Posted by Avantika Krishna on July 22, 2016
Did you know that there is a congressional ban preventing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 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. Lifting the Congressional ban will require extensive lobbying. Public charities and trade organizations like the AMA can lobby, and it will prove essential in this fight to end gun violence.
Posted by Avantika Krishna on July 15, 2016
On June 10th, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 10, which makes California the first state to ask federal officials to allow undocumented immigrants in the state to buy health insurance through its state exchange, Covered California. Immigrant rights’ advocates applauded this step towards health care for all Californians, including those who are undocumented.
Posted by Avantika Krishna on July 14, 2016
Newly formed 501(c)(4) organizations now have a new filing requirement. The IRS has issued a final and temporary regulation along with guidance (Revenue Procedure 2016-41) to implement new requirements for 501(c)(4) organizations that had been passed as part of the PATH (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes) Act, signed by President Obama on December 15, 2015. For
Posted by Avantika Krishna on July 13, 2016
Reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates joined in celebration bright and early on June 27, 2016 as the Supreme Court struck down targeted regulations on Texas abortion providers in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in a 5-3 decision. As a woman who calls Texas home, I was thrilled to witness the historic progress for women’s
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