Wednesday, July 10, 2019

July 17, 2019 FOIA Council Meeting

Dear Members, Patrons, and Interested Parties:

The next meeting of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Senate Room A of the Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. A proposed agenda is attached.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.

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Alan Gernhardt, Esq., Executive Director 
Ashley Binns, Esq., Attorney
Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Reminder: Upcoming FOIA Subcommittees

Dear Members, Patrons, and Interested Parties:

This email serves as a reminder of two upcoming FOIA Subcommittee Meetings. Please see attached for the proposed agenda for each meeting.

The Forestry Records Subcommittee will continue its discussion of House Bill 2201 (Tyler) at its second subcommittee meeting on Monday, July 15, 2019. The meeting will convene at 10:00 am in Subcommittee Room 300A in the Pocahontas Building. 

The Phishing Study Subcommittee will be discussing House Joint Resolution 628 (Heretick) at its first subcommittee on Monday, July 15, 2019. The meeting will convene at 1:00 pm in Subcommittee Room 300A in the Pocahontas Building. 

Please see the FOIA Subcommittees web page for more information. Let us know if you have any questions.   

Thank you,

Ashley Binns


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Alan Gernhardt, Esq., Executive Director 
Ashley Binns, Esq., Attorney
Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council

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Richmond, Virginia 23219

(804) 698-1810 

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Don’t Say They Didn’t Warn You: Left Leaning Voices Question Democrats’ Anti-Gun Proposals, Fervor

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NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 23

 
Don't Say They Didn't Warn You: Left Leaning Voices Question Democrats' Anti-Gun Proposals, Fervor
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Don't Say They Didn't Warn You: Left Leaning Voices Question Democrats' Anti-Gun Proposals, Fervor
If the 2020 Democrat presidential primary is any indication, that party's base and donor class will accept nothing less from their nominee than commitments to sweeping gun control. And the contenders appear happy to accommodate them.  
 
Pittsburgh Mayor Presents DICK'S CEO an Award for Gun Control Advocacy
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Pittsburgh Mayor Presents DICK'S CEO an Award for Gun Control Advocacy
On June 4-5, the annual Yale Mayors College & CEO Summit was held in New York City. The theme of this year's CEO Summit was "Trumpeting the Issues without Becoming the Issue: Selective Use of CEO Voice." Making clear that much of the event was about corporate virtue signaling strategy, "Session 2" on the June 4 agenda was titled, "The Courage to Stand Alone: CEO Voice & Virtue."
 
Advice Columnist Tells Father to Evict Daughter from His House for Owning a Gun
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Advice Columnist Tells Father to Evict Daughter from His House for Owning a Gun
Amy Dickinson is an advice columnist who, according to the company that syndicates her work, "combines storytelling with advice that is rooted with honesty and trust." "Ask Amy" appears in newspapers that include The Baltimore Sun, The Chicago Tribune, The Lost Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. She is also billed as an "expert on relationships."
 
Bloomberg Course: Ineffective Policies and Non-Existent Technology
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Bloomberg Course: Ineffective Policies and Non-Existent Technology
This week in the online course "Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change" is a real rollercoaster. Week Five is titled "Regulating Gun Design, Enforcing Gun Laws, and Reducing Police-Involved Shootings" covers so-called assault weapons, smart guns, and technology so cutting edge it doesn't even actually exist. There are several unexpected acknowledgements of reality this week, and we'll point those out whenever possible. We'd like to be fair to the Bloomberg School and we know our readers appreciate brief rays of sunshine in a storm of nonsense.
 
New Jersey
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New Jersey "Smart Gun" Law Gets an F Grade
After signing six gun control measures into law a year ago, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy warned that "Our work is far from done." Several new bills are now making the rounds in a state already notorious for its extreme and oppressive firearm laws.
 
Obama Lies about Guns… Again
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Obama Lies about Guns… Again
Despite no longer living in the White House, former President Barack Obama continues to be a headache to law-abiding Americans. On May 30, Obama spoke at a digital innovation event in Brazil. During the onstage conversation, Obama said, "Our gun laws in the United States don't make much sense. Anybody can buy any weapon, any time, without much, if any, regulation. They can buy [guns] over the internet, they can buy machine guns."
 
Interior Secretary Seeks to Expand Hunting Opportunities
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Interior Secretary Seeks to Expand Hunting Opportunities
On June 6, in a proposal supported and encouraged by the National Rifle Association, U.S. Secretary of The Interior (DOI) David Bernhardt announced a plan for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).  In all, more than 1.4 million acres would be opened for these new hunting and angling opportunities.
 
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STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

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New Hampshire: House Concurs On Anti-Gun Bills
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Virginia: General Assembly to Convene July 9th for Special Session on Gun Control
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Friday, June 14, 2019

QUICK SIGNATURES on top #5Actions?

We need your voice!

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Dear Rob,

We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions from the past week, featuring hot items around defending equal pay, pregnant workers, and gun violence. We also need your input on which issues are most important for you so we can create our "Mom Platform" as we head into the next presidential election.

Please scroll down, take action, and share with family and friends, too. Thank you for all you do, and here's the list =>

1. Your Input Needed! What issues should Presidential candidates prioritize?

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BACKGROUND: You know. Moms know. We all know what's happening in our families, our lives, and our communities. We know we're not alone. We know the truth about dealing with our healthcare system, about the cost of childcare, about what it takes to raise a family. The candidates for President need to know our truth too. It's time to put our truth on center stage. There are dozens of candidates running for President — and it's critically important to let each of them know EARLY about the policies that moms expect them to champion. They need to know what issues moms, not just corporate lobbyists, prioritize. That's why we're creating a "Mom Platform: Mom Crafted, Mom Approved" policies platform that we'll be giving to every candidate for President. And by "Mom Crafted" we mean YOU!
*Take a moment to share what issues YOU think every Presidential candidate should prioritize as they run for office.


2. Monday Was Moms' Equal Pay Day. Take action on the Paycheck Fairness Act!  

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BACKGROUND: June 10th was Moms' Equal Pay Day, marking the fact that moms – across race and ethnicity – must work until June 10th of 2019 to earn what dads made in 2018 alone. Of course, averages alone don't tell the whole story because, due to structural racism, moms of color face much larger wage gaps when compared separately. June 10th is also the 56th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act becoming law, yet we STILL don't have pay equity. That's the bad news about June 10th. BUT there's good news too: We know how to close the wage gap! *Tell your U.S. Senators: Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and support paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, and affordable childcare!

 

3. Pregnant Workers Still Face Discrimination on the Job. Let's fix this with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act!

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BACKGROUND: Discrimination is the last thing you should have to worry about when you're pregnant, but even in 2019 pregnant workers are still being denied reasonable, medically-necessary accommodations at work (like extra water breaks or being able to sit down) because of loopholes in the 35 year-old Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would make it unmistakable: Employers must provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers who need them. Tell your U.S. Representative to support the *BIPARTISAN* Pregnant Workers Fairness Act!


4. Urge Virginia Leaders to Take Action ASAP to Stop Gun Violence

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BACKGROUND: Our hearts are broken with the victims and the families of the Virginia Beach shooting. More than 1,000 Virginians on average die from gun violence every year in the Commonwealth. Yet Virginia lawmakers have taken zero recent action to improve gun safety. The Republican majority in the Virginia General Assembly have blocked every effort to address gun violence in the Commonwealth, including killing a bill to ban sales of large-capacity magazines. Join us in saying SHAME — and in urging them to take action for gun safety at the next legislative session!

5. Tell Your U.S. Senators to Reauthorize the 2019 Violence Against Women Act

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BACKGROUND: The U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Now it's the U.S. Senate's turn. VAWA 2019 makes modest but important improvements to the original landmark legislation that passed in 1994, that has since provided a lifeline to tens of thousands of women experiencing abuse. VAWA 2019 closes the "boyfriend loophole" that would deny violent dating partners and stalkers access to firearms. It also provides important tools to law enforcement officers to help them better enforce existing law. Sign on to tell your U.S. Senator to reauthorize VAWA!

 Thank you for all you do, 

- Karen, Kristin, Gloria, Anita, Sara, Sue Anne, and the rest of the MomsRising.org / MamásConPoder.org Team

P.S.  This list is also on our website. Please share with family and friends so they can take action, too. Thanks! 

 


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