Michigan’s no-fault insurance reform cut money for rehab services; advocates say they’ll still fight

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LANSING, Mich. — For months, advocates and survivors of catastrophic auto accidents fought against a no-fault auto insurance reform that cut money for certain specialized rehabilitation services. The new law took effect July 1 but advocates say the fight is long from over. No-fault insurance reform was meant to lower car insurance costs across the … Read more

During Pride Month, advocates focus on need for inclusive sex education in schools | Connect FM | Local News Radio

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Oko_SwanOmurphy/iStock (NEW YORK) — When Gabby Rodriguez was in high school in Texas, she said the only sexual education she received was about abstinence and referred to sex between a male and a female only. Four years later, as a senior in college, Rodriguez identifies as bisexual and says she often thinks about how her … Read more

Education advocates push for more funding for schools in state budget :: WRAL.com

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By Julian Grace, WRAL anchor/reporter Raleigh, N.C. — Advocates for public schools spoke Saturday pushing for more funding for schools in the state budget. North Carolina Association of Educators held an event calling on lawmakers to do more. Advocates said they want students prioritized, instead of a focus on eliminating corporate taxes by state lawmakers. … Read more

How Brands Can Be Effective Advocates | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Earlier this month, a group of nearly 40 fashion brands, advocates and fashion insiders sent a letter to the US Federal Trade Commission asking it to review the guidelines governing what can be marketed as sustainable. It’s an unusual move in an industry that has thrived on self-regulation, but fashion is getting more political. The … Read more

LGBTQ Advocates say education still needed after viral video

Alexis Sanchez, Director for Advocacy & Training at the Sacramento LGBT Center, says she’d want to protect kids from the type of verbal harassment seen in the video. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A group of women was escorted out of the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel pool area in Sacramento over the weekend after allegedly complaining about a … Read more