Thursday, October 31, 2019

Fwd: 2020 Aspen Ideas Programming Announced

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Announcing program tracks for the 2020 Aspen Ideas Festival!
Influential business leaders, scientists, artists, policy makers, tech innovators and the like will plunge into topics that demand thoughtful consideration. We'll appraise the state of women across the globe, and probe the American Idea — is it approaching its shelf life? We'll feature explorers in search of the unknown, and talk about when life comes apart. We'll grapple with China's emerging role as a superpower, and celebrate rebels who are changing the world for the better. Check out the spectrum of topics that will drive conversations and spark wonder.
Join us for the 16th annual Aspen Ideas Festival where the world's greatest minds will provoke, inform, and challenge you.


Registration opens November 13!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Fwd: Interested in education public policy?

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Interested in education public policy? Want to be a leader and advocate for your profession? This graduate-level 12-month online certificate program is for you!

Ohio University's Patton College of Education and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs have partnered to offer the Education Public Policy and Leadership Certificate (EPPLC) program, an engaging yearlong online program that begins January 2020. The EPPLC was created to facilitate greater understanding of educational public policymaking and provide professionals experience in real-world theory and practice. The program will also foster leadership and advocacy in the education public policy arena. To accomplish this, your online coursework will culminate in a three-day networking and capstone experience in Washington, D.C.

Students in the program will represent various vocations, such as K-12 school districts, national and international government agencies, legislative offices, professional associations, civic and private organizations, non-governmental organizations, foundations, organizations that interface with educational entities, philanthropic organizations, and embassies. This will result in a thorough exploration of the topic from different vantage points and experience, leaving you with a strong command of education public policy development, analysis, implementation, evaluation, and advocacy.

The EPPLC program is a dynamic 12-month experience that will forever connect you with a network of peers and increase your employability in the education public policy arena.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Fwd: City Councilmen Rev. Ricky Burgess and R. Daniel Lavelle Introduce Legislation to Combat Racism in Pittsburgh

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City Councilmen Rev. Ricky Burgess and R. Daniel Lavelle Introduce Legislation to Combat Racism in Pittsburgh

Friday, October 18, 2019

Fwd: This Week in News for Senator Rand Paul - October 18, 2019

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Dear Friend,

You can find my latest update below!
Dr. Rand Paul Defends President Trump Removing American Troops from Syrian Civil War, Introduces Legislation to End Arms Sales to Turkey
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution to condemn President Trump for withdrawing American troops from northern Syria, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attempted to pass that resolution in the Senate on Thursday.  
So I took to the Senate floor to speak out and block this latest effort to keep America bogged down in endless conflict in the Middle East.   
"The Constitution is quite clear," I said in my speech objecting to Senator Schumer's move.  "No authorization has ever been given for the use of force in Syria.  No authorization of declaration of war.  No permission to be there at all.  
"So if they want to insert themselves into this civil war, by all means, let's have a debate," I continued.  "Let's have the constitutional debate.  But I, for one, am not willing to send one young man or one young woman -- one soldier -- over there without a clear mission.  There is no clear mission."
While their resolution also called on Turkey to end its operation in Syria, among other provisions, even that would have simply been a non-binding statement.
After objecting, I proceeded to instead offer my own, binding legislation to indefinitely end arms sales to Turkey. 
As I said in introducing my bill, it "would tell the Turks, 'Yes, we are serious.  We object to your incursion into Syria.  You need to respect the territorial integrity of Syria, and we are therefore no longer going to be selling you arms.'"  
This would have been a concrete action, without putting our troops in harm's way, that sent a serious rebuke to Turkey, but it was unfortunately opposed. 
You can watch my objection to Senator Schumer's attempt to pass the House bill attacking President Trump's decision HERE, and you can find my brief remarks in offering legislation to end arms sales to Turkey HERE.
You can also read my (very short) bill HERE.
As I have done on foreign policy, spending, and other critical issues since Day 1, I will continue working in the Senate for real solutions that address the challenges we face! 
(Dr. Paul Speaks on the Senate Floor - Oct. 17, 2019)
Dr. Rand Paul: "President Donald Trump moves to stop 'endless wars.'  I stand with him." 
"Iraq.  Afghanistan.  Now Syria.  We hear that our presence could be needed for decades.  To what end?  What do we hope happens during that time?  I, for one, don't see what our national interest is in policing the Middle East and nation-building.  Thankfully, neither does President Trump," I said Wednesday in an op-ed for USA Today.
In the piece, I again applauded the president's decision in Syria, and I noted that it is "refreshing and long-awaited" for a president to make such a decision from the perspective of stopping endless war.
You can read my entire op-ed HERE.
Dr. Rand Paul on the Passing of U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings
On Thursday, I released the following statement regarding the passing of U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings:
"Kelley and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Elijah Cummings, and we offer our most sincere condolences to his loved ones during this difficult time.  Elijah was a true civil rights advocate with a strong passion for criminal justice reform, which I saw firsthand during our work together on the REDEEM Act to reform expungement laws.  His fight for justice in our communities will forever be a part of his legacy, and today we join the country in honoring and remembering the life of such a dedicated public servant."
Dr. Rand Paul's Office Joining with the Taxpayer Advocate Service to Assist Kentuckians with Tax Questions and Issues with Federal Agencies
I wanted to remind Kentuckians we have a special event taking place two weeks from today that will help them address issues they may have with federal agencies and the IRS! 
On Friday, November 1, my staff will once again partner with the Taxpayer Advocate Service for an outreach event that provides Kentuckians with an opportunity to seek assistance from my office with such federal agencies as the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration, while Taxpayer Advocates will help with IRS issues such as not receiving a refund, errors on returns, making payment arrangements, federal tax liens, and more.
You can find the details below!
WHAT:    Office of U.S. Senator Rand Paul & Taxpayer Advocate Service Outreach Day
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. CT
WKU Knicely Conference Center                  Room 163 B & C
                2355 Nashville Rd
                Bowling Green, KY 42101
Dr. Rand Paul Meets with Kentuckians
On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to speak to and meet with the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), which is headquartered in Paducah, about the current debate over how best to reform our health care system, including my proposal to allow more Americans to join together in groups to obtain lower insurance prices. 
(Dr. Paul Speaks to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians - Oct. 16, 2019)
It was great to have another chance to talk about health care on Wednesday with representatives of Pikeville Medical Center, and I also enjoyed meeting with Jim Iacocca, a retired Brigadier General who serves as president and CEO of the Knox Regional Development Alliance, following up on my meeting with that group in Elizabethtown last month.     
(Dr. Paul with Pikeville Medical Center and Jim Iacocca - Oct. 16, 2019)
In my last newsletter, I reported on my Federal Spending Oversight Subcommittee recently holding a field hearing in Morehead on the economic impact of restrictive logging access and timber tariffs.  Today, my office released a quick highlight video that you can watch HERE!  If you haven't seen the full meeting yet, you can find that video HERE.
Media Wrap-Up
This week, I appeared on shows including NBC's Meet the Press, Fox Business' Mornings with Maria, MSNBC's MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle and Hardball, CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper, and Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Ingraham Angle, and The Story with Martha MacCallum.
Have an Issue or Concern?
If you are a Kentucky resident and need assistance with a federal agency, please feel free to contact my Bowling Green office at 270-782-8303.  One of my staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
Stay in Touch with Dr. Paul
You can stay up to date on my latest news and activities by visiting my Senate website,, or my official Facebook and Twitter pages.  You can watch my Senate floor speeches and press interviews at my YouTube channel HERE, and you can sign up to be notified about my telephone townhall events HERE.
Warm Regards,
Bowling Green1029 State Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: 270-782-8303
Washington, D.C.167 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-4343

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Fwd: Now Live: Our 2020-2021 National Call For Partnerships

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 Up2Us Sports 2020-2021 Call for Partnerships

Work with us to advance sports-based youth development! We offer Up2Us Sports member organizations the opportunity to host Up2Us Coaches or AmeriCorps VISTAs to work with youth and increase program capacity. In addition, we offer onsite training for organizations interested in training their staff and/or coaches in a variety of areas.

Up2Us Sports is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 Call for Partnerships (CFP). Applications are now live in all regions for the following partnership opportunities:

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