yes, oh you better believe this is for real. It'll help you a lot wouldn't it?” MARION: (Beginning to cry) “I can't thank you guys enough.” MCCARTY: “Man, come here. Give me a hug buddy.” Amazingly, Warren Marion walked into Walmart in Cumberland, Maryland, for the final time last week after having handed in a two-week notice. He was greeted with cheers, balloons, and a large check for $108,000. A video McCarty posted of them both in December has been viewed over three million times. McCarty said, “I wanted to help this Navy Veteran to live the remainder of his years traveling to see his kids in Florida, get him off his feet for 8 hours at a time, and do the things he would love to do that he may not be able to for financial reasons.” Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35) Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Monday, January 16th, in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Be scared and do it anyway. Be under-qualified and get in the room anyway. Be imperfect and unsure and show up. My guest this week is Kimberly Evans. You are going to hear her unpack a very powerful vision. You're going to hear her share how relationships are so important in our quest to accomplish great work. Finally, you're going to hear how building ourselves up and believing in ourselves is key to bringing visions to pass. Now, the biggest question is this: Are you going to give yourself a fighting chance to go for it, or are we going to continue to make excuses for why we have to delay what it is that we really want? I love the fact that Kim is going after her dream. I love the fact that she is working to be a blessing to other women. Tune in now to hear the latest episode. Key discussion points from this episode include: Introduction - 6:58 Entrepreneurial Experience - 18:36 Forging Relationships - 22:25 Shake off Fear - 28:06 Power Play - 30:59 Uncharted Territory - 33:48 Advice - 41:00 Connect With Denise: https://linktr.ee/denisetaylorlive Website: www.denisetaylor.live Facebook: Denise Taylor, Instagram: @denisetaylor.live This episode is brought to you BY: POWER PLAY Meet Our Guest: Kimberly Evans is a business owner and entrepreneur. She is the Founder & CEO of Just Her Rideshare, Inc., a rideshare community of women drivers and riders based in Charlotte, N.C. Before starting this company in 2020, she was the founder of 3 other companies from 1993-present in the industries of Fashion, a SaaS Company, and a Client Support Call Center, all while building a career with the United States Postal Service, where she spent 21 years in distribution, client support and management. She became a full-time entrepreneur in 2011. Connect with Kimberly: Website: https://www.community.justherrideshare.com Takeaways: “Entrepreneurship is not easy. It's really tough. I applaud those who get on that path and who stay on that path.” - Kimberly Evans “One of the things that I had to disprove in my head was everybody is not out to get me.” - Kimberly Evans “It is so satisfying when you are operating in a way that you truly are being a blessing to someone else.” - Denise Taylor Welcome to Embrace Your Power with Denise Taylor. If you've secretly wanted more despite having achieved meaningful success & results, you're going to love this podcast. Here, we believe you can build a life YOU love without apology. As high achievers, we often settle for a version of success that seems to prioritize everything and everyone else. Well, now is your season to soar. Hearing from achievers each week that faced this very choice and succeeded at overcoming obstacles, sticking with their true desire, and shaking off fear will inspire, encourage, and compel you to set yourself free to build a life you love. Denise Taylor has over 25 years of proven business and leadership success, over 25 years of relationship success, and over 50 years of life success. Denise's combined experiences position her to help women develop success strategies for every area of their life. When asked, Denise will quickly affirm she lives a “Blessed Life.” Despite facing and overcoming many traumas, losses, and disappointment, she persevered. And now she helps women build a life they love by embracing their power to be, do, have & achieve anything they want.
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Check out episode 158 of The Animal Control Report. We chat with Linda DeCarlo the Director, Safety & Health at United States Postal Service. If you have something you'd like us to discuss you can contact the show at 412-736-6263 or email us at email@example.com. Please check out our website, www.humanemain.com for more info. #animalcontrol #animalcontrolofficer --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/animalcontrolreport/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/animalcontrolreport/support
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2023. We'll talk today about information you might need for this new year. We learn about new tax amounts; ways to save money, ways to get back lost money, and ways to win money. Our experts take questions concerning personal finance.2023$66,000 - Defined contribution plan (401k, 403b) total limit per participant $66,000 - SEP IRA contribution limit $22,500 - 401k, 403b, 457 contribution limit (Salary deferrals)$7,500 - 401k, 403b, 457 catch up$6,500 - IRA contribution limit$1,000 - IRA catch up $15,500 - SIMPLE IRA contribution limit$3,500 - SIMPLE IRA catch up$27,700 - Standard deduction (MFJ)$20,800 - Standard deduction (Head of Household)$13,850 - Standard deduction (Single, MFS)$44,625 - Taxable income limit for 0% long-term capital gains (single)$89,250 - Taxable income limit for 0% long-term capital gains (MFJ)$17,000 - Gift tax exclusion $Unlimited - Brokerage account contribution limit$160,200 - Social security wage base (No longer pay social security tax after this)The amount of your taxable Social Security benefits depends on your combined income or the sum of:50% of all your Social Security benefits for the yearThe adjusted gross income (AGI), which is your total income minus adjustments to that income, such as deductions and exclusionsTax-exempt interest income, such as interest received on municipal bondsUnearned / Earned incomeStrategies for minimizing taxesRegistration is now open for the 10th Annual College Savings Mississippi Art Contest. The contest will run from January 1 through February 28. Students from across Mississippi will be competing for over $3,000 in Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) scholarships by submitting an original piece of art based on the theme, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” https://treasury.ms.gov/artcontest/The weather and other operational delays and cancelations that occurred at the end of December and the beginning of January show the importance of knowing your rights and keeping receipts. Southwest airlines has a website where you can make claims due to flight cancellations. We'll have a link to their website and also the US Department of Transportation's website where you can learn more about your customer rights. https://www.southwest.com/traveldisruption/ https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/airline-customer-service-dashboard The United States Postal Service filed notice of Mailing Services price changes to take effect January 22, 2023. The new rates include a three-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail® Forever stamp from 60 cents to 63 cents. https://faq.usps.com/s/article/2023-Postage-Price-Changes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Wisconsin's fetal protection law is one of the nation's most punitive. We find out how it impacts pregnant people in the state. We also get an update on the latest happenings at the United States Postal Service. Plus, we get acquainted with the seemingly boring house sparrow.
Hour 1 * Guest: Eldon Stahl – Field Coordinator – The John Birch Society – JBS.org – TheNewAmerican.com * Guests: Bryan Rust, Kelly Finnegan, Over the past 50 years, Rust Coins has been working to educate customers about precious metals – RustCoinAndGift.com * Honest Money Report: Gold: $1801.00 Silver: $23.68. * Twitter Exposed: What Will Be Done About It? – Sadly Nothing! * Why is Platinum More Expensive than Gold? * Palladium vs. Gold: Which Is Better? * China Dominates The Global Battery Supply Chain – The CCP controls the processing of pretty much all the critical minerals, whether it's rare earth, lithium, cobalt or graphite. * How Digital Currencies Could Mark the End of Financial Freedom in America – Nick Corbishley, Joshua Philipp of Crossroads – TheEpochTimes.com * The United States Postal Service said it would spend nearly $10B to create one of the largest electric truck fleets in the nation – They planned to buy at least 66,000 electric vehicles by 2028. Hour 2 * Guest: Steve King, After years of serving in Congress as a conservative leader, Congressman King was targeted with a well-orchestrated “hit” by the Leftist media and Republican establishment. His crime: warning his constituents and his colleagues that Western Civilization was under assault. This tell-all book is Congressman King's incredible, firsthand account of his fight for the heart and soul of America – SteveKing.com * Book: Walking Through the Fire – My Fight for the Heart and Soul of America! – Steve King tells his side of the story. * Foreword by Michelle Malkin: “Never before, in my nearly thirty years as a conservative journalist and proud American, have the forces of evil converged so insidiously to sabotage our freedoms and destroy our great country. Big Tech, Big Pharma, Big Business, Big Media, and Big Government are all working together to tear down the pillars of our sovereignty. It's not a ‘conspiracy theory.' It's the truth.” * Political treason by Republican hierarchy. * King's early life sharpened him for battle. * The lying, mendacious duplicity of Kevin McCarthy. * Media defamation, libel, and slander. * Western Civilization is a superior civilization. * Political assassination, the “hit”. * President Trump and Congressman King. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/loving-liberty/support
Logistics Matters with DC VELOCITY
Our guest on this week's episode is Melinda McLaughlin, senior vice president and global head of research with industrial real estate company Prologis. 2022 marked a year of tight warehouse capacity, as distribution facilities were stacked to the rafters with inventory. Much of that inventory is now gone, but there are other factors that will limit available space. McLaughlin shares predictions for the industrial real estate market for 2023, including hot locations for new construction and other factors that may limit overall growth.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its strongest-ever clean air standards for heavy-duty trucks this week. It is a move that essentially takes us a bit closer to a zero-emissions future, which is something government and transportation industry leaders have been working on for years. We discuss the new requirements and when they will go into effect, as well as industry reactions.The United States Postal Service has announced its intent to accelerate its drive to a mostly-electric delivery future. Earlier in the year, the USPS revealed its desire to replace its aging delivery fleet with new vehicles, many of which would be electrical. With new funding, it is now able to increase the number of electric vehicles it intends to deploy by 2028 to 66,000 trucks. That represents more than half of its new vehicle purchases. We discuss the deal and its possible impact on operations.DC Velocity's sister publication CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly offers a podcast series called Supply Chain in the Fast Lane. It is co-produced with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. The third season of eight episodes has fully launched and focuses on attracting and retaining labor in our supply chains. Go to your favorite podcast platform to subscribe.Articles and resources mentioned in this episode:PrologisEPA sets new emission rule for heavy duty trucksUSPS goes electric with revised fleet orderVisit DCVelocity.com for the latest news. Visit Supply Chain QuarterlyListen to CSCMP and Supply Chain Quarterly's Supply Chain in the Fast Lane podcastListen to Supply Chain Quarterly's Top 10 Supply Chain Threats podcastSend feedback about this podcast to firstname.lastname@example.org.Podcast is sponsored by: ApteanOther linksAbout DC VELOCITYSubscribe to DC VELOCITYSign up for our FREE newslettersAdvertise with DC VELOCITYTop 10 Supply Chain Management Podcasts
* Guest: Eldon Stahl - Field Coordinator - The John Birch Society - JBS.org - TheNewAmerican.com * Guests: Bryan Rust, Kelly Finnegan, Over the past 50 years, Rust Coins has been working to educate customers about precious metals - RustCoinAndGift.com * Honest Money Report: Gold: $1801.00 Silver: $23.68. * Twitter Exposed: What Will Be Done About It? - Sadly Nothing! * Why is Platinum More Expensive than Gold? * Palladium vs. Gold: Which Is Better? * China Dominates The Global Battery Supply Chain - The CCP controls the processing of pretty much all the critical minerals, whether it's rare earth, lithium, cobalt or graphite. * How Digital Currencies Could Mark the End of Financial Freedom in America - Nick Corbishley, Joshua Philipp of Crossroads - TheEpochTimes.com * The United States Postal Service said it would spend nearly $10B to create one of the largest electric truck fleets in the nation - They planned to buy at least 66,000 electric vehicles by 2028.
Every few years, the United States Postal Service commissions an artist to create its Hanukkah postage stamp. This year, a new stamp was unveiled, designed by world-renowned Judaica artist, Jeanette Kuvin Oren. Jeanette's work can be seen at over 400 Synagogues, community centers, schools and camps everywhere from Pittsburgh, to Miami, to Prague. This week, Jeanette sat down with Rabbi Pont to talk about her experience designing the postage stamp and her amazing 40 year career creating beautiful Judaica, which can be seen at http://www.kuvinoren.com.
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The United States Postal Service recommends shipping gifts and cards using ground service and first-class mail service by December 17 in order to get them delivered by December 25. WBZ's Drew Moholland reports:
Our Biz of EEO industry experts Attorney Wanda M. Johnson & Brenda Curry discuss with guests Duanna Petrus, Rochelle Bridgeman & Regina Clear the straightforward process of becoming an EEO Investigator with the United States Postal Service and how to respond to their Request for Proposal for EEO Investigators. Stay tuned ---you are in for a special treat and a must listen to podcast episode--so take a listen and share with others! Sponsored by the B$Z of EEO!
You know what makes everything better? Dogs. Have a bad day? DOG. Scrape your knee? DOG. Still single even though your relatives keep BEGGING you to find a partner? . . . DOG!!! In this episode, Colin tells (yet another) story about trains while Sierra gushes over a dog named Owney. Join us as we discuss snail mail propaganda, post office fever dreams, and the canine version of OnlyFans.Check Out Our Blog!
During the 2022 midterm elections, in many of the most competitive, high-profile races, Americans rejected election denialism. But it's also still true that many people have lost trust in our elections. That is because former President Trump and his allies have spent more than two years spreading lies that the 2020 election was “stolen.” Upon its release in May 2022, a film entitled “2000 Mules” became a dangerous new catalyst for spreading lies about that election.In the latest “Swamp Stories,” Weston analyzes the film — which has been highly effective at spreading election conspiracy theories — and shows why the film is misleading, false, and holds no merit.Guests:Neal Kelley: Faces of Democracy participant; Former Registrar of Elections in Orange County, CAAmber McReynolds: Member of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service
Podcasts From The Printerverse
The Future of Print: From Physical to Digital XMPie Podcast Conference Session 4 Mike Scrutton, Director of Print Technology and Strategy at Adobe, Robert Mothershead, Senior Analyst of Marketing Strategy and Technologies at the United States Postal Service, and Scott Houck, Director of Business Development for CXM Initiatives at XMPie, join Deborah Corn to discuss how to deliver meaningful direct mail, the steadfast relevance of physical print in a digital world, and how each organization is helping to promote these avenues for their customers. Download the Transcript for this Session Mentioned in Today's Episode: XMPie: https://www.xmpie.com/ https://youtu.be/qscI4cE88MA https://www.xmpie.com/personaleffect-v11-3-the-direct-mail-edition/ https://www.xmpie.com/adding-triggered-direct-mail-to-your-omnichannel-campaign/ https://www.xmpie.com/university-of-idaho-doubles-email-open-rates-by-adding-personalized-videos/ https://www.xmpie.com/modern-vdp-what-why-how-and-whats-next/ Mike Scrutton: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-scrutton/ Adobe: https://www.adobe.com/ Robert Mothershead: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertmothershead/ United States Post Office: https://www.usps.com/ Scott Houck: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scotthouck/ Deborah Corn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahcorn/ Print Media Centr: https://printmediacentr.com Project Peacock: https://ProjectPeacock.TV Girls Who Print: https://girlswhoprint.net
Q4Q: Queer Personal Ads Podcast
Welcome back to Q4Q! This week, queer historian Tyler Albertario & Haley wade through the history of the correspondence club, Contact. The penpal club served as a clandestine way for homosexual correspondents to connect during the 1920s & ‘30s. Learn about notable members like Henry Gerber, Manuel boyFrank, and Frank McCourt–who's letters form the foundation of the present knowledge of the club's history. Do you want to hear more from Tyler? Follow him on Twitter @TylerAlbertario.Listen to us on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcast, or wherever you listen to your tunes!Interested in being on the show? Contact us at Q4QPodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @Queerpersonals and Instagram @Queerpersonalspodcast.Music strummed by Omar Nassar. Cover art by Bekah Rich. Sources:Jeremy Sorese, “Henry Gerber is the Founder of the Society for Human Rights, the First Known Homosexual Organization in the United States,” Shandaken Projects, October 2020. http://www.shandakenprojects.org/otherassets/HenryGerber_Online.pdfLetter to Merlin Wand, May 26, 1928 ("CONTACTS..."), Internet: Speculative Fiction database.Rob Roehm, “Contact without Friction”, Howard History: The Life & Times of Robert E. Howard, March 8, 2021. https://howardhistory.com/category/letters/Jim Elledge, An Angel in Sodom: Henry Gerber and the Birth of the Gay Rights Movement, Chicago Review Press, 2022. Subject Files Series 3.1916-1984 Bulk: Contacts, Date: 1935, Manuscript Number: Box 8, Folder 9, Source Library: ONE National Gay & Lesbian, Archives, Archive: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II Collection: Manuel boyFrank Papers Subject Files Series 3.1916-1984 Bulk: Contact, Date: 1945, Manuscript Number: Box 5, Folder 28Source Library: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Archive: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II Collection: Manuel boyFrank Papers boyFrank (Manuel) papers Finding Aid, Online Archive of California, https://oac.cdlib.org/view?style=oac4;view=dsc;docId=c8ff3t5b;query=Contacts#hitNum5Support the show
The Shipper's Toolbox by Refund Retriever
The USPS( United States Postal Service) covers every square mile of the U.S. Since January 2019, zone-based pricing has applied to all USPS package classes that are not flat-rate. Zone charts are produced by the United States Postal Service using geological latitude and longitude coordinates to determine the distance between origin and destination ZIP Code pairings. Zone charts are updated every quarter. Read More Since 2006, Refund Retriever has been auditing FedEx and UPS packages for late deliveries and billing mistakes. We assist shippers in maximizing carrier discounts and achieving best-in-class pricing through a complete logistics analysis. Are you paying too much for your shipping? Refund Retriever also offers a solution to all your Amazon FBA reimbursement problems. We manually check the whole inventory lifecycle to guarantee all inventory is available for sale. To learn more about FedEx/UPS auditing, contract negotiation, or Amazon FBA reimbursement services, visit: https://zurl.co/ZUqV
On this midweek show, Crystal chats with Julie Anderson about her campaign for Washington Secretary of State - why she decided to run, how partisanship affects the office, and the experience she brings to manage the Secretary of State's broad portfolio. With regard to managing elections, they discuss her plans to increase voter turnout, her stance and approach to local jurisdictions potentially adopting alternative systems such as ranked choice voting, and how to handle misinformation that creates mistrust in our elections. Crystal then gives Julie an opportunity to respond to the many attacks from her detractors before switching gears to dig into her thoughts on managing the state archives - both preserving historical records and ensuring that the Public Records Act is administered efficiently and effectively. As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Follow us on Twitter at @HacksWonks. Find the host, Crystal Fincher, on Twitter at @finchfrii and find Julie Anderson at @nonpartisansos. Resources Campaign Website - Julie Anderson Transcript [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show, we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington State through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening, and what you can do about it. Full transcripts and resources referenced in the show are always available at officialhacksandwonks.com and in our episode notes. Well, I am very excited to be welcoming to the show - Julie Anderson, who is a candidate for Secretary of State, which is one of the most important and consequential offices in the state and going to be up for election on your November ballot. Welcome, Julie. [00:00:55] Julie Anderson: Thank you, Crystal - and thanks for acknowledging that the Secretary of State's office is really important. It's nice to meet somebody who's excited about picking leadership for the important office. That's - thank you. [00:01:07] Crystal Fincher: Absolutely. So what made you decide to run for Secretary of State? [00:01:12] Julie Anderson: Well, I certainly wasn't expecting to do this in 2022 - but definitely the importance of the office. I'm one of the end users of the office - the Secretary of State is my authorizing agency and leader for elections on the county level and also for document recording - so it's an important office to me and I know it's important to the other 38 counties as well. So when Kim picked up and left, I jumped right in. And I was also inspired to do it because I wanted, I saw this as an opportunity to make a shift in the office and run as a Nonpartisan and to hopefully create a little bit of an air bubble in the office and normalize the idea of hiring professional election administrators who aren't associated with the political party. So that's why I'm running. [00:02:10] Crystal Fincher: And that has been a difference this cycle that we've seen - just that people are not familiar with. This office has been held by a Republican for several years, the only statewide office that was previously held by a Republican. With the appointment of former Senator Hobbs to now being Secretary Hobbs, which - a lot of people were advocating for your appointment in that seat, citing your experience for that - but he is there and a Democrat. But you have decided to run as an Independent. Why do you think being Independent is so important to the office? And do you think that we've suffered from having it be a partisan office in the past? [00:02:53] Julie Anderson: One quick thing - I'm making a real point of calling myself Nonpartisan rather than Independent - because as you've noticed in Chris Vance's race, he calls himself an Independent and he has designs on creating an independent third party. I have no designs on creating a group or a party and - I don't have a group - so I am literally nonpartisan. Have we suffered by having partisans in that office before? I think that we've been really lucky with Sam Reed and Kim Wyman taking the job very seriously and performing the job in a nonpartisan fashion. I do think, however, that their party affiliation dragged some unnecessary drama into the office and made their work more difficult. It is a political office and so the opposing team is always looking for a way to knock you off at the end of your term, and is always positioning to put their best candidate forward doing that. So there's always a little jockeying around depriving the incumbent of oxygen and victories so that they're less credible whenever they run for re-election. And then in the electorate, there is also skepticism because we live in an increasingly hyper-polarized political environment, people are just naturally suspicious of somebody that holds a political party that they don't belong to. So those are two reasons why I think that partisanship in this job does not help or add value to the work. And I don't think that having a party affiliation does add value to the policy work or the operations of the office. [00:04:38] Crystal Fincher: Now you have talked a lot about the experience that you bring to this office should you be elected. Can you talk about what your experience has been as Pierce County Auditor and how you feel it's going to be beneficial as Secretary of State? [00:04:51] Julie Anderson: Sure. So for over 12 years - 13 in November - I've been the nonpartisan county auditor for Pierce County, which is our state's second largest county. Which means I've conducted hundreds of elections in Washington State and have also presided over a recording document program - making recording documents, preserving them, and making them accessible to the public - and then also business registry and licensing. So with that experience, I'm familiar from the bottom up with Washington State's votewa.gov election management system because my team was part of, really, building it along with other lead counties and obviously the Secretary of State's office. I sat on the Executive Steering Committee while that was under development and when it launched and went live in 2019. So having that background, I think helps, puts me in a position to better help the county auditors and the election administrators using that system. It also helps me to design and implement policy proposals for the Legislature to consider since I know how the system works. And it also puts me in a position for visioning how to modernize the office, what the needs are to go the next step, and where the gaps are. And when we're talking about elections - where the gaps are specifically - we don't have a lot of residual gains left to make in Washington State, but the ones that we do need to make are going to be the most difficult and challenging. And I think that's where experience matters. [00:06:33] Crystal Fincher: It absolutely matters - and it matters for more than just the elections too. The elections are certainly the most visible part of what the Secretary of State does, but it has such a broad portfolio of responsibilities. And just recapping those briefly for people who may be unfamiliar. In addition to supervising local elections, filing and verifying initiatives and referenda, and distributing the Voters' Pamphlets - also responsible for registering private corporations, limited partnerships and trademarks; registering individuals and organizations, and commercial fundraisers involved in charitable solicitations; administering the state's Address Confidentiality program, which is critically important for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking - so very important too, public safety really - collecting and preserving the historical records of the state and making those records available for research; coordinating implementation of the state's records management laws, which are constantly in the news for one reason or another; affixing the state's seal; regulating use of the seal; filing and attesting to official acts of the governor; certifying what the Legislature does; and sometimes even called upon to represent the state in international trade and cultural missions and greeting dignitaries. There's so much under that umbrella, each of which seems like it could potentially be its own office really, but so broad. How has your experience as an auditor helped to prepare you for the full portfolio of what you're going to be managing if you're elected to be Secretary of State? [00:08:07] Julie Anderson: I would say it's auditor plus my whole professional portfolio. So I come with public and nonprofit leadership experience in human services, criminal justice, and economic development. I was notably the Executive Director of the YWCA in Tacoma-Pierce County, so that speaks to the sensitivity and understanding of the Address Confidentiality Program, and I can tell you how I would apply that to expand that program. And then in economic development, I was a Senior Policy Advisor for the State Department of Commerce, where my portfolio included workforce development and developing a green economy and also innovation zones. But that body of work in the public and nonprofit sector means that I'm really tuned into the importance of community, and the unique conditions in community, and understanding that I have to have a partnership in community to do any of those things well. A top-down management model or staying isolated in that executive position is not going to make the organization better or better connected with the citizens and residents of Washington. And we don't just serve citizens, we serve the residents of Washington State. So I think that my community connections and my work on the 2020 census, for example, I have some great ideas about how to engage community in each of those programs, whether it's talking about voter turnout, access for people living with disabilities, or how we are talking about curating the heritage and history of Washington State to make sure that we don't disappear people and cultures and make sure that we're doing culturally relevant screening of our collection and portfolio and working in partnership with community to do that. [00:10:04] Crystal Fincher: So now you mentioned voter engagement and turnout - you've talked on a few occasions about efforts to increase voter registration, and increasing voter registration is not necessarily consistent with increasing voter turnout. What do you propose to do to increase voter turnout, to increase the amount of people who are participating in our government and democracy, making their voices heard? And how are you going to go about that? [00:10:32] Julie Anderson: Well, it's my belief that election administrators are facilitators, not catalysts. And looping back to community, I'm going to leverage community a lot. For example, I think you have to pay attention, first of all, to data and trends. We know that the four-year election cycle has really unique peaks and valleys that are pretty darn predictable. In a presidential election cycle, we probably don't need a lot of help with getting the word out. But in these off-year elections and in local elections, we need a tremendous amount of help because that's when voter turnout is the lowest. One of the things that I would propose doing is partnering with local government and with schools to focus on municipal elections and pooling resources and having - the Secretary of State can certainly provide materials and infrastructure, but the execution of how that gets delivered in a community is going to be unique in every community. But I can see municipalities all focusing their energy on a one-week period where we're getting voters prepared to vote, getting them to develop a plan, and helping them if they need reminding about what their local government does for them and with them. And then partnering with schools in that same one-week period where you're doing some education in schools about local government and then challenging kids to go home and talk to their parents about the election, so they can have a dinner table, a kitchen table conversation about it. So there's concentrated energy in just one week, it's hyper-localized - because strategies that are going to work in Asotin County is going to be completely different than King County - and locals know best. So I see myself as being a facilitator and having local communities tell the Secretary of State how I can help. But at least laying out a plan and applying some leadership to get everybody pulling in one direction, concentrating on one week, I think would be helpful. You have probably visited my website and you also know that I plan a VOICE Program, which is Voter Outreach and Innovative Civic Engagement, where I'd be replicating some really successful strategies from the 2020 Census, pooling philanthropic dollars with government dollars, and then having a very low-barrier granting program where communities can propose their own voter outreach and engagement programs. And again, I can't wait to see how creative people are, and it's going to get very - we're going to get some very niche products, but yeah. So those are a couple of ideas, but I would say that the first thing is really paying attention to the data, not just the trends that I talked about - which elections have low turnout and don't - but also geography. One of the great things about the Washington State Voting Rights Act that has been proposed - we already have a Voting Rights Act, but what I think of as Phase 2 that's been proposed - is it came with money and authority for the University of Washington to hold data and they're going to be getting electoral inputs, like candidate filing, rates of voter registration, rates of ballot return, and combining that with demographic data. And doing basically heat mapping and analysis so that we can also look at geographic areas and populations that have low voter turnout or low levels of engagement. So let's pay attention to the trends, let's pay attention to what that Washington State Voting Rights Act data tells us, and start developing strategies in response to that. [00:14:28] Crystal Fincher: That makes sense, and the ideas that you have - especially that one week, I'd love to see that implemented - that would be exciting. There are also efforts to increase turnout through some structural changes to the ways that we vote, and there are changes that are on the ballot in several jurisdictions right now in our state, including ranked choice voting, approval voting, a number of different things. Are you in favor of ranked choice voting, approval voting, some of these changes? Do you support those? [00:14:55] Julie Anderson: I support the local option bill for ranked choice voting that has been kicking around in the Legislature for about six years now, and I look forward to supporting local jurisdictions that want to adopt ranked choice voting. I think it is head and shoulders the leader in electoral reform proposals, and it seems to be particularly popular among young voters - and Gen Xers and Millennials are going to be the biggest share of the voting population by 2028 - if we're talking about increasing voter turnout, we've also got to look at youth and really change the way we talk with youth - not talk at them, and not using government channels. I look forward to harnessing some of that young adult leadership and having them tell us the best ways to engage with young voters, and one of the things that they're saying is ranked choice voting. There's a lot of disenchantment with our primary system, and I think that they're really looking for alternatives and wanting untraditional candidates and maybe minority party candidates to have a fighting chance in the primary. So I think they're excited about that, and if your community decides to take it on, I'm ready to support. There's a load of work to be done to make ranked choice voting successful, and there's a lot of rulemaking that falls on the Secretary of State, so one of the first things I'm going to do is gather together a cohort of communities that are seriously talking about this and start working on the rulemaking so that we have a chance of having some standardization as this rolls out. [00:16:32] Crystal Fincher: Absolutely, and one component of that that I think is particularly important - I'm wondering what your perspective is on it - is the voter education component. Whenever there is a change - we struggle with our existing system to make sure everyone understands how to make sure that everyone understands how to vote, and even something like - hey, remember to sign the ballot - still slips through the cracks for a lot of people. Several things can seem very intuitive, but maybe not actually be for everyone for a lot of different reasons. When we're making a major change, the importance of education is that much greater. How do you propose, when there are changes, to make sure that we do have an adequate amount of voter education in all of our communities across the state so that people aren't intimidated or disenfranchised by the change? [00:17:23] Julie Anderson: First, taking a clue with other states that have been doing this a while - I've been through several webinars and in-person visits with jurisdictions that do it. But instead of just copying what somebody else does, I want to do usability testing. Assume nothing. Let's get that cohort together, let's get stakeholders and end users together. Do mock ballots, do mock voter instructions. And actually test it through scientific usability testing and find out where the errors are going to be made and what we can do to change it. And that includes - ranked choice voting ballots that may need to be translated for people that don't speak English well, or different types of ranked choice voting - that's the other thing that's not well understood is - the local option doesn't force you to combine a primary and a general election and just have one election. It's an option. It also leaves open the opportunity for applying a ranked choice voting ballot and using proportional representation elections. There's all sorts of different ways that a ranked choice voting ballot can be applied depending on what the jurisdiction is trying to achieve. We need to do usability testing in all of those forms. [00:18:44] Crystal Fincher: Looking at that and the coordination that's necessary for that, your opponent has talked about - hey, there's a lot of misinformation and disinformation out in the current environment. Now's not the time to make changes, we're experiencing enough of a crisis with trust from some people in our current systems - it's going to require a lot of education, may disenfranchise people. Do you think that's reason enough to not move forward with things that could potentially increase turnout or help better represent communities? [00:19:17] Julie Anderson: Name a reform that didn't have opposition. Name a reform that didn't have barriers and reasons not to do it. Reform is hard in the beginning, and I think we need to have more confidence than that. We need to approach it carefully. We need to do that usability testing. We need to do lots of voter education. Tactically, one of the things that I would like to do - you've noticed on my website, one of the things I propose with transparency is - I want to find a secure way to have voted ballots and cast vote records visible to the public. Other states do it. There is a way to do it. We may need legislation - because paramount is preserving voter privacy, right? That goes without saying. We absolutely can't do it if we can't guarantee voter privacy. But if there is a way that we can, and I believe that there is, and if we can get rules made by the Secretary or legislative fixes, then making those available is really going to help demystify people who don't trust a ranked choice voting ballot and the algorithm that gets used to reallocate votes. If we can make cast vote records public, there is open source software available where they can run the records themselves and retest the vote allocation if they want to. So, I want to look at things like that not only because there is a lot of public interest in auditing elections, but because it also is an enabling feature to making ranked choice voting more understandable and independently auditable. And there is some really neat communication tools that other jurisdictions have used in terms of color coding the reallocation of votes between each round, and they've gotten good results. [00:21:13] Crystal Fincher: And the issue of trust overall is one that you will have to contend with. [00:21:17] Julie Anderson: Always. [00:21:17] Crystal Fincher: We are dealing with an environment where there is certainly disinformation and people who are just spreading information that is false, whether it's denial of the 2020 election federally, or in our state and local elections, who question the security of vote by mail, of ballot dropboxes, of a variety of things that we have implemented successfully. And what they cite about them is false. That's a bad faith effort. But because of that bad faith effort, there are a lot of people who genuinely believe that there are problems - from all sorts of backgrounds, for all sorts of reasons. So how, in this environment where there is disinformation, do you help increase trust in our voting systems and our electoral system with people who frankly just don't have faith in it currently? [00:22:13] Julie Anderson: First of all, not acting defensively, and not acting aggressively, and having a nonpartisan message. The best thing that we can do to maintain and increase confidence is to keep doing what we're doing, which is running error-free elections that are auditable and serve the people. We can do some minor things that I've suggested on my website for transparency. We can do additional risk-limiting audits. Doing a statewide risk-limiting audit, I think, is a good idea. We currently have audits in counties that are called by the political parties, but they're not statistically valid batches of ballots that are being hand counted, and every county is counting a different race. To the Loren Culps of the world, who are just mystified by how the top-of-the-ticket candidate could lose, while the down-ballot candidates prevail, a statewide risk-limiting audit would be really helpful. And by the way, I would be proposing this as a best practice, even if we weren't currently getting pushback from candidates and parties. But to loop back to your question about confidence. Crystal, this is where I think that the nonpartisanship really helps. There's a good study out there that shows that you can, by double digits, move - and this is a phrase I do not like to use, but for shorthand's sake, let's say an election denier, somebody that really believes that the 2020 election was stolen. Even among that group, you can move them by double digits into the confidence tally by simply talking about the due process and the ability to challenge an election. Instead of acting aggressively and defensively about the accusation that it's stolen, just calmly educate them and inform them how elections can be challenged, the due process, how they can challenge individual voter registrations, and repeat how interested we are in any evidence that they have, and that we don't even need them to go to court for them to present us with evidence. I'm still waiting in Pierce County to get some of that canvassing work that the communities say - the door-to-door stuff that they're doing. They're not doing it in Pierce County, but I'm waiting for that because we can sit down and walk through the data with them. And almost always, it's a misconception of - either they're missing pieces that they don't know, or they're misinterpreting the data - and we can walk through it. And occasionally, I would expect to find a correct case. Occasionally, I would expect them to find, among 4.7 million voters and voter registrations, an error in a voter registration record - and we want to know about it and need help fixing it. [00:25:30] Crystal Fincher: Now, you talk about it - that seems reasonable, that is encouraging data and research, and there's certainly a lot that we can talk to people about with that. And it does seem like not being a partisan may be helpful in explaining that - the trust and faith that people have there. But you've been under attack from the Chair of the Democratic Party over this past week. It looks like saying that - oh, no, no, no, Julie Anderson is a partisan, she is a Republican, has a - I will read it and allow you to respond. I see - testified against bills expanding voter accessibility, against election officials promoting voter outreach and education, office sent flawed ballots, takes no position on campaign finance laws, accountable to no one, have talked about having a consultant and campaign staff or consultants who are Republicans and have supported Republicans. Now, I will say - there are quite a few Democrats that I saw question this and say - especially from Pierce County - saying, well, we've regularly seen Julie Anderson in Democratic events also. But some people countered with - well, now we're looking at her with JT Wilcox. I guess starting with the partisanship, and now you're actually associated with Republicans - and I think Rob McKenna has notably talked about endorsing and supporting you - you have been at those events. Can people credibly see you as a Nonpartisan when they see these associations and these endorsements? [00:27:16] Julie Anderson: Sure. I'm a Nonpartisan because I don't belong to any political party, which is different than not talking to anybody. I am not soliciting or accepting any endorsements from any political party, and I'm also not soliciting or accepting any money. But I regularly ask to be introduced. I try to break into legislative meetings and PCO meetings of both parties. Sometimes they'll let me in to introduce myself, sometimes they won't. I asked JT Wilcox if I could crash his salmon bake because I wanted to meet Republicans, and he said yes. And I'm sure that he got a rash of - from his supporters - for having me there. But just not belonging to a party doesn't mean that I don't talk with people, and I think that's important for the Secretary of State to do. One of the critiques is that I'm accountable to no one - I'm accountable to voters, and I've been re-elected overwhelmingly three times as an election administrator in Pierce County, so I have earned the trust and the votes of the residents of Pierce County who have seen me in action. I think it says something that the political parties don't run opponents against me. Presumably if I'm bad and bad for their party's interests, they're going to run somebody against me. The people who are working on my campaign - it was very difficult to find any consultancy that would take me on as a client because there were both credible Republicans and credible Democrats running in the race, and here comes this Nonpartisan lady wanting a contract with them. That's a business model and a relationship they didn't want to ruin, and so it was very hard to find somebody. I ended up getting a referral from Mary Robnett, who's the Pierce County Prosecutor who ran as a Nonpartisan, and I said, who were your consultants? And she introduced me to Josh Amato, and he has been associated as a Republican, I don't even know if he's still a Republican - I'm imagining that he is - and he has worked on Republican campaigns and Nonpartisan campaigns. This is an income-constrained campaign. I do not have a lot of money. I have been having to run this campaign the way I'll run the Secretary of State's office, which is modestly and judiciously. So I had to wait until the general election to hire a staff person, and when I did, I chose a young gentleman who came from the Derek Kilmer campaign, and had worked on Emily Randall's campaign, and worked with the Alliance for Gun Responsibility. It is true that I contracted with an independent vendor for PR in the primary, and she had Republican roots. But my detractors are cherry-picking - they also failed to notice that I hired a fundraiser who is very progressive and comes from the non-profit community, so I think I'm pretty balanced in who vendors, what kind of vendors are helping me. But most importantly, the vendors don't boss the candidate around. I'm the one that's responsible for every single policy position that you hear me talk about. Do you think the Republican consultant was happy about me saying I support ranked choice voting in the Washington State Voting Rights Act? No, he thought that that was a crazy thing to do - but I'm the boss, not him. I've lost track of the attacks. What other attacks do we want to look at? [00:31:07] Crystal Fincher: Well, I think one worth addressing is testifying against bills expanding voter accessibility - and I think that one, maybe for voters, is probably a concern. If looking at Republicans - hearing the attacks on seemingly democracy, partisanship - hey, we want to stop same-day registration, we don't like vote by mail, we need to reduce the amount of drop boxes, and the types of reforms that we have embraced here in Washington State - and is that going to impact where you stand on those issues and how much of a leader you are there? [00:31:47] Julie Anderson: So, in testifying, I had a leadership role in the statewide Association of County Auditors. So, I was either the Legislative Co-chair on the Legislative Committee or the President. And 39 counties come to a consensus on what their position on bills is - and because of proximity or leadership position, I was often asked to represent the association on those bills. Crystal, name for me a legislative proposal that is perfect on the first day that it's introduced. [00:32:18] Crystal Fincher: Well, I can't do that. I can't do that. [00:32:20] Julie Anderson: Not many. Many of them need to, in the legislative process - through testimony, stakeholder engagement, and the amendment process - needs to be changed. And often county auditors, who are the ones that have to operationalize good ideas and bad ideas, have feedback and have concerns. Most of that testimony was done at a time when the state wasn't paying for state elections, and it was all falling back on county general funds. It wasn't until 2020 that the state passed a bill to start funding their share of state elections, and it didn't take effect until 2021, which does us no good - it's really going to make an impact this year. So, a lot of the testimony was driven by our concerns about resources, time, money, and staffing to get done some complicated things. In other cases, it was technology. So, same-day registration only became viable when we had VoteWA up and running so that we had real-time visibility on registration and balloting transactions around the state. And I will say - again, cherry-picking, my detractors are - in as early as 2015, I was personally advocating for the Washington State Voting Rights Act well before it got passed, even though the association either had a neutral stance or they had constructive feedback and testimony. So, I am a strong supporter of vote-by-mail, strong supporter of same-day registration, strong supporter of just about every electoral reform that's taken place since 2016. And the expansion of ballot dropboxes - I know that one piece of feedback that's been fluttering around is my opposition to dropboxes on college campuses - again, in my role as, in the Association of County Auditors. And - like in Pierce County, at that time, I was really struggling for expanding dropboxes, period, in my community. And I knew, using that geographical and demographic data and that voter turnout data that I used to make decisions, I knew that there were pockets in my community that really could have benefited from a ballot dropbox - as opposed to the University of Washington of Tacoma, which is a commuter school, not a residential school with young people far-flung from all over the United States that might be confused about how to get a ballot or how to register. It's a commuter school. And having a ballot dropbox on that campus, where people are driving to and from their homes to classes, and not being able to install a box at the Housing Authority or at Manitou, which - anyway, you don't know my neighborhoods. [00:35:35] Crystal Fincher: I know a little bit. [00:35:37] Julie Anderson: Okay. All right, all right. So that didn't make a lot of sense to me, and I stand by that. I really think that the control of where ballot dropboxes go should be local, using local intelligence and local needs. I completely support the threshold, like population standards. And by the way, all of this wraps around to why I support the Washington State Voting Rights Act, and the expanded version that's going to come up in session again this year. Right now, we have a Voting Rights Act that is really specifically tailored or focused on vote dilution and that helped us get through redistricting safely. But we are now talking about vote denial and vote abridgment. And I support it strongly for this very reason. If you're going to give local election administrators control over where to place ballot dropboxes, we need to make sure it's not at the detriment of protected populations and that it's doing the most good. And I like that kind of structure. [00:36:47] Crystal Fincher: And I hear you there. I guess the questions that pop up for me personally when I hear that are - one, for me, ideally, shouldn't we be able to find a way to place them in more places, period? And should being a commuter location or a commuter school, given that we aren't limited to returning ballots in a jurisdiction where we're registered, where we vote - a lot of people do commute there, which means a lot of people are there. It's a convenient place to be able to vote. It's an enfranchising thing, even though it may not be for the particular precinct that that ballot dropbox is located in, or neighborhood. Do you factor those things in to making your decisions there? [00:37:34] Julie Anderson: Oh, yeah - I'm making a rookie mistake getting into an argument with the host. So it made perfect sense when I was able to place it at the transit station on the street of Pacific Avenue, just outside of UWT, as opposed to inside a pedestrian plaza not accessible by an automobile and not visible to the general public. And also, by the way, very hard to geolocate on Google Maps for people that are searching for a place to drop their ballot. I do think that the number of ballot dropboxes is increasing - the number is worth looking at, especially because we don't know what's going to happen with the United States Postal Service. By the way, I would work hard as Secretary of State to work with letter carriers to preserve door-to-door delivery. But if that doesn't happen and Congress continues to privatize that service, we need to be prepared and with more dropboxes. And you know something - the Voting Rights Act and UW's data collection that they're going to be doing is going to be very informative about whether we have enough ballot dropboxes and if we have them in the right place. So I'm completely open to it - I just don't like the Legislature deciding where they go. I want to be holistic, data-driven with local intelligence. [00:39:05] Crystal Fincher: That absolutely makes sense. The other one I just want to get to - just talking about accuracy - we've actually seen errors in a number of jurisdictions in a number of ways - from misprinted Voters' Pamphlets, ballots that have to be reprinted. There was talk you provided voters false information and lost 100 cast ballots. What happened there? [00:39:30] Julie Anderson: Okay, two separate incidents, and you're right - errors happen all over the state and all over the country - reminding us all that elections is a human process. We leverage technology a lot, but it requires expertise and a lot of proofreading and sometimes things slip through the crack. In one case, the vendor that Pierce County - well actually, the vendor that is used by over 60% of the electorate in Washington State, K&H - made an error when we mailed out ballots to our military voters and 88 voters out of 550,000 were impacted. What happened was they shuffled the return envelope with the mailer so that 88 people got a ballot packet on time, but the return ballot had somebody else's name on it. When we found out about that, we immediately contacted the voters, reissued the ballots, and immediately sent out a press release. That's what you can count on from me - is tattling on myself, telling people, taking corrective action, and doing whatever we can to make sure it doesn't happen again. In that case, I amended the contract with the provider that said next time you have a machine stoppage and you've got a set of quality control procedures that you use - this is like using your Xerox in your office or your home where you have a paper jam, and then by the time you finish ripping everything out, you've got to figure - do I reprint the whole document or do I figure out what page I left out on? The quality control at that plant is to reprint the whole darn thing, and somebody on the line decided that would be wasteful and they didn't do it. And so I amended the contract to say there's going to be consequences if you deviate from your own quality control. In the infamous case in 2016 where Pierce County urged voters to, if they were going to use the United States Postal Service, to do so - let's see, I think it was 5 days before the election - but if they were going to use a drop and to please use a dropbox otherwise. The allegation says that we were sued - we were not sued. There was a threat of a lawsuit and at the end of the day - what the Democratic Party wanted was for me to mail out a postcard to voters saying that's advice not a requirement, and they wanted me to make that clear on our website. And so that's what we did. And at the end of the day, the attorneys agreed we did nothing illegal. And we haven't done it again since because it created such a stir and so much upset. So we don't even give people advice anymore about - if they're using the Postal Service to do it early, but you should. [00:42:45] Crystal Fincher: Well and yeah - that's the complicated thing. And as someone who is interested in making sure people not only vote, but that their votes get counted and they arrive on time, we are experiencing more challenges with the United States Post Office. There is some uncertainty and certainly at the time, during the 2016 election, there's lots of conversation about potentially challenges with mailing things. So I do generally advise people to mail as early as you can if you're going to do that, but yeah - so I am glad we have gotten some clarity on a number of these issues, but also want to ask about some other things. I guess one of them is talking about preserving the historical records of the State and making them readily available to the public. What are your plans there and how can you make those more accessible and available to researchers, to the public, to everyone? [00:43:41] Julie Anderson: A couple of things. One, the Secretary of State's office, I think, is behind in terms of digitizing paper records and getting them indexed and available. I do believe that my opponent has invested in additional scanning equipment, so that's a good thing. I don't know if they have sufficient FTEs to do that - I'll have to look at that when I get there. But my big concern is looking towards the future government - so our state archives hold all of the records that are produced by local and state government that have permanent retention value all the way from territorial days to right this minute. And in the last 10 years, government has been producing a heck of a lot of digital native, digital born documents that never were a piece of paper. And in my experience, our state archives still has a paper mindset because they're used to working with precious ephemera and paper documents. But we've been producing tons of native, digital born documents that are complex and interactive. Is the Secretary of State's office ready to ingest a high volume of digital records that are interactive and richly indexed, and turn them around and make them accessible to the public? I don't think so, and that's a project that I want to tackle right away. If you think about everything that just happened with redistricting - with all of those maps that were generated, so many different versions - and if you tracked it, you know that that was highly interactive data, right? You could move lines around. That is a record. Is it being preserved in that state, that interactive state, or are the maps being preserved? So those are the questions I'm interested in and want us to be forward thinking about. I am a certified public records officer, so I am very passionate about public access to public information and one of the things that the Secretary of State's office needs to do - there's two things - is provide more training to local records officers and maybe even a camp for requesters. I think that would be a good idea. [00:46:05] Crystal Fincher: No, I think that's excellent and was leading into - the next thing I wanted to talk about was document retention and how closely linked it is with records requests. And we're seeing challenges in that area in jurisdictions across the state - one, in properly retaining the correct records. But the purpose of that retention is so that they can be accessed and provided to people who are entitled to see them, including the public. And we are seeing and hearing reports from a number of reporters and people making requests in jurisdictions across the state who are receiving increased wait times, increased estimates of wait times - sometimes comically long, decades long wait times - for some of those requests potentially. Hearing that localities are short staffed - it's challenging to respond to these kinds of things. And even getting into accusations of bad faith use of the public disclosure request system and records request system - some people trying to do that. Or on the flip side, people just being unhappy about receiving a request and having something looked into and calling things a bad faith attack and looking to delay the process, maybe unnecessarily, in those. How can you help make that process more consistent, help localities handle those in a more consistent way so that people can request and receive public documents when they're entitled to them? [00:47:46] Julie Anderson: Two things - I'm going to be the Secretary of State that's known as a "Clean your closet, kid" Secretary of State. Government is producing more records than ever and they don't know what to do with them. If you don't know how to store them, then you can't find them. So record retention is about record management. The Secretary of State's office used to have a pretty good training program for records officers about that. That needs to be rebooted and redoubled and it needs to have a modernized context. I cannot tell you how many emails are generated hourly by government. We don't know which of those are important or not until you have a sorting and classification system that you maintain constantly that marries emails with the associated documents, right? So that's something that we did in Pierce County. I want to take that passion with me to the Secretary of State's office and hire somebody that's an expert at this to help train local government. And I'll also be an advocate for resources for local government. There are some jurisdictions that are literally drowning and they're also having turnover issues. So I do want them to have resources, but first of all they got to know how to clean their room. [00:49:10] Crystal Fincher: So as we close and as people are trying to figure out how to make this decision - they hear from you, they hear from your opponent, lots of outside groups, and a lot of noise. When you are talking to someone who is considering making this choice between you and your opponent, does not know which direction they're going to go, what do you tell them to help make that decision? [00:49:32] Julie Anderson: That like them, I love Washington State's election laws - want to preserve them, make them even better. And for the first time in history, they have a choice of hiring somebody that's a professional administrator with expertise in these subjects without party strings attached. [00:49:52] Crystal Fincher: Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us today, join us today, and letting the voters just get more familiar with you. Much appreciated. [00:50:01] Julie Anderson: Thank you. Thank you for the questions. And I love that you're a fan of the Public Records Act. [00:50:06] Crystal Fincher: I'm such a fan of it - and if it's follow up and organizations being accountable to adhering to it. But yes, thank you so much. [00:50:16] Julie Anderson: You're welcome - bye bye. [00:50:18] Crystal Fincher: Thank you all for listening to Hacks & Wonks. The producer of Hacks & Wonks is Lisl Stadler. Our assistant producer is Shannon Cheng, and our Post-Production Assistant is Bryce Cannatelli. You can find Hacks & Wonks on Twitter @HacksWonks, and you can follow me @finchfrii, spelled F-I-N-C-H-F-R-I-I. You can catch Hacks & Wonks on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts - just type "Hacks and Wonks" into the search bar. Be sure to subscribe to get our Friday almost-live shows and our midweek show delivered right to your podcast feed. If you like us, leave us a review wherever you listen. You can also get a full transcript of this episode and links to the resources referenced in the show at officialhacksandwonks.com and in the episode notes. Thanks for tuning in - talk to you next time.
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United States Postal Service governor Amber McReynolds discusses the future of vote by mail.
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In this episode, I share the best opportunities in direct mail marketing for jewelry brands today. Some people consider direct mail to be a more "traditional" or "old school" marketing strategy, since it involves actual paper as well as the United States Postal Service. It's the practice of engaging your prospects and customers through printed marketing materials like postcards, catalogs, coupons, and other types of mailers. In this episode, I'll be sharing five ways that you can utilize direct mail marketing for your jewelry brand. They include: Handwritten notes/cards An offer within a box/package Catalog or other glossy mailer Postcards Content publication like a magazine Sparkle Award: Kendra Scott - https://www.marketingbrew.com/stories/2022/09/08/kendra-scott-bet-big-on-bamarushtok-2022-and-it-paid-off News Articles: Sotheby's Brings Back ‘Brilliant & Black' Selling Exhibition - https://www.nationaljeweler.com/articles/11245-sotheby-s-brings-back-brilliant-black-selling-exhibition Don't Call Them Grandmas! The Enduring Appeal of the Senior Fashion Icon - https://www.vogue.com/article/the-enduring-appeal-of-the-senior-fashion-icon 6 Formerly "Dated" Jewelry Trends That Will Be Big This Fall - https://www.whowhatwear.com/fall-jewelry-trends-2022/ Other Links from the Episode: Ep #135 - Interview With David Wachs - https://joyjoya.com/interview-with-david-wachs-about-handwritten-notes-in-marketing/ Our Sponsor: This episode was sponsored by Chrysmela (https://chrysme.la/), maker of the most secure earring back in the world. Joy Joya listeners and viewers who are interested in learning more about partnering with Chrysmela can email Mayumi at info [at] chrysme.la. Chrysmela offers white labeling as well as wholesale opportunities. Interview With Mayumi Ishii: https://joyjoya.com/interview-with-mayumi-ishii-of-chrysmela-disrupting-the-jewelry-marketplace/ Transcript: https://joyjoya.com/direct-mail-marketing-jewelry
The story spotlight focuses on Betty Jewell's strange infection as Margaret and Amos operate to save her life. Cheffie's remains meet the efficiency that is the United States Postal Service, and Chelsea's "smoochies" take on a new and sinister meaning. Written & Performed by Scott Sigler Produced by Empty Set Entertainment
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A 40-year-old man who collects bones and other human remains was arrested for allegedly trying to sell body parts on Facebook. A report indicates that the East Pennsboro Township Police Department received a call on June 14 about suspicious activity in the 200 block of North Enola Road. On arrival, officers found Jeremy Pauley, who had allegedly been buying human body parts from a female in Arkansas. The remains were found in Enola, Arkansas, and Scranton, and were reportedly being sold on Facebook. According to reports, Pauley owns and operates The Grand Wunderkammer, which describes itself on Facebook as "Vendors of the odd and unusual, museum exhibits, guest lectures, live entertainment, and so much more!"." Pauley's personal Facebook page shows buckets of bones and other remains, including femurs, vertebrae, a pelvis, clavicles, and "pounds and pounds of teeth." The East Pennsboro Township Police Department, Cumberland County Forensics, and the Cumberland County Coroner's Office searched Pauley's home, according to court records cited by WHTM-TV. During their search, they found several large buckets containing human body parts, including skin, a heart, a spleen, two brains, two livers, two lungs, and other organs. Pauley allegedly bought $4,000 worth of remains from the woman in Arkansas, including half a head, three brains with skull caps, one heart, four hands, a female pelvis, and more. According to police, he intended to resell the items. The woman reportedly shipped the parts via the United States Postal Service. She allegedly stole the remains from a mortuary run by the University of Arkansas. The package was intercepted by Pennsylvania State Police in Scranton, Pennsylvania, according to WNEP-TV, which also cites court documents. Pauley told detectives he collected "oddities," and police noted many of the relics were legitimate purchases. It was reported that Pauley was released on $50,000 unsecured bail after being charged with abuse of a corpse, receiving stolen property, and dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity. If you like TRUE CRIME TODAY - Be sure to search and subscribe wherever you download podcasts! Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-crime-today-a-true-crime-podcast/id1504280230?uo=4 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0GYshi6nJCf3O0aKEBTOPs Stitcher http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-ghost-stories-online-2/dark-side-of-wikipedia-true-crime-disturbing-stories iHeart https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Dark-Side-of-Wikipedia-Tru-60800715 Amazon https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/565dc51b-d214-4fab-b38b-ae7c723cb79a/Dark-Side-of-Wikipedia-True-Crime-Dark-History Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzUwMDEyNjAucnNz Or Search "True Crime Today" for the best in True Crime ANYWHERE you get podcasts! Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/truecrimetoday
In this episode of Papa Bear Hikes on Apple Podcasts, Martin and Chris (Shrooman) discuss the mail drops for their upcoming summer adventure on the TRT Tahoe Rim Trail Association - Inspiring Stewards, Preserving the Trail. Tune-in for a fun conversation extending beyond the planning aspects to hear about potential domestic and international future multi-week hikes. Please feel free to let us know if you have any suggestions. Like and SUBSCRIBE TO: Martin Outside - YouTube*If you found this episode of Papa Bear Hikes entertaining, informative, and/or interesting please leave a review on Apple iTunesPapa Bear Hikes on Apple PodcastsAmazon.com: Switching Gears: Rediscovering the Meaning of Life, Love, and Happiness While Backpacking Vermont's Long Trail eBook : Armitage, Martin: Kindle StorePlease consider supporting my work, so I can continue bringing you excellent content:https://www.patreon.com/papabearhikes
Luke and Joe welcome back Darth Dono to discuss track 5 from Myths. Buckle up for some rants about package delivery and the United States Postal Service! That's right, it's Dear Spike! You can find everything Hey Homies! at https://heyhomiespod.carrd.co/ Call the Hey Homies! Hotline at 605-939-0232! Join the Hey Homies! Discord server and chat with us https://discord.gg/GPRRqTXQ2P Watch our videos on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFvrlvy-1dKWM3Nk6PbbiMw Give us a follow on Instagram @hey_homies_pod. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/heyhomiespod. Feel free to email us at email@example.com. Follow Joe @joeluna33. Check out Los Ocupados (@los_ocupados). Thank you to our friend Ellen for the amazing season 4 art! Follow her at @beanbean_creations. Thanks for listening to the #1 Aquabats podcast in the universe!
Full Hour | In today's third hour, Giordano tells about a tweet made by friend of the show David Zweig, who asks the New York Times to reconsider their usage of ‘anti-vaccination,' making the point that the paper reports anybody who questions any facet of the vaccine as ‘anti-vaccination.' Then, Giordano tells about a story out of Arizona, noting why he's so hesitant on self-driving vehicles after a self-driven truck crashed into a cement wall. After that, Giordano tells about a new division proposed for the United States Postal Service that would focus on the distribution and security of mail-in ballots. (Photo by Getty Images)
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Last week we brought you the program for the Nancy Reagan Forever Stamp artwork unveiling held with Dr. Jill Biden at the White House. In this week's Reagan Forum podcast we are going full circle by sharing Mrs. Reagan's 101st birthday program on July 6, 2022. During that event, the United States Postal Service joined […]
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In this week's Reagan Forum podcast we are sharing a special program with you. From July 6, 2021 through July 6, 2022, we are honoring the 100th year since Mrs. Reagan's birth with a national centennial celebration. As part of the centennial celebration, the United States Postal Service has honored Mrs. Reagan with a forever […]
Do you want to get to your desired destination in life? In this episode of the Happy Hustle Podcast, I chat with the #1 Breakthrough Strategist and Motivational Speaker, Karim Ellis. Karim and I talk about how to focus on creating results, the difference between connections and dead zones, and how to achieve an identifiable vision that works. Karim is the founder of Empowered Education, a company devoted to developing both organizations and individuals. A dynamic powerhouse speaker with close to 20 years of experience in the field of speaking, training, and breakthrough success, Karim has also authored the Amazon Best Selling book titled “G.P.S My Success”. He is an individual who takes great pride in developing both leaders and champions. His messages and concepts help people to grow to the next level as he inspires an atmosphere of greatness in the lives he connects with daily.Karim speaks, inspires, and teaches leadership and professional development principles to 60-70 organizations a year. Some of these companies include Ford Motor Company, Honda, General Electric, Toyota, Johnson & Johnson, Anthem, Kroger, The United States Postal Service, Procter & Gamble, ODOT, The Dept. of Defense DFAS, The United States Military, The National Urban League, SHRM, TEDx and a host of many more.He has been featured in NBC, CBS, ABC, Yahoo! Finance, Wall Street Select, and FOX network affiliates, as well as other major news outlets. If you're looking for an engaging and entertaining speaker for your next event, reach out to Karim and his team at www.karimellis.com, or if you feel that you lack direction in life, get a copy of his new book, G.P.S My Success.In this episode, we cover: [00:02:45:21] Your Passion is the Shadow Of Your Purpose[00:03:50:01] Use Your God-Given Gifts in the Service of Others[00:11:05:19] What You Focus on Creates Results[00:20:33:22] Find Your Right Person of Influence[00:27:32:04] GPS Your Success[00:56:12:13] Leadership is Influence[00:43:08:10] Happy Hustle Hacks [Health, Money, Entrepreneurship, Spirituality][00:53:03:19] Rapid fire questionsWhat does Happy Hustlin mean to you? Karim says to be a happy hustler and the more the world sees you as a leader you begin to create influence that means people are leaning towards you they look that year they're coming to you they're asking you they're picking your brain they're following you and with that influence comes the thing every happy hustler should desire which is opportunity and opportunity opens up gateways and doors for you to be the change in this world that we need to see day in and day out.Connect with KarimInstagramFacebookTwitterLinkedinTwitterYoutubeFind Karim on his website: www.karimellis.comConnect with Cary!InstagramFacebookLinkedinTwitterYoutube Get a free copy of his new book, The Happy Hustle, 10 Alignments to Avoid Burnout & Achieve Blissful BalanceSign up for The Journey: 10 Days To Become a Happy Hustler Online CourseApply to the Montana Mastermind Epic Camping Adventure“It's time to Happy Hustle, a blissfully balanced life you love, full of passion, purpose, and positive impact!”Episode sponsorI have good news y'all! My friends at BiOptimizers have put together a truly irresistible offer that is only good while stock lasts. Here's the deal… You'll get a free bottle of their bestselling enzyme supplement, called MassZymes.You'll get a free copy of their book, From Sick to Superhuman.You'll get a free copy of the Ultimate Carnivore Cookbook.And you'll get a free copy of Plant-Based Superfood Delights.This bundle has a total value of $81, but they'll send it to you for free if you fill out a short form and cover a small shipping fee. Trust me, guys, this is a very rare deal!So why should you take advantage of this free bundle offer, besides the fact that it's free?Well, MassZymes is a powerful, best-in-class enzyme supplement that improves digestion, reduces gas and bloating, and provides relief from constipation.After you start taking Masszymes, you may notice that you no longer feel bloated after meals and that your belly feels flatter. And if you have a leaky gut, Masszymes could reduce gut irritation and help you absorb more nutrients.As I said, this free bundle offer, which includes a bottle of Masszymes, plus 3 free ebooks, is only available while stock lasts, so you'll want to click on this exclusive link to take advantage of it: masszymes.com/happyfree Oh, and in case you're wondering, there are no strings attached to this offer. There are no automatic subscriptions or renewals, so there's nothing to cancel.Just go to masszymes.com/happyfree now to get your exclusive free product bundle.
Welcome to July 1st, 2022 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate special deliveries come rain or shine. The United States issued its first postage stamps on July 1, 1847. They were not, however, the first of their kind. In the United Kingdom, the Penny Black stamp attempted to fix a broken system. Before then, mail recipients were good at dodging payment for this service. Here in America, a letter could be mailed without prepayment until 1855. Despite new regulations, people continued to take advantage of a system that charged only 15 cents for an 11-pound package. The strangest of these was a small baby that was delivered to his grandmother who lived a few miles away. Even the stork couldn't compete with those prices! On National U.S. Postage Stamp Day celebrate a valuable service that still delivers come rain or shine. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Everyone knows this is the motto for the United States Postal Service. Except…it isn't. The Postal Service doesn't actually have a motto. So where did this well-known phrase come from? It was written by Herodotus around 500 BCE to describe the postal carriers of his time. When the New York City Post Office opened in 1914, one of the designers liked the quote and had it engraved into the cornerstone. Today is National Postal Worker Day, when we celebrate the men and women who make sure all our letters and packages find their way to us. Except for the bills. We don't mind if those get lost. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In Episode 47: Joyriding With the USPS, Tony and Brian are joined by Nick, a United States Postal Service worker. In his time working with the USPS, Nick has had many unorthodox experiences. He takes his job seriously, and has learned to roll with the punches in all situations. He shares his story of time traveling to San Francisco to deliver mail, only to be met with some outrageous situations! Nick also tells us about his time driving for a cement company, including the seemingly ghostly encounters he experienced on the job. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show as Nick delivers some great experiences! KEEP US FUELED: buymeacoffee.com/hammerlane EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOOD: www.preparewithhll.com LEAVE A VOICEMAIL: 515-585-MERK(6375) EMAIL US YOUR STORIES: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.hammerlanelegends.com Gear: https://www.hammerlanelegends.com/gear YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC5TWlB5Yqx8JlQr3p3bkkMg Facebook: www.facebook.com/hammerlanelegends Instagram Desktop: www.instagram.com/hammerlanelegends Instagram Mobile: @hammerlanelegends Twitter Desktop: www.twitter.com/HLLPodcast Twitter Mobile: @HLLpodcast Produced by: Jack Merkel Follow Jack on Instagram @jack_theproducer
This week, in order to avoid dealing with their feelings about the violent atrocities being inflicted on the people of Ukraine, Julie & Brandy got drunk and watched 13 straight hours of Paris Hilton's reality show. After that, they took a shallow dive into some very important reform programs coming out of the White House regarding medical debt, ghost guns, and the United States Postal Service. Nothing beats “Paris in Love,” but JoJo & KiKi kicking ass and getting sh*t done is a close second. *********************************************************************************************************** *** Click the link to listen to a FREE episode of our Patreon Podcast!! *No Politics! No ads! *** https://www.patreon.com/posts/windows-up-sing-42013006?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copy_to_clipboard&utm_campaign=postshare DEALS FROM OUR SPONSORS! ** ATHLETIC GREENS: Get a FREE 1-year supply of vitamin D + 5 free travel packs at www.AthleticGreens.com/DumbGay ** ** THIRD LOVE: Get 20% off your first order at www.thirdlove.com/dumbgay ** ** BETTER HELP: Get 10% off your first month at www.BetterHelp.com/DumbGay ** ** HELLO TUSHY BIDET: Get 10% off your first order at www.HelloTushy.com/DumbGay ** *** Dumb Gay Politics with Julie & Brandy **** Julie Goldman **** Brandy Howard **** Julie and Brandy *** The People's Couch *** DGP *** Gay Podcast *** Political Podcast *** Lesbian *** Bravo *** Housewives *** Queer *** Pride **** LGBTQ **** Starburns Audio **** Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices