Weekly Policty Update January 24, 2012.
Actions for Partners Only
Post-State of the Union Policy Briefing Call
Post-State of the Union Policy Briefing, Jan. 26, 4pm EST
Please join us Thursday, January 26 at 4:00pm EST for a policy briefing following the President’s State of the Union address to Congress. A special guest from the White House will join us to share their perspective on how the Administration’s plans as laid out in the State of the Union will impact businesses and the country.
To register and receive call instructions, click here
Call With EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Tuesday January 31st
Join us on January 31st at 4:00PM EST for a conference call and discussion with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.
The call offers ASBC partners and supporters a chance to hear from Administrator Jackson about the important challenges and initiatives the EPA will be undertaking in 2012. This is a great opportunity to learn how you can help support EPA’s work in issuing smart, economically viable regulations and standards.
PLEASE REGISTER AND FEEL FREE TO CO-BRAND ALL YOUR MEMBERS TO THIS CALL USING THIS LINK:
ONCE REGISTERED, THE CONFERENCE CALL INSTRUCTIONS WILL COME IN A SEPARATE EMAIL CLOSER TO THE CALL DATE.
Upcoming Webinar: “Blue Planet Green Chemistry, Black Bottom Line” with Paul Anastas EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development
Join us February 8, at 2pm EST for a webinar and discussion with EPA’s chief science advisor. The webinar is an opportunity for ASBC partners and supporters to hear about the future of green chemistry and the vital role for business to innovate and deploy new technologies.eplace this with text of the campaign.
Known widely as the “Father of Green Chemistry” for his groundbreaking research on the design, manufacture, and use of minimally-toxic, environmentally-friendly chemicals, Dr. Anastas has an extensive record of leadership in government, academia, and the private sector.
ASBC is currently working on comprehensive reform of the Toxic Subtances Control Act of 1976 through the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families Campaign.
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Group Says Keystone Pipeline Benefits are Embellished
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Two Years After Citizens United
Candidates forge a path around outside spending. Full story here
Poll: Corporate Political Cash Hurts Small Businesses
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Small Business’ Hope for State of the Union
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Working Groups/Issue Updates
Next Steering Committee Meeting: February 2, 2012, 1:00 EST
The Oregon state legislature will be taking up benefit corporation legislation during its short February legislative session. Business voices will be vital to moving this legislation forward during what will be a crowded legislative session. For more information on ASBC’s Benefit Corporation campaign, click here or contact [email protected].
ASBC is also monitoring B-Corp legislation in WA, CO, IL, GA, DC, MI, PA and NC. Contact Bryan McGannon at [email protected] for more information.
Energy & Environment
The Energy and Environment WG call is scheduled for the first Thursday of the month, 11:45AM EST. Contact Richard Eidlin at re[email protected] to learn more about the 2012 policy agenda.
Next Call: February 2, 11:45AM EST – 605-477-2100, 264857#.
The Healthcare WG call is scheduled for the first Friday of the month at 12:00 PM EST. Contact Richard Eidlin at [email protected].
Next Call: February 3rd, 12:00 PM EST – 605-477-2100, 264857#.
The Sustainable Agriculture WG call is scheduled for the first Friday of the month, 2PM EST. Contact Richard Eidlin at [email protected] for details.
Next Call: February 3, 2:00PM EST – 605-477-2100, 264857#.
Sustainable Economic Development
The Sustainable Economic Development WG call is scheduled for the second Friday of the month, 1:30PM EST. Contact Richard Eidlin at [email protected].
Next Call: February 10, 2:00PM EST – 605-477-2100, 264857#.
The Tax Policy WG will hold a call later this month.
ASBC along with other business organizations released polling data that demonstrates that the Citizens United decision hurts small businesses. The polling press release is available here and the report is available here.
ASBC announced that we reached 1,000 business leader signatures on our petitions supporting a constitutional amendment to reverse the decision that is allowing corporations and others to spend unlimited money to influence elections.
For more information, contact Bryan McGannon [email protected].
ASBC Members on “U need 2 Know”
ASBC Members featured on “U Need 2 Know” radio program
Kim Jordan,CEO of New Belgium Brewery & Mitch Rofsky of Better World Club,discuss the anniversary of the Supreme Court case Citizens United. To listen to a podcast of the interview, click here.
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