MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Jan. 14th – 21st 2017
In 2014, two gun-rights organizations, Florida Carry and the Second Amendment Foundation, sued the city of Tallahassee and various of its officials over a pair of laws, passed in 1957 and 1988, that prohibit residents from discharging firearms in public parks. Those local regulations retroactively violated a Florida state law, passed in 2011, preempting local governments from passing any ordinances that regulate guns. Click her to read the rest of this article.
After making it to the top, Barack Obama is looking down. In October, the outgoing president signaled that he will focus on state-level politics when he leaves office. This promise took on new urgency after the election, which left Republicans in control of 32 statehouses and 33 governor’s mansions, not to mention both chambers of Congress and the White House. “One of the big suggestions that I have for Democrats as I leave … is how do we do more of that ground-up building?” the president told NPR in December.
Los Angeles utility commissioners want to pay homeowners in the city’s disadvantaged communities to generate electricity from the sun.
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Partnership for Working Families’ Statement of Support for the Standing Rock Water Protectors
NATIONAL – Partnership for Working Families stands in solidarity with the peaceful protesters at Standing Rock Camp in resisting Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline. Below is Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas’ statement:
The following is a statement from Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas:
Yesterday, like many of you, I grieved for our country and for those we hold dear. We now face a future in which our previous victories may be dismantled, while hatred and scapegoating of our communities become the norm.
In cities across the country, our communities face crises of housing affordability, dangerous and unsustainable infrastructure, unprecedented inequality, and attacks on our right to participate democratically in determining our future. To read the rest of this article, click here.
Today Airbnb announced that it will crack down on professional landlords using the site to rent out multiple properties. Below is a statement from Partnership for Working Families Executive Director, Nikki Fortunato Bas: