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Louisianan honored with Medical Lifetime Achievement Award

November 16, 2019 SAN DIEGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) honored William O. Huckabay, Jr., former executive director of the Shreveport Medical Society, with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award for his nearly 30 years of leadership in medicine. The award honors a medical association executive who has contributed substantially to the goals and ideals of the medical profession. “During his years of service to the Shreveport Medical Society and the Louisiana State Medical Society, William O.…

Governor Phil Scott Signs Executive Order to Ensure Complete Count of Vermont Population in 2020 Census

Montpelier, Vt.—Governor Phil Scott today announced the formation of the Vermont 2020 Complete Count Committee through Executive Order 09-19. The Committee is charged with ensuring a complete and accurate count of Vermont's population in the upcoming 2020 Census. “A complete count of our population is essential for the fair representation of Vermonters at all levels of government,” said Governor Scott. “The results of the Census inform important decisions of federal and state government, impacting our ability to grow the…

PFAW: Trump Attempt to Intimidate Yovanovitch Is Chilling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2019 Contact: Laurie Kinney at People For the American Way Phone Number: 202-467-2307 WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following today’s public impeachment hearings in the House Intelligence Committee, featuring testimony by ousted ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch,  People For the American Way Senior Fellow Elliot Mincberg released the following statement: “Never in my 30 years of working on legislative issues in the House and elsewhere have I seen such a blatant attempt to intimidate a…

NPC Headliners Luncheon: Former GA House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams

***TICKET SALES HAVE RE-OPENED - EVENT MOVED TO BALLROOM***Former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams will deliver a major speech on voter suppression one year after her narrow defeat in Georgia’s gubernatorial race, at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Friday, November 15. In the immediate aftermath of her hotly contested defeat to Republican (and Georgia’s then-secretary of state) Brian Kemp, Abrams launched Fair Fight Action, and together with another advocacy group, filed a federal lawsuit seeking to…

Press release – EU Budget 2020 conciliation talks suspended

The discussions will continue on Monday 18 November, the last day of the conciliation period. Jan Van Overtveldt (ECR, BE), Chair of the Committee on Budgets: “We made progress in the talks today. Unfortunately, this has not yet been sufficient to find an agreement on the Union budget for 2020, the last year of the current Multiannual Financial Framework. As it stands, more than €4 billion would remain unused in 2020. We should reflect very thoroughly how best to deal with this given the many challenges the EU needs to…

The EESC conference in Zagreb: tackling demographic issues will be crucial for the EU’s survival

On 14 November, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a conference on demographic challenges in the European Union. As announced by the Croatian government, demographic revitalisation will feature high on the agenda of the upcoming Croatian presidency of the Council of the EU. Opening the conference, the EESC president Luca Jahier drew attention to some alarming indicators showing a rapid decrease in the EU population. These indicators suggest that by the end of the century the EU's share of the total world…

Human trafficking ring targeted in the UK and Romania

15 November 2019 In a synchronised joint action by law enforcement officers from the UK and Romania, 17 suspects were taken into custody in the UK and one suspect was taken into custody in Romania. The suspects from the UK are alleged to have participated in modern slavery, controlling prostitution, and committing drug and firearm offences. The Romanian suspect is alleged to have participated in trafficking in persons, ongoing pimping and money laundering. Sixteen searches were carried out in the UK and four in Romania,…

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