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American Freedom Foundation Launches ‘Your Next Mission’ – A New Initiative Supporting Our Veterans

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Freedom Foundation announces Your Next Mission™– a new initiative supporting our Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses as they transition from military to civilian life. The goal of Your Next Mission™ is to help our Veterans write the next chapter of their lives and to make a real impact in the lives of those who have served our country.

Attorney, Mother and Child Advocate Melissa Martz Announces Bid for Florida’s 18th Congressional District

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A tenacious fighter, attorney, mother and anti-child sex trafficking advocate, Melissa Martz begins her congressional campaign to unseat U.S. Congressman Brian Mast in 2022. A main tenet of her platform is to protect the inalienable rights and innate value of each individual in District 18, which covers parts of Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Jupiter and Palm Beach.

Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable Break from Battling Voter Suppression to Honor Valiant Women of the Vote

ATLANTA, Ga., April 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite the ongoing efforts of many leaders to suppress the voices of Georgia residents, Black and Brown voters turned out in record numbers, electing the most diverse leadership in the state’s history. The Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda’s women’s network, Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) recognized the historic leadership of local Black women.

Environmental Justice Leader Mustafa Ali to Dialogue with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy at BIPOC Climate Justice Virtual Event

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After an introduction by U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry, environmental justice leader, Mustafa Santiago Ali, will discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s approach to climate justice with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy during a panel discussion at the day-long virtual BIPOC Climate Justice event, HBCU Green Fund announced .

Virginia Passes Two Bills Increasing Access to Midwifery Care

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s been a busy and productive legislative season for the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). The organization is anticipating several wins across the country, but right now is thrilled that two bills in the Commonwealth of Virginia were signed by Governor Ralph Northam this month.

Indiana 5G Zone Launches Exclusive Opportunity to Accelerate 5G Innovations

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Indiana 5G Zone (IN5GZ), a virtual and practical onsite innovation lab, is excited to announce an exclusive opportunity for companies, universities, governments and students to innovate and grow among some of the United States’ most promising innovations in various SMART verticals.

Performance Defense Partners with NineTwelve, Bringing 5G Enabled Mission Critical IoT Solutions

PHOENIX, Ariz., March 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Performance Defense, a trusted engineering services and solutions provider for safety and mission critical industries, and NineTwelve Institute, a full-suite software and 5G rapid development provider, today announced a partnership, that would do DO178 certification ready 5G IoT gateway for the first time.

Congressman Ron Kind praises vaccination clinic in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis., March 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AMI Expeditionary Healthcare along with three partnering organizations – the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, the Department of Health Services and the La Crosse County Health Department – welcomed Rep. Ron Kind, on March 23, as he toured a COVID-19 vaccination site that has distributed more than 2,000 doses since its opening on March 9.

AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) Contracted by The State of Louisiana to Provide Medical and Surgical Staff to Support 400+ Intensive Care Unit and Hospital Beds for 12-24 Months

RESTON, Va., March 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) will be providing comprehensive, independent, and turnkey operation management for The State of Louisiana as they fight the surge of COVID-19 positive cases during this public health emergency.

GSA IT MAS Contract Awarded to Synergetics

FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Synergetics has been awarded the General Services Administration (GSA) IT MAS Contract, after a thorough assessment from the GSA. This award is a testament to Synergetics’ competencies, execution, and customer success.

Governor Abbot’s Disaster Declaration Recognizes Dire Relief Support but the Texas Department Licensing and Regulation’s (TDLR) Responsive Mold Regulation Changes Wrongly Backs Emergency Licensed Mold Remediation Efforts, a Threat to Public Health and Safety

AUSTIN, Texas, March 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to the announcement issued by Governor Abbot on February 12, 2021, in regard to the severe winter weather that caused statewide damage, the Texas Mold Assessors and Remediators Association (TMARA), the leading professional organization dedicated to protecting consumers throughout Texas, issued the following statement:

Twenty-Nine States Proclaim March SUDC Awareness Month for Unexplained Childhood Deaths

ROSELAND, N.J., March 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) Foundation thanks Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming for making statewide proclamations declaring March 2021 as SUDC Awareness Month.

Stand with Georgia Virtual March Will Launch Black Youth Vote Georgia Campaign to Fight Biased Voter Suppression Laws and Promote John Lewis VRAA

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Black Youth Vote Georgia (BYV GA) will host the intergenerational Stand With Georgia Virtual March to launch “Don’t Bother My Ballot,” a youth-led campaign to fight oppressive voter suppression laws recently introduced by Georgia legislators and to promote the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Senate Reintroduces Legislation to Federally Invest in Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Program

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yesterday, the Senate reintroduced the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA) Act, critical legislation that seeks to reduce the disparate maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates, especially among Black and Brown birthing people and infants. The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) strongly supports the MOMMA Act.

Monument to an African American Patriot Drummer? You Bet!

BEAUFORT, S.C., Feb. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the Georgia American Revolution Preservation Alliance, if one battlefield archaeologist had his way, the first monument placed on the newly preserved Battle of Beaufort, SC site would not be to the two signers of the Declaration of Independence who also fought there.

North Carolina Business Experiences Growth Despite Challenging Times for Many Early-stage N.C. Companies

DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since the pandemic struck last year, many businesses have struggled to stay afloat and others unfortunately, have had to close their doors. But Trash Can Cleaning USA, a HUB-certified North Carolina company, has not been one of them. It’s managed to flourish in times of economic uncertainty, and that’s mostly due to its service offering – a unique way to keep customers’ trash and recycle cans clean.

One Good Job Leads to A World of Great Outcomes – Robotic Process Automation Comes to Clarksdale, Mississippi

CLARKSDALE, Miss., Feb. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “What is the value of one good job?” asks Crossroads Economic Partnership. For Spencer George, it means higher income and better well-being for himself and family. It also means understanding his own higher potential. (VIDEO)

Printpack Williamsburg Receives the Virginia ‘Star’ Designation Under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s (DOLI) Voluntary Protection Programs

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Printpack in Williamsburg, Virginia, has been approved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia’s Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the agency’s highest level of recognition for excellence in safety and health management systems.

Amarillo Among Tops in the Nation in COVID-19 Vaccination Rate

AMARILLO, Texas, Feb. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Amarillo is leading the way in getting the COVID-19 vaccine to the public. According to online data from covidactnow.org, the Amarillo metro area is among the top metro areas in the nation in COVID-19 vaccinations.

SECDEF Urged to Protect Troops from Sexual Assault Through Equity Boards

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Washington D.C., metropolitan-based law firm of Jordan Guydon, LLP, announced today a plan to reduce sexual assault and harassment in the military. “Our plan recommends that Secretary of Defense Austin update 75-year-old architecture,” said managing partner Attorney Daryle A. Jordan, a former Army lawyer and veteran of the Gulf War.

Blockit COVID-19 Operations Platform Powers Big City Vaccination

MCKINNEY, Texas, Feb. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blockit Inc., a leading provider of digital care coordination solutions, has been on the front lines of the pandemic, providing a no-cost adaptation of their deeply integrated and highly sophisticated healthcare scheduling platform to be utilized toward COVID-19 relief efforts. Today, Blockit announced that its vaccine scheduling solution is now being used by over 350 organizations responsible for scheduling over 400,000 vaccines.

By Light Awarded $38.2M Contract by DISA

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phacil, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of By Light Professional IT Services LLC, has been awarded a bridge contract for a six-month base period with two, three-month option periods with a total value of $38.2M by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Secure Systems Engineering and Evolution Support project via the Encore III Full and Open (F&O) contract.

US Space Force Awards $285M IDIQ Contract to ACS, By Light JV FSO

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Full Spectrum Operations, LLC, (FSO), an SBA-approved, Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture (JV) between American Communications Solutions LLC (ACS), and By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light), has been awarded a contract for Eastern Western Operational Communications Services (EWOCS).

Randy Robinson Joins Black Sage from the Air Force Research Laboratory

BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Black Sage is proud to announce and welcome Randy Robinson as Director of Government Operations. Mr. Robinson served the United States Air Force for a total of thirty-five years, twenty years in active-duty and fifteen years working at the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

Nation’s Top 5G Experts come together for Indiana 5G Zone’s First Quarterly Innovation Event

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Indiana 5G Zone is hosting its first Quarterly Innovation Event on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 1 p.m. EST. This virtual event will consist of several of the nation’s top 5G experts discussing the industry and a variety of other 5G-related topics. The event is free and open to the public.

Come Live, Work, Grow and Prosper in Amarillo, Texas

AMARILLO, Texas, Jan. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Airport officials at the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport today unveiled the Airport’s new corporate image piece “Taking Flight, Experience Amarillo.” The new corporate image piece is the latest in the Airport’s on-going aviation and non-aviation business development initiative in conjunction with its community partnership, Taking Flight – Amarillo.

Federal Bill to Address Unexpected Child, Infant Deaths is Now Law

ROSELAND, N.J., Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The SUDC Foundation applauds final passage of Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act. This legislation was introduced by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Doug Jones (D-AL) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (WI-04), Tom Cole (OK-04) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03).

The country’s most successful non-partisan congressional candidate Michael Moore announces 2022 campaign

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2020 Michael Moore challenged incumbent Democrat Ilhan Omar for Minnesota’s fifth congressional district. Moore was the only U.S. congressional candidate in the country facing both a Republican and Democratic candidate who received more than 9% of the general election vote. Today Moore’s campaign announced they will again challenge Omar.

Grand Opening of the Indiana 5G Zone, the first Practical 5G Innovation Lab

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NineTwelve Announces the Grand Opening of the Indiana 5G Zone, a virtual and onsite practical innovation lab. NineTwelve’s 5G laboratory in downtown Indianapolis means significant speed and quantum encryption are possible for technologists, businesses, and visitors throughout Indiana and its worldwide network.

Kick-Off of John Lewis Good Trouble Marches and Votercades Through Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – MEDIA ADVISORY — Just a day before they must fight in court against the purging of Georgia voters, the Transformative Justice Coalition and Rainbow PUSH Coalition will join the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, community leaders and organizers from across the state for a press conference to kick-off the John Lewis “Good Trouble” March and Votercades to mobilize voters for the U.S. Senate runoff races and Public Service Commission race on Jan 5, 2021.

NYC Mayor Candidate Campaigns for Back to Life to Real Solutions

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cleopatra Fitzgerald is a New York City native and she’s announcing her 2021 run for mayor. The Cleopatra Fitzgerald For The Five Boroughs campaign message is: “Back to life to real solutions.”

Pompano Beach Arts presents Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is proud to present the 3rd Annual Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival, an enriching and entertaining showcase of the best local and national spoken word artists and writers. While poets will be competing live at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center from December 10-12, due to COVID-19, the festival will be live streamed to the public.

Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda Expands GOTV Activities for Georgia Senate Runoff Amid Ongoing Efforts to Disenfranchise Black Voters

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ongoing efforts to suppress and invalidate the voices of Black voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia have galvanized the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda (Peoples’ Agenda), Clayton County Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and other groups to register, educate and mobilize voters for the upcoming Senate runoff elections.

Dominion Energy – Surry Power Station in Surry, Va. Receives Their Fourth ‘Virginia Star’ Designation Under the Department of Labor and Industry’s Voluntary Protection Program

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Dominion Energy Surry Power Station in Surry, Virginia, has been recertified as a Virginia STAR Worksite under Virginia’s Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), the program’s highest level of recognition.

Ed ‘NJWeedman’ Forchion Wages His Own War on Drugs – Sues the State of New Jersey Over ‘Bait and Switch’ Cannabis Regulation Laws

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The ‘war on drugs’ has just taken a wicked left turn. On Friday, November 20, 2020, one of marijuana’s staunchest supporters, Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion held an online press conference at his NJWeedman’s Joint location, contesting New Jersey’s recent legalization of cannabis. (Case 3:20-cv-16582-PGS-TJB FORCHION v. MURPHY.)

RMA’s Consulting Strategies Result in Multiple Client Wins at FRA Awards

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA is proud to announce that their city clients won three of the fourteen awards bestowed by the Florida Redevelopment Association, including the prestigious President’s Award. RMA provides staffing services for the West Palm Beach CRA and provides economic development and real estate consultancy services for the City of Deltona. The FRA award ceremony was presented virtually on November 19, 2020.

Pompano Beach CRA Wins FRA Award for Atlantic Boulevard Bridge Enhancement

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach CRA is proud to announce that the Atlantic Boulevard Bridge Enhancement is the 2020 winner of the Best Transportation Transit Enhancement category at the annual Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Awards, which were bestowed November 19, 2020.

Johns Manville in Richmond, Virginia Receives its Second ‘Star’ Designation Under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Voluntary Protection Program

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Johns Manville in Richmond, Virginia has been approved as a STAR Worksite under Virginia’s Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), the program’s highest level of recognition. The facility was honored with their first Certificate of Recognition issued on January 21, 2015.

EveryLibrary’s One Book, One Congress Campaign Raises Awareness of Role of Libraries

RIVERSIDE, Ill., Nov. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What if every member of Congress read the same book? And what if that book was about libraries? That’s the question that EveryLibrary posed as the basis for their recently launched One Book, One Congress campaign. Every $20 raised by the One Book, One Congress campaign will be used to send a copy of the book “Inspiring Library Stories” to a member of Congress.

The Team Shawnie Advocacy Group Unveils Bill To Protect Children With Disabilities

SEEKONK, Mass., Nov. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Team Shawnie Advocacy Group, an over-watch children’s advocate agency based in Seekonk, MA, has been working vigorously alongside State Representative, Steven Howitt (R), Bristol County to implement Bill H. 132 (Shawnie Bill) that would close loopholes in our Mental Health Care system in Massachusetts. Because of these loopholes, abuse of incapacitated children and adolescents occur daily.