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Government News – including local, regional and national politics, public policy, campaigns and elections, ballots and bills, protests and marches, civics, and related governmental news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


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.

NUSTAR L.P. Virginia Beach Terminal in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Receives the Virginia ‘Star’ Designation Under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s (DOLI) Voluntary Protection Programs

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that the NuStar L.P. Terminal in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been certified as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the agency’s highest level of recognition for excellence in safety and health management systems.

AMI Expeditionary Healthcare LLC (AMI) Has Been Contracted by CDC to Provide Emergency Response Team Services in Support of the CDC

RESTON, Va., Nov. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The CDC has contracted AMI Expeditionary Healthcare LLC (AMI) to provide Commercial COVID-19 Emergency Response Team (C-C19ERT) services. This work includes sample collection, logistics, and quality control metrics to ensure subsequent, high-quality, CLIA laboratory testing.

Pompano Beach CRA Announces ‘Love Always, Pompano Beach’ Website and Marketing Campaign

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach CRA is proud to announce their new marketing campaign, “Love Always, Pompano Beach.” The all-encompassing annual program will feature local businesses located in the East CRA District, sharing special offers and experiences to attract residents and non-residents alike.

By Light Unit Awarded $83.7M Bridge Contract by DISA

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phacil, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of By Light Professional IT Services, has been awarded a bridge contract for a one-year base period with one, six-month option period with a total lifecycle value of $83.7M by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the Defense Information System Network (DISN) Technical Refresh Turnkey Support project via the ENCORE III Full and Open (F&O) suite contract.

‘I am Lauderhill’ Campaign Features City’s Police Officers – Short Form Videos Reveal Fun Facts about Local Law Enforcement

LAUDERHILL, Fla., Nov. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Lauderhill, in collaboration with the consulting firm RMA, has launched a new video campaign featuring local police officers sharing fun facts about themselves. The “I am Lauderhill-We are Lauderhill” segments are emailed to residents and other subscribers in the City’s official newsletter, Lauderhill Living and posted on social media.

First Ever ‘Better Together Small Business Saturday Market’ at ENKI Brewing to Celebrate Local Businesses

VICTORIA, Minn., Nov. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ENKI Brewing is proud to partner with several local small businesses and the City of Victoria to hold a special shopping event on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28. The new “Better Together Small Business Saturday Market” makes it easy for neighbors and visitors to Victoria to find unique holiday gifts for friends and family.

Indiana 5G Zone Launches as First to Demonstrate Quantum-Safe Encryption as A Service for 5G IoT Systems

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In September 2020, the quantum-safe XQ Message platform was successfully deployed at the Indiana 5G Zone’s Advanced Innovation & Test Lab in a service configuration. Quantum-safe encryption ensures that data can be kept safe from existing data exfiltration as well as future quantum computing attacks.

National Rural Water Association presents Idaho Rural Water Association with the 2020 State Association of the Year Award

BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) earns the 2020 State Association of the Year Award in the Awards of Excellence competition awarded by National Rural Water Association (NRWA). This is the second time IRWA has earned this award since its incorporation in Idaho in 1987.

NAES Southampton Power Station in Franklin, Virginia Receives the Virginia ‘Star’ Designation Under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Voluntary Protection Programs

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that NAES Southampton Power Station in Franklin, Virginia, has been recertified 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.

Smart Growth Strategies in Pompano Beach Are Protecting City from COVID-19 Fiscal Stress

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While other cities around the country are considering raising taxes, or already have, in response to budget shortfalls due to COVID-19, the Pompano Beach CRA has announced that residents of the City of Pompano Beach are experiencing one of the lowest tax rates in Broward County according to the recently released 2021 millage rates.

A Little-known WWI Anniversary Celebrates America’s Humanitarian Roots

DENVER, Colo., Oct. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Oct. 22, 1914, less than three months after the start of World War I, one of the largest food-relief programs the world has ever seen was begun when the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) was founded in London by a group of prominent Americans, according to Jeffrey B. Miller, author “Yanks behind the Lines: How the Commission for Relief in Belgium Saved Millions from Starvation during World War I” (ISBN 978-1538141649; Rowman & Littlefield).

Partnership Kicks Off 5G Tech Jobs and Research in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct. 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Celeres Capital, an investment and advisory firm based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, announced that the U.S. territory has secured a leadership role in communication technology with the Puerto Rico 5G Zone initiative. This laboratory is primed to enable companies, government entities, and academia to test applications and build new use cases for 5G networks, securing Puerto Rico’s future success.

Royse Events to Host the 2020 California Statewide Candidates Forum: The Future of California

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Royse Events LLC, a nonpartisan organizer of technology and policy events, today announced its upcoming 2020 California Statewide Candidates Forum. The CASC Forum will provide a virtual platform for candidates from across the state to briefly share their vision for California’s future.

DISA Awards By Light Team $198.9M Cloud-Based Internet Isolation Production OTA

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By Light Professional IT Services LLC has been awarded a $198.9M, 5-year production Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the Cloud-Based Internet Isolation (CBII) Program. By Light as the prime contractor for this OTA, with teammate Menlo Security, Inc., are together delivering this next-generation Isolation Platform to protect Department of Defense (DoD) networks worldwide.

September is National Preparedness Month: Statewide Mutual Aid Network Provides 24/7 Response to Illinois Communities

ST. CHARLES, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Communities are continuing clean-up efforts following the summer’s severe weather events, says Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network. This includes an Aug. 10 storm classified by the National Weather Service as a Derecho that produced widespread damage to trees, power lines, buildings, and vehicles from hurricane-force winds and 11 tornadoes.

Ohio Veterans Launch Camp Freeman GoFundMe campaign and website to begin construction on their first non-profit Veterans’ Retreat

NEWARK, Ohio, Sept. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Camp Freeman, a Veteran Owned Ohio Non-Profit 501(c)(3) has been established to support homeless, at-risk, disabled, and transitioning veterans. Camp Freeman is launching their fundraising campaign on Gofundme.com September 11th, 2020 with a goal of $2.9 million to build their first regional facility and headquarters right here in central Ohio.

Pompano Beach CRA Announces a Special McNab House Presentation

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pompano Beach residents are encouraged to attend a special presentation about the McNab House & Botanical Gardens during a virtual Pompano Beach CRA meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 1 p.m. The presentation will introduce Randy Hollingworth, Director of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban Design from the award-winning, international firm Bermello, Ajamil and Partners (B&A).

Rhotheta International Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Civil Air Patrol

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rhotheta International Inc., a full-service distributor of German-designed radio direction finders (DF), proudly announces the firm’s 20th anniversary of providing DF equipment to the United States Civil Air Patrol (CAP).

Phillip Snowden Formally Announces His Run for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District

MONROE, La., Aug. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Phillip Snowden Campaign announces, mentor and retired engineer, Phillip Snowden on August 29, 2020 will officially announce his candidacy to represent the hard-working people of Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District. The announcement will occur at 11 a.m. in his childhood home of Dubach, Louisiana near the Hamilton Warehouse Event Center (124 Hico Street).

Reonix Technologies Announces Budget Relief Program for Municipalities

DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reonix Technologies LLC has announced a new program offering to municipality’s water, wastewater and utilities sectors. With economic uncertainties and confusing social distancing protocols, budgets across the nation are being slashed and unemployment is trending upwards. The result is lower employee numbers and higher stress for those left to maintain day-to-day operations.

Tennessee’s 1st Democratic Nominee Blair Walsingham Announces the ‘Freedom Grant’

EIDSON, Tenn., Aug. 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blair Walsingham, Democratic Congressional nominee in Tennessee’s 1st District will award two “Freedom Grants,” $500/month for one year to district residents. Walsingham says that her Freedom Grant, not dependent upon a vote for her, is intended to “empower individuals to move beyond survival.”

Gordon Brush Receives a Letter of Commendation from the United States Army

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Aug. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The United States Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) commends Gordon Brush for the development of a “Chamber Brush” that cleans the main gun on the Abrams Tank, saving the Army $1.5 billion.

New Book Exposes Epidemic in ‘Agent Orange Roundup: Living with a Foot in Two Worlds’

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National Agent Orange Day is August 10. While COVID-19 races through the U.S. population, another invisible killer continues to rage among our already endangered population. Agent Orange continues to contaminate and kill civilians and veterans more than 50 years after spraying. Two Marines, Brent MacKinnon and Sandy Scull, have published a personal account detailing damage done to both body and soul: “Agent Orange Roundup: Living with a Foot in Two Worlds” (ISBN 978-1634989565).

Seattle Company, Oscilla Power, Developing Breakthrough Approach to Recharging Underwater Vehicles

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Oscilla Power, Inc. is proud to announce the receipt of a $200k grant from the US DOE to further develop technology that enables autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to recharge themselves using ocean waves. In this Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) project, Oscilla Power will collaborate with Lockheed Martin, through their Rotary and Mission Systems group.

Oz Sultan Announces Campaign for New York’s 30th District State Senate Seat

HARLEM, N.Y., July 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — District Leader Oz Sultan announced today that he is the reformed Republican candidate for New York’s 30th District for State Senate. Sultan, a Harlem resident, has gone from a Harlem Resident to a District Leader for the 70th Assembly.

‘Special Twins’ Tour of Duty Makes History

HOWELL, N.J., July 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid-Atlantic Multi-Specialty Surgical Group, L.L.C. (MAMSURG) is announcing that two of their providers, Vince and Vance Moss, Army Reservists, Colonels, and G.H.O.S.T. surgeons for U.S. Special Operations Command, are returning home from Afghanistan in support of Operation Resolute Support following a unique, unprecedented 6 month tour of duty.

Stand Up Delaware’s Reopen Schools Committee has submitted a White Paper to Governor Carney and Secretary of Education Susan Bunting

DOVER, Del., June 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stand Up Delaware, a Facebook group launched on April 13, 2020 by two special needs mothers, Lisa McCulley and Didi Figueroa, has formed a “Reopen Schools Committee” for the purpose of composing and launching a White Paper with a common sense, scientific, feasible approach to reopening our schools in Delaware.

RMA Presents Long-term Strategic Finance Action Plan for North Miami Beach

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla., June 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA presented their combined 5-Year Strategic Finance Plan and Action Plan for the City of North Miami Beach to the CRA Board on Thursday, June 25. The award-winning consulting firm developed a clear and concise roadmap to prioritize and guide redevelopment in the CRA area. This plan was unanimously approved by the Board.

National Community Stabilization Trust Announces Leadership of Two National Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, the National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) announced its leadership of two national initiatives. First, NCST announced the formation of the Homeownership Alliance, which will advocate for more resources and better policies to increase affordable homeownership opportunities for American families.

Dogs Trapped in Hot Cars – The Sacramento SPCA is Helping Keep Pets Safe

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the Sacramento region heads into an extremely hot week, one local animal welfare organization is taking action to help animals left in hot cars. The Sacramento SPCA is providing thermometers to all animal control officers in Sacramento County.

Mental Health Awareness License Plate Winning Design

LAFAYETTE, Calif., June 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BeingwellCA, a California 501(c)(3), submitted the initial design for the Mental Health Awareness License Plate to California Department of Education for DMV review.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and MAGLITE Partner with Pedestrian Safety Institute to Promote National Traffic Safety Awareness Month

ONTARIO, Calif., June 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and Mag Instrument, U.S. Manufacturer of the iconic MAGLITE flashlight, have partnered with the Pedestrian Safety Institute (PSI) to drive awareness of the deadliest days of the year for pedestrian and traffic fatalities in the Month of July.