Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Scores Huge Win in First Amendment Rights Case

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Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig prevails in a win for the Republican Party of Virginia before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

By affirming the lower court’s decision, the Fourth Circuit has implicitly upheld the First Amendment rights of the Republican party—and in fact, all political parties.”

— Cortland Putbrese

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, a leading corporate and intellectual property law firm with law offices across the U.S., Puerto Rico, London, Toronto, and China, announces a significant victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for the statewide Republican Party of Virginia. Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has been defending the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) and the Frederick County Republican Committee (FCRC) in a lawsuit filed against them by plaintiffs Jay Marts and Dana Newcomb.

Mr. Marts and Mr. Newcomb are two former Republican Party members who lost their party membership due to their public advocacy against the GOP’s nominees. The plaintiffs filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, alleging that the Republican Party’s membership requirements violated their constitutional rights. The district court dismissed the case because political parties are not government entities and the Republican Party’s management of its own internal affairs did not constitute actionable government conduct, but instead was an exercise of the GOP’s own fundamental right to freedom of association. Because the Republican Party’s actions were not government conduct, but instead were private activities protected by the First Amendment, the district court found that Mr. Marts and Mr. Newcomb had not properly alleged a constitutional violation.

The plaintiffs then appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, claiming that the district court erred in dismissing their suit. The Fourth Circuit disagreed and ruled in favor of the Republican Party. "This is an important win. By affirming the lower court’s decision, the Fourth Circuit has implicitly upheld the First Amendment rights of the Republican party—and in fact, all political parties—to manage their own internal affairs,” stated Cortland Putbrese, the lead partner on this case. In addition to Mr. Putbrese, DBL lawyers Kevin Streit and Erick Poorbaugh assisted on this matter.

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Patrick Brown's Media and Book Tour

Patrick Brown makes comeback in Brampton

Patrick Brown wins Brampton

Over 200 people attended the Brampton Book Launch

“Politics is described as a bloodsport … this book [has] taken it to a new level. I would call it a Game of Thrones kind of assassination.”

— —Cynthia Mulligan, CityNews, Toronto

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — We are pleased to confirm the Ottawa Region Book launch for Patrick Brown’s bestselling book TAKEDOWN.

It is your chance to meet and hear Mayor Patrick Brown speak about politics. Learn about the backroom deals, the consultants and key players who ultimately played a role in his hasty resignation as party leader. This is a story about a person who rebuilt the party from the ground up with an inclusive and diverse group of passionate Canadians and for Patrick’s vision for Ontario and a better Canada.

Last month, Optimum released the biggest Canadian political book of this century. We did not do so for the headlines, but in order to provide the public with a profound look into the human condition and the driving forces of greed, power, deceit — particularly how these forces manifest themselves as collusion, conspiracy, and flat-out lies.

The book, Takedown by Patrick Brown, can now be found on both the Indigo and Amazon Bestsellers lists. It instantly hit number one on Amazon’s Hot New Releases and Political Bestsellers lists.

The true legacy of this book will be revealed gradually over the coming months and years. Indeed, there will be significant breaking news stories coming out in the next few weeks that underline just one of the central themes outlined in the book.

We urge everyone who cares about politics, fairness, and justice to pay attention to news out of British Columbia and the ongoing investigations into organized crime and money laundering. Pay particular attention to the connections to the Liberal and PC parties in Ontario and a “purging” of sorts through a mainstream financial institution.

The story is far from over.

Ottawa
December 15, 2018
Media Scrum at 10:45 to 11:00
Holiday Inn Gloucester

Ottawa
December 15, 2018
Time 9:45 to 10:45

Eastern Ontario Book Launch
Holiday Inn Gloucester, ON

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Ottawa
December 15, 2018
Time 11:00 to 12:00

Beechwood Books host book signing and authors Q and A with Patrick Brown
Holiday Inn Gloucester, ON

Scarborough
December 20, 2118
Time: 5:15 to 6:30
Chapters Indigo (Kennedy Road and 401)
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“Politics is described as a bloodsport … this book [has] taken it to a new level. I would call it a Game of Thrones kind of assassination.
—Cynthia Mulligan, CityNews, Toronto

“Brown lets the reader in on the inner workings of politics in a way that’s never been done before. … Laid out bluntly and honestly, there is a lot of retrospection.”
—Diana Davison, The Post Millennial

“Brampton Mayor-elect Patrick Brown’s new memoir breaks the mould of stodgy, predictable political biographies that employ pedestrian language to bore readers into submission … It’s a tell-all thriller and political takedown of Ontario Progressive Cons.”
—San Grewal, Publisher of The Pointer

“Former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown comes out swinging in a new tell-all memoir.”
—Farrah Merali, CBC News

“To be honest, I couldn’t put it down.”
—Libby Znaimer, Zoomer Radio AM740 / FM 96.7 Toronto

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American Made for the Holiday

Unique products made in Gettysburg, PA

Stop by and see if Berk the Battle Dog is visiting today.

Small town values and great customer service with nationwide reach.

You just don’t see this type of pride in providing customer service anymore. If quality products and service at a fair price are important to you, I highly recommend GettysGear.”

— Grant, Customer from Humble, TX

GETTYSBURG, PA, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the continued globalization of our retail shelves, there seems to be an ongoing challenge to find American made products to meet the high standards of the discerning consumer. But in southern Pennsylvania, there is a company that prides itself on making its products in and around its home town of Gettysburg.

Their philosophy is really quite simple; produce high quality products at reasonable prices while providing exceptional customer service. “At GettysGear, we pride ourselves on maintaining the highest production standards on our offering of products that range from coffee, pottery, hand cast aluminum, cigars and more”, said Cary Gregory, President. He continued, “you can find a wide array of unique and interesting items made right here in Gettysburg, PA with a 4.76 out of 5 star customer rating.”

As an added point of interest if visiting Gettysburg, stop by and see the folks at GettysGear at their “new” downtown location in the 1800’s era Carriage House of the Historic Swope Manor located in the heart of downtown.

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CCHR to Host Attorney Summit on Florida Mental Health Law

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The Florida chapter of CCHR

The Florida chapter of CCHR

Restoring Human Rights and Dignity in the Field of Mental Health

Restoring Human Rights and Dignity in the Field of Mental Health

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is hosting a continuing legal education event on the Florida mental health law for defense attorneys next month.

While the original stated intention of the Baker Act was to protect the rights of citizens sent for involuntary psychiatric examination, it has become a source of great abuse.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit watchdog organization dedicated to restoring dignity and human rights to the field of mental health, is hosting a continuing legal education event on the Florida mental health law for defense attorneys next month. The free event, being held on January 25th from 1-5pm at the headquarters for CCHR located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Ave. in downtown Clearwater, will cover strategies to effectively serve families and to eradicate violations of the law.

Commonly called the Baker Act, Florida’s mental health allows for men, women and children to be taken into custody and held for involuntary psychiatric examination across the state and in the 16 years from FY01/02 to FY16/17, involuntary examinations more than doubled. [1]

Attendees of the event will hear from attorneys Justin Drach of Theole Drach Law, Carmen Miller, a former Public Defender now in private practice specializing in Baker Act cases and Kendra Parris of Parris Law. Also speaking will be the president of the Florida chapter of CCHR, Diane Stein.

“Over the past several years changes have been made to the Baker Act which specifically better protect the rights of children and hosting this event will help educate defense attorneys on these changes as well as successful actions in defending clients being held for involuntary psychiatric examination,” said Stein.

While the original stated intention of the Baker Act was to protect the rights of citizens sent for involuntary psychiatric examination, it has become a source of great abuse prompting CCHR Florida in 2016 to launch a campaign for the purpose of educating Floridians on their rights under this law.

To learn more about the Baker Act or to reserve a seat at the next seminar please call 727-442-8820 or visit http://www.cchrflorida.org/events/.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org.

Sources:
[1] Baker Act Annual Report http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/publications/The%20Baker%20Act%20-%20FL%20MH%20Act%20-%20FY%2016-17%20Annual%20Report%20-%20Released%20June%202018.pdf

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CCHR Florida Baker Acting of Minors – Cry for Help


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CCHR Calling for Greater Protection of Elders from Baker Act Abuse

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is calling upon lawmakers to protect senior citizens from unlawful involuntary psychiatric examination.

Seniors, especially those with dementia, are being taken from their homes or care facilities for psychiatric examinations when they don’t actually meet the criteria for a Baker Act in the first place.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to exposing human rights violations, is calling upon lawmakers to protect senior citizens from unlawful involuntary psychiatric examination.

The overall mental health law in Florida, commonly referred to as the Baker Act, allows for the legalized involuntary examination of senior citizens. When a Baker Act occurs an elderly person can be sent against their will for an examination and the receiving facility is then legally allowed to hold the senior for up to 72 hours. According to the Annual Report on the Baker Act, released in June of 2018, there were 199,944 involuntary examinations in 2017 — more than doubling from 2001 — with over 7 percent of the initiations on persons 65 years of age or older. [1]

“CCHR is very concerned that the Baker Act is being abused. Seniors, especially those with dementia, are being taken from their homes or care facilities for psychiatric examinations when they don’t actually meet the criteria for a Baker Act in the first place,” said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida.

Over 14,000 of Florida’s elderly, including those with dementia, were sent for involuntary psychiatric examinations in 2017, forcing the stress of physical transport to Baker Act facilities on these seniors. It is well documented that transferring an elderly person, and specifically one suffering from dementia, puts them at risk for depression, anxiety, and similar behavior disturbances, which may then result in the senior being treated with unnecessary psychotropic drugs which come with many side effects. [2]

Moreover, senior citizens who find themselves admitted for psychiatric evaluation are sometimes later informed that the criteria for Baker Acting was never met, that there was no evidence of mental illness, and instead it was found by clinical staff the senior simply needed rest, proper nutrition, or an adjustment to baseline medication. [3] [4]

Additionally, polypharmacy, which is the concurrent use of multiple medications, has doubled in the past decade among retirement-age Americans despite warnings from geriatric medical organizations. In fact, the number of office visits resulting in multiple pharmaceutical prescription has risen from 1.5 million in 2004 to 3.68 million in 2013 — more than a 50% increase — with rural areas showing the highest surge. Those diagnosed with dementia are even more susceptible to polypharmacy and specifically psychotropic drugging. According to the Office of the Inspector General, 304,983 elderly nursing home residents in the U.S. were given dangerous and often deadly antipsychotic drugs, 88% of which were prescribed off-label for dementia. [5] [6]

“Many retirement-age Americans are taking at least 3 psychiatric drugs but yet don’t have a mental health diagnosis on record,” said Stein.

For more information on the protection of elder rights under the mental health law, please call 727-442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org.

Sources:
[1] http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/publications/The%20Baker%20Act%20-%20FL%20MH%20Act%20-%20FY%2016-17%20Annual%20Report%20-%20Released%20June%202018.pdf
[2] https://hernandosun.com/Baker_Act_A_Dementia_Dilemma_7_29_16
[3]http://www.heu.org/sites/default/files/uploads/research_reports/HEU_Literature_Review_Sept23_2002.pdf
[4] https://www.crisisprevention.com/Blog/November-2010/A-Real-Issue-for-Many-Individuals-With-Dementia
[5] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/health/psychiatric-drugs-prescriptions.html?_r=1
[6] https://www.cchrint.org/issues/protectelderly/

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Hearing Health Foundation Maintains 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating and Consumer Reports “Best Charities” Distinction

HHF concludes our 60th anniversary year of groundbreaking hearing and balance research with repeat accolades from Charity Navigator and Consumer Reports.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) concludes our 60th anniversary year of groundbreaking hearing and balance research with a third consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator and a third consecutive designation as a “Best Charity for Your Donation” by Consumer Reports.

HHF’s mission is to prevent, treat, and ultimately cure hearing loss through innovative research. The organization also promotes hearing health through education and awareness programs. HHF funded the discoveries that certain animals are capable of restoring their hearing once deafened, and now works toward replicating this phenomenon in people, while also investigating new treatments and cures for other hearing and balance conditions like tinnitus, Ménière's disease, and auditory processing disorder (APD).

Consistent accolades from Charity Navigator and Consumer Reports affirm HHF’s life-changing work is carried out with financial efficiency, accountability, and transparency. HHF’s Board of Directors and the organization’s endowment cover all administrative expenses, so donations from generous supporters fully fund hearing loss research and awareness.

Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating, its highest possible, signifies that HHF executes our mission in the most responsible way. The score considers program, administrative, and fundraising expenses, fundraising efficiency, Board policies, and the disclosure of financial records. Fewer than 25% of the 9,000+ nonprofits evaluated by Charity Navigator have received three or more consecutive 4-star ratings.

Consumer Reports’ annual list of the “Best Charities for Your Donation” aggregates data from Charity Navigator along with CharityWatch and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance to identify organizations most worthy of donors’ support. This year, HHF is the only hearing loss focused charity to earn a placement on the Consumer Reports roster.

As HHF enters our seventh decade of funding critical hearing and balance research, we express our gratitude to those who have given their time and financial resources in pursuit of new treatments and cures. We’re thankful to have your support in our efforts to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans with hearing loss.

If you haven’t yet, and are able to give, please consider an end-of-year donation with confidence HHF will work diligently to ensure your contribution matters.

You can learn more about Hearing Health Foundation at www.hhf.org/hope.

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California Lawyers Association names Paula Brunoro-Borokhov Vice-Chair of Young Tax Lawyers Committee Taxation Section

International Tax Law Firm

Paula Brunoro-Borokhov, tax attorney and international legal counsel, will serve tax lawyers that have been practicing for 10 years or less in California.

I am honored to be nominated for this new role. I am excited to be a part of the YTLC to assist and promote the Taxation Section not only within San Diego but throughout the state of California.”

— Paula Brunoro-Borokhov

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The California Lawyers Association (CLA) is a nonprofit, voluntary organization dedicated to promoting excellence, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and fairness in the administration of justice and the rule of law. Paula Brunoro-Borokhov, who has recently served as the Chair of Young Tax Lawyers Section of the San Diego CLA Chapter, will now be the Vice-Chari of the Young Tax Lawyers Committee of the CLA (“YTLC”).

The YTLC works with regional chapters to provide education and support for new tax lawyers throughout California. The purpose of the YTLC is to provide opportunities for new tax lawyers to further their personal and professional development through participation in Taxation Section activities. Local chapters hold periodic meetings on current tax developments and facilitate educational talks on noteworthy tax topics while providing networking opportunities to meet fellow young tax attorneys and to meet more senior tax practitioners who often speak at the meetings. There are presently chapters in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Brunoro will participate in the various taxation-specific educational programs organized by the committee and serve as an extension of the Taxation Section to the Young Tax Lawyers Section. Her guidance and participation with these committees will also help her serve the greater legal community in San Diego where her practice operates.

“I am honored to be nominated for this new role. I enjoyed serving as the Chair of the Young Tax Lawyers San Diego Chapter for the past 2 years and I am excited to be a part of the YTLC to assist and promote the Taxation Section not only within San Diego but throughout the state of California.”

About Brunoro Law, APC
Paula Brunoro-Borokhov is the principal attorney at Brunoro Law, APC, a leading international tax law firm located in San Diego California. Brunoro received her J.D. equivalent from the Faculdade de Direito de Vitória in Brazil, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She obtained her LL.M degree in Business and Corporate Law from the University of San Diego and her LL.M in Taxation from the New York University School of Law. Brunoro has been recognized by both the San Diego Daily Transcript and San Diego Business Journal for her legal accomplishments and is an active member of the California Lawyers Association.

Brunoro Law specializes in assisting businesses and individuals with business and tax related matters. The firm’s practice areas include but are not limited to: Tax Controversy, Collections, Planning, International Tax, and Corporate law with a specialization in representing clients from or with business in the US and throughout the world. Contact the firm to receive more information or request a consultation from Paula Brunoro-Borokhov.

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Durango Reports Additional Visible Gold Grains in Till at Windfall Lake

Recent samples submitted for gold grain count & fire assay have all returned visible gold grains extending the previously known 5km trend to approximately 10km.

Durango Resources Inc. (OTCQB:ATOXF)

Durango's Windfall Lake claims are very compelling with 100% of the till samples tested in September and October all containing visible gold grains extending the gold trend distance to 10 km.”

— Marcy Kiesman, CEO

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO) (OTCQB-ATOXF) (Frankfurt – 86A1), (the “Company” or “Durango”) is pleased to report that further to its news of November 2, 2018, Durango has received further positive assay results on the additional till samples taken on the East claim block at Windfall Lake, Québec.

Nine (9) additional till samples were obtained down strike along the same gold trend where previous gold grains were discovered on the East block of claims. Each of the samples submitted for gold grain count and fire assay have once again all returned visible gold grains extending the previously known 5km trend to approximately 10km. The East Block (Barry Lakes property) now hosts a gold trend for approximately ten (10) kilometres in length subparallel to the main fault system (Barry fault) held by Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX – OSK).

Marcy Kiesman, Durango’s CEO stated: "Durango's Windfall Lake claims continue to gain in momentum and are very compelling with 100 per cent of the till samples tested in September and October all containing visible gold grains. We are also very excited to announce that the gold trend distance has doubled in size to a 10 km trend on the East Block (Barry Lakes) property which runs parallel our Trove Property and borders Osisko. The Windfall Lake gold camp has consolidated recently and has garnished the investment of Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (TSX – KL) in both Bonterra Resources Inc. (TSX – BTR) and Osisko, due to their continued positive gold results. Durango remains poised toward a major discovery on our 11,000 hectares of strategically located property in the Windfall Lake gold camp."

East Block (Barry Lakes Property)
Earlier this year, Durango discovered gold in the till immediately adjacent to Osisko Mining Inc.'s claims on Durango's East block of claims, which host the highest-priority IP target. The IP survey analysis deemed this target to be of high interest for gold exploration and recommended immediate follow-up fieldwork. Eleven till samples were collected in this area and returned calculated gold values ranging from 33 parts per billion to 529 ppb (0.529 g/t), with the average being 205 ppb (0.205 g/t) gold.

As reported on October 25th, 2018, these results are particularly interesting for Durango as it reveals a gold trend for over five kilometres in length subparallel to the main fault system which supports the IP survey results. One of the samples returned nine pristine gold grains, which suggests that the gold has travelled a very short distance from its source. Forty-two pristine gold grains reported values of 2,184 ppb Au (2.184 g/t) were obtained in the same area as announced in Durango's news release on July 23, 2018. One kilometre south of the area with the pristine gold grains till assays returned 32.5 ppb, 28.7 ppb and 17.5 ppb Au. From the nine (9) additional till samples, seven (7) of them contain pristine gold grains that confirm one more time the near source of gold mineralization. The gold value from this 9 samples calculated in the Heavy-Mineral Concentrates (HMC) ranging from 3 ppb Au to 183 ppb Au. The fire assays are pending and will be available soon.

These results, combined with the direction of the glacial movement, clearly indicate great potential for the East claim block. Results are extremely promising and Durango team of experts is already planning the next exploration program to take place as soon as possible. Preparation of a drilling campaign of 1,000 to 1,500m is in the works for early 2019.

The technical contents of this release were approved by George Yordanov, P.Geo., an independent Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The property has not yet been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report.

About Durango

Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company is positioned for discovery with a 100% interest in a strategically located group of properties totaling over 11,000 hectares in size in the Windfall Lake gold camp in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada.

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO
Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243
Email: durangoresourcesinc@gmail.com
Website: www.durangoresourcesinc.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations and the impact on the Company of these events. Forward-looking information is subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including market conditions, as actual results may differ materially from forecasted results. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. For a detailed list of risks and uncertainties relating to Durango, please refer to its prospectus filed on its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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American Fidelity Named One of the Best Workplaces for Diversity

American Fidelity Colleagues on Patio

American Fidelity Colleagues Enjoy the Outdoor Patio

American Fidelity Colleagues

American Fidelity Colleagues

Jeanette Rice, American Fidelity President and COO

Jeanette Rice, American Fidelity President and COO

American Fidelity Assurance Company once again made FORTUNE magazine’s and the Great Place to Work Institute’s Best Workplaces for Diversity list.

At American Fidelity, we’re committed to having an inclusive culture to enable innovation, foster a great place to work for all environment and help us be a different opinion for our Customers.”

— Jeanette Rice, AF President and COO

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, USA, December 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — American Fidelity Assurance Company once again made FORTUNE magazine’s and the Great Place to Work Institute’s Best Workplaces for Diversity list.

“At American Fidelity, we’re committed to having an inclusive culture to enable innovation, foster a great place to work for all environment and ultimately help us be a different opinion for our Customers,” said AF President and COO Jeanette Rice. “We know that our ability to embrace the differences between individuals is key to our business success as it promotes a culture that embraces many views and perspectives.”

To determine the list, Great Place to Work analyzed the experiences of women, people of color, LGBTQ people, those who are Boomers or older, and people who have disabilities, comparing their survey results to their Colleagues’ at the same organizations. All told, these anonymous survey responses on more than 60 survey questions reflecting day-to-day workplace treatment represented more than 4.4 million employees’ work lives.

At American Fidelity, 52 percent of all leadership roles are held by women and the team is more than 13 percent ethnically diverse. Age-wise, the Company is 22 percent Baby Boomer, 47 percent Generation X and 31 percent Millennial.

Having an inclusive company starts with recruiting. To ensure diversity in recruiting efforts, AF partners with a staffing agency focused on diversity staffing and had an external firm conduct a Diversity and Inclusion Diagnosis Communications Audit of recruiting materials.

Although American Fidelity has long focused on creating a diverse, inclusive environment, they recently took things a step further by implementing unconscious bias training for Colleagues in Corporate and Human Resources, with plans to expand the training in the future.

Inclusion doesn’t just apply to Company Colleagues. American Fidelity provides voluntary employee benefits to our Customers in niche markets and tries mirror Customers as much as possible. For example, if a school needs Spanish-speaking representatives to explain employee benefits, AF will develop a team that best fits the needs of the Customer including bilingual managers, Colleagues and Sales representatives.

“The 2018 Best Workplaces for Diversity are at the forefront of creating workplaces that are better for business and better for their people,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These workplaces not only pay attention to how diverse their workforce and management teams are, but close critical gaps in how all their people are treated and developed day-to-day.”

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About American Fidelity
American Fidelity Assurance Company is a supplemental benefits provider serving more than 1 million Customers across 49 states with a focus on offering a different opinion for Customers in the education, public sector, auto retail and healthcare industries. More information can be found at americanfidelity.com.

American Fidelity has earned an “A+” (Superior) from the A.M. Best Company since 1982. One of the nation’s leading insurance company rating services, A.M. Best conducts a strict review process for financial stability every year.

American Fidelity has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine 11 times.

The Company was also selected for several other lists by Fortune, including: Best Workplaces for Millennials, Best Workplaces in Finance and Insurance, Best Companies for Giving Back, Best Workplaces for Women and the Human Capital 30: Companies that Put Employees Front and Center.

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Melody Wortmann
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications, Creative Services and Culture
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About the Best Workplaces for Diversity
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing more than 4.4 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.

Read our new book: “A Great Place to Work for All: Better for Business, Better for People, Better for the World.” Learn more on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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AMCD Supports the Appointment of Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador

Secretary of State Pompeo observes Hearther Nauert in action (Getty images)

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, December 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Mideast Coalition for Democracy fully supports President Trump’s pick to replace UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, the intelligent and capable Ms. Heather Nauert.

Ms. Nauert has been a first-rate journalist for many years, working at both Fox News and ABC News and covering a variety of national and international affairs. More recently, Ms. Nauert has proven herself very capable of representing the administration as State Department spokeswoman. In this role, she has worked closely with Secretary Pompeo and earned his trust and confidence as well as that of the President.

“The fact that the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) opposes Nauert’s nomination is proof she is right for the job,” said AMCD co-chair John Hajjar. “CAIR is an arm of the global Muslim Brotherhood operating in the US as a ‘civil rights organization.’ The UAE has designated CAIR a terrorist organization and they have proven links to Hamas. So again, if they are opposed to Nauert’s nomination, that is a good sign.”

”CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups with American blood on their hands,” stated AMCD vice chair, Hossein Khorram. “Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror in the United States and CAIR has opposed every anti-terror measure that has ever been proposed or implemented. Its California chapter actually distributed a poster telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI, and its officials have told Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement.”

Khorram, himself a Muslim, finds CAIR's silence in condemning terror and not cooperating with FBI totally un-American.

“The Iranian people have endured the implementation of Sharia law by the Islamic Republic, proving it to be a total failure that has brought death and famine to one of the wealthiest countries in the world,” continued Mr. Khorram. “Ms. Nauert comments on Sharia law are based in proven facts that Sharia law is a failure and should never be implemented in any country let alone the United States which is the beacon of democracy in the world – the very antithesis of Sharia Law.”

“Ms. Nauert is well respected in the journalistic community and the diplomatic community in Washington,” added AMCD chair, Tom Harb. “She is poised and unshakable under pressure. We believe she will represent the United States brilliantly at the United Nations.”

“This appointment continues President Trump’s dedication to promoting intelligent and capable women to high-level posts in the administration,” added AMCD Secretary Rebecca Bynum. ‘We applaud this latest example of the administration’s dedication to selection on the basis of talent and merit. Ms. Nauert is a superb choice to fill Ms. Haley’s shoes.”

AMCD lends its full support to this excellent nomination.

Rebecca Bynum
The American Mideast Coalition for Democracy
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Source: EIN Presswire