Advocacy

Apple Confirms Pride Band Sales Support LGBTQ Advocacy

Apple confirmed this week that a portion of the profits from its Pride Edition Woven Nylon Apple Watch band will go toward supporting LGBTQ advocacy …

LGBTQ

Housing advocate: 'It's ridiculous to ask these families to pay this much.'

Six out of the seven least affordable metropolitan areas across the U.S. are in California. They are Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, …

Housing

Casinos And Energy Dominate Lobbying Spending At The Capitol

Businesses, nonprofits and cities and towns spent more than $25 million this legislative session trying to win favor with lawmakers and the Malloy …

Lobbying

Happy 7th Birthday To An LGBTQ Advocate – My Daughter.

That her birthday will always be one day after the observance of Pulse is what reminds me that in a world of evil, hope is born again.<p>As a transgender advocate, there’s a lot of people who question my parenting – though most are nice/wise enough to keep their opinions to themselves. Most.<p>One …

Parenting

Uber slapped with fine for underreporting lobbying

Uber took state regulators for a ride — and now it’s paying a hefty price.<p>The ride-sharing service has agreed to pay a $98,000 fine for …

Lobbying

Congress hears from Taxpayer Advocate about reforming the IRS

The House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing Friday featuring National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson to discuss how to improve …

Internal Revenue Service

UCLA Hiring Student ‘Social Justice Advocates’ to Fight Against ‘Whiteness’ and ‘Patriarchy’

The University of Arizona isn’t the only institution to hop aboard the social justice bandwagon with official positions for social justice warriors. …

Social Justice

Advocacy & Legislation Co-Chairs Go To Washington - #NLLD17

Greetings ALSC community! It’s Africa and Kendra, co-chairs of the Advocacy and Legislation Committee.<p>Two weeks ago we participated in our first …

Advocate Marketing: 3 Toxic Customer Behaviors that May be Signs of a Potential Advocate

Be honest. No one is insusceptible to an occasional noxious act. As much as we love our customer advocates who share glowing, positive reviews of us …

Customer Service

Stressed about marriage prospects, Mumbai woman tries to commit suicide, rescued

<i>(From left) Inspector Shalini Sharma talks to the advocate</i><p>Three hours of talk and six feet of walk later, a female constable talked a 30-year-old …

Crime

What has trail advocacy ever done for us?

Yes, advocacy really does work.<p>Here are some examples of what trail advocacy has achieved. And here are a number of things that you can do to help …

Cycling

State and Local Resources

State and Local Advocacy<p>The ALA Chapter Relations Office (CRO) supports ALA’s library advocacy efforts by tracking state and federal legislation …

Librarianship

Tech Giants, Carmakers Rev Up Lobbying on Autonomous Vehicles

Once a science-fiction fantasy, self-driving vehicles are the new frontier for the automobile industry—and tech giants, century-old automakers and …

Lobbying

Holistic Advocacy, or The Case of the Annoyingly-Optimistic Librarian

<i>ACRLog welcomes a guest post from Courtney Block, Instruction, Reference, and User Engagement Librarian at Indiana University Southeast.</i>Storytellers. …

Libraries

Marvin Shanken appoints himself as editor for Whisky Advocate

Marvin Shanken, the publishing entrepreneur behind Cigar Aficionado and Wine Spectator, said he is adding the editor-in-chief and publisher title at …

Psych Central Attends HealtheVoices 2017 Patient Advocacy Conference

This past weekend, a group of over 100 online health advocates gathered in Chicago to attend the third annual HealtheVoices conference. I attended …

Mental Health

HuffPost blog prejudicial, not hate advocacy

MEDIA<br>The press ombud’s ruling against Huffington Post SA highlights the confusion of South Africa’s laws on offensive speech. Ominously, it threatens …

Censorship

With H-1B under threat, Alphabet is the only big tech company to ramp up immigration lobbying

The tech industry was quick to voice its opposition to US president Donald Trump’s first executive order on immigration in January, which banned travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the country. Companies penned scathing letters and signed amicus briefs. Their employees staged …

Lobbying

3 Best Practices For Employee Advocacy Success from Vodafone

We recently had the great pleasure of co-presenting a webinar with the External Communications team at Vodafone, a multinational telecommunications …

Employee Engagement

Michael Flynn’s Turkish lobbying linked to Russia

The Turkish man who gave Mike Flynn a $600,000 lobbying deal just before President Donald Trump picked him to be national security adviser has …

Lobbying

Meet the fixer: This advocate connects green Latinos.

Ten years ago, Mark Magaña was a D.C. lobbyist, when the Bipartisan Policy Center hired him to rally Latino support for an ill-fated bill to limit …

Environmentalism

Children's advocate wanting to take new direction in the future

The children’s advocate’s job is to be the voice of the children, but Corey O’Soup wants to put the voice back in the hands of the children.<p>“We …

Canadian News

Lobbying Spending Database - PDVSA, 2016

Loading Chart<p><b>Client Profile: Summary, 2016</b><p>A special interest's lobbying activity may go up or down over time, depending on how much attention the …

Lobbying

Banddirector.com - The #1 Online Resource for Band Directors!

How We Go About It<p>Tim Lautzenheiser<p>In discussing music advocacy we often look at the "big picture," that is, how we communicate and what we say about …

Flute

Top Tips from Congressional Action Teams on Advocacy Day

Congressional Action Team members offer some top tips to highlight their experience on Advocacy Day

UNICEF

Growing life span inequality has given the rich an extra $130,000 in government benefits

A powerhouse new study’s surprising revelations about inequality.<p>The federal government spends a large amount of money to support the living standards of elderly people — primarily through Social Security and Medicare but with significant helping hands from Medicaid and disability insurance. That …

Social Security

Facebook, Google and others are focusing some D.C. lobbying dollars on fighting Trump

Plus, Apple starts lobbying on autonomous vehicles.<p>Tech giants like Facebook, Google and Microsoft focused some of their lobbying dollars in Washington over the past three months on combating President Donald Trump, as he eyed major changes to the U.S. tax code and imposed new restrictions on …

Lobbying

Growing life span inequality has given the rich an extra $130,000 in government benefits

The federal government spends a large amount of money to support the living standards of elderly people — primarily through Social Security and …

Social Security

In The First Months Of The Trump Era, Facebook And Apple Spent More On Lobbying Than They Ever Have

The world’s largest social network spent $3.2 million on federal lobbying, but Google topped the tech world shelling out $3.5 million in the first quarter of 2017.<p>As Facebook has been tinkering with brain–computer interfaces and an augmented-reality camera platform, it’s also been cultivating some …

Lobbying

Target, Other Retailers Boost Lobbying in Border-Tax Battle - Bloomberg

Three top U.S. retailers almost quadrupled their combined spending on lobbying in Washington during the first quarter of 2017, as they work to defeat …

Lobbying