Did you know that there is a congressional ban preventing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from researching gun violence? With approximately 30,000 gun related deaths per year, the rate of gun violence in the United States is unparalleled by any other country in the developed world, yet Congress continues to deny that it is a public health issue. The American Medical Association recognizes that the only way to save the thousands of lives affected by gun violence is by lifting the congressional ban so that the CDC can research gun violence and recommend appropriate action to help lower the death toll.
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Posted by Shyaam Subramanian on April 15, 2017
When the American Health Care Act (ACHA) was first publicly released on March 6, 2017, health advocacy groups across the country were alarmed at the devastating impacts the bill could have especially on people enrolled in Medicaid, lower-income seniors, and rural communities.
Posted by Susan Rhea on April 14, 2017
Hoechstetter will be a panelist along with David Devlin-Foltz, Vice President of Impact Assessment of the Aspen Institute, and Julia Coffman, founder of the Center for Evaluation Innovation.
Posted by Abby Levine on April 10, 2017
For many advocates, building and running a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization might seem like a daunting prospect. We’ve developed a new suite of tools to show advocates how this type of nonprofit could be just right for them – and how to avoid common pitfalls in the startup process.
Posted by Ronnie Pawelko on March 13, 2017
Effective on January 1, 2017, the registration threshold for lobbying under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act has been increased from $12,500 to $13,000 to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. The registration threshold is updated every four years, with the next update in 2021.
Posted by Ronnie Pawelko on February 23, 2017
With the specter of budget cuts looming, many advocates in the 501(c)(3) world are looking for ways to save their programs and the jobs of the people who carry out the functions and mission of their organization.