Acclaimed Criminal Attorney, Vince Imhoff, Examines What to Do if You Are Falsely Accused of a Crime

Vincent Imhoff

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2021 / — Being accused of a crime that you haven’t committed can be downright terrifying, especially if the alleged victim appears to have a solid case. In an ideal world, it would be possible to just sit back and let your innocence speak for you. In reality, however, there are many things that you should and should not do to keep yourself, your reputation, and your freedom protected.

Start Collecting Evidence and Contact an Attorney:

The first and most important thing to do if you have been falsely accused of a crime is to align yourself with a good criminal defense lawyer. Although you are aware of your innocence, you’ll want to have a qualified legal professional on your side. This is someone who can guide you through conversations with law enforcement agencies, assist you in collecting evidence, and determine the best way to present your defense.

In addition to hiring a lawyer, you’ll also want to collect as much evidence as you can. The extra evidence may include:

-Receipts indicating where you were and what you were doing at the time of the alleged crime
-The clothing that you were wearing on the date of the event
-Video or photo evidence of your whereabouts.

You should additionally make a list of evidence from the scene of the crime. If there’s blood or other bodily fluids, bullet casings or other weapons, or anything else of significance, write these details down for your attorney.

When meeting with your lawyer, be as forthright as you possibly can. This includes being honest about any threats that were made in past conversations or anything else that might show you in a negative light. These are things that will likely be brought up during a trial, and it is vital for your lawyer to know about them beforehand.

If you feel like you have stumbled across something that might be falsely incriminating you while collecting evidence, be sure to retain it anyway. You can talk about these things with your attorney. Destroying anything that might be perceived as evidence could make prosecutors believe that you have something to hide. Moreover, purposeful destruction of evidence could lead to additional charges, despite your innocence.

Never Try to Work Things Out with Your Accuser:

People are often falsely accused of crimes by someone they know. Your first instinct may be to reach out to this person to try working things out. This is always a bad idea. The only person that you should discuss your case with is a defense attorney.

A single conversation could make things infinitely worse between you and your accuser. More importantly, you may be seen as attempting to intimidate the witness. If you have not been charged and arrested, be sure to keep as much distance between yourself and this individual as possible.

Don’t Readily Relay Evidence or Consent to DNA Testing:

Before taking any actions or making any statements, always be sure to consult with an attorney. Your lawyer can determine which forms of evidence should be passed over to law enforcement, when, and how. If officers show up at your door, demand that they return with a search warrant, and remember that you have the right to remain silent.

Your attorney should be present whenever you make a statement and when anything is being signed. You should also consult with this professional before consenting to any DNA testing or other similar examinations.

Consider Counter Suing for Defamation of Character:

Once your innocence has been proved, your lawyer can help you recoup the damages caused by having false charges levied against you. Depending upon the severity of the charges you’ve faced, pursuing defamation of character suit could be necessary for restoring your personal and professional reputation.


Fighting against false criminal charges can be a nerve-wracking experience. Exercising your right to remain silent and availing yourself of a reputable defense attorney are two of the most important things that you can do to protect yourself and your reputation.


Vince Imhoff

Vince Imhoff is from Chicago, Illinois. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, California, and Pennsylvania. Imhoff achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Lewis University and later obtained his JD from the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1989. After earning his JD, Mr.Imhoff was a Public Defender in Cook County, Illinois, from 1990 to 1997. He then entered private practice as a solo practitioner.

Vince Imhoff founded Imhoff & Associates, PC, in 2003. In 2005, he became Managing Director of the Cochran Firm, Criminal Defense section. However, following the death of Mr.Cochran, Imhoff left the Cochran Firm to re-establish Imhoff and Associates, PC. He was also the assistant coach for the trial team at Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law, from 2000 through 2002.

Vince Imhoff is now the Managing Director of Imhoff & Associates, PC. With offices throughout the United States, Imhoff & Associates works with over 650 lawyers. Today, Vince Imhoff is a member of the State Bar of Illinois, State Bar of California, and State Bar of Pennsylvania. He is also an active member of the California Public Defenders Association, Santa Monica Bar Association (Treasurer 2012-2014, Board Member 2008-2014), Lesbian Gay Lawyers Association (Secretary 2009-2011, Board Member 2009-2015), San Bernardino County Bar, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).

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July: A Horrible Month for US Consumers

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July Drug Price Hikes Could Prove Lethal

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What Happens Every July: Big Pharma Uses Cover of Holiday to Raise Prices

Americans are dying due to high drug prices. July will likely usher in further profit-hungry drug price hikes. Congress must act now.”

— Jack Pfeiffer, Executive Director of CPPI

WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A., June 30, 2021 / — Every year in the United States, drug manufacturers raise the price of brand-name prescription drugs in January and July. The Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation says Congress must take action now to ensure that imperiled Americans have access to affordable medications.

“Americans are dying unnecessarily due to grossly high prescription drug prices. July will likely mark another round of profit-hungry drug price hikes. Congress must act now to save lives and ensure Americans have access to affordable prescription drugs,” said Jack Pfeiffer, Executive Director of the Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation. “Americans importing their medication from licensed online Canadian pharmacies are saving 50 to 90 percent on brand name drugs. Expanding personal prescription importation access is a straightforward step to save lives.”

Historic Drug Price Hikes
Drug manufactures have sped the pace of price increases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

– In January 2021, drugmakers increased more brand name drug list prices than any other January in the last decade.
– Over 900 drugs increased in price by an average of 5.1% in January 2021, compared to 639 drug price increases at an average of 5.2% in January 2020, reports Brooklyn46 Research.
– July 2020 price increases on 67 drugs by an average of 3.1% eclipsed increases of July 2019 on 37 drugs at an average 4.3%, reports GoodRx.
– Brand name drug prices have increased an average of 276.8% between 2006 and 2020, compared to the cumulative general inflation rate of 32% during the same period, reports AARP Research.

Personal Prescription Importation Solution
Two bills presently before Congress could immediately expand American patients’ access to affordable prescription drugs and curtail the deadly impacts of rising U.S. drug prices. The Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act of 2021 (S.259, H.R.832) and The Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act of 2021 (S.920, H.R. 2181) would expand support for prescription importation and fully codify individuals’ rights to safely import prescription drugs from Canada.

– Americans report saving an average of $2,736 a year on personally imported prescription drugs from certified online Canadian pharmacies compared to costs in the U.S.
– Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation price comparisons find that online Canadian pharmacy prices are 50% to 90% more affordable than prices at AmazonPharmacy, GoodRx, and leading U.S. pharmacy competitors like Walmart and CVS.

– The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that prescription drug importation could deliver $7 billion in federal savings over 10 years.

“The time to take action against rising U.S. prescription drug prices is now. American lives depend on it,” reiterated Pfeiffer.

Price Hikes Lethal Implications
Millions of Americans struggling to afford medications are facing lethal consequences as rising prices put necessary prescription drugs out of reach.

– More than 1.1 million Medicare patients could die over the next decade because they cannot afford to pay for their prescription medications, reports West Health.
– Even small increases in out-of-pocket prices can correlate with a 32.7% increase in monthly mortality, reports the National Bureau of Economic Research.
– Drug price increases lead to much higher outpatient costs and decrease appropriate drug treatment due to access issues, reports a JAMA Network study of over 45,485 patients.
– 89 percent of Americans over 65 take prescription medications, with one in four struggling to afford drug costs, reports the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Price Hike Impacts on Seniors, Medicaid & Medicare
While uninsured, underinsured, and patients with chronic conditions are dramatically impacted by rising prescription drug prices, the toll hits seniors particularly hard, even those covered by Medicaid and Medicare.

– The January 2021 price increases will add over $2.3 billion in pre-rebate spending to Medicare Part D. Beneficiaries pay roughly 25% of a drug’s pre-rebate cost before they get to catastrophic coverage; after which, taxpayers pay 80% of the pre-rebate costs, estimates 46Brooklyn Research.
– An older American who uses brand-name prescription drugs is likely to have experienced an average annual retail cost of drug therapy of more than $31,000 in 2020, exceeding the median annual income for individual Medicare beneficiaries of $29,650, reports AARP Research.
– Out-of-pocket prescription drug costs have risen faster than any other senior expense, 252% since 2000 to over $3,875. Over the same time, average Medicare Part B premiums have been the second fastest-rising cost, climbing 218% to $144.60, reports the Senior Citizens League.
– List price increases on relatively high-cost drugs such as Eliquis (used for blood clots), Symbicort (a treatment for asthma and lung disease), Revlimid (a cancer medication), have translated directly to higher Medicare and Medicare enrollee costs, reports Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Reps. Titus & Mace Applauded by Agriculture & Animal Welfare Leaders for Introducing OFF Act to Reform USDA Checkoffs

Reps. Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Dina Titus (D-NV)

Reps. Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Dina Titus (D-NV)

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

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The USDA’s Checkoff Program was supposed to ensure American farmers of all sizes could promote their products across the nation and across the globe.”

— U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC)

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2021 / — Today, the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM), Animal Wellness Action (AWA), Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF), and National Dairy Producers Organization (NDPO) applauded U.S. Reps. Dina Titus, D-Nev., and Nancy Mace, R-S.C. for introducing the Opportunities for Fairness in Farming (OFF) Act, designed to reform and bring accountability and transparency to reform the USDA’s Commodity Checkoff Programs that have long been plagued by scandal after scandal for misappropriation of funds, lack of transparency, and misusing farmer and rancher tax dollars against the best interests of the producers to further the agenda of industrial agriculture.

“This legislation will bring much-needed accountability and transparency to USDA’s checkoff programs which have operated without sufficient oversight for far too long,” said Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev. “Family farmers should not be forced to pay into organizations that sometimes lobby against their interests and threaten animal welfare.”

“The USDA’s Checkoff Program was supposed to ensure American farmers of all sizes could promote their products across the nation and across the globe,” said Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C. “For years now, small farmers have seen their hard-earned money used to fund the lobbying efforts of massive, multi-billion-dollar agriculture conglomerates. This program has devolved from producing ‘Got milk?’ ads to creating taxpayer-funded lobbying firms, and it needs to stop.”

“USDA’s runaway checkoff programs must be held accountable, and family farmers have a right to know where their hard-earned tax dollars are being spent,” said Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action, and a member of the board of directors at the Organization for Competitive Markets. “The checkoffs remain under fire because of their lack of transparency, misuse of funds, and damaging anti-competitive practices that have bankrupted millions of American farmers, and harmed billions of animals.”

“The checkoff is an example of how farmers lost their voice,” said Mike Eby, executive director at the Organization for Competitive Markets and chairman of the National Dairy Producers Organization. “We are disappointed that historically, the USDA and Congress appear to have little regard for the millions of farmer dollars that are being used for purposes that are not being made public."

“OCM stands firmly in support of putting more farmers back on the land and reigning in the egregious and illegal activities National Cattlemen’s Beef Association continues to engage in,” said Vaughn Meyer, president of the Organization for Competitive Markets and a lifelong cattle producer from Reva, South Dakota. “The OFF Act is proudly supported by more than 250,000 farmers nationwide and the U.S. House should swiftly hold a hearing to address checkoff reform.”


The OFF Act would amend the authorizing checkoff laws to ensure the programs cannot contract with organizations that engage in lobbying, conflicts of interest, or anticompetitive activities that harm other commodities. It would also require that they publish all budgets and disbursements of funds for the purposes of public inspection and submit to periodic audits by the USDA Inspector General. The measure is supported by more than 250,000 farmers and ranchers across America in an unlikely coalition of allies that include OCM, AWA, AWF, NDPO, the American Grass-fed Association, the National Taxpayers Union, and the National Farmers Union to name a few.

Commodity checkoff programs (“checkoff programs”) were established to serve as mechanisms by which agricultural industries pool money for common commodity-specific promotional and research purposes. Fees are mandatory, from the smallest local farmer to the largest factory operation. Checkoff dollars go to federal, industry-specific boards, which are required by law to use these funds for mutually beneficial advertising campaigns and research.

Under federal law, farmers of certain commodities (including pork, eggs, beef, and corn) are required to pay a portion of their sales into checkoff programs. These mandatory fees are intended to be used by the U.S. government to research and market those commodities. Well-known examples of past checkoff-funded advertising campaigns are “Got Milk,” “Pork. The Other White Meat,” “The Incredible, Edible Egg,” and “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.” Checkoff programs collect over $850 million from America’s farmers and ranchers every year. In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that checkoff activities and speech are those of the federal government.

Despite the limited purpose of the checkoffs, checkoff programs have repeatedly acted beyond the scope of their statutory mandate. Lax oversight by the USDA has resulted in collusive and illegal relationships between checkoff boards and lobbying organizations, both of which have repeatedly used checkoff funds to influence legislation and government action despite a broad statutory prohibition. Such advocacy efforts have an anticompetitive effect and are forcing traditional family farmers to pay into a system that actively works against them.

The OFF Act was first introduced in the 115th Congress by Rep. Titus and former Rep. Dave Brat, R-Virg., in the U.S. House and Senators Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Cory Booker, D-N.J. in the U.S. Senate and a 2018 Farm Bill amendment that mirrored the OFF Act was one of only three amendments afforded a vote in the U.S. Senate, but the measure was not included in the final farm bill signed into law. Lee and Booker have since been joined by Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. in the effort for checkoff reform and the Senators plan to reintroduce the measure in the Senate in 2021.

A copy of the legislation can be found here.

Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) is a membership-based research and advocacy organization working to expose and break the stranglehold of corporate consolidation in our food and agricultural economy. Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, OCM was founded in 1998 by farmers, ranchers, attorneys, agricultural economists, rural sociologists and state legislators to challenge the growing income power disparities between agricultural producers and agribusinesses in the food system. OCM was founded on the premise that independent farmers and ranchers must ultimately survive and prosper by receiving fair and adequate compensation for their products through the marketplace.

National Dairy Producers Organization (NDPO): "We Dairy Farmers pledge to thoroughly and immediately review and study each of the issues that impact the price of milk paid to producers in order to determine and facilitate needed changes that may be required to reach our stated purpose of producer profitability, for now and in the future.”

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies, and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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California Congressional Candidate Ronda Kennedy LEADS the Fight Against Voter Fraud

" I am not just complaining about election fraud. I am fighting in court to assure our elections are fair."

VENTURA, CALIFORNIA, USA, June 30, 2021 / — California 26th Congressional District candidate Ronda Kennedy, a Republican civil rights attorney running against Julia Brownly, issued a statement vowing to restore election integrity in her district before voters go to the polls in 2022.

Kennedy defeated her Democrat opponent by 3-1 at the voting booth in the November 2020 election, but like Democrats across the country, Brownly was fraudulently reelected after receiving an overwhelming majority (94 percent) of the mail-in ballots in the district where only 55 percent of voters are registered Democrats.

In January, Kennedy joined forces with the Election Integrity Project and nine other candidates and filed a federal lawsuit, EIPCa, et al. v. Weber, et al., challenging California’s unconstitutional election process for future elections. Kennedy and the plaintiffs are seeking Declaratory and Injunctive Relief following rampant irregularities in the 2020 general election in California.

The 9th Circuit Court of appeals is reviewing the case that will likely be adjudicated in the Supreme Court, setting precedence for other states in the union, Kennedy contends:

“I am not just complaining about election fraud. I am fighting in court to assure our elections are free, fair and every American vote counts. My campaign represents the seventy-four-plus million Americans who were defrauded and are not gonna shut up – who refuse to step past the illegitimate elections as if nothing happened. If we allow the fraudulence to go unchecked, we have stepped from what was America into tyranny.

It’s time for photo-voter ID law. The absence of voter ID is a recipe for fraud waiting to happen. A photo ID is required for everything we do in this country. Eighty percent of Americans support voter ID laws. Yet, Democrats connivingly attempt to persuade voters into believing that verifying your identity to vote is a racist ploy and vote against Voter ID legislation. As a result, people can vote multiple times. The dead vote. Illegal immigrants vote.

It’s time we get rid of mail-in ballots. The enemies of freedom exploited a manufactured COVID pandemic in 2020 to rig the election with an unprecedented mail-in-ballot election for the express purpose of electing Democrats. In court, we will irrefutably prove that our electoral system is broken. California laws like ballot harvesting and mail-in ballots disadvantage minority groups who prefer to vote at the ballot box than by mail. We cannot dwell on the past. I am fighting for future elections. I expect that my 2022 election results will be fair.”


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(Video) UN Human Rights Expert Reinforces Call to Action from Iran’s Democratic Resistance

June 30, 2021 - 1988 Massacre.

1988 Massacre.

June 29, 2021 - Mr. Javaid Rahman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran.

Mr. Javaid Rahman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran.

June 21, 2021 - Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Ebrahim Raisi.

Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Ebrahim Raisi.

June 21, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisis record oppression of women.

Ebrahim Raisis record oppression of women.

June 20, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisis record.

Ebrahim Raisis record.

June 21, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

June 23, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

June 26, 2021 - Expatriates Planning Rally To Follow up on Boycott of Iran’s Presidential Election.

Expatriates Planning Rally To Follow up on Boycott of Iran’s Presidential Election.

Rehman correctly indicated that Raisi’s status as president increases the urgency of an international investigation into his role in crimes against humanity

Reuters report states that the Justice for Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran welcomed Rehman’s call, saying that a U.N. investigation into the extrajudicial executions was 'long overdue'”


PARIS, FRANCE, June 30, 2021 / — In an interview on Monday with Reuters, Javaid Rehman, the United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, urged the Human Rights Council and other relevant bodies to launch a formal investigation of an overlooked crime against humanity that Iranian authorities carried out more than 30 years ago.

His latest remarks on the subject come several months after Rehman and several other UN human rights experts sent a letter to the Iranian regime demanding an end to its cover-up of the incident and emphasizing that if Tehran failed to hold its own officials accountable, the responsibility would fall to the international community.

Rehman made reference to that letter in his recent interview, noting that it was motivated in large part by “concerns that there is again a policy… to destroy evidence of mass graves.” The graves in question may hold the remains of more than 30,000 individuals, all of whom were killed over the course of just a few months in 1988.

That summer, panels of judiciary and intelligence officials, known as “death commissions” interrogated political prisoners throughout Iran and ordered the summary execution of all those who failed to demonstrate fealty to the theocratic system. Many were sent to the gallows after “trials” lasting just a few minutes, during which they refused to disavow their support to the leading pro-democracy opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

Reuters report states that in a statement, the Justice for Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran welcomed Rehman’s call, saying that a U.N. investigation into the extrajudicial executions was “long overdue. “

It is highly significant that the MEK was the prime target of the 1988 massacre, especially given that the architects of that massacre definitively failed in their goal of stamping out organized opposition against the clerical regime. While it was ongoing, the massacre was a clear sign of the extent to which Iranian authorities felt threatened by that opposition. Since then, it has served as a perennial reminder of the depths those authorities are willing to sink to when trying to suppress dissent.

The massacre was prompted by a fatwa from the regime’s founder, Ruhollah Khomeini, which declared that the MEK and affiliated groups were guilty of “enmity against God” and should consequently be killed.

The threat of similar reprisals has only intensified in recent years, as Tehran has struggled to restore order in the wake of multiple, widespread uprisings that demonstrated the MEK’s breadth of social influence.

In his interview on Monday, Javaid Rehman highlighted the role that Ebrahim Raisi is believed to have played in the 1988 massacre and also in the 2019 crackdown, which took place after he had been appointed as head of the judiciary by the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. That appointment seemed to clear the way for Raisi to run effectively unopposed in Iran’s June presidential campaign. His victory was confirmed on June 18, and critics promptly began warning of the potential for Iran’s human rights record to grow even worse in the Raisi era.

Rehman correctly indicated that Raisi’s status as president-elect greatly increases the urgency of an international investigation into his role in crimes against humanity, both historical and recent. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), went further by emphasizing the need for multilateral sanctions, diplomatic isolation, and other assertive measures as a means of deterring Iranian authorities from stepping up their crackdowns on dissent.

That message will no doubt be reiterated before an international audience between July 10 and 12, when the annual live-streamed gathering of Iranian expatriates, the “Free Iran World Summit.” takes place. The event is expected to connect tens of thousands of expatriate activists through a number of simultaneous gatherings and will also feature speeches from hundreds of European and American dignitaries and lawmakers.

The event will certainly feature testimony from survivors of the 1988 massacre and from the families of its victims, as well as presenting clear evidence of Raisi’s high-level involvement in the farcical trials and resulting death sentences in the nation’s capital.

Proper investigations will certainly help to confront the Iranian regime’s culture of impunity regarding this and other crimes against humanity. But to prevent the escalation of human rights abuses, Western powers and the United Nations will have to make concerted efforts to stay ahead of the regime’s growing desperation in the face of organized and widespread unrest.

If Raisi still faces no accountability for the 1988 massacre when he takes office in August, it is easy to imagine that the regime will be encouraged to further crackdowns on the opposition and the people at home and more malign activities abroad.

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Why Wait? CDC’S ACIP Must Act Quickly To Make New Pneumicoccal Disease Vaccines Available For Older American

ACIP recommendations needed this summer to be in place ahead of 2021-22 flu/pneumonia season

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, USA, June 30, 2021 / — (Washington, D.C.) Today, organizations representing thousands of older Americans came together to urge the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to move quickly to recommend newly approved vaccinations to combat pneumococcal disease for adults aged 50+ following a series of presentations at ACIP’s June meeting.

Once a vaccine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it undergoes an approval process set in place by ACIP–a specialized sub-committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An ACIP recommendation is critical to widespread availability and insurance coverage of all vaccines.

In a letter to the leadership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the groups highlighted CDC data presented at the meeting that showed a newly FDA approved vaccination will save lives, is cost effective and has the opportunity to impact existing health disparities.

The current schedule to vote to recommend the newly available vaccine is set for October, but advocates for older Americans say that’s too long to wait and want to see that timeline expedited to ensure that the most effective vaccinations are available ahead of the 2021-22 flu and pneumonia season.

“These new vaccines offer much hope that more older adults can be protected against pneumococcal disease, but protection only happens when vaccines can be widely administered,” said Bob Blancato, Executive Director, National Association of Nutrition and Aging Service Programs. “As we emerge from the pandemic, where lung health has been such a focus, we need to arm older Americans with every available resource to protect themselves from diseases like pneumococcal. Why would we wait?”

Protection against pneumococcal disease is important every year, but more so this flu and pneumonia season as experts are predicting it to be more serious than 2020, now that social distancing and mask wearing is becoming less common.

Pneumococcal disease –like many others has various strains or serotypes—approximately 90. Current vaccines cover roughly 40 of those. But the new vaccines will increase the number of strains that are covered, thereby offering greater protection to those who are vaccinated.

The organizations (listed below) urge ACIP and CDC leadership to schedule an additional meeting to quickly move to vote to recommend the pneumococcal vaccine. Throughout the pandemic, ACIP members met monthly and in some cases several times in a month to prioritize and expedite COVID vaccine approvals. With the threat posed by pneumonia to older and at-risk Americans, it makes sense for ACIP to do the same with pneumococcal vaccines.

Supporting Organizations:
National Association of Nutrition and Aging Service Programs
National Council on Aging
National Alliance for Caregiving
National Hispanic Council on Aging
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
National Caucus and Center on Black Aging
Caregiver Action Network
Vietnam Veterans of America
Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement
Generations United

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Women Veterans ROCK! Salutes Their New 2030 Commissioners

The 2030 Commission For Women Veterans & Military Families

The 2030 Commission For Women Veterans & Military Families

The 2030 Commission Is Working To Build A Pathway For Our Posterity – That Cultivates A Culturally Competent Climate of Equality For Future Generations of Military Women And Military Families.”

— Deborah Harmon-Pugh, President & WVR National Campaign Chair

UNITED STATES, June 30, 2021 / — Women Veterans ROCK, the nation’s fastest growing advocacy organization for today’s Military Women and Military Families is proud to be serving with the twenty newly appointed Commissioners of The 2030 Commission For Women Veterans and Military Families.

The 2030 Commission is the nation’s most unique coalition of Military Affairs Experts, Women Veterans, Active-Duty Servicewomen, Reservists, ROTC Cadets, Military Spouses and Military Moms. This powerful group of Military Women Influencers represents the most culturally, geographically, and demographically diverse assembly of Military Women and Military Supporters in America today. They are actively engaged Public Policy Advocates representing the voices of today’s rapidly growing community of Women Veterans and Military Families.

The twenty newly appointed Commissioners To The 2030 Commission include: Dr. Gybrilla Ballard-Blakes (MD); Elana Banis (PA); Captain Latinya Channer, (R), (PA); Rochelle Crump, WAC, (R), (IL); Captain Janice Gavern, (R), (PA); NCO Theresa Hastings, (R), (PA); Dr. Serelda Herbin, EO, (R), (VA); MSgt. Robin Johnson (VA); LTC Consuelo Castillo-Kickbusch (R), (NV), Grace Wu Kong, Advocacte, (PA); Colonel Mary Lowe Mayhugh (R), (DC); Lieutenant Michelle Norton (PA); NCO Barbara Pittman (R), (DC); Lieutenant Dr. Dana Robinson-Street (R), (OH); Ron E. Armstead, Veterans Policy Advocate (R), (MA); Gloria Sinclair Miller (FL); VR Small (TX); Melissa A. Washington (CA); 1SG Jaynene Smith, (R), TX); CSM Claudette Williams, (R), (PA).

The Newly Appointed 2030 Commissioners are the core components of this unique Nationwide Strategic Think Tank. The 2030 Commission comes complete with a cohort of thirty (30) leading Veteran Service Organizations linking The 2030 Commission to day-to-day community-based outreach to women veterans, service delivery and a broad spectrum of engagement in women veteran programs and supportive services for military families. The 2030 Commission For Women Veterans and Military Families collectively represent the voices of over 1.5 million members of today’s Women Veterans Community.

"The 2030 Commission is working to Build A Pathway For Our Posterity – that cultivates a culturally competent climate of equality for Future Generations of Military Women and Military Families in service to America," says, Deborah Harmon-Pugh, President & National Campaign Chair of Women Veterans ROCK! She also serves as the Executive Chair of The 2030 Commission For Women Veterans and Military Families. Ms. Harmon-Pugh is a Retired U.S. Army Military Spouse.

About Women Veterans ROCK!

Women Veterans ROCK! is a Coalition of Women Veteran Organizations and Women Advocacy Organizations Supporting Women Veterans and Military Families. It is sponsored by The Healthy Caregiver Community Foundation, a federally registered 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Community Organization. It is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA with satellite operations in the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan Region and its 5 Regional Affiliate Networks.

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Americans Call for Mr. Donald Trump to be Voice of Humanity at “Global Crisis. This Already Affects Everyone” Conference

Americans Call for President Trump to be Voice of Humanity at Global AllatRa Conference

Americans Call for President Trump to be Voice of Humanity at Global AllatRa Conference

International online conference "Global Crisis. This Already Affects Everyone" is the event of utmost importance organized by volunteers from around the world on the platform of ALLATRA International Public Movement.

“Global Crisis. This Already Affects Everyone.” invites President Trump for opening speech.

It is an association of active, honest and friendly people who aspire to use their best qualities for the benefit of society. It is a new format of relations regardless of nationalities, professions, social status, religious and political views.

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Mr. Trump asked to address the World at the International Online Conference “Global Crisis. This Already Affects Everyone”, scheduled for July 24th, 2021.

Americans ask “Mr. President, will you be the voice of the American citizens and people worldwide and accept the invitation?””

— – U.S. citizens

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA, June 30, 2021 / — With all respect and honor, we present you with this dedicated video invitation that the American citizens made for you, Mr. Trump, at the Trump Rally – Save America in Wellington, Ohio (please review it here: We would like to start by thanking you for all your accomplishments during your presidential term. You have shown the most humanness, kindness, and compassion towards all people.

With our highest respect, we invite you to give an opening speech to the International Online Conference “Global Crisis. This Already Affects Everyone”, scheduled for July 24th, 2021 at 11 am EDT. It will be broadcast worldwide on thousands of media channels and platforms with simultaneous interpretation into more than 60 languages ensuring that you are heard around the world.

We would like to highlight that this is a non-commercial, non-profit and non-partisan event. This unique format is entirely initiated and organized by ordinary citizens of the United States and people from more than 180 countries. The aim of this conference is to bring the attention of the world community to the real scale of the global crisis and the risks that humanity will face in the near future.

We know that with you opening this conference, it will be translated into every language of the world. This event will be opened and led by the United States and it will be an honor for us and all the citizens when you, Mr. President, open the conference and give the first speech.

At this conference, you can set the new vector of development and inform all humanity about how to overcome this problem and to help unite the whole world to build a better future. We would be honored for you to be part of this event as people from every country would love to hear you without any censorship or distortion. Many people would love to hear your thoughts about the impending crisis.

We genuinely hope that we can have the honor of having either your live online appearance or a previously recorded video address. It is a dream of many that you would participate. The official letter of invitation has been sent to your team.

American citizens call for President Donald J. Trump to be the voice of Humanity at the unprecedented global conference “Global Crisis. This Already Affects Everyone” on the platform of ALLATRA International Public Movement. Americans ask “Mr. President, will you be the voice of the American citizens and people worldwide and accept the invitation?”

International Online Conference “Global Crisis. This Already Affects Everyone”, scheduled for July 24th, 2021. It will be broadcast worldwide on thousands of media channels and platforms with simultaneous interpreting into more than 60 languages.

This unique format is entirely initiated and organized by ordinary people from more than 180 countries. The aim of this conference is to bring the attention of the world community to the real scale of the global crisis and the risks that humanity will face in the near future. Understanding the urgency of spreading this vital information drives people to actively participate and perform simultaneous interpreting into 60+ languages by their own efforts.

The time has come to realize the REALITY of the WORLD'S THREATS. The global crisis is gaining momentum every day. The world's financial and economic, ecological, anthropological, climatic crises are realities that every human being is already facing. Will the future of mankind be self-destruction or civilization development?

Key topics of the conference:
● The introduction of Artificial Intelligence technologies into various fields of life: risks and benefits
● World economic crises
● A threat of mass unemployment
● Rapid depletion of the planet's resources
● An ecological crisis
● Global climate change

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Americans Call for Mr. Donald J. Trump to be Voice of Humanity at Global AllatRa Conference on July 24th

Source: EIN Presswire

Federal Air Marshal Director Michael Ondocin accused of Union Busting and Unfair Labor Practice

911 Never Forget

911 Never Forget

FAMS Director Michael Ondocin

FAMS Director Michael Ondocin

Federal Air Marshal Service

Federal Air Marshal Service

Federal Air Marshal Director Michael Ondocin accused of Union Busting and Unfair Labor Practice

As the twenty year anniversary approaches of 9/11, the Federal Air Marshal Service remains leaderless and plagued with incompetence. It is time for change. Our national security depends on it.”

— Flying Federal Air Marshal

WASHINGTON , DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA , USA , June 29, 2021 / — Today, the Air Marshal National Council filed an official complaint with DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Congressional Oversight Committees against Federal Air Marshal Service Director Michael Ondocin for Union Busting and Unfair Labor Practices. The Air Marshal National Council (AMNC ) is a union with a mission of helping Federal Air Marshals. AMNC champions causes that elevate National Security and expose government fraud, waste, and abuse. The union advocates for laws to stop the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from abusing Federal Air Marshals and compromising aviation security. To prevent this abuse , AMNC promotes enacting legislation, and works to enforce internal policies that govern TSA.

Recently, the Air Marshal's top brass Director Michael Ondocin disseminated a nationwide email in opposition to the union for their colloboration with media outlets to include Judicial Watch (JW) in exposing a scandalous VIP Program featured in the Corruption Chronicles. The JW story reads in part:

"A scandal-plagued “VIP” program that provided members of Congress with Federal Air Marshals (FAM) often yanked from high-risk fights has been canceled after Judicial Watch exposed it earlier this month. As a result, hundreds of FAM are sitting idly at airports around the U.S. because the “VIP missions have stopped,” according to a federal law enforcement source with firsthand knowledge of the situation. A veteran air marshal who asked not to be identified said “the Washington Field Office in Washington D.C. was almost exclusively dedicated to VIP services for Congress.” Another longtime FAM told Judicial Watch he was deployed on several VIP missions with low-profile members of Congress. He said so many FAM were on standby for the VIP congressional program that now he and many of his colleagues are “sitting around the airport waiting for a mission.”

The union responded to the email and clearly showed Ondocin's attempt to union bust. The union will vigorously defend AMNC against any/all slanderous or liable actions generated by the agency and/or agency officials.

AMNC complaint reads:
"Ondocin's email was an unprecedented and unprofessional attack on the union. A union that has worked diligently to report continued fraud, waste, and abuse within the agency. It is clear to us that this is evidence of a Director of a Federal Agency having a very public and immature tantrum in a desperate attempt to try to save his beleaguered legacy. Mr. Ondocin is clearly undertaking tactics to union bust, to disrupt and prevent the expansion of the Air Marshal National Council (AMNC) and our efforts to grow membership in a workplace. Unfair labor practices are clearly defined in 5 U.S. Code 7116."

A leaders job is to unite the workforce, not to create a further divide in an already divided one. Mr. Ondocin’s attempt to disparage the AMNC in his official capacity as Director of the FAMS has led many of our members to question his ability to safely and effectively perform the essential function of his duties. Mr. Ondocin continues to exhibit a pattern of dishonesty, a willingness to violate agency policy and the requirements necessary to maintain a Top Secret Clearance.

The fact that the FAMS is the only federal agency with three (3) separate unions fighting for change tells you all you need to know about the complete lack of leadership we have been suffering under.

If that isn’t enough the sheer number and seriousness of the internal investigations and scandals that have and are occurring under Mr. Ondocin’s watch should be.

We want to assure you, that Mr. Ondocin has our and our partners full attention now. We will be louder than ever before in exposing every ounce of corruption and incompetence coming from his administration. If and when you see fit to relieve him of his post we will look forward to extending an olive branch to open communication with the next Director. "

Gem Micheo
Air Marshal National Council
+1 800-864-6122
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Unite NY Calls for Open Primaries in New York State

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Larry Sharpe, Entrepreneur and 2018 Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York

Larry Sharpe, Entrepreneur and 2018 Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York

Martin Babinec, Founder, Unite NY

Martin Babinec, Founder, Unite NY

Miniscule Primary Voter Turnout Demonstrates a Glaring Need for Democracy to Be Open to all Voters

Closed primaries are the number one reason why New Yorkers feel trapped, feel powerless and then check-out. This is proven by the embarrassingly low primary voter turnout this year.”

— Larry Sharpe

ALBANY, NY, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2021 / — Albany, NY – Abysmal voter turnout in last week’s primary elections clearly demonstrates the need for election reform and Unite NY has been joined by entrepreneur and 2018 Libertarian candidate for Governor Larry Sharpe in calling on both the Democratic and Republican parties to open their primary processes to give more New Yorkers a greater say at the ballot box.

Last week the four largest cities across Upstate New York held contested democratic primaries for mayor and voter turnout was extremely low, with only 13 to 26 percent of registered democrats turning out to decide who will lead their cities. In Albany, Kathy Sheehan garnered a measly 3,600 votes in a city of nearly 100,000 people. The current leader in the Syracuse race attracted just over 2,700 votes, while total Democratic Party primary turnout in Rochester and Buffalo was 20 and 26 percent, respectively.

Given that these cities heavily favor Democrats, the primary often serves as the de facto election, meaning in a city like Buffalo where there is no general election opposition, only 7 percent of eligible voters will have cast a ballot for the likely incoming mayor.

Unite NY Founder Martin Babinec said, “Voter engagement is a vital part of giving people a voice and breaking the grip our current two-party system has by being tilted towards party bosses with restrictions that shut out competition in the electoral process. The fact of the matter is that people aren’t turning out to vote because they don’t feel like they have a choice or a voice in our current electoral process. That is precisely why we need reforms like open primaries, ranked choice voting, and initiative and referendum so that we can put the power of government back where it belongs, in the hands of the people.”

2018 Libertarian candidate for Governor Larry Sharpe said, “Closed primaries are the number one reason why New Yorkers feel trapped, feel powerless and then check-out. This is proven by the embarrassingly low primary voter turnout this year, after record voter turnout last year. The system is allowing the status quo to facilitate our statewide decay.”

Unite NY is the new political home for independent and moderate voters in New York and is strongly supporting a host of electoral reforms that will take power away from party bosses and put it back in the hands of the people. One of those reforms, Ranked Choice Voting was used in New York City and was extremely successful, driving more than 135,000 more New Yorkers to the polls than at the last open mayoral primary in 2013. That increase in voter participation is larger than the entire population of the Cities of Utica and Schenectady COMBINED.

New York is one of only 9 states that still uses a completely closed primary system, effectively disenfranchising more than three and half million voters in the state who are not enrolled in any political party. The need is even more dire since last year. Under the auspices of a COVID relief bill, five of New York’s seven minor parties lost ballot status, leaving half a million people without a party.

The action Unite NY is calling for does not require legislation, rather, both parties could simply change their rules to allow more New Yorkers to participate in the electoral process.

About Unite NY: Unite NY is a new political home in New York State for Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, independents, and others to come together to seek common sense solutions. This new movement offers a home to more than 3.5 million New York voters not currently enrolled in a major party. Focused on a non-partisan approach to fixing real problems in our government, democracy, and economy, Unite NY supports candidates who understand working together is the only way we can succeed. Further, in 2022, Unite NY seeks to establish a ballot line by running a candidate for Governor to help fill the void created by our loss of 5 of the 7 minor parties previously holding statewide ballot access now eliminated from voter choice as the result of 2020 legislation which tripled the qualification hurdles needed to qualify as a minor party. More information is available at:

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Source: EIN Presswire