Policy & Advocacy
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8/17/2018

Increasing development and pollution in areas where elephants live and travel are affecting their health and population, warns United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director Erik Solheim. "India has 101 elephant corridors, and we must do whatever it takes to protect and preserve these," he says.

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8/17/2018

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is "encouraged" by Israel's reopening of the Kerem Shalom crossing to Gaza.

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8/17/2018

Democratic senators requested documents on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from the National Archives, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) stated that his caucus is prepared to sue if they aren't released within 20 days. The Archives stated it is unable to heed the request because there are "several million pages" of Kavanaugh documents.

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Politico, Reuters
8/17/2018

FWD.us, an organization formed by tech industry elites such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates in 2013, is dedicated to immigration reform in the US. The organization is working to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and reunite separated children with their parents.

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8/17/2018

US foundations gave $9.3 billion to international relief efforts in 2015, and more than $35 billion during the five years prior, according to a Council on Foundations and Foundation Center report. More than 50% of the total given was for health-related purposes.

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Fast Company online
8/17/2018

The March for Our Lives' Road to Change bus tour has been taking place across the US this summer, raising awareness about voter registration and gun violence. Advocates have also been working to share how gun violence disproportionately affects black communities.

8/17/2018

Miles4Migrants has received donations for more than 28 million frequent flyer miles after a Twitter user posted about their gift on Aug. 6. Founder Andy Freedman says the nonprofit is developing a strategy for using the miles, and hopes to work with other organizations and airlines.

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8/17/2018

Almost a quarter of nonprofit emails end up in spam folders, costing the average nonprofit nearly $30,000 per year in lost donations, according to an EveryAction report. "Despite expanding email programs and list sizes, diminished engagement and soaring spam rates are significantly weighing down nonprofit fundraising potential," the report says.

8/17/2018

Chris Pratt, John Krasinski and other celebrities are participating in the push-up challenge on social media. Pro Football Hall of Fame member Michael Strahan is expected to donate one piece of sporting gear to Merging Vets and Players for every 25 push-ups.

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Inside Edition, People
8/16/2018

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