Political association – P Andalucista http://p-andalucista.org/ Thu, 26 May 2022 00:22:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://p-andalucista.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/default.png Political association – P Andalucista http://p-andalucista.org/ 32 32 National Rifle Association donations trended on Twitter after another mass shooting https://p-andalucista.org/national-rifle-association-donations-trended-on-twitter-after-another-mass-shooting/ Wed, 25 May 2022 22:01:06 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/national-rifle-association-donations-trended-on-twitter-after-another-mass-shooting/ SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — National Rifle Association donations were trending on Twitter Wednesday morning after another mass shooting across the United States on Tuesday. An 18-year-old gunman used an AR-style rifle to kill 19 children and two teachers in an elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Gunman’s online activity warned of Texas school shooting […]]]>

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — National Rifle Association donations were trending on Twitter Wednesday morning after another mass shooting across the United States on Tuesday.

An 18-year-old gunman used an AR-style rifle to kill 19 children and two teachers in an elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

In South Dakota, guns have been a way of life since the inception of the state, and the state has a rich hunting history. Governor Kristi Noem recently called the state a “2nd Amendment sanctuary” in reference to the constitutional right to bear arms.

This gun sanctuary is reflected in the support and donations of gun rights organizations like the National Rifle Association.

The NRA Political Victory Fund gives A+ grades and has endorsed Republican Sen. John Thune, Rep. Dusty Johnson and Noem.

The NRA says an A+ rating is given to “a lawmaker with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.”

According to the Federal Elections Committee website, the NRAPVF paid $1,000 to the Senate Republican Campaign Committee on April 12. He also donated $500 to the SD House GOP PAC in July 2021.

The April 2022 FEC quarterly reports for Thune and Johnson do not include any donations attributed to the NRA or NRA PVF.

According to OpenSecrets.org, Thune received $5,945 and Johnson received $2,000 in contributions from PACs and individuals giving $200 or more related to the issue of gun rights during the 2021-2022 election cycle.

Noem’s most recent campaign finance disclosure to the Secretary of State’s office is 197 pages long. There is no direct link to NRA funding.

According to BradyUnited.org, Thune received $638,942 in donations from the NRA, while Sen. Mike Rounds totaled $95,049. Brady United is an organization that focuses on gun violence and is named after Jim Brady, Ronald Reagan’s press secretary who was crippled by a gunshot wound in an assassination attempt on Reagan.

On the other side of the issue, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund has spent money against pro-gun candidates.

According to the FEC, the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund spent $861 to oppose Thune in the 2022 U.S. Senate race in South Dakota.

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OFCCP Week in Review: May 2022 #4 | Direct Employers Association https://p-andalucista.org/ofccp-week-in-review-may-2022-4-direct-employers-association/ Mon, 23 May 2022 21:29:15 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/ofccp-week-in-review-may-2022-4-direct-employers-association/ Friday, May 20, 2022: Ruling in Fifth Circuit case overturns entire U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission administrative law court system The decision also foreshadows the death of the Office of OFCCP Administrative Judges and all OFCCP Administrative Tribunal lawsuits. The case is: Jarkesy, Jr.; Patriot28, LLC v U.S. Securities and Exchange CommissionNo.20-61007 (May 18, 2022) […]]]>

Friday, May 20, 2022: Ruling in Fifth Circuit case overturns entire U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission administrative law court system

The decision also foreshadows the death of the Office of OFCCP Administrative Judges and all OFCCP Administrative Tribunal lawsuits.

The case is: Jarkesy, Jr.; Patriot28, LLC v U.S. Securities and Exchange CommissionNo.20-61007 (May 18, 2022) United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (New Orleans).

The legal question: Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution Right to a Jury Trial: While the SCOTUS has previously upheld the creation of Congress and the resulting wild growth of federal administrative tribunals within many federal departments, it has previously declined to approve lawsuits in federal administrative courts established by Congress to challenge “non-public” rights. Instead, SCOTUS only approved suits in administrative tribunals devoid of jury trials that disposed of the rights that the federal agency asserted on behalf of the public (i.e., claims of ” public rights”). “[W]When Congress properly assigns a case to arbitration by a non-Article III tribunal, the Seventh Amendment poses no independent bar to the arbitration of that action by a lay inquest. Atlas Roofing Co. v. Occupational Safety & Health Rev. Common, 430 US 442, 455 (1977). So now the question morphs into the question of when does Congress “properly assign a case to arbitration by a non-Article III tribunal”? [An “Article III tribunal”, by the way, is a federal court that operates pursuant to the Rules of Article III of the U.S. Constitution which established the federal courts. Federal agency administrative courts are established pursuant to Congressional statutes.]

In the Jarkesy and Patriot28 case, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) sought to bring a lawsuit within the agency for “securities fraud against George R. Jarkesy (a “hedge fund” manager) and Patriot28 (a firm that served as investment adviser to Mr. Jarkesy’s two hedge funds). An SEC Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) conducted a bench trial (without a jury), found Mr. Jarkesy and Patriot28 liable, and ordered various remedies. An appeals court within the SEC later upheld the ALJ order and rejected several constitutional arguments that Mr. Jarkesy and Patriot28 had advanced to oppose the order.

Mr. Jarkesy and Patriot28 then appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and raised the same constitutional arguments in court. This time, Mr. Jarkesy won. The Fifth Circuit held the SEC Administrative Proceeding before an SEC ALJ suffering from three independent constitutional defects:

“(1) the SEC’s internal judgment in the petitioners’ case violated their Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial;

(2) Congress unconstitutionally delegated legislative power to the SEC by failing to provide an intelligible principle by which the SEC would exercise the delegated power, in violation of Article I conferring “all” legislative power on Congress; and

(3) the SEC’s ALJ statutory deletion restrictions violate the precautionary clause of Article II. »

Because the agency’s proceeding below was unconstitutional, we GRANT the motion for review, REVEAL the SEC’s decision, and RECOMMEND for further proceedings consistent with this notice.

Here is what the Seventh Amendment says:

“In common law trials, where the value in dispute shall exceed twenty dollars, the right to trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact adjudged by a jury shall otherwise be reconsidered in a court of the United States, except as the rules of common law.

The Line Drawing Exercise of Constitutional Law “Public Rights”/“Non-Public Rights”:

Here’s how the Fifth Circuit explained it in the Jarkesy case:

“Whether Congress can properly attribute a claim to administrative arbitration depends on whether the proceeding centers on “public rights.” Atlas Roofing, 430 US at 450.”[I]n cases in which “public rights” are challenged[,] for example, cases in which the government is suing in its sovereign capacity to enforce public rights created by laws within the power of Congress to enact[,] the Seventh Amendment does not prohibit Congress from assigning the function of fact-finding and initial judgment to an administrative forum with which the jury would be incompatible. Identifier. Describing appropriate powers, the Supreme Court identified situations “where the government is implicated in its sovereign capacity under an otherwise valid statute creating enforceable public rights. Fully private tort, contract and property matters, [and] a vast array of other cases are not involved at all. Identifier. at 458.

The Supreme Court refined the concept of public law with respect to the Seventh Amendment in Granfinanciera, SA v. Nordberg, 492 US 33 (1989). There, the Court clarified that Congress cannot circumvent the Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial simply by passing a law that assigns “traditional legal claims” to an administrative tribunal. Identifier. at 52. Public rights, the Court explained, arise when Congress passes legislation under its constitutional authority that creates a law so tightly integrated with a comprehensive regulatory scheme that the law is appropriate for agency resolution. Identifier. at 54 years old.

The analysis therefore proceeds in two stages. First, a court must determine whether an action’s claims arise “at common law” under the Seventh Amendment. See Tull, 481 U.S. at 417. Second, if the action involves common law claims, a court must determine whether the Supreme Court’s public rights cases nevertheless permit Congress to sue it for arbitration of the agency without a jury trial. See Granfinanciera, 492 US at 54; Atlas Roofing, 430 US at 455. Relevant considerations here include (1) whether “Congress ‘creat[ed] a new cause of action, and related remedies, unknown to the common law, ‘because the traditional rights and remedies were insufficient to deal with a manifest public problem’; and (2) whether jury trials “would do much to dismantle the statutory scheme” or “prevent a speedy settlement” of claims created by statute. Granfinanciera, 492 US at 60–63 (citing Atlas Roofing, 430 US at 454 n.11, 461 (first and second citations)). [Slip Op at pp. 8-9]

Applying this legal standard, the Fifth Circuit in the Jarkesy case ruled that “…the agency’s proceeding below (in the SEC administrative tribunals) violated the petitioners’ Seventh Amendment rights, and the SEC decision should be reversed.” [Slip Op at p. 18]. The Court based its decision on these two subsidiary interests:

  1. “The rights that the SEC has sought to assert in its enforcement action here arise ‘at common law’ under the Seventh Amendment.” {Slip Op. at p.9]; and
  2. Second, the action brought by the SEC against the plaintiffs is not the kind that can properly be attributed to agency arbitration under the public rights doctrine. Securities fraud actions are not new actions unknown to the common law. [Slip Op. at p. 11]

What about the OFCCP administrative enforcement program before the USDOL Office of Administrative Judges (OALJ)?

the Roofing Atlas, Granfunanciera and Jarkesy case decisions would seem to quickly condemn the OFCCP’s OALJ enforcement program since the OFCCP:

  1. only prosecutes breach of contract cases (i.e., the federal contractor allegedly violated the obligations contained in its federal contract) and the common law began and focused its work on contract enforcement;
  2. The OFCCP prosecutes contractors NOT for the public good or to enforce “public rights”, but rather to simply ensure compliance with federal contract requirements. Indeed, members of the public have no private right of action under ANY of the three statutes The OFCCP is responsible for prosecuting and the OFCCP does not prosecute on behalf of members of the public (who are not “victims” of unlawful discrimination, Title VII), but are instead merely “third party beneficiaries” of the federal government contract that the OFCCP enforces); and
  3. federal courts have extensive experience in contract enforcement actions and jury trials of discrimination claims (with far greater expertise than is available in either branch of law in the courts of the United States). OALJ).

To note: so far, no OFCCP litigant has raised the legal invalidity of the OFCCP’s reliance on the OALJ enforcement process to dismiss an OFCCP administrative complaint. It will end soon, however.

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Bangladesh could face over-indebtedness from 2032 (Economic Association) https://p-andalucista.org/bangladesh-could-face-over-indebtedness-from-2032-economic-association/ Sun, 22 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/bangladesh-could-face-over-indebtedness-from-2032-economic-association/ Repayment of foreign loans taken out for mega-projects could weigh on the country from 2032, the Bangladesh Economic Association said, while suggesting the government focus on its revenue base. “Bangladesh could move from the current green category to the red category when the country starts debt servicing for a total of 4-5 megaprojects in 2027-28. […]]]>

Repayment of foreign loans taken out for mega-projects could weigh on the country from 2032, the Bangladesh Economic Association said, while suggesting the government focus on its revenue base.

“Bangladesh could move from the current green category to the red category when the country starts debt servicing for a total of 4-5 megaprojects in 2027-28. This means that the debt situation could get tricky,” he said. on Sunday the president of the association, Abul Barkat. , adding that the situation could get worse in 2032.

The Bangladesh Economic Association has also proposed an alternative budget of Tk 20.50 lakh crore on this day for the financial year 2022-23. In the budget proposal, the association recommended the formation of two separate ministries – public transport and research, and innovation and development.

According to the association, the alternative budget is 3.4 times larger than the government budget, as it noted 338 recommendations to gradually eliminate inequalities in income, wealth, health and education.

Abul Barkat said that Bangladesh has become a country where income inequality is dangerous. The main objective of the next budget should be to reduce inequalities and create decent jobs.

Barkat, who was the chairman of Janata Bank, said inequalities in health and education were also increasing, in addition to growing inequalities in income and wealth. Meanwhile, the pandemic has doubled the number of poor.

“Reducing inequality should be the main objective of the next five budgets,” he added. The president of the Economic Association said that fundamental structural changes must be made to revenues and expenditures for this purpose.

“Second, the tax burden should not be imposed on marginal, poor, lower middle and middle income people in the budget. Emphasis should also be placed on social security and human resource development.”

On rising commodity prices, he said inflation should be kept between 5% and 6%.

“We must create new jobs and ensure fair prices for producers, while food inflation must in no way get out of control.”

Political solutions

In the alternative budget, the association has proposed a number of solutions based on the development of political policies for several economic challenges such as increasing revenue collection, managing the budget deficit, stopping the money laundering and expanding the social safety net.

The alternative budget includes a revenue collection of Tk 18.70 lakh crore, which amounts to 92% of the budget.

“In the proposed budget, direct tax amounts to 77% of domestic source revenue, while the rest will come from indirect taxes. The budget deficit is 7%, which is much lower than the current government budget deficit. There is no need for foreign loans or loans from local banks,” Barkat said, calling the challenges of increasing income an economic problem with political solutions.

Abul Barkat said, “We have recommended the government to focus on direct taxes while indirect taxes fuel inequality. We also proposed to keep the marginalized out of the tax net over the next few years.

The economist also called for controlling black money and money laundering to minimize the budget deficit.

“Another problem is that everything in our country is centralized in Dhaka or oriented towards Dhaka, which is not conducive to development. Therefore, we have proposed to move ministries to divisional seats,” the president said. from the Association.

Barkat said the highest priority in their budget is social security, as the allowance stands at 21% of the budget. The second priority sector is the education and technology sector, while the third is agriculture.

Members and representatives of the association as well as various professionals were virtually connected to the alternative budget press conference.

In the national budget for the financial year 2021-22, the government has set total expenditure at around Tk6 lakh crore, or almost 17.5% of gross domestic product.

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Illinois Fuel and Retail Association moves forward with lawsuit over fuel tax sticker requirement https://p-andalucista.org/illinois-fuel-and-retail-association-moves-forward-with-lawsuit-over-fuel-tax-sticker-requirement/ Fri, 20 May 2022 23:39:00 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/illinois-fuel-and-retail-association-moves-forward-with-lawsuit-over-fuel-tax-sticker-requirement/ SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WGEM) – Illinois residents will see a temporary suspension of fuel tax increases this summer, but fuel retailers are concerned about the fine they could face if they do not display a sticker crediting the suspension to the Illinois General Assembly. The Illinois Fuel and Retail Association on Thursday filed a lawsuit against […]]]>

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WGEM) – Illinois residents will see a temporary suspension of fuel tax increases this summer, but fuel retailers are concerned about the fine they could face if they do not display a sticker crediting the suspension to the Illinois General Assembly.

The Illinois Fuel and Retail Association on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Revenue, calling the speech sticker requirement “mandatory” that violates their First Amendment rights.

The law requires retailers to display a sticker in a “conspicuous” location, at least four by eight inches and says the following: “Effective July 1, 2022, the State of Illinois has suspended the fuel tax inflation adjustment. until December 31, 2022. The price of this pump should reflect the suspension of the tax increase.

If the sticker is not displayed, retailers face a potential fine of $500 per day.

The lawsuit calls the requirement “undoubtedly political,” citing advertisements and statements made by my lawmakers about the suspension. They are asking the 7th Circuit Court of Illinois to declare the application unconstitutional and not to impose the fine.

“I think what’s most disturbing to (the fuel retailers) is that they’re sort of being made into a bandleader or a talker for the state of Illinois,” Josh said. Sharp, CEO of the Illinois Fuel and Retail Association. “They see this as a real intrusion on their rights.”

They argue that it would cost retailers too much to choose not to display the sticker. Two oil companies named in the lawsuit would face steep costs for not displaying the sticker.

Saunder’s Oil Co. said that without displaying the sticker every day for the required duration, they claimed they would rack up $91,500 in fees between July 1 and December 31. Another company, Freedom Oil Co., which has 23 stations in central Illinois, is reportedly racking up more than $2 million in fines from all of their stations.

These companies say their reason for not posting is because they have “no desire” to post the sign.

Legal precedent shows a similar requirement in 2000, where retailers had to affix a sticker for a 5% fuel tax suspension. IFRA has not taken this 2000 measure to court. Sharp was not part of the organization at the time, but he said the association did not feel as violated by this because it was a gubernatorial election year.

However, there is a similar signage requirement for grocery stores to post a sign on cash registers or on the receipt that the grocery tax is suspended for one year. There is no fine for not displaying this message. As for why grocery stores aren’t subject to fines and gas stations are, strong guesses that there’s more political motivation to emphasize the gas tax suspension.

A court summons is scheduled for next month where the two sides will meet to see what the next steps are. The law comes into force on July 1.

If the courts side with the state, IFRA said they would abide by the law. However, Sharp said there may be additional signs to inform consumers about the tax suspension and the Illinois fuel tax.

Copyright 2022 WGEM. All rights reserved.

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Inside the AMA’s Broad Struggle Against Scope Drift https://p-andalucista.org/inside-the-amas-broad-struggle-against-scope-drift/ Wed, 18 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/inside-the-amas-broad-struggle-against-scope-drift/ An AMA-led coalition of 108 national, state and specialty medical societies has been active in dozens of states this year, working to block legislation that would provide an inappropriate expansion of medical services and procedures that medical professionals health not doctors are allowed to perform. This coalition, the AMA Scope of Practice Partnership, helps educate […]]]>

An AMA-led coalition of 108 national, state and specialty medical societies has been active in dozens of states this year, working to block legislation that would provide an inappropriate expansion of medical services and procedures that medical professionals health not doctors are allowed to perform.

This coalition, the AMA Scope of Practice Partnership, helps educate lawmakers about the pitfalls of expanded scope of practice legislation, which may involve allowing optometrists to perform eye surgery or allowing nurse practitioners (NPs) to diagnose and treat patients independently.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, more than 70 bills have been introduced this year in state legislatures relating to expanding the scope of practice of non-physician health professionals in the areas of pharmacy, primary care , optometry, oral health and behavioral health.

“We’ve been working on this issue for 30 years, but – absolutely – it’s becoming more important every day,” said Kimberly Horvath, senior counsel at the AMA Advocacy Resource Center.

“Patients are very concerned that allowing non-physicians to provide medical-level care is a step in the wrong direction,” Horvath said on a recent episode of “AMA Moving Medicine.”

Ninety-five percent of patients said it was important for doctors to be involved in their healthcare diagnosis and treatment decisions, according to survey data cited by Horvath in the interview. .

“Patients want physicians who lead their healthcare team — they don’t just want it, they expect it,” she said.

Differences in education and training among healthcare professionals are a major reason for this preference and are often the deciding factor when a legislator votes against expanding the scope. And that’s not surprising, given that physicians have years more of training, including thousands more hours of clinical training, than non-physicians such as NPs, physician assistants ( AM) and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA). For more information, see the AMA’s “Protecting Access to Physician-Led Care” briefing note (PDF).

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“We’ve worked so far this year with 25 state medical associations on this issue and some key wins,” Horvath said. “All of the work we do in this area is done hand-in-hand with state medical associations across the country. We rely on them so much for their political acumen in this space.

In a recent victory over the scope of practice, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers vetoed a bill that would have allowed Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to practice independently without a supervising physician. / collaborater.

The scope of practice partnership worked to amplify the Wisconsin Medical Society’s message to the governor that the legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 394, would endanger patients and damage reputations. of Wisconsin as one of the best states in the United States for effective, high-quality health care. .

Here are other notable victories in the efforts of the AMA and state medical associations to combat range drift.

Alabama

Several bills were rejected, including:

  • SB 120
  • SB 307 / House Bill (HB) 402which would have broadened the scope of practice of pharmacists.
  • SB 101which would have widened the field of practice of podiatrists.

Colorado

HB 1095a bill that would have removed physician supervision requirements for physician assistants, was defeated.

Hawaii

Concurrent Senate Resolution 156 which would have ordered the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to convene a task force to draft legislation that would grant prescription powers to qualified psychologists, was rejected

Indiana

SB 239, a truth in advertising bill, was signed by Governor Eric Holcomb. It requires healthcare professionals’ advertisements and websites to clearly state the type of license the person holds. The bill also limits the use of medical specialty designations to medical specialists, including anesthesiologists, cardiologists, dermatologists, family physicians, ophthalmologists, orthopedists, psychiatrists, surgeons and others.

Kentucky

HB 354, a bill that would have removed the physician collaboration requirement for APRNs for prescribing, was defeated. Outgoing AMA President Susan R. Bailey, MD, participated in a Legislative Review Committee meeting on the scope of the APRN.

Maryland

Several bills were rejected, including:

  • HB 276/SB 513which would have enabled clinical nurse specialists to prescribe medications and order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests.
  • SB-154 would have brought Maryland into the APRN compact, which governs nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, CRNAs and others. The pact would have nullified existing Maryland law that states nurse practitioners are required to “consult with and cooperate with, or refer a person to, an appropriate licensed physician or other health care provider as needed.”
  • HB 790/SB 311 would have allowed podiatrists to use the term “podiatrist physicians”.
  • SB 808/HB 961 would have removed the medical supervision requirement for physician assistants.

Mississippi

SB 2178Legislation that would have expanded APRN’s scope of practice was rejected.

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South Dakota

SB-134, which would have eliminated medical supervision requirements for physician assistants, was rejected. AMA President Gerald E. Harmon, MD, testified against the bill before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

Tennessee

HB 184/SB 176which would have removed the physician collaboration requirement for NP prescribing authority and allowed NPs to practice without physician involvement, was rejected.

Washington

  • SB 5542which would have allowed optometrists to prescribe medication and perform surgery.
  • SB 5088which would have given prescriptive authority and other scope extensions to naturopaths.
  • SB 1863which would have established the prescriptive power of psychologists.
  • SB 5704/SB 5222which would have forced insurers to reimburse NPs at the same rate as physicians.

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Despite the efforts of the AMA, the Scope of Practice Partnership, and state and specialty societies, legislators in Kansas and New York have enacted legislation expanding the scope of practice for NPs, while Virginia has enacted legislation allowing optometrists to perform surgical procedures.

And much of the state law is still in effect.

“There are a lot of bills that we’re still interested in and working on with the states — and are already gearing up for 2023 in many states,” Horvath said.

The AMA creates resources that set the record straight for policy makers on the scope of practice, one of the only national organizations to have created hundreds of advocacy tools that medicine can use to fight against scope drift.

This includes model bills and training modules that inform legislators, regulators and other decision makers about the education and training of certain healthcare professionals in relation to the qualifications physicians must achieve to accept responsibility for a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine.

A persistent argument is that expanding scope of practice will make health care more accessible as APRNs fill gaps in areas with physician shortages.

But Horvath said research using the GEOMAP series and AMA Health Workforce Mapper has shown that doesn’t happen, and APRNs tend to practice in the same areas as doctors.

Evidence shows that allowing non-physicians to practice without physician involvement will not expand access to care in rural and underserved areas.

“Laws that expanded the scope of practice for non-physicians have not been correlated with an increase in the number of non-physicians moving into these rural areas,” Horvath said. “So these cards were instrumental in combating that notion.

“We also provide survey data, talking points, write letters and have board members who testify in the states,” she added.

Horvath recommended doctors get to know their state legislators before asking them to support or oppose a bill. She also suggested they provide them with data that supports their position and concrete examples of how the issues affect their patients and legislator constituents.

“They should know who you are,” Horvath said. “Don’t wait for a bill to be introduced or a key vote. Start now. Building those relationships, because it takes time. Even if you’ve never done it before, make today the first day to contact your legislator.

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#JusticeForDeborah: Christian charity CAN organizes nationwide protest, orders churches to join and demands justice https://p-andalucista.org/justicefordeborah-christian-charity-can-organizes-nationwide-protest-orders-churches-to-join-and-demands-justice/ Sun, 15 May 2022 03:17:51 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/justicefordeborah-christian-charity-can-organizes-nationwide-protest-orders-churches-to-join-and-demands-justice/ The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has ordered all churches in the country and Christian stakeholders to organize a nationwide peaceful protest against the horrific murder of Deborah Yakubu by a mob of young Muslims in the state of Sokoto for alleged blasphemy.The CAN made the call via a circular issued on Saturday by the […]]]>

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has ordered all churches in the country and Christian stakeholders to organize a nationwide peaceful protest against the horrific murder of Deborah Yakubu by a mob of young Muslims in the state of Sokoto for alleged blasphemy.
The CAN made the call via a circular issued on Saturday by the secretary general, Joseph Daramola, and obtained by SaharaReporters.

The circular titled “A REQUEST FOR NATIONWIDE PEACEFUL PROTESTS, A CALL FOR JUSTICE FOR DEBORAH YAKUBU” reads: “I was directed by the President of the CAN, His Eminence. Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo A. Ayokunle, to ask all church leaders, through your various churches, to organize a PEACEFUL PROTEST in honor of one of our daughters, DEBORAH YAKUBU, who was horribly murdered on Thursday May 12, 2022 at Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto in Sokoto State by Islamic extremists.
“The protest will be held on May 22, 2022 in the afternoon at 3 p.m. at all Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) secretariats nationwide and not in the streets to avoid further loss of Those who do not have a CAN secretariat can use any church with large premises.
“We must hold signs with a succinct message like ‘WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR DEBORAH’, ‘NO MORE KILLING IN THE NAME OF GOD’, ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’ ‘DEBORAH’S KILLERS MUST BE PROSECUTED’, ‘WE CONDEMN THE RELIGIOUS MURDERS”, “WE SAY NO TO ISLAMIC EXTREMES”.
“We urge those who have the means to use traditional media and social media and others can only use social media to give him wide coverage in others to raise awareness around the world. We also call on Nigerian Christians in the Diaspora to join us using our embassies all over the world.
“The occasion can also be used to pray for Deborah’s family and friends, peace for the country, victory for the Church and godly political leaders in the upcoming general election. Thank you and God bless you all.

Read the full article on: Reporters of the Sahara.

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Turley speaks to the Supreme Court Federal Bar Association – JONATHAN TURLEY https://p-andalucista.org/turley-speaks-to-the-supreme-court-federal-bar-association-jonathan-turley/ Fri, 13 May 2022 11:00:05 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/turley-speaks-to-the-supreme-court-federal-bar-association-jonathan-turley/ I have the pleasure of speaking this morning with the Federal Bar Association of Utah. The keynote address is titled “Dangerous Times for the Less Dangerous Branch: The Supreme Court in the Age of Rage.“Ironically, the topic was picked up months ago, but the recent leak of the draft opinion on abortion and doxing from […]]]>

I have the pleasure of speaking this morning with the Federal Bar Association of Utah. The keynote address is titled “Dangerous Times for the Less Dangerous Branch: The Supreme Court in the Age of Rage.“Ironically, the topic was picked up months ago, but the recent leak of the draft opinion on abortion and doxing from judges adds a particularly menacing element to the topic.

Last night, the Utah FBA kicked off the conference with an extraordinary event at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Ivins, Utah. Tuacahn is an amazing performing arts community. It is located at the mouth of Padre Canyon, adjacent to Snow Canyon National Park.

The event featured some of the artists performing at the Centre, including local children. It was an incredible performance. I didn’t know until last night that this 42,000 acre center was on the land of Orval Hafen, the grandfather of my friend (and Utah FBA President) Jonathan Hafen. It’s an incredible legacy for the Hafen family who created a world-class arts center outside of St. George, Utah.

The event also featured a wonderful speech on “How to support and defend the Constitution in our toxic political climate* by Judge Tom Griffith, who has returned to private practice and teaches at Harvard. It was a tour de force on the importance of civility and compromise in our democratic system.

Today will feature an array of awesome features, including various federal judges and famed Supreme Court litigator Carter Phillips of Sidney Austin.

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Nevada County Contractors Association Political Action Committee Endorses Jason Tedder and Sue Hoek https://p-andalucista.org/nevada-county-contractors-association-political-action-committee-endorses-jason-tedder-and-sue-hoek/ Wed, 11 May 2022 18:30:41 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/nevada-county-contractors-association-political-action-committee-endorses-jason-tedder-and-sue-hoek/ The Nevada County Contractors Association Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of Jason Tedder for Nevada County Clerk/Registrar of Electors, and Sue Hoek for Nevada County Board of Supervisors, District 4, says a press release. After meeting with Tedder and after participating in the Business Alliance Candidate Forum, the NCCA-PAC believes that Tedder is best […]]]>

The Nevada County Contractors Association Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of Jason Tedder for Nevada County Clerk/Registrar of Electors, and Sue Hoek for Nevada County Board of Supervisors, District 4, says a press release.

After meeting with Tedder and after participating in the Business Alliance Candidate Forum, the NCCA-PAC believes that Tedder is best qualified to manage the Clerk-Recorder’s Office and the Elections Office as Registrar of Electors, the statement said.

Tedder is dedicated to this community. He is inspired to serve Nevada County with the same passions and dedication he did while serving his country in the military. Jason views his candidacy as an opportunity to help mend the divide and restore trust among Nevada County citizens, the statement said.



We were impressed with its values ​​of transparency, integrity and excellent customer service. We believe he is uniquely qualified with his many years of management experience and diverse background. His dedication and determination make him the number one choice to become Nevada County’s next clerk, the NCCA-PAC said.

“We are truly delighted to support Jason for Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Electors,” Keoni Allen, president of the NCCA-PAC, said in the statement. “Jason has a long-standing connection to the community, which makes a difference. He cares deeply about our community.



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“It was clear to us after interviewing both candidates that Sue had the best credentials and disposition to continue representing the people of District 4.” Allen said. “Sue is a small business owner, rancher, and lifelong resident of Nevada County. She understands the challenges of running a small business.

The county has faced a series of challenges and Sue has demonstrated that she has the energy, passion and drive to help turn those challenges into solutions. She will continue her work supporting affordable housing and addressing extreme fire danger through vegetation management throughout the county and along roads for evacuations, the statement said.

We are thrilled that she has committed to serve again and look forward to the continued positive impacts she will have on our local government. We are confident that she will continue to do a great job as District 4 supervisor, the statement said.

The Nevada County Contractors Association Political Action Committee is a political advocacy arm of the Nevada County Contractors Association. The goal of the NCCA‐PAC is to support candidates who we believe have integrity and understand the challenges facing the community and our members.

Source: Nevada County Contractors Association Political Action Committee

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Arkansas Trucking Association celebrates 90 years and hosts conference in Hot Springs https://p-andalucista.org/arkansas-trucking-association-celebrates-90-years-and-hosts-conference-in-hot-springs/ Mon, 09 May 2022 23:47:38 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/arkansas-trucking-association-celebrates-90-years-and-hosts-conference-in-hot-springs/ Little Rock-based trade group Arkansas Trucking Association will host its annual business conference this week in Hot Springs as it celebrates its 90th anniversary, according to a Monday, May 9, press release. Executive forums will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the Hot Springs Convention Center. According to the release, approximately 300 attendees, including trucking […]]]>

Little Rock-based trade group Arkansas Trucking Association will host its annual business conference this week in Hot Springs as it celebrates its 90th anniversary, according to a Monday, May 9, press release.

Executive forums will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the Hot Springs Convention Center. According to the release, approximately 300 attendees, including trucking executives and industry and political leaders, are expected to attend.

Guest speakers include Gus Malzahn, head football coach at the University of Central Florida, and Governor Asa Hutchinson. Speakers at the event will address leadership, electric vehicles, labor shortages, politics and rising insurance costs.

“Transportation is in a time of groundbreaking advances in safety, durability and reliability, and our state is well positioned to take the lead in moving our industry forward,” said ATA President Shannon Newton. “The individuals and companies we recognize at our awards luncheon help ensure that safety remains a top priority for our industry as we move forward.”

Harold Sumerford, president of the American Trucking Associations, will speak about the leadership of the organization and the J&M Tank Lines trucking company, cybersecurity challenges and the future of the industry.

Ken Gronbach, author and president of KGC Direct, will provide information on US demographics and the changing workforce. DriverReach founder Jeremy Reymer will moderate a panel on the employment landscape, driver and technician shortages, retirement age and the impact of the pandemic.

“This year our association celebrates 90 years of promoting and protecting the trucking industry in Arkansas,” said Newton. “We are proud of our rich history and the leaders who have guided us through recessions and pandemics. This conference is an opportunity for current and future leaders to come together, learn from each other, strengthen those relationships, and develop a game plan for success.

Here are some other contributors:
• Becky Keogh, Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment
• Dr. Charisse Childers, Arkansas Division of Workforce Services
• Jack Atkins, Stephens Inc.
• Butch Rice, Stallion Transport Group
• Patrick Simmons, Tyson Foods
• Dr. Alex Leslie, American Institute for Transportation Research
• JR Davis, Gilmore | Davis Strategic Group
• Blake Eddins, Eddins & Associates

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A brief history of the British Guyana East Indian Association https://p-andalucista.org/a-brief-history-of-the-british-guyana-east-indian-association/ Sun, 08 May 2022 06:01:39 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/a-brief-history-of-the-british-guyana-east-indian-association/ By Nigel Westmaas In November 1916, the British Guyana East Indian Association (BGEIA) was formed in New Amsterdam. At this meeting, Joseph Ruhomon proposed that the Society be called “The British Guyana East Indian Association”. This is adopted unanimously. Joseph Alexander Luckhoo, (who as financial representative for southeast Essequibo became the first Indian Guyanese to […]]]>

By Nigel Westmaas

In November 1916, the British Guyana East Indian Association (BGEIA) was formed in New Amsterdam. At this meeting, Joseph Ruhomon proposed that the Society be called “The British Guyana East Indian Association”. This is adopted unanimously. Joseph Alexander Luckhoo, (who as financial representative for southeast Essequibo became the first Indian Guyanese to win a seat in the colonial legislature in October 1916), after speaking out in favor of the idea of the Association, called on Ruhomon, a civil servant, journalist and Indian rights activist, to describe the aims and objects of the society. These included, among others, the protection of the “general interests of the Indians of the East and the obtaining of redress for them in established cases of grievances”; the establishment of a plan to “settle expired East Indian immigrants in the territory under conditions which would assure the settlers the best possible results”; amend the colony’s constitution so that Indians could “write their own language and, with the necessary qualifications, be allowed to exercise the right to vote”; to defend and promote “by all possible and lawful means, the intellectual, moral, social, economic, political and general public interests and welfare of the East Indian community as a whole”; and to “promote among the East Indians fellowship and social conversation and the exchange of thoughts and ideas by means of public sports, amusements, conferences and conventions”.

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