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Three years ago today, I announced my campaign for president of the United States

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 aprile 2022

On that day, I said we were in a battle for the soul of this nation. That the core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy — everything that has made America, America was at stake. And I knew it was worth fighting for.America is an idea — an idea that’s stronger than any army, bigger than any ocean, more powerful than any dictator or tyrant. Now more than ever, I believe in this idea. Since Kamala and I took office, we’ve vaccinated over 200 million people, made historic investments in our nation’s infrastructure, confirmed the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, and so much more.Together, we are building a better America, and it is thanks to the dedication of this grassroots team that stepped up when it mattered most.I am proud of our accomplishments, but there is still more work to be done. We’ve made a lot of progress. But all of it is on the line if we don’t protect our Democratic majorities in Congress this year.You know I hate asking, but your generosity before November’s midterm elections will help ensure our party has what it needs to support Democrats who are running for office nationwide.

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Metropolitan Museum Launches CongressSaveCulture Campaign

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 marzo 2020

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced CongressSaveCulture, a campaign to support broader efforts advocating for financial relief for non-profit arts organizations to be included in the nearly $2 trillion stimulus package currently being debated in Congress. Specifically, The Met is calling on the federal government to include at least $4 billion in government support for financially at-risk non-profit arts organizations and the implementation of a universal charitable tax deduction to incentivize giving to these institutions. The current relief package is expected to include funding for many industries impacted by COVID-19, including casinos, airlines, and more.Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of the Museum, commented, “As we prioritize the health and safety of people around the globe first and foremost, we must also plan for the world we will re-enter once this crisis finally subsides. With that in mind, we must ensure that arts organizations, large and small, will be able to withstand the economic devastation so many are facing. Cultural organizations are important not just because of the value that the arts bring to our lives but because these institutions also drive tourism and create jobs. Despite the abundance and excellence of the programs and resources that our country’s arts groups deliver, and the legions of audiences they serve, many already operate on the edge, with very limited reserves. All are facing unprecedented financial damage as a result of the immediate and long-term effects of the coronavirus on the economy. The need for government relief for arts institutions and their employees cannot be underestimated.”
The Met is activating all parts of its community—staff, volunteers, members, and more—to support this cause by encouraging all to go to the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) website and send a letter to representatives in Congress; share the hashtag #CongressSaveCulture on social media platforms; and sign The Met’s petition to support arts organizations at
The Met and other cultural organizations have been engaging with city, state, and federal leaders as the crisis has developed, from the first challenges of protecting staff and visitors to the decision to close and, most recently, to articulating our ask for support. The Museum is mobilizing all available resources and working closely with peers at other Cultural Institution Groups (CIGs) and similar institutions as well as the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD).
Already, COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the arts and culture sector. Museums across the nation collectively are projected to lose at least $33 million a day because of closures. The AAM estimates that 30 percent of museums—mostly in small and rural communities—will not be able to reopen without swift financial support from the government.Museums provide important educational, cultural, and economic value to communities around the United States. American Alliance of Museums and Oxford Economics estimate that museums contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy and $12 billion in tax revenue each year. Beyond that, museums support more than 725,000 jobs across the country, providing local employment to Americans in every state.

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Campaign Monitor’s Newest Report Shows Email Marketing Engagement Grew in 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 gennaio 2020

Campaign Monitor—a provider of powerful yet approachable email marketing software—today released its annual global email marketing benchmarks report providing marketers with insights into industry averages and empowering them to build a data-backed strategy. The report was developed after analyzing billions of emails sent globally using the Campaign Monitor platform. “Marketing has evolved to become a data-driven discipline, and marketers need to actively measure the effectiveness of their campaigns and programs,” said Lane Harbin, director of marketing at Campaign Monitor. “Campaign Monitor’s annual global email marketing benchmarks report gives marketers a resource to see how their performance stacks up globally and within their industry in key areas, such as email open, click-through, click-to-open, unsubscribe and bounce rates. Savvy marketers can use this information to quickly double down on areas where they are excelling and determine where they need to make improvements in 2020.”

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Brand Campaign “All People Are Tax People”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 gennaio 2020

TurboTax®, the nation’s leading online tax preparation service from Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), today announced the launch of its new brand campaign, “All People Are Tax People”. The integrated campaign, which will span broadcast, digital and social, and culminates with a celebratory spot in the NFL Super Bowl, reminds people that they accomplish amazing things every day and, with the right tools and encouragement, they are capable of doing anything – including their taxes.“Every day we watch the people around us do remarkable things. Yet when it comes to their taxes and finances these same people can feel overwhelmed and intimidated,” said Mary-Ann Somers, Senior Vice President, Intuit’s Consumer Group. “‘At TurboTax, we’ve long believed that with the right tools and encouragement, people are capable of anything – including their taxes. ‘All People Are Tax People’ brings this belief to life, giving consumers the confidence they need to accomplish their taxes.” The campaign launches with a 60-second anthem, “All People Are Tax People”, which showcases relatable scenarios and the amazing feats people accomplish every day. Having a baby. Acing a science fair project. Cooking marvelous meals. All the things, big and small, that people accomplish each and every day is proof they can do their own taxes. And while every tax situation is unique and different, consumers can have confidence that TurboTax has the tools, guidance and experts to help them accomplish their taxes too.

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Headspace Launches Healthy Happy America Campaign

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 10 novembre 2019

Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, today announced the launch of Healthy Happy America, an initiative to improve the health and happiness of America, one city at a time. The initiative starts in Pittsburgh, Pa. on November 15th, working with the EMBRACE Pittsburgh movement and the CHILL Project to collectively bring everyday mindfulness to the people of Pittsburgh and help the city get happier, stress less and sleep soundly. Healthy Happy America will comprise of a free, two-day event full of activities and spatial experiences held in an interactive series of rooms called The Dot, which will be located in Schenley Plaza. Events will be led by Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe and Steelers’ wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.
“Our mission has always been to improve the health and happiness of the world. In a world that feels increasingly stressful for many, we want to inspire people to look after themselves and others, and ensure they have all the tools they need. Starting local and making it feel personal is a big part of that, and we’re very excited to begin this journey with the incredible community and people of Pittsburgh,” said Andy Puddicombe, former Buddhist monk and co-founder of Headspace. Headspace is focusing its social impact efforts on supporting youth initiatives, joining with local schools, the JuJu Foundation, EMBRACE, Carnegie Mellon University and the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) to pilot a mindfulness program based in social and emotional learning (SEL) principles.

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Campus France Launches a New International Communication Campaign

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 ottobre 2019

Campus France is launching an unprecedented communication campaign to promote the excellence of French educational institutions and their courses around the world.Following the new national strategy of attractiveness «Bienvenue en France/Choose France», Campus France, an agency for the promotion of French higher education wishes to strengthen the position of France as a privileged destination of higher studies for high school students and international students. The goal set by the Prime Minister at the Rencontres Universitaires de la Francophonie in November 2018, is to attract 500,000 students from around the world by 2027, against 340,000 students today. This new campaign is supported by the Ministries of Europe and Foreign Affairs and Higher Education, Research and Innovation. It promotes an open, and enterprising France at the center of Europe, which attracts talents from all over the world to its various excellent courses and wants to make it known.“In an increasingly competitive world of higher education, France wants to maintain its status as a major host country and its aptitude to attract the best students in its institutions, whether they come from Africa, Asia or America”, Béatrice Khaiat, Managing Director of Campus France.“Living in France made me realize that I could take risks, find what suits me. I think everything is possible when you meet the right people, the right opportunities.”
Sandra Omo states, a young Nigerian who has followed a career in international management in France and is today committed to education rights.Campus France challenges students from all over the world, including its alumni, with the following invitation “What if studying in France allowed you to achieve your dreams?”.

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Breast Cancer Campaign

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 5 ottobre 2019

Every 15 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.1 That’s why, since 1992, The Estée Lauder Companies has been committed to saving lives – uniting and positively impacting people everywhere in its Breast Cancer Campaign’s mission to create a breast cancer-free world. For 27 years, The Estée Lauder Companies has inspired action, funding the world’s leading research to bring us closer to a cure and bringing a global level of awareness to the disease. It’s TimeToEndBreastCancer. The Estée Lauder Companies has been a leader in the global breast cancer movement since Evelyn H. Lauder co-created the Pink Ribbon and started The Breast Cancer Campaign (The Campaign) in 1992. A year later, in 1993, she founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), the highest-rated nonprofit breast cancer organization in the U.S., dedicated to advancing the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. The Campaign has raised more than $79 million to support global research, education and medical services through the collective support of consumers, employees and partners worldwide, with more than $65 million funding 260 medical research grants through BCRF. This year The Campaign aims to raise another $9 million globally.Real impact has been made and The Campaign is proudly part of that equation. Mortality rates from breast cancer have declined by 40% among women since the late 1980’s2 and BCRF-funded researchers have been involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Breast cancer is spoken about more openly and important messages about early detection are saving lives – five-year survival rates are better than 90% with early detection.

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WJC disconcerted by Amnesty International’s campaign against Israeli

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 31 gennaio 2019

The World Jewish Congress is disconcerted and disheartened by Amnesty International’s newly launched campaign calling on the world’s leading digital tourism companies – Trip Advisor, Expedia,, and AirBnB – to stop listing in Israeli settlements, and to governments to bring in regulation to prevent these businesses from operating with or in these communities.“Amnesty International is a serious and respected human rights organization, whose work to stop abuses around the world should never be underrated, but its singular focus on corporate entities doing business in Israeli settlements is gravely misguided and undermining of the organization’s true mandate,” said WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer.
“If Amnesty wishes to involve itself in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it should center its attention on the real human rights abuses ongoing in Palestinian territories, and not attack corporate businesses who strive to bridge divides and build peace through global tourism and interaction,” Singer said.“Amnesty has expressed its concern that these businesses are profiting from and contributing to what it calls human rights violations caused by the settlements. Let it be reminded that in the Palestinian territories today, convicted terrorists who murder innocent Israeli civilians are awarded handsome salaries for their so-called martyrdom, by the Palestinian Authority. This is profit from terror and human rights abuses, plain and simple,” Singer said.“Amnesty International would do well to shift its focus and campaign against this atrocious policy and urge corporate entities and governments to halt any funding to the Palestinian Authority that might be used for terror payments, and advocate loudly and clear against the continued incitement and encouragement to terrorism that proliferates in these territories,” he added.“The World Jewish Congress stands ready and willing to engage with Amnesty International and work together against the real human rights abuses and abusers threatening our world today, and to ensure that the price of unbridled hatred is never forgotten,” Singer said.

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Merkle’s Coleen Kuehn Named to Campaign’s List of Top Digital Talent

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 31 marzo 2018

Merkle (, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced that Coleen Kuehn, chief media officer, has been named to Campaign US’s Digital 40 over 40 list. Coleen joins an elite group of the industry’s most gifted and accomplished digital talents over 40. Honorees represent a diverse background across interactive advertising, marketing, and design, but each provides outstanding and unique contributions to the state of digital marketing.A seasoned executive with 20 years of experience in marketing, strategic planning, digital media, and technology, Coleen began her career in marketing and product development roles for American Express and The Coca-Cola Company, after receiving an MBA from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. As Merkle’s chief media officer, she is responsible for a team of 500 digital professionals that span an ever-growing footprint in the Americas. Under her leadership, the team manages Merkle’s media portfolio across search, display, social, and performance media, in addition to overseeing the agency’s comprehensive communications strategy capabilities. In her first year at Merkle, Coleen integrated all of the media and channel offerings into an integrated, holistic offering. Of particular interest was her role in spearheading the development of a revolutionary and proprietary methodology for delivering people-based media. Largely attributable to Coleen’s stewardship, Merkle has recently been recognized with numerous industry accolades, which include being named Search Agency of the Year by MediaPost, a Leader in the Forrester Wave: Search Marketing Agencies, Q4 2017, Best Large SEO Agency by the US Search Awards, and the #2 Programmatic Agency by AdExchanger.“Coleen’s ambition and commitment to driving innovation and advancing Merkle’s media practice is astounding. She is a remarkable leader and has accomplished so much in just her first year here at Merkle,” said Craig Dempster, president of Merkle Americas. “Throughout her career, Coleen has received a great deal of industry recognition, and with the results she has already delivered for Merkle, it’s no wonder Campaign US has joined her list of admirers.”

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This is Getting Old: E-TRADE Tackles Retirement Saving Challenge Through Super Bowl Campaign

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 30 gennaio 2018

Super BowlE-TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) announced its return to the Super Bowl with a 30-second spot during the second quarter of the game. The spot highlights the hypothetical, tongue-in-cheek consequences of an aging population working well into their retirement years. As a precursor and extension of E*TRADE’s Super Bowl spot, a series of video vignettes will be shared in real time during the game on Twitter, featuring cheers from the “Big Game Silver Squad,” a team of silver-haired all-stars and veterans of the cheer trade, who are working through their retirement as a cheer squad.“The campaign aims to shine a light on the growing financial challenge future retirees may face, while encouraging investors to start saving for retirement,” said Lea Stendahl, Chief Marketing Officer for E*TRADE Financial. “We’re leveraging E*TRADE’s irreverence and humor to show in a more relatable way that at E TRADE, consumers have access to the resources and tools they need to help get on track. Our hope is to make America think, and ultimately take more control of their retirement destiny so they can enjoy the golden years in whatever way they choose—be that pursuing a second act, continuing their career, traveling the world, or auditioning for a legendary cheer squad such as ours.”The Super Bowl spot and Big Game Silver Squad activations aim to expose some concerning trends:
Nearly nine out of ten investors worry they haven’t saved enough for retirement
One out of three Americans don’t have any retirement savings
Nearly seven out of ten investors think they could be doing better financially
“Investing for retirement is a serious issue today, but it’s never too late to start,” said Mike Loewengart, VP, Investment Strategy at E*TRADE Financial. “For folks just starting out, the playing field has been leveled with retail investors now having access to tools, education, and products once only reserved for professional money managers, all at a fraction of the cost of previous generations. But one of the biggest factors to getting on track for retirement goals—hands down—may also be the simplest: contributing consistently. You can’t necessarily control your investing returns, but you can control what you add.” (photo: Super Bowl)

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Batu Biologics Successfully Completes $1.3 Million Starvethetumor Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 dicembre 2017

Natali a New York (2)New York. Batu Biologics, an immuno-oncology Company dedicated to the development of its clinical stage tumor-angiogenesis targeting immunotherapy, ValloVax™, announced today the successful closure of a regulation 506(c) equity crowdfunding offering bringing in $1.3 Million in capital to the Company.
The proceeds of this offering were initially earmarked for IND-enabling experiments, when the offering was launched on EquityNet in May of 2017. In early November of this year, Batu Biologics announced the clearance of the Investigational New Drug Application (#16296) for the ValloVax immune therapy. Based upon the successful completion of this milestone, the remaining proceeds from this offering will be used to upscale GMP manufacturing in preparation for the Company’s Phase I study and to position the Company to secure partnerships to demonstrate clinical proof of concept for the ValloVax program.
“We would like to graciously thank our shareholders and collaborators for the support of our vision in the development of the ValloVax immune therapy,” stated Samuel C. Wagner, President and CEO of Batu Biologics. “2018 will be a landmark year for Batu Biologics with the goal of establishing safety and feasibility of ValloVax in a pilot clinical study in all solid tumors, and to further elucidate the mechanism of action of our novel placentally-derived immune therapy.”ValloVax targets angiogenesis, or blood vessel formation, which is a biological process that is commonly found in all solid tumors. Instead of targeting the tumor itself, which can be a difficult strategy due to cancer’s propensity to mutate, ValloVax trains the body to initiate a cellular and antibody response against several targets associated with tumor angiogenesis. To date, ValloVax has demonstrated strong inhibition of melanoma, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and glioblastoma in animal models as a standalone therapy. However, by facilitating better drug delivery and lymphocyte penetration into the tumor, ValloVax may be an ideal candidate for combination therapies with some of the latest immuno-oncology drugs.

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A nationwide campaign against the Sexual Abuse of Children

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 15 novembre 2017

ateneAthens. The campaign is organized by “The Smile of the Child” and takes place under the aegis of His Excellency, the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos and with the support of the Representation of the European Commission in Greece.“The Smile of the Child” opened the debate of the issue of “Sexual Abuse of Children” with the participation of prosecutors, Minors’ Investigative Magistrates, Professors of Judicial Psychiatry, Directors and Heads of Social Services, Children’s Hospitals, representatives of primary and secondary Education, from the Hellenic Police and specifically from the Cybercrime Unit and Missing Persons’ Unit, the President of Athens Bar Association, representatives from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other competent actors and agencies.
The President of the “The Smile of the Child”, Mr. Costas Yannopoulos underscored: Through the campaign “It remains a Secret” we open the discussion on the issue of sexual abuse of children. This is an issue that torments Greek society for many years. However, over the recent years the sexual abuse has grown in extent not only in Greece, but also elsewhere and has been recognized in our country and internationally as a public health issue. This campaign will offer us the opportunity to work together with the institutional actors involved and come up with common proposals from across Greece, mobilize state authorities and tackle the problem. At the same time, we work relentlessly to strengthen the level of prevention of in and outside the school communities and empower our children with knowledge. We struggle for the ideal result, but we serve what is feasible in order to protect children and avoid their further victimization”.
In the framework of this nationwide campaign, “The Smile of the Child” submitted for further discussion and elaboration the following proposals:
1. The institutionalization of sexual education in primary schools with the goal of providing proper information to children and, at the other hand, raising awareness on all these issues that children should refuse, suspect and ask for help and assistance in the cases they feel threatened.
2. Development of specialized Centers in Greece where a specialized scientific team will take care for each child victim. In these Centers children will testify to trained interviewers in a unified manner, only once and in a safe and fully protective environment. Competent professionals (prosecutorial authorities, Hellenic Police, social services, services of mental and physical health).
3. Strict limitation to the services involved to call a child victim to an additional testimony -interviews before or after the abovementioned single and unified testimony with the goal to avoid any secondary and further victimization of the children victims and any discouragement of potential victims to report.
4. Institutionalized development of a unified authority that will register the cases and nature of sexual abuse of children.
5. Development of therapeutic Centers for children victims of sexual abuse.
6. Training to professionals for the effective tackling of each case of sexual abuse (police officers, prosecutors, teachers, health professionals, social services).
7. Requirement of CLEAN criminal record as a prerequisite for the recruitment of professionals to public and private actors who come in direct contact with children. This certificate should be renewed annually.
8. Facilitation of legal procedures. The cases of sexual abuse of children are lengthy and as a result children-victims usually experience a procedure with detrimental consequences for them.
In the framework of the campaign, similar meetings will take place in various cities across Greece: Patras (14/11), Larisa (16/11), Chalkida (27/11), Heraklion (28/11), Chania (29/11), Tripoli (4/12) and Thessaloniki (8/12). The meetings will be held with the support of the local Municipalities. (foto: Sexual Abuse of Children)

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Kingston Kicks off Security Drive Free Trial Campaign

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 23 agosto 2017

Kingston DTVP 3.0Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, announced a free 21-Day trial program for its bestselling encrypted drive — DataTraveler Vault Privacy (DTVP) 3.0, targeted at selective organisations with bulk purchase needs in Australia. Launched in late 2013, DTVP 3.0 provides 100-percent hardware-based encryption to help enterprises safeguard business data and set security policies for end-users at an affordable price point, which makes it one of the hot-selling product lines among Kingston’s encrypted drives.Aiming to offer security IT professionals, small-to-medium businesses and corporate end users who require electronic data protection, Kingston now offers a great opportunity for said organisations in Australia to experience the reliability of its DTVP 3.0 USB Flash drive for free. The encrypted USB drive provides affordable business-grade security with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption using XTS block cipher mode, and is available with optional, easy to deploy and easy to use (no installation required) anti-virus protection from ESET/ClevX that protects the drive’s contents from viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, rootkits, adware and other Internet-borne threats.With bestselling encrypted drive DTVP 3.0, Kingston has a broad range of solutions designed for the highest levels of government use to enterprises and organisations of all sizes:
IronKey™ S1000 – the ultimate security encrypted USB Flash drive – is designed specifically to meet the strictest standards and most demanding data-protection needs of sensitive military, government and enterprise information. Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
IronKey D300 with optional Management – includes an advanced level of security that builds on the features that made IronKey well-respected in safeguarding sensitive information. Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Since early 2016, Kingston has been the proud owner of the entire USB technology and assets of IronKey, a long-time leading brand in encrypted USB Flash drive solutions. Kingston continues the IronKey brand and tradition of delivering FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified solutions to customers who need the highest level of encryption and security. With the IronKey brand, Kingston demonstrates its commitment as the global leader in trusted encrypted solutions for mobile data.DTVP 3.0, as well as Kingston’s full line of encrypted DataTraveler and IronKey USBs, is backed by a five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. Now is the best time to re-examine company security policies with professional help from Kingston. The free trial program is a limited time offer and only while supplies last. Terms and conditions apply. Visit for more information.Kingston Technology is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for computers, digital cameras and mobile devices. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please visit and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.

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Jon Krakauer Highlights Governor Wolf’s “It’s On Us PA” Campaign, Need to Address Campus Sexual Assault

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 ottobre 2016

Harrisburg, PA – Bestselling author Jon Krakauer today traveled to Harrisburg to discuss his recent book “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town” and Wolf administration efforts to combat campus sexual assault in Pennsylvania through the “It’s On Us PA” campaign. At public event at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Krakauer participated in an in-depth discussion focused on the epidemic of campus rape across the country moderated by Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) Chief Public Affairs Officer Kristen Houser.
A preeminent writer of narrative non-fiction, Krakauer’s numerous bestsellers include “Where Men Win Glory,” “Under the Banner of Heaven,” “Into the Wild,” and “Into Thin Air.” Krakauer was joined at the event by First Lady Frances Wolf, Commission for Women Chair Randi Teplitz, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, and PCAR CEO Delilah Rumburg.“Sexual assault has a corrosive effect on all of us,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “My administration is committed to combatting this urgent and serious epidemic, specifically on college campuses. That’s why we created “It’s On Us PA” earlier this year – the first statewide campaign to address campus sexual assault. I am so pleased too that in addition to our partners within the higher education and K-12 communities, we also have the support of bestselling author Jon Krakauer, who’s recent book “Missoula” brings much-needed attention and a call to action about the widespread issue of campus sexual assault across the country.”In an effort to increase awareness, education and resources to combat sexual assault, on January 29, 2016 Governor Wolf launched “It’s On Us PA.” Building on the national “It’s On Us” movement launched by President Obama and Vice President Biden in 2014, “It’s On Us PA” engages education leaders from school superintendents to college presidents as well as students, teachers, families, and communities to make a personal and public pledge to play a role in preventing, addressing, and responding effectively to sexual violence. Since that time, over 1,500 individuals and representatives from 176 schools in Pennsylvania have taken the pledge on the Governor’s website. The campaign’s goals are to:
– Improve awareness, prevention, reporting, and response systems regarding sexual violence in schools, colleges and universities to better serve all students.
– Remove/reduce barriers that prevent survivors of sexual violence from reporting and/or accessing vital resources by creating a more consistent, empowering reporting process for student survivors of gender based violence.
– Demonstrate significant, proactive, and sustainable leadership to change campus culture by challenging Pennsylvania’s education leaders – including college and university presidents, superintendents – as well as students, teachers, faculty, staff, families, and communities to pledge to improve their institutions’ climate.
In addition, on September 15, the Governor’s Office announced a grant program in which eligible post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania could apply for up to $30,000 in competitive funding to address campus sexual assault. The application period closed on October 15th and grant awards are expected to be announced next week.
This initiative builds on an important dialogue sparked by the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and PCAR last November, which brought together educators, advocates, students, and policymakers for a screening of The Hunting Ground documentary. “Over the last year, it has been exciting to see the momentum build around the “It’s On Us PA” campaign,” said Randi Teplitz. “I am proud that the Pennsylvania Commission for Women has been actively engaged in the conversation that is helping to shift the culture and sensitivity in which we handle these cases in Pennsylvania. It is only after society declares these behaviors and crimes to be intolerable can true change occur.”
Since the launch of “It’s On Us PA,” the Wolf administration has been working with community leaders and stakeholders from across the Commonwealth to develop a comprehensive, statewide policy to address the pressing issue of sexual assault in our schools and postsecondary institutions, which will be announced in the coming months.

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Hillary Clinton writes

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 3 ottobre 2016

hillary-clintonWhen we launched this campaign 17 months ago, I knew how difficult the road would be. But no matter how tough things have gotten, you’ve stood by my side.We’ve dealt with a lot of hatred and divisiveness. But like my friend Michelle Obama says, when they go low, we go high. In the face of bigotry and anger, you’ve stayed committed to our promise to fill this world with more love and kindness.America is great because Americans are good. Think of the proud moments we’ve shared in the past 17 months: couples embracing outside the Supreme Court after winning the right to get married, new citizens raising their hands at their swearing-in ceremonies, little girls on their fathers’ shoulders waving to me at rallies, telling me that when they grow up, they’re going to run for president.We’re still working toward that more perfect union our founders imagined, that civil rights heroes bled and died for, that our brave veterans protected, and that you have said you want to fight for by being a part of this campaign.In some states, we’re already taking that fight to the ballot box. Two days ago, I was lucky enough to visit an early voting location in Iowa to watch a very special supporter cast her vote: her name is Ruline, and she is 103 years old. When I met her last February, she told me that though she was born well before women won the right to vote, she was really looking forward to electing our first woman president. I promised I’d do my best not to let her down. In the final five weeks of this campaign, I’m going to fight my heart out for the values that define our country and humanity, for our families and our future. (photo: hillary clinton)

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Governor and First Lady Wolf to Launch “It’s On Us PA” Campus Sexual Assault Campaign

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 gennaio 2016

PennsylvaniaFriday, January 28th, 2016 09:45 to 10:30 (Eastern) Elizabethtown College, Myer Residence Hall Susquehanna Room, 401 E Cedar Street, Elizabethtown PA 17022 LIVE STREAM: Governor and First Lady Wolf will launch “It’s On Us PA,” a statewide campaign that invites everyone to play a role in ending sexual assault. With this announcement, Pennsylvania is the first state in the nation to launch an “It’s On Us” campaign. “It’s On Us PA” will engage education leaders from school superintendents to college presidents as well as students, teachers, faculty, staff, civic leaders, families, and communities to make a personal and public pledge to play a role in preventing, addressing, and responding effectively to sexual violence. Governor Wolf will make remarks during this event.

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Relax ALLY crowdfunding campaign raised € 100 000 to end the travel nightmare

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 dicembre 2014

relaxRelax ALLY equity crowdfunding campaign reached the campaign target 17th December 2014. Company raised € 100 000 through FundedByMe crowdfunding platform.Active Ally Oy/Ltd (a Finnish company) provides innovative solutions for the travel market that uniquely solves a huge problem experienced by millions of travellers daily. Sleep comfortably while sitting in airplanes, trains, busses and cars.Their product Relax ALLY® helps to fall asleep relaxed, prevents the head from falling and thus sleep from interrupting.“The problem is simply huge and for some reason people just seems to have accepted it. We wanted to wake-up people with a horror themed travel nightmare video and show a viable solution with huge potential to revolutionise the way we travel.” says Mr. Lasse Korvala, CEO, Active Ally Oy. The product has already been sold to over twenty countries and has been featured in global media (Forbes, Entrepreneur, Mail Online, The Telegraph and USA today). Now the company aims to grow and is raising funds via an equity crowdfunding campaign. Currently with over 60 international investors and 4 lead investors the campaign has already exceeded it’s initial goal € 100 000 and is the biggest Finnish success on the FundedByMe platform till date.The company has already started issuing shares but still welcomes new investments until the closing date (29th of Dec).”Active Ally Oy has an easily understood business, a solution to a well known problem with IPR in hand and an experienced team that we have had the opportunity to meet and evaluate in beforehand. We see the opportunity for co-operation and are investing into this company as a lead investor. We recommend this company with highly scalable business to other investor colleagues.” says lead investor Mr. Antti Miettinen, Guida Invest Oy, a Finnish investment company as the lead investor.”It is clear that Relax ALLY will have huge demand in the Asian travel hubs. With a successful airline company co-operation we will have a solid take off for growth also in this market area.” says lead investor Mr. Jari Talvinen, Managing Partner, Paradise Investment, Singapore. (photo: relax)

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Crowdfunding campaign for better travel started

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 30 ottobre 2014

travel with confortFinnish Active Ally Oy provides innovative solutions for the travel market that uniquely solve a huge problem experienced by millions of travellers daily. Sleep comfortably while sitting in airplanes, trains, busses and cars using Relax ALLY® accessory.Relax ALLY® helps to fall asleep and prevents the head from falling. The product has raised a lot of interest and it has been sold to over twenty countries. Now the company wants to grow globally, and seeks for equity investors through the international FundedByMe crowdfunding platform.
– The problem is simply huge and for some reason people just seems to have accepted it. We wanted to wake-up people by releasing the campaign during the Halloween week with a themed travel nightmare introduction video, and show them a viable solution with huge potential says Mr. Lasse Korvala, CEO of Active Ally Oy
– Active Ally Oy has an easily understood business, a solution to a well known problem with IPR in hand and an experienced team that we have had the opportunity to meet and evaluate in beforehand. We see the opportunity for co-operation and are investing into this company as a lead investor. We recommend this company with highly scalable business to other investor colleagues, says Mr. Antti Miettinen from Finnish investment company Guida Invest Oy. (photo: travel with confort)

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Author Launches Kickstarter Campaign To See Her Novel On The Syrian Conflict Edited & Mass-produced

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 9 aprile 2014

syrian civil warWestford, MA – ‘War Kids — A Syrian Story’ is the shocking Syrian Civil War story as portrayed through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old survivor. The author is seeking crowdfunding via her Kickstarter campaign to help fund the professional editing costs of this young adult novel and to see it mass-produced.Hayley J. Lawson, the author of War Kids — A Syrian Story, has announced that she is launching her Kickstarter campaign on which aims to cover the cost of having this young adult novel professionally edited and mass-produced.
‘War Kids — A Syrian Story’ deals with the very real crisis of the ongoing Syrian Civil War through the eyes of young children as they try to stay strong despite the overwhelming presence of death. The novel provides a number of perspectives from young characters as they deal with the deaths of their families, the destruction of their villages and their ongoing need to survive. “It really is heartbreaking what is happening in Syria. As I watched TV and folded up my laundry, an image of a young girl appeared. She was older than my daughter by a few years,” said Hayley J. Lawson, author of the book War Kids — A Syrian Story.  When a fourteen-year-old Jada wakes up in a hospital, the last thing she thinks is that her life has completely changed forever. But when the very real civil war forces her to flee from every open space, she must use the firearm skills her father taught her to reunite with him and protect herself. Armed with a single gun and a key to an unknown locker, Jada crosses Syria on a journey with a group of children called the Fearless Freedom Fighters. With the leader, Zak, they mount a plan to rescue their fathers while they try to cope with the merciless murders of their families. As Jada and Zak lead the group together, love blossoms, but with soldiers hot on their tail, they need to stay vigilant in the face of war. To help fund the contemporary young adult novel War Kids — A Syrian Story, visit the Kickstarter Campaign page here. About Hayley J. Lawson
Hayley J. Lawson is the author of the young adult contemporary novel War Kids — The Syrian Story. On August 21st 2013, she was moved by the images of the Syrian conflict and embarked on an unlikely journey of writing her first novel. The novel is set in Syria and encapsulates the Syrian Civil War as seen through the eyes of children. Hayley was born in Lancaster, England. Growing up in a single parent household with five other siblings; was hard, and also character building. Diagnosed with dyslexia at an early age, Hayley always believed that if you worked hard, you could do anything you wanted. If she didn’t know how to do something she would research until she did. As a young child, she found a passion for drawing, and continued her artistic slant into adulthood — graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, England with a BA (Hons) in fashion design. Aged twenty seven, Hayley and her husband left the UK and moved to California, where she gave birth to her daughter. The family relocated to Long Island, NY, where she currently resides.

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Barack’s 50th birthday

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 agosto 2011

Letter to editor. Riccardo. Every day, I see Barack make choices he knows will affect every American family. That’s no small task for anyone and more proof that he’s earning every last one of those gray hairs. This has been a busy week in Washington, but today happens to be Barack’s 50th birthday. I’m writing to you because this year, the girls and I would like to do something a little different. I’m asking friends and supporters of this campaign to wish him a happy birthday by signing his card, and sharing why you’re on this journey with us. Your names and notes will become part of a book that tells the story of this campaign — who’s building it, why we’re in this thing, and what he means to us. We’ll deliver a copy to Barack and send one to our campaign offices across the country. I’ve known Barack for more than 20 of his 50 years, and we’ve been through quite a lot together. It still amazes me that no matter how many decisions and distractions he’s faced with every day, he’s always able to focus on the bigger picture. One way he does that is by making time for stories and letters from people like you — because he knows that this job isn’t about him, but about the millions of folks around the country he’s fighting for. This next year will challenge us all to work harder than ever before, but the crucial thing is that you’re here now, early on, helping to build this campaign. I know that, like Barack and me, you have your own reasons why, so I hope you’ll take a moment to sign the card and share your story with him and other supporters of this campaign. Thanks for being a part of this. (Michelle)

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