Washington D.C. Business News

Washington D.C. Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Washington D.C. (District of Columbia), U.S.A. (D.C., DC), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.

Former Military Officers Seek Greater Due Process for CA Bonus Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two former military officers of the Washington D.C. law firm of Jordan Guydon sent letters today to U.S. Senator Boxer, other Congressional leaders, the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Army, urging the strengthening of due process for the California National Guard bonus recipients. The two are Darlye Jordan, managing partner of the firm and a former Army major who advised commanders during the Gulf War; and, Howard G. Cooley, of-counsel, and a retired Army colonel.

Oracle Group Hosts Actress and Author of ‘Around The Way Girl’ Taraji P. Henson with Author, ‘Awesomely’ Luvvie Ajayi

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Literary PR & Marketing Firm, The Oracle Group International announced that in celebration of their 10th year in operation, they will host the Washington D.C. “Homecoming” book tour stop for Award Winning Actress and now Author Taraji P. Henson on Oct. 22.

An Exquisite Evening of Music and Dance Honoring The Culture and Contributions of Africans Across The Diaspora

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brought to you by The Adinkra Group, “Birthright 2016” is a captivating evening of live intergenerational performances by Washington D.C.’s most talented African dance and drumming ensemble and special invited guests. A night of elegance, August 20, 2016, with guests sheathed in African chic couture sets the back drop for the electric and inviting atmosphere attendees have come to know and love when attending this event.

Brand New Novel Challenges Stereotypes by Featuring a Muslim Heroine

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At the peak of a highly controversial election year, a new thriller for young-adults has recently been published featuring a teenaged Muslim girl as the protagonist. “The Storyteller and the Terrorist in Our Newsfeeds,” by Amina Derbi, is about the rise and fall of seventeen-year-old Najmah Qamar, a passionate storyteller who ends up living through her worst fears as her tales come to life.

Systems Evolution, Inc. (SEI) Announces New Washington, D.C. Office – Opens July 1

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Systems Evolution, Inc. (SEI), an employee-owned business and technology management consulting firm consistently named one of Consulting Magazine’s Top Places to Work, has opened a new location to serve clients in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

LeaseAccelerator and Riveron Consulting to Co-Present in ClearLaw Institute Webinar on New Lease Accounting Standards

GREAT FALLS, Va. and WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeaseAccelerator and Riveron Consulting announced today that they will be co-presenting on a forthcoming ClearLaw Institute Webinar about the new lease accounting standards. Issued earlier this year, the new standards, FASB ASU 2016-02 (or Topic 842) for US GAAP and IFRS 16, will require companies to track virtually all real estate and equipment leases as assets and liabilities on their balance sheets starting as early as 2019.

Showing Up for Underserved Public School Students, A Civil Rights Journey Toward Social Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It has been mentioned by many politicians that everybody has a lobbyist except public school children – which means that when critical decisions are made about public schools the loudest voices tend to be well-paid lobbyists, not parents and community stakeholders. COPACS, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit wants parents and community stakeholders across gender, age, socioeconomic status, and ethnic groups to level this playing field.

Sports Documentary Film Premiere: ‘Muerte O Gloria: The Rise of the American Soccer Fan’

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Resulting Impact Film Productions presents ‘Muerte O Gloria: The Rise of the American Soccer Fan,’ a documentary film about the Barra Brava, the fan supporter group for the DC United Soccer Club from Washington, D.C. The Barra Brava was the first supporters group of its kind in Major League Soccer.

International Jazz Legend and Soul Makossa Artist Manu Dibango to Publish English Memoir with Oracle Group International

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Oracle Group International debuts its Publishing Division with the acquisition of the memoir of Cameroonian born international jazz legend Manu Dibango to be released on December 1, 2015. To support the publication of this endeavor, Manu Dibango will embark on a U.S. Tour scheduled to coincide with the release of this book.

Lack of Reimbursement for Healthcare Interpreting Services is Unsustainable

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A white paper titled ‘The Perfect Storm,’ co-authored by Izabel E. T. de V. Souza, and Louis F. Provenzano Jr., has just been published, calling for a multi-stakeholder national effort to reimburse medical interpreting (MI) services.

Families Overjoyed as the U.S. House of Representatives passes the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act (S.2746/H.R.669)

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘After six years in Congress, I am overwhelmed with the bill’s passage,’ said Laura Crandall, SUDC Foundation President and mother of Maria who died inexplicably at the age of 15 months. ‘This legislation marks the first time our federal government even recognizes the existence of sudden unexplained deaths of children after their first birthday. I am proud of our government today.’

Senate HELP Committee approves Sudden Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act (S.2746/H.R.669)

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 20, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The SUDC Foundation applauds the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on their passage of the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act (S.2746/H.R.669).

Blue Ribbon Events Launches in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With over 15 years of experience coordinating events and providing protocol guidance to senior U.S. government officials and Members of Congress, today, Gretchen Learman Burrier, announced the formal launch of her special events and international protocol company Blue Ribbon Events. The name Blue Ribbon Events is based on her passion for all things equestrian.

President Obama will be asked to consider the early release of famous con man Steve Comisar currently in Federal Prison

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prominent defense attorney Jeremy Gordon will ask President Obama to commute the sentence of famous con man and actor Steve Comisar, who is currently in federal prison serving an ‘excessive sentence’ for fraud.

Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want To Be

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Coming on the heels of Lupita Nyong’o’s rise to fame, ‘Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want To Be’ (ISBN: 9780996097802; Kkula Media; Paperback; May 13, 2014) written by East African sisters, Christine K. St. Vil and Julian B. Kiganda, pulls no punches, offering readers a unique and practical guide to self discovery and authentic living.

SuiteAmerica Commits to Feed the Hungry

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Move For Hunger is thrilled to announce that SuiteAmerica is the first nationwide corporate housing provider to join the only international network of relocation companies dedicated to ending hunger.

Black Men’s Xchange Celebrates 25 Years with New State-of-the-Art Community Space in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Black Men’s Xchange (BMX), the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to the empowerment of diverse Black males, recently celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a festive gathering at their new, state-of-the-art community space in Northeast D.C. The event was co-sponsored in partnership with celebrated D.C. staple Al Sura, Inc., a non-profit public charity foundation.

It’s Official: Blacks Voted at Higher Rate than Whites in 2012 Election and Black Women Surpassed Everyone

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable issued the following statement in response to a U.S. Census Bureau report released yesterday finding that about two in three eligible blacks (66.2 percent) voted in the 2012 presidential election, higher than the 64.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites who did so.

Rsignia, Inc. Announces the Formation of Their New Research and Development Division Rsignia Innovation Labs

COLUMBIA, Md., July 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rsignia, Inc. today announced the formation of Rsignia Innovation Labs. Rsignia Innovation Labs will focus on forward-thinking ideas and skip-generation concepts addressing concerns projected well into the future in our nation’s critical infrastructure. The creation of this division of Rsignia is driven by the need for advanced research and development of cyber security solutions that address not only the threats we face today, but also future network security issues.

Remembering Flopsy Parker, the $7.50 Rabbit That Tried to Change the World for Real Easter Bunnies

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘The Easter Bunny That Grew Up’ (ISBN: 978-1-4685-5496-0) is a children’s book that pays tribute to a little rabbit that captured the hearts of people around the world on Facebook and the contributions he made to rabbits in rescues and shelters. On September 26th, 2010 Gretta Parker started a journey she was not planning on when she adopted a little white rabbit for $7.50 from a local shelter.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards iFOS Multi-Year Contract to Provide Professional Support Services for Financial Computer Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS), LLC, announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Agency has awarded a multi-year contract to provide application development, maintenance and support for the agency national financial systems.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Toys for Tots

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 9, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gingrich Foundation is proud to honor the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation as its December Charity of the Month. Toys for Tots distributes millions of gifts each Christmas to brighten the holidays of our nation’s less fortunate children.

Conservatory Craftsmen Hired to Restore Splendor to Capitol Hill’s Old Naval Hospital

WASHINGTON D.C., Nov. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Conservatory Craftsmen is honored to have been chosen to work on the Hill Center project with Bell Architects to restore the Old Naval Hospital on Capitol Hill.

World Women Trade Fair Nigeria Trade Mission to the USA – ‘Building Cultural Economy and Trade’

ABUJA, Nigeria, and WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 17, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mallam Mukhtar Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Senior Special Adviser to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan to Travel to USA in December With World Women Trade Fair Nigeria Women Entrepreneurs, the National Poverty Eradication Program (NAPEP) and the Federal Capital Territories Social Development Officials led by Honorable Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, Minister of State Federal Capital Territories.

Ecologic Launches The Global Lessor Network in China

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 8, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ecologic Leasing Services announced today that it has launched The Global Lessor Network 2.0 in China. ‘Our corporate lessee clients and our vendor captive clients have been asking us to help them find, engage, and transact with new lessors in China for several years,’ stated Michael Keeler, CEO, Ecologic Leasing Services.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the National Breast Cancer Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) as its October Charity of the Month.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security awards iFOS contract to provide Acquisition Support Services

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS) announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded a contract to provide acquisition support services to the Office of Procurement Operations (OPO), Department of Operations Acquisition Division. Through the awarded contract, iFOS will provide OPO with document management, technology enhancement and acquisition support services.

Ecologic Releases The Global Lessor Network 2.0 – Enhanced Service Brings New Equipment Leasing Opportunities to Registered Lessors

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 3, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ecologic Leasing Services announced today that it has launched The Global Lessor Network 2.0. The enhanced service matches new equipment leasing opportunities from lessees located around the world with qualified lessors that are registered in The Global Lessor Network 2.0.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Reading Is Fundamental

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In Recognition of International Literacy Day, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized Reading Is Fundamental as its September Charity of the Month. For nearly 45 years, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) has provided books to children to foster a love of reading and develop skills that are critical to learning.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the National Military Families Association

WASHINGTON, D.C.(SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of those Americans whose loved ones serve in the United States Military, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized the National Military Family Association as its August Charity of the Month.

Long-term Care Advocate Dr. Marion Finds Common Ground with the Dalai Lama and Tibet’s Prime Minister in Exile

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Friday, July 15, universal principles of eldercare were affirmed by exiled Tibetan leaders and Dr. Marion Somers, the pre-eminent U.S. advocate for better long-term care. Dr. Marion was in Washington, D.C., representing the 3in4 Association on a national tour.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as Charity of the Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of Independence Day and Thomas Jefferson, the author of our Declaration of Independence, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as its Charity of the Month for July.

VLP Honored with Quality of Life Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) presented Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) its annual Constance L. Belfiore Quality of Life Award, honoring the firm for providing an exceptional quality of life in the workplace through policies that support significant flexibility and autonomy for its attorneys and staff.

Nine Days that Changed the World a Finalist for Best Documentary at Mirabile Dictu International Catholic Film Festival

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Nine Days that Changed the World,’ hosted by Newt and Callista Gingrich, has been selected as a Finalist for Best Documentary at the second annual Mirabile Dictu International Catholic Film Festival in Vatican City, placing as one of the top three finalists in the category. This documentary is produced by Citizens United Productions in association with Gingrich Productions and Peace River Company.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Boy Scouts of America as Charity of the Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gingrich Foundation has selected the Boy Scouts of America as Charity of the Month for June in commemoration of President Woodrow Wilson’s signing into law a national charter for the Boy Scouts of America on June 15, 1916.

Strengthening the Electric Transmission Grid Would Be a Boon to the Economy, WIRES Study Finds

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new analysis commissioned by WIRES shows that annual investment in new electric transmission facilities could soon reach $12-$16 billion in the United States, resulting in $30 – $40 billion in annual economic activity. This translates into support for 150,000 – 200,000 new full-time jobs in the U.S. in each of the next 20 years and between 20,000 and 50,000 new jobs each year in Canada.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Freedom Alliance in Honor of Military Appreciation Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In observance of Military Appreciation Month, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized Freedom Alliance as Charity of the Month this May for the organization’s commitment to honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform and their families.

Gingrich Productions to Premiere Documentary on American Exceptionalism

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Newt and Callista Gingrich, in partnership with Citizens United Productions and Peace River Company, will premiere their new documentary, ‘A City Upon A Hill: The Spirit of American Exceptionalism,’ on Friday, April 29 at the Carnegie Institute for Science in Washington, D.C.

The Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the Autism Society as Charity of the Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, the Gingrich Foundation has selected the Autism Society as Charity of the Month, recognizing the organization’s devotion to improving the lives of all individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders.

OASA Records to Auction Rare Live Rehearsal Tape Featuring Aretha Franklin and the Late Van McCoy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OASA Records announced this week its silent auction of a live and rare rehearsal tape, never heard before, featuring Aretha Franklin and the late Van McCoy singing a tune titled, ‘I Was Made for You, You Were Made for Me.’

Nine Days that Changed the World Receives Dual Honors at 32nd Annual Telly Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Nine Days that Changed the World,’ hosted by Newt and Callista Gingrich, and produced by Citizens United Productions in association with Gingrich Productions and Peace River Company, has received dual honors at the 32nd Annual Telly Awards, winning a Silver Award in the category of Religion and Spirituality, and a Bronze Award in the category of History and Biography. A Silver Award is the Telly’s highest honor.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Girl Scouts of the USA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of Women’s History Month, the Gingrich Foundation has selected Girl Scouts of the USA as its Charity of the Month for March. Girl Scouts of the USA has become a premier leadership experience for young women since its founding in March 1912 when founder Juliette ‘Daisy’ Gordon Low saw the need to mentor and encourage girls.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the American Heart Association in Honor of American Heart Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of American Heart Month this February, the Gingrich Foundation, founded by Callista and Newt Gingrich, has selected the American Heart Association as its Charity of the Month for its commitment to improving cardiovascular health for all Americans.

Ravi Singh, Campaign Marketing Guru, on Cala on CNN en Espanol

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Monday, January 31st on Cala, journalist Ismael Cala will interview Ravi Singh, a young Indian marketing guru who has been behind several digital political campaigns around the world.

Only Two Days Remain to Support Your National Parks in Bid for $1 Million Grant from Lowe’s

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two days remain to support America’s national parks with just one ‘click.’ Each click will cast a vote directly benefiting America’s national parks through a grant to the National Park Foundation in the ongoing $1 million Lowe’s Community Giving Campaign.

Eight Days Remain to Support Your National Parks in Online Voting Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Now through January 21, one ‘click’ will directly benefit America’s national parks by casting a vote for the National Park Foundation in the $1 million Lowe’s Community Giving Campaign. With only eight days remaining, the national parks need your help. The Foundation encourages supporters to vote daily. The National Park Foundation is one of four charities competing for the grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Education Foundation.

Gingrich Foundation Honors Catholic Charities USA as Charity of the Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This January, as part of its ongoing Charity of the Month program, the Gingrich Foundation honors Catholic Charities USA for its outstanding legacy of service to those in need.

Gingrich Foundation Designates Alzheimer’s Association as Charity of the Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gingrich Foundation has designated the Alzheimer’s Association as part of the Gingrich Foundation’s Charity of the Month program. Each month the Gingrich Foundation selects a charity, which is recommended to over 700,000 readers of the Newt Gingrich Human Events weekly newsletter.

Noted Financial Consultant Toussaint Gaskins Releases Debut Book, ‘The Personal Finance Kit’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Renowned financial consultant Toussaint Gaskins has announced the release of ‘The Personal Finance Kit: The Practical Management Resource Guide’ (ISBN: 9781562297572) a user-friendly road map which he says is designed to ‘educate, enlighten and empower’ readers and help them reach their financial goals.

Veterans Split on Kagan Endorsement

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The endorsement of Congressman Steve Kagan by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Political Action Committee has been called ‘preposterous’ by the Chairman of Patriotic Veterans Inc due to Kagan’s alleged ‘consistent lack of support for our troops in the field.’

An Evening with Terry McMillan in Washington D.C. to Discuss Waiting to Exhale Sequel ‘Getting to Happy’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Oracle Group announces that, on September 9, 2010 New York Times Best Selling Author Terry McMillan will discuss her highly anticipated sequel to Waiting to Exhale titled: ‘Getting to Happy’ (ISBN: 978-0670022045, Hardcover; Viking) in the only official book signing event planned for Washington D.C. Guests will enjoy an exclusive evening of readings and receive signed copies of her extraordinary follow-up novel.

Melanie L. Campbell Receives Woman of Power Award from National Urban League

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In recognition of her outstanding contributions to civil rights, Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable, received the National Urban League’s ‘Women of Power Award’ last week at a star-studded luncheon held during the NUL’s Centennial Conference in D.C.

First Validated iPhone Medical Application for Depression and Anxiety

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M-3 Information entered the smart phone application environment by offering the M-3 Checklist, a scientifically validated screen for depression and anxiety disorders, at the iTunes store on Friday, April 30, 2010. Adapted from M-3 Information’s existing mymoodmonitor.com Web site, this mobile version, called mym3, provides the same validated mental health questionnaire optimized for smart phones.

Potomac Investments Manages Millions in Assets for Clients

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Financial estate and planning expert, John J. Cortale, senior vice president of investments, Potomac Investments, has assembled a team of financial experts with more than 30 years of combined experience. Cortale’s team knows what it takes to work with individual investors as well as large organizations to provide customized solutions backed by solid, research-driven investment strategies.

Newt Gingrich Names Dr. Jim Garlow to Chair Renewing American Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich today named Dr. Jim Garlow as Chairman of Renewing American Leadership (ReAL), the non-profit organization Gingrich created. Dr. Garlow is an author, communicator, commentator, historian, and cultural observer. For the last 14 years, he has served as Senior Pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, Calif., and will continue to do so.

Conservative PAC Says Joseph Kennedy Taking More Votes from Martha Coakley in U.S. Senate Race

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — William Greene, Chairman of the conservative online political action committee RightMarch.com PAC, announced today that Independent candidate Joseph Kennedy is taking enough votes from Martha Coakley to ensure her loss in the upcoming special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.

African American Environmental Justice Advocates Appeal to World Leaders to Honor Commitment to Communities Most Impacted by Climate Change

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, and WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Temperatures are rising at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen as negotiators scuffle to reach a consensus. Many African American environmental justice NGO representatives balance support for their own communities back home as the focus turns to President Obama’s speech this coming Friday. ‘We want to support our President, and certainly look forward to his speech,’ said Felicia M. Davis, representing Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative and Black Women’s Roundtable.

The Lessee Advocate Launches Publication for Equipment Lessees

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Lessee Advocate, LLC, announced today that it has launched the first publication dedicated to helping corporate equipment lessees improve their financial performance and leasing operations. The first issue of The Lessee Advocate includes an in-depth video interview with Ingemar Lanevi, Treasurer of NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP), and a detailed article about ‘How To Fix Poor End-of-term Performance.’ There is no fee for subscribing to the monthly newsletter.

Girls Write Now Receives 2009 Coming Up Taller Award from First Lady at The White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Write Now, a New York City organization that matches at-risk high school girls with professional women writers for mentoring and writing training, has been nationally recognized as one of 15 youth arts and humanities programs to receive the prestigious 2009 Coming Up Taller Award. Youth and adult representatives of the program traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend a White House ceremony on November 4, where they accepted the award from Mrs. Obama.

Campaign in the Box – ElectionMall Offers Innovative Technology Tools Bundled into One Single Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After nine years of providing technology to political campaigns ElectionMall.com has learned a few things about the common challenges many of their clients face. ‘Running for political office isn’t easy,’ describes ElectionMall CEO Ravi Singh. ‘We see a lot of campaigns that don’t know where to begin and are struggling to figure it all out.’