Campaigns – USC PRSSA Government & Student Funding http://uscprssa.com/ Government & Student Funding Sun, 09 Jan 2022 19:22:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://uscprssa.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-150x150.png Campaigns – USC PRSSA Government & Student Funding http://uscprssa.com/ 32 32 Theatrical Outfit plans renovations after successful fundraising campaign https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/09/theatrical-outfit-plans-renovations-after-successful-fundraising-campaign/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 19:06:05 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/09/theatrical-outfit-plans-renovations-after-successful-fundraising-campaign/ Theatrical Outfit is preparing to renovate its downtown space, the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, after a successful fundraising campaign and generous monetary donations. ‘Heart of the City Campaign’ – an investment in facilities, programming and endowment – originally launched in December 2019 with a target of $ 6 million which was adjusted to $ 3.6 […]]]>

Theatrical Outfit is preparing to renovate its downtown space, the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, after a successful fundraising campaign and generous monetary donations.

‘Heart of the City Campaign’ – an investment in facilities, programming and endowment – originally launched in December 2019 with a target of $ 6 million which was adjusted to $ 3.6 million due of the pandemic. Theatrical Outfit reports that they have racked up giveaways and pledges totaling 90% of the campaign goal.

Thanks to a donation from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, the first stages of its renovation, which includes a complete overhaul of the HVAC, have been completed. This update was vital to keeping performers and audiences safe as Theatrical Outfit reopens after COVID.

Scheduled for later this year, major lobby renovations will begin, including an invigorated front façade, spacious seating area, and full bar.

“Thanks to the generosity of the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, we have already completed a complete overhaul of our HVAC system with state-of-the-art technology to ensure the safety of our artists and patrons,” said Chairman of the TO Board of Directors , Charlie Henn. ,

The fundraiser also allowed the company to launch its new apprenticeship business last summer and welcome its second class of apprentices. Additionally, Theatrical Outfit plans to create works specifically for classrooms, including commissioning an article on the late Congressman John Lewis.

The Katz Foundation has given a generous endowment of $ 1 million which will support the Apprentice Company in perpetuity through investments.

“It has been amazing to witness the deep commitment of the Theatrical Outfit family of donors. Even during a global pandemic, when the future was not clear, they believed enough in the theater and its mission to support this campaign, ”said TO CEO Gretchen E. Butler. “We are excited to continue to bring important conversations to the heart of downtown Atlanta for years to come. ”

For more information visit theatricaloutfit.org.








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Not Alone Campaign: First Statewide Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign in Washington https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/08/not-alone-campaign-first-statewide-anti-human-trafficking-campaign-in-washington/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 02:46:00 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/08/not-alone-campaign-first-statewide-anti-human-trafficking-campaign-in-washington/ The Not Alone campaign was created by Rebecca Covington, who was a victim of human trafficking and is now Corporate Relations Manager at BEST. SPOKANE, Washington – After months of planning and preparation, the Companies ending slavery and trafficking (BEST), will launch the Not alone Campaign, the first-ever statewide multi-agency anti-trafficking campaign. the Not alone […]]]>

The Not Alone campaign was created by Rebecca Covington, who was a victim of human trafficking and is now Corporate Relations Manager at BEST.

SPOKANE, Washington – After months of planning and preparation, the Companies ending slavery and trafficking (BEST), will launch the Not alone Campaign, the first-ever statewide multi-agency anti-trafficking campaign.

the Not alone countryside is the first survivor-led program to educate current victims of trafficking, the aim of which is to help victims and survivors identify themselves and connect with services by calling the national helpline on trafficking in human beings.

A press conference was held on Thursday attended by elected officials, members of Innovations Trafficking in Human Beings and survivors of human trafficking.

the Not alone The campaign was created by Rebecca Covington, who was a victim of human trafficking and is now Corporate Relations Manager at BEST.

“I created the Not Alone campaign because as a survivor of human trafficking I know what it feels like to be in a situation where you feel like there is no way out. , or that there is no one to talk to, or that there is someone who really understands you, “Covington said.

Covington said if she had heard the words ‘you are not alone’, instead of the silent sneers or judgment of onlookers, while being trafficked, she would have felt hope. .

“I knew we needed a campaign that directly speaks to people facing a trafficking situation, so that they can hear the words that you are not alone and that there is a way out,” said said Covington.

According to BEST surveys, 38% of victims of trafficking traveled by air and 63% used public transport during exploitation. About 26% of the victims said that public and mass transport played a role in at least one escape attempt.

Spokane City Mayor Nadine Woodward, who also attended the virtual conference, said that in Spokane and eastern Washington, human trafficking is a serious concern.

“Raising awareness of the magnitude of the problem is an important first step,” said Woodward. “If you are a victim, you need to know that law enforcement is looking for you and that there are resources in place to help you. And if you are a family member, there are steps you can take to protect your loved ones.

Woodward said task force members estimate that since 2013, there are more than 1,400 women, men and youth advertised for commercial sex in Spokane.

Woodward said the Spokane Police Department was part of an FBI task force on child exploitation and human trafficking that has been successful in bringing justice to some victims.

“Since this targeted effort began in 2016, task force members have successfully jailed some of the most prolific and violent traffickers,” said Woodward. “Last year alone, this task force was responsible for 20 criminal convictions for federal indictments and brought justice to 26 victims, including five children and their families.”

Cho said about 26 cities, counties, transit authorities, airports and seaports across Washington are coming together to support the campaign.

Some of the posters will be displayed at Seattle Tacoma International Airport near 80 locations across SCA, such as the international ticket office, badges, baggage claim area, and boarding gates.

Approximately 40 more signs will be posted at ports, parks and marine properties.

The main goal of the campaign is for victims and survivors to identify themselves and connect to services by calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or sending an SMS at 233733 (FREE).


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Buford businessman Barry Sanders announces campaign for new State House seat https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/06/buford-businessman-barry-sanders-announces-campaign-for-new-state-house-seat/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 00:26:25 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/06/buford-businessman-barry-sanders-announces-campaign-for-new-state-house-seat/ Sanders, who presents himself as a Republican, has lived in Buford since 2015 and had resided in Gainesville for two years previously. In 2014, he founded Hospice Equipment Corporation, a Gwinnett County-based medical equipment company that supplies Northeast Georgia health system hospitals in Braselton and Gainesville, according to a press release from his countryside. Dunahoo […]]]>

Sanders, who presents himself as a Republican, has lived in Buford since 2015 and had resided in Gainesville for two years previously. In 2014, he founded Hospice Equipment Corporation, a Gwinnett County-based medical equipment company that supplies Northeast Georgia health system hospitals in Braselton and Gainesville, according to a press release from his countryside.

Dunahoo said he lost around 92% of his voters when his district was redesigned. He will run for a seat in District 31, which covers much of Jackson County and part of East Hall.

the new district 30, approved by the legislature in November and enacted in late 2021 by Gov. Brian Kemp, covers much of South Hall County, including Flowery Branch and Oakwood, and part of northeast Gwinnett.

Sanders is vice president of the Buford Business Alliance and lieutenant governor of Georgia Kiwanis representing Hall and Gwinnett counties, among other community service roles, according to his website.

One of Sanders’ main problems is the elimination of the state income tax, which was recently touted by local Senator Butch Miller, R-Gainesville.

“This will benefit those most affected by income taxes, namely the hard-working families who make up the majority of the 30th arrondissement,” he wrote in a statement. “The current tax system is a relic from the days of the Depression and there are better ways to raise state revenues to pay for teacher increases while reducing the tax burden on working families while making us more competitive. “

Sanders will compete with Republican nominee Derrick McCollum, who initially announced his candidacy for House District 103 before moving the redistribution where he was eligible to run. The current District 103 representative, Timothy Barr, R-Lawrenceville, is running for District 10 Convention.


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New Better Health Marketing Campaign Highlights Six Benefits of Losing Excess Weight https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/04/new-better-health-marketing-campaign-highlights-six-benefits-of-losing-excess-weight/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 02:37:00 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/04/new-better-health-marketing-campaign-highlights-six-benefits-of-losing-excess-weight/ A new Better Health marketing campaign was launched today to help people prevent the risks of developing serious illness and reduce the risk of being hospitalized with COVID-19. Better Health works in partnership with 15 weight management and physical activity partners who offer free and discounted offers. The website will also indicate local support for […]]]>

A new Better Health marketing campaign was launched today to help people prevent the risks of developing serious illness and reduce the risk of being hospitalized with COVID-19.

Better Health works in partnership with 15 weight management and physical activity partners who offer free and discounted offers. The website will also indicate local support for weight management.

From reducing the risk of serious illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and up to 12 types of cancer, to reducing the risk of hospitalization with COVID-19, the multimedia campaign highlights the issues of serious health problems that could be avoided by losing the excess weight and offers free support and advice to achieve this goal.

It is estimated that more than 3 in 5 adults (1) are at an increased risk of serious illnesses due to being overweight. Losing just 5% of body weight can dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease and could make all the difference in preventing treatable heart disease (2).

The new campaign highlights six benefits that could have a lasting impact on a person’s health by being at a healthier weight:

  1. Decreased risk of common cancers (colon, liver, pancreas, kidney)
  2. Decreased risk of increased blood pressure
  3. Reduced risk of heart disease
  4. Less risk of developing diabetes
  5. Less stress from chronic back and joint pain
  6. Decreased risk of being hospitalized or becoming seriously ill with COVID-19

The benefits were uniquely demonstrated, in a full body x-ray animation providing a window to the body, highlighting six key health risks that can be reduced if excess weight is lost.

General practitioner and TV doctor Dr Hillary Jones said:

These six benefits highlight the impact of being overweight and the range of benefits that can be achieved by reducing your weight. Small changes every day can help you lose weight and feel healthier.

Along with Better Health, there are a variety of free NHS-approved online apps, resources and tools to help people make simple changes that will help them eat better and get active this new year, including the NHS weight loss plan, Couch to 5K and Active 10 apps. “

Public Health Minister Maggie Throup said:

The Better Health campaign returns today, focusing on improving the health of adults and helping them achieve healthier weights.

January is a great time of year to make resolutions and I hope people can take this time to start being more active and eating healthier – especially when weight loss can have such a positive impact. on our health, in particular by reducing the risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19. “

Deputy Chief Medical Officer and co-head of the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy said:

The New Year is a great time to make healthy changes.

The Better Health campaign describes the health benefits of losing weight and gives people the tools and resources to make small changes to improve their health. “

Vanessa Hebditch, policy director at the British Liver Trust, said:

Obesity is a public health emergency and urgent action to address it is needed to reduce the prevalence of fatty liver disease and other serious health problems.

By 2030, experts predict unrelated fatty liver disease (NALFD) will become the leading cause of liver disease in the UK. Liver damage develops silently without signs or symptoms, and people often don’t realize they have a problem until it’s too late. About one in five of us is already susceptible to the early stages of fatty liver disease and many people are unaware that being overweight is a major risk factor for this.

The British Liver Trust is proud to support the Better Health campaign which will help us all make better choices about what we eat and drink and encourage us to become more active. “

Dan Howarth, Head of Care at Diabetes UK, said:

There are many factors that can increase your likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, such as age, family history, and ethnicity. But research shows that living with obesity is the biggest risk factor, accounting for about 80-85% of your risk of developing the disease.

The number of people suffering from obesity is on the rise and, with around 13.6 million people in the UK at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, it has never been more vital to support those who are striving achieve a healthy weight. The Better Health campaign is an important part of the work being done to bring this support to people, while raising awareness of the benefits of losing weight.

For more information on type 2 diabetes, visit diabetes.org.uk. “

Dr Aisling McMahon, Executive Director: Research, Innovation and Policy at Kidney Research UK, said:

Being overweight or obese can dramatically increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, two of the main causes of kidney disease. In fact, research we funded in partnership with the Medical Research Council has also shown that obesity itself increases the risk of developing kidney disease. With three million people in the UK already living with kidney disease and knowing that obesity levels are on the rise, that number could rise rapidly.

Campaigns, like Better Health, are so important in supporting weight management and healthy lifestyles to protect the health of our kidneys, and there are a number of free resources to help us get started. “

Better Health offers many free tips and tools to help people get started if they want to lose weight, eat better, or get active; and the site can help you find additional weight loss support. Look for “Better Health.”


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Recreational Marijuana Petition Campaign Still On Track Despite Challenges, Organizer Says | Local news https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/02/recreational-marijuana-petition-campaign-still-on-track-despite-challenges-organizer-says-local-news/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/02/recreational-marijuana-petition-campaign-still-on-track-despite-challenges-organizer-says-local-news/ Green said ORCA will seek partners in the state’s legal marijuana industry to help with the effort and raise awareness. He believes the campaign itself could be a signal to lawmakers that Oklahoma is ready for the next step in building a revenue-generating cannabis industry. They are targeting 300,000 signatures, well over the amount required, […]]]>

Green said ORCA will seek partners in the state’s legal marijuana industry to help with the effort and raise awareness. He believes the campaign itself could be a signal to lawmakers that Oklahoma is ready for the next step in building a revenue-generating cannabis industry. They are targeting 300,000 signatures, well over the amount required, to send a message.

“If we do that and get organized in every district in the state, I don’t care… what they say” – the effect on lawmakers could be “chilling,” Green said, noting that the next session will be held in February for May at the Capitol.

It’s also ORCA’s planned start for collecting signatures, a testament to Green’s confidence in the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s January decision. He says most challenges of any merit were dealt with on Dec. 14 before a tribunal adjudicator.

“If all goes well,” said Green, and ORCA is able to submit more than the minimum number of signatures required by June, “this would give the governor more flexibility to allow us to participate in the first ballot. “.

His preference would be the run-off primaries from late August to the November general election, Green said. ORCA has a steep slope to climb to get to this point, but he’s all optimistic.


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Ministry of Education to launch 100-day reading campaign on January 1: The Tribune India https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/31/ministry-of-education-to-launch-100-day-reading-campaign-on-january-1-the-tribune-india/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 13:38:00 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/31/ministry-of-education-to-launch-100-day-reading-campaign-on-january-1-the-tribune-india/ New Delhi, December 31 Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch a 100-day “Padhe Bharat” reading campaign on Saturday to improve students’ learning levels, officials said. The campaign marks an important step in improving students’ learning levels as it develops creativity, critical thinking, vocabulary and the ability to express oneself both verbally and in writing. […]]]>

New Delhi, December 31

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch a 100-day “Padhe Bharat” reading campaign on Saturday to improve students’ learning levels, officials said.

The campaign marks an important step in improving students’ learning levels as it develops creativity, critical thinking, vocabulary and the ability to express oneself both verbally and in writing. It helps children relate to their surroundings and to the real-life situation, they said.

“Children who study at Balvatika up to grade 8 will be part of this campaign. The reading campaign will run for 100 days (14 weeks) from January 1 to April 10, 2022. The reading campaign aims to have the participation of all stakeholders at national and state level, including children, teachers, parents, community, education administrators, etc. ”said a senior ministry official. Education.

“The 100-day campaign will run for 14 weeks and one activity per week per group has been designed to make reading enjoyable and create a lifelong association with the joy of reading. A comprehensive campaign guideline reading with an age-appropriate weekly schedule of activities has been prepared and shared with the States and Union Territories, ”he added.

The manager explained that the activities can be done by children with the help of teachers, parents, peers, siblings or other family members.

“In order to make the campaign effective, the activities designed were simple and enjoyable so that they could also be easily carried out with the materials and resources available at home and with the help of parents, peers and siblings. , in case the schools are closed, ”he said. PTI


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‘Barkat Law’ Limiting Campaign Self-Funding Passes Knesset Preliminary Reading https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/29/barkat-law-limiting-campaign-self-funding-passes-knesset-preliminary-reading/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 21:42:47 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/29/barkat-law-limiting-campaign-self-funding-passes-knesset-preliminary-reading/ The Knesset on Wednesday approved for preliminary reading a bill aimed at limiting the ability of wealthy candidates to self-finance their political campaigns. The bill became known as the “Barkat Law” because it is widely seen as targeting Likud MP Nir Barkat, who is considered the richest member of the Knesset and is seen as […]]]>

The Knesset on Wednesday approved for preliminary reading a bill aimed at limiting the ability of wealthy candidates to self-finance their political campaigns.

The bill became known as the “Barkat Law” because it is widely seen as targeting Likud MP Nir Barkat, who is considered the richest member of the Knesset and is seen as a potential successor to former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leading the opposition party.

The law would prohibit public servants running for public office – and their family members – from contributing more than 100,000 NIS ($ 32,000) per year to their own campaigns.

The Knesset rejected a version of the bill introduced by Likud MP David Amsalem, then approved a version released by New Hope MP Sharren Haskel, 64-17.

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said the coalition should not support Amsalem’s legislation, but rather Haskel’s version, because the Likud MP “leads a violent and abusive speech in the Knesset plenum and makes shame on the status of the Knesset ”.

The bill was submitted to the ministerial committee on legislation on Monday. The committee, chaired by Justice Minister Gideon Saar, supported the proposal and recommended the creation of a coalition committee to consider it further.

An explanatory text says the legislation aims “for equality, integrity and preventing the purchase of power with money”, as well as preventing politicians from depending on wealth and mitigating the impact of money on the elect.

“Sometimes a rich candidate’s campaign does not allow quality candidates who are not independently wealthy to be elected and represent the industry they come from,” the legislation says. “Therefore, limits should be placed on the use of private funds of officials and Knesset candidates to ensure that not only those with personal wealth will be represented in Israeli democracy. “

Barkat, the former mayor of Jerusalem, has long sought to position himself as Netanyahu’s successor, much to the chagrin of loyalists of the former prime minister. The Likud MP said on Monday that the legislation shows how frightened his political opponents are.

“They are scared, scared,” Barkat said in a video message filmed in the Knesset and shared on social media. “And they know why, a bunch of riders and dealers have come together to try and stop me.”

Barkat said he was not alarmed by the move, because “despite what they say, I work for you – for a shekel a year.”

The wealthy MP refused to take his salary and only accepts one shekel a year. Barkat’s net worth has been estimated to be around 500 million shekels ($ 139 million).

In a speech by the Knesset’s quarantine section on Monday evening, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett – forced to run by the opposition – criticized Likud for what he called misplaced priorities.

“The opposition unfortunately doesn’t care that we are in the middle of a pandemic with a variant considered to be the fastest and most contagious in human history,” Bennett said.

“They are busy with important issues like the ‘new Likudniks’, the ‘Barkat law’ and verbally attacking Benny Begin,” the son of former prime minister and Likud co-founder Menachem Begin.

Incidentally, Bennett also attacked Barkat, criticizing him for his constant travel to Washington, ostensibly to lobby against the reopening of the US consulate in Jerusalem which serves the Palestinians.

“When it comes to the consulate, I usually don’t have a particular opinion on internal Likud disputes,” Bennett said. “As they say, good luck to both parties. But Congressman Nir Barkat, who is trying, if I understand correctly, to challenge Netanyahu, has been advised to make a lot of noise on the issue of the consulate in Jerusalem.

“Going to Washington, coming back from Washington, gathering forces, that’s a big deal,” Bennett scoffed. “You are making a lot of noise, but what you have done has left Israel worse off. “

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Moderna to lead majority of Canada’s COVID-19 recall campaign https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/28/moderna-to-lead-majority-of-canadas-covid-19-recall-campaign/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 01:12:38 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/28/moderna-to-lead-majority-of-canadas-covid-19-recall-campaign/ COVID-19 vaccines are administered at a mass vaccination clinic run by Switch Health in Mississauga, Ont., December 24, 2021.Chris Young / The Canadian Press Moderna will be the primary supplier of COVID-19 vaccine doses for the nation’s recall campaigns, as governments across the country urge eligible Canadians to receive their third vaccine as soon as […]]]>

COVID-19 vaccines are administered at a mass vaccination clinic run by Switch Health in Mississauga, Ont., December 24, 2021.Chris Young / The Canadian Press

Moderna will be the primary supplier of COVID-19 vaccine doses for the nation’s recall campaigns, as governments across the country urge eligible Canadians to receive their third vaccine as soon as possible in the face of a booming fifth wave.

The federal government says it has obtained enough COVID-19 recalls to ensure that all eligible people receive their doses at the appropriate interval. However, with deliveries of Pfizer’s doses early in the year and Moderna no later than 2021, Canadians won’t necessarily have a choice between vaccines when they reach out for the final jab.

This means that many Canadians who received doses of Pfizer for their first and second injections could get their boost against the new Omicron variant of a Moderna injection. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said it recognizes that people may prefer the same brand of vaccine for all injections, but stressed that the mRNA vaccine mix is ​​safe and protects against COVID -19.

“NACI recommended that the mix and match, or heterologous schedule, be protective, and for Canadians who have received a viral vector for their primary series, preferably,” said the PHAC spokesperson. , Mark Johnson, in a statement.

In June, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) said it expected mixing different vaccines “to lead to a robust immune response.”

Canada received approximately half the number of doses of Pfizer than doses of Moderna in the last quarter of 2021 and will get nearly double the number of Moderna doses in January compared to Pfizer injections. Additionally, since people in most age groups who get an injection of Moderna for their booster only need half a dose, shipments of Moderna will cover many more people than those of Pfizer. . A full dose of Moderna is recommended for boosters for adults 70 years of age and older and people with severe immunosuppression.

“More than 8.6 million full doses of Moderna Spikevax were imported in the last quarter of 2021, sufficient vaccine for up to 17.3 million boosters. 9.3 million additional full doses of Moderna Spikevax are expected in January, ”said Johnson.

Canada has signed additional agreements with Pfizer and Moderna for the delivery of their COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in 2022, 2023 and 2024. But while Canada has already received its doses from its original contract with Pfizer, about the half are still expected from Moderna.

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Last week, Mylène Drouin, director of public health for Montreal, said the city had more Moderna than Pfizer on hand and sought to reassure Quebeckers that the branding is safe – and especially important given the need for reminders.

“The change in dose from Pfizer to Moderna is safe – it offers protection against Omicron,” said Dr. Drouin. “Moderna is a good vaccine and we don’t see in the literature that it has more side effects. “

The NACI recommendation that Pfizer vaccine should preferably be given to people aged 12 to 29 years for their first round of vaccines (first two doses) and for the third shot for people between 18 and 29 years of age also puts pressure on sourcing from Pfizer. was administered because of the lower risk of myocarditis or pericarditis with Pfizer injection.

“In people over the age of 30, either of the mRNA vaccines can be used for the booster,” said the Independent Vaccine Advisory Group.

In light of this advice, Johnson said PHAC is calling on provinces to “carefully plan, reserve and monitor their supply of Pfizer to ensure access to this age group.”

“Canada has obtained sufficient doses of Pfizer vaccine to meet needs based on NACI’s preferred recommendations” that Pfizer should be used for younger age groups, Johnson said. “Canada also has an adequate supply of Moderna Spikevax, which has been shown to be safe and very effective and which is readily available for age groups 30 years and older. “

In Ontario, Alexandra Hilkene, spokesperson for Health Minister Christine Elliott, said the province advises public health units to ensure an adequate supply of Pfizer for young people before offering the option between Pfizer and Moderna for older groups.

“Given the historic adoption of Pfizer, some public health units are experiencing limited supply,” Ms. Hilkene said.

The province asked Ottawa for four million doses of Pfizer in January, but it is unlikely to get that many, as the whole country receives just five million doses of Pfizer in January. In its statement to the Globe, the Public Health Agency of Canada said doses are broken down on a per capita basis and provinces and territories have already been made aware of planned supply levels.

“We will work closely with the federal government to understand the supply of inbound vaccines from January through March, but we have been assured that there will be enough vaccines for all Ontarians as we continue to expand rapidly booster capacity and eligibility, ”said Ms. Hilkene.

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Is there a connection between caucus campaign reports and the GOP rule? https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/26/is-there-a-connection-between-caucus-campaign-reports-and-the-gop-rule/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 10:43:19 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/26/is-there-a-connection-between-caucus-campaign-reports-and-the-gop-rule/ Democrats last led the State Senate 37 years ago, under the leadership of the late Harry Meshel of Youngstown as Speaker of the Senate. It was in December 1984. Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” topped the charts and Walter Mondale was still trying to figure out what hit him the month before. Buckeye State Republicans have […]]]>

Democrats last led the State Senate 37 years ago, under the leadership of the late Harry Meshel of Youngstown as Speaker of the Senate.

It was in December 1984.

Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” topped the charts and Walter Mondale was still trying to figure out what hit him the month before. Buckeye State Republicans have since led the Ohio Senate.

Following:Suddes: lawmakers on Santa’s naughty list for failing to protect Ohioans’ wallets and checkbooks

And the Senate GOP rule, under President Matt Huffman, of Lima, is not about to change, based on the campaign fundraising reports that each Senate caucus filed.

The reports offer data on how much caucuses have accumulated pending next year’s reports.

Take for example the mid-year data filed last summer – the latest available – by the Republican Senate campaign committee. His cash balance was $ 2,415,365.

Thomas Suddes

In contrast, the Ohio Senate Democrats reported a cash balance of $ 148,071. In other words, for every $ 1 the Senate Republican caucus committee banked, the Senate Democrats got 6 cents.

Of course, individual senators have their own campaign committees, but caucus committees, such as the Republican Senate campaign committee, are critical to funding caucus victories.

When a caucus runs the State Senate or the Ohio House in Columbus, it’s hard to dislodge, and not just because of the gerrymandering.

Ohio Senate Speaker Matt Huffman, R-Lima

Whoever holds the majority has built-in leverage, as only the majority decides which bills get passed and which don’t, which means an investment in – oops, a donation to a minority General Assembly caucus is arguably a waste in purely economic terms.

The Senate Republicans’ campaign fund has attracted predictable donors, such as American Electric Power ‘s Responsible Government Committee ($ 20,000).

The irony is lost on some people.

Coincidentally, neither the Senate nor the House repealed the part of Scandal-ravaged House Bill 6 As a result, Ohio’s electricity consumers are subsidizing two coal-fired… er… coal-fired plants… in which AEP has a stake.


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Texas Politics 2021: Pictures of Washington, Austin and the 2022 Campaigns https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/24/texas-politics-2021-pictures-of-washington-austin-and-the-2022-campaigns/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/24/texas-politics-2021-pictures-of-washington-austin-and-the-2022-campaigns/ Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with Texas’ most essential news. Texas politics were very much in the national spotlight in 2021, and national politics played a huge role in Texas. Lots of reporting from 2020 – including the coronavirus pandemic that has touched every part of […]]]>


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