May 29, 2018 · Activist · (No comments)

The U.S history is full of controversial and strange presidential pardons issued. The recent one is the one that President Trump issued to Joe Arpaio, the American toughest sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona.

One of his famous acts is wrongful imprisonment of the Village Voice owner, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. More than 10 years ago, the Maricopa County Selective Enforcement Unit agents, under cover of darkness, they knocked the doors of two homes in Phoenix, Arizona. The homeowners were Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey.

The agents hauled Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey from their homes and imprisoned them. The charges were; disclosing details concerning a grand-jury investigation. Both Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are involved in the newspaper known as the Village Voice Media. Lacey being the executive and Larkin the CEO.

Earlier in that day on the Village Voice Media publication, Phoenix New Times, they had published a piece that talked about the probe of a grand jury. They did not know that the grand was investing them. Arpaio was frustrated by the increase in the coverage of his most aggressive law enforcement strategies defining the Sheriff’s department since his induction into the office in 1992. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/ and https://thenewsversion.com/2017/08/the-fall-of-sheriff-joe-arpaio-after-jim-larkin-and-michael-lacey-controversy/

The Tent City of Mr. Arpaio and his several orders against inmates and women holding their status as the immigrants were severally brought up by various publications.

Since Arpaio took a position in the office, there have been a lot of cases where he was informed what was legally right and what was wrong. Without the available evidence showing if the detainee had proper status or not, holding such a person was against the constitutional law.

Such instances were addressed in private before 2011. Finally, they were all over when a lawsuit was filed against Joe Arpaio around ten years ago. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey began exposing Joe Arpaio to the American public. They wrote much about multiple instances of Arpaio and butted heads on many occasions against the department. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Twitter

When Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were releasing the stories of Arpaio, several newspapers were no longer covering him. The report on an arrested that was made by the department of Arpaio Sherriff was not something that is not common.

However, during the release of the article by more newspapers from the original work of Lacey and Larkin, the scandal reached to all parts of the nation. It is after 24 days in prison that Lacey and Larkin were released from the prison and they filed a suit against Joe Arpaio.

The suit exposed a lot of information that concerned the malpractices and corruption of Joe Arpaio, and it was settled for $ 3.7 million. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey operate one of the largest organizations nowadays.

Lacey and Larkin utilized the cash for the settlement and the time given to the time given to them when they retired to create the Frontera Fund. Frontera Fund is a group that usually helps Latinos and other society members to protect their first Amendments.

Adam Milstein is a co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, which offers various services to the Jewish organizations and fosters its relationship with the United States. He is a philanthropist and his organisations offers financial support to the Jewish people. Born and raised in Israel he fought in the Yom Kippur War and relocated to the USA in 1981. He is actively involved in real estate market and works to help his Jewish community.

His operations are based on three principles which are; philanthropy, relying on the MFF which offers both expertise and financial help to the projects they are involved with. The life path impact, which works to ensure they maintain a touch with the children and adults thereby fostering a deep Israeli-America connection, the philanthropic synergy, which offers financial help to similar organizations working towards the realization of his goals and visons.

Adam Milstein latest publication on the times of Israel Diaspora connects the Jewish history, the leadership, and the day-to-day challenges affecting the Jewish people. He urges that for the problems facing Israel, only great leaders would be able to go past those challenges. He talks about the contributions of the first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, Revisionist Zionism Ze’ev Jabotinsky and Golda Meir the first female Prime Minister whose efforts resulted in the formation of an independent Jewish state.

Several tough leaders have helped make Israel what is today although the country is facing many challenges. The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign seeks to destroy the Israeli nation. For these set of challenges an action should be initiated and requires tough leadership. The Jewish American community needs to uphold the national heroes of the country. It is for these that able leadership is required to inspire the next crop of Jewish leaders in America.

In his daily work, Adam Milstein believes that the potential for the next crop of leader is there. He identifies youths in various leadership positions such as those taking part in Israeli-Community Council, and those in the Tzofim and B’nei Akiva youth groups who end up serving in the IDF. Adam Milstein believes that for these leaders to fight anti-Semitism and make Israel great, they have to be supported, nurtured and be given the tools they need to succeed.

April 12, 2018 · Activist, community · (No comments)

NGP VAN created a new app that has and continues to revolutionize how canvassing is done during the campaign period. The new app reduces the campaign field organizer’s workload by automating the process of cutting turf thus saving time and resources. The Distributed Canvassing tool will alter the workflow of canvas launching. At the moment, if a person wants to join in as a volunteer on a campaign, they have to contact the field organizer schedule an appointment to come to the office. The field organizer has to cut and print turf, the volunteers have to look at the list of voters, go canvass and in reality, contact the electors, the volunteers then have to bill the list back at the office, and the organizer finally has to record the data into the system.

 

Distributed canvass make works easier by cutting then distributing the turf so that the campaign organizer only has to create a universe, spell out the script he or she wants and the number of doors to be allocated to every individual. According to your campaigner’s exact location, the system cuts turf and makes a list number, and all that’s left is the distribution of the list number by the organizer.

 

Distributed canvassing was born from the idea of an app named Knock 10 that tried to eliminate the barriers involved in contacting the electors. The only challenge with the knock 10 app was that the organizers could not create their universe or scripts. Distributed Canvassing technology by NGP VAN is found in the MiniVan app which is an improved version of the knock 10 app. The technology saves time for the users since the volunteers can download the list from where they are, and the app automatically gets the closest doors. The campaigners are only able to see the turf once they fill in the list number. MiniVan and Distributed Canvassing also very useful when the volunteers are from another region because after creating a universe and a list number, canvassing can pretty much take place in an organized manner. This technology is available for those willing to be part of the beta curriculum.

Learn more about NGP VAN:

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=115487156

The software is socially progressive, and the NGP VAN Company participated in an awareness campaign, International Day Without Women, to show the importance of gender, social and economic equality at the workplace. The company is also able to provide data on voters to those running for electoral positions.