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Taco Bell’s New Vegan-Friendly Menu Features Millions of Meat-Free Options

Taco Bell’s New Vegan-Friendly Menu Features Millions of Meat-Free Options

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Taco Bell® is now the first QSR to offer menu items certified by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA), the industry’s recognized standard in vegetarian labeling. With more than 6,000 restaurants across the U.S. and a new vegetarian menu category launching today on its mobile ordering app and ta.co – the brand’s new web […]

Bernie Draws Big Bay State Crowds in Boston, Springfield

Bernie Draws Big Bay State Crowds in Boston, Springfield

BOSTON – Building a grassroots movement in this key Super Tuesday primary state, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday was greeted by more than 20,000 cheering and chanting supporters at a rally inside the sprawling Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and 4,000 more in an overflow area outside.

“Boston, thank you. What a huge crowd,” Sanders said when he took the stage. “We are running a peoples campaign and while the millionaires and billionaires have something we don’t have we have something they don’t have. Look around this room,” Sanders said.

“Since we began this campaign, hundreds of thousands of people at meetings like this have come together to help us make a political revolution,” he added in the speech to the crowd that included supporters from next door New Hampshire, which will hold the nation’s first primary next Feb. 9, and from Massachusetts, one of 13 states which will hold primaries on March 1.

In Springfield, Sanders said the campaign was about more than electing the next president. “It is a grassroots campaign designed not only to elect someone president of the United States but to build a political movement,” he said.

Given the crises facing our country today, Sanders said, it is too late for establishment economics or establishment politics. “Now is the time to transform our society so that it works for the middle class and lower-income people, not just the top 1 percent.”

Another sign of that grassroots movement behind Sanders is the $26 million his campaign reported raising during the just-ended third quarter. The frugal campaign was left with about $26.5 million in the bank.

Unlike most other major candidates for the White House who are bankrolled by super PACs, Sanders has rejected help from the fundraising committees created after the Supreme Court in the Citizens United ruling in 2010 voided campaign funding laws. “The reason that we don’t have a super PAC is pretty simple. I don’t represent the millionaires and billionaires and I don’t want their money,” Sanders said in Springfield.

They have raised more than $4.5 million in support of Hunger

They have raised more than $4.5 million in support of Hunger

PLEASANTON and LOS ANGELES, Calif. —June 12, 2014—The Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) have announced they have raised more than $4.5 million in support of Hunger Is, a joint charitable initiative designed to raise awareness and funds to fight childhood hunger in America. The campaign kicked off in April with a month-long in-store fundraiser in more than 1,300 Safeway stores across the U.S. Additional funds were generated through online donations at HungerIs.org. The year-round campaign encourages individuals and communities to get involved in solving this widespread problem that too often goes unnoticed and, according to the USDA, affects one in five children in America.

IUPUI professor among IU faculty named most influential by National Jurist magazine

IUPUI professor among IU faculty named most influential by National Jurist magazine

INDIANAPOLIS — An IUPUI professor is one of two Indiana University faculty members named to a list of the 25 most influential people in legal education by National Jurist magazine.

Randall T. Shepard, distinguished visiting professor in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and visiting professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, also part of the IUPUI campus, is No. 21 on the annual list.

Troy Bruce has recently joined Logicmark

Troy Bruce has recently joined Logicmark

Troy Bruce has recently joined Logicmark as the Director of Sales for the PERS Monitored channel.

In his new role he will be working with dealers, distributors and central stations to help them provide innovative two way voice solutions to the growing PERS market. Troy has spent his career building relationships in the security industry in his roles with Intellisense, ADI, Ademco and Honeywell and has been recognized as a top producer at each company.

After leaving Honeywell in 2011, Troy founded Novus Security in Louisville KY and gained a first hand appreciation of the business from the dealer perspective until selling his company earlier this year.

He is happy to be reunited with Ben Cornett and Kevin O’Connor and is excited about being part of growing business in a high growth industry.

Water Resources Bill Weakens Environmental Review and Public Comment

Water Resources Bill Weakens Environmental Review and Public Comment

Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. American Rivers President Bob Irvin stated:

“The Water Resources Reform and Development Act traditionally authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct flood management, ecosystem restoration and navigation projects on our nation’s rivers and coasts. Unfortunately, in an effort to “reform” and speed up the construction of water infrastructure projects, the House bill undermines the public’s ability to voice concern with these water projects.”

Aspen Institute Announced as Partner for Inaugural Bloomberg Business Summit

Aspen Institute Announced as Partner for Inaugural Bloomberg Business Summit

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bloomberg LP, the leading provider of data, news and analytics for the business and financial communities, today announced a partnership with the Aspen Institute, the nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., which will bolster the impressive speaker roster and deepen the global focus of the inaugural Bloomberg Business Summit. The Summit will be held November 20-21, 2013, at the Art Institute of Chicago, and will bring together more than 250 CEOs, senior executives, public sector officials and thought leaders looking to test their assumptions and gain new ideas on sustaining success in 2014’s challenging economic climate.

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