Help us “Finish the Fight” for Legalization on 4/20

By NORML Foundation

In the first four months of 2021, four states — New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, and Virginia — have legalized the adult-use marijuana market. Over 40 percent of all Americans now reside in a state where possessing marijuana is …

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/16/21

By NORML Foundation

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Lujan Grisham of New Mexico signed legislation into law on Monday to legalize marijuana for all adults in the state, as well as separate legislation to automatically expunge records …

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Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act Reintroduced

By NORML Foundation

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), along with Congressional Cannabis Caucus co-chairs Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Dave Joyce (R-OH), have once again introduced The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act (S. 1183 / HR 2588), bipartisan legislation to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military …

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SSDP Statement on the Derek Chauvin Trial

By Students for Sensible Drug Policy

In his trial for the murder of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin’s defense is arguing that George Floyd’s death was not a homicide, but a result of prior substance use. The defense is trying to put forth a narrative that “maximal …

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Indiana: Governor Signs Legislation Amending State’s Zero-Tolerance Per Se Driving Law

By NORML Foundation

Republican Governor Eric Holcomb has signed legislation into law to provide a legal defense for those motorists charged with violating the state’s marijuana per se traffic safety law.  The legislation provides an affirmative defense for those motorists who test positive …

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Vote TODAY in SSDP’s Board of Directors Election

By Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Today is SSDP Election Day! This year, six candidates are running for three open student spots on SSDP’s Board of Directors. In addition to the three newly elected Board members, three alternates will be selected in the case that a …

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Nationwide Poll: More Americans Than Ever Before Say That Marijuana Should Be Legal

By NORML Foundation

Some seven-in-ten Americans believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States,” according to national polling data compiled by Quinnipiac University. That percentage is the highest level of support ever reported in a nationwide poll. …

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New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Employers Must Reimburse Employees for Medical Cannabis

By Doctors for Cannabis Regulation

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that employers must reimburse employees for medical marijuana when it is prescribed by their doctors as a reasonable and necessary form of treatment for their workplace injuries. Read the decision below and view …

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Announcing the keynote speakers for #Sensible2021: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference

By Students for Sensible Drug Policy

In just two weeks, #Sensible2021: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference will bring together Students for Sensible Drug Policy members, alumni, allies, community members, movement leaders, and many more for four days of cutting edge educational content, as well as an …

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Under fire on race, the AMA should drop its support for the war on drugs

By Doctors for Cannabis Regulation

Article excerpt: The AMA actively supports cannabis prohibition, a cornerstone of the drug war, even as it hypocritically condemns systemic racism for creating inequity and limiting access to health care among communities of color. The organization fails to appreciate or …

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Mississippi: Supreme Court Hear Oral Arguments in Challenge to Medical Marijuana Vote

By NORML Foundation

The Mississippi Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in a legal challenge that seeks to nullify a November vote legalizing the production and dispensing of medical cannabis to qualified patients. On Election Day, 73 percent of Mississippi voters decided in favor of Measure …

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NORML Remembers Steve Fox

By NORML Foundation

NORML regrets the passing of Steve Fox, a longtime marijuana policy advocate and strategist. Steve Fox spent the better part of the past two decades leading both statewide and federal policy reform efforts during his tenure at various organizations, including …

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ManhattanTimesnews.com : “Iftar on the Go Iftar en movimiento”

By Islamic Relief USA

“Free halal meal program announced for RamadanFree halal meals will be distributed to the Muslim community during Ramadan. The five-borough initiative, dubbed “Iftar on the Go,” is a partnership between New York City Comptroller Stringer’s office, Islamic Relief USA and …

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Global Update: Volcanic Eruption; Overdose-Reversing Medication; Global Grants

By Direct Relief

In Summary • As St. Vincent’s La Soufrière volcano repeatedly erupts, Direct Relief works to meet needs on the ground. • Direct Relief provides 50 grants of $50,000 each to organizations around the world to help them continue their work …

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Operational Update: 50 Tons of Medical Aid Departed Internationally Over Past Week

By Direct Relief

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 497 shipments of requested medical aid to 44 U.S. states and territories and 14 countries worldwide. The shipments contained 12.1 million defined daily doses of medications, including large quantities of diabetes …

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Pfizer to Donate 1 Million Naloxone Doses to Direct Relief for Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal

By Direct Relief

Responding to a record number of drug overdose deaths in the United States, Pfizer has made a commitment to Direct Relief to donate 1 million doses of the drug naloxone, which saves lives by reversing opioid overdoses. The newly committed …

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“Moments of Calmness.” In Puerto Rico, Building the Emotional Skills to Cope with Disaster

By Direct Relief

Even before Hurricanes Irma and María slammed into Puerto Rico, mental health was a widespread issue on the island. “You don’t need a natural disaster to feel stressed,” said Nancy Ruiz, one of the facilitators of Puerto Rico’s Center for …

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BKReader.com :”City Leaders Launch “Iftar on the Go” to Increase Access to Free Halal Meals During Ramadan”

By Islamic Relief USA

The following is an excerpt from an article posted in The BKReader.com  | April 14, 2021 “Almost 4,500 free halal meals will be distributed across the five boroughs this Ramadan, through the newly announced ‘Iftar on the Go’ program. On …

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St. Vincent Volcano Eruption: Live Story

By Direct Relief

The Caribbean island of St. Vincent is facing a series of eruptions from the La Soufriere volcano, which killed 1,600 people when it erupted in 1902. The island’s 111,000 residents are currently under threat from pyroclastic (hot gas and debris) …

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TheDetroitNews.com:”Giving back, social distancing mark second Ramadan in pandemic”

By Islamic Relief USA

The following is an excerpt from an article posted in The DetroitNews.com | April 11, 2021 “This week, as Ramadan again unfolds during the pandemic, the faithful in southeast Michigan are working to protect themselves amid soaring virus cases while finding ways …

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VOAnews.com :”USA New App Helps Disaster Responders Deal with Religious Communities”

By Islamic Relief USA

Join us by attending a virtual gathering of hearts at IRUSA’s Virtual Grand Iftar. Please grab your iftar as maghrib comes in and continue to watch as we all get together. The program will include Quran recitation, Quranic reflections, duaas, …

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abc7NY.com :”Ramadan observances begin for Muslims; new food program introduced in NYC”

By Islamic Relief USA

The following is an excerpt from an article posted in the abc7NY.com | April 14, 2021“NEW YORK (WABC) — Muslims in many parts of the world marked the start of Ramadan on Tuesday, but a spike in coronavirus cases in …

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Silive.com: “Stringer helps organize Ramadan food bank to provide access to free halal meals”

By Islamic Relief USA

“Ramadan is a time to reflect and take care of one other. No one should have to go hungry in the middle of a public health crisis, and especially during Ramadan,” Stringer said. “I am proud to stand with Muslim …

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Amid St. Vincent’s Volcano Eruptions, Response Efforts Continue

By Direct Relief

La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines erupted again on Monday morning – its largest and most violent eruption thus far. The eruptions began on Friday, a day after the volcano was determined to be an imminent threat …

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An activist shares why they advocate to repeal sex work criminalization

By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

April 16, 2021   2 Minute Read Cesar, a member of our HIV Advocacy Network (HAN), says he finds connection to community in his advocacy work through HAN. He also finds meaning in advocating for policies and funding that speak …

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What We Don’t Know, A Black Family And Cancer

By Lazarex Cancer Foundation

How do we know what we don’t know? By Marya Shegog, PhD, MPH, CHES: Health Equity and Diversity Coordinator, Lazarex Cancer Foundation The first time I came to know cancer was when my grandfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer while I …

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SFAF condemns the continued murder of and violence against Black people by police

By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Press releases In response to the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by police, San Francisco AIDS Foundation leadership speak out against police violence targeting Black Americans. April 13, 2021   2 Minute Read SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2021—In response to …

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Schaffner Report: COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness

By National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Recent news headlines about COVID-19 vaccines have been focused on concerns about safety and effectiveness. Public health authorities in the US and Europe are reviewing reports of a rare blood clotting disorder among some vaccine recipients, as well as rare …

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COVID-19 Updates

By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

We’re providing information about changes to our programs and services during COVID-19, how to prevent the spread of the virus. April 13, 2021   6 Minute Read Dados los recientes desarrollos en cuanto al coronavirus, estamos proporcionando información para prevenir …

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Clinicians urge public to resume regular HIV/STI testing

By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Press releases New campaign urges community members to resume regular HIV and STI testing and treatment as pre-COVID-19 levels of sexual activity resume. SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2021—Clinicians and sexual health care providers at San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) are …

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Sightsavers pays tribute following Duke of Edinburgh’s death

By Sightsavers Deworming Project

It was with great sadness that Sightsavers learned of the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip, who was 99 years old, passed away on 9 April at Windsor Castle. Sightsavers CEO Dr Caroline Harper has sent a …

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CONVERGING EPIDEMICS: COVID-19, HIV & INEQUALITY

By Elton John AIDS Foundation

New report launched in partnership with Funders Concerned About AIDS highlights how communities have been impacted by COVID-19, how they’re responding to converging epidemics of COVID-19, HIV and inequality, and recommendations for funders from what we’ve learned. Join us and …

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Pituitary Team Changes Life of Patient with Growth Hormone Deficiency

By Barrow Neurological Institute

Patricia Buckley has a small tattoo on her wrist. It says one word: “rare.” In late 2017, Patricia learned she had a tumor at the base of her brain that had compressed her pituitary gland and affected the organ’s ability …

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PPC page – Ramadan 2021 appeal

By Sightsavers Deworming Project

At this challenging time, Ramadan is a vital opportunity for Muslims to help those who are in need. Each year, through fasting and reflection, Ramadan helps us to feel closer to our Islamic faith, and recognise how fortunate we are …

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Report on the 2020 parliamentary and presidential election observation in Ghana

By Sightsavers Deworming Project

Ghana has made significant strides to ensure the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) becomes a reality. However, people with disabilities and other excluded groups are not given equal opportunities to participate in the electoral …

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Thank you from Archana

By Sightsavers Deworming Project

We recently told you about nine-year-old Archana who had suffered from cataracts in both of her eyes for as long as she could remember. Archana was an incredibly bright student but couldn’t read the books she loved unless the page …

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NICOA Seeks Technical Experts for National Panel

By National Indian Council on Aging

April 7, 2021 By NICOA Leave a Comment The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), in partnership with the National Council on Disability (NCD), has embarked on an initiative to update the Understanding Disabilities in American Indian and Alaska Native …

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Four Considerations when Developing National Self-Care Guidelines

By Population Services International

By Sandy Garçon, Head of SCTG Secretariat and Kasey Henderson, SCTG Secretariat Member As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, we have seen our already stretched health systems face additional strains under the pandemic with millions of individuals unable …

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Innovating for no-touch handwashing: Ethiopian industrial designers reach for scale

By Population Services International

This piece was originally featured on the IRC blog. By Monte Achenbach, Chief of Party, USAID Transform WASH, PSI with contributions from Ephraim Mebrate, Tsegaye Yeshiwas, Ayatam Simeneh, and Dagim Demirew. A design competition initiative of USAID Transform WASH The …

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This Marketing Mantra Led Mike Joubert to PSI’s Board

By Population Services International

January 2021 marked the exciting start of a new term for PSI’s Board of Directors. We are conducting interviews with the Board members, delving into their backgrounds, personal and professional journeys, as well as their call to PSI and its mission to deliver consumer-powered healthcare. Below, we talk …

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Research: Youth Contraceptive Programming Amidst Cultural Complexity

By Population Services International

In northern Nigeria, religious and cultural norms define girls’ health and wellbeing, within and beyond their homes. Through programs like A360’s Matasa Matan Arewa (MMA), our flagship adolescent contraceptive project in northern Nigeria, we aim to account for the contextual …

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WEBINAR: Designing During Disruption – Building Healthcare Programs with Communities During COVID-19

By Population Services International

This World Health Day, we invite you to an event where Global Health organizations share how they have used Human Centered Design (HCD) to create health services with the consumers who use them–while taking the pandemic into account every step of the …

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World Health Day: An urgent wake-up call to invest in health care workers

By BRAC USA

April 7th marks World Health Day. It’s time to invest in health care workers around the globe. By BRAC USA “Protecting myself means protecting my family and my patients. I do not forget these precautions—and I don’t forget the impact …

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Frontline Health Defenders: World Health Worker Week 2021

By Population Services International

This World Health Worker Week, we’re celebrating the health workers and mobilizers, the providers and educators who make the essential, possible. Since COVID-19’s start, health actors across PSI’s 40+ countries have pivoted with passion and perseverance to meet consumers’ health …

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Our 2021 Budget Priorities to #EmergeStronger

By Oregon Food Bank

By Matt Newell-Ching, Public Policy Manager A few weeks ago, I shared a bit about our legislative agenda to #EmergeStronger in 2021 and beyond. Huge thanks to all of you who already took action! Today, I want to follow up, …

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Plant-Based Protein Bar Company GoMacro Partners with Feeding San Diego to Help End Hunger

By Feeding San Diego

A percentage of sales from the brand’s Everlasting Joy MacroBar supports the non-profit’s mission to connect every person facing hunger with nutritious meals   SAN DIEGO (April 16, 2021) — Feeding San Diego has announced that GoMacro, a mother-daughter owned company dedicated to making plant-based nutrition bars, has again partnered with the organization on a benefit …

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Feeding San Diego Adds California State University San Marcos as a New Stop On its Together Tour This Saturday

By Feeding San Diego

Large–scale distribution open to anyone in need of food assistance and can serve up to 1,400 households SAN DIEGO (April 15, 2021) — To address the increased need for food assistance in San Diego County, Feeding San Diego‘s Together Tour is adding San Marcos on Saturday, April 17. This series …

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Partner Feature: Muslim Educational Trust

By Oregon Food Bank

In response to the growing need for emergency food supplies in the wake of COVID-19, the Muslim Educational Trust (MET) distributed over $225,000 worth of food to Metro-area families of all faiths — Muslims, Christians, Jews and others. More than …

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VeggieVanGo Brings Fresh Fruits, Veggies, and Smiles to Thousands Each Month

By Vermont Foodbank

With many people out of work and struggling with the economic impacts of COVID-19, food distributions around Vermont are still serving visitors at record levels. Because of you, free, fresh food is available for neighbors who need it, all year …

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Benefits of Meatless Meals

By Operation Food Search

Meatless Monday is a global campaign that aims to encourage people to eat less meat for both individual health and the health of the planet.  Commercial meat production uses lot of natural resources such as water and land which can …

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Volunteer profile: ‘It took on a life of its own’

By Greater Chicago Food Depository

Victor Lew outside the Food Depository (Lew’s face mask was temporarily removed for this photo). For Victor Lew, this past year has been a learning experience. Through his volunteer work, Lew’s not only learned more about the need in his …

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Walmart, Sam’s Club and Feeding America Launch the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign to Help the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Provide Meals to People in Need

By Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Pictured above:  Ashley Woodcock and Mandi Stone of the Walmart Distribution Center in Pottsville, PA, volunteer at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.  Associates from the Walmart Distribution Center regularly volunteer their team to pack boxes at the Food Bank for …

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Holding Daunte Wright and Community in Our Hearts

By Oregon Food Bank

Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was shot by police on Sunday in Minneapolis. Another Black man killed by police. And while media pundits and legal commentators debate whether this specific case was an accident, we know that systemic racism …

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Andy’s Story – Client, Volunteer and Veteran

By Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

After losing his job because of the pandemic, Andy wanted to find a way to still give back to his community, so he began volunteering at the grocery distribution at the College of San Mateo (CSM). With its large, empty …

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Cleburne County Cares

By Arkansas Foodbank

For the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing stories about local people who are providing hope to their neighbors in the form of food with help from retail partners like Sam’s Club and Walmart. Keep reading to learn how YOU …

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Statement on Evolution of USDA Farmers-to-Families Food Box Program

By Oregon Food Bank

As reported by Reuters, the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to wind down the Farmers-to-Families Food Box Program (FFFBP) at the end of May. Oregon Food Bank CEO Susannah Morgan issued the following statement regarding the transition and overall need …

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Treating Depression in Adolescents in Zambia during COVID-19

By StrongMinds

When life doesn’t go as planned, adjusting to new circumstances can be difficult. In some cases, it can lead to anxiety and depression. Clara, * a 14-year old girl in 9th grade is the second youngest of six children, and …

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Music helped the UK get through lockdown, new insights from the BPI show

By Nordoff Robbins

At Nordoff Robbins we believe in the power of music. New insights from the BPI show just how important music is for people during lockdown, with over a quarter of the British public have listened to more music since the …

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Heavy Metal Truants take on another virtual ride!

By Nordoff Robbins

Co-founder Alexander Milas says, “In 2020 our next evolution would come as the world went into lockdown in the form of expanding the in-person ride to the virtual world, running & walking challenges and a fourth worthy cause to join …

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Organizational and Individual Change: The Road to Inclusion

By NEXT for Autism

People with disabilities face many documented barriers to full inclusion in society. According to Article 3 of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, one of the primary barriers is the general public’s attitudes towards people …

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Announcing the launch of We Are Listening

By Nordoff Robbins

Using 10 unique creative talents, each responding to the powerful impact of Nordoff Robbins’ work – the 10-part series will shed light on the limitless ways that music can enrich those with life-limiting illness. We Are Listening was created from …

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Lewis Capaldi Collectible Card Experience

By Nordoff Robbins

Music helped the UK get through lockdown, new insights from the BPI show Music raised the nation’s spirits, helping people to feel better, cope with anxiety, and aiding exercise, work and study. Find out more Originally published by Nordoff Robbins: …

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Yoga 4 Change: An Interview with Susie Rokosch

By Give Back Yoga Foundation

What originally motivated you to do this work and what continues to motivate you? How, if at all, has that motivation changed over time? At the age of seventeen, I was in a car accident that broke my pelvis (among …

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GreenBiz—Planting trees and sowing seeds: 4 tenets of a powerful, public-private climate alliance

By Restore The Earth

Robust root system developed by Restore the Earth’s EKOgrown process results in quick establishment, higher survivability, and earlier sequestration of carbon. Originally posted by GreenBiz. By Anastasia Behr, Associate Carbon Director at Corporate Sustainability Group at Dow, Taylor Marshall, Director of Sustainable …

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Kamryn and Jaydyn Simmons, Courageous Kid of 2020 | US Navy (SI)

By Our Military Kids

Meet Kamryn and Jaydyn Simmons, the winners of OMK’s Courageous Kids of 2020 Contest in the U.S. Navy (Severely Injured) category! Kamryn, 10, and Jaydyn, 12, are the children of U.S. Navy Veteran Jermaine Simmons, who underwent treatment for severe …

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Fort Bragg Area Military Virtual Career Fair, Thursday, April 22, 2021

By Disabled American Veterans

Welcome to the Recruit Military Fort Bragg Area Military Virtual Career Fair for Veterans. Connecting Veterans with employers. Online Recruiting Event Open to all US Military Job Seekers and Spouse. April 22, 2021 Register here Originally published by Disabled American …

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Blinded Veterans, BVA Spotlighted in National Feature

By Blinded Veterans Association

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) members Donald Overton, Thomas Miller, and Timothy Hornik each contributed to the framework of an online feature story distributed late Friday by Zenger News. The article, authored by independent journalist Carlin Becker, was prompted by an …

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Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act Reintroduced

By NORML Foundation

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), along with Congressional Cannabis Caucus co-chairs Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Dave Joyce (R-OH), have once again introduced The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act (S. 1183 / HR 2588), bipartisan legislation to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military …

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Registration open for Camp Corral

By Disabled American Veterans

After a yearlong hiatus that consisted of virtual programs only, Camp Corral is planning to safely host 15 summer camps in 2021. In partnership with DAV, Camp Corral provides free, one-of-a-kind summer camp experiences for children of wounded, disabled or …

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Adopting a Service Member Through Soldiers’ Angels: How it Works

By Soldiers' Angels

April 15, 2021 Looking to support deployed service members overseas and thinking of joining Soldiers’ Angels? We get a lot of questions surrounding the details of our virtual programs and thought we’d share step-by-step what the experience is like. First …

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Nolan and Emmit Ojibway , Courageous Kids of 2020 | US Coast Guard Reserve

By Our Military Kids

Meet Emmit and Nolan Ojibway, the winners of OMK’s Courageous Kids of 2020 Contest in the US Coast Guard Reserve category! Emmit, 7, and Nolan, 9, are the sons of US Coast Guard Reservist Danny Ojibway, who was deployed overseas …

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VA’s vaccine rollout

By Disabled American Veterans

World War II veteran Margaret Klessens, 96, was the first VA patient nationwide to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, at VA Bedford Healthcare System, Mass. (WWMT/Department of Veteran Affairs) Department of Veterans Affairs begins COVID-19 vaccine distribution to high-risk populations, with more …

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Jarred Xzavier Mercado, Courageous Kid of 2020 | US Marine Corps Reserve

By Our Military Kids

Meet Jarred Mercado, the winner of OMK’s Courageous Kids of 2020 Contest in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve category! Jarred, 14, is the son of GySgt Jose Mercado, who was activated stateside during 2020 in response to a COVID-19 or …

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Jacksonville Virtual Career Fair for Veterans, Thursday, April 15, 2021

By Disabled American Veterans

Welcome to the Recruit Military Jacksonville Virtual Career Fair for Veterans. Connecting Veterans with employers. Online Recruiting Event Open to all US Military Job Seekers and Spouse. April 15, 2021 Register here Originally published by Disabled American Veterans: Source

BVA Lends Support to Legislation Affecting Camp Lejeune Victims

By Blinded Veterans Association

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) has joined 11 other Military and Veterans Service Organizations in supporting the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 (H.R. 2192) in a recent letter to Representative Matthew Cartwright (D-PA-8), sponsor of the legislation in the …

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Funding a charitable gift annuity is a win-win

By Disabled American Veterans

Jerry Kerkhove of Brandon, S.D. DAV member and volunteer receives generous fixed income for life, helps fellow veterans For Jerry Kerkhove, a U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division veteran who served in Vietnam, the decision to fund a charitable gift annuity …

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Michelle Truong

By Global Fund for Women

Michelle Truong (she/her) is a researcher and evaluator who is passionate about working in partnership with activists and movements to advance social justice and human rights worldwide. Prior to joining Global Fund for Women as Learning and Evaluation Officer in …

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Meet Our New Program & Services Director: Rose Ngo

By Bradley Angle

We are thrilled to introduce our new Program & Services Director. Rose comes to us with a master’s degree in Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, previous experience in political advocacy, operations, and community organizing, as well as a passion for supporting …

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Meet Our New Board Member: Zanele Mutepfa-Rhone

By Bradley Angle

We are happy to be growing our board here at Bradley Angle, so we welcome Zanele Mutepfa-Rhone! Zanele is a diversity strategist, speaker, and activist. Inspired by a lineage of women leaders in her family, she is the founder of …

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New Kinship Program & Re-Designed Space!

By Bradley Angle

We are so excited about our new Kinship Program! The program is designed to interrupt the cycle of intergenerational violence experienced by survivors from Portland’s Black and African American community. Our goal is to offer culturally specific and trauma-informed services …

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