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Sam Stiele recently announced formulation of Raspberry Fund Scholarship

HOPKINS, Minn. -- According to Citizens 4 Stiele, Sam Stiele recently announced formulation of Raspberry Fund Scholarship. Mentoring is one of the most important actions we can take to support a strong city for years to come. Throughout my campaign, I have shared that a focus during my mayoral term will be mentoring others to lead in the future.

Why the Raspberry Fund

Mentoring is one of the most important actions we can take to support a strong city for years to come.

Throughout my campaign, I have shared that a focus during my mayoral term will be mentoring others to lead in the future.

Alex Fisher is transforming Community Education

I had the opportunity to listen to a presentation from Alex Fisher at Hopkins Rotary. Mr. Fisher is the Director of Community Education for Hopkins School District. Listening to him speak about the about his vision for more Civic Programs, specifically education geared toward the young adults in our community, has been inspiring to me. Forwarding thinking is part of how you create excitement to mentor future leaders. Mr. Fisher has mastered creating excitement.

Turning Words into Action

Today I am proud to announce that I will use any funds generated from the office of Hopkins Mayor, typically going to the mayor themself, plus some personal funds, to create a Raspberry Scholarship Fund. Funds will be donated for the lifetime of my service to the Hopkins Community.

I have already connected with Mr. Fisher and this Scholarship will be used to help low-income families pay for childcare costs and to participate in the Civics Enrichment camps and classes he plans to start.

As I have previously shared, my goal is to give as many people access to participate in local government as possible. More participation makes us stronger. I look forward to being able to mentor those in Mr. Fisher's program and see this partnership create new strong civic leaders for Hopkins.

Connecting with Community

I have already started connecting with local banks & community organizations to expand the fund beyond just myself. We are lucky here in the city of Hopkins, MN to have a strong sense of civic responsibility.

I am dedicated to not only showing up, but giving back.

I was taught that those who have the ability have the responsibility and I plan to live up to my responsibility in this community.

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Candidate Cleopatra Fitzgerald on the Trending Topic of National and International Security

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- According to New York City's Mayoral candidate, Cleopatra Fitzgerald, "National and international security are indispensable for the safety of citizens, tourists, immigrants and residents," and she's bringing some injustices to light. She knows that creating agencies, departments, sectors, industries and infrastructures are global governments' approach to developing coordination, but they don't always work.

"There are inadequacies with laws and they're failing so many. For example, inadequacies are seen in ever-present issues such as homelessness, poverty, civil unrest, wars and cyber and transnational crime. We need new laws and proper enforcement," she says.

Fitzgerald believes that a country's reputation is damaged when the incompetence, recklessness, malice, and inability to perform well only serves to hurt humankind.

"Each country/region defends not only its jurisdiction, but its culture, history, tradition, religion and governance," she says.

And while she knows there are shared country alliances of varied types including protection, there are also sad facts that exhibit corruption, putting countries at risk.

"This happens through coercion, bribery, illegal dealings and the refusal to enter into agreements unless participation in illicit money flow occurs," she says. "As backroom deals are made, some illegally benefit while others are harmed. Articles display how human rights' organizations, protestors, Interpol, international court, ethics commissions, investigative journalists have found truths and justice."

Cleopatra shared her views with "Total Prestige" Magazine. Explaining that when rulers, politicians, countries, regions, etc. use their power to place innocent individuals in concentration camps, provide false medical misdiagnoses and conduct surveillance to ostracize groups, individuals, races, religion, tradition and social norms, it denies citizens freedom of speech and human rights.

Global problems such as school failures, pandemics, suicide, discrimination and governmental deficits all demonstrates taxpayers are wasting their money in useless programs instead of in proper usage.

"There's a vicious cycle of class disparity. The affluent often want to displace the poor from their dwellings and the villainous criminals blame normal residents. It's the old versus the new generation with dissimilar upbringings and perspectives," she says. "Each social class has specific wrongs and people need to voice their concerns to be free from abuse."

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Nate Morris Endows Fellowship at George Washington University

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) is proud to announce The Nate Morris Fellowship at George Washington University, the third endowed Presidential Fellowship launched in collaboration with Morris, an alumnus of the Presidential Fellows program.

Each of the fellowships are being funded by the Morris Foundation. Other Nate Morris Fellowships have been established at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics. All three provide leadership development opportunities for students at each institution of higher education.

The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress created the Presidential Fellows Program in 1970 to inspire higher education students to become the public servants that would guide our nation's future. The Presidential Fellows program provides top collegiate students with a year-long opportunity to study the U.S. presidency, the public policymaking process, and our president's relationships with Congress, the media, and the American public. Former NATO Ambassador David Abshire created the modern iteration of the center.

"We are delighted to launch our third Presidential Fellowship in partnership with Nate and the Morris Foundation. Together, these contributions represent some of the most significant investments in the Presidential Fellows program in its more than 50-year history. We thank Nate for his continued support and commitment to developing the next generation of public service leaders," said CSPC President & CEO, former Representative Glenn Nye.

Morris is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.

Morris, of Lexington, Kentucky, is the founder and CEO of Rubicon, a widely acclaimed software and technology company setting a new industry standard and dubbed "America's technology company" operating in the waste and recycling industry. Morris is a graduate of George Washington, and he recently attended George Washington's bicentennial celebration, where he was recognized as one of the university's monumental alumni alongside current United States Senators Tammy Duckworth, Mark Warner, and Elizabeth Warren. Others so honored included former United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, former United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and former United States House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

"Professors like me take pride when students like Nate Morris grow up into great Americans," said former George Washington University President Stephen J. Trachtenberg. "They remind us what we were thinking when we became teachers and that reminds us what academic life is at its best."

Morris came to George Washington University as a Scottish Rite Scholar. He was also selected as a member of the Watergate 723 living and learning community to study the Watergate era and its impact on American politics. He was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Morris was also part of the historic Presidential Online Town Hall with Bill Clinton held on George Washington's campus while he was a student, the first-ever engagement between an American President and the public through the internet.

While a full-time student, Morris worked in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, the United States Department of Labor, and the White House. In addition, he worked on several Federal and State campaigns.

"I believe that developing leadership opportunities through this fellowship program is critical to America's continued leadership globally," said Morris. "I am grateful to the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress for their vision in establishing this initiative."

About Nate Morris

Nate Morris is the chairman and founder of Lexington, Kentucky-based Morris Industries, and its signature asset, Rubicon, a widely acclaimed software company focused on waste and recycling. Morris, a ninth-generation Kentuckian born in Lexington and raised by a single mother in a union household, attended public schools and was the first Kentuckian to be named to Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40 list, and to be recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is also the youngest inductee ever to the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Morris is a senior advisor to the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center for Security, a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a member of the Trilateral Commission, and a Fulbright Specialist Scholar.

About Rubicon

Rubicon is a Lexington, Kentucky based software platform that provides smart waste and recycling solutions for businesses and governments worldwide. Using technology to drive environmental innovation, the company helps turn businesses into more sustainable enterprises, and neighborhoods into greener and smarter places to live and work. Rubicon's mission is to end waste. It helps its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals. Learn more at https://www.rubicon.com/.

About the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress

The Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank focused on understanding past lessons of Presidential and Congressional leadership; tackling today's strategic policy challenges; and educating future generations of leaders. For more information on CSPC, visit https://www.thepresidency.org/ or follow CSPC on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Nate Morris Endows Fellowship at Princeton University

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress is pleased to announce the creation of the Nate Morris Fellowship at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, through a gift of the Morris Foundation. This gift is the second Presidential Fellowship endowed by Mr. Morris, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, joining the Nate Morris Fellowship at the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics, and creates a new opportunity for graduate students at Princeton.

While a fellow, Morris's fellowship advisor was the former United States Congressman and then faculty member the Honorable James A. Leach ('64) who was the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs and Co. Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs and served as a member of Princeton's Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2006.

This fellowship will expand the Fellows Program to include a participant from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, where Mr. Morris was selected to receive the fellowship at the Center for Study of Presidency and Congress during 2008-2009 academic term. The fellowship is specifically for graduate students at SPIA and the second fellowship for Princeton Students at CSPC which includes The Gerald L. Parsky Fellowship for undergraduate students, created for the former Princeton Trustee (1981 - 1991) and former member of the advisory council of the School of Public and International Affairs, Gerald L. Parsky ('64).

The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress created the Presidential Fellows Program in 1970 to inspire higher education students to become the public servants that would guide our nation's future. The Presidential Fellows program provides top collegiate students with a year-long opportunity to study the U.S. presidency, the public policymaking process, and our president's relationships with Congress, the media, and the American public. The modern iteration of the center was created by former NATO Ambassador David Abshire.

"I am honored to be able to provide the CSPC Presidential Fellowship for SPIA graduate students for years to come," said Nate Morris, Founder & CEO of Rubicon. "This experience had a transformational effect on my life and my role as a social entrepreneur."

Participating Fellows hail from leading American and international colleges and universities, including Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Columbia, and the University of Kentucky. Since its inception, the Fellows Program has developed leadership skills in more than 1,500 students who have gone on to work as elected officials, Congressional and White House staff, award-winning journalists, CEOs of major corporations, and military leaders. Notable alumni of the Presidential Fellows program include Good Morning America Anchor George Stephanopoulos, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, and Congressman Josh Harder from California's 10th District.

"We're excited to expand our Fellows Program to include a graduate student from Princeton University. We thank Nate for his leadership as well as the example he provides as an alumnus giving back to this program," said CSPC President & CEO, former Representative Glenn Nye.

Nate Morris of Lexington, Kentucky, is the Founder & CEO of Rubicon. Rubicon is a technology company born in the waste and recycling industry that powers a digital marketplace, provides a suite of SaaS products for waste, recycling, and smart city solutions, and collects and analyzes data for businesses and governments worldwide. Rubicon was named in 2021 one of the 100 most innovative companies by Fast Company. Morris is an alumnus of the CSPC Presidential Fellows Program, having been named a Fellow during his graduate studies at Princeton University in the 2008-09 academic year.

About Nate Morris

Nate Morris is the chairman and founder of Lexington, Kentucky-based Morris Industries, and its signature asset, Rubicon, a widely acclaimed software company focused on waste and recycling. Morris, a ninth-generation Kentuckian born in Lexington and raised by a single mother in a union household, attended public schools and was the first Kentuckian to be named to Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40 list and to be recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is also the youngest inductee ever to the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Morris is a senior advisor to the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center for Security, a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a member of the Trilateral Commission, and a Fulbright Specialist Scholar.

About Rubicon

Rubicon is a Lexington, Kentucky based software platform that provides smart waste and recycling solutions for businesses and governments worldwide. Using technology to drive environmental innovation, the company helps turn businesses into more sustainable enterprises, and neighborhoods into greener and smarter places to live and work. Rubicon's mission is to end waste. It helps its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals. Rubicon is one of the first and largest certified B-corporations in the world. Learn more at https://www.rubicon.com/.

About the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress

The Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank focused on understanding past lessons of Presidential and Congressional leadership; tackling today's strategic policy challenges; and educating future generations of leaders.

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Lt Col Steven Fowler, Decorated Combat Veteran, Announces Republican Candidacy in TX-28

UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas -- I am excited to announce my candidacy as a Republican in the 28th U.S. Congressional District of Texas. I'm running for Congress because I'm sick of illegal immigrants pouring into our country. I'm tired of the caravans swarming our border. I don't like illegal alien criminals putting my family or yours, at risk. President Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and the radical Democrats are doing nothing to stop it. In fact, they are encouraging it. If we don't stop the flow immediately, our country will never be the same. We cannot just sit back and let it happen. We must fight like hell to stop it.

For over 17 years, I have served this nation as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. I'm a small business owner, an Aggie, a Longhorn, and a third generation Texan. I'm a husband and Dad to three young daughters.

In the Air Force, I flew the most capable bomber aircraft in the world, the B-1B Lancer. I deployed twice to the Middle East where I flew 73 combat missions and 891 combat hours over Afghanistan. I fought like hell against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. The U.S. government entrusted me with a $283 million aircraft and authorized me to make life and death decisions against these terrorists.

I know how to fight, and I know how to lead. That is exactly what I'll do in this campaign and when I get to Congress. Jessica Cisneros, also known as the AOC of Texas, is running in the Democrat primary in TX-28. She lost the Democrat primary in 2020 by just a few percentage points and is back again in 2022 with more experience and a significant amount of money. She is very likely to win in the primary and get elected to Congress -- unless a Republican can beat her.

Ms. Cisneros is sponsored by the extreme left group, Justice Democrats. This is the same organization that sponsored AOC before her victory. Cisneros has been endorsed by AOC and wants to bring these same extreme left policies to Texas. Cisneros supports open borders and wants to take jobs away from the oil and gas industry, which provide high-paying jobs to families in TX-28 and are essential to the Texas economy. The last thing the United States or South Texas needs is AOC 2.0 in Congress. I'm not going to let it happen. I gave up my active-duty military retirement, with just over three years left, to wage this fight.

There are very few districts in Congress that are truly competitive. Out of 38 districts in Texas, only two are competitive. The 28th district is one of them. This seat is winnable for Republicans, and I intend to win it. Families in South Texas are sick of the Biden immigration policies that put extreme strain on their communities. They are ready to elect a Representative that stands for border security, fights for their jobs, their families, and their security. They are ready to get rid of weak career politicians. They don't want AOC 2.0 to represent them. They are ready to elect a fighter. Now is the time. We can't wait. If we don't act now, we risk losing our country as we know it, forever. Are you ready to fight like hell with me for President Trump's America First Agenda?

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1st Edge Wins Advanced Technology International (ATI) OTA Contract to Develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions for US Army

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- 1st Edge, a leader in designing pragmatic solutions using Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, announced the win of a $46M Other Transaction Authority (OTA) contract to develop Artificial Intelligence solutions for the US Army. The contract continues an effort named Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence and New Technology (PAINT).

The Pragmatic AI and New Technology (PAINT) approach applies the science of AI and other new technologies to near-term, engineering solutions for missile defense. By using the PAINT approach, users are able to capture subject matter expertise in automated software systems, allowing a broader set of requirements to be satisfied through computer analysis. These automated systems can process tremendous amounts of data in a fraction of the time compared to current manual approaches.

"Advancements of AI in the laboratory are not translating to operational solutions fast enough to meet evolving threats.," states Tim McCarter, President of 1st Edge. "Integrating AI into current and future DoD programs is a major initiative for 1st Edge. Our mission is to close the gap and get sophisticated, innovative technology in the fight to augment the warfighter and support analysts."

Through this contract, 1st Edge will develop prototype software to streamline missile defense programs using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques. The three-year contract will be managed through the Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC).

"1st Edge has demonstrated the success of the PAINT concept which began as a Phase I SBIR, gained traction through a Phase II effort and resonated with a breadth of customers," said Nathan Claburn, Vice President of 1st Edge. "Now with additional funding 1st Edge will advance pragmatic solutions for multiple missile defense programs."

About 1st Edge LLC

Located in Huntsville, Alabama, 1st Edge is a Small Business Provider to the Department of Defense and works closely with Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC). Founded in 2011, the company uses agile methodology to craft advanced technologies into software solutions. Core competencies include artificial intelligence, data solutions, software engineering, air and missile defense systems, data visualization and software analysis.

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Sam Stiele announces ‘We Lean Local’ Platform

HOPKINS, Minn. -- Sam Stiele announces "We Lean Local" Platform. A lot of people talk about politics and reflect on what is happening nationally. Local government impacts our lives perhaps more than any other vote we cast. When you think about who is at the helm in local government those are the people planning future city needs.

Sometimes those needs are emergency services, engaging in discussions about schools, parks and developments as the community changes.

Over the last 60 years our family has seen this community go from "Cars & Bars" to a town with strong art connections, focus on health, sought after restaurants and commitment to quality of life for residents. Now, as I look to the future, I am excited about where we're headed, but we have a lot of heavy lifting to do.

My number one priority is to maintain the strong quality of life residents here in Hopkins love and deserve. We need to support our city services through proper planning. There is a short period of time to execute before rapid population growth and the light rail expansion.

In everything I do, my family does, we don't just look to national politics because what impacts us most in our daily lives is local. When running for elected office at any level, sometimes people want to know what party every candidate belongs to, but Hopkins runs non-partisan city elections. It isn't about a party it is about people. The people who live here, shop here, work here, own businesses here, go to school here.

When we're talking about what Hopkins needs, instead of asking what political party we belong to, let's talk about our community. Because ultimately, We Lean Local.

About Sam Stiele

Sam has been married to his wife, Kimberly Stiele, for 20 years as of October 6th. They have two kids, Oliver 13, and Caroline 9. They are proud to raise their kids, and their dogs (Jelly and Peanut Butter), here in Hopkins. It was Sam's father's dream to live in Hopkins, and Sam is happy to have been able to realize that dream with his own family. Sam is running for Mayor of Hopkins; election day is November 2, 2021.

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AAPI Toastmaster to Host The 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Asian American Toastmaster Judy Thang has been selected to host the opening session of the 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods. This year, the theme of the event will be "Leading Change Together," Toastmasters District 52 announced today.

"The opening session will be comprised of a keynote speaker Executive Director General Manager Capri Maddox- of the LA Civil Human Rights and Equity Department, Mayor Garcetti, the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners Representative, and the General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, Raquel Beltran," says Colette Amin, Co-Chair of the Production Committee of the 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods.

"Being part of Toastmasters has provided the space and support that I needed to become confident and driven, and to work on my own goals in life," says Toastmaster Judy Thang. "I've been fortunate to work with Toastmasters from all walks of life - and thrust into situations that nudge me out of my comfort zone such as the opportunity to host the opening session of the 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods."

The virtual congress has an expected attendance of 500-700 Angelenos. The goal is to bring together neighborhood council board members, committee members, stakeholders, and local communities from our 99 neighborhood councils for a day of learning, civic engagement, and inspiration.

2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods

Date: September 25, 2021

Time: from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Location: Online via Zoom

For more information please visit: https://www.neighborhoodcongress.la

About District 52

District 52 comprises more than 90 corporate and community Toastmasters clubs in Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, San Fernando Valley, Valencia, Calabazas, and Malibu.

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About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit http://www.toastmasters.org/. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.

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Compassion Prison Project and CA Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris Raise ACE Awareness in CA Prison

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Compassion Prison Project (CPP) piloted its innovative new series "Trauma Talks," an educational video program with accompanying workbook this week. CPP's mission is to create trauma-informed prisons and communities by bringing trauma awareness education and proven healing modalities to the men and women living and working in prison. Statistically, those involved in the prison system have some of the highest number of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) in society.

As part of the "Trauma Talks" launch, on September 7th, 8th, and 9th 2021, CPP hosted an historic event at Valley State Prison (VSP) in California. Over a hundred men living at VSP shared their childhood trauma stories in Compassion Trauma Circles, joined by CPP Founder Fritzi Horstman, California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and 17 volunteers. CPP and Ms. Horstman are best known for the short film Step Inside the Circle, which has reached over 3.5 million viewers with its unprecedented look at childhood trauma behind bars. Dr. Burke Harris's office has established the bold goal of reducing ACEs and toxic stress by 50 percent within one generation.

The VSP event activities included supportive open discussions, exercises, and lectures. Catalina Villegas, Anchor of Your Weekend on Spectrum News 1, was on-site to capture the event as it unfolded. In addition, CPP provided mentorship training to several incarcerated residents and a specially designed Correctional Officer presentation was also featured for 30+ Correctional Officers.

Every single resident at Valley State Prison (2,900 in total) received the first volume of the "Trauma Talks" workbook and began the curriculum, thanks to the generous donation by one of CPP's supporters. CPP is on track to establish several other pilot launches of "Trauma Talks" in the United States and around the world by the end of 2021, with the goal of having the entire series available in all prisons by 2023.

The outcome of this event is that Valley State Prison will be the first fully trauma-informed, trauma-responsive prison in the country. With the "Trauma Talks" pilot, CPP has opened the doors for important transformation in the United States Criminal Justice community. The positive impact this educational and emotionally supportive program will have on incarcerated citizens and their families is immeasurable.

"When I found out I was traumatized by my parents and my upbringing, it changed how I felt about myself," Fritzi Horstman reflected on her way back from Valley State Prison. "I want to share what I've learned and make sure every person living in prison understands the principles of trauma, brain science and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) so people can forgive themselves, make amends and begin the healing process, not only for themselves, but for their families and their communities."

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ACNM Reaffirms Opposition to Legislative Threats to Abortion Care

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is committed to people having unfettered access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services, including abortion care, that are readily available, affordable, and guided by objective evidence-based information. Given this position, ACNM is dismayed by the failure of the United States Supreme Court to block the implementation of Texas Senate Bill 8, legislation that allows for the ban of abortions (which would include cases of rape or incest) as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

This decision sets in motion a dangerous precedent of upending the protections afforded under Roe v. Wade by allowing the most restrictive abortion law to go into effect in the second largest state in the country.

ACNM opposes legislative threats to abortion care. ACNM President, Cathy Collins-Fulea states, "ACNM continues to stand by our position that as midwives, we trust our patients as the experts of their own well-being and support each person's right to self-determination, access to comprehensive health information, and active participation in all aspects of an individualized plan of care."

The ACNM Code of Ethics mandates that midwives engage in the process of non-coercive, evidence-based informed consent and shared decision-making. Therefore, we object to any legislation and/or regulation that interferes with the patient-provider relationship.

"ACNM is committed to individual patient autonomy across the spectrum of reproductive health, including abortion. This commitment includes advocating to keep abortion access unconditionally safe and legal for all people midwives serve, but especially for vulnerable populations with limited resources and unequal access to quality healthcare," stated ACNM CEO Katrina Holland.

American College of Nurse-Midwives actively stands together with our other colleagues in sexual and reproductive health care and social justice advocates as we voice our strong objection to the erosion of bodily autonomy and access to essential health care services, including abortion care.

About ACNM

With over 6,500 members, ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers, and promotes continuing education programs, establishes education and clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.

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