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2012-05-15 14:23:22

RALEIGH, N.C., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the state constitutional amendment referendum last week, election staff offered the chance to vote to what appeared to be a non-U.S. citizen. Poll workers declined suggestions by a Project Veritas Investigator that he retrieve his passport, making clear that he would be allowed to vote without any ID whatsoever. Project Veritas investigated individuals who appeared on jury duty rolls as being exempted for not being U.S. citizens,...

2012-05-02 02:25:25

NEW ORLEANS, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A panel of election experts at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's grantee conference for America Healing outlined the most significant organized efforts to suppress voting rights for Latinos and African Americans over the last 100 years. At the same time, Native Americans have enjoyed a civic engagement success story in New Mexico. In the last two years, the nation has seen "the most wide-scale, most significant attacks on voting rights that we...

2012-04-30 02:22:21

HOUSTON, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oil and gas companies are subject to multi-million dollar fines, and corporate officers face significant jail time if adequate measures are not taken to prevent and detect corrupt behaviors, says corporate compliance expert Jeffrey Harfenist, a director at Berkeley Research Group, LLC. "The average fine and disgorgement for FCPA-related settlements over the past two years approaches a staggering $66 million. And that doesn't include the substantial...

2012-04-17 06:20:52

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporting veterans by providing employment after they return home has been one of Compass Group's goals when it comes to inclusive recruitment. Over 15,500 associates who work for the company are veterans, guard members or reservists. That translates into 8% of their workforce in the United States, and Compass Group wants to increase that number. Whether one is retiring or leaving active duty, there are many food and support services...

2012-04-04 02:28:47

Formally Aligns Traditional Advocacy with Cutting Edge Technology to Shape Future of Grassroots WASHINGTON, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Direct Impact (DI), a leading grassroots advocacy firm that manages communications campaigns on behalf of some of the world's largest corporations and trade associations, announced today its acquisition of Crowdverb, a digital management and advocacy firm based in Seattle, Washington. The alignment will transform how traditional...

2012-03-30 02:22:31

29 out of 31 countries assessed fail at enforcing political finance laws, regardless of how weak or strong their regulations WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regardless of how weak or sophisticated their political financing regulations are, countries around the world are equally failing to effectively regulate the flow of money into politics, a new report finds. The Global Integrity Report: 2011, a major investigative study of 31 countries, was released today...

2012-03-29 21:38:08

Western economists advocated the policy after Soviet Union's Fall A new analysis showing how the radical policies advocated by western economists helped to bankrupt Russia and other former Soviet countries after the Cold War has been released by researchers. Authored by sociologists at the University of Cambridge and Harvard University, the study, which appears in the April issue of the American Sociological Review, is the first to trace a direct link between the mass privatization...

2012-03-20 16:52:47

Could technology give us a more open and more secure government? There is an increasing need for stronger accountability of government and thus greater demands on transparency of the diplomatic and national security apparatus. However, despite the advent of WikiLeaks, which purports to expose cover-ups, exploitation and corruption by making the evidence publicly available, there are still many political and bureaucratic obstacles to overcome on the road to more open government. Writing...

2012-03-13 11:50:00

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of Black Women's Roundtable, issued the following statement about the Department of Justice's rejection of the new voter ID law in Texas: "We support the US Department of Justice's decision to oppose the law passed in Texas last year requiring voters to show a photo ID, and hope that similar laws passed in other states...

2012-02-07 07:00:00

WASHINGTON and SEATTLE, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monument Policy Group, a leading bipartisan government relations and lobbying firm, and Nyhus Communications, an award-winning strategic communications and advocacy firm, today announced a new partnership that will provide their respective clients with an expanded suite of complementary services. "In today's 24/7 business and media world, companies need to integrate traditional and new media along with policy and lobbying efforts...