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2011-01-27 07:10:00

Consumer Watchdog, an advocacy group that has focused much of its attention in recent years on Google's privacy practices, debuted its new animated satire -- "Mr. Schmidt Goes to Washington" -- on the streets of Washington DC, as part of its case for why Congress should call Google CEO Eric Schmidt to testify under oath about the Wi-Spy scandal and other online privacy issues, and also said the company's close ties to the National Security Agency should be investigated. The animation is...

2010-09-27 10:55:00

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Describing Proposition 26 as an insidious effort by tobacco, alcohol and oil interests to limit the power of local communities to protect the health of their residents, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) board of directors unanimously voted to oppose the state proposition. "Proposition 26 would take away the right of cities, counties and the state to protect the public's health," explains CCPHA's Executive Director...

2010-08-17 13:29:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In late July, 2010, Teresa Huizar, executive director of National Children's Alliance, joined Turkish child welfare professionals to provide training and share best practices around the internationally implemented children's advocacy center model. The Turkish Ministry of Health called upon Ms. Huizar and her 17 years of child abuse intervention experience to support preparations for the opening of the Ankara Children's Advocacy Center, which...

2010-07-15 12:47:00

We are advised by Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance that journalists and other readers should disregard the news release, Iranian Threat Overwhelms U.S. Missile Defense Systems in Persian Gulf, issued 14-Jul-2010 over PR Newswire. SOURCE Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance

2010-06-30 16:14:00

DENVER, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to focusing on excellence in education and expanding its global reach, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) emphasized the importance of advocacy at ISTE 2010. The four-day conference at the Colorado Convention Center came to a close on Wednesday. At a well-attended ABCs For Advocacy boot camp on opening day, ISTE director of government affairs Hilary Goldmann stressed the importance of advocacy on a...

2010-06-14 04:59:00

Unique research points to value of patient information and support TORONTO, June 14 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/kidney-cancer-canada/new-study-shows-patient-advocacy-leads-to-better-care /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/ SOURCE Kidney Cancer Canada

2010-06-14 04:20:00

BALTIMORE, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- "The DeMarco Factor: Transforming Public Will into Political Power," a new book profiling the fascinating inner workings of Annapolis, Maryland through several high-profile public health social justice advocacy campaigns created and run by Vinny DeMarco, has selected Sawmill Marketing Public Relations of Baltimore to handle PR in Maryland that includes a press event in Annapolis followed by media interviews throughout the state prior to appearances in New...

2010-06-09 13:30:00

ATLANTA, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Five leading Georgia disabilities advocacy organizations gathered today at the State Board of Education to implore its members to pass and strengthen a new rule to protect schoolchildren from restraint and seclusion. The Coalition behind the "Safe Schools Initiative" - the Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO), Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD), Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, Institute on Human Development and...

2010-06-02 08:00:00

STAMFORD, Conn., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today In the Face of Pain® launches a series of online instructional videos to help pain management advocates expand their outreach efforts through popular social media forums. The Social Media Guides provide an introduction to social media applications, such as Facebook, and walks users through the process of setting up, using and maintaining these communication vehicles. Topics include "An Overview of Social Media," "Advocacy in...

2010-05-20 12:37:00

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Goddard Claussen Public Affairs is proud to announce that Nancy Carlson, Senior Account Manager, and Jennifer Bethel, Senior Art Director, have been recognized as 2010 "Rising Stars" by Campaigns & Elections' Politics magazine. Carlson was recognized for excelling in strategic campaign management, issue advocacy and managing Get Out The Vote (GOTV) programs. She is innovative and resourceful in executing campaign strategy in often very difficult and...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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