A Recent Training Teaches Activists How to Connect the Dots Between Human Trafficking and Child Abuse

For every reported case of abuse, two go unreported. The solution to reduce child abuse is to focus on prevention. (photo credited by shutter stock)

For every reported case of abuse, two go unreported. The solution to reduce child abuse is to focus on prevention. (Photo by shutterstock.com)

Parents can utilize free human rights education materials to educate their children on their human rights and help prevent them from becoming a victim of trafficking.

Parents can utilize free human rights education materials to educate their children on their human rights and help prevent them from becoming a victim of trafficking.

“What Are Human Rights?” educational booklet provided free of charge by Youth for Human Rights International

“What Are Human Rights?” educational booklet provided free of charge by Youth for Human Rights International

National Office Director Erica Rodgers speaking on the need for human rights education at Youth for Human Rights International educational exhibit in Washington, DC, last fall.

National Office Director Erica Rodgers speaking on the need for human rights education at Youth for Human Rights International educational exhibit in Washington, DC, last fall.

The similarities between human trafficking and child abuse are worth knowing. Do you know the signs?

By understanding their human rights, children gain confidence in their ability to defend their human rights. Strong-willed and confident children are less likely to be the targets of traffickers”

— Erica Rodgers, Director of the National Office of Youth for Human Rights

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With children and teenagers spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to be aware of the warning signs of child abuse and neglect. According to The Family Tree, a non-profit organization based out of Baltimore, a child is reported abused or neglected every 10 minutes in Maryland.

“For every reported case of abuse, two go unreported,” the website states. “Child abuse and neglect cost Maryland taxpayers $1.5 billion each year.” The solution to reduce child abuse? Focus on prevention. That is exactly what human rights advocates did when they attended a recent online training hosted by The Family Tree to teach advocates how to recognize signs of child abuse and how those can lead to signs of human trafficking. Representatives from Youth for Human Rights Washington, D.C., participated in the training and spoke on how human rights education also plays an important role in the fight to end both child abuse and human trafficking.

“By understanding their human rights, children gain confidence in their ability to defend their human rights. Strong-willed and confident children are less likely to be the targets of traffickers,” said Erica Rodgers, Director of the National Office of Youth for Human Rights, who attended the training.

What are the differences between child abuse and human trafficking?

Child abuse is child maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation and emotional abuse by any parent or other person who has permanent or temporary care or custody or responsibility for supervision of a child.

Human trafficking, in its most basic form, is fraudulently, forcibly, or coercively using another for purposes of exploitation. There are two main types of human trafficking: sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Victims can come from all backgrounds but the one thing they have in common is a vulnerability that is being exploited. Children, being especially impressionable at a young age, can become incredibly vulnerable to exploitation under the certain circumstances.

There are many ways child abuse and human trafficking can intersect. Experiences of neglect or abuse lead to increased risk of vulnerability to human trafficking. Children subjected to sexual abuse from a family member or family acquaintance would be at a higher risk. Furthermore, children who have feelings of isolation or emotional distress are considered “perfect targets” for traffickers. Traffickers are known for preying on the vulnerability of their victims.

Everyone has a role to play in combating both human trafficking and child abuse. Recognizing the signs is the first step to identifying a victim. Signs mentioned in the training to look out for in children include:

– Unexplained bruises or scars
– Fear, anxiety, clinging or phobias
– Nightmares, sleeping problems
– Demonstrates bizarre, sophisticated, or unusual sexual knowledge or behavior for the child's age
– Signs of drug addiction
– Sudden changes in clothes or expensive positions
– Sudden changes in friends and access to money
– Multiple phones or social media accounts

Anyone can help report human trafficking or child exploitation by paying attention to the red flags listed above and reporting them in a timely manner. It is better to call and report suspected trafficking than not to report at all. By identifying victims and reporting tips, you are doing your part to help law enforcement rescue victims, and you might save a life.

National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH), call 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733).

If you think a child is being exploited online, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has a 24/7 CyberTipline where you can anonymously report tips at: https://www.missingkids.org/gethelpnow/cybertipline

You can learn more about the signs of human trafficking by reading other free resources provided by organizations such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: https://www.missingkids.org/theissues/trafficking

Youth for Human Rights International has been working to prevent human trafficking on a national and international level for over a decade. Raising awareness of human rights is the necessary undercut to this and so many other human rights issues. Article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” To read all of the human rights as listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights go to: http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights

About Youth for Human Rights:

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and to inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI advocates for human rights both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings such as through art series, concerts and other interactive community events, including regional and international human rights summits which bring youth together from across whole sectors of the world. Their most recent campaign has included #KnowYour30 with the deliberate purpose of increasing awareness of the 30 human rights every person has – and how they are a part of everyday life. To learn more about human rights go to https://www.youthforhumanrights.org. For a documentary on Youth for Human Rights and its founder, go to https://www.scientology.tv/series/voices-for-humanity/mary-shuttleworth.html.

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"A stone of hope, out of a mountain of despair " — ML King

A simple and quick solution to avert Police brutality against our African American citizens.

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

— ML King

ENCINO, CALIF., US, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — I am writing as a concerned citizen. I have only two brief comments, both connected to the Police brutality.

A. We all know that 400 years of injustice, brutality included, against our African-American citizens, is not easy to erase. Especially, that In my humble estimation, 30-40% of the white population is STILL having nightmares. Yes, for ALL those EIGHT years, President Barack Obama was living in what they call “THEIR” White House! They are still active among us, especially now, as their leader is the dweller of the place.
In spite of all that, the Minnesotan TRAGEDY could have been EASILY avoided if just ONE, just ONE single African American policeman, would have been among those criminal four.
So, my fellow citizens, please contact your Representative, Senator, Governor, Mayor, Police Chief, etc. Ask them to do everything possible to start hiring dozens, hundreds, of African Americans into the ranks of the Police force ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, no just in your State. That would be a relatively quick response to avert at least police brutality/violence against African Americans! Comes November, Corona, or not, please go VOTE. Our Democracy is at stake!!

B. Lastly, a coincidence. That Minnesotan policeman, Derek Chauvin, an extremist for sure, willingly or not, is the reincarnation of Napoleon’s soldier, Maurice Chauvin, after whom ‘chauvinism’ an aggressive nationalistic agenda, is named.

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Proposed Plutonim Bomb Plant at SRS in South Carolina Draws Criticism from Public; NNSA's Nuclear War Plans Challenged

Abandoned plutonium fuel (MOX) buiding at Savannah River Site, coutersy High Flyer to SRS Watch – Proposed to be converted into SRS Plutonium Bomb Plant (PBP), not for any concept of “deterrence” but for 4000 nuclear weapons to be used in all-out nuclear war

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SRS Watch is a non-profit organiation working on sound policies and projects by the U.S. Department of Energy, with a focus on the Savanah River Site in South Carolina

About 12 metric tons of surplus weapon-grade plutonium are stranded at SRS, in the old K-Reactor. No more plutonium should be brought into South Carolina

DOE's NNSA Quietly Plans for All-Out Nuclear War as Coronavirus Rages and Peace and Justice Demonstrations Grow; Plutonium Pit Production to Stimulate Arms Race

Given the escalating federal deficit and reorientation of national security due to the coronavirus, we will continue to vigorously challenge the funding and authorization for the Plutonium Bomb Plant.”

— Tom Clements, Director, Savannah River Site Watch, Columbia, South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, US, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Numerous public interest groups and individuals have submitted comments critical of the U.S. Department of Energy’s unjustified proposal to expand production of plutonium “pits” – the core of nuclear weapons – to DOE’s Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina. A flurry of comments were submitted on the proposed SRS Plutonium Bomb Plant (PBP) as the comment period ended on June 2.

Comments were formally submitted on the National Nuclear Security Administration’s "Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Plutonium Pit Production at Savannah River Site; Aiken, South Carolina," which was released on April 3. Various groups submitted their own hard-hitting comments and solicited comments to be submitted by their supporters.

Commenters uniformly opposed plans to expand plutonium pit production into the terminated plutonium fuel (MOX) building at SRS, to produce 50 or more pits by 2030, called for preparation of an overarching Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to review the need for pit-production expansion and impacts at a host of DOE sites. They also challenged the need for new pits for new nuclear weapons and for pit replacement in all active and reserve U.S. warheads. Additionally, groups questioned disposal of pit transuranic (plutonium) waste in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico.

Questions were raised about the intent of pit-production expansion at both SRS and Los Alamos National Lab (LANL), which appears to be to hold on to a massive nuclear stockpile of about 4000 nuclear weapons, undermining national security and in violation of disbarment obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Commenters questioned why NNSA is not reviewing reuse of pits, of which there are over 15,000 in storage at DOE’s Pantex site in Texas and why NNSA has been dragging its feet on congressionally required plutonium-aging studies. According to a 2007 report by the JASON group of experts, “Most primary types have credible minimum lifetimes in excess of 100 years as regards aging of plutonium.”

“It is heartening to see the volume of comments calling into question NNSA's claimed but unjustified need to expand nuclear weapons production to the Savannah River Site, not for deterrence but rather in order to keep the U.S. on the dangerous footing of fighting a large-scale nuclear war,” said Tom, Clements, director of the public-interest organization Savannah River Site Watch. “It is a bizarre and dangerous twist that NNSA has proposed to convert the failed MOX facility at SRS, once endlessly touted as pinnacle of nuclear non-proliferation, into a factory for proliferation and to stimulate a new nuclear arms race,” added Clements

Several groups are known to have solicited comments from their supports, including the South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club, Tri-Valley CAREs (Livermore, CA), Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (Tennessee) and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Groups submitting detailed comments include Savannah River Site Watch, Nuclear Watch New Mexico, Tri-valley CARES, Southwest Research and Information Center (Albuquerque, NM), Sierra Club and the League of Women Voters of South Carolina. A group comment was signed by over 40 non-governmental organizations, including several arms control organizations, and, notably, comments were submitted by Dr. Frank von Hippel, a highly regarded nuclear non-proliferation expert and professor emeritus at Princeton University.

“While SRS boosters have touted the SRS Plutonium Bomb Plant as filling the funding void created by the termination of the MOX debacle, public interest comments were centered on the lack of need for expanded pit production from a national security and environmental-impact perspective,” said Clements. “Especially in the face of an escalating federal deficit and reorientation of national security due to the coronavirus, we will continue to vigorously challenge the funding and authorization for the expansion of pit production by Congress,” added Clements.

Comments noted that pit fabrication at SRS could lead to yet more plutonium being stranded in South Carolina and production at the site of more transuranic waste and chemical waste and of low-level nuclear waste that could be dumped in unlined trenches at the site. “South Carolinians are tired of being a nuclear waste dumping ground and for that reason alone the pit-production project at SRS must be rejected,” said Clements of SRS Watch.

“Conversion of the MOX plant into a bomb factory is now estimated to cost up to $5 billion by 2030 but as NNSA is rushing the project without proper preparation it is expected that it will be a repeat of the MOX debacle, with massive cost overruns, lengthy schedule delays, chronic mismanagement and ultimate failure,” said Clements.

Savannah River Site Watch, Nuclear Watch New Mexico and Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment, all members of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA), are pondering a lawsuit on the pit proposal for violating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). (See comments for details.)

To underscore the importance of the pit issues, the magazine Arms Control Today for June 2020, released on to comment deadline of June 2, featured a front-page article entitled "Reconsidering U.S. Plutonium Pit Production Plans." The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists is also expected to soon publish an article on the controversial pit-production issue.

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Notes:

Links to comments and draft EIS:

SRS Watch:
https://srswatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Comments-draft-EIS-Plutonium-Bomb-Plant-by-Clements-June-1-2020.pdf

Nuclear Watch New Mexico:
https://nukewatch.org/

Southwest Research and Information Center:
https://srswatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SRIC-SRS-DEIS-comments-060220-plus-attachments-June-2-2020.pdf

Sierra Club:
https://srswatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Sierra-Club-on-pit-draft-EIS-May-29-2020.pdf

League of Women Voters of South Carolina:
https://srswatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/LWV-draft-EIS-comment-May-25-2020-Pits-EIS-for-DOE.pdf

Group comments by over 40 groups:
https://srswatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NGO-group-comment-Draft-SRS-Pit-Production-EIS-June-2-2020.pdf

Comment of Dr. Frank von Hippel, noted non-proliferation expert, Senior Research Physicist and
Professor of Public and International Affairs emeritus, Program on Science and Global Security
Princeton University:
https://srswatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/FvH-Comment-on-draft-DOE-EIS-0541-for-proposed-SRS-pit-production-facility-19May2020.pdf

Draft EIS on Proposed SRS Plutonium Bomb Plant (SRS PBP) is posted here on NNSA’s website:
https://www.energy.gov/nepa/downloads/doeeis-0541-draft-environmental-impact-statement

Federal Register notice, April 3, 2020 Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Plutonium Pit Production at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina and Announcement of Public Hearing: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-03/pdf/2020-06557.pdf

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Creating a Better America and a Better World: Implementing the Equity Management-Plato Strategic Plan

Equity Management-Plato: How to Create a Better America and a Better World

Washington & Associates, Inc. is Announcing the Completion of a Comprehensive Strategic Plan” Designed to Help Create a Better America and a Better World

SOLON, OH, UNITED STATES, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Washington & Associates, Inc. (W&A) is proud to announce that it has completed and posted two new white papers on the W&A website. White paper no. 005 is entitled “EM-P: Promoting Positive Populism is the Only Way to Save Liberal Democracy in America and Worldwide.” White Paper no. 006 is entitled “EM-P: Creating A More Equitable “New Normal” in the Wake of COVID-19.” With the completion of white papers nos. 005 and 006 and their associated blog posts, which have the same titles, all the significant components of the Equity Management-Plato Strategic Plan are now complete and none too soon.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, America and the world are experiencing what looks like four additional simultaneous existential threats: broken societal systems, on-going systemic injustice, inequality exacerbated by COVID-19, and the crisis of liberal democracy generally. While it may look like there are four additional threats here, there is, in fact, only one additional threat. “Broken societal systems” lie at the heart of the problem; they are the “disease.” All the other “threats” are “symptoms.” If liberal democracy and civil society are to survive, we must immediately begin the process of fixing our broken social, political, and economic systems; this will require an action plan.

Winston Churchill once said: “failing to plan is planning to fail.” W&A agrees. Given what is at stake, failure is not an option. Fortunately, W&A has already developed an action plan. It is called "The Equity Management-Plato Strategic Plan." The Equity Management-Plato Strategic Plan’s components include:

• A book entitled “Ensuring Justice, Fairness, and Inclusion in America: Managing Equity in the 21st Century” contains a detailed plan for creating “Equity Management-Plato (EM-P). Equity Management System (“EM”) is a ground-breaking management system made up of an interrelated set of novel concepts, methods, and tools. EM is based on the political philosophy of John Rawls (see “Justice as Fairness”), the social and economic morality of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the judicial principle called “strict scrutiny.” EM is designed to help create a better America and a better world by helping to fix our broken societal systems. Pursuant to the logic of EM, the Plato Management Information System (“Plato” or “P”) is designed to monitor real-time sectoral operations and transactions; help uncover instances of injustice, unfairness, and exclusion; help create just, fair, and inclusive policy solutions; help make victims whole; and finally help prevent injustice, unfairness, and exclusion from reoccurring. The book is available on W&A’s website.
• Six white papers that show how to implement EM-P in America and worldwide and thereby make both America and the world better. The white papers are available on W&A’s website.
• A blog (“EM-P Blog”) on W&A’s website publishes news related to EM-P.
• EM-P promotional gear designed to help wearers make statements about their support for liberal democracy and civil society. The promotional gear is available on W&A’s website.
• An EM-P related social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.
• In keeping with the social distancing requirements associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic, for the foreseeable future, W&A will offer EM-P training, collaboration, coordination, etc. via video conferencing. See the instructions for joining EM-P related video conferences on W&A’s website.
• An Equity Management-Plato Strategic Plan Brochure is on the white paper page of W&A’s website.

Proceeds from the sale of the book and the gear will go toward implementing the strategic plan.

The strategic objective of the Equity Management-Plato Strategic Plan is to “help create a better America and a better world.” The tactical objectives of the Equity Management-Plato Strategic Plan are the following:

• Help fix broken social, political, and economic systems
• Help create just, fair, and inclusive societies
• Help create a more equitable “new normal” in the wake of COVID-19
• Help save liberal democracy in America and worldwide

This list of objectives is daunting. Trying to accomplish any one of them requires bold and imaginative strategies that would be equivalent to reimagining and reinventing liberal democracy itself. The Equity Management-Plato Strategic Plan is the only bold, original, robust, comprehensive, pragmatic, and cost-effective plan in existence that can achieve all these objectives (strategic and tactical) and achieve them all simultaneously.

The figure attached to this news release, entitled “Creating A Better America and a Better World: The Benefits of Equity Management-Plato,” shows the relationships between the implementation of EM-P in America and worldwide and the strategic and tactical objectives of the Equity Management-Plato Strategic Plan. The dynamics of the relationship works like this. The purposeful acts associated with implementing EM-P will fix broken social, political, and economic systems. Fixing broken social, political, and economic systems will yield positives externalities: just, fair, and inclusive societies; a more equitable new normal in the wake of COVID-19; and liberal democracy will be saved in America and worldwide. The creation of just, fair, and inclusive societies; the creation of a more equitable new normal in the wake of COVID-19; and the saving of liberal democracy in America and worldwide will help create a better America and a better world.

With the completion of the Equity Management-Plato Strategic Plan, W&A is reaching out to like-minded organizations, groups, and individuals seeking to establish partnerships with those looking to help resolve the disease and its symptoms. All people longing for a better America and a better world should buy the book and the gear; download and read the white papers; subscribe to the blog; be part of the solution. Together we can make the world in which we want to live and leave for our children.

Washington & Associates, Inc. is a privately held S corporation located in Solon, Ohio. W&A has been working on what is now EM-P for 32 years at the cost of millions of dollars. Today, W&A is announcing the completion of a mature solution designed to create a better America and a better world.

If you would like to learn more about this topic, contact us using the information provided below.

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Cornerstone Solutions Wins Six American Association of Political Consultants Pollie Awards for 2020

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Six Pollie Awards 2020

Rick Asnani, National Political Strategist and President of Cornerstone Solutions

Cornerstone Solutions Continues Producing Award-Winning Work for its Clients with AAPC Pollie Awards for TV Ads, Radio Ads and Swept a Direct Mail Category

As leading political consultants and ballot initiative experts, we pride ourselves in managing some of Florida’s top campaigns”

— Rick Asnani

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cornerstone Solutions, a full-service public affairs political consulting and ballot initiative firm providing strategic communications services, crisis management and corporate and grassroots solutions, today announced it has received six American Association of Political Consultant (AAPC) 2020 Pollie Awards. Three of the awards came in the Candidate Division for Direct Mail where the firm swept an entire category nationwide.

The Pollie Awards are the most prized and sought-after national awards in the political communications and public affairs industries. Every entry – whether submitted by a large consulting company or an individual consultant – is considered equal in competing for honors of excellence. A blind jury of professional peers selects AAPC award winners.

Campaigning experts, Cornerstone Solutions, received six awards for campaign communications in the Candidate Division. Notably, the team was awarded gold, silver and bronze awards within the Direct Mail category for independent expenditures in a Mayoral election. The three award-winning mail piece wins in one category were an unprecedented win for Cornerstone Solutions and part of the communications program during the West Palm Beach election of Mayor Keith James. Additionally, the team received a silver award for Best Radio, a silver award for Best Television Ad and a silver award for a 2018 direct mail piece in the Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda category which looks at previous election year communications that have not won a Pollie before.

While creativity and quality of execution remain important​ in the evaluation of entries​, this year’s Pollie Awards ​again ​placed greater emphasis on political effectiveness​ in an attempt to determine whether material appeared to meet a specific campaign need or solved a particular problem​. AAPC ​also maintained a higher curve for trophy eligibility, making Cornerstone Solutions’ wins even more significant, with less than 12% of entries earning the top honor of a Gold Pollie.

“As leading political consultants and ballot initiative experts, we pride ourselves in managing some of Florida’s top campaigns,” said Rick Asnani, president of Cornerstone Solutions. “Each campaign we work on has a different strategy and unique communications to ensure we are providing our clients the best road map to victory. Winning six Pollies is a testament to our team and the hard work we put in each and every day to win. While winning on Election Day is our top priority, winning national awards for our cutting-edge work is both exciting and humbling.”

To learn more about Cornerstone Solutions, please visit: https://www.csteam360.com/.

About Cornerstone Solutions
Cornerstone Solutions is a full-service political consulting and strategic communications firm that delivers smart solutions and proven results for political, corporate, issue-oriented and trade association clients nationwide. For 15 years, the company has specialized in executive elections for candidates running statewide down to local elections and especially those in mayoral and constitutional offices like sheriffs, commissioners or governor races. With over 75 years of combined experience, the Cornerstone team generates successful campaigns, grassroots initiatives, lobbying programs, and community relations approaches, earning the firm national awards and honors. For more information visit https://www.csteam360.com/.

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SEAL PAC Says Vote Peters In Major Endorsement

As Primary Election Closes In On Target, Special Operators Move In

In Congress, I will be guided by the same core values I served with while supporting Operators and Patriots like Rob O’Neil: Integrity, Service, and Excellence”

— Sam Peters

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today Sam Peters, United States Air Force veteran, Bronze Star recipient, and Republican candidate for Congress in Nevada’s 4th District, announced that he has been endorsed by SEAL PAC. SEAL PAC Chairman Rob O’Neil, the former U.S. Navy SEAL, is attributed with firing the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden. The SEAL PAC’s mission is to raise funds to assist conservative, military veteran incumbents and candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives with their election efforts. Peters, a Bronze Star recipient and former Air Force Special Operations Command member, was the clear choice for SEAL PAC.

“SEAL PAC is proud to endorse United States Air Force Major (Retired) and Bronze Star recipient Sam Peters' candidacy for Congress in Nevada's 4th District,” said SEAL PAC spokesman Robert Catron. “As a former law enforcement officer and decorated military leader, Sam has proven he exemplifies the qualities America needs in Congress, now more than ever.
“We can count on Sam Peters, who honorably served our country for more than twenty years with deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan,” continued Catron. “He is now a small business owner who did not lay off any employees during the pandemic. Sam Peters is a leader that stands for America, the Constitution, and the Freedoms that we hold dear. Vote for Sam Peters for Congress!”

“I am honored and proud to be endorsed by SEAL PAC, headed by one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time,” said Sam Peters. “In Congress, I will be guided by the same core values I served with while supporting Operators and Patriots like Rob O’Neil: Integrity, Service, and Excellence. These values, so lacking in many of our elected officials, will continue to be found with me.

Peters is a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force. He served his country in Afghanistan, Iraq, Panama, and Korea. He earned the Bronze Star for his efforts in Afghanistan.

After his service to our nation, Peters led a Fortune 500 company’s largest geographical region and was responsible for nearly $100 million in annual revenue. The Peters family ultimately settled in Las Vegas and, exercising his entrepreneurial spirit, founded Peters Family Insurance with two locations. He presently employs eight. Peters holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Park University, a Master of Science in Administration, with focus on law, through Central Michigan University, and a Graduate Level Certificate in Organizational Finance from the University of Maryland University College.

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ONE MILLION AGAINST POLICE MURDER #BLACKOUT SATURDAY 06.06.2020

www.blfjustice.org

Massive Rally at the White House and 200 Police Precincts Nationwide

Black Lawyers for Justice will serve as one of the legal monitoring organizations.”

— Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz, Esq.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — ONE MILLION AGAINST POLICE MURDER #BLACKOUT SATURDAY

EVENT: Massive Rally at the White House and 200 Police Precincts Nationwide

WHEN: Saturday – June 6, 2020 – 12Noon

WHERE: The White House – Washington, DC

REASON: In support of George Floyd and against police brutality and against the disrespect and lawlessness of President Donald Trump

This is a First Amendment demonstration. Hundreds of groups across the country will attend this massive Mobilization for justice and end systematic racism and police murder. Well over one million are expected to participate in Washington, DC, and at precincts nationwide starting at noon in each city. We are asking every one of you to stand in Unity…millions strong…Saturday, June 6 at the White House.

A news conference will be held on Thursday – June 4, 2020, at 10:00 am. Details TBA

“In the wake of the police strangulation of George Floyd, the grossly disrespectful tear-gassing of peaceful demonstrators by Donald Trump on Monday at the White House; this massive Mobilization is being called by over 100 groups. Black Lawyers for Justice will serve as one of the legal monitoring organizations. I will do all in my power to help make this possible.”

Malik Zulu Shabazz, Esq.
President – Black Lawyers for Justice
attorneymalikshabazz@gmail.com
@blacklawyersfj

#BlackOutSaturday #BlackLawyersForJustice #BlackRightsMatter #Black-Empowerment #GeorgeFloyd

Malik Shabazz
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Hansen Analytics Releases CriticalH2O Cloud Services to Streamline Potable Water Leak Reporting

Hansen Analytics' CriticalH2O communicates multi-supplier leak detection data from the field to the office in minutes, not day or weeks, to locate & quantify leaks to dramatically reduce leak scheduling, repair, and contractor quality assurance testing.

Hansen Analytics’ CriticalH2O communicates multi-supplier leak detection data from the field to the office in minutes, not day or weeks, to locate & quantify leaks to dramatically reduce leak scheduling, repair, and contractor quality assurance testing.

Acoustic listening devices attempt to triangulate leak locations on metallic pipes, but problematic in testing for leaks on newer plastic pipes.

Acoustic listening devices attempt to triangulate leak locations on metallic pipes, but problematic in testing for leaks in plastic pipes that have become more common.

Data from Hansen's CriticalH20 cloud accessed in seconds for display and decision support within the Innovyze InfoAsset Planner platform.

Data from Hansen’s CriticalH20 cloud accessed in seconds for display and decision support within the Innovyze InfoAsset Planner asset management platform.

New Platform Consolidates Multi-Supplier Field Surveys in Minutes, Not Days or Weeks, Dramatically Reducing Time to Prioritize, Schedule, & Complete Repairs

CriticalH2O substantially reduces the time to pinpoint and quantify pipeline leaks – from days or weeks to minutes – to help limit customer service interruptions.”

— Chuck Hansen, Chairman & Founder, Hansen Analytics LLC

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, USA, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hansen Analytics LLC announced today the release of its new CriticaH2O cloud data services platform to dramatically reduce reporting & consolidation of pressurized water pipeline leak location inspection surveys, from days or weeks to minutes. The new internet-based solution substantially reduces the time needed to prioritize, schedule, complete, and document pipeline repairs, including estimating pipe defects in gallons per minute or liters per second. This advancement will significantly reduce customer service interruptions.

"CriticalH2O substantially reduces the time to pinpoint and quantify leaks – from days or weeks to minutes – including estimated flow rates, to help select, schedule and conduct quality assurance testing, and limit customer service interruptions," stated Chuck Hansen, Chairman & Founder, Hansen Analytics LLC.

The announcement coincides with this week's 2020 BlueTech Forum where one of Hansen Analytics' data partners, Electro Scan Inc., is featured as part of the conference's Innovation Showcase.

"Despite the installation of sophisticated real-time sensors or meters, sometimes at every hydrant in a community, the accurate location of leaks and estimating quantities can take days or weeks," stated Hansen.

Leakage control activities must often be scheduled late at night when traffic noises and residential water use is minimal, and less likely to interfere or provide false-positive instrument readings.

Listening sticks, first used over 100 years ago to find leaks, are still used by many utilities to walk potential leak locations before using acoustic data correlators to triangulate locations, which at times are impossible to use effectively on now commonly used plastic pipes.

And, even with the best of care, too much time is spent trying to identify what become "low quality" leaks that result in misguided pipe excavations.

Sometimes utilities only find a confirmed leak in one out of several digging attempts, with subsequent costly repairs only marginally able to improve customer service interruptions.

Since detecting and locating leaks can often take 2-5 times as long as the actual leak repair, shortening the 'leak life' is a major improvement offered by this new technology.

Hansen is a leading authority on the topics of water leak detection, pipe condition assessment, rehabilitation, cloud-based technologies, and creating digital twins, i.e., creating duplicate electronic representations of field infrastructure and their condition.

In addition to being former Chair, Subcommittee F36.20 on Inspection and Renewal of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Hansen founded a leading enterprise asset management company in 1983, specializing on sewer and water infrastructure, selling the privately-held Hansen Information Technologies to Infor Global in 2007.

Today, Hansen is a member of the Water Main Condition Assessment Committee, American Water Works Association (AWWA), recently publishing its first edition AWWA M77 guidelines for condition assessment, and works as an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investor advising a California venture capital firm and a board member at several new technology start-ups.

In addition to standard pipe material, diameter, location, pressure, and pipe length information on each pipe, the CriticalH20 platform is able to store acoustic, closed-circuit television (CCTV) videos, helium tracer, pressure transient, and new low voltage conductivity inspection survey data, among others, from single survey applications or from vendors supplying multi-sensor survey data.

Hansen is working with several partners, including Innovyze®, to deliver comprehensive decision support, rehabilitation selection, and CAPEX planning, using leakage data just minutes after collected in the field using CriticalH2O's powerful data storage capabilities.

Hansen's CriticalH20 cloud application is licensed as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) representing a companion cloud application to its well-known CriticalSewers® solution for gravity pipe inspection survey data.

Currently, hosting databases from over 700 customers worldwide at an off-site secured facility, real-time accessibility of data allows water tightness testing of new pipes to be communicated to utility managers and their engineers in the office while repair crews are still in the field, confirming pipe leak elimination, even in plastic pipes.

Many newly rehabilitated pipes, often using Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) materials, cannot be inspected using traditional acoustic listening devices or TV cameras and are unable to be pressure tested due to numerous customer connections.

As a result, working with next generation technology providers, Hansen cloud applications have been able to accumulate over 7 years of CIPP leak performance data, organized by lining supplier, contractor, curing method, and host pipe material, locating unseen & unheard leaks in permeable liners to within 1cm and helping determine remaining useful life.

"Not all leak technologies deliver good data," stated Hansen. "Some must be used in combination with others to confirm areas of concern, while others claim to measure things like 'remaining wall thickness' that can't be replicated using sophisticated multi-physics benchmarking tools."

But, new and more precise technologies are on the horizon, just being introduced to an industry where a recent study found that only a few technologies are able to quantify leaks in gallons per minute or liters per second – signaling an urgent need to allow utilities to fix the worst pipes first, thereby achieving greater returns from limited capital investments.

ABOUT HANSEN ANALYTICS, LLC
Founded in 2006, Hansen is dedicated to aggregating municipal and investor-owned utility data to streamline decision support. Founding Hansen Software in 1983 (later called Hansen Information Technologies), principals of Hansen Analytics are pioneers in municipal & utility asset data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and utility management helping thousands of cities and utilities create digital twin environments to help decipher and interpret operational, financial, and capital efficiencies.

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A Resilient Sector: Realities and Facts

800+ social impact organizations affirm nonprofits up and running during and post-pandemic

The fact is mission-driven organizations, including those providing critical response services to some of the nation’s most vulnerable communities around the nation, are holding steady…”

— Lisa Brown Alexander, President and CEO, Nonprofit HR.

WASHINGTON, D.C., DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — — 69% of respondents to a recent COVID-19 Pulse Response survey say they can accommodate work from home (WFH) for all staff. Similarly, 69% indicated that their organizations are considering longer-term WFH policies beyond the pandemic. These findings are the results of a May 2020 pulse survey Nonprofit HR deployed to its community of social impact organizations across America. The purpose of the survey is to gauge where these organizations stand regarding their response plans to the coronavirus pandemic. The questions, to which 808 organizations answered, focus on business continuity planning, succession planning, work from home transitioning, employee communication during the COVID-19 crisis and other pandemic-related topics. Survey respondent demographics span a broad range of budget sizes, mission types, and employee headcounts.

Additional Realities from COVID-19 Response Pulse Survey:
A majority (65%) of respondent organizations possessed and implemented a business continuity plan, allowing them to continue to deliver their critical services, when the pandemic struck. By contrast, Mercer’s Business Responses to the COVID-19 Outbreak Survey found that worldwide only 49% of companies have a business continuity plan in the case of emergencies such as the current outbreak of coronavirus.

Close to three-quarters (73%) of the pulse survey respondent organizations report that they developed employee communications plans in response to COVID-19. Also, 36% report that they have developed a succession plan for leadership functions and 15% of respondent organizations report that they developed a succession plan for staff and leadership.

Further, respondent comments indicated high levels of preparedness and response from social impact organizations. Take, for example, the following comment from an anonymous survey respondent from an organization located in Colorado with a $5 million – $9.9 million budget and between 51-100 employees:

“We have robust risk planning in place with operations protocols for various risk levels (admittedly we did not have a global pandemic as an identified interrupter). We have also created 2- and 12-week redundancy plans, the former for all core staff, the latter for leadership.”

Nonprofit HR released these and additional results via a virtual roundtable and new infographic that illustrates the results in graphic format. Both can be downloaded at https://www.nonprofithr.com/coronaviruspulsesurvey.

Fact:
“The fact is mission-driven organizations, including those providing critical response services to some of the nation’s most vulnerable communities around the nation, are holding steady – if not expanding – in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the growing community demands that have come with it. From healthcare to education to health and human service organizations, these data show a high-level of responsiveness, business acumen and recovery savvy by nonprofits large and small. What the data tell us is that social impact organizations have not failed to plan, but instead have done the necessary work to sustain their missions and the communities they serve before, during and after this crisis. This preparedness and responsiveness are key markers of well-run businesses and demonstrate the continued resiliency of the nonprofit sector,” said Lisa Brown Alexander, President and CEO, Nonprofit HR.

In mid-March, Nonprofit HR conducted a Coronavirus Readiness Pulse Survey for the social impact sector. Its findings also highlighted the agility of the sector’s organizational leadership and business preparedness practices. In an effort to inform the sector and its leadership, Nonprofit HR sought additional input from social impact leaders regarding their coronavirus preparedness and response plans. Findings from all surveys help to inform the content of talent-management-focused programming (virtual town halls and roundtables) specific to the sector.

Access to past Town Hall recordings and resources shared can be found at: nonprofithr.com/covid19.

Press seeking interviews regarding the data and survey findings may email Atokatha Ashmond Brew at abrew@nonprofithr.com.

Nonprofit HR, well known for its Knowledge and Insight Practice Area, produces dozens of publications each year. Additional Knowledge resources may be seen at: www.nonprofithr.com/knowledge-insights.

ABOUT NONPROFIT HR

Nonprofit HR is the country’s leading and oldest firm focused exclusively on the talent management needs of social impact organizations. We focus our efforts on project-based human resources consulting, HR outsourcing, talent acquisition, and executive search. Nonprofit HR also offers customized trainings, research and events, all with the objective of strengthening the people management capacity of the workforce. Since 2000, our staff of credentialed experts have advanced the impact of some of the world’s most influential brands in the sector. A list of client and mission types may be seen here. Read more news from Nonprofit HR.

Atokatha Ashmond Brew, Managing Director, MarkComm
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Coronavirus Response Pulse Survey Results – 808 Nonprofits Share Insights


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