FBI Agents Association Helps Build Momentum for Domestic Terrorism Law

Associations Now

Last week, in the wake of the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, FBIAA called on Congress to enact a law defining domestic terrorism as a federal crime. The El Paso shooting in particular is seen as a case of domestic terrorism after the suspect told police that his attack was motivated by racism. The organization, responding to recent mass shootings, called on Congress to pass a law making domestic terrorism a federal crime.

In Wake of Deadly Shootings, Nonprofits Aid Local Communities

Associations Now

In El Paso, Texas, where a 21-year-old man attacked a Walmart on Saturday in a suspected domestic terrorism incident that killed nearly two dozen people, one organization is assisting in a big way: Vitalant, a nonprofit network of community blood service providers , has accepted hundreds of donations from local residents. The organization is also working with Lyft, which will offer free trips to Vitalant facilities in the El Paso area to anyone donating blood.

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Groups Concerned Pending Texas Bill Could Weaken LGBTQ Protections

Associations Now

But six major Texas cities—Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Plano and San Antonio—have their own nondiscrimination protections in place. A coalition of business groups and convention and tourism leaders, which includes ASAE, is expressing concern that a pending bill in the Texas Legislature could weaken protections for the state’s LGBTQ workers.

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Hispanic Journalists Reject Conference Sponsorship From Fox News

Associations Now

Mexico border in El Paso, Texas , and Balta said Starnes’ wording mirrored a manifesto released by the gunman. Protesting Fox News anchors’ on-air rhetoric against immigrants, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists will return its share of a $50,000 package of conference sponsorships purchased by the network.

Hispanic Journalists Offer Guide to Inclusive Reporting of Mass Shootings

Associations Now

In a guide released after last weekend’s mass shooting in El Paso, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists says news reporting on such events should focus on the community and the response—not the gunman. A spate of recent mass shootings— in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio , over the weekend and at a festival in Gilroy, California , the previous week—have renewed debate over how they’re covered in the media.

ASAE Joins Tourism, Business Groups to Oppose Texas “Religious Refusal” Bill

Associations Now

The bill was supported by a lot of businesses until a recent rewrite of the bill stripped language that explicitly said the proposed state law would not supersede local nondiscrimination ordinances in place in cities like Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Plano, and San Antonio.

Old School

Moving through the Association World

Derek Hunsinger, El Paso (A bias pick as I lived with him for three years and he may be out of the area, but Derek was a stud in high school. Growing up I spent every second of my free time either playing in a game or at some type of practice. I participated in every sport I could when I was younger and enjoyed every second of it. When I entered high school I participated in wrestling, football, and track.

ER Doctors Group Offers Member-Focused Resources, Support Following Shootings

Associations Now

As it’s done following prior mass shootings, the American College of Emergency Physicians is once again offering its members access to training and emotional-support tools after last weekend’s tragic events in El Paso and Dayton.

What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

Beth Kanter

In August 2013, they sent an opt-in text message to area codes in El Paso and Chicago. I was lucky enough this morning to hear Nancy Lublin’s opening keynote at the Data On Purpose conference hosted by the Stanford Social Innovation Review.