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NBFAA Doubles Funding for Youth Scholarship Program

(c) Send2Press.comIRVING, Texas – Feb. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) has announced that the association has doubled funding of its national Youth Scholarship Program to $20,000. Winners of the national awards will receive $10,000 for first place, $7,500 for second place and $2,500 for third place.

Black Group Launches Two New TV Ads Blasting Cardin and Ford as Bad for Black Voters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blacks for Economic Security Today (BEST) on Saturday released two television advertisements that attack two Democratic candidates for turning their backs on the African-American population. To view: www.besttrustfund.org.

Department of Homeland Security Violates Whistleblower Protection Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Government Accountability Project (GAP) and the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) are challenging a decision by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to fire a Federal Air Marshal for revealing an unclassified plan that would have removed air marshals from nonstop long-distance flights, similar to those hijacked for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Department of Labor Approves NBFAA National Apprenticeship Program

IRVING, Texas – Oct. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship (OA) has approved NBFAA’s National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards for the occupation of Protective Signal Installer (Fire/Life Safety & Electronic Security Installer).

Illinois’ Black Legislators to Host Two-Day Community Engagement Summit and Scholarship Gala

MATTESON, Ill. – Oct. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the first time in five years and just five days before the upcoming mid-term election, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) will host a state-wide conference in hopes of engaging community activists, religious and business leaders and concerned citizens on a wide variety of issues. The two-day summit will take place Thursday and Friday, November 2 – 3, 2006 at the Matteson Holiday Inn located in south suburban Matteson Illinois.

Leading Political e-Greeting Card Website Offers New Print Tool for Campaign and Voters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. (electionmall.com), a non-partisan provider of technology to campaigns and elections, has re-launched one of its popular online political products, Eyardsigns.com, with a new on-demand print feature that allows campaigns and voters to produce professional quality postcards, invitations, and greeting cards all at their computer keyboard.

YES on 1 Campaign Urges Fair Coverage of the Wine at Food Stores Initiative

BOSTON, MA – Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To Editors and Reporters: As you may know, Question 1 on the November ballot will update Massachusetts law to allow grocery stores to apply for a locally approved license to sell wine to their customers. Naturally, Question 1 is opposed by liquor stores, who would prefer not to have competition from grocery stores in wine sales.

Police Therapist Continues to Provide Support Five Years After the September 11th Attacks

NEW YORK, NY – Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — September 11, 2006 marks the five-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon; Police psychotherapist, Peter Killeen, Director of The Police Connection, continues to provide support through counseling and working with the Port Authority police unions.

Proposed Public Agency Accountability Ballot Measure

LOS ANGELES, CA – Aug. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to CATRIPATI.com a ballot measure setting forth requirements for holding public agencies, public employees, and elected officials (including judges) accountable will be filed on August 31, 2006 with Bruce McPherson, California Secretary of State.

Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association: Independently Owned Pharmacies Face an Uncertain Future in Louisiana Due to Federal Budget Cuts

BATON ROUGE, LA – May 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With drastic federal cuts impending, most independent community pharmacies face a very uncertain future. ‘I’ve been in business for 10 years and this is the first time I’ve truly feared for the future of my business,’ said Ricky Guidry of Guidry’s Pharmacy in Iowa, Louisiana.

State Government Alert: Kentucky Defies Big Tobacco Lobbyists’ Pressure by Seeking A Flat Tax on Cigarette Sales

DALLAS, TX – Apr. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — StatesOnTheTake.com announced today that Kentucky State Government officials could withdraw from the Master Settlement Agreement (‘MSA’), despite fierce opposition from out-of-state, Big Tobacco lobbyists. The MSA was the original ‘Stealth Cartel,’ created under the guise of a “settlement” between Big Tobacco and the 46 state signatories.

California Ferret Lovers Plan Ballot Initiative to Legalize Ferrets

SAN DIEGO, CA – Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California ferret enthusiasts launched a new website in the latest attempt to legalize ferrets in California, one of only two states where they remain illegal. The new website for California Legalization Initiative for Ferrets is legalizeferrets.org.

Election Security Seal Program to Demonstrate on Capital Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At a first of a kind opportunity on Capitol Hill, members of Congress, congressional staffers, senior policy experts, and the staff of the Bush Administration will have the chance to view ElectionMall Technologies’ Election Security Seal Program at the Congressional Internet Advisory Committee Reception and Technology Fair.

Medicare Patients and Care Providers Fear Dire Consequences of Medicare Reform Bill

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A grass-roots effort to focus attention on disturbing elements of the Medicare reform legislation some Medicare beneficiaries and patient-care advocates call ‘frightening’ and ‘disastrous’ will begin with an organized protest outside the Bakersfield offices of House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Last Chance for Patient Choice (a 527 not-for-profit organization) plans to launch its nationwide advocacy effort on the eve of the final budget reconciliation bill vote (S. 1932) by the U.S. House of Representatives that will probably occur during the first week of February.

Missouri Firefighters Elect New Officers, Advocate for Members Legislatively

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jan. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Firefighters from across the state of Missouri have come together and elected new leadership for the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters (MSCFF) bringing a much needed and desired unity to the organization. The State Council is not only the exclusive statewide firefighter organization with over 5,600 employees throughout Missouri, but also the exclusive advocate for the courageous brothers and sisters of the fire and EMS service.

Size Matters Property Tax Proposed for California

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Jan. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Because someone has to step up and suggest something: this year’s StateoftheState.com address deals with California’s property tax — All aspects of California Proposition 13 on property taxes are to remain the same except that homes of ‘4,000 square feet or more’ are to pay an additional 1%.

Historic Announcement in Mexican Politics: ElectionMall to Bring Technology to Mexican Candidates for 2006

MONTERREY, Mexico – Dec. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ElectionMall Technologies, Inc., a non-partisan leading provider for campaigns and elections technology worldwide headquartered in Washington D.C., has launched the first website of its kind in Mexico to provide services, tools, and products to candidates, political organizations, and voters in anticipation of the upcoming 2006 Mexican elections.

ElectionMall Develops Powerful Email System for Campaigns and Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ElectionMall Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company in campaigns and elections, announces the launching of its Get-Out-the-E-mail system. ElectionMall’s Get-Out-the-Email system is a one-of-a-kind advanced application that is tailored to those that are involved in the campaigns.

First Ever E-Democracy Symposium: ‘Campaign Guru’ to Speak

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – July 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Online campaigning expert and CEO of ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. Ravi Singh will discuss how candidates engage and inform voters through the Internet at the first ever international conference focused on local e-democracy. The International Symposium on Local E-Democracy will explore leading e-democracy trends around the world and will include field visits to area government and community e-democracy projects.

First Ever Webmaster Certificate Program Announced

LAS VEGAS, NV – July 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Online campaigning expert and CEO of ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. (www.electionmall.com) Ravi Singh announced the launch of the first-ever webmaster certificate seminar. The webmaster seminar, which is being conducted by ElectionMall Academy, will provide political activists and campaign managers with the necessary knowledge to utilize the expanding role of technology in campaigns.

MEDIA STATEMENT: Blogger & FEC Government Hearings Alternative – ‘ElectionMall.com introduces Blogger Identity Seal (BIS)’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to the proposed FEC regulations of Internet web logs, ElectionMall Technologies, Inc., a leading non-partisan provider of on-line campaign technology solutions, is developing a Blogger Identity Seal (BIS). BIS will provide an alternative to the FEC government concern that Bloggers must ‘identify’ themselves as a media or non-media identity.

ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. to Sponsor Personal Democracy Forum Conference: Ravi Singh to Speak on New Technologies for Campaigns

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Campaign technology company, ElectionMall Technologies, Inc., today announced its sponsorship of the Personal Democracy Forum Conference. The event is taking place today at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center in New York City. The second annual conference will bring together online technology experts and political insiders to discuss new trends in political technology. Ravi Singh, CEO and founder of ElectionMall Technologies, Inc., will be a featured speaker at the event.

New Movement To End U.S. Occupation Of Iraq Launches National Counting The Cost Event May 15

PHILADELPHIA, PA – May 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — People from around the country are signing up at www.countingthecost.org to wear numbers symbolizing the over 100,000 civilians and soldiers who died because of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Motivated by new information on the numbers of deaths in Iraq, and the lack of national discussion, participants from Alaska to Arizona, Boston to Baltimore, are signing up to participate in a simple but dramatic gesture. On May 15th across the country, Counting the Cost participants will wear their numbers and demonstrate – in silent vigils to large public die-ins.

Ukraine’s Maidan International Election Observation Group: Moldovan Parliamentary Elections Flawed

KYIV, Ukraine /Send2Press Newswire/ — The Maidan International Election Observation Group (the Maidan Group) believes that some parts of the Parliamentary Election in the Republic of Moldova were free and democratic but with violations reported in several parts of the country.

ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. Sponsors eNaugural.com Ball

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Campaign technology company, ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. announced Wednesday that it will sponsor the high-profile, high-tech inaugural night celebration, eNaugural.com Ball. The event will be a coming together of leaders of the high-tech community, elected officials and the media to celebrate the start of the President George W. Bush’s second term.